Saturday, November 27, 2010
Before Minigore there was RamMan
Before John Gore we had a physics based game concept called RamMan. It was a game about blocky treasure hunter running around a level evading a monster. The player had no guns, he only had a grappling hook & slippery shoes. The grappling hook and his slippery shoes allowed him to swing around obstacles and make RamMan hit the obstacles instead. The gameplay was based around accurate timing and use of momentum:
The ancient beast who is chasing him is the RamMan. If you combine ramming and man that's pretty much what you get, literally :D
3d models of the characters that were modeled in Zbrush:
RamMan & the treasure hunter posing in their final form:
The temple is many floors deep. As you complete each floor the earlier floor will break into pieces and you fall on the deeper floor. Only on the deepest floor you can finally reach the green jewels of the statue and defeat RamMan by putting the jewels into his eye sockets.
Very blocky test scene:
Mockup of how it would have looked like:
I might have some video buried deep in the archives, I'll update this post if I can find it.
-UPDATE - Here's the footage I talked about:
DISCLAIMER: This is old and buried game which never made it into full production.
Elder Gore AI partner.
3 New Encyclopedia pages.
Penguin Mob squad.
AVAILABLE! (v4.0) Local co-op multiplayer over wi-fi. Elder Gores. New voice files.
Episode 3 (update 9): Thanksgiving Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.293) White Gangster Gore. Encyclopedia with 3 pages. Bug fixes.
Episode 3 (update 8): Halloween Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.292) Undead Jenny Gore. Game Center support. New scoring system with multipliers. iPod Touch 4G support. Graphical improvements. Remade snow level. Health indicator hearts.
Episode 3 (update 7): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.291) Bug fixes. Retina display support and faster framerate for iPhone 4.
Episode 3 (update 6): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.29) Fur Bombs. Auto-aim. Rebalanced Predator Furry. Inferno mode.
Episode 3 (update 5): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.28) HD-certified, completely redone graphics. Weapon recoil effects for all characters. Performance options. Kill restoration against OpenFeint achievements.
Episode 3 (update 4): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.271) Fixed critical bugs.
Episode 3 (update 3): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.27) Predator Furry. Zombie Gore. Easter Bunny. Bullet shells. Improved controls. Larger play area. Prettier shadows. Level selection. Bug fixes.
Episode 3 (update 2): New Year's Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.26) New guest star character: Hook Champ. Special traits for Gangster Gore (machine gun dual-wielding), Sensei Evan (grenade launcher dual-wielding) and Sway's Ninja Man (long sprint when damaged). Improved character and environment animation. Major bug fixes.
Episode 3 (update 1): New Year's Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.25) Gangster Gore. New guest stars: Lizzy, Ninja Man and Zombieville Guy. Dual wielding. Kid Gore redux. OpenFeint 2.4.
Episode 3: Christmas Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.20) Wormwolf, the boss unit. Day/night cycle. Grenade launcher. Upgradeable weapons. A full roster of additional characters including Santa.
Episode 2 (update 1): Thousands of them... one of you
AVAILABLE! (v1.11) Improved Furry Sense, extended battle music, flip screen/update freeze bug fixed, OpenFeint 2.2 and minor fixes.
Episode 2: Thousands of them... one of you
AVAILABLE! (v1.1) Furry Sense, a third health with a headband, automatic save and restore of game state, two achievements (expert and insane mode), giant firefurry, normal firefurry, new death animations, new sound effects and voice acting, minor gameplay fixes, major bug fixes, OpenFeint 2.1 and a drastically improved shotgun.
Episode 1: Tiny creatures, giant adventure
AVAILABLE! (v1.0) Four furries, two weapons, beast mode, voice-acting and lots more.