Roadmap Update

Just some side notes from todays work (which has been alot, as level 4 is now complete). The new dino Acrocanthosaurus (previously shown), didnt pass the Warthos test, and wont be used in JE. But not to fret, i have 2 back ups/additions to choose from (yes i have alot of dinos).

Acrocanthosaurus is the same as Gigantosaurus, which i have, as well as Allosaurus. Both of these dinos are big (but not as big as the king…Spinosaurus), they are between 30-40 feet long. So as planned, the later levels will have pretty big bosses, which will be alot of fun 🙂

Level 4 WIP

Ok, as usual this next video is already old, lol, as all the dinos are now animated, and area2 is finished, and working on the 3rd and final “boss” area (Baryonyx x2). Ive also added in the underwater effects (wet lenz, etc.). In the video you can see them up close. Level 4 will be done in the next day or so:

Level 4 Area 1

Sup guys, level 4 area 1 came out nice. There will be a cut scene or dialogue event here. Heres a short video of the area, and currently working on area 2:

A Human!

Wanted to show a WIP SS of the 1st area of level 4. This is where you meet Shawn Roberts, a survivor on the island for 10 years, he and his boat went missing in the devils triangle, and ended up here, like you.

This area will be done this weekend, and will move onto the next area. From this point on the story line will play a big part in the game:

Scale Comparison

Wanted to show the scale difference between Trex and Acrocanthosaurus, as a comparison. The only dino bigger than Acro is the Spinosaurus (final boss). You can see the difference in look also, so ill be working on Acros textures/mats to get him in shape. Ill have video of the 1st area of level 4 this weekend:

New Member Of JE

Sorry for the late update, but i took a long weekend off from all work, but i have alot of great news. Level 4 is coming along great, ive also been working on a few of the dinos. Theres also a new addition to JE…the Acrocanthosaurus. So im looking up the data on him (speed, scale, diet, behavior, etc.) and will work on him tonight.

Also level 4 is a dfifferent level, as this is where (story line/roadmap) you will encounter the 1st living human you have seen since the start. Im currently working on that senario and set up. Well after my small vacation im excited to get back to work on JE. Heres a test SS of Acrocanthosaurus, he looks great stock:

Character Development

Tonight after class, mike and i were talking about classic games, one in particular. Duke Nukem, the 1 “liners” were great, lol (“i came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, but im all out of bubble gum”).

And it got us thinking about JE. He said i should take the main character, and make more of a 1 or 2 “liner” type dialogue. And i like that idea, simpler, whitty, and more direct. So once voice/cut scenes are being developed, it will be set up this way. Ill come up with some good 1 or 2 “liners”, and add them in, lol. It will spice it up and make it more fun 🙂

Intro Story Line

Here is the intro to the game story line, welcome on the roller coaster i call my head, lol. Seriously, the whole story is written out, with encounters, strange events, anomalies, time warps, etc., but this will get you started:

Your name is SGT John Paul Dupree, a Army officer on a flight back to the states from Japan, you served your duty, its time to go home. On the flight is your best friend and commanding officer MAJ Stephen Keys, pilot Scott Tailor, and journalist/photographer Willy Santana.

A sudden storm appears, and a big bang is heard… (pilot scott tailor): “you better jump, engine 2 is out and we’re going down!”. You, steve and willy decide to grab parachutes and bail, as you open the cargo door, a freakish bolt of ligtning hits you…thats the last you remember…

You awake to find your in a strange place, with what looks to be a tropical type environment, but not one you have ever seen before, something is different. (you): “where the hell am i?”, wonder if any of the others landed here?”, only 1 way to find out”.

As you walk towards god knows what, you are startled by the sound of something, you have never heard before (a dilophosaurus call). You stop, and look, and what you see, you cant believe…(you): “dinosaurs?” “what the hell kind of place is this?”. You have a knife, and pistol with 1 clip. (you): “Well this isnt good”.

With quick thinking and well aimed shots, you kill the 2 dilophosaurs… (you): “Ya know, i just wanted to go home, damnit”… As you progress you come to a skeleton, wearing a distinctive pistol holster. (you): “Steve!…it, it, cant be?, we just landed an hour or two ago, how can you be decomposed already?”, (you yell out loud): “What the hell is going on?, where am i?”… Welcome to Jurassic Extinction…

Trex Area Final

Finished up the Trex area, and finished his attacks, etc. Very little left to do to level 3, so tonight i start on level 4 terrain. Love how this area came out, my new desktop background:

Trex Area Update

I worked on Trex tonight. His behavior, and animations are done, still need to do movement, but looking good as a base. Bubbling lava and steam has been added.

Dont disturb him when hes eating, and this is why you dont bring a knife to a gun fight, lol (dmg, weapon not set, and pick up crate not stocked, will be shotgun):