I decided that I wanted to get a bit more into Android development, and I decided to go with a game this time. I have made a game for Android before, well, a kind of puzzle more than a game. It’s called Petals Around the Rose, and it basically just sits and waits for user input before anything happens. So it’s not a real-time game. This next game is going to be very different.
My aim is to make a game called Bring It! that is along the lines of the tower defence games you see quite a lot of, but with elements of games like More Rooms by Sean Cooper and Burn Zombie Burn by Doublesix Games to it.
The player will control a single character in a tower and will begin the game with a basic weapon. Waves of creatures will begin to invade and try to reach the character, and the player must kill all of these creatures. As the waves progress the creatures will get stronger, and/or come in different numbers. The player will have the ability to earn better weapons, or upgrades for current weapons. There may also be the possibility of moving to other towers depending on the level. The towers will not all be the same and will differ in strengths and weaknesses.
I have never written a real-time game before. I have never written anything using OpenGL, or any other similar library. I have only ever written two things in Java. These are the hurdles I have to overcome to get a working game.
I plan to document my progress here. 🙂