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Sandern
May 18th, 2012, 09:43
I've been working on this a bit as a side project to see if I could recreate Dungeon Keeper in Source Engine and thought it would nice to post it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuxENY-KTYs

I think I got the most important basics working so far. I'm not really sure what direction to go with it yet. I could either try to recreate dungeon keeper as close as possible (but would need assets for it) or maybe go for an "Alien Swarm" style dk derived game (which should provide a nice number of creatures/aliens to populate the dungeon).

Hapuga
May 18th, 2012, 19:27
I've been working on this a bit as a side project to see if I could recreate Dungeon Keeper in Source Engine and thought it would nice to post it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuxENY-KTYs

I think I got the most important basics working so far. I'm not really sure what direction to go with it yet. I could either try to recreate dungeon keeper as close as possible (but would need assets for it) or maybe go for an "Alien Swarm" style dk derived game (which should provide a nice number of creatures/aliens to populate the dungeon).

Very good start!!

My suggestion would be: do not overscope. Make a very simple core concept and work from there. Make the core mechanics work (gold gathering, room placement) and as soon as that works, you are free to go to wherever you want. I would like to try out a source clone of DK, but if you take a different twist, thats good too :)

MaxHayman
May 19th, 2012, 07:55
I LOVE IT! ALIEN/L4D style dk....

Sandern
June 10th, 2012, 20:38
I decided to go with the Alien Swarm style. I added the four basic rooms (treasure, lair, hatchery and training), a portal and few creatures from alien swarm. "Kicking" marines will invade the dungeon every x interval (becoming stronger each wave).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaeMeiuEq2M

Download: http://sandern.com/downloads/swarmkeeper_025.zip
Moddb: http://www.moddb.com/mods/swarm-keeper

Older videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpeuC537dVg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbCv6plEQnI

Trass3r
June 11th, 2012, 13:02
Really nice work. Subjectively you've achieved more in a month than any other project in total.
Will it be open-source?

MaxHayman
June 20th, 2012, 17:58
the python code is!