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Pico Tanks - Multiplayer Mayhem

11-22-2017, 01:44 AM
#1
Pico Tanks - Multiplayer Mayhem



Pico Tanks is a casual but competitive, team based multiplayer mobile shooter, focused on action-packed combat and rewarding team play. Pico Tanks will be free to download on the App Store and Google Play.

Before entering a battle the player must build their tank with items unlocked and upgraded in the Research Tree. Each item in the Research Tree has a cost associated with it. Currency to unlock and upgrade items is earned by competing in battles, leveling up and completing challenges. Players can also customize the appearance of their tank by adding tank toppers and antennas.

After being matched with other players and entering a battle the player chooses a tank that best complements their team's composition. Players are rewarded for performing tasks crucial to their team's success in one of several game modes. Some of these tasks include; completing objectives, supporting team members, and destroy enemy tanks.



A player’s tank consists of a base, weapon and abilities.

The base is what moves a player's tank around the battlefield, is also determines the tanks health points, speed, stability and the number of ability slots.Some examples of tank bases include:

- Typical tank base
- Hovercraft
- Spider

The tank weapon is mounted on the top of the player's tank base and is the primary means of destroying the enemy. The player's weapon choice determines their effective combat range and how best to approach enemies. Weapons vary greatly in damage/healing dealt, projectile speed, projectile trajectory, effective range, fire rate, reload speed and kickback. Our goal is to have a weapon selection comparable to the Worms series of games by Team17. Some weapon examples include:

- Standard cannon
- Bounce cannon
- Homing missile



Abilities are the extra tools the player can use to obliterate the enemy or support their team. Some examples of abilities include:

- Personal bubble shield
- Targeted airstrike
- Deployable turret

We hope to start a closed beta in a few months and an open beta mid 2018.

Post release we're are planning to add a survival mode where a solo player or team fights increasingly difficult waves of AI enemies, more content and possible release on console.

Check back for updates

Last edited by PandaArcade; 01-15-2018 at 12:27 AM.
11-22-2017, 04:49 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,020
Looks pretty good

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11-23-2017, 09:44 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2016
Location: London
Posts: 16
this looks fun!
12-01-2017, 02:13 AM
#4
Swarming Missile Test

Thanks dreadnok & thomas.foster

Fun with new projectile types. Here is a swarming missile test =D



Since Pico Tanks is multiplayer to sync the projectile across clients we send the projectiles initial position, velocity and launch time. When the message is received by another player we can fast forward the projectile to it's correct location. The noise function uses the projectiles network ID added to the projectiles lifetime to generate a random position, this way each projectiles movement is different but also deterministic.

Last edited by PandaArcade; 01-16-2018 at 09:55 PM.
12-07-2017, 09:33 PM
#5
Pico Tanks - Quad Copter Tank Base Test

We're in the process of implementing and testing the 60 weapons and tank bases our artist has mocked up. For the quad copter tank base we've added the ability to tilt the tank in the direction its moving.

01-08-2018, 09:19 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,020
Oh that is too sweet! Looks amazing already

Game center:dreadnokv1/ Twitter:@dreadnokv1
Death Road To Canada is a nonstop thrill ride that will crack u up, haven't changed my signature since 2011 but this is worth it http://Death Road to Canada by Rocke...re/us/dfWqdb.i
01-11-2018, 10:05 PM
#8
Pico Tanks - Zapper!

Had way to much fun implementing the Zapper gun! YouTube



In case anyone is curious the effect is made up of a line renderer with a particle system and glow quad at each end. If you have any questions I'd be more than happy to answer them

01-11-2018, 10:47 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,020
Just followed you guys on Twitter so I don’t miss a thing. Would love the test this bad boy

Game center:dreadnokv1/ Twitter:@dreadnokv1
Death Road To Canada is a nonstop thrill ride that will crack u up, haven't changed my signature since 2011 but this is worth it http://Death Road to Canada by Rocke...re/us/dfWqdb.i
01-13-2018, 05:09 PM
#10
Thanks dreadnok We'll definitely do a shout out on social media when it's time for a closed beta.