The physics of the revolution

Have you ever questioned about the physics behind your favourite videogames? Let’s take a look at what happens behind the map in Not Another Platform Game.

Everithing moves!

Building a realistic world is the main key to make a good game. But how? There are many ways to do that and one of these is animating everything and making it not repetitive: we are trying to add some little stories in the map that surrounds the player. For instance, in the Third Level, the player is put right between the Steel Mallet army and the Fallen partisans. We wanted the player to feel the battle and the same violence he would feel in a war game, so we started adding triggered events through the map.

Booom!

When you see a wall being shot down or a tower falling, you’re not enjoying a well scripted animation. All of these things is physically simulated! Each one of the cubes you see is a physical rigid body simulated by the game engine.

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Clothes, flags and stendards are as well, making the envirorment convincing, even if the characters style suggest a toony style.

Thanks to Nvidia Physix, physics implementation in the game engine is very simple and does not require hundreds of lines of code. Most of the implementations don’t require coding at all: clothes simulation is made inside the Unity Editor so we can edit all the proprieties from the Inspector, without accessing the code. However, more complex things such as explosions and building fallings required more work and code. In this cases the RigidBody class from the Unity API has come to our aid:

RigidBody.AddExplosionForce(power, position, upwordsModifier, mode);

We’re hard working to make all things realistic and a big span of time has been spent on polishing all of these particulars. While you wait for the game to be released, take a closer look to its first trailer!

A closer look to NAPG's trailer

Get ready to join the Rebellion
The trailer of Not Another Platform Game was released on 22 November, 2017 and it gives us a taste of what’s coming next.Get ready to join the Rebellion

 

Not Another Platform Game is one of the projects GoManga Interactive team is currently working on.
It is a post-apocalyptic puzzle game that tells the story of Silver, a little robot, which you have to guide through the ruins of Brodstock after a war between Men and Machines has devastated it.
Will you choose to support the Fallens’ rebellion or will you give up to the Steel Mallet?

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In the trailer, many elements we’ll find in the game will be shown.
Firstly, you’ll take a first tour in the city of Brodstock at the time the Machines took control of it; then you’ll also see the Factory, the Steel Mallet‘s headquarters, attacked by the Fallens.
In addition, the main characters of the game will be introduced: a brand new Lether, the mysterious ballad singer and Silver – the protagonist – together with his mate Buz.
Last but not least, in good NAPG style, the trailer has got a very peculiar soundtrack that will take your breath away…and this only a little taste of the whole game!

Check the trailer out here: