Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Show off your finished maps, models and other creations. Screen shots are a must!

Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Drexen on Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:42 pm

Something a little different, started messing around with the portal 2 authoring tools and started creating a new puzzle type game. (still an early version), lots more things to implement and a lot more ideas. This version was purely just for testing:

User avatar
Drexen
Member
Member
 
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:51 pm

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby goldendeed on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:21 pm

Wow that's really neat and awesome! Quite the concept. I'm anticipating how you plan on incorporating other portal puzzles into it. like pushing cubes and portals. Looks nice so far. Keep it up!
Image
User avatar
goldendeed
Been Here A While
Been Here A While
 
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:25 pm
Location: WA, USA

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Kosire on Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:58 pm

Very interresting, how did you achieve this? Only with hammer, somehow replacing the player with a ball?

And instead of rolling over the button in the start, you should push another ball on it to open. Just an idea.

Also how about sequences where the camera spins 90 degress instead of seeing it from one angle only?
User avatar
Kosire
1337 p0st3r
1337 p0st3r
 
Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:25 pm
Location: Denmark

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Jangalomph on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:06 am

Very very nice! Great stuff!
http://www.nomoreroominhell.com
I don’t know whether I was right or wrong, I guess I’ll never know… But I made it. And I guess I should be thankful for that. - Strelok
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
User avatar
Jangalomph
Forum Goer Elite™
Forum Goer Elite™
 
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:19 pm
Location: Sumter, SC

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Armageddon on Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:15 am

I must know how to do, and I agree you should have had to push something onto the buttons, it's very un-Portal-ish for a button to toggle.
User avatar
Armageddon
Forum Goer Elite™
Forum Goer Elite™
 
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:53 am

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Gary on Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:22 am

This is pretty cool.

I assume you hook the player into a game_ui and use the outputs to control various phys_* entities that control the ball?
Have a question related to modding or something I posted? Something that needs staff attention? I haven't been active lately, but feel free to PM me or message me on Steam(link below)

User avatar
Gary
Interlopers Staff
Interlopers Staff
 
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:40 am
Location: USA, FL

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Drexen on Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:48 am

For those who asked, yeah, game_ui, thrusters and a phys prop. getting the camera to work correctly was kinda annoying though.

Still testing and currently playing around with bounce gels, cubes, moving objects and timers. - still a lot more to come
User avatar
Drexen
Member
Member
 
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:51 pm

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Drexen on Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:05 pm

looks like i'll be updating the thread on this site about development of this, if you still want to follow > http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/m ... t4660.html
User avatar
Drexen
Member
Member
 
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:51 pm

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby iamhoops on Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:26 pm

Holy crap! It's Marble Blast!

Seriously, if you don't know what I'm talking about, I highly recommend Googling it. Marble Blast Gold was a really cool PC game, with a fun cartoony art style. Not sure if it's actually around any more, or if there have been sequels made, but it would be a really good "research game" if you're looking for inspiration, or just want to know what's out there as far as "ball-rolling" games go.

This actually looks like a really cool idea, and with the Portal 2 authoring tools, I can imagine you could come up with some very complex courses, with puzzles going way above and beyond Marble Blast. Heck, with enough work, I could even see this becoming a full-fledged mod (though that may not have been your plan for it).

Good luck on the project, it looks really fun.
iamhoops
Member
Member
 
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:06 pm

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Drexen on Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:09 pm

An update showing some coop 1v1 gameplay:

User avatar
Drexen
Member
Member
 
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:51 pm

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Black_Stormy on Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:27 pm

I can't say I understand exactly what it is you're doing here, but it looks very cool.
User avatar
Black_Stormy
May Contain Skills
May Contain Skills
 
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:03 am
Location: Cairns, QLD, AUS

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby LordDz on Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:07 pm

Add sound effects when the special effects occur and when they fall off etc.
User avatar
LordDz
May Contain Skills
May Contain Skills
 
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:28 pm
Location: Hammer Crash Logs

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Drexen on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:30 am

User avatar
Drexen
Member
Member
 
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:51 pm

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Drexen on Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:15 pm

For those who are interested, spherical testing is now being developed into a portal 2 mod, and is nearing half way through development! As always, all development info is being posted here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/spherical-testing

Image

Image
User avatar
Drexen
Member
Member
 
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:51 pm

Re: Aperture Science - Spherical Testing (Alpha)

Postby Knights on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:52 am

HAHA Marble Madness in portals 2! They even had this other game called HamsterBall.... :smt044 Hope the controls are good. Do you plan on having online coop?
Image
Random gallery... Knights_Stuff.
Home page --> http://www.knights.interlopers.net/
User avatar
Knights
May Contain Skills
May Contain Skills
 
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:35 pm
Location: In a van down by the river
Next

Return to Showcase

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

cron