Dinozards

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Role: Game Designer & Gameplay Programmer

Development Time: 7 Weeks (2019)

Tools: Unity, Unreal Engine 4

Team: 12
 

Contributions:

  • Game Design

  • Prototyping

  • Game Play Programming

About

 

Dinozards is an arena based top-down multiplayer brawler where you play as a Magical Dino-baby having to fight for its survival against other Dino Babies for the affection of your Wizard Father

You can play 2-4 player Free for All or 2v2 Team Mode. 

Dinozards - In Game
Dinozards - In Game

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Dinozards - Player Join Screen
Dinozards - Player Join Screen

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Dinozards - Score Screen
Dinozards - Score Screen

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Dinozards - In Game
Dinozards - In Game

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Winner Placks
Winner Placks

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Swedish Game Awards
Swedish Game Awards

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Winner Placks

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Mechanics

Fire Ball

Cast Homing Seeking Fire Balls for Damage and Knock Back

Dinozards - FireMechanic
Dinozards - FireMechanic

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Dinozards - FireMechanic
Dinozards - FireMechanic

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Reflect

Reflects Incoming Fire Balls back at Players but with greater Speed and Knockback

Dinozards - Reflect
Dinozards - Reflect

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Dinozards - Reflect

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Dash

Dash into Players to inflict lighting Damage or Evade incoming Fireballs

Dinozards - DashMechanic
Dinozards - DashMechanic

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Dinozards - DashMechanic
Dinozards - DashMechanic

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Game Design

Ideation

The Main Inspirational Source came from a Warcraft 3 Mod that featured Spell Casting & Knocking Players into a Shrinking Threat
The Unreal Engine 4 Prototype
Dinozards - UE4Prototype - Fireball
Dinozards - UE4Prototype - Fireball

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Dinozards - UE4Prototype - Dash
Dinozards - UE4Prototype - Dash

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Dinozards - UE4Prototype - Reflect
Dinozards - UE4Prototype - Reflect

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Dinozards - UE4Prototype - Fireball
Dinozards - UE4Prototype - Fireball

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Game Play Programming

Overview

2v2 Match
Animator used as State Machine
Dinozards - Animator
Dinozards - Animator

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Dinozards - PlayerStates
Dinozards - PlayerStates

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Dinozards - Animator
Dinozards - Animator

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Fire Ball

Fire Ball Ability & Fire Ball Projectile Prefab
Dinozards - Fireball
Dinozards - Fireball

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Dinozards - FireBallAbilityInspector
Dinozards - FireBallAbilityInspector

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Dinozards - ProjectileMergeInspector
Dinozards - ProjectileMergeInspector

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Dinozards - Fireball
Dinozards - Fireball

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Fire Ball Ability C# Script
Fire Ball C# Script

Reflect

Reflect Ability & Inspector
Dinozards - Reflect
Dinozards - Reflect

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Dinozards - ReflectAbilityInspector
Dinozards - ReflectAbilityInspector

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Dinozards - Reflect
Dinozards - Reflect

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Reflect Ability C# Script

Dash

Dash Ability & Inspector
Dinozards - DashAbility
Dinozards - DashAbility

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Dinozards - DashAbilityInspector
Dinozards - DashAbilityInspector

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Dinozards - DashAbility
Dinozards - DashAbility

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Dash C# Script