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 ====== Battle Arena Drones ====== ====== Battle Arena Drones ======
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 ===== Outline ===== ===== Outline =====
-Battle Arena Drones is an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESports|eSport]] game where piloting drones is the central theme of various types of sport, dominated predominately around aerial dog fighting combat in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_freedom|Six degrees of freedom]].+Battle Arena Drones is a 6 degrees of freedom arena shooter. We are expecting to turn it into an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESports|eSport]] game where piloting drones is the central theme of various types of sport, dominated predominately around aerial dog fighting combat in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_freedom|Six degrees of freedom]].
  
 Battle Arena Drones is heavily inspired by the nostalgia of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descent_II|Descent II]] multiplayer. Battle Arena Drones is heavily inspired by the nostalgia of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descent_II|Descent II]] multiplayer.
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 +This page is for the dev team more then the public as a record of the games internal mechanics and behaviors.
  
 ===== Combat Gameplay ===== ===== Combat Gameplay =====
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 ===== Visual Style ===== ===== Visual Style =====
-The game's distinct design style is derived from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrofuturism|Retrofuturistic]], science fiction and popular culture aesthetics and concepts of the 1950s, as implied by, for example, the design of the drones themselves, which resemble muscle car automobiles that peaked in popularity in the 1950s.+The game's distinct design style is derived from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrofuturism|Retrofuturistic]], science fiction and popular culture aesthetics and concepts of the 1950s, as implied by, for example, the design of the drones themselves, which resemble muscle car automobiles that peaked in popularity in the 1950s. In our case we are combining the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrofuturism|Retrofuturistic]] with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk|Cyberpunk]] background. So technology is high but quality of life is low.
  
-This aesthetic is further suggested by the drones' distinctly curved and overly shinny surfaces, with hard and high-tech machinery under the hoods. The curvature of the surfaces of the drones also interact with the various lighting effects and sources in the game, resulting in an array of reflections and illuminations, which give the drones a dynamic and life-like look and feel. This subsequently resulted in a reduction of the art production costs of intricate [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texture_mapping|texturing]], as this effect allowed for a more desirable and well-rounded look that works across scale well.+This aesthetic is further suggested by the drones' distinctly curved and overly shinny surfaces, with hard and high-tech machinery under the hoods. The curvature of the surfaces of the drones also interact with the various lighting effects and sources in the game, resulting in an array of reflections and illuminations, which give the drones a dynamic and life-like look and feel.
  
 Effects and aesthetics oscillate between arcade- and realistic-looking, leaning more frequently towards arcade-looking. Effects and aesthetics oscillate between arcade- and realistic-looking, leaning more frequently towards arcade-looking.
  
 ===== Drones ===== ===== Drones =====
-The stars of the BAD sport'arenas are always the drones. The history of the drones in the BAD universe is diverse- built for everything from industrial work to urban pacification, the drones were designed to penetrate any building designed for human use. This makes them able to move wherever we would and do the jobs we might have done, or hunt down a reclusive criminal. The drone types used in the combat sport of BAD have been refitted to operate within the arena rules, and of course are as glossy and shiny as possible. In some ways they reflect the obsession some have with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_car|muscle cars]]: glossy paneling, and under the hood there’s just hard machinery.+The stars of the BAD arenas are always the drones. The history of the drones in the BAD universe is diverse- built for everything from industrial work to urban pacification, the drones were designed to penetrate any building designed for human use. This makes them able to move wherever we would and do the jobs we might have done, or hunt down a reclusive criminal. The drone types used in BAD have been refitted to operate within the arena rules, and of course are as glossy and shiny as possible. In some ways they reflect the obsession some have with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_car|muscle cars]]: glossy paneling, and under the hood there’s just hard machinery.
 BAD features several manufacturers that each brings their own style to the drones. BAD features several manufacturers that each brings their own style to the drones.
 Each drone is designed to look distinct and recognizable in shape, while still holding true to the primary design of all drones in the game. Each drone is designed to look distinct and recognizable in shape, while still holding true to the primary design of all drones in the game.
  
 ^**Image** ^**Name** ^**Manufacture** ^**Primary weapon** ^**Special** ^ ^**Image** ^**Name** ^**Manufacture** ^**Primary weapon** ^**Special** ^
-|{{bad:duzzy.gif?128}} |[[bad:duzzy|Duzzy]] |[[bad:musk|Musk]] |[[bad:duzzy#Weapon|Combat Shotgun]] |Active: Shield boost | +|{{bad:Duzzy_Shell.png?128}} |[[bad:duzzy|Duzzy]] |[[bad:mast|Mast]] |[[bad:duzzy#Weapon|Combat Shotgun]] |Active: Shield boost | 
-|{{bad:shark.gif?128}} |[[bad:shark|Shark]] |[[bad:mansongifford|Manson Gifford]] |50cal Machinegun |Active: Frenzy | +|{{bad:Beverly_Shell.png?128}} |[[bad:beverly|Beverly]] |[[bad:mast|Mast]] |[[bad:beverly#Weapon|Double Barrel Shotgun]] |Active: Bull Rush | 
-|{{bad:banshee.gif?128}} |[[bad:banshee|Banshee]] |[[bad:mansongifford|Manson Gifford]] |Minigun |Active: EMP Scream | +|{{bad:Shark_Shell.png?128}} |[[bad:shark|Shark]] |[[bad:mansongifford|Manson Gifford]] |50cal Machinegun |Active: Frenzy | 
-|{{bad:wasp.gif?128}} |[[bad:wasp|Wasp]] |[[bad:k13|K13]] |Pulse Laser |Active: Stealth | +|{{bad:Banshee_Shell.png?128}} |[[bad:banshee|Banshee]] |[[bad:mansongifford|Manson Gifford]] |Minigun |Active: EMP Scream | 
-| |[[bad:mjolnir|Mjolnir]] |//undecided// |//undecided// |Active: Chain Lightning |+|{{bad:Wasp_Shell.png?128}} |[[bad:wasp|Wasp]] |[[bad:k13|K13]] |Pulse Laser |Active: Stealth | 
 +|{{bad:Cynthia_Shell.png?128}} |[[bad:cynthia|Cynthia]] |[[bad:brannon|Brannon Aerospace]] |Pulse Laser |Active: Shield Drain | 
 +|{{bad:Mjolnir_Shell.png?128}} |[[bad:mjolnir|Mjolnir]] |//undecided// |//undecided// |Active: Chain Lightning |
  
-===== Game Modes ===== +===== Arenas ===== 
-New game modes will be built over time for now these are the identified and planned modes.+Multiple arenas exist to allow players a variety of experiences both in play style and athletic.
  
-==== Free For All Death-match ==== +^Arena ^Playstyle ^Description ^ 
-This is a death match where first player to reach a number of kills wins+|[[bad:asteroid|Asteroid]] |PvP | An old asteroid mine and station| 
- +|[[bad:marstrench|Mars Trench]] |Racing | Race track build into trench on mars| 
-==== Team Death-match ==== +|[[bad:urban|Urban]] |PvE | City arena where plays band together to overcome police or military|
-Team Death-match where the first team to number of kills wins+
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-==== Team Speed-Kill ==== +
-This name probably will change. A racing variant where killing drones scores you some of the points they have but finishing the track gives you far more points. The teams have to decide how to allocate players to race, defend or attack. +
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-==== Team Squad ==== +
-This is based a little on cricket. At the start of the round each player in each team selects 5 drones. These drones once destroyed may not re-spawn. Each death the player must chose which drone they want to use next until they are eliminated or the whole of the other team is eliminated.+
  
 ===== Meta Game ===== ===== Meta Game =====
-The meta game revolves around making in game currently levels in each drone, badges and prizes (digital and real world). We have identified several different players we need to cater for.+The [[bad:metagame|meta game]] revolves around making in game currently levels in each drone, badges and prizes (digital and real world). We have identified several different players we need to cater for.
  
   * Casual players (only there for the fun)   * Casual players (only there for the fun)
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 ===== Leveling ===== ===== Leveling =====
-Each player starts of at level 1 and they are also level 1 in each drone. A player's profile level is the sum of their drone levelsFor every number of levels we issue them with prize delivered in the email system. Each drones level is geometrically higher and harder to reachThis means playing with lover level drones are the easiest way to make levels fast+As pilots fly drone they gain experience flying that drone and unlock configuration featuresThese features change the drones engine power to shields and various other thingsEach adjustment has cost and a gain. These can be done in-between spawning. 
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 +Each drone has a unique set of unlocks always 5 levels with 3 positions per level. Leaving a total of 243 different combinations. 
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 +To unlock each level should be calculated as a number of games played which in turn amounts to a time played value.
  
-//Currently we need to decide if there is a cap per drone//+^Level ^ Games ^ Approximate total time ^ 
 +| 1 | 1 | 5 min | 
 +| 2 | 2 | 15 min | 
 +| 3 | 4 | 35 min | 
 +| 4 | 8 | 1 hour | 
 +| 5 | 16 | 2 hours 20 min |
  
-The first 5 levels of a drone award access to that drones customization tiers (see individual drone pages) 
-Tier 1 is unlocked automatically and grant access to choosing a secondary weapon to spawn with. 
-Tier 2 to 4 are stat trade offs. 
-Tier 5 is a choice between 3 passives that change playstyle in that drone dramatically. 
 ===== AI ===== ===== AI =====
 Each [[bad:ai|AI]] in the game has a personality and a play style. Some are specific to certain drones others can fly various drones. All are named after fictional artificial intelligences. The AI's have player profiles and there scores are kept globally, this the in turn becomes a yard stick for measuring a players ability to defeat certain AI skills. Each [[bad:ai|AI]] in the game has a personality and a play style. Some are specific to certain drones others can fly various drones. All are named after fictional artificial intelligences. The AI's have player profiles and there scores are kept globally, this the in turn becomes a yard stick for measuring a players ability to defeat certain AI skills.
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