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Sphere Complex - a 3d Multiplayer platformer with racing and action elements

Hello fellow Unreal devs!

I’m currently developing Sphere Complex. It’s a 3d platformer with racing and action elements. Sphere Complex features a single player mode where you race against the clock. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum medals are awarded for completing a level in under a certain elapsed time. Accumulate gold medals to unlock more advanced levels. Single Player times will be saved to an online leader board. Sphere Complex also features online Multiplayer. Multiplayer features 2 game modes. In Race mode players compete head to head to reach the finish line first. And Deathmatch mode where players battle in an arena. Power ups throughout the arena levels will power your sphere to help aid your score. 3 offensive and 3 defensive power ups. Sphere Complex also features customization, unlock and customize your sphere style and light/color. The final piece to the puzzle is a level editor to share and race with other players online.

In November I will be showcasing Sphere Complex at the Ohio Game Developer Expo in Columbus Ohio. So if you’re in the midwest stop by and play it! The game is currently still in development but a lot of the development is completed. I am now starting to add some of the final touches/polish and complete a majority of the levels. Which will take time. I hope to release Sphere Complex no later than Q1 of 2016.

This video was made a few weeks ago as a very short gameplay trailer to build a little hype for the expo.

The gifs below demostrate a couple of the power ups.

In this gif my sphere has been disabled from my opponents EMP blast.
While my sphere is disabled (3 second cool down) he turns around and hits me point blank with a missile.

In this animation I am able to perfectly line up my opponent almost underneath me.
I fire off my boost powerup and hit my opponent dead on. The force from the boost destroys the other ball.
I then use my second boost to save me from falling off the ledge.
If you miss your opponent and boost into a wall it’s you that will be destroyed.

Check back soon as I’ll be posting updates in this thread! Thanks for checking it out.

Kudos on the concept! Looks fun

Cool, looks fun! Cool effects, especially that explosion with the missile blowing up the sphere, that’s really nice. I hope you will polish it up so it really stands out from the crowd! One thing, I don’t know if you’re really attached to the design of the spheres, but the uniform placement of the emissive circles makes it really hard to tell which way the ball is rolling. I think maybe if you had one row of dots around the sphere or something like that, you’d get a better feeling of the rolling and momentum.

Kitatus <3

Thank you Dre2516 :slight_smile:

Thank you for your comments -Ross. Totally agree with you on the sphere. This is definitely just a placeholder. The frame rate of the video/gif’s do make it harder to tell the spin of the ball although you’re right and I agree too! The ball spins really fast so maybe some motion blur might also help a bit. I’ll play around with the styles.

Hello everyone!

We have new stuff! First and foremost we’re on Steam Greenlight!

Greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=568980947

Secondly there is an Alpha Demo available! It’s a short demo with 4 single player levels and 4 multiplayer levels. Please check it out!

Demo: SphereComplexAlphaDemo.zip - Google Drive

Thirdly, we made a new video to showcase a little more Multiplayer gameplay from the Alpha Demo for the Greenlight page.

In other news, one of my favorite twitch.tv streamers Geoff (twitch.tv/geoff) streamed Sphere Complex for over 3 hours last night! It was a huge success. Tons of feedback from his community and we had over 100 downloads for the demo. Geoff’s community setup multiplayer lobbies and Geoff and other viewers played for an hour. I will have a highlight video of this soon. The game was very well received and we can’t wait to show you guys what is coming in the next build!!

Hey Unreal Devs. First and foremost we got Greenlit on NYE! Very exciting times.

Quick update: Alpha Demo 2 is released. Direct link to download for Windows 64bit SphereComplexAlphaDemo2.Windows64bit.zip - Google Drive

Here is a quick run down of the changes:

  • Added online leaderboard for single player levels
  • Added “ghost” of fastest time per level.
  • Added player custimization screen, change ball type and color.
  • Added 8 new SP Levels
  • Shortened countdown/respawn/restarting
  • Fixed pausing/restarting bugs
  • Single player levels with movable and physics objects that reset/respawn on restart.
  • Fixed looping music and music groups based on level.
  • Multiplayer name tag above sphere when in range
  • Tilted the camera up a few degrees
  • Fixed MP unlimited jump bug
  • Fixed starting and being magnetized towards the finish
  • Revamped spawning
  • More bug fixes and additions