I’m a graduate student in Computer Arts trying to quickly put the finishing touches on a game demo I’ve been building. The main gameplay element is dialogue selection - the player will navigate the map and interact with various players through dialogue widgets which appear when the player is within range of an NPC; based on which dialogue options they choose, different events will be triggered within the game.
Here is a brief description of the game:
ICU is a VR escape room game exploring mental health care facilities in the USA. As an involuntarily admitted patient to a psychiatric ward, the player must navigate doctors, nurses, drugs, and other patients with only one goal in mind: get out of the hospital. Players explore the hospital and talk to a variety of different characters in attempts to escape at the end of the game.
- Low-poly character models
- Dialogue based gameplay
- First person view point
- Oculus Rift support
This is a game that places players in a locked psych ward and requires they answer dialogue questions a certain way to win. Otherwise, the game works on a loop, and runs until the player says “the right thing” to convince the doctors of their sanity. I am developing the game as my graduate thesis, and the content is based on synthesized medical reports of psychiatric abuse.
This is my first game in Unreal and I have a base template built, as well as all assets and animations loaded into the project. The Dialogue Plugin itself can be viewed in greater detail here. I am running into trouble getting the Dialogue Plugin I’ve downloaded to do the following:
Making the Dialogue widget only launchable within range of NPC (As is, the dialogue widget can be called at any time if players press K)
Ensuring that different dialogue assets show up within range of different NPCs
Setting up triggered events based on player responses (dialogue cues)
Example NPCs for reference:
I recently posted this in the Job Offering forum with little success, but would be willing to pay a small sum to anyone willing to look through the project quickly and figure out what to do (+ plugin cost). I’ve got a very short time frame so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!