WEEK9: HYPER HORSE RACING
A downloadable hyper for Windows
All things considered i'm really happy with how this one turned out - I think it might be the most fun prototype yet! I had a really short week due to trips to the airport and an IGDA meet up so I wanted to do something really quick and simple.
The original idea was a gambling game. Horses were spawned and followed a fixed path at a random speed. I got that in and working fine, but before implementing the betting mechanic I had a bit of a break through when I started thinking about how RDR handles horse riding.
I decided to use the control from my mothership game (which I think felt quite nice) and apply it to the horses. The main idea is that it would be like Micro Machines but using the horse stamina mechanic.
Once I had that in, I created a second player and a stamina recharge similar to F-Zero. The last few weeks I haven't had any proper win states or screen transitions so i'm quite glad i managed to put a win screen in (even if it is pretty ghetto).
Download and install the .exe
Player 1: Blue Horse
- W - Move Forward
- S - Stop
- A - Turn Left
- D - Turn Right
- Shift - HYPER BOOST!
Player 2: Red Horse
- UP_Arrow - Move Forward
- DOWN_Arrow - Stop
- LEFT_Arrow - Turn Left
- RIGHT_Arrow - Turn Right
- Space - HYPER BOOST!
- When you boost you lose stamina (shown by the green bar)
- At stamina 0 your horse will stop for a short while to recharge
- Ride over green stars to refill stamina
- First to finish 3 Laps wins
ESC - Exit Game
R - Restart
NB: When you hit a wall head on it will bounce you 180.