Made with Unreal Engine 4.19
This project had a focus on working with a big team, this was the first time working with a large team as well as working with multi-disciplinary teams. I started working very closely with designers and some of the artists
Released on itch.io
1 Block – 8 Weeks – 24 Project Days
June 2018 – July 2018
For the project we set out to recreate an arcade game from the 80s or earlier, we decided upon using Pengo as out base and turning it into a mob style game.
The project set out to use high quality audio assets and use them in a way to enhance the players experience.
Role: AI Programmer
During the project I focused on setting up a AI base for the project and improving on it.
I worked with basic AI components in Unreal Engine 4 and it was my first real time working with AI I had not done much AI before this point I focused on making the enemies run away from the player and the objects around the player.
I worked on the AI for one of our characters the Alligator which had a much different design, running away towards manholes from the player then reappearing out of manholes further from the player in an attempt to get away.
Role: Audio Programmer
I worked with Tim Wondergem on audio implementation within Unreal Engine 4.
For the audio I focused on getting triggers and events setup that would fire when needed so audio could be easily hooked up to those events, I worked with C++ to create the triggers and fire them when needed.
Inside the main agent actor class, I wanted to have taunt events be sent from the actor to blueprints so that audio could easily be hooked up to that.
I started by exposing two variables a minimum timer value and a maximum timer value, at the start I would set the timer to the default taunt variable which was also exposed.
After the taunt timer was complete it would select a random time between the min and max time for taunts and wait that amount of time before taunting again.
I did this mainly for the one level where we had multiple AI actors within the scene so they wouldn’t not consonantly speak over each other or at the same time.