June 12, 2012

Beta Release

May 11, 2012
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Today is the official Beta release of Sonar. After many meetings and discussions, we decided to cut some features so that we could spend more time and polish up others. We have all our levels planned out and implemented, major enemy bugs are fixed, menu screens are finalized, and the last of the sounds are […]

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Beta Release Update: Bug Fixing

April 15, 2012
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It is now the third and final quarter of the Senior Game Design sequence at UC Santa Cruz and we are in crunch mode. With 2-week sprints, we plan to get more done per sprint than last quarter. As a team, we are working hard to get the bugs cleaned up, the last of the […]

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Winter Quarter Release

March 19, 2012
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Sonar Winter Release Trailer

The third and final sprint of the quarter has come to an end. The team worked hard these last three weeks to get all mechanics implemented. In this release, we have: five enemy types with different behaviors walkie talkies that are throwable and will produce sound if the player presses the action button throwable objects […]

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Adventure Module!

March 7, 2012
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After a successful completion of Sprint 2, the team celebrated! Here is the adventure:

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Sprint 2 Concludes!

February 28, 2012
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By starting off Sprint 2 with a mini game jam, the team burned through over 50 hours of work and got a solid game by the end of the weekend. The rest of the sprint included the addition of walkie talkies, shader tweaking, additional enemies, and more advanced AI. We also worked on a level […]

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Animation Modeling Pt. 2

February 24, 2012
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Yesterday, the artists, Sami and I held a second photo shoot to garner video and photo reference to do the animations for the characters. Our focus was the protagonist, and two spectres, known as Dumb and Siren. This time we covered the stealth and back stabbing movements for the protagonist, Running for Dumb and finally […]

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