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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Robots

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Cogmind is a game about robots, so it’s about time we talk about them (finally!). It’s taken quite a while to get to this point because robots are built upon the game mechanics and items (and to an extent, the story), so holding off on this central element enables us to consider the full range […]

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Consumables

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Most roguelikes, and the vast majority of RPGs/item-heavy games in general, have consumable items. From a design perspective this makes a lot of sense since consumables are the easiest and most direct way to indicate that effect X can be achieved Y number of times. They’re also a logical way to enable the player to […]

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Cogmind Roadmap: Year 1 and Beyond

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About one year ago I launched this new blog to provide updates on Cogmind’s development. 1,533 hours later development is still chugging along. Yes, I keep detailed stats about where time is allocated and plan to share those figures and more in a (much) later post, but today I want to write about the first […]

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Projectile Penetration

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At this stage of development I wasn’t planning on adding new mechanics, but projectile penetration has been hovering around on my to-do list ever since early playtesting showed the game would really benefit from a way to shoot through objects. The ability to simultaneously hit an entire line of enemies, or even fire through obstructions […]

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