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Improving the Hacking Experience

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The terrible curse of gamedev is that it’s really hard to finish a game when there’s always something that could be better. The great thing about gamedev is that there’s always something that could be better, meaning room for more new features and content to make players happy :D The previous round of major UI […]

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Weaving Narratives into Procedural Worlds, Part 3: Methods

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With Part 1 (Value) and Part 2 (Characteristics) of this series as a background, it’s time to examine the variety of methods Cogmind uses to achieve those goals, which are important considerations every step of the way. This is also what is meant by “weaving,” because there are quite a few individual components working together […]

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Unauthorized Hacks

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Hacking has been around since early pre-alpha 2013, and while the early Alpha releases have dozens of commands you can use to achieve various effects, I’ve always considered the system a work in progress. There are more things that can be hacked, a few tweaks and changes to expect, and furthermore there are three major […]

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Garrison Access

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Nearly two years ago, five machines were added to the game, forming the core interactive environmental feature in the world of Cogmind. Since then we’ve seen the addition of a few more environment-based elements in the form of non-interactive machines and traps, but no more hackable installations. Introducing: the Garrison Access point! Background Locating exits […]

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Map Intel: Information Warfare, Revisited

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We’ve covered information warfare on the blog before, in terms of the wide array of components and UI options available to Cogmind. Those features are centered around information about robots and other objects visible, seen before, or detected via sensors. There is a separate category of useful information, and its source and presentation were the […]

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