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Steam Achievement Ideas
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:59:35 PM »

So since Cogmind is finally coming to steam in light of the recent steam greenlight campaign(assuming it gets enough votes...go vote!), I've decided that now is the best time to start brainstorming what kind of achievements we want. I like steam achievements but I prefer ones that either celebrate milestones or reward unusual/difficult behavior. Personally I dislike achievements like "kill 100 grunts". That said, here are a few of my own ideas; please feel free to criticize them or contribute your own!

Preemptive Strike: Kill an ARC before it releases its payload. [picture: the ARC tile with a skull superimposed]

Reduce, Reuse...: Enter Recycling. [picture: that recycling symbol]  (at this point I got lazy and stopped thinking about pictures, I'll add to this later)

Target Acquired: Get scanned by a researcher.

LOCKED ON: Have more than a 40% targeting boost for ranged weapons.

The more the merrier/We are Legion: Have more than 5 allies at once.

l33t h4x0r: Have a hacking bonus of 50 or greater.

Ghost: Exit a main level(not a branch, and not -11) without being seen(by hostiles?).

Sniper: Kill a hostile from more than 20 tiles away.

A New Friend: Rewire a robot.

Backstab: Kill a purple NPC.

Is it hot in here or is it just me!?: Cause a robot to meltdown.

Power Corrupts: Terminally corrupt a robot.

Have you tried turning it off and on again?: Reboot a hostile robot.

Error 47: Overload a hostile robot.

Assimilation Complete: Assimilate a hostile robot.

Wanna blow somethin' up?: Destroy 5 or more hostiles in a single explosion.

That was an Accident I Swear: Destroy 10 or more machines in a single turn.(chain reaction explosion, non interactive + interactive)

Line 'Em Up: Pierce through 3 or more robots with a single shot.

Unlimited Power: Have more than X power generation at once.

Speed Demon: Travel at Fastx3 (I forget what number this shows at, the purple indicator)

More Dakka: Fire a volley with 5(6?) or more guns in it.

Public Static Void Main(): Kill main.c

Batter Up: Knock a hostile robot into an exploding reactor.

Help in High Places: Use the O8 code. /or/ Use a Zion hack.

Release the Drones!: Have 6 or more drones at once.

Alien Tech: Equip an Alien Artifact.

Made in Tau Ceti IV: Enter Factory.

Market Research: Enter Research.

Denied?: Enter Access.

Silicon Rush: Exit Mines.

Lost and Found: Exit Storage.

Spelunker: Enter Lower Caves.

Oracle: Exit Data Miner.

Local Village: Exit Zion.

Not Just a Cord: Exit Extension.

Personal Space: Exit Proximity Caves.

Never Dig Up: Enter Upper Caves.

A Powerful Ally...?: Exit Warlord.

...and more achievements for the other areas, I just can't think of good names currently. Notice that areas with multiple floors have "enter" achievements, otherwise I did "exit" ones(except for access and recycling). Do be careful to not make achievements that spoil things. Note that some achievements on steam can be made "secret", we will want to do that for a few of ours. Also, everything that has a named entry in the "bonus" section of the scoresheet should probably be an achievement, and we will need achievements for beating the game and for special endings...whatever those end up being. If I think of more I'll edit this post.











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Re: Steam Achievement Ideas
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 10:08:37 PM »

Yeah I was going to make this thread eventually as a repository for everyone's achievement ideas, so feel free to drop stuff in here as we're doing with the Challenge Modes thread! (And of course there will be at least some crossover, as winning or reaching certain depts with challenges active could be their own achievements. Though achievements is definitely a broader category based on what we already have in the game!)
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Re: Steam Achievement Ideas
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 10:15:17 PM »

I love it! Some of the things we were also thinking about over at the Discord:

Escape! : Beat the game :P

Equip the storm laser

Weapon proficiency (number of times your favorite weapon was XYZ type)

Go stair-to-stair naked


I also recommend that some of the more spoilery achievements (Zion, Warlord) remain descriptionless, it adds to the mystery of the achievement...

HYPEEE

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Re: Steam Achievement Ideas
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 10:19:01 PM »

You've got to remember to give them names,
Go stair-to-stair naked
like Streaker :)

Another note: Remember that we did a tournament in 2015 which included a bunch of achievements (with total achievements by each player tallied on the results page).
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Re: Steam Achievement Ideas
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 11:03:56 PM »

Have +100% to hack success.
Lose 300 parts in a single run.
Block an alarm trap transmission.
Evade a tracking programmer (with or without ECM).
Get out of a stasis trap with the help of an explosion.
Meet your maker.
Get hit by friendly fire.
Have 1500 or more heat.
Reach factory without losing a single part.
Shoot down a missile with a defensive utility.
Have 1% or less core exposure.
Get trapped with a cave-in.
Meet your demise in the wastes.
Win under 2000 turns.
Destroy a patrol with reprogrammed (or placed) traps.
Intentionally trigger a chute trap.
Seal/jam/destroy all garrisons in Access.
Sneak attack a Watcher and destroy it in one hit.
Destroy a hunter through a wall.
Destroy 120 grunts in a single run.
Discover the use of self-destruct interrupters.
Enter a garrison with under 100 core integrity and survive it.
Reach the surface with fewer than 10 parts destroyed.
Find the møøse.
Reach alert level 5.
Have an inventory size of 20 or greater with flight propulsion and without being overweight.
Have 8 wheels equipped at the same time.

Names can be thought of when achievements are selected. No point thinking up names for achieves that won't make it in. :P
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Re: Steam Achievement Ideas
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 11:26:19 PM »

But I thought coming up with names was easily half the fun! :D

Sneak attack a Watcher and destroy it in one hit. - Watch This!
Lose 300 parts in a single run. - To Scrap and Back
Get hit by friendly fire. - Watch where You're Pointing that Thing!
Get out of a stasis trap with the help of an explosion. - I'm freeeee... Ow
Get trapped with a cave-in. - Claustrophobic
Meet your demise in the wastes. - Wasted
Meet your maker. - ...this one sounds like the achievement name itself ;)
Reach alert level 5. - And Then I Almost Died
Have 1500 or more heat. - Is it Just Me?
Intentionally trigger a chute trap. - Wheee!
Have +100% to hack success. - I am zxckat
Have 8 wheels equipped at the same time. - Disciple of Amphouse
Have an inventory size of 20 or greater with flight propulsion and without being overweight. - okay now zxc just sounds like he's describing all the crazy things he does :P

Okay, not a lot of great (or serious) names, but I have to get back to work!
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Re: Steam Achievement Ideas
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2017, 09:17:18 AM »

Dumping every idea I can think of.  ;D
(I'm not very good at naming, so feel free to change it up!)

* Use Trojan hack -- Trojan Attack
* Use brute force hack -- Brute Force Attack
* Perform 10 commands in a single terminal -- Maximum Efficiency
* Perform 3 manual commands with success in a single machine -- Obtaining Deep Network Data
* Obtain an unexpired data core -- Robot Brain
* Recall a squad -- Going back home
* Attack x number of annoying recyclers -- Stop touching my stuff!
* Destroy a behemoth -- Giant Slayer
* Assimilate a behemoth -- Pet GIANT (has anyone done that already?)
* Assimilate a prototype hostile enemy -- Prototype Assimilated
* Reprogram a programmer -- Hack the Hacker
* Intercept x number of haulers in a single run/floor -- Treasure Hunter
* Destroy an army of assemblies before the dispatcher arrives -- Already Took Care of 'Em
* Destroy an enemy by ramming -- Fist Fight
* Destroy an imp before it sabotages -- Oh No You Don't!
* Sabotage an enemy -- Sabotager
* Destroy an unaware using guided weapon (pun intended) -- Target: Unaware
* Achieve kill streak of 20 -- Killing Spree
* Attack an enemy using melee weapon with at least 4 momentum -- Deadly Strike
* Attack with a high attack speed (less than 100 time unit per attack?) -- Pew pew pew pew pew!
* Achieve 100% critical hit chance (through utilities and weapon) -- 100% Chance of  Destruction
* Fire with at least x number of overloaded weapons -- Eat This!
* Travel with x number of overloaded propulsions -- VROOM VROOOOOM!!
* Overload x number of power equipments -- Power Overwheming
* Unleash 3 follow-up melee attacks at once -- Melee Mastery
* Destroy 2 robots in one melee attack -- Deadly Assassin
* Use melee weapon to dig through x number of wall tiles -- Part-Time Excavator
* Increase sight range to over 20 -- Vision 20/5
* Absorb at least x damage using force field/mantle/etc. in a single turn -- Can't Touch This
* Jam at least 10 distress signals in a row -- Static Signal
* Extract x number of traps -- Trap Master
* Gain at least 30% evasion bonus through items -- Dodger
* Get to the stairs with less than 10% of core health -- Well, that was close
* Go through and survive 2 garrison areas in a single floor -- Garrison Survivor
* Go through and survive 2 waste areas in a single floor -- Wasteland Survivor
* Complete a floor while being overweight the whole time -- Overweight
* Achieve a high exploration rate (at least 60%?) -- Cogmind, the Explorer
* Visit 10 branch areas in a single run -- Branching Out
* Obtain a total part rating of x -- Deadly Loadout
* Fly over x number of (hostile?) robots -- Whoosh!
* Have at least 50% of corruption -- Highly Corrupted
* Reduce corruption to 0% using items -- Self-Cleaning Bot
* Evade a faulty item's negative effect -- Safe!
* Insert an item, process, and obtain matter in a single Recycling machine -- Part-time Recycler
* Store at least 1000 matter -- Matter Hogger
* Store at least 1000 energy -- Energy Lover
* Cause havoc at Zion -- Zion Invasion
* Abuse the fabricating machine until it shuts down -- Fab to the Max!
* Collect x number of lores -- Lore Collector
* Discover x number of different items -- Item Collector
* Collect 3 analysis of different robots in a single run -- Robot Analyzer
* Identify a prototype using items or by using a Scanalyzer/repair station -- Safety First
* Win without destroying a single robot -- zxc challenge Pacifist Run
* Beat the game in [insert challenge mode]
* Die at the scrapyard -- Don't Want to Move On
* Kill yourself using explosive weapon -- Suicide Bomb
« Last Edit: February 28, 2017, 01:58:06 PM by DDarkray »
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Re: Steam Achievement Ideas
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2017, 02:32:12 PM »

Another note: Remember that we did a tournament in 2015 which included a bunch of achievements (with total achievements by each player tallied on the results page).

Firstly, hello and congrats on launching on Greenlight. I was very interested to see a thread on Steam achievements and I'm extremely excited to see Cogmind approaching a full release this year :)

i did get concerned though when i read some of the achievements from the tournament in 2015. I don't feel that many of these would make good Steam achievements as there is a competitive side to them which requires the player to top a leader board. In my opinion it should be possible for all good players with skill, and the inclination to put in the effort, to earn all the achievements, not just the players at the top of leader boards.

Steam does also offer Leaderboard functionality as well, and that would be a good fit for the type of achievements that you had in the tournament.

Thank you for a great game, and the inspirational game dev posts too, Kyzrati!
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Re: Steam Achievement Ideas
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2017, 07:48:29 PM »

Hey Mad Dog Torx :)

Yeah I was just pointing to that as a list of something that existed before, not achievements that would necessarily be used. Basically Cogmind already records a ton of stats from a run, so it's easy to come up with new ones like people have been mentioning in this thread. The tournament was certainly competitive, and therefore of a different nature than a true player-based achievement system (so don't worry about that!), but it does give a jumping off point for more ideas, and remind people some of what's possible.

Browsing any of the more recent score sheets is of course an even better way to approach that!
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 01:53:08 AM »

Awesome, thanks for the clarification :)
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