Devlog #7 – Level concepts

March 28th, 2018

Level concepts

One of the things we worked on in this month was designing new awesome level concepts. We had our designer come up with a number of different concepts and from there we boiled it down to the four best. Right now we are working on implementing and play-testing these four level concepts.

Our designer took inspiration from existing levels where one level is very much symmetric and others have more diversity. This is visible in the form that level 4 is very symmetric where level 8 is absolutely not. Level 3 was designed based on the thought that the tower in the middle could provide some intense firefight and chases for the intel or extraction points. Another level was designed based upon the idea to take away some of the freedom from the player and limit what the player can do.

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Devlog #6 – Redesigning character selection

February 23rd, 2018

User Testing

A couple of weeks ago we had some users, test our game. The goal of this test was to see the reaction of users who had never played the game before. For the best results, we only provided the most essential information.

A majority of the testers said, to some extend, the same thing. “The gameplay is totally awesome and fun. But the menu navigation is totally not.”

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In Service of Country – Devlog #5

February 2nd, 2018

Game intro

One of the things we focused on this sprint, was giving players a better understanding of the game rules.
We did this by implementing a static info image telling players how to play the chosen game mode.

Fig. 1 – Intro text for capture the flag.

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In Service of Country – Devlog #4

January 19th, 2018

User interface

If you follow our social media, namely twitter, you might have seen the two teasers of our brand new UI, earlier this week.
This new overhaul is due to the fact that we just got two game focused multimedia designers for a three month internship.
Among other things, they have been tasked with overhauling the entire UI, HUD, drawing game logos and redesigning the company logo.
Anyway back on topic, showing you the new UI :-).

Fig. 1 – Navigating the Main Menu

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In Service of Country – Devlog #3

December 20th, 2017

Hi everyone,
Last week we uploaded a demo in hopes someone would play it and give some feedback. If you haven’t done it yet, we would very much like if you try it out and fill out the feedback survey. If you tried the first demo, and hadn’t noticed, we uploaded a new version of the demo yesterday. It includes some changes and some fixes, all of which you can read in the patchnotes.txt file included in the .zip and .tar.gzip folders.
EDIT: We decided to embed the download from Itch.io and Gamejolt, instead of having the files on our website.

In Service of Country – Devlog #2

December 8th, 2017

Guns and deathmatch

In the last post I mentioned implementing gunplay game mode. We decided to rename gunplay to Deathmatch.
In the past weeks we have generally worked a lot on the deathmatch mode. We implemented a gfx gun pack from this unity asset Modern Weapons Pack by FNProduction, to help our non-artistic programmers needs.

In Service of Country – Devlog #1

November 23rd, 2017

The Game

In Service of Country is a 2D action platformer primarily focused on local multiplayer, though we want to add online multiplayer as well. We have planned three game modes for the game.

  • Capture the flag
  • Gunplay
  • Capture the flag with GunPlay

  • All three modes will have different game types for example a game type could be last-man standing, first to ten or time attack.

    In capture the flag 2-4 players fight for the briefcase [the flag], when a player collect the briefcase, they need to deliver it at one of the extraction points.


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