Niels Uiterwijk

Antegods

Language: C#
Engine: Unity
Platforms: PC (Steam)

Antegods is an action-packed arena game in which the remnants of the Mayan civilization have taken to space. Two teams of 4 players each control customizable stonepunk mechs to hunt for energy and fight off opponents in a procedurally generated and highly destructible map. This game is still in development.

Details

I am the Lead Programmer on this project, and designed the gameplay & network code architecture. It uses a peer 2 peer system with a custom reliability layer on top of UDP. The middle ware is easy to port to other platforms and has been used internally for other projects.

Antegods also features a mesh slicer that can slice the level blocks, and create cached destroyed versions of the level blocks, allowing for fast performing and good looking destruction.

One of the gameplay systems that I designed and implemented was a modular weapon & ability system, allowing the game designer to tweak & create new weapons with little effort. The game also supports a procedural generation of the levels, based on the same principle as Spelunky.

Together with the Lead Artist we created a workflow that allows easy changing of the ingame skins of the character and destruction models.