Submitted:|| 2nd January, 2008
Edited By \/\/olf on 1/17/2009
Well, here's my first ever game: Mercenaries. This is the game I entered for the competition. Let's see what happens with that.
Also, keep in mind that its not as long as it was originally intended to be. Actually, it shouldnt take you guys long to finish if you know what to do.
The game has customizable controls and every key is used. The layout is like a playstation controller so that should be easy to understand. Ill tell you what the keys do, even tho it is explained in the tutorial in the game:
arrow keys: move character
square: use skill 1
triangle: use skill 2
circle: use skill 3
x: pick items
R1: goto upgrade screen
select: goto inventory
start: pause menu / save menu *when standing near a safe*
Other than that, it has an mp3 player built-in. It was, I admit, made so I didnt have to make any music for the game. Well, cause Im not good at that and considering the fact that I had a month to make it playable, it seemed like the smart thing to do. So you can make a playlist and listen to your favorite music while playing the game. It can be minimized, closed, reopened during runtime. It should also be quite easy to understand.
Saving and Loading.
Upgrading your characters. Originally, I intended for the game to have 5 playable characters and a deeper story line but the filesize limit and the time limit prevented me from doing so. For now, there are only 2 playable characters and each has his skills which can be upgraded. Just know that skill2 of each character isnt very useful right now so dont bother wasting money on it Also, you can upgrade your character to quicken reload times and to increase ammo capacity of the weapon he wields.
Inventory system with puzzle elements. The game's items are kinda inspired from the resident evil games where you have to get and use items to get through the game. The same is the case with this one. You have to use various items (16, if im not mistaken) to get through the game.
The AI, im afraid, isnt very advanced but it works. I put the enemies into the game in the last remaining hour of the competition.
The story's simple. Your mercenary team has gone missing in the frozen north of the country. You must find what happened to them and whats going on there. I'm afraid the story will progress further in newer episodes of the game, that is to say, if you like the game, which will then encourage me to make newer episodes. Also, keep in mind, that there were originally meant to be 4 cutscenes but due to the restraints mentioned above, I was unable to complete them. Hmm...maybe later.
We are good enough, the band
simplythebest.com for sound effects
dafont.com for the fonts
and to google, for being the answer to everything
Keyboard now works when mp3 player is running.
DOWNLOAD - ALTERNATE LINK(s) IF THE DOWNLOAD LINK DOESNT WORK:
Install the game by running Install32.exe and dont just run it by going to the 'win32' folder and running mercenaries.exe. After installing to a directory you prefer, you can then run it from there properly or from the start menu.
I repeat, do not just run it from win32 folder as it will NOT run. Install it (install32.exe). thanks. Also, close any programs such as Skype (anything that plays sounds or has something to do with it).
I also recommend playing the tutorial first.
THE ERRORS POSTED BELOW HAVE BEEN FIXED. ALSO FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, THE FILE WAS UPLOADED ON ANOTHER SERVER BESIDES RAPIDSHARE, SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT AND LOOK AT ADS. PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS AND POST ANY BUGS YOU ENCOUNTER. THANK YOU.
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http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/files/2216198_xpzfj/Buid_Mercenaries.zip (17mb )
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