© 2018 by Dennis van der Harst.

 

Halo Hunters

Technical & Gameplay Designer
 
Game Summary

Halo Hunters was created for a 3 week school gamejam in the 2nd year of university. In Halo Hunters you race through Halos around floating islands with angel or demon influenced ships all while blasting the devil out of each other.

Project Details
Platform:
PC
Project Type:
School Project
Dev Type:
Digital
Genre:
Combat Flight Action
Duration:
2 Weeks
Software:
Perforce
Engine:
Unreal Engine
Team Size:
10
Year:
2016
Halo Hunters Lobby Compressed.JPG
Halo Hunters Rocket Dodge Compressed.JPG
Halo Hunters Pickup Compressed.JPG
Halo Hunters Shield Compressed.JPG
Halo Hunters Race Compressed.jpg
State:
Finished
 
Project Summary

During the second year of university we had a term during which we had 3 short game projects. For one of these game marmalades we were tasked to come up with a game based on an image. The image was one of a devil and an angel playing games.

The resulting game was an arcade flying combat game with a theme that could only be described as "futuristic theology". In it players are given a futuristic plane/spaceship themed to be either "angelic" and "demonic". Using said planes they are engaged in a race through halos while battle each other using their primary weapon systems and pickups.

Responsibilities and contributions

Responsibilities:​

  • Creating solid and intuitive flying gameplay;

  • Further improving and expanding gameplay where necessary or possible (Pickups);

  • Designing player HUD;

  • Designing player controls;

  • Working with artists to implement assets;

  • Working with programmers to implement features;

  • Sticking to the scope, vision and theme when designing

Contributions to game:

  • Game's vision, overall gameplay and tone;

  • Flight Gameplay (Read more below);

  • Engine rebuild (Read more below);

  • Pickups (Read more below)