DungeonBot3000: GameDev.net Challenge Entry


I have just completed (as much as I have time for, at any rate) a submission for the gamedev.net Dungeon Crawl Challenge which has been running for the last 2 months and ends today. My entry is an ARPG Diablo/Path of Exile-alike. A couple work-in-progress videos:

I ran out of time to do everything I wanted to do, but it’s still pretty functional. 10 randomly generated dungeon levels, with a dual boss fight at the end level. Randomly generated dropped loot in traditional Diablo-clone style, with random modifiers. 2 skills: a Spin Attack (like Diablo’s Whirlwind) and a channeled Laser Beam attack. Random enemy modifiers such as Berserk, Reflect Damage, etc… It’s pretty standard ARPG fare, and you can tell I’ve been playing a lot of Path of Exile lately.

Anyway, if you want to check it out you can download it here. There is also a github source link; pardon the messiness, it was a rushed challenge entry after all. I didn’t get as much time in the last 2 months to work on it as I wanted, so some stuff is pretty hacky, and the UI is almost non-existent.

It’s written using Urho3D (of course), OpenGL back-end. There are almost certainly bugs. I would like to take the framework of it, and maybe turn it into something real someday.


Love the HP HUD. Really cool.


Indeed. And it seems to be based on the work in this thread?


That thread was based on my original thread implementing the trick from simonschreibt.de. I actually missed Lumak’s work, though, so I might need to take a look at it since he probably improved it. My version still doesn’t handle transparency, hence the ugly thick ring around the bubble.

Edit: Yeah, he really did improve it. Gonna grab his code.


Ah right that’s the thread I was looking for. Good thing I found and mentioned the other one then. :slight_smile:


Yeah, it is. I wonder if @Lumak has thought about making a PR for his stuff. Would be pretty handy to have that in upstream, since health bubbles aren’t the only place you might want to have a custom shader effect in UI.


Looks like it needs to be updated a bit. Not really working with current head.