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Days are Numbered: Technical Report

Kearney, Adam (2017) Days are Numbered: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Days are Numbered is a 2D action survival game built in the GameMaker engine. The game is designed to give the user a new experience each time they play due to the randomly generated levels. Because of the unpredictable nature of the game it forces the player to master the mechanics of the game rather than memorizing levels and patterns like you would with many other games.

Some of the main features in Days are Numbered are as follows:
• Randomly generated levels that will increase in difficulty as the game days’ progress, this will increase the replay value of the game as the levels will be unpredictable and change each time you play.
• Day and night cycle that will change elements of the game, it will be more difficult for the player to navigate the level at night as their view will decrease when it gets darker, this will encourage the player to be more cautious when it becomes darker.
• Large selection of weapon and item types, weapons will spawn randomly on the map as the game progresses the chances of better weapons spawning will increase.
• Multiple enemy types that will get increasingly difficult as the game progresses, the speed and damage values of enemies will also increase as the game progresses. Harder enemy types will appear more frequently as the game progresses.

The games setting takes place after a mysterious virus infects most the population and turns them into mindless monsters, you take the role of a survivor whose goal is to survive as many days as possible, you must defend yourself and scavenge for food to ensure you don’t die of starvation, every journey will differ and none will be easy.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Games and Amusements > Computer Games. Video Games.
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 13:45
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 13:45
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2641

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