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Shoot 'Em Up Kit
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Description
Release date: Released
The Shoot 'Em Up Kit allows users to create their own professional quality videogames with just a few clicks of a mouse. With the Shoot Em Up Kit a simple game can be created in just a few seconds while lighting, camera views, behaviours, physics settings, shaders, particle effects and AI can be created and modified to fine-tune a complex game. Royalty-free stand-alone executables can be can be created for you to sell or share with the community.

Features
Create your own videogame without programming
  • Create your own 2D or 3D shoot ‘em up using a powerful graphics and audio engine.
  • A few seconds and you have a game - creating a game can be as simple as choosing and placing a player model, choosing and placing an enemy model and clicking ‘Play’.
  • Designed and created by games industry professionals who have worked on titles such as Rainbow Six Vegas, Assassins Creed and Far Cry 2.

Use professional graphics tools ... or a pen and paper
Create graphics and sound any way you want, including:
  • 3D Modelling tools such as XSI or Milkshape
  • Shader Editors to create in-place or post-processing shaders
  • Pen, paper and a scanner
  • Modelling clay and a camera
  • Your favourite painting software
  • The models and images included

Design your own levels
  • Build levels using your own models or drawings, or use the ones provided
  • Set up lighting and camera views and behaviours
  • Control the Physics settings and watch nVidia’s PhysX simulate your world
  • Use shaders to create powerful visual effects
  • Use default settings to create a game quickly or tweak hundreds of settings to make the game exactly as you want it
  • Choose from many different types of AI, or blend several types together, to bring characters to life

Tools
  • Create eye-catching particle effects
  • Add music and sound effects to your games
  • Customise behaviours using an easy-to-use tool which allows you to control events
  • Build your own Front-End (Menu) screens or HUD (Head’s-Up–Display) to display the score, etc.

Tutorials
  • Tutorial Games introduce different features
  • Videos show you step-by-step how to use the tools and features
  • An extensive manual (100+ pages) can be used for reference

Play and share your own creations
  • Save games as EXE files and distribute them royalty-free
  • Share your creations on Steam Workshop (Future feature)


Technical Features
Engine
  • Direct9 engine, using XAudio2 for audio
  • Support for user-created HLSL shaders; both model and post-process shaders
  • Default shader supports: diffuse textures, normal mapping, specular mapping, cube mapping, ambient lighting, point lights, spotlights, and directional lights
  • Users can use their own models (x or obj format), textures, shaders, sound effects or music
  • Bone based (Skinned) 3D animation

Sprites
  • Create sprites from images in many formats (bmp, jpeg, png, tga, dds, dib, and more)
  • Display in 2D or 3D space
  • Billboard Sprites
  • Animation

Particles
  • 2D and 3D particles
  • Control how particles appear over their lifetime - vary speed, colour, or opacity, for example
  • Particles can use Physics effects, and can collide with other objects

Lights
  • Point, Directional, Spotlights and Ambient lighting
  • Unlimited lights can be placed in a scene
  • Up to 8 active lights

Levels
  • Multiple levels per game
  • Many settings for customising Player, NPC, Weapon and Bullet behaviours – including Speed, Inertia, Friction, Maximum ammunition, Rate of Fire, Bullet distance, etc.
  • Tags can be placed on any entity to identify interesting points, such as thrusters or the position of a gun
  • Sky boxes (Cubemap or custom model)
  • Collision: Sphere, Box, Cylinder, Custom model. Pixel-perfect collisions
  • Camera: Static, Follow Entity, Rotate in place, Move along spline, Transition effects, FOV
  • Triggers. Link triggers to other items to allow a trigger to activate an enemy, for example; or choose pre-defined events (Kill Player, Game Over or Level Complete)
  • Timers. Count up or down. Like Triggers, Timers can also be linked to other items, and contain pre-defined effects
  • Checkpoints. Options to respawn enemy, reset timers, etc, if the player returns to a checkpoint
  • NPC Generators to control NPC spawning position, frequency, maximum enemy active at once, maximum enemy created by the generator
  • Formations of NPCs. Formations may have their own AI behaviours
  • Splines can be placed and used by NPCs or the Camera. Splines can also be drawn as part of the scene
  • Ground planes can be placed for the Physics system
  • Multiple Level Complete criteria
  • Use Gizmos to move, rotate and scale objects
  • Undo and Redo changes
  • Copy and Paste items for quick editing

Input
  • Keyboard, Mouse, DirectInput compatible Joystick, Xbox360 controller
  • Support for soft-controls for touch-screen devices
  • Tilt sensors are supported for player controls

AI
  • Many types of ‘micro-behaviours’ (MoveTo, Chase, Evade, Fire, Wait) which can be combined to produce more sophisticated behaviours
  • Each micro-behaviour has a number of properties which allow the user to fine tune the behaviour

Physics
  • Uses nVidia’s PhysX physics simulation software
  • Compatible with PhysX remote debugger
  • Set mass, static and dynamic friction, linear and angular damping, and more

Sound
  • Streamed audio (ogg)
  • Sound effects (ogg, wma and wav) in stereo or 3D audio
  • Properties such as Panning, Range, Volume, Pitch variation and Looping
  • Support for subtitles
  • Control how often sounds are used or repeated

Behaviour Editor
  • Create custom events and behaviours using a drag-and-drop interface
  • Behaviours can be created which will be triggered by many different in-game events
  • Any properties of the game or an entity can be used or modified
  • Use an object-oriented approach for ease-of-use

Front End and HUD
  • Customise many types of Front End pages
  • Easily link text or graphics to data from the game to create health bars, for example
  • Select text font, size, style and colour


More details can be found on our website http://www.tallstudios.com
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160 Comments
Bleeding me dry entertainment Apr 8, 2015 @ 5:56pm 
Not bad! Keep up the good work!
smartpackersolutions Apr 8, 2015 @ 5:22am 
Also voted! Can't wait for version 2.
Rick [DEV] Apr 4, 2015 @ 2:51am 
Voted, I hope to see the product on Steam soon!
GibonArt Mar 6, 2015 @ 7:11am 
i wanna this!!
🌌Universe Of Gamer🌌 Feb 23, 2015 @ 2:58am 
voted! Good Luck in this project ^^
MonoBogdan Feb 3, 2015 @ 9:48am 
Good.I make Galaxy On Fire clone :D
Tall Studios  [author] Jan 30, 2015 @ 1:27pm 
Hi METEORincoming. Thanks for the comment. It works like a sandbox level editor. You drag-and-drop objects and tweak parameters to change the behaviour of objects. It uses good default values, based on the style of game you are making, to get you up-and-running quickly. There are a lot of powerful features to explore as well, such as the Behaviour editor, so that the Shoot 'Em Up Kit can grow with you.
METEORincoming Jan 28, 2015 @ 2:27pm 
Is it gonna be as easy like buildbox level?
#Squak Pikachupgs Dec 28, 2014 @ 2:00am 
Got it on the website, and I will get it on steam if it comes out, to support this already great software
Dat Other Josh Nov 21, 2014 @ 4:05pm 
nice concepts!