Fractalus 0.8 Progress and Unity


Once again it’s been a while since the last release of Fractalus. As before, I’ve been very busy and not had a lot of time to work on it, and for the time I did have to work on it I didn’t make much progress. Most of this comes down to Fractalus being built on my own custom engine which meant that in the little time I had, I was working on both the game and the engine, and it turns out developing a game engine is quite time consuming (I know! Who’d’ve thought?). In a previous post I mentioned thinking about moving to another game/graphics engine but wasn’t sure if I should. I ended up deciding that it would be the best thing to do for the project, and would allow me to focus more on the game itself, and so I began work on rebuilding Fractalus from scratch using the Unity engine.

Fractalus 0.8 Unity prototype in development

So far it has been a long process to rebuild everything in Unity, but at this point I have an accurate reimplementation of the in-world graphics and a portion of the gameplay as it was at 0.7. There is still more to be done to bring it fully up to what 0.7 had, and there are some new things that need to be added for 0.8 as well.

I hope to have Fractalus completely ported to Unity within the next few months, with 0.8’s release to follow soon after.

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– Luke

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5 Responses to “Fractalus 0.8 Progress and Unity”

  1. Emptyhead says:

    Glad to see this is still progressing and congrats on going through with the tough decision of pretty much starting again. You finding unity easy to use?

  2. Luke says:

    Thanks! I’ve found Unity really easy to use, though it did take some time to get used to its concepts and the way it deals with everything. Following their tutorials helped a lot with that.

    – Luke

  3. Gryfon says:

    Glad to read you had time to re-work it into Unity. Can’t wait to see the end product! Love what you’re doing, keep up the great work.

  4. James Fredericks says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for your efforts in making this. I’m incredibly excited to learn of this and will try to spread the word. I don’t know of you have a means for me to donate money to this development but I am willing and I bet others are too. I’m also good with Photoshop if you ever want any help on graphics or logos, etc.

  5. Mark says:

    Woa! My all-time favourite game on the old Atari 800/ST
    So impressed!
    Looking forward to the end result
    Thank you!!

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