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Blueless

Level Intermediate

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Overview

This sample is provided with full source code and demonstrates how Quantum can be used to create a fast and action-packed online 2D platform shooter.

Disclaimer: The sample game was developed by BitCake Studio for Photon Engine.

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Download

Version Release Date Download
2.1.1 Dec 05, 2022 Quantum Blueless 2.1.1 Build 37
2.1.0 Sep 16, 2022 Quantum Blueless 2.1.0 Build 35

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Before You Start

To run the sample in online multiplayer mode, first create a Quantum AppId in the PhotonEngine Dashboard and paste it into the AppId field in PhotonServerSettings asset. Then load the Menu scene in the Scenes menu and press Play.

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Technical Info

  • Unity: 2020.3.20f1.
  • Platforms: PC (Windows / Mac), WebGL and Mobile (Android)

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Highlights

Technical

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Gameplay

  • Fast paced, 2D platform shooter.
  • Double jump.
  • Area damage.
  • Grenade.
  • Weapon reload time.
  • Change weapon using weapon inventory.

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Controls

Use A S to movement, Space to jump, Q E to change weapon, F to use the granade, Left Mouse Button to shoot and use the mouse cursor to aim.

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Useful Patterns

Raycast Projectiles Based On Delta-movement

This is a good approach to prevent fast bullets from crossing walls. A raycast based on direction and speed is used to predict the next bullet movement and detect a hit, if any.

Physics2D.HitCollection hits = frame.Physics2D.LinecastAll(bulletTransform->Position, futurePosition);
for (int i = 0; i < hits.Count; i++)
{
  var entity = hits[i].Entity;
  ...
  if (entity == EntityRef.None)
  {
    bulletTransform->Position = hits[i].Point;
    // Applies polymorphic behavior on the bullet action
    data.BulletAction(frame, bullet, EntityRef.None);
    return true;
  }
}

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Disconnect System

Using the DeterministicInputFlags we check if the player is present. So, the entities of players who are not present for a while are removed from the simulation.

public override void Update(Frame frame)
{
  frame.Global->DisconnectTime += frame.DeltaTime;

  var robotsFilter = frame.Filter<PlayerID, Status>();
  while (robotsFilter.NextUnsafe(out var robot, out var playerID, out var robotStatus))
  {
    DeterministicInputFlags flags = frame.GetPlayerInputFlags(playerID->PlayerRef);

    if ((flags & DeterministicInputFlags.PlayerNotPresent) == DeterministicInputFlags.PlayerNotPresent)
    {
      robotStatus->DisconnectedTicks++;
    }
    else
    {
      robotStatus->DisconnectedTicks = 0;
    }
    if (robotStatus->DisconnectedTicks >= 15)
    {
      frame.Destroy(robot);
    }
  }
}


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