Project BlockchainZ - Available on itch.io

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    Hi everybody,

    Welcome to Project BlockchainZ, the code name for the video game prototype me and my colleagues are working so hard. It's a Third Person Shooter video game with RPG and Real Time Tactics mechanics. The game prototype is already available on itch.io:
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    Game Storyline

    Nobody could imagine the falling of the whole world until the deaths woke up. That nonliving ones became something we cannot consider as human being. They changed into a new creature, stronger, more frightening, and almost unbeatable. Society broke in pieces and the few ones alive had to survive at any cost.



    As the Major of a ranger platoon you must protect a bunker crowded of helpless people until the reinforcements arrive.

    There’s only one way to kill the damn zombies: the BlockchainZ Ammo.
    Search for the BlockchainZ Ammo and destroy the hordes of zombies, but beware of the raiders: they will take your BlockchainZ Ammo whatever it takes.

    Right now the Raiders have all the BlockchainZ ammo, you must fight them and spoil it, but be on guard, they will counterattack.

    Remember, the survival of the people depends on you. Don’t let them down!

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    Gameflow.
    Once you start playing Project BlockchainZ, you must defend the bunker against the hordes of zombies and raiders on a fixed map where you'll fight with your troops and traps.

    The bunker is basically the main area where you'll not only have to keep the people within alive, but also yourself during the reinforcements arrive.

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    The zombies are extremely resistant, so you will need a type of ammo called BlockchainZ, which contains a very strong poison that acts directly against the brain traveling through the body.

    The BlockchainZ Ammo is hidden in Raiders Storages and you must spoil it from them. The more B-Z Ammo you spoil, the more Raiders will attack you, increasing the game difficulty level.

    Features.
    • Third Person Shooter.
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    • Tactical map to manage your troops across the battle.
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    • Deploy defensive elements to direct the action where you want.
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    • Post apocalypse - scify style.
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    • RPG character development.
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    DOWNLOAD PROJECT BLOCKCHAINZ ON ITCH.IO
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    Feedback is so welcome! Please, join our Official Discord Server.


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    This video game is like a big blank canvas. Right now, we really need the community feedback in order to get a good balance in the gameplay. So, we will update this thread to show you our improvements. Hope you download Project BlockchainZ and enjoy playing it. Any suggestions are always welcome. Thanks for all the support!
     
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    Hi everybody,

    We just uploaded a new frresh video in YouTube and wanna show you this battle. We believe it looks pretty cool. So, hordes of zombies are coming from all everywhere, and you must command your soldiers and prepare the battlefield to defend your position. This is the strategy I took to save the troop:



    What would you do to defend your position? Remember to join our Discord Server:

    Project BlockchainZ is already available on itch.io !
     
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    Project BlockchainZ is already available on itch.io. You are so welcome to enjoy our Discord Server.

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    Scify Storyline
    Far away in the future, the world has fallen into a hopeless situation. Society is completely broken in pieces and the few humans alive try to survive at any cost. The whole planet is crowded of buildings burned to the ground. Cities have just became into ruins. But we are not alone. This is not our world anymore. We are sharing this shattered planet with something we get used to calling the dead ones but they are not now.

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    We created them. We created these creatures in the glory days of our society, when technologies were on the top of the world and we felt capable to return the deceased back to life. It took us a long time of failures to understand that death is something we cannot revert. And we tried to revert it so hard.

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    Now, these nonliving creatures are walking around the world, eating us, feeding themselves with our blood and beating our meat. Our bodies are just their fuel for life. What a terrible irony: living deaths killing the living ones.

    Zombies.
    That’s the word we try not to tell. Because that simple meaning do freeze our breaths. They are not just ordinary zombies, like movies always claimed. These creatures are stronger, incredibly resistant and very, very frightening. Just imagine for a while that you meet with something extremely capable to kill you. What would you do?

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    Survive.
    The only purpose of living. And there’s only one good way to kill zombies: BlockchainZ Ammo, a type of munition especially made to kill living deads, based in a very strong poison which attacks the zombie brain.

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    Gameplay
    Once you are ready to play this game, you will need to keep a few important things in mind:

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    • Protect the bunker until the reinforcements arrive.
    • Kill whoever and whatever attacks you. People protection depends on you.
    • Clean the key places infested by zombies.
    • Spoil as much as Bz Ammo as possible to the raiders. But remember: raiders can counterattack.
    • Be wary of the hordes. Once they arrive, there is no turning back.
    • The world is based in a completely ruined city. And this city is your worst enemy.


    Wanna ask you something: how many zombies are you capable to kill in just one single battle?



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    [BzLog 3]: Battle Mode!

    Hi everybody! In Project BlockchainZ we want to develop the action of the game with a huge variety of battles divided in the defensive ones and the offensive others.

    Defensive Battles
    • Defend the bunker against the hordes of zombies attracted by the noise of your activity.
    • Defend yourself from the blistering raiders who want to spoil your BlockchainZ Ammo.
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    Offensive Battles
    • Assault the Raiders Storages to get the valuable BlockchainZ Ammo.
    • Clean up the zombie-infested key areas.
    • Anticipate your enemy attacks and intercept them at some point on the map before reaching your bunker.
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    Before fighting: make your own strategy
    Once you start Battle Mode, you have time to plan your strategy. There are some elements you can place in the battlefield before the enemy attacks you:

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    • Place alarm bait: Really useful to attract the zombies attention.
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    • Place barricades: Not only to keep your soldiers away from the zombies but also to find some cover.
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    • Place explosive mines: these little bloody bugs can kill zombies and raiders easily.
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    • Place explosive barrels: Find a cool location for the barrels, place them and, once the enemy is closer to the barrel, just aim, shoot and enjoy. The simpler, the more successful.
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    • Defend your territory: With all the traps placed in and all the elements strategically settled, prepare your soldiers for the fight. No regrets!
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    While fighting: strategy goes on!
    Get ready to think as quick as possible. The hordes of zombies and the attacks of the raiders are very fast. With the help of the Tactical View, as a player and also as the Captain of the soldiers’ platoon, you must array your troops to the victory. Command your soldiers to any position in the battlefield and be the leader the world demands to be saved.

    Destroy the zombie tombs inside the hatches and so you will stop the hordes of zombies.

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    Do not hesitate: aim, shoot and reload!

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    Spoil as much Bz Ammo as you can. But be wary of the raiders: they can counterattack.

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    Remember: your mission is to keep the bunker in safe. Each every single survivor you find across the Worldmap is a little big victory.

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    DOWNLOAD THE PROTOTYPE ON ITCH.IO!

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    [BzLog 4]: Worldmap
    In Project BlockchainZ you will fight in a procedural map where you can find different goals managing the whole action strategically. This procedural map will be your Worldmap.


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    Worldmap Hud
    On the top left corner you'll see how long will reinforcements take to arrive at the bunker. Also, you will notice how many civils are inside the bunker and how much BitecoinZs do you have to spend in the technology's store. In the middle up of the screen, there is an alert about when will the new zombie wave attack the bunker. Time Controller is for the speed while moving across the worldmap. Finally, there is an small world map on the left bottom corner where you will notice all the events around the worldmap.

    Worldmap Events
    We've just started creating 5 diferent types of events:

    • The Bunker. The place where you can manage your soldiers, train them and buy some technologies. These technologies will be to improve the character skills and so create a better battle gameplay.
    • Zombie Hatch: it is formed by zombie tombs (remember: we are still thinking on the zombie idea and what kind of creature could fit better in the story). If you destroy the zombie hatch, no more zombies will appear from this area.
    • Raiders Storage: it's where the Bz Ammo are. You can spoil it while fighting against the raiders or defeat them directly and so you'll get the Bz Ammo.
    • Raiders encounters: sometimes you will be find some bandits across the battlefield. You can try to flee, but sometimes you won't. If you decide to fight against them and finally defeated your enemies, you'll earn BiteCoinZs.
    • Zombie waves: the worldmap is crowded of zombies walking around the streets and ready to kill you. Kill them and win not only experience, but also BiteCoinZs.
    • Raiders with hostages: defeat the enemies and you will rescue the hostages. These civils will go directly to your bunker.
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    Move freely among objectives around the worldmap but be careful, this world is full of dangerous situations and you must manage the risk of every single action to anticipate your enemies movement and choose how to fight every battle.

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    The Bunker: RPG elements.
    Through the Worldmap you will manage your troops and enjoy all the RPG attributes like the troops training, all about buying elements to use in the battlefield and much more possibilities.

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    In the worldmap you will be capable to manage the challenges of every battle in order to success. There are some technologies at your disposal. You can buy them with the Bitecoins you earn in the battlefield.

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    Right now, we are thinking on new technologies, so any suggestion is welcome. You can comment here or talk about it on our Discord Server.

    Thanks for all, guys! Next update: a patch is coming!



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    [BzLog 5]: Fresh news! Patch notes 1.0.1b

    Hey everybody!

    We’re working on more meaningful additions, so here’s Patch 1.0.1b! The update is ready for you! We are introducing a new kind of raider, bigger and more powerful, who uses a shotgun (Let us know if you like it). We also add some improvements in the Bullet Time skill, which we’ll explain you with lots of details in the next week devlog. Besides, a new weapon is at player’s disposal, The shotgun: Ready to kill zombies without remorse. Also a big optimization that allow us to put more Units at the same time: 100 to 300.

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    Additionally we are still working on the story. We’ll show you very soon more info about concepts and who are the factions and what we finally decided about the zombie idea. We are discussing it on our Discord Server, and you are invited to participate.



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    These are the Patch Notes:

    • New weapon included: shotgun.
    • New Raider with a shotgun.
    • Big optimization that allows more units on screen at the same time, from 100 to 300.
    • Movement of enemies improved (Improved pathfindings).
    • Response time and physicis now uses less resources.
    • New mini map icon for zombies.
    • Adjusted win time to concentrate action in more fast paced battles.
    • Modified alarm bait duration to make it more usable.
    • Changed Bullet Time, now it’s a time based skills instead a stamina one.
    • Now you can choose whether the soldiers in the bunker come to help you or not.
    • Now you can choose the initial weapon when you start the battle.
    • Some aesthetic improvements in the text boards.
    • New Feedback when the alarm bait is activated.
    • New Feedback while Bullet Time.
    • Increased player jump height.
    • New Feedback when you are reloading ammo with the Ammo Box.
    • Raiders Supply Depot always have bandits inside.
    • AI units identify the Ammo Box as an obstacle.
    • Bug fixes.
    • … and much more in future patches!


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    We will continue working on new improvements and patches, and will be glad to know any feedback or suggestions you have. Don't forget to join us on Discord!

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    Thank you all for the support, it’s really useful. Hope you enjoy the new patch and have fun!



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    [BzLog 6]: Wanna kill zombies cooler? it's Bullet Time!

    Why Bullet Time is your best choice to survive?
    Have you ever felt alone in the middle of the battle, desperate to survive against a massive horde of zombies? Us too. And that’s why we are so glad to introduce you the Bullet Time skill, an abbility really useful once you need more time to kill your enemies.



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    Just imagine for one second how funny could be to freeze the time for a while and see these horrible enemies rushing over you in slow motion. That gives you a break to choose the best response. Lots of situation could happen then. You could kill more zombies, or find a way out, give orders to your troops in order to take a huge advantage on the battle. Also, it looks pretty cool to kill zombies in slow motion.






    Bullet Time improvements
    • Fixed duration (we’re thinking about the possibility to last more depending on the player's level experience ).
    • Bullet Time cooldown reduced.
    • Time skills (Doesn't use stamina).
    • Improved SFX feedback.
    • New camera effect for feedback
    • Much Better aiming while using the shotgun.


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    Take advantage of the Bullet Time and the new shotgun. It looks amazing while killing a lot of zombies. Just try it!

    We will talk about other kind of weapons in our Discord Server. Join us!

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    [BzLog 7]: It's all about Optimization

    Hi there

    In the last week, we have been working really hard (besides on new features) on optimizations in the game's performance. Today i'll let you know the main problems we've been through this and how we are fixing them.

    Right now, the most fps-consuming place in the game is on battles with tons of units, which if you are fighting against zombies it's actually pretty normal (even more if you are playing the hard level as a ranger and you are in late-game).

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    AI improvement
    The most consuming part of the battle is (without a doubt) the AI from your troops, raiders and/or zombies. They need to know a lot of information before they can decide what to do and this is usually where it takes most of the time (paths, line of sight, friendly fire, take covers, etc) and what we could improve the most was the pathfinding (Finding a path from point A to point B avoiding all obstacles). Just because we have a lot of units at the same time, we decided to use a different pathfinding (from the usual pathfinding that Unity uses) that could improve performance, but the counter part was the paths were a bit choppy and hitting stuff that moved in a weird way wasn't fun.

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    So we decided to remove this pathfinding and stick with Unity's systems, which actually led to better paths and, to our surprise, better performance. This change allowed us to raise the amount of units a battle could have.



    Physics Improvement
    One term most of you are probably familiarized with are "hitboxes" or what it's actually called "colliders" (The box that "collides" with stuff and take damage). In order to have accuracy with shots' hits we needed to have up to 8 or 10 hitboxes for every unit (Chest, head, legs, arms, etc). This is fine as long as you don't move them or you don't have a ton of them. You can think that 8 or 10 for unit it's not that much, but having in mind a battle can have up to 150-200 units at the same time. this means 1000-1500 colliders (which it's something that Unity doesn't like).

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    The way we decided to solve this was to change dynamically the amount of colliders a unit have. If it's really far away and not doing much, we don't really care what is actually hitting it, so we leave it a simple collider, but if the unit is in front of you, we change to a complex collider with up to 8-10 hitboxes so you can keep headshooting and dealing those sweet +300 dmg. This actually uses more rules to manage how the colliders change and makes sure that the player doesn't notices this. And with this we lower the number of colliders from 1K to 200.



    Results
    Before the patch we released a few days ago, you could only have 100 "real" units on the battlefield. Even if you are fighting vs 500, they will appear on rounds of 100 (So the game could actually be playable). Now the number raised to 300 (it can actually be higher, but we decided to leave room for low-tier PCs). Even with this, there's still room from improvement using some of the latest Unity's features like ECS (Entity Component System) and Job System (Which allow us to use multiple threads to improve game performance), Hopefully, in future patches, we will let you know how all of this evolve and make a better experience!

    Don't forget to join us on Discord!

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    [BzLog 8]: Weapons everywhere!

    Sometimes happens. You feel like the most incredible hero around the world ready to command your troops against the hordes of zombies. This is something you are already feeling. Because deep inside of your heart, you know there is a leader capable to do whatever it takes to keep your people alive. And that's why Project BlockchainZ exists, to provide you the weapons and troops to save the world. But remember, we are just a concept game, so first we need you to save the bunker in order to save the world. This bloody bunker is crowded of helpless people, desperate to survive, and you are their last hope. Be a soldier, be a captain, be a hero, be a damn zombie killer! No matter how you name yourself, just shoot them all!



    And please, don't let them hurt you.

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    As a leader, you have the responsibility to command your troops and arrange the soldiers. Every single order matters. Do your strategy, do it quickly and do it for your people. Get ready for the worst enemy in the whole world: zombies. And use all the weapons at your dispossal. Everything counts.



    Your bloody weapons
    • Gun. Very agile and really useful when you have no riffle ammo.
    • Rifle. Your beloved weapon right now. Aim, shoot and reload!
    • Shotgun. Wanna kill zombies cooler? We've just included this weapon because you deserve it and zombies too.
    • Grenades. Zombies are everywhere! Just throw it out and see what happens.
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    Make your weapons destroyer: use Bz Ammo
    Because we know you are in the middle of the battle and zombies are getting closer, you can use a better ammo to kill them all: BlockchainZ Ammo, aka Bz Ammo. You gotta spoil it from the raiders supply depot.



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    Weapons in the future

    Right now, we are thinking of new weapons to be included in the game. Something to throw grenades farther (does anybody say bazooka?), but not extremely powerful to kill zombies, because of the game balance. Remember that for now this is a scifi video game and we are still discussing the lore behind and so the graphics. That means we are open to new ideas. If anybody has an idea about a new kind of weapon, just let us know! You can comment here and talk about it in our Discord Server. Feel free to participate, this blank canvas game will be awesome thanks to you!

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    [BzLog 9]: Why BlockchainZ Ammo will save you from death?

    People say the only way to kill a zombie is by shooting in its head. What if this is not an ordinary zombie? What if this creature is something... rare. And we mean something stranger than the original zombie concept. Because maybe you would need more than one bullet in its head to destroy this horrible enemy.

    What if there's a better way to kill this damn creature? Something really rare to find in this shattered world but extremely useful to your purpose. Well... it already exists: it's called BlockchainZ Ammo, and there's only one place where you will find it.



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    Bz Ammo, I choose you.


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    When the world has fallen by the zombie menace, people tried so hard to find a cure or something to fight with. As the cure never succeed, civilication created this special kind of ammo, which attacks directly to the zombie brain and erase it in a few seconds. Sounds really good, isn't it? The problem is that BlockchainZ Ammo was really difficult to create, so there's a limit amount of Bz Ammo. Who has it on his power? The blistering raiders.

    Life in this ruined world is about surviving at all costs, and that means you must be the one who uses all Bz Ammo as possible to keep your people in safe. So, do not hesitate: go for the Bz Ammo, spoil it and kill all the raiders you have to. Otherwise, zombies will arrive to your bunker and kill your people. There's nothing worse than living in a empty and hopeless place. Save the bunker, save the world.


    Why Bz Ammo is so cool?

    • It gives you the chance to kill much more zombies in less time.
    • You can kill zombies with just one shoot. (But not the big ones, they need a little bit more bullets).
    • It helps you reducing the stress that comes to you when you are trapped by a bunch of enemies.
    • It improves your strategy. You can prioritize your targets. Big zombies first!
    • You can combine Bz Ammo with Bullet Time Skill. And enjoy the pleasure of killing zombies.


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    Feel free to use Bz Ammo whenever you need to. Just a remind: zombies are coming. Your people's life depends on you. Don't waste the Bz Ammo. Every single bullet counts.

    Did you use Bz Ammo? Let us know your experience, visit our Discord Server!

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    If you feel ready to save the bunker, and also save the world, let's join Project BlockchainZ!



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    [BzLog 10]: Future is now. Concept Arts!

    Hi all,

    As you might know, Project BlockchainZ is a concept game and it works as a big blank canvas to create a much more interesting game. These days we've been working a lot in the concept of the environment and the city where the game take place.


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    When we started developing the video game, we had the idea to create a huge city completely ruined by thousands of years of struggling. It would be a desolated scenario to play. We believe the city will improve the concept of the worldmap, and the player will experience what means to walk around a place devastated and crowded of terrible menaces.


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    One of the most important things about this city is to turn it into a interesting battlefield where the player has to survive, fight , hide, explore...


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    We're talking about a moment far in the future after of centuries of conflict when people have no hopes, no dreams, no food. And not only because of the nature's cruelty, but the human malice. This mega city will be strongly divided in factions and parties, and not only the zombie becomes a menace, but also those who are supposed to be on your side.

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    We are working so hard in the identity of every faction. Confrontation among factions in a shattered world, a place to die, a battlefield. Seems like a pretty cool idea, it will be plenty of inhabitants, some enemies and others that might cooperate.


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    One of the most important things we imagine about a post-apocalyptic world is to understand the desperation and also the complete desolation the few people alive could ever feel. It's our main purpose to create this devastated environment in order to enrich the idea of the inhabitants. And we really want to develop it with you and all the community and of course share the improvements each week.


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    What do you think about this concepts? How do you imagine each faction in this ruined world concept? Remember that we are still working on the zombie/monster idea, and we want to develop a new kind of creature that you might love. Anyway, don't forget to give us some feedback! All suggestion are welcome.

    Wanna try to save the bunker? Let's download Project BlockchainZ

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    Feel free to participate in our Discord discussion!

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    [BzPatch 2]: Updates and improvements!

    Hey everybody!

    New Patch is here! Say hello to Patch 1.0.2b (Patch notes below) A new update with nice improvements for a better game experience.

    Firstly we have reworked so hard the AI, so now they will react much better to the different situations, more work will be added, like advanced behaviors, different animations and there will be more in futures patches!

    Also we've done optimizations in the shooting feedback, first we add some shake to the camera. Also we have been working a lot in the IK stuff so when you shoot the gun move the character's arms and shoulders. And we have changed nearly all the SFXs for a more interesting version. Give it a try, you will notice with the first shoot.

    What is IK?
    IK is the acronym for Inverse Kinematics. IK is an animation technique that allows much more responsive animations in games.

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    Unfortunatelly, this improvement forces us to turn off the option to disable the Right/Left Angle shooting until the next patch

    You'll see that now the difficulty level is a little bit more harder (We also took out rookie level), because we want the video game to be a really interesting challenge for every zombie killer. Nobody said that killing zombies was easy. The real challenge is to survive until your reinforcements arrive.

    Finally, and not less important, we have corrected some nasty bugs!

    Are you capable to save the bunker? Prove it and save the world: https://projectblockchainz.itch.io/projectbcz

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    PSD.: we are still working on the story. And now we are so happy to show you some of the concept arts we have prepared.

    Check it!

    When we started developing the video game, we had the idea to create a huge city completely ruined by thousands of years of struggling. It would be a desolated scenario... More on the Devlog

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    What do you think? Let us know on our Discord Server.

    Patch Notes:
    • General improve on AI, now the bandits reacts much better.
    • Big optimization in shooting feedback.
      • Camera improvements.
      • SFX improvements.
      • IK optimizations.
      • New SFX for each every weapon.
    • Now the foots adjust to the terrain.
    • The character reacts when is hitted.
    • Fixed zombie speed bug.
    • Not the zombies let some space after attacks.
    • Rookie challenge level removed.
    • Now the challenge level includes the difficulty.
    • Challenge level adjustment in order to create a more interesting challenge for the player.
    • Fixed some related bugs on AI.
    • Aiming by the left is temporarily disabled while improving the character's IK.
    • Now you can't train the last civilian in the bunker.
    • Fixed the bug related to the updates, now it works fine.
    • Some adjustment to max units at the same time, to avoid performance hitccups
    • Minor Bugs
    Additionally, we are working on the auto-resolve feature that let the easy battles be done without wasting time Eg. when you have 20 soldiers and fight against 3 raiders. These kind of battles have no sense at this point, so we believe player doesn't need to waste time them. Just focus in the good ones. Once we have this feature totally balanced and tested, we'll update it in the next update!

    We really hope you enjoy these new improvements. If you find any bug, please tell us right here or through our Discord Server.

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    Thanks a lot for all the support you are bringing to us. It's great to know how do you feel about Project BlockChainZ.
     
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    Hi there!

    I just recorded this video. It's just me VS 800 zombies. I won't show you wheter I win or not. Just take a look and see a different way to survive.



    BTW, the game is already available on itch.io for free!
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    Right now, we are discussing about new technologies to include in the gameplay (turrets and drones, maybe). Feel free to participate in the conversation in our Discord Server.

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    Esteban5XG New Member

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    Hey there!

    It's nice to see you again. How was everything going on? We are so glad to show you our new fresh Patch, 1.0.3b is ready to be downloaded for all of you, avid zombie killers, courageous trigger-happy soldiers. This Patch is full of improvements, notes about bugs solutions and a few surprises just to drive you crazy like a zombie holding a brain.

    Are you ready to find out the latest features and improvements for Project BlockchainZ? Shut up and dance with zombies!

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    About Project BlockchainZ Patch 1.0.3b
    Just because we know how important is the feeling of being a zombie, we have reworked the Reactions, so these noisy hungry creatures will react better to different situations. It means the undead will not only find the best way to rush over you, but also throw to the floor and feed your body once they kill you. And you will be the bloody witness who presence this pretty carnage, whether you have set the highest quality options or the lowest, thanks to the new performance mode in the options menu which is intended for low systems (Will reduce the number of enemies, but they will be a bit harder)s we have included, with only pressing one single button in settings. But please, do not worry about the zombie attack, because right now your soldiers will shoot them with no doubts. Unlucky, raiders will do the same to you, too. Say thank you to the improvements!

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    Don't forget to run away from the enemies, if they are destroying your defenses. Just run like a gazelle would do, trying to scape from the clawns of the lion. But remember that stamina last only so long for a single run, and after that, you will run slower, of course. But not the zombies. So, take a cold head to recover the breath and so stamina in order to think your next step.

    We have balanced difficulty level, as many people asked us, and now Commander level is activated, or what people get used to calling the crazy level. Because you are all allowed to kill zombies, whatever the experience you have. And talking about the difficulty range, we have a new feature for you, guys. We believe there is a chance to include a new weapon, something to kill enemies far away from them. Say hello to the sniper riffle, our new pretty toy which gives you the opportunity to kill your targets, no matter how far they are. Just by pressing the middle and right buttons mouse , you will aim your enemy. Do not hesitate: just shoot! It's free!

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    Now you will have normal speed in bullet time, take advantage!

    Time is important , let's soldiers auto resolve battle!
    We know sometimes the smallest battles are a bit annoying. They aren't funny, because of these we include the auto resolve option.

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    But be careful! Platoon without your expertise will have much more casualties. Take that in account and let them fight for you sometimes.

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    What happens with the technology research system?
    Yeah, we know. It's been a little bit hard to understand how it works. Many questions about how to increase the initial amount, or how to upgrade the technologies for a better use. We've been working on it, so now you will see technology researchment dashboard more suitable and clearer. Besides, we have improved the Battle Mode Hud, in order to give a better feedback when the player wants to build a technology.

    We want you to build things easier, and we truly thing now it's gonna happen. But, if you have any further questions or any suggestion, please give us feedback right here and join us on Discord. We are so open to discuss about it. What makes the player enjoy the game, becomes important to us.

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    About further development

    We are making great strides with the gameplay storyline. Now you can read the whole story of The Soldier Book in our Discord. Besides, you will see a few concept arts about the city environment we are developing and also the factions we are trying to include. Remember graphics are still not set, but we have something special working in progress: right now it is called V2, but it wil be our next step in the prototype evolution. This V2 will contain new graphics, a lot of new features, huge improvements in the worldmap, with new events and situations to play with, and of course a few story behind. This story will be a small step in the massive challenge we are facing: an amazing story that blows your mind and freaks you out like a spark in your brain.

    We will share every single step of V2, the next prototype for Project BlockchainZ. So, go for Discord, V2 will worth it!

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    Patch 1.0.3b Notes:
    • Quality optimizations for low pc systems.
    • SFX improvements while winning or being defeated.
    • Huge optimization in Start Menu.
    • New auto resolve mode, that will avoid your some annoying battles.
    • AI improvement for soldiers and raiders: now they don't stand for some time looking at the enemy withouth shooting.
    • AI improvement for zombies: they find better ways to go over you, and also throw to the floor to eat you when they kill you.
    • Stamina improvement: you run slower when stamina has been spent.
    • Bullet time improvement: now player and bullets act in regular speed while everything goes slower.
    • New crazy level mode: Commander
    • New weapon: sniper riffle with telescopic sight.
    • Fixed some bugs related to battle mode.
    • Big optimization on building feature with new iconography for a better user experience.
    • Fixed some bugs related to Bz Ammo amount.
    We really want you to enjoy these new improvements. By the way, if you find any bug, please tell us right here or through Discord:

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    Thanks a lot for all the support, soldiers. It's great to know you are enjoying this prototype. Don't forget to follow us for further news. V2 is coming very, really very soon. Long gameplay life to project BlockchainZ!
     
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    Hey there!

    We've just updated a Hot Fix for Patch 3, so get ready to download it and enjoy the pleasure to kill zombies with this improvements and also with lots of bugs fixed ;)

    You can download the game in our itch.io site: Download Project BlockchainZ

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    HOT FIX NOTES:
    - Fixed bug with zombie tombs health bar. Now they appear again.
    - Soldiers spawn in the correct places.
    - Fixed bug that freeze some gameplay screens.
    - New key button for aiming with sniper: say hi to V key button.
    - Added performance mode explanation in settings.
    - Footsteps SFX improvements.
    - Reduced sniper rifle damage.
    - Increased shotgun damage.
    - Fixed bug about changing weapon animation.
    - Reduced changing weapon time.

    Don't forget to join our Discord Server

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    Hey everybody!

    Just because last patch had a few important bugs, we just solved them. And now you can download our latest version on itch.io! Including Hotfix 1.0.3b_h2 notes:

    - Fixed bug related to zombies not spawing.

    - Fixed bug in battle mode related to allies hud. Now you can only select platoons when they are in.



    Hope you feel a better experience killing zombies!

    Feel free to download the video game on itch.io!

    Do not hesitate to join us on Discord . We are now discussing about the next step in the new version of the prototype!
     
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    Hey there!

    It's been a long time since our last update. But no worries, we are now here to present you the new steps we are taking. Big changes are coming. Just because Project BlockchainZ connected too many people and it's getting bigger and bigger, we started to work in a new prototype, also known as V2. This prototype is the logical evolution of Project BlockchainZ and, after a long time thinking about its design, its naming and many other aspects of this new game, we finally decided to call it FallNation.

    At this point, we understood our Discord Server needed a big change to be aligned to the whole story we are constructing behind theses video games. And that's why we've just changed our name. From now, you will find us on Discord by the name of the ARF Initiative.
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    About the ARF Initiative

    ARF Initiative includes not only Project BlockchainZ and FallNation, but also the full scope game, which is based in these two prototypes.

    We believe the best way to reach the goal (ARF video game) is by giving you some prototypes and so we all together can experience the gameplay and obtain a very useful feedback. That's why Project BlockchainZ and FallNation exists.
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    Project BlockchainZ is a military program simulation government created to prepare soldiers in case of a big threat.

    FallNation is the emergency protocol government activates when the Nation has fallen. The main purpose is to ensure the survival of the people and the complete management of the hazard.

    ARF is based in a shattered world far in the future, full of dangers, collapsed by a horrible menace (can´t say much more right now). As you might see, logo is under construction. ARF is the full scope game and formed by Project BlockchainZ and Fallnation. ARF is coming soon.

    Big things are coming. This is the beginning of everything. Hope you now understand where are we going to and how happy we feel to share this video game with all of you.

    If you want to know more about our video game, including every project, do not doubt. Join our Discord Server!
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    Thanks a lot for the support, guys!
     

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