DVNC Week 2 Intern Log – Ork Battles – Devin Doane

Welcome Back!

Hi everyone! This is my week two intern log here at DVNC. So far everything has been going well, and I am really enjoying what I have been working on. I have run into a few issues here and there, but I am working through the problems. If you are interested, make sure to check my previous blog post, and keep coming back each week for an update on what I have been doing. It seems that my main focus will be working on the Monochrome project in Unity, so especially if 2D games, unity, and/or anything else you see below interests you make sure to stop by every week for an update.

What I worked on this week.

For this week I spent all of my time working in Unity. I started getting a battle system working for Monochrome using the Ork Framework plugin. The DVNC team decided that redoing most of the Monochrome systems using Ork would be the best thing for the project. This is the entire team’s first time using Ork, so we are all learning the system as we go. The Ork framework is a big system with a lot of features, so learning everything it has to offer will definitely take some time. 

Anyway, going back to my battle system for this week, it was definitely a bumpy road for me. I kept running into issues one after another. I was able to work through some of those issues, but I am still having some of them as well. For example, for some reason the combatants in the project will not join into the battle that I have set up. I have tried multiple different things, and followed Ork’s tutorials to no avail unfortunately. One downside to Ork is that it appears to not have many community based tutorials. My guess is because the software costs $100 so it is not easily accessible. Not being able to connect combatants to a battle really holds up implementing further battle features, so I am hoping to get this issue fixed soon.

What is Next?

So, that leads me into next week. Next week I will continue to try and fix any issues that I am still having with the Ork battle system, as well as continuing to add more features to it. Some of these features that we are looking to add are things like; items, faction members that fight with you, an action point system, etc. I am also looking forward to working on any other tasks that the team here at DVNC thinks that I can help contribute to. Finally, I will be posting my weekly intern blog here as usual, so make sure to check in!

See you next week!

Overall, this week went well, however I am a little frustrated with the roadblocks that I was hitting as mentioned previously. I am somewhat of a perfectionist, so hitting roadblocks that I struggle to figure out definitely upsets me a little bit. However, this is not the first time that I have struggled with something, and it won’t be the last. I will continue working the problem, and find a solution. All of that aside, I am excited to see what next week brings here at DVNC!

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