|Satellite Reign at £229k with two weeks to reach £350k, introduces Support Agent|
|Posted: 15.07.2013 11:28 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
5 Lives Studios has posted their first 'Meet the...' feature and the spotlight hits the Support Agent, the one who'll "cover your arse when you're backed into a corner", and they are designed for multiple load outs.
The team ultimately describe the Support Agent as the 'Swiss Army Knife' of your four agent squad. There are 13 days left until the Kickstarter closes, and £120k more is needed.
This guy can even wear a "4 legged mech" backpack to deploy in those sticky situations. Some 'Nanite Regeneration Cloud' triaging will boost teammate health.
The spills the cyberpunk beans:
"Whether decked out for full frontal assault, heavily armoured with a mini-gun and extra ammo for personal use or your team-mates, defensively loaded with extra armour and a backpack than can be deployed and transform into a 4 legged mech (think Boston Dynamics “Big Dog”) that you can move into position as mobile cover from enemy fire or used as the man behind the scenes, deploying surveillance drones to increase the line of sight for team-mates and knocking out turrets from afar with a focused EMP laser, the Support is the glue that holds the team together."
"Your Support Agent will have a wide range of weapons, equipment and abilities at your disposal. The Systematic Execution ability lets you target enemies from afar, allowing your other agents to inflict massively multiplied damage. Nanite Regeneration Cloud equipment can be deployed when the chips are down, healing any nearby team-mates above and beyond their regular health levels."
The previous community update for Satellite Reign touched on the 'AI for emergent gameplay' they plan on. Basically the AI for NPCs would be governed by their senses like sight and sound, so they won't be just reacting to players stepping into trigger areas. AI judgements are broken down into concerns: Financial, Safety, Food, Sex, Excitement, Sleep, Respect. Numerous events can effect these precious stats.
"Everything feeds into everything else causing a chaotic system, but also a believable system, a systems where the Guard will go get some food because his hunger level got too high, or he fell asleep on the job because he got to sleepy, or he decided to run away from a shoot out because he’s basically a bit of a coward and the financial gains of defending the compound didn't out-way the risk of being killed," explained the team. Check out the AI update .
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