Fillauth - A Fallout demake

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Kinten, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Kinten

    Kinten First time out of the vault

    Aug 25, 2008
    This is my first post so I'm sorry if this comes off as trying to advertise - it really isnt advertising I just felt that this kind of thing is something you guys might enjoy.
    The thing is, I've been hanging around this site for quite some time but never really felt I had anything to contribute with until now.

    Me and a friend are working on a small game (since yesterday) to participate with in a game dev competition over at a site called The Independent Gaming Source. TIGSource hosts compos like this on a regular basis. There's no awards, just the enjoyment of participating!
    The theme of this months competition is "bootleg demake", which means you're supposed to make a fake earlier version of a famous title.
    Being avid Fallout fans we decided to make a Fallout demake.
    The plan is to make a game with a graphical style of the early ninetees, with a resolution of 160x120.
    One of the compo rules is that you're not allowed to use any copyright material, so everything, including sounds, music and graphics, need to be remade. This is also goes for the title.
    Our game is called "Fillauth".
    Enough talking!

    You can check out the intro here. Observe that the crappy English is intentional! Read the story to learn why :)

    Here's a couple of work in progress shots:

    Original pixel size:

    We'll post updates in the original thread as we go.

  2. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003
    Wow. This is graphically challenged.
  3. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Don't let Pete Hines see this!

    He'll use it to prove his 4-pixel chair remark!
  4. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    It's a classic!
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Beautiful. D-does it come with a construction kit?
  6. Kinten

    Kinten First time out of the vault

    Aug 25, 2008

    We're working hard on a map editor now. The game is supposed to be done by the end of the month, so I'm not sure how far we'll get.
    We're gonna try making it as moddable as possible on the short amount of time we've got.

    It's made in lua script though, so the code will be open source :)
  7. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    I'm a sucker for those old skool graphics.

    It's just... *sniff*... beautifal.
    In either an amazingly cool way or a mad scientist esque way.
  8. Jesterka

    Jesterka Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 16, 2006
    Fuck those drunk Poles. :D
  9. Kinten

    Kinten First time out of the vault

    Aug 25, 2008
    We're suckers for old school stuff to!

    Retro mapeditor up and running!
  10. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    This is great. :)
  11. Karel

    Karel Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 21, 2006
    Cool, very cool. The graphics is fantastic, reminds me of my first Commodore (unforutnately monochrome) or all the games I have in DOSBox :-)
  12. Bofast

    Bofast Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jan 26, 2006
    This looks really cool, I sure hope you win!
  13. Recon Rover Rick

    Recon Rover Rick It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 21, 2008
    ...Why is this so sexy? By all rights it shouldn't be, but it is!
  14. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007
    I really like this stuff. It reminds me the good ol' time. :ok:
  15. HostileMutantCacti

    HostileMutantCacti First time out of the vault

    Jul 24, 2008

    I don't really like it but it's nice nonetheless :D
  16. SilverM

    SilverM It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 16, 2008
    I don't know, it's so damn cute ^^
  17. Kinten

    Kinten First time out of the vault

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hey guys, thanks for the comments! Sorry for not keeping you posted though.

    The compo deadline has been postponed, so we still have a couple of days to finish this thing.

    Here are two new dev shots:

  18. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Cool :) What are you using as the game engine? Could we mod it to run in higher res? It's just the fallout2 engine is limited and we are always looking for ways around it :)
  19. Kinten

    Kinten First time out of the vault

    Aug 25, 2008
    Wild_qwerty -

    We're using our own engine, called daisy, but instead of building executables we use Lua script, which means the whole code is in an editable Lua file. Since our texture editor is public you could technically create which ever game you like. Lua isn't the most powerful, but I'm sure it is sufficient for creating a higher-res Fallout clone than Fillauth.

    Other games we've made using this technique (both participating in the same competition) are "House Globe", a Home World demake and "Because It's Fun Fay" (BIFF) , a proceduraly generated platformer for the proceduraly generated competition. Both spanning about two weeks of development.

    House Globe can be found here
    and BIFF can be found here
    If you download them you'll be able to see the code by reading the .lua files in the Daisymoon folders.

    EDIT: To make a proper Fallout clone however, you would probably need access to the main Daisy code.
  20. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Any chance of open sourcing? Not that I'm a programmer.