'Game of Life' implemented with spells

Discussion in 'Mod Releases' started by J-Factor, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. J-Factor

    J-Factor Member

    I've implemented the Game of Life using spells, summons, corpses and a lot of hacky XML. Here's some pictures:

    Step 1 of a Glider.


    Step 2...


    Step 3...


    Step 4...


    ...and now a look at some of the hacks that make this work:

    Lots of summoning, killing, re-summoning, corpse juggling and such. In all of these screenshots the orange areas are alive 'Cell' monsters while the blue areas are dead 'Cell' monster corpses.


    Counting neighbours involved using a stacking buff that increases :wand_burn: and then applying scaled damage/healing using it. See below: two monsters are hit with 3000 damage (for having 3 neighbours) while the other is hit with 2000 damage (for having 2 neighbours).


    Note that this implementation is pretty broken. The last part of the glider cycle breaks (two cells die when they shouldn't) and it blows up if any other monsters are around. I've attached the mod but be warned it's a mess (and is based on a template skill I made so none of the castable spells have names).

    Attached Files:

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  2. Dray`Gon

    Dray`Gon Member

    Very interesting... Kinda curious how this affects gameplay or if it's just something amusing that might be abe to be found in one of the dungeon floors.
  3. Kazeto

    Kazeto Member

    I'm not sure what would the applications of that thing be (other than the amusement factor and virus-like abilities), but I like it.
  4. Glazed

    Glazed Member

    Now use it to make a Turing machine and use that to emulate DoD.

    Very cleverly done, btw! I like how the cells are taunting you.
  5. dbaumgart

    dbaumgart Art Director Staff Member

    It was only a matter of time!

    This is awesome.
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  6. Nicholas

    Nicholas Technology Director Staff Member

    Okay, that's ridiculous. You win the forums today, sir.
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  7. Kaoschan

    Kaoschan Member

    You dear sir won the internet for today!
  8. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

    Clearly it has been too long since I last played that game. (No, then again it has not.) But I simply do not get this at all.

    Well done though! You managed to get two developers to post in your thread on the first day! That is worth a like even though I have no idea what this is. :)
  9. Glazed

    Glazed Member

    Read the article that J-Factor linked. It's Conway's Game of Life.
  10. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

    Pffft. (Slap self with a Roasted Diggle...)
    I thought it was a reference to the board game called "Life".

    I somehow overlooked the links the first time.

    You win J-Factor. Here is your prize. (Throws a handful of snot-like Lutefisk at J-Factor.)
  11. Daynab

    Daynab Community Moderator Staff Member

    Always knew J-Factor was a genius. Good job sir.
  12. Ruigi

    Ruigi Will Mod for Digglebucks

    Wow you actually did it. I thought you were just talking about it...
  13. blob

    blob Member

    Hahaha ! You are crazy... In a great way.
  14. kino5

    kino5 Member

    This is just amazing.
  15. DavidB1111

    DavidB1111 Member

    Very Impressive.
    "Would you like to play a game?"
    "How about global Thermonuclear war?"
    Wargames, now that's an amazing movie.
  16. blob

    blob Member

    Funny you mention that, a friend is releasing a game based on wargames in a couple months :)