Fortune Fiasco

“”As a magic curse corrupts the circus, one tiny jester must struggle, against the vicious fortune teller’s puzzles and allies to break the prophecy of ruination”

Fortune Fiasco is about a cursed Circus. You play as Eep, a Jester from the Circus. Talk with the Circus Director and find out what is cursing the grounds and creat the Circus curse. Battle bosses in a boss rush game. Solve puzzles and free the innocent.
Find your way through the funhouse and the corn maze to defete the curse and find the Circus secrets.

What I worked on

I was the main gameplay programmer. I worked on Eep the little jester you played as.

A early version of the character gameplay. Character with Mesh, Texture and Animation.

The video above shows the gameplay and what I worked on. In the game you could roll/dodge, throw a ball and pull it back and run around using keyboard and controller input.

This is how I started working on the project. I started with my own scene made in Unity and programmed in our own engine that the school provides a base for called TGE.

After I had my own scene I started workign in TGE on the movement. We had a setup so that levels were made in Unity and then exported and loaded into TGE where we programmers worked and put everything together.

I first got the movement to work and was able to move around the world.

After I had my own scene I started workign in TGE on the movement. We had a setup so that levels were made in Unity and then exported and loaded into TGE where we programmers worked and put everything together.

I first got the movement to work and was able to move around the world.

After that I worked on getting animations to play in engine and have them work with the movement and so that the animations played at the right time.

This video shows a small clip from the trailer that show some of the gameplay. When making the gameplay the Level Designers wanted me to have collision active when trowing and then make it so that the ball goes through everything going back to the player. So I did this by just checking collision when in throwing state and not in retrieve state.

This video shows a small clip from the trailer that show some of the gameplay. When making the gameplay the Level Designers wanted me to have collision active when trowing and then make it so that the ball goes through everything going back to the player. So I did this by just checking collision when in throwing state and not in retrieve state.

You can break blocks by throwing the ball and you can stop spinning wheels to open doors and collecting items for puzzles by throwing the ball on them.

I used state machine to make the character. It was something I had not done before but was simple and easy to work with. I understood state machines well while working and thought it was a good way to work when working with gamplay for the first time.

What I am most proud of

Working on Fortune Fiasco I struggled a lot with stress and feeling like I was letting everyone down. It was my first time making anything gameplay related and so it took me a bit to get into it and be confident in my element and so I felt that because I was slower I dragged everyone behind.

So for this project I am most proud that I asked for help more often to learn and undertand. I am also proud of myslef for actually making a character controller and gameplay elements that work and work well and by the end of the project I was very comfortable with what I was doing. It was a journey for me going through struggles but ultimatly I got out on the otherside and am stronger for it.

What I learned

I learned a lot more about communicatio during this Project and how to deal with group members who are more difficult to communicate with. Fortune Fiasco was the project after Pitfoil and it was a really big difference in the communication and the group dynamic. It made it really challenging from time to time to work and know what was done and what needed to be done.

I also learned so much about gameplay. I had previously not worked with gameplay and getting to try it was really challenging at first but was easier and easier the more I worked. I think what I learned most of all was that it is important to have a draft of the gameplay early on even if it is just a camera and a cube on the screen moving, it is important to have because then it allows Level Designers to playtest the levels earlier and will allow for more itteration on the levels.