Hypercycle Arena 2 [4K] – Tron fan-made game

1 : Anonymous2021/12/04 00:18 ID: r8cwpw
Hypercycle Arena 2 [4K] - Tron fan-made game
2 : Anonymous2021/12/04 08:11 ID: hn6a1xl

I don’t know why Disney never capitalized on this franchise.

ID: hn8qqs2

At least they made an awesome, futuristic looking Tron Rollercoaster at Shanghai Disneyland where you actually sit in the bikes that is also currently under construction at Disney World Florida.

ID: hnaim98

It would make for an amazing game in VR and with very little graphical power needed (as it’s just straight lines for the most part). But the size/scale/scope/depth/perspective/speed would all be heavily enhanced by bringing it to VR. Give us a Tron 3D/VR Experience, if nothing else.

ID: hnb0rce

But the size/scale/scope/depth/perspective/speed would all be heavily enhanced by bringing it to VR. Give us a Tron 3D/VR Experience, if nothing else.

I actually built HYPERCYCLE ARENA from the ground up to be PSVR compatible. And yes, it really does make an amazing game in VR. It's intense though.

ID: hn6tmrh

Very good question.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/04 18:41 ID: hn8372u

I played it for hours yesterday, absolutely amazing. Haven't played alot of dream levels, but this is the first one to me that actually feels 100 percent polished

ID: hn9hv5s

A USER!.. So glad you enjoyed it.

4 : Anonymous2021/12/04 00:18 ID: hn4v3ov

I posted this yesterday but, after many upvotes and kind comments, moderators removed my post because of the title (“Literally a game by someone’s dad…”). So I am reposting with a sensible new title. Sorry to lose all your comments.

FYI - HYPERCYCLE ARENA 2.3 can be played on PS4, PS5 and PSVR. It is free to play here on the PS4 Dreams platform*:

*PS4 Dreams must be purchased first

ID: hn620qr

Thanks for the repost, and tbh there was nothing wrong with the original title. They just have a stick up their butts over here.

ID: hncvq71

It's so annoying how mods are such rule sticklers. It's annoying how it makes it harder for average users to contribute content and benefits power users who just use twitter repost bots. /

and / are the worst with that imo.

ID: hn6m1c5

Thanks! Yeah I was a bit shocked that they let it build up comments and upvotes, and then just delete the whole thing. Not sure what good that does anyone.

ID: hn7br3m

It’s frustrating to have posts removed but it’s even more frustrating to have the subreddit overrun with spam and other bad posts.

ID: hn6uba4

Havent really looked into dreams. Can this be played multiplayer?

ID: hn9hkib

Dreams does not yet support online multiplayer, and there is no indication of when it might. So my game has AI enemies and teammates.

5 : Anonymous2021/12/04 19:00 ID: hn85veb

Played Hypercycle Arena 1 in vr and it’s a freaking blast. Flipping to rear view just before your opponent hits you’re trail and explodes is so satisfying.

ID: hn9i8vq

Awesome. A lot of work went into improving the VR visuals since V1. And the safe house is a cool place to hang out in VR.

6 : Anonymous2021/12/05 07:13 ID: hnarivd

This looks fantastic. Dreams is looking more and more tempting.

A couple questions just out of curiosity... 1) Do you have any previous programme


2) How long did development take, once you had the initial idea?

3) How hard was the AI to programme? And further to this, I imagine it must have taken significant tweaking to get the AI difficulty just right? Or was tweaking the difficulty simply a matter of adjusting the AI's response time? Although this world impact it's defensive capabilities much more than it's offensive capabilities.

I'm very impressed. Kudos to you.

ID: hnbbfp8

Thanks! Great questions...

Yes, I'm a long-time software developer About a year and a half (part-time alongside my day job) The AI was the hardest part of the game for many reasons, but probably my top 3 are: Dreams just isn't built for complex logic (you need a scripting language to do that efficiently) Resources are super tight with 10 bikes in the arena, so the AI logic couldn't be too complex. Dreams doesn't have the ability to rewind. So if your AI does something unexpected, you can't rewind and debug what caused the issue.
7 : Anonymous2021/12/05 17:07 ID: hnccnyy

Added to my play later queue, looks great!

8 : Anonymous2021/12/04 01:10 ID: hn51jwu

That actually looks amazing!

9 : Anonymous2021/12/04 02:35 ID: hn5by35

Awesome work!

10 : Anonymous2021/12/04 14:48 ID: hn76uyk

Looks cool, I’ll check it out

11 : Anonymous2021/12/04 09:55 ID: hn6hddu

Wow, this is really cool. I don't know why a 3d light cycle game never occured to me.


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