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Game Engine: TankBot Demo


TankBot is a tank shooter, entirely written in Blender. You can download a Windows version, or just grab the .blend.

Adam Stox writes:

The first playable demo for TankBot is now available!

TankBot started as a concept and a way for me to familiarize myself with the Python language and the Blender Game Engine. It has since grown into a single player, top down, strategic, tank-busting game where the player uses skill, trickery, and ricocheting rockets to defeat levels of tanks with varying difficulties and an arsenal of abilities.

The current demo version only features three playable levels, I have 'big plans' for future updates.

TankBot is still in its very early stages so you're right, it is only available for windows at the moment, but I do plan to release an OSX version. Linux, unfortunately, is not on the current plan, but you never know!

As for the future, TankBot is and will always remain a free, open source game. In fact, the entirety of the code can be found on my Github. Like I mentioned in my original post, this game started as a concept and a learning experience.

It's actually my first game. So by releasing a demo early like this I was hoping to get some valuable feedback on my direction, my methods, and just generally if I'm 'doing it right'. So far, what little feedback I've gotten has been positive!


    • And nice game there as well, esp. for your first game. It reminds me of this one mini-game that was on Wii Play called Tanks!, which was surprisingly fun. I'll have to check this game out. :)

    • Thanks! The Tanks mini game was what inspired me to make this! That game was awesome! And tough. Glad to see someone else who played/enjoyed it.

  1. Wow, I was literally making the exact same game (well okay, the styles were a bit different, but the gameplay was pretty much the same) as a sort of intro to python + bge..
    Yours looks much nicer than mine though. :D

    BTW, how come the .blend from your git repo (I downloaded the other modules too) doesn't work on linux (nothing happens when clicking play and there are some errors which I think are saying "no scene called level0")? I though all BGE games were cross-platform.. Am I wrong? Anyway, it works in wine just fine (It did crash once but I think that was a fluke).

    Great job, especially on the navigation of the player. I got hung up on that for a while..
    I can't stop playing it!

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