Working on character creation

Character creation screenshot (work in progress): Talking to Dr. Britta Crotalus

Character creation screenshot (work in progress): Talking to Dr. Britta Crotalus

Character creation is an important part of many games, especially RPGs, and it's a big part of Spy DNA. We're inspired greatly by Jagged Alliance here, a game that we think did the character creation really really well. In order to build a character that will be most enjoyable to play for each person, we need to figure out what the particular player's style is.

This is why after giving the player a chance to ask the good Doctor Crotalus some questions about the Spy DNA program purpose and history, we move on to a questionnaire that allows us to learn what kind of action the player is most likely to choose, and give their character a stat boost in those areas.

The screen shot above is still a work in progress, so the formatting as well as the questions and the stats balance etc. are all going to change, but not the intent: we want to make sure that you get the character that you'll enjoy playing.

What is that? Ah, yes, the perceptive reader is wondering why the screen shots appear to be in the first person perspective. That is because you haven't finished creating your character yet, and don't yet know what they look like. Once you pick your appearance, the game switches to third-person for good, but you still get to enjoy the character's view point through the body-cam on the bottom left.