I have a playable demo of DogRun!
Complete the obstacle course as fast as possible using these controls:
This was built using the Godot game engine and all of the assets were built with Blender.
Future improvements include more obstacles: a seesaw, a fabric tunnel, and maybe a bridge. You can see some first drafts of these ideas in this video:
This is built with a
StaticBody for the fulcrum and a
RigidBody for the
HingeJoint connects the two (and prevent the board from moving in the
wrong directions). I found that I need to update the movement of the dog to
manually apply forces on collided objects since the default infinite intertia
makes it impossible for the dog (a
KinematicBody) to stand on a
Although I’m going for a cartoon look to the game, I do want the tunnel to
appear to be fabric. Godot has a
SoftBody type for this but the collisons
between the dog and the fabric didn’t look right on my first attempts.
I have since added a large invisible sphere around the dog on a separate
collision layer to deform the fabric, and use a low-poly invisible
StaticBody around the fabric tunnel to prevent the dog from exiting the tunnel
through the sides.
I also want a nice bridge for the dog to walk across. I thought this would be easy but it is nearly impossible to walk up the bridge visible in the background of the youtube video. I will need to do some more investigation here.
Over in the Art Department I made a pigeon that I think looks pretty good.
Posing the wings to be close to the body is my next challenge…