Maze Runner "Grievers" and mazes


#1

I thought that adding “Grievers” from the first Maze Runner movie would be a good idea and would fit in Cataclysm. Imagine having giant mazes filled up with these deadly predators, and in the middle of the maze, something legendary or tons of loot. I would really like to program it myself, but i’m completely new to the project and it’s probably better for me to start with an easier example.
Here is a picture of the creature in a giant maze:

Griever

But this is just an idea … would love to hear your opinions everyone!
Kev?


Solomonome


#2

You could make Grievers pretty easily. Adding a poison effect for their attacks would be a little more complicated, but also doable from reading the documentation and trial/error.

Adding a location, like a maze, is a bit more complicated but is also pretty easily learned by looking at other examples and playing around with the files.

https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/wiki/Guide-to-adding-new-content-to-CDDA-for-first-time-modders is a good place to start

You can look at other monster entries here https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/blob/c5f2b3b24a41866a71f11ee48f093834875f008c/data/json/monsters.json

And lots of explanation of what those lines mean here

Also, the folks in the forum can be pretty helpful if you have any questions.


#3

Thank you for your reply!
Will look forward to learn how to mod Cataclysm definitely.
If nothing, it’s gonna be pure fun, but I hope it will also be something people will want to see and use in their own clients :slight_smile:


#4

I only ever read the book, and boy, my imagining of it looks very different.
CDDA already has a good few references, and this would be cool. I’d like it. I could probably fit into the lore really easily as well.
BTW, might want to plop down a spoiler warning relative to that series. Just in case.


#5

I’d say make it a mod though, usually niche stuff like this goes that way, and if you do, add the date it’s modded for too.