Momentum Is Key In Ubisoft's Roller Champions
When creating a game, the developers need to build up a lot of momentum to keep the project going at a reasonable pace. For Roller Champions, however, Ubisoft isn't just concerned with the momentum of the developers, but of the players in the actual game.
Today's blueprint focuses on that aspect of the game, and if you come away from it feeling like you've read a dev diary for Rocket League, you wouldn't be too far off the mark. The sports game is set in an arena with high walls, where figuring out your angle of attack is crucial, as well as planning your defense to take your opponent's future position into account. Creative Director Gauthier Malou actually compared it to pinball, where "understanding the momentum of the ball and the effect of gravity plays a huge role."
Speaking of defense, Ubisoft has built in a defensive move, the uppercut, to help defenders intercept their opponent's shots. You can also disrupt an opponent's momentum with the "stagger" move, a slam attack that slows the opponent and forces them to start over to build up speed again. It's not a knockdown, because Ubisoft wanted a "reward for the defense without removing the offensive player's ability to get involved again." I guess we won't be needing that Chumbawamba song, then.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
Mabinogi Adds New Dungeon System And Several Events
The dungeons found in Mabinogi's Erinn region may be a bit daunting, but it appears Nexon has figured out a way to help players out with that.By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 years ago
You May Enjoy
Amazon To Lay Off 9,000 Employees, Some Of Which Work At Twitch
“This was a difficult decision, but one that we think is best for the company long term."By Matthew D'Onofrio - 5 days ago
GDC 2023: NCSOFT Unveils Its Digital Human Technology In New Trailer For Project M
AI is taking over.By Troy Blackburn - 4 days ago
New Act And Season Mode Coming to Undecember In April
Players of Needs Games’ Action RPG have a bunch of new content to look forward.By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago
ARK: Extinction Expansion Coming To Nintendo Switch On April 11
The third expansion pack for ARK: Survival Evolved contains a new map plus fresh creatures and challenges.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 6 days ago
Execute Your First Mission For Deceive Inc. Beginning Today
Infiltrate, disguise, gather intel, and make it out alive.By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Microsoft Wins In Gamer-Led Antitrust Lawsuit To Stop Activision Blizzard Acquisition, For Now
The gamers can try again.By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago