Caveman Craig 2 – ‘Mini Hud’

June 26, 2008 at 6:02 am 10 comments

One issue that Tim and I wanted to fix in Caveman Craig 2 was the ugly looking hud above the cavemen. You have their name (which fades out when it’s over another caveman) and two little icons on either side of them to show what skills they know – and a brain that throbs when they are learning.

To do this, we’ve designed a ‘mini hud’ which only appears on cavemen when your mouse is rolled over them, or when they’re following you. With this hud you can see their health, their progress towards learning their two skills, and their name.

The cool part is that you can prioritise what the cavemen do. In Caveman Craig 1, if you want a gatherer to take berries instead of carcasses, you have to only teach him the berries task so that he ignores the carcasses. In Caveman Craig 2, you can pick which task the gathere should prioritise. If a gatherer prioritises fruit, he will only go for meat if there is no fruit to pick, and vice versa. For hunters, you can pick between prioritising carnivores or herbivores. Furthermore, you can grab fully-trained hunters to follow you and they will attack whatever you attack – team effort!

Below is a diagram showing the mini-hud that we’ve designed. Please tell us what you think, and make any suggestions if you like. Speaking of suggestions, I’ve created a page that you can access on the right if you want to make general suggestions about Caveman Craig 2. This is just so we don’t clutter the blog section with comments about the suggestions. I’ll also put in a list suggestions that have already been made.

Caveman Craig 2 - Mini Hud Concept

Thanks!
Rhys

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. AracnoX  |  July 1, 2008 at 2:15 am

    MULTIPLAYER!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • 2. AracnoX  |  July 2, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Sorry for just blurting that out. But I’m fairly new to this game but very skilled. But it isn’t much of a challenge. You could possibly make this the biggest online multiplayer game in the world.

    Like you could go and invade other peoples’ tribes, or make an alliance with someone else?

    Thanks for your time.

    Reply
  • 3. thai  |  August 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    are you still working on this? or is this site dead?

    Reply
  • 4. rhysandrews  |  August 3, 2008 at 1:31 am

    We’re still going strong, Thai, don’t worry.

    Reply
  • 5. thai  |  August 6, 2008 at 10:35 am

    ah, thats good.i really enjoyed playing caveman craig 1. it would probably take a lot of time to integrate, but i agree with aracnox on the multiplayer thing.it would be awesome to make alliances and tribes.hope your pc doesn’t blow up!lol. do you have any idea when the release date will be?looking forward to playing the game soo much…

    Reply
  • 6. Dapwner  |  May 6, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Nice,

    Lol zogg, anyway nice Hud i was playing CC1 and i was wondering about that lol. Nice hud but will there be anymore skills in the oncoming cc2?

    Reply
  • 7. spongedude  |  May 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    how are you going to make them prioritise between meet and fruit? i’m not sceptical but how?

    Reply
  • 8. spongedude  |  May 6, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I spell meat wrongly, is there something wrong with my english.

    Reply
  • 9. lali  |  June 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    i dont now how to download this game tell me how

    Reply
    • 10. Rhys  |  June 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      Hi mate,
      You can download the original Caveman Craig here: http://www.cavemancraig.com.
      You can also buy the special edition for just $4.99 (see one of our latest blog entries on how you can get 40% off this before the end of july).

      Caveman Craig 2 is coming soon!

      -Rhys

      Reply

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