Mast is an innovative game that tasks you with creating a fully automated robotic fighting machine, building it out of components and even writing the AI code for how it behaves.
Building your fighting machine is fairly simple, just drag and drop from a selection of components, including drills, thrusters, gyroscopes and turrets. Once you have your ships structure sorted out, you get down to the nitty gritty – writing the ships AI. This AI code is written in the Lua script, which can be learned fairly easily just by experimenting with an example script (see below).
Once your ship is built and programmed it’s time to let it loose in the arena to (hopefully) destroy the opposition. Here’s where all your hard work pays off, watching on as your robot traverses the arena, tracking down and smashing the opposition (or flounders around in total disarray). There are plans to add multiplayer in the future too, so you’ll be able to pit your creations against other players.
Mast really is an impressive game, building your robots and tinkering with the AI to create the ultimate robotic fighting machine is a unique and very satisfying experience. Just try not to make the AI too good – that’s how SkyNet got started!
Watch the Tutorial HERE (Highly Recommended)
Check Out an Example AI Script HERE
Download the Mast Beta HERE (Win, Mac & Linux)