Survivor Vision is a joint venture between Dapper Raptor and friend Darren Sutherland, intended to allow developers to give their players a fun and interactive way to explore the world, uncover secrets, solve puzzles and more!
Survivor Vision allows designers to reveal information to the player in an interesting and special way. Players activate their survivor vision and get a special ability to peer into the depths of the game world, uncovering it’s secrets. This sort of effect is used in many big-budget titles and has become a staple mechanic of the action/adventure genre, as well as many other pockets of the gaming industry.
- Display items through the walls, or through other items, with a variety of colours and styles
- Control the outline, fill, texture and even pulse rate of highlighted items
- Fade the effect in and out with a player’s key press
- Easy customization
- THOUSANDS of combinations
- Indicator icons to help players find items
Completely customizable, the effect is incredibly easy to set up. Just drop the component blueprint into your character, along with a couple of basic UE4 components (triggers and volumes – all explained in the tutorial) and set up your controls! It’s that simple. Want to make the effect your own? Change the colours, outlines, fill texture, item indicators, etc? Couldn’t be easier! With more settings than you ever need, there are literally THOUSANDS of different effect combinations you can create, and even multiple groups of effects (3 by default – but easily expandable to include more).
Use this tool to direct your players through complicated puzzles, help them stealth through your game, or just enhance the environmental story telling. With fully commented blueprints and materials, you’ll have the perfect effect for your game set up in no time!
This template is intended primarily for desktop development and has been tested on both Windows and Mac. It is based on version 4.11 of the Unreal Engine and will be updated to run with future versions.
Download these playable builds to give Survivor Vision a go as it operates in-game before buying it on the marketplace.
Windows 64-Bit: Download
Mac OSX: Coming soon!
Survivor Vision will be available on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine Marketplace as of July 6th, 2016.
The Survivor Vision download from the marketplace includes full documentation via comments and an in-engine tutorial. Videos will be uploaded to the YouTube channel as required.