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Mechadrones game map

I’ve been working on the game map this week. There has been a lot of improvement and it’s now working properly. I’m going to explain Mechadrones game map a little .


The map in Mechadrones is composed of hex tiles (called sectors) each one with different characteristics and some of them with special events. The most important ones are the headquarters sectors of each corporation. You start the game at your corporation headquarters sector and advance through your corporation controlled zones until you reach the perimeter and get to sectors controlled by nobody or by other corporations.


But you’ll not advance blindly . From any place you can see the info of the surrounding sectors, this info include the corp that controls the sector, if there’s any special building or event there, the ground in that sector and the radio signal.

The radio signal is an oscilloscope that shows you a wave. When the wave is a sine it means there’s a robot in that sector, if it doesn’t show anything there’s nothing in there. But it’s not so easy, that signal is not always perfect and there is a lot of sectors with noise and interferences.


Another system working now is the special sector marker. When you learn the location of a new special sector (by communicating with other robots or just stealing the info from them) you’ll have a marker that shows you the position of that sector. Once you have that marker you’ll have access to all the info about it.

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The Corporations

It’s time to talk about the corporations.

Here is an overview of the four active corporations in Mechadrones game world:


The Servotic Corporation is the oldest know corp. They were, on the 23th century, the first corporation that produced war robots with military purposes for the USP (United States of Panamerica). Those were different and not as lethal prototypes as the ones that they produce today, but a new era started with that.

Today, they are an old-fashioned corporation. All their models are a bit primitives with not too much firepower and low armor, but on the other side, they have augmented the hangars for Drones on their models and they are creating very powerful laser weapon for their arms designs.


The Tonkatsu is almost as old as the Servotic Corporation, but they followed a different way. At least until the Big-Robot-War times, when they created the MASP (Mechadrones Advanced Software Protocol) adding a lot possibilities to their models (war specialization included). That was the seed of the actual MEMO system. The MEMO allows the robots to have different Software Packs into their heads and incredible advanced and lethal movements.

The Tonkatsu Corporation designs have evolved into fast and agile robots, with good software support (their head designs have the highest capacity for Packs). Their main problem is that their robots have the lower armor of all the corporations.


Hengrove started in Eurasia as a Terrorist response to the war crimes committed by the Servotic and the Tonkatsu. They soon became what they fight against and created an enormous Megacorporation that has evolved to become the corp with the highest production of robots per year.

Their robot designs have the most destructive power, with great rocket launcher systems and heavy armor parts. Their main problem is that they have centered their efforts in improving their old designs, but they haven’t created modern weapons as laser or good support for drones and software. They don’t really care, they know they have the most destructive weapons.


It’s the youngest corporation of all. Their origin is not clear at all because they appeared so suddenly a century ago that there is not too much register of their movements. The corporation was directed (when there were humans) by a strange semi-religious cult that was very famous at that times.

Their model are very experimental and innovating. Their robots are the most versatile ones and their weapons have a high destruction power. Their main problem is that their best pieces require a high amount of energy to be used and don’t let too much space for drones.

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The begining

So, here we are. Let’s begin explaining Mechadrones a little more.


The world in Mechadrones is divided in 5 different zones, 4 controlled by the corporations and a neutral zone were a lot of dysfunctional and broken robots keep the place free of corporations.

The world is procedurally generated at the beginning of the game and you move through a grid of hexagonal tiles with some premade terrain, encounters and mission. There is a main plot too that is chosen between 5 different available plots.

At the beginning you receive a clear mission and you’ll travel around the world searching clues and fighting against other robots. The zone controlled by your corporation is more secure and friendly than the others so as you keep getting far from your homeland you’ll need to get better gear.


One of the most important premises of Mechadrones is the body parts system. In Mechadrones your robot is made of:

  • Body – The most important part because if your body breaks you die.
  • Legs – You can keep playing without legs but you can’t move.
  • Head – You can continue playing without head but you need it to use software and the programs they provide.
  • Arms – Each arm is a weapon so you need them for combat. There are 4 weapon categories: Close combat, Firearm, Laser and missile launcher.
  • Drones – Most bodies and some legs have extra slots to assembly a drone to them. There are different kinds of drones and they usually help you during combat, shooting your opponent, repairing your robot, acting as a shield or just reloading your weapons and collecting metal for you.

I don’t want to enter in too much detail because I what to explain it later but the thing is that every part of every robot can be change with another robot.

Another important concept is that each body has an amount of energy and the parts that you assembly to the body require an amount of energy to work. The management of your body’s energy is important for the tactical component of the game.


There are two important resources in the game, the METAL, and the MISILES. The ENERGY is another one, but it’s not something that you can loot in the game. It’s something that each body has.

  • The METAL is used for repairing damaged parts and as ammo for the Firearms. You can get metal scavenging through the world or just dismantling parts of other robots (or yours if you are really desperate).
  • The MISILES are used as ammo for the missile launcher weapons and can be found the same way as the metal.
  • The ENERGY is necessary to assembly parts to your body but it’s used also as ammo for the laser weapons. Sometimes you need to switch off some parts of your body to get extra energy and keep firing your laser weapon.

Well, that’s all for today, I’ll continue with the general view in another post.

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