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5 comments by Zumf on Aug 29th, 2014

Hi, guys. It's Marcin, Technical Artist here again with a shiny, new update for you. It's been a while since we showed you any of the new gameplay systems and so we thought we would give you an update on the reimplementation of the environmental destruction in the world.

Our main aim with destruction has always been to create a fully interactive environment. That doesn't always mean that everything can be fully destroyed, but instead we make sure that you can make your mark on everything within the world. This includes rocks and foliage, varying from little clumps of grass to massive trees.

As the world of Pharus 7 is a terraformed landscape, it is a merging of both familiar Earth-like terrain and alien landscape, where anything not fully destroyed will grow back over time. Everything you 'mine' in Eden Star provides you with resources in one form or another. Rocks, mineral deposits, or crystals contain alien mineral materials, while foliage and trees provide more organic substances such as rubbers or fibers, which you can use in the construction of outposts and equipment. Smaller foliage will not produce materials but can be absorbed as energy to power your kinetic RMD abilities. In essence, when you finally land on Pharus 7, we want you to know that everything you see can be used.

The art direction allows the destruction to feel fluid, natural, intuitive, and make you feel powerful. As you will spend a lot of time deconstructing and farming the world to survive we want it to look and feel awesome as you do it. There are a lot of firework-inspired particles put in place to reward every interaction.

The making of this system has been a lot of fun, but we definitely hope that it will be even more fun to play it. In any case, we are very happy for you guys to see our early progress on this and we really hope you like it. As always, everything you see and read here is a work in progress and as such is subject to change. Thank you all so much for reading and continuous support and see you next time.

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Broetchaen
Broetchaen Nov 30 2012, 2:59pm says:

wow, really cool project, if you ever need a additional modeler, just pm me :) Portfolio: Tinyurl.com

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Jonny_T
Jonny_T Nov 23 2012, 10:42pm says:

For anyone interested - take a sneak peek at some of development footage of Eden Star nested within our studio showreel found here - Indiedb.com

J

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9heads
9heads Nov 23 2012, 6:14pm says:

Nice :D

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Guest
Guest Nov 23 2012, 6:13pm says:

Nice man

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power.5000
power.5000 Nov 23 2012, 4:46pm says:

cool!

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PlaysGames11
PlaysGames11 Nov 23 2012, 4:27pm says:

Will it be free-to-play ? Like "Starforge" ?

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Jonny_T
Jonny_T Nov 23 2012, 10:33pm replied:

We'll say right here and now, that Eden Star's goal is to be free to play - we have an awesome economy (gameplay loop) that makes the game VERY fun to play for free users but is also really worth while for paying customers, allowing people to get their hands on something that they feel is really worth the value and/or time invested. We have a goal to build up a community that really helps influence the development and design of the universe and so please spread the word, get people to comment and talk to us!

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AndieRTaylor
AndieRTaylor Nov 23 2012, 6:15pm replied:

Well, they are on Unreal engine. A commercial liscense costs a good bit of a budget, and they get a percent of your profits.

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evil27
evil27 Nov 10 2012, 1:57pm says:

Having been to visit, I can tell you that JT and Team Flix have quite the coolest studio 'office' in the history of games!

Eden Star looks like it will be fantastic!

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ghost59
ghost59 Oct 24 2012, 8:54am says:

this looks amazing

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