Hey there! We want to say thanks to everyone, who took part and helped us to choose the type of the car and gave some good ideas.
Update 8.5 is going to be relatively short and with a focus on what we’re doing, rather than done for the past week.
The 3D model of the chosen car is on its way, and hopefully, if another asteroid will not hit Chelyabinsk, it will be ready at this weekend. Another main character model - Maria Sakharova is almost done, and will be shown in the next update.
On the coding side the work is going on instances. Instances - it is relatively large buildings with a lot of small props in them, to improve overall performance and keep the game less demanding to hardwear, we make this type of buildings as separate scene. How does it work? When you enter in the instance you will jump directly into interior scene, pretty much like it works in Fallout 3, when you walk in a house. The instances will not only solve the problem with performance, but also, will help with randomisations of the interiors, inside props and some other things we want to make.
There are some props we’ve made and some more in development. As you can see, we moved away from cell shaded borderlands style and heading to more realistic picture.
More juicy stuff in the next update, stay tuned ))
Snow Arc team.