Galaxial is a 2D grand strategy game (4X) that features a sandbox mode allowing the player to explore, colonize and conquer planets in vast randomly generated galaxies.
Some improvements to the ship graphics style so that they now look better for paint scheme customisation.
Posted by StuartMorgan on Nov 13th, 2012
I've made some improvements to the ship graphics style so that they now look better for paint scheme customisation.
The ships now have thick interior lines to seperate the two main areas that can be painted and I reduced the amount of bright glow around the outside so that the paint schemes dont look too white, although this does make them look more flat.
Weapon turrets, shields and engine trails can be customised to the colour you want as well.
Heres screenshots showing some different colour variants:
Some colours look really awful (black, dark colours) due to how they are multiplied with the base texture, so I may just provide a very large selection of colours that are suitable (but still moddable if you want to edit them) rather than using an unrestricted RGB colour picker to choose.
I was considering making projectiles, missile trails and weapon effects customisable so you can see if it is an enemy firing or one of your own ships. However I think its good to see the type of weapons the enemy is using just from its visual effects (yellow for cannons, red for lasers etc.) so not sure I will change this...
Let me know what you think!