The Steampunk League is an action platformer game on the lines of old-school games (such as Crash Bandicoot, Soul Reaver, etc.) revised with new mechanics to fit with our age of gaming. 
It tells the story of the genius Nikola Tesla and his struggle against Thomas Edison, all rewritten in steampunk sauce.

Head-aching puzzles, awesome boss battles and much more await you! Are you ready to join the League?

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2 comments by TheOverlard on May 23rd, 2014

Hello guys and welcome to a new Dev Diary!

Today we'll talk about the environment creation process in The Steampunk League. This will be limited to lighting and the environment for the Wardenclyffe level, but it's works well with the any type of environment.

The Camera System


In the previous version of The Steampunk League, where we chose to use an orbital third person camera:


But, since we had to rewrite the whole game and Unity is not as powerful as UDK, we decided to try a different style: handpainted models with a bird's eye camera.

Tesla in the mine!

The Handpainted Art


Developing the whole game from scratch and changing the camera system also determined a total rework of the graphic assets. As already said, we opted for the handpainted technique: very lowpoly models with ultradetailed textures.

Light and shade effect

 Also the shadows are hardpainted in those textures, enhancing the graphic result with a strong light and shade effect.

Light and shade: Wardenclyffe harbor

Global Illumination


 However, we still need to improve the overall lighting. We found that in some cases the global illumination isn't enough, so we're trying various configurations to reach the best result.


This is one of the darkest areas in the whole game. How would you feel to walk in this almost Eternal Darkness?

Darkest fear

Tell us your impressions or anything that could help us to improve the game more and more!

Thank you guys and keep following us!

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fringedoktor
fringedoktor Mar 25 2013, 3:19pm says:

Anyone getting this to work on a MAC? Not me...

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Irenaart
Irenaart Mar 10 2013, 1:14pm says:

Tesla rules!!!

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Guest
Guest Mar 10 2013, 4:53pm replied:

He will even more in this game :D

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mude89
mude89 Mar 10 2013, 11:28am says:

great!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Squeebo
Squeebo Mar 9 2013, 1:44pm says:

Godspeed, Nikola

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