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Hello space adventurers, I have some major news for you today, and I hope most of you will understand the plans I have for this game.
Posted by Lunarts on Jan 18th, 2014
OBS: Forgot to include the "Near future plans" text, sorry. Fixed.
Got worried about the above? Don't be. Lately I have been planing and planing again a lot this project and I have plenty to say; lets begin with the cool stuff:
I'm planning on using more(if not always) 2.5D for the game project characters, I already experimented with that long ago, believing it wasn't a good idea because I didn't managed at the time to draw the character right at different camera angles and 3D offered more animation possibilities and was easier(for simple characters); the thing is, as soon as I experimented 3D on more complex characters(elmore and the bird lady didn't count) I noticed it is time consuming to get the textures to look right, not to mention creating the animation armature and animating it.
I could of course go on with 3D main characters and finish the game at a slower speed and with less content, since I had already planned which non main NPC characters would make use of 2.5D and I already got key components of the project working the best they can, but I do want to make a very detailed and interactive game(like the old classics) thus I made the decision above, which will take just some quick adjustments. Thanks to that at the base game you will now additionally be able to:
Currently I have no plans for changing the scenario graphics, simply because 3D environments already are way easier than complex mesh and armature characters to do, and I have a whole game editor to help me. But if I recall right most of you were favorable to 2.5D or "any graphic style as long as the game is nice" and will understand my decision, not only that, know that by the game getting easier to do for me, it will become easier for you to mod(something I always wanted), and which the game being pre-alpha still allows me to do such decisions.
For places such as cities, I have decided for now for a visual novel style exploration; "what do you mean" you may ask, what I want to say is only key points will have a 3D environment, and to reach them you will only have to select them, so no intermediary environment between the two points(where you are and target) will be needed.
For dungeon style places such as abandoned spaceships, surface ruins and the like I will use the usual hex grid based environment exploration with an top view, where the environment will be uncovered as you explore it and with visible enemies; but you can expect from me an unique approach to that.
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