Fortify: Special Edition is progressing well and it's looking really good in motion so I thought I would share the first gameplay video with all of you!
What are the changes so far?
Aside from the obvious graphical improvements like real-time shadows and animations, you might notice a big difference in the User Interface to the right. First of all it has been simplified in the early stages of the game to avoid confusion. Buttons that are unavailable to the player are invisible and are gradually added as the game progresses. Second, the UI now features four different "Tabs" at the top, these tabs are divided into "Units", "Buildings", "Upgrades" and "Outposts". This should make it clear where to go when you need to make a specific task and allows the buttons to be large and easy to distinguish from one another. The buttons also clearly show when they are available to you and when they are not. This will help to make those quick decisions when you need a new unit or worker asap.
A tutorial is mostly completed as well, a more in-depth video and news post about this will appear in the near future. There is still some fine tuning to do with it, like adding sounds for example.
I hope you all check out the video, Fortify SE really looks great in motion with all the animations and real time shadows.