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We take on your criticism of our backgrounds and pursue an interesting direction...

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Tomorrow, we go to Future Publishing!

For the last few days, we've been responding to your feedback on the backgrounds. But first, an important decision - white or green?

Next Turn WHITE


Next Turn Green


YOU decide! Vote now!

I've actually really enjoyed having people vote on this: we'll publish the results soon. If there's anything else that's similar to this I'll throw it open to the community as well!

And now, our response to the backgruonds. We decided, partially based on your feedback, to change direction with the background and go for something based on deeper blue, subtler lighting. I have to say, I had always planed to pare the backgrounds down a bit, and that's precisely what I think we've accomplished. This look is really nice: I hope you guys like it because this is the way we're going now!

General screenshots with more subdued BG


General screenshots with more subdued BG


General screenshots with more subdued BG


General screenshots with more subdued BG


The shifting lights give it a nice feeling of motion (video soon), while the atmosphere is retained. Very happy with that!

Wish us luck tomorrow - a lot of journalists will be looking at the game and hopefully getting ready to write us nice previews.

Thanks for getting involved with the game - hopefully we'll end up making something that you really enjoy.

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Murdouken
Murdouken

Looks really nice. Absolutely love your visual style. I voted for white.

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

Thank you!

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Avenger2150
Avenger2150

I vote for WHITE !
and im still tracking this game, good thing this game gets updated every day just so it won't look dead :D
when its released im totaly downloading it.

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

Cheers mate - good to see you around a lot on here.

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KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS
KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS

Looks great, deffs white :)

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

Ta!

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Lyx
Lyx

Too voted for white. Those large messages immediatelly gave me a digitalgasm when i first saw them. They describe the mood of the game more than anything else i've seen. I do however think that they need to be a bit pared down, slightly smaller fonts (but not too much) and perhaps higher transparency (again, but not too much).

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

Thanks Lyx - we might tweak them but TBH I'm pretty happy with them at the mo and there's LOTS of other things that need tweaking!

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Gosthy
Gosthy

I voted for green.

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

A rare fan of green! Thanks for voting.

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Reactorcore
Reactorcore

White, looks much cleaner that way.

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

Cheers - not too late!

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myles
myles

White looks much more clean. How did today go?

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

Our demo yesterday? Very well thanks! Coverage should come out soon in Edge and PC Gamer.

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vempajor
vempajor

White is my vote too (sry if late).

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

Thanks!

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Stoofoo
Stoofoo

My vote's for White. It's a better fit for the UI.

Though, you could have the color of the "NEXT TURN" dialog correspond to the color of the next team.

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Lyx
Lyx

Both teams plan their turn simultaneusly and the consequences too happen simultaneusly, so there is no "next team" :)

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

Yeah a LOT of people don't realise that you are always the green team...that's what happens!

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Squeebo
Squeebo

Well, white is kind of a neutral color, so, doesn't matter wich team colors you've got if it's just for the HUD and stuff, generally.

...I voted white. =D

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Mode7Games Author
Mode7Games

WHITE IS THE WINNER with 74% of the vote! Thanks everyone.

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