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A survival, multiplayer game on sky islands with an infinite world like Minecraft but without blocks! Everything is destructible!

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Hi guys and welcome back to the second devlog about skyland! This time my focus was to add the missing physics and to improve the visuals of the game. So the first thing I had to do was to implement the tree physics. But obviously this game has the core feature that everything is destructible
so I had to implement that as well.

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At that point I realized that the current tree models looked really bad so I went into remodeling every tree.

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I readded shadows as well (no shadows, soft shadows, hard shadows)! I went with the soft variant.

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Now it was time to rewrite my shaders for the sky. Until now I used a mie-rayleigh scattering approach but I needed something that had more artistic control over it. So I rewrote it and now I have a very simple shader with easy to control colors but I wasn't done yet with the sky!

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Last thing on my todo list was to implement the first person mode (which is the only mode you will play this game). I made some arm animations and it was ready to go. Here is the result:

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If you want to get a more in depth look you can check out my video here: Youtube.com

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haubna Author
haubna

If you have any feedback you can leave it here or in the video comment section!

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wwwashlawrence
wwwashlawrence

It looks interesting, I've played hundreds of games with thousands of hours put into and not many have a cute aesthetic like this. Keep it up, and remember don't make a shallow pond! Knowing this is just the first phase I'll come back and see how it progresses.

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haubna Author
haubna

Thanks! I will add a lot of depth over the next couple of months :)

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ferdyfist
ferdyfist

Very nice! How big is your team?
I'm taking you're the programmer and maybe even the artist as well?

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haubna Author
haubna

I am currently working alone on this project :D

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SB01
SB01

Will this game have toggle nudity (aka removeable garments ) with censor option like how other survival game like Rust or Conan exiles has such as this ?
Youtu.be
I’m hoping for it , please .

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haubna Author
haubna

I'll probably not even include nudity in the game. I think it's pretty unnecessary in my case :P

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Guest
Guest

dude its not unnecessary, its part of survival and it shouldnt be limited to undergarments. Look at first RPG game like Elder scroll 2 , it had proper naked character( if all equipments are unequiped) instead of censored behind undergarments.
I mean .. its just a option and realism just like how you ok with other realism feature?!

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haubna Author
haubna

I might add it if I have time for it. Its just not on my priority list because in my opinion it doesn't add anything to the gameplay.

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