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Offline ShockPuppet

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Other Game (its us guys from Colonial Charter)
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:03:14 PM »
Hi! We are making a new game, its a long way off but I thought i'd make a post here about it with some early images. Id like to engage a bit with people that hang out on this forum from time to time, if I may.

Whilst I do have an active thread on the blackliquid website, Ive been on this community here at wob for many years and frankly i really appreciate everyone here too.

So, im attaching some images of what it looks like at the very highest ultra setting right now.

A quick rundown:

Engine: Unreal Engine
Expected computer power required: potato to powerful gaming, and everywhere in between
We found a great programmer who just sorta fell into our lap. No one from any of the banished communities has ever heard of him, but we are friends and have been working together since mid 2018
There are real building interiors. I made them. You can control a citizen directly and go for a walk inside.
You can use the default camera positions, or go free.
There is a grid (snap grid) available over the landscape for building in perfect lines, if you want to.
Some early AI has been implemented but its going to be the biggest challenge.
Real life movement of people (MoCap - motion capture) has been used for the animations of the citizens.
Everything is focussed on making this a sandbox town builder without tech trees or overly complicated crafting chains. Build something, and enjoy it. There will probably be some kind of scenario chooser later for people who want more complicated things though.
We talk about having a town with the potential of citizens numbering a few thousands. Theres technological challenges to this, but its what we are aiming for.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2019, 07:06:41 PM by ShockPuppet »

Offline brads3

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Re: Other Game (its us guys from Colonial Charter)
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 08:14:43 PM »
those graphics are awesome. i do hope you all don't forget the little people with less powerful computers along the way. my suggetion would be to leave a door open so you could take this game from a survival banished time into a more modern timeframe.

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Re: Other Game (its us guys from Colonial Charter)
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2019, 12:58:49 AM »
@ShockPuppet
This look very interesting.
Good luck for you.  :)

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Re: Other Game (its us guys from Colonial Charter)
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2019, 03:07:33 AM »
Congratulations on what you have already achieved with your game! It looks interesting. Also great that you found a companion or have a team around it. I guess it can be frustrating to work alone on all parts of such a project. With Unreal Engine on a potato I have doubts, also with low settings and all those techniques like LOD and so on. That probably has to be a genetically modified space potato then.^^ But I don't think its a problem at all. You have to make decisions and its not going to be simple voxel type of graphics. :)

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Re: Other Game (its us guys from Colonial Charter)
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2019, 03:14:04 AM »
Sounds Awesome!!!

If I may make a suggestion...... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't change the mechanics of the game, stick to the graphics.

Keep the dialogs, the menu, the viewing and zooming all the same type of look and feel.

Life is feudal is what can go wrong when everything gets changed just enough to be annoying.


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Re: Other Game (its us guys from Colonial Charter)
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2019, 03:30:50 AM »
Looks great, having a game that looks like you can be at ground level is fantastic in itself .... you get used to always hovering but it does get frustrating sometimes the only other "game" I've got that you can be at ground level is CityScape (by PixelActive), but that was more being designed for city modeling luckily I got the last version download before the company was sold and the new owners stopped working on it ... it was still a beta so the company was letting registered users of their website download it for free to test how it was working which means I've got the version that allowed you to set it to night time.

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Re: Other Game (its us guys from Colonial Charter)
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2019, 08:06:58 AM »
i personally love everything that looks real, i often have my jaw touching the floor when i see computer things that looks so real like a real things.
cant wait to see how it goes.

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