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This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« on: July 29, 2015, 08:45:45 pm »
I've been away from the office during most of July, and since I refuse to put dev-related material on non-dev machines == no news updaets!  :-X   As glorified PR, there is now much rejoicing by the other siblings, who refuse to PR while work is needing to be done.  ???

During the past month, Nathan's successfully completed the merger of Artemis and the multiplayer sector code.  There's still a /ton/ of work ahead of Nathan, but the next steps are working with Zack on the auto-building server so we can push builds again.  The major major importance in what Nathan's been doing is that now we shouldn't have a spaghetti mess where multiplayer is concerned; very pop-in pop-out.  Nathan's asked me not to go into details (partially since he's concerned I wouldn't explain it right...  :'( ), but iz very cool.  Keep in mind also: our hand-made engine is very important to us, our goals, and our vision for BR.  It does things our way (for better or worse! ;) )

Gabe's been mostly making passes on his pathfinding logic to prepare it for in-game use, but has also been working with game design changes.

Micah's Unity standalones have given us some phenominal previews for gameplay mechanics, but we're not quite willing to share just yet.  We want to get everyone another standalone though, so we'll be taking an earlier rough draft on crew control and preparing it for y'alls consumption ;D

Terah's been doing art practice to broaden skillz, and Zack's been working with Nathan on MP (where he can!)

Aaaand I'm getting summer schedule together and working on many game mechanic redesigns with everyone.  Slowly but surely consolidating and targeting down the funky game mechanics down to a palatable ooey-gooey whole.  8)

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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 02:35:45 pm »
Good to hear! Keep up the good work to get the game how y'all imagined it to be! :D
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 02:05:28 pm »
@Legbee4

Thanks! :D

Definitely shaping up to be way way better than what we thought it'd be when we started. ^^
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 05:17:42 pm »
Does this mean that we are going to get another piece of art from Terah soon? 
Gabe has a wraith? That explains so much.

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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 03:07:34 pm »
Ask, and ye shall receive!


 8)
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 03:24:01 pm »
Immediately Reaction

Left:  *imagining it eating a ship*

Middle: Lizard Alien?

Right: SPACE CATFISH!
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 09:48:16 am »
The middle one has a pretty pointy body, but a head with round features, I think they don't mix, but take them separately and give the head a body and body a new head and it could be something cool.
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 02:34:39 pm »
@Terah

... you heard the man!  You've got orders, now chop-chop! ;D
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2015, 01:19:06 pm »
While I am amused by the thought of what was originally a watermelon sized squid eating ships, the picture posted above were quick 2-3 minute sketches that Micah wanted for, things....  :o

But I'll see what I can make of the middle one, Czorio.

Aaron commented that the body could be more demonic to match the head, any thoughts?
« Last Edit: August 08, 2015, 04:28:16 pm by Terah »
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2015, 05:43:19 pm »
The head reminds me more of a mutated spaceman that has also become a zombie, tbh.

Or lose the spinal spike, straighten up the posture and have him do a little more arm excersice and slightly less core workouts. That could result in something interesting.
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2015, 09:56:56 pm »
Are we going to get a picture of the Wraith of Gabe soon?

 ;D
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2015, 06:50:56 pm »
Ask, and ye shall receive!


 8)
so cool....so cool....
"SIR! I'VE JUST DROPPED THE THUN THA THUN!"
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2015, 04:40:53 pm »


As you can see, I put some major modifications into the middle guy from my first post.

Let me know if you want more quick sketches, however, there is an emphasis on quick.  ;D

Aaron has explained Wraith of Gabe to me, and no, I think his presence speaks for its self, apologies Commander Jackson.  ::)
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2015, 02:27:46 pm »
10/10. Now I don't know which of the new heads I prefer.
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Re: This Week's Development Update! (July 29th)
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2015, 09:35:33 pm »


As you can see, I put some major modifications into the middle guy from my first post.

Let me know if you want more quick sketches, however, there is an emphasis on quick.  ;D

Aaron has explained Wraith of Gabe to me, and no, I think his presence speaks for its self, apologies Commander Jackson.  ::)
i quite like the one of the left, kinda reminds me of doom or quake for some reason
"SIR! I'VE JUST DROPPED THE THUN THA THUN!"
"YOU FOOL WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!"
*Unintelligible screaming followed by the sound of metal scraping metal and flesh ripping*