Looks fantastic !
Thread: Art Blog - Combat
That is an amazing screenshot, now I'm even more excited about the game.
For the record, I think the bear's name should be Jojo. Or, as to be more Viking-themed, Jojomungar.
I love that the tutorial combat is around the fire of the great hall! That's seriously awesome and very thematic! Great update guys
Man you guys are good. What a beautiful game this will be.
I really like the foreground thing you have going on. Will that be something you'll be trying to get into most maps? I assume that some areas will work better then others--you're not always going to have a roof to peek through. Awesome way to immerse the player more, and it must look even better with parallax.
EDIT: On that note, here are a few questions. You guys have obviously decided not to go the traditional "lop off the top third of the building" method for showing indoor fights--which is great, you'd have killed the atmosphere of the game if you did--but what problems does this pose? Will we just peek through holes in the roof, as you do here? What about smaller structures?
I'm not trying to point out issues or anything, by the way, I'm just fascinated by game-play problems like this. How do you show the interior of a building from above without cutting down walls? How do you deal with things like columns so that the player never sees the tops of them? I think this stuff is much trickier then it looks, but you've figured it out for this scene quite well .
Last edited by faxmaster; 07-30-2012 at 11:39 PM.
To answer your question about interiors and how we'll handle seeing through roofs: We will not be fading roofs. 90% of our battles take place in exteriors so this is not a problem. We do not have "dungeon crawls" in the game because huge caravans rarely roll through a dungeon. That being said there are times when, like in the above screenshot, players will battle in great halls but we will always have to make the rooms large enough to fit a battle grid, so the rooms will always be large enough to pull the camera back a bit.
Does this help?
Bear. I love Jojomungar!
Last edited by Arnie; 07-31-2012 at 10:02 AM.
I rather liked in the rough pass how the banners had the win conditions for the encounter. IT may break the immersion, but it is nice to know what the objectives are also.
Looks amazing! love the polar bear chained to the wall
Thanks for all the feedback!
I was searching Eyvind Earle earlier today, and look what I found
Look a little familiar? I thought this was pretty cool, I wonder if it is an accident or homage?
Wow, cool, I've never seen that shot. I'm guessing it's concept work for Sleeping Beauty? Although this shot wasn't on my mind, the opening pan-down on the Sleeping Beauty throne room scene was definitely being leveraged.