Thursday, August 29, 2013

August 30th Update

Still working on the Bride of War! Got her rough animations done, and beginning cleanup work now. It's not much but here's what she looks like so far at her actual in-game size.

Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23rd Update

No build update, as I am doing design and animation work this week. The subject is the "Bride of War", Townseed's first actual dangerous monster.

The Bride of War needs to stay moist, so it stays underwater when the sun is up, and it tends to stick to coastal regions. Through a combination of its sinewy tail and its buoyant air-sac, the Bride of War is able to maneuver on land, albeit slowly and carefully. Its gossamer train gives off a soft, sparkling light. Underwater, this attracts creatures looking for schools of fish, but on land the glittering light attracts curious humans and valkain alike.

The dangerous part of the Bride of War is its 'bouquet' - actually a mass of tightly-coiled poisonous barbed tentacles. When it senses movement nearby, it lashes out, inflicting painful lacerations. While not directly lethal, their poison is quite adequate to stun small fish, and to cause larger creatures a good amount of pain.

Luckily for hapless survivors, the Bride of War is quite fragile. Any wound to the air sac will cause the Bride-of-War to be immobilized, and once it is on the ground, it is helpless. Parts of its body may prove useful to discerning craftsmen.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 15th Update

New Build available!

Fight mode has been added, and the training dummy is now available. Now you can build a wooden man and beat the crap out of him!

Use the 'E' or the right trigger to enter fight mode and club the crap out of your poor wooden friend. Use Q to go back into work mode!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 08 Update

Greetings survivors! No build update, but I am working on fleshing out the combat portion of the engine at the moment, and wanted to show you how it's going so far.

I've added the training dummy, a constructable "combatant", who will be a nice easy target for the clubbing, as well as improvised weaponry. For humans this weapon is a simple club, and for Valkain it's a fire lash. Screenshots attached!

When the fight engine is finally finished, I'll definitely be updating the build!  

See you next update.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 1st Update

You know what's more fun than staircases?  Monsters.

For the time being (and maybe even forever) I'm going to put aside multi-storey construction and focus on something a little more meat and potatoes. We're going to add Townseed's first monster next, as well as your survivor's first weapon. That's probably going to be a crappy constructable training dummy and a wooden club, but after THAT we're going to add the Bride of War.

Still working it out but I wanted you guys to know what I'm focusing on!