Archive:  November, 2013

By Mak, November 28, 2013 Comments Off on Breathing ‘Life’ into Dominium Design, Dev

So as the posts of late have shown, breaking into ‘AI’ territory and creating NPC’s to populate the game universe has led to a lot of ‘satellite’ work (no pun intended) – being work I had parked for later, which… Read More »

By Mak, November 22, 2013 Comments Off on A question of scale… Design, Dev

So, addressing the consistency of vessel sizes led to addressing space stations (naturally – ships need to dock), which has led looking at how I am portraying the volume of ‘local space’ you would be in when by a station,… Read More »

By Mak, November 17, 2013 Comments Off on Grunt work, Part 1… Design, Dev, General

Now I’m building a ‘consistent’ universe for the NPC’s to play in (as well as you), I’ve finally (grudgingly) turned my attention to ensuring all the various vessel models have a consistent scale against each other. To date – aside… Read More »

By Mak, November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Weekly Update : Context Design, Dev

This week has seen a fair amount of context switching as I started on the vessel/NPC behaviours. I reconsidered the initial state machine design I had in mind after some ‘paper walkthroughs’ which showed it wouldn’t worked as I hoped…. Read More »

By Mak, November 10, 2013 Comments Off on Visual Bar for Dominium Dev, General

Well, after playing the Free to Play on Steam – there’s no doubt in my mind – the guys behind Star Conflict have nailed the visual bar I wanted to aim at for Dominium. Sadly for me, I’m a large… Read More »

By Mak, November 9, 2013 Comments Off on Something or nothing… Design, Dev, General, News

Another ‘grey’ update – I’ve spent the last week (one working day spread over 5 days) creating ‘scene contexts’. The game universe has to be populated with a believable, generated ‘scene’ whenever you drop back into local space. So reaching… Read More »

Grey Update

By Mak, November 1, 2013 Comments Off on Grey Update Dev, General, News

Another weekly post – nothing to show this time though. As part of the overall goal of something ‘playable’ (and I really do use that term loosely) you should be able to get killed and start the game again, or… Read More »

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