Category:  Design

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 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 »

By Mak, October 27, 2013 Comments Off on This little Commodity went to Market… Design, General, News

In the (surprisingly) consistent 2nd weekly progress update, I have spent the past week tinkering with the basic economy model I mentioned a while back. Ah, trading. Something so simple. Something so basic. Yet, strangely addictive… I’ve wired up the… Read More »

By Mak, October 19, 2013 Comments Off on Galaxy Mapping Design, Dev, General

I thought I’d try and do a ‘Weekly Update’ post as I seem to be getting into a swing of development at the moment. This may only last a week – so don’t get too excited 🙂 Since the UI,… Read More »

By Mak, September 28, 2013 Comments Off on UI, UI… Design, Dev, News

Ah, it has taken a while – yes. There have been a few dead ends which I traveled down. Well, let’s say I didn’t like what I saw when I got there at least. But now, it is done. 3D,… Read More »

By Mak, August 9, 2013 Comments Off on Relics, Artifacts, and Big Dumb Objects Design, Dev, General, Media, News

Broadband resumed – hurrah! Even though in the past two weeks  BT have cancelled my order 3 times, got the package completely wrong, closed the account and reopened it all without telling me once, and then failed to deliver the… Read More »

A Consistent, Dynamic, Galactic Economy…

By Mak, July 11, 2013 Comments Off on A Consistent, Dynamic, Galactic Economy… Design, Dev, General

What a challenge. Previously – most games would opt for a “ok, let’s pick some base numbers – cap their ranges and then every time you visit somewhere, we “tickle” them randomly to make it look good.” If you’re lucky… Read More »

A Brief History of Dominium Time

By Mr T, July 5, 2013 1 Design, General

We’re giving you the chance to take pictures of the cosmos and note down your adventures in your own Captain’s Log. Because as a player I want to know when I took my first pirate down, or discovered a comet,… Read More »

By Mr T, June 28, 2013 1 Design, General

Real space combat – when we grow up enough as a civilisation to actually fly around in space shooting at each other like the idiots we are – will be totally inhuman and totally unfair. A laser travels at the… Read More »

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