Category:  Design

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 »

By Mak, June 25, 2013 1 Design, Dev, General, News

I wanted to flesh out the core UI I have in my head, and see if it would produce any major challenges – as (from a code point of view) it’s needlessly complex 🙂 From the players point of view… Read More »

Exploring Procedurally Generated Levels

By Mak, June 21, 2013 1 Design, Dev, General, Media, News

I’ve made some headway with the pseudo-random level generation – although it’s all rough and ready, the basic principals for the draft “get something going” version are sound and up and running. The basic premise is to take a ship… Read More »

By Mak, April 13, 2013 Comments Off on “Come in SolCommand, over…” Design, Dev, General, Media, News

SolCommand has been signed up to produce some awesome content for Dominion now we’re entering our “doing it for real” stage! Here’s a sneak preview of the very first Destroyer concept he’s producing for us! We can’t wait to get this… Read More »

By Mak, April 7, 2013 Comments Off on 5 Stars on Greenlight! Design, General, Media, News

The response from the Greenlight community has been great! We were most popular for over a week straight, and top 3 the rest of the time – with 96% voting ‘Yes’ to play it if it were ready. We are… Read More »

By Mr T, March 25, 2013 Comments Off on Mining – innovative gameplay that pushes the genre forward… ?!? Design, Dev

If you play a game set in the cold vacuum of space these days you can expect one thing. Mining asteroids for resources.  Yep. Usually a non interactive process as you click a button, the laser fires into rock, and… Read More »

By Mr T, March 22, 2013 Comments Off on Salvage, and exploration… Design, Dev, News

In the last gameplay blog we talked about asteroid mining, and lasers, and all that other business around mining standard resources. Because we’ve got such a cool system that allows you to cut precisely through rock, there are additional uses… Read More »

By Mak, March 8, 2013 1 Design, Dev, General

Rendering objects in space realistically is a big problem aesthetically. Space is black, lots and lots of black – more precisely, there’s very little light. That might surprise you when you look at nice brightly lit pictures of moons, and… Read More »

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