Category:  Dev

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 »

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 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 Mak, March 22, 2013 Comments Off on Normal Mapping Dev, General

Our game engine is – from a renderer point of view – legacy. It was written with flexibility and performance in mind, but back in the days of OpenGL 1.1. Thanks to Microsoft refusing to update the driver support –… 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 »

By Mak, March 3, 2013 Comments Off on Lens Flares Revisited Dev, General, Media, News

So, here we have the lens flares integrated into the Dominion game engine, and full HD capture in real-time for everyone to enjoy!

By Mak, February 27, 2013 1 Dev, General

Sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂 Thanks Arthur C. Clarke for being such a visionary! Star rendering… I’ve left it alone for quite a while – as we’ve got plenty of other things to be working on at the moment – but… Read More »

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