You’ve stumbled into a simulated galaxy and gained control of an alien family desperate to reach the mysterious planet Lilith. Warp from moons to planets to star systems, gathering resources, advancing your tech, and defending your crew across hostile lands and the open-world of space. This digital reality teems with alien life – some determined to keep “Users” like you out of their simulation. Lead well – your family is counting on you.
It seems every new year brings with it more certainty for the artistic/stylistic choices we want to make for the appearance of the game. This year, we were pleasantly surprised by what our look has become.
Specifically, we got rid of the lighting system we were using and transitioned to a simplistic “toon shader.” This means that instead of having a traditional light-and-shadow interplay, where a light source creates a gradient of color on an object, we gave objects simple shades of color that give the appearance of shadow. Considering our low-poly angle, this was a really fun discovery as our meshes and assets feel more connected, seamless, and singular in appearance. That is to say, our colors are working together. And this only took 2 years, ha!
Well, such is game development -- a slow discovery sometimes. Here are samples of our new lighting style. What do you think?
The jungle planet B'munji.
Ah yes, a nice alien family portrait.
Behold the mighty Gussam!
More aliens. Check out that shading!
Coffee up and Mugalo Cup! A small space drive thru. Our galaxy is filled with civilization like this.
We’re huge fans of deer in headlights. What I mean is that we think it’s cool the way deer respond to people and their surroundings! This reactive...
During our summer of dev, we have been formulating ways to express alien cultures through their architecture. We have some freaky fun buildings.
More and more, today’s games feature seemingly endless “missions” and “achievements.” We miss a sense of feeling done: a final score.
Is it ethical to code fear of god into a simulated being? Nobody knows, so we made some tuna salad sandwiches and just did it.
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