We have worked on the quest introducing Bracs the Gnome, to make it more impactful. Helping him repair his airship is now a great gameplay moment. Previously, the airship wasn't taking off after being repaired. Adding this animation (and an accompanying musical track) has really helped lift the significance of the moment.
We have designed and implemented the maps for the capitol city of Ort. This is the epicenter of the events that are taking place during the game, and is a path to the final showdown. Even though this is a late stage area, it is available at the very beginning of the game. This is in keeping with the choice to encourage free exploration of the world, and tackling different areas in the order that the player prefers. There are of course some obstacles that prevent access to specific areas, but the order in which these are experienced is still very free.
We added a musician character to the Dragonfly Fen, and his beast companion. The beast is sick, and the musician needs help to cure it. This is another example where a use of an animation and accompanying musical track (obviously) has really helped the impact of the moment.
Finally, we worked on designing a particle effect to represent a vortex portal to another dimension - the Soul Plains. This was quite tricky to do, because the isometric perspective of the game is difficult to capture in a Defold particlefx component. The vortex may be tweaked further in the future to make it look even better.
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