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5 comments by michax on Jul 13th, 2013

I finally finished first location which will set the mood for first world.

After finishing concept art, main objective was to add more variety to the ground texture. Simple 'dot' flowers and color variance in texture helped a lot to make scene more natural looking.

Second objective/problem was selecting initial camera angle and lighting. I'm struggling between two options.  Frist one with top-left lighting, and second one with bottom-right. Top-right seems to produce more neutral looking scene. On the other hand bottom-left allows for more dramatic look.

Ok, so this are two camera angles of the same scene. Which one seems better to you guys as default camera ?

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Giamme Jul 15 2013, 9:27am says:

So sexy!

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ArcadiaxDev Jul 14 2013, 7:40pm says:

You're graphical style is really unique, it's got a certain level of realism while sporting a slightly cartoony look, I'd buy this game for it's style alone, but I'm sure the game play will be amazing, looks good!

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michax Jul 15 2013, 1:04am replied:


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Black_Stormy Jul 13 2013, 10:04pm says:

I love the shadows in this, it looks like you're sampling the sky colour to colour the shadows. They look blue and it's really effective. Is this a feature of the engine you're using or is it something you've put in yourself?

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michax Jul 13 2013, 11:07pm replied:

Lighting is baked to texture using Vray rendering engine. Color palete is selected by me, but effects like Global illumination and shadow volumes are generated by rendering engine and baked into static texture which is then put over albedo in game engine.

Allows for nice lighting that works even on mobile devices.

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Giamme Jun 12 2013, 5:29am says:

Models looks so nice!

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kassu27 Jun 9 2013, 7:41am says:

I loove the artstyle!!

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Backdraft_3.5 Jun 9 2013, 6:28am says:

You Can Sent These Features On This And You Will Greed Me :D Michax


Added Multiplayer Mode (Sent Monster And Build Towers Then Beat Your Opponent)
Added Player Levels (Only In Multiplayer And Earn XP Level Up Then Unlock Next Tower In Game)
Added Immune Stats To Monsters (Immune To Slow And Poison)
Added Reversed Mode (Smiliar To Normal Mode But You Can Sent Monster To Get Through Required Number Of Monster To Beat Level)

Misc Additions

You Can See Your Opponent In Opponent's Map (Only Multiplayer Mode)

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michax Jun 9 2013, 7:23am replied:

Thanks for suggestions!

Multiplayer is on my mind all the time but unfortunetly i'm not sure if i can manage to finish it for first release.

Currently main objective is to create fast paced TD. Short but demanding maps. Your towers will gain experience by "doing", so ones more productive with killing enemies will level up faster.

At the and of every map you have possibility to add towers with higher levels to your "party" which will be persistant across all maps.

That's general plan, which will be spiced up with custom skills and perks.

As for Reverse Mode. In Anomaly Warzone it works great. Will play with this idea.

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michax Jun 9 2013, 7:26am replied:

No custom engine :) When I started project there wasn't listing for one that I'm using. Fixed that.

As for image you linked, currently style of locations changed a little: Slidedb.com . But I'll try to keep it clean for actual maps.

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