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olive

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A new zone is coming soon...
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:00:44 am »
Hi,

Some screenshots of the new zone we are working on.

It's an area with a complete 3D space experience!

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« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 03:33:32 am by olive »
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Re: A new zone is coming soon...
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 07:25:48 pm »
Ohh nice I like it!
Qaves and floating islands :}
Will there be any special resources to find there?
It looks like most islands are about the same size and somewhat evenly placed out. Will there be some bigger islands and some bigger gaps and a few islands at very high altitudes?
Maybe also some generated bridges between some islands to qreate networks? With different chance of oqqurence at different loqations.
Just different kind of variations that qould be possible. With all those parameters individually set for different places this biome qould look dramatiqally different from place to place. I guess these parameters qould be generated from the qoordinates of each 512x515x512 chunk or sometthing...
Have fun qoding :3
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Re: A new zone is coming soon...
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 01:09:22 am »
Thank you for your encouragement :)

Yes , there will be specific resources to be collected in this zone (however, these resources and their use have yet to be created). These resources will be what will motivate the player to explore that zone. This could also be a good place to put some kinds of constructions to find.

There is progressive variations in the parameters of the generator. What the photos do not really show is that it is the same zone. This is also the reason why the islands are small, this is the way that zone ends up in the sky.
In fact, it is not currently a real "island zone" because they are not really far in the sky  and that's why we'll made tiny islands.

We also thought about kinds of connections for travelling between the islands. But as we wanted this area to be dense and with a lot of tinny islands and caves, we stopped adding complexity on it because it would be too demanding on graphics cards.

Although, there will certainly be other zones where  we'll have the opportunity to implement new things with this kind of algorithm with different settings, textures and options. Maybe a true "sky zone" you'll have to reach with an aircraft, lift or other means.

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Re: A new zone is coming soon...
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 09:57:01 am »
That sounds good, keep it up :]
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