After just under a fortnights progress, I have finally got around to making a 720p video of my WIP Hex Engine, covering a few of the features that are in there right now (well 2 days ago)…
a few select screens from the footage:
Advanced Multi Threaded Pathfinding
“Nifty” Debugging Panels
‘Edges’ and Ladders
Building a Simple Castle
Lighting the Hex Mesh
The music comes from a competition mix I did, you can grab a copy here : [button link=”http://dropbox.afterhoursgamestudio.com/SilenceIsGoldenDJCompMix-dj_Rojek.mp3″ style=”download” color=”silver”]DJ Rojek – Silence Is Golden DJ Comp Mix[/button]
But no time to celebrate, I’ve been feverishly working away for the past week on a Hex/Boxel engine to use in my next project, I will post about my progress in the next couple of days. Here is a little preview of what I’ve been up to :
I finally finished my contest entry the Cove, links to download and give it a try at the bottom of this post. I would have loved more time to work on it but the contest deadline was a nice way to ensure the project got completed.
Overall I’m happy with the outcome, I had a few memory usage hiccups in the final weeks of the project that ate up a lot of time.
I recorded 27min walk through video of a play through I did a few days before submission, start to finish. This video is a massive spoiler, there are many parts of the game I don’t shown off as it ruins the magic of discovery, they are all in here, so if you plan on playing the game through, please dont spoil the experience by looking at the video, but for rest of you and those just curious, here ’tis:
NB: You will need a fairly recent graphics card to run this, if it crashes during loading, you could try the ‘netbook’ pre-set, or most people have luck by starting with ‘normal settings then setting ‘Variations: off’ and ‘Fish Count: low’ (this should bring the RAM requirement under 1gb which is where most crashes occur). I’m sorry if it doesn’t run for you, I did as much optimising and compatibility testing as the time allowed.