These past few days, like before (as well as in the upcoming weeks, most likely!) the team has focused its efforts on crushing bugs, especially on the console versions, and on detailing the game environments.
One of the tricks we’re using to add that extra level of polish to some areas is the good ol’ decal system. Here is an example of how we’re going about that:
Decals really help us smooth the transition between meshes with contrasting materials.
We’ll share more of these shots to illustrate our fine-tuning process next week.
Till then, have a great weekend!
Happy to announce that we’ve finally added additional language options for all in-game text. We might not be able to provide audio in every language but we’ll make sure that almost anyone in the world can enjoy the rich lore and story that our game offers. We’re still deep in development as you can see from today’s post, these are small but very important details that we’re taking great care with to ensure you have a good experience.
Be sure that you tackle localization in the early stages of development, we guarantee that it will save you quite a few headaches. It’s definitely not something you should ignore as it will only increase the amount of work necessary later on. Avoid having hard-coded strings that are meant to be seen by your players and organize them in a manner that it’s easy and simple to add to your game.
In our particular case we use a simple numbered line id system, per-language and category(UI, Items, Hints, etc) that allows us to quickly export and import new content. Since the line ID remains the same between all languages, you don’t have to change any individual game logic to swap between them except for pointing your game to the appropriate language text. With some additional work you can even embed specific commands then you can than use with the Unity UI system to display images.
Decay of Logos is localized for:
On the art side of things, the team is spending some time making sure all areas have the same amount of detail across the board. Textures are being retweaked, more background planes are being placed, vegetation and other small details are being added… Some of these improvements are more than mere aesthetic changes, for they impact gameplay and the player’s experience.
Another week of QA goodness and bug slaying, a real massacre of all of those pesky issues that we would absolutely hate to let you all deal with. In all due honesty, these things do take a great deal of time and effort, and we’re happy that we have the time and resources to undergo a thorough testing and polishing phase!
As usual, we’re sharing some images of the progress made in the embellishment process that has been keeping our artists busy with hand placed details and final touches. We bring you one of the Ancestral sites that we’re sure everyone will love to explore, the Vallis Sanctum:
Catchy name, huh?
It’s also one of our largest dungeons!
That’s it for this week’s blog post, thank you for reading!
Have a great weekend!
With the ongoing external QA, which is going pretty well since you’re asking, we’ve been tackling the the issues all around the clock.
The art team, however, has channeled their artsy magicae to polish the skybox, which is what we’re bringing out today for your viewing pleasure, so please enjoy the following screenshots:
Politely asking the Brute to stand aside to take this sky picture!
Communing with nature while taking another sky picture!
We hope that you’ve enjoyed the content we had to share today, rest assured that we’ll have more goodies to share further down the road, so stay tuned.
Have a great weekend!
This week marks a major milestone for us as we’re finally sending our game off to external QA. It’s extremely important to get an outside perspective on your work, we’re confident that this process will improve the final quality of the game, well worth the time spent handling every minute detail.
Things to come…
Sometimes all you need is your fists, and fire, magic fire helps!
Wish us luck, we’ll be back next week with additional information!