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Project Eternity Kickstarter Update #33: PayPal Ending Soon + Current Developments
Development Info - posted by Crooked Bee on Wed 28 November 2012, 08:41:30Tags: Adam Brennecke; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity
Obsidian Entertainment have released a new update on Project Eternity's development. First, Paypal is ending soon:
After next week we will be accepting slacker backer donations via PayPal for $29 for a Digital Download Copy of Project Eternity for Windows, Mac, or Linux. Get in now for a discount this week if you haven't already! The higher tier rewards and physical items offered on the Kickstarter will not be available past December 3rd, 6:00PM PST.
Next, a few bits on current developments:
- The narrative team is creating the world almanac which contains all the information about the people and history of Project Eternity. Right now they are fleshing out the pantheon of gods. Do you have any crazy or wacky ideas for gods? Share your ideas in the forums!
- The artists and programmers have been working on character customization. The system allows for individual pieces of armor to show up on your characters such as boots, gloves, and chest armor. When you swap armor, the character's torso model and texture are also swapped out. There are thousands of different armor, weapon, head, and hair customization models for each race (male and female too!), and we need to make sure that the system can organize and manage all of these character assets.
- Lastly, the picture is from an early test environment area using temporary art assets. The red shapes represent collision geometry that will block pathfinding and line-of-sight. The light blue/greenish color represents the walkmesh geometry which determines where characters can walk. We use this area to test tech features that we are building. For example, we are using the cemetery in the lower left to test out complex party pathfinding. If you look carefully, you can see two test characters in the picture.
Next week we will have an art focused update by Rob Nelser, the lead artist on Project Eternity.
In b4 "too cartoony."
Original update here.