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Offline MagosDomina

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Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:06:25 AM »
As the end of this year approaches I would like to take this opportunity to showcase what I have accomplished so far. In the screenshots below you will see the third incarnation of my hybrid vehicular combat/ flight sim/ adventure game. I had hoped by now I would be ready to produce a video showcasing the various gameplay elements, but unfortunately the game lacks several key features which until finished will not accurately portray the vision I have for this game.

My goal for next year is to release three videos, with the first demonstrating how the different vehicles and aircraft behave. The second video will go over how to navigate the HUD and how to fire weapons. Including a breakdown of the various types including traditional ballistic weapons, missiles, lasers, etc... The final video will show an entire mission which will be featured in the final game. From the initial load up at the hangar, through all the various waypoints, combat, and final flight home.

Around this time next year the game will also get a visual facelift as I continue to perfect my low polygon style. I do have in development a texture pack but for now I have focused on designing the game world and the hundreds of different vehicles that will populate it. The idea is that every object you see can be interacted with in some way. Let me know what you guys think I'd be more than happy to answer any questions. I have also updated my website for the seventh time, there is an animated gallery (media button) which plays music to the 80 screenshots I have uploaded from my game. The regular gallery displays all 80 select-able screenshots .

Anyways enjoy!

Animated Gallery: http://www.magosdomina.com/Giaone_animated_gallery.html
Plain Gallery: http://www.magosdomina.com/Gallery.html
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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 05:34:45 AM »
Looks great and will be interesting to see it in action when you're ready to show videos of in-game goodness :)

The flat shaded polygon look I find is a great choice for indies as it allows you to create more assets quicker rather than spending many many weeks / months texturing each model and then optimising multiple UV's per texture for when you have loads of models in your game. Of course these days you have all the fancy PBR madness which for a solo indie is a real time sucker to create for each model and optimise across your game ( what happened to the good old days of a texture and to be really fancy, a normal map on top :P )

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As the end of this year approaches.... My goal for next year...
Your goal for next year should be to complete the game ;D
Until the next time...

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 05:56:51 AM »
As the end of this year approaches I would like to take this opportunity to showcase what I have accomplished so far. In the

Hi.....

Is it a Blitz3D game? Thanks.

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 09:59:15 AM »
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The flat shaded polygon look I find is a great choice for indies as it allows you to create more assets quicker rather than spending many many weeks / months texturing each model and then optimising multiple UV's per texture for when you have loads of models in your game.
i agree, faster, quicker, neat.

you can always add some graphics effects to make it look more high tech (glow, reflections, flares, depth of field...)

nice renders  8)

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 10:37:56 AM »
I love the look you've achieved with your game.
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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 06:46:10 PM »
If I could do this full time I could make a full release within one more year. We will see how things go.  ;D

Yes this is a Blitz3d powered game. I'm happy everyone likes the overall modern retro aesthetic.
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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 09:30:05 PM »
@MagosDomina>>are you aware that you can add nice reflections to your glass / mirror / metals materials by using precaptured cubemap textures ? it is fast (since it is precaptured)...

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 10:39:56 PM »
I love the style, a great fit for such a game and definitely manageable (effort wise) for a lonewolf dev. Fully agree to what Qube said about the style.
Smart design choice.

Looking forward to further updates, I would totally buy and play a game like this.

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 10:43:13 PM »
I have not experimented much with effects. But they will make there way in eventually, such extra details will help me achieve that neon light/tech noir vibe. :)

Thanks again for the kind comments.

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 11:18:46 PM »
I think you don't even have to add much in terms of effects. Too much would just weaken the style.
Right now you have a clean easily readable design style. (this is such an important and usually underrated thing)

Some neon and a bit of glow to make it more neon/techy is a good idea and would fit the setting. 
Adding too many effects and details on the other hand could work against you.

In my mind the modern effect and rendering stuff is somewhat an all or nothing issue.
Have to avoid the dreaded "tried but didn't quite get there" territory so many indie games land in.
Assuming a quality artstyle, a game looking like 20 years ago will be perceived positively as retro, but looking like 4 or 5 years ago will be seen as something negative. People are weird that way.
It's basically the uncanny valley of game-graphics.  ;D

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2018, 12:30:11 PM »
about glow effect, i have done many experiments... imo full screen is quite slow (blur procedure) or inaccurate (blur with quads with offset at top bottom right left topleft topright bottomright bottomleft), i prefer "outline flares" (one textured quad for each shape) or volumetric glow (pushed out vertices for each layer, several layers for each shape)

Gabor will probably say that per pixel glow is accurate, but with Blitz3d, we can't do that !

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2018, 03:58:51 PM »
  ;D Yeah usually I would, haha.
I do love Blitz3D (I used it for a looong time) and it's great that it is still being used for great looking projects. The limitations are a good challenge.

I like the pushed out geometry idea, could be a fun thing to try.
Additional idea: Just one layer of it (to keep it fast) combined with spherical reflections (which stock B3D can do if I remember correctly) and alpha blending to only make the front sides glow. As long as the glow geometry's surface is set to smooth and curves around the edges, it could look really good and mostly hide the poly edges of the glow geometry.


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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 08:36:40 PM »
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I like the pushed out geometry idea, could be a fun thing to try.
take a look :
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-201610071046.jpg
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-surfacewelded-201610081046.jpg
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-201611091141.jpg

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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 11:57:35 PM »
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I like the pushed out geometry idea, could be a fun thing to try.
take a look :
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-201610071046.jpg
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-surfacewelded-201610081046.jpg
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-201611091141.jpg

Wow RemiD that's perfect! I will try and implement that as soon as possible.
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Re: Gia One - Uptioan Metropolis (Flightsim/Adventure)
« Reply #14 on: Today at 12:00:12 AM »
take a look :
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-201610071046.jpg
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-surfacewelded-201610081046.jpg
rd-stuff.fr/glow-with-pushedvertices-shapes-with-decreasing-alpha-201611091141.jpg

Looks really great!