Last week we began a bit of a media drive ramping up to EGX Rezzed. We have been releasing more gifs, screen shots and music than ever before. You can see them by visiting our twitter account and Facebook pages, but here is a selection of them in case you missed them:
Sample of some in-game music, I think Liam has done a great job:
The first iteration of the games main menu, credit to Matt for putting this together:
Happy Christmas Eve! I thought we should chat about this most festive of topics, the move to a pre-built engine.
TLDR: Kickstarter showed that PC is the most popular platform for the game so we are focusing on that. We need not be as efficient with our programming for PC and a pre-built engine allows us to give prototypes to the community so they can help in development. Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) has some great features that will help us more rapidly move forward with the project.
Yes we have been unusually quiet this past week. We will try and post things but there will be a little lull until the last week of the month.
But do not fear it is not because we are not doing anything… in fact it is the opposite we are working harder than ever! Reason being we are attending EGX on the 24th and 25th and so we are getting together a game build and preparing promotional material. By the moths end there should be much more available here for you to sink your teeth in to, and in the following month the main site will get an update as well!
The fire ant packs quite a punch, you would not want to be attacked by their acidic venom!
The fire ant is the first specialist unit we have mentioned, and they work quite differently to the other units we have spoke about. To find out more about the special mechanics of this unit and the facts from nature, check back later this week!
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So in the past week Liam has been sinking his teeth into the code. He has been exploring ant positioning and calculating ways to spread the ants out often to hilarious outcome. He assures me he has improved it since, but below is one of his early formation algorithms. Joy!
Large and intimidating for the ant world the leaf cutter cannot be ignored. This weeks focus towers above other ants. Check back tomorrow to find out what this beast does naturally which attracted us to include it in the game.
Keep an eye out on our twitter account @SlugDisco, it gets the updates first!