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From the makers of STASIS comes a post-apocalyptic adventure game set in a world you have never seen before.
From the makers of STASIS comes a post-apocalyptic adventure game set in a world you have never seen before.
From the makers of STASIS comes a post-apocalyptic adventure game set in a world you have never seen before.
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AUGUST 2017 UPDATE

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Hey guys!

Last month we announced that we were going to depart from the static screens found in STASIS and CAYNE - rather producing large, scrollable areas to explore. 

This African world that we’re creating needs to reflect a thriving eco-system of flora and fauna, with a tumultuous environment that requires movement and life.

To begin this journey, we’ve created a low memory footprint animation technique that will allow us to bring the desired movement to (otherwise static) backgrounds. 

Using 3D trees and plants didn’t look right for the effect we’re striving for; we wanted a smoother integration into the background pictures. 

We’ve now chosen to use 2-dimensional images with a warp mesh to facilitate this motion.

This process involves creating a flat mesh in 3D StudioMax. Bones and various warping mesh techniques are used to build a moving image.

These are then imported into the game engine. By slightly angling these meshes, Mark can realistically walk through long grass. It gives the grand illusion of being 3-dimensional when in fact it is a flat pre-rendered image.

We’re adamant about putting the beautiful into Beautiful Desolation!

Chris & Nic

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    1. Christopher Bischoff 2-time creator on

      Thanks all! We actually had a 'gasp moment' when it was implemented - it looked even better than we thought it would :)

    2. Josiah1221 on

      Amazing work guys! Love the illusion of 3d :)

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      James Mauger on

      Gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in motion!

    4. Justin
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      Looking forward to seeing the end result :)