First ingame screenshots
First of all, I would like to thank you again for your amazing involvement and support!
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First gameplay screenshots
We know that all of you are waiting for a gameplay video, we're working hard on it and should release it this week. Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you some gameplay screenshots where you can see some Twon-Ha.
It's worth to notice that, for now, all the characters are using the original 3d models. These 3d models are converted at load time from the original assets. To do this, actually, we have integrated FreshEngine into the original source code and plan to replace or improve each relevant subsystems. As an example, the character controller and the related animations will be completely redone to interact smoothly with the environment by developing smarter controller which take in account the environment to the constraints and physics system. We generally want to rely more on procedural animations instead of relying too much on predefined animations. Hopefully this should greatly improve the old Cutter's locomotion! :)
Having integrated the original source code allows us to start working quicker on a functional gameplay version instead of restarting from scratch and taking the risk to loose the essence of the game, which is a big risk given the size of the project.
Obviously in the production phase, each of these characters will be replaced with highly detailed 3d models, more bones, detailed textures and dedicated shaders.
Here is another example of quality difference between the original and the reboot HD version. This screenshot is taken from gameplay prototype in first person view:
May the Yods be with all of us!