Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:01pm
For the past few months Antilia has been the sort of project that makes for a messy space. In order to move Antilia forward, I've needed to take half the game apart to get at the inner workings. I'm adding a new 'game mode' system based on what equipment is being worn, as well as working on improvements to the skill system and inventory. Consequently, there are bits of Antilia laying all over my virtual workbench - a character creation system disconnected and laying on the floor, a shiny new 3D inventory system, and broken UI elements scattered across my desk. Anyone who saw Antilia in that state might wonder if the game could be put back together again.
Which is exactly what I've been working on for the past two weeks. While there is still a lot of work ahead for Antilia's gameplay systems, it's time to prepare for...
Antilia's Annual New Year's Social!
As is our custom here we'll be bringing the Antilia server online December 31st to celebrate the new year, and this year we're bringing in a bit of inspiration from Ariiel
. This special social event will include fireworks to launch, magic-powered festival decor, and (if development time permits) fur dye patterns.
In addition to the visible changes, Antilia has also received some modest performance improvements. I focused this effort specifically on Base Camp, resulting in around a 30-50% FPS increase on my system. Whether or not there is an improvement on a particular computer will depend on whether the game is being restricted by CPU speed or GPU render operations.
The Antilia Behind-the-Scene Live Stream Returns!
As I mentioned not long ago in the forums
, I was able to relax my work schedule recently, and this has allowed me to spend more time working on Antilia. With this extra time, I can finally resume broadcasting our weekly behind-the-scenes look at Antilia. I plan to move the format of these streams back to our original format, so that they focus on creating content for Antilia, discussing what's new each week, and answering your questions in live chat.
Our next live stream will be:
Future stream times will be announced in the "Upcoming Events" section of the homepage. Hope to see you all there!
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