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A blog series on the development of a Medieval Fantasy Game.

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Voxel Terrain Part 2 - Voxelization Methods

Instead of settling for one way only to voxelize a terrain I decide to make it possible to select between a few of them depending on what was required.  They're are basically just two methods, forward or backward. enum VoxelMethod { VOXEL_METHOD_FORWARD, VOXEL_METHOD_FORWARD_CONTOUR, VOXEL_METHOD_BACKWARD, VOXEL_METHOD_BACKWARD_CONTOUR }; Forward starts with a parent node and checks each corner against some function that says if the corner is above or below some user defined surface. 

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SpiderPig in Voxel Terrain

Voxel Terrain Part 1 - Voxelization

For the past few months I've been working on Voxel Terrain for Ultra.  I started by creating an octree whose parent node encapsulates the bounds for the entire terrain and must be a perfect cube with dimensions that are a power of two.  This ensures all child nodes can be neatly subdivided.  If a more rectangular terrain is required the octree creates more than one parent node to make up the rectangle. The next step was to subdivide the parent node to a level where each node would represent

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SpiderPig in Voxel Terrain

Returning

For the last for years I've been lurking in the forums waiting patiently for the release of Ultra.  I thought I'd be a good time to start up my blogs again about The Seventh World.  The game that has been in the works for over a decade!  I started this game in the Leadwerks 2 days.  It started off as a very simple game but as I'm sure you're all aware, simple ideas can quickly grow into monsters of an undertaking if you let them!   A few years ago, as I started fleshing out gameplay I

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SpiderPig in General

Implementing the Basics

The Seventh World   Lately I have been hard at work implementing all the basic classes in Leadwerks 5.  My aim is to get the game playable by the end of the year.  Once I've achieved that I'll slowly hack away at bugs and visual quality before release.  These are what are planned for the first release; Menus Main Pause Gravity Multiple Sources Edge of the World Foliage Pine Tree

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SpiderPig in The Seventh World

Procedural Grass

Thought I'd show off what I've been working on this weekend.  I have implemented procedural grass as found here at Outerra.  There is still more work to be done on it but so far it looks promising.

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Pre-Alpha v1.1

After three weeks of work, Pre-Alpha v1.1 is ready.   Terrain The terrain has seen some behind the scenes improvements with speed as well as visual improvements to geometry and texturing.  When I manage to get Texture Arrays working I will be able to finish of the new texturing shader that will include Tessellation and over 16 different texture maps as well as various masks that will paint according to erosion and forest locations. An image of one of the mountains randomly pl

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Pre-Alpha v1.0

The Seventh World is a Medieval Fantasy Survival game, inspired by the likes of Skyrim and ARK Survival Evolved.   It's been under development for the last two years but only in the last eight months has a real commitment been made to it.  Spending every night after work and every other day working on it I've achieved a base from which to build on. The cuboid landmasses are called fragments.  They are arranged as a sphere to make up a planet.  Game-play will eventually include mov

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