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This topic contains 39 replies, has 16 voices, and was last updated by  peter_b 12 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #4183

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Since the site has returned to us, here is a new screenshot of “Illumina”

    Thoughts are more than welcome on it. :)

  • #21677

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    That looks good , nice one.

    If you want to make that gun shot little monkeys that run up enemies legs, claw at their faces and sucking out their eyeballs , then feel free.

    You can have that idea for nothing….its cool, dont mention it, I have loads of these *great* ideas.

  • #21684

    GizmoDX
    Participant

    looks great darkblood.

    looks very realistic :wink:

  • #21685

    beans_w
    Participant

    yeah thats really cool looking. nice work hope to see more soon!!!

    :D

  • #21693

    Malward
    Participant

    excellent looking very nice

  • #21694

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Thanks for the comments!
    The weapon plus most things apart from the jungle itself is our old placement files that we are replacing soon enough. We are using the TGE for Illumina, after all this is all in game development screenshots. But there is only so far sceenshots can do without a demo being out there.. watch this space. :)

  • #21695

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Thanks for the comments!
    The weapon plus most things apart from the jungle itself is our old placement files that we are replacing soon enough. We are using the TGE for Illumina, after all this is all in game development screenshots. But there is only so far sceenshots can do without a demo being out there.. watch this space. :)

    Ps. Check out the jobs form for the StarCave Interns, we got alot of news of StarCave put in there even if your not interested in the Internship.

  • #21696

    Ronny
    Participant

    Great work! It’s been easy to see the progress of the studio over the last year or so. Keep it up.

    I think that the display bars on the top right hand side could be distracting while playing. Have you thought about lowing the transparency to make them blend in more? Just an idea. :)

  • #21697

    beans_w
    Participant

    We are using the TGE for Illumina,[/quote:e729fb5f54]

    hi

    excuse my stupidity but what is TGE

  • #21698

    peter_b
    Participant

    We are using the TGE for Illumina,[/quote:ca40b67426]

    hi

    excuse my stupidity but what is TGE

    [/quote:ca40b67426]

    TGE = Torque Game Engine

  • #21700

    omen
    Participant

    Can I say, I’m really confused as to who / what Starcave are…

    Working on Camelot and then hiring in teams working on independent games? Is that right? This no real info on the website…

  • #21708

    lk_
    Participant

    Second that, a “triple A fps game” seems to be a fair stone throw away from the Camelot game

  • #21711

    Darkblood
    Participant

    The interface has yet to get its makeover on Illumina, i will post a screenshot when its up to see what ye think of it.

    Who is StarCave? Well an Irish Games Developer based in Galway. We are making budget range games like Camelot, Illumina & Terra: Formations. As well we are about to start on our first full priced (“AAA”) game. We have teams world-wide & growing to maintain a 24 hour development house.
    That is just the tip of the iceberg, we are doing things abit different from other studios & there is good reasons why we do what we do.

    Websites have yet to be updated which is on the todo list asap. When we get them done i will post a link here as the websites will help clear up info regarding StarCave. :)

  • #21714

    Darkblood
    Participant

  • #21719

    omen
    Participant

    Cos I’ll always been confused about you guys I may have read this wrong, but didn’t you ‘buy in’ the illumina game and team? Are you managing and helping external teams to produce products?? *very confused*

  • #21737

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Single Cell (Illumina), Cellien and Staridia teams have all been brought out by StarCave including the games, staff, copyrights, etc. etc.

    We had been watching these teams closely before we engaged with talks them joining up with us and we will continue to keep our eyes on more upcoming teams / games.

    I can’t say too much about our internal structures at this point but everyone involved with each team are very happy to be part of StarCave as each person makes StarCave their own.

    We also have Allianced game developers where we work along side them on productions. :)

  • #21897

    Pete
    Participant

    The terrain and vegetation look deadly, not too pushed on the HUD though.

  • #21900

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Here is more goodies for ye to check out, for more check out one of the Producers of Illumina (Ian Roach) blog at: http://www.garagegames.com/blogs/5588/8013

    Things have been progressing well on illumina on all fronts. New models, concepts, music and other things are coming out weekly.

    2 of our newest models are new dropships. These come with a complete set of animations for landing gear, thrusters, cockpits amongst other things.

    I created 2 short movies showing off the dropships in showtool and there respective animations.

    You can find them here

    http://www.illumina-game.com/dropship1.avi
    http://www.illumina-game.com/dropship2.avi

    Our main menu has been finalised to help create a sense of doom and a feeling of isolation we hope to carry out throughout our maps. Heres a quick movie of our menu as the background fades in.

    http://www.illumina-game.com/menu.avi

    The background artwork was done by fiesal, and is amazing, we hope to get more high res pics for other menus soon. A new soundtrack created by nicholas palmer really helps set the mood with some harmonics and orchestral sounds. You can find his website here :

    http://www.nicholaspalmer.com

    On the mapping front weve added a new Forest test level to see how we cope in that regard and results were very good, I took a few movies of me in the jungle and trying out the bravetree tankpack and other things :)

    http://www.illumina-game.com/jungle1.avi
    http://www.illumina-game.com/jungle2.avi
    http://www.illumina-game.com/jungle3.avi
    http://www.illumina-game.com/jungle4.avi

    All the movies above require xvid to be played.

  • #21908

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Sweet! Some really nice work there!

  • #21918

    fitch
    Participant

    well done darkblood .. check your pm…

  • #22001

    beans_w
    Participant

    very nice. liked the vids

  • #22081

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Thanks to everyone for their comments in this trend & here to top it off is another new screen pic of Illumina.

  • #22099

    mal
    Participant

    Very nice! Is this game going to use the TSE?

    If so, it looks like you and Torc could be up for a bit of healthy competition to release the first FPS with Irish ties :)

    Mal

  • #22100

    peter_b
    Participant

    Looking impressive alright, got a halo look to it.

    Cant wait to see some new screenshots of Torc’s dreadnought though.

  • #22101

    Idora
    Participant

    Very nice! Is this game going to use the TSE?

    If so, it looks like you and Torc could be up for a bit of healthy competition to release the first FPS with Irish ties :)

    Mal[/quote:51af97e20d]who said we’re doing an FPS?! :wink:

    plus, if the criteria is ‘irish ties’ (sound similar to the Irish football team – i.e. me great grand-da once passed through Skibbereen – can I play for the national team?!) then I reckon at least some of the 190-odd Irish IGDA members worked on FPS’ at some stage

  • #22102

    Darkblood
    Participant

    :) Illumina is being done with the TGE & it will be a budget range game as it will not be in much competition with full “AAA” priced titles such as the Torc fps. However lets get some good gameplay competitions tho! ;)

  • #22105

    peter_b
    Participant

    :) Illumina is being done with the TGE & it will be a budget range game as it will not be in much competition with full “AAA” priced titles such as the Torc fps. However lets get some good gameplay competitions tho! ;)[/quote:c9f71f6a64]

    Competition is always good.. good though to see ireland near about to produce a commerical game.

  • #22402

    Darkblood
    Participant

    New GUI for Illumina.

  • #22403

    peter_b
    Participant

    looks cool. HUD looks alot clear.

    the warning in the top right could be a little larger or slightly more emphasised. maybe in red.

    but great work though

  • #22404

    Pete
    Participant

    Much nicer mate, lookin’ good

  • #22406

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Nice!

  • #22407

    gizmo
    Participant

    Definitely much nicer, well done! :D

  • #22418

    fitch
    Participant

    cool 8)

  • #22618

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Here is our finalised (might still do a bit here and there on it) GUI for Illumina. In this last stage, any comments on it would be great!

  • #22619

    mal
    Participant

    Looks very cool.

    I’d say you need some more visual cues to what the numberical information is at the top of the screen ( on both sides ). Maybe even some sort of additional paneling ( like below ) to contain the numbers, so that they aren’t hanging in mid-air.

    Mal

  • #22620

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Very nice. Does the bar on the left pop in/out as needed?

  • #22621

    omen
    Participant

    The font in all instances across the top doesn’t match the font on the bottom. Is that intentional?

  • #22622

    Darkblood
    Participant

    There will be more visual clues in a way to the numbers hanging out there (will tell more later on it ;) )

    The side panel can be moved in & out. That panel is for the commanders, while troops wont have that panel option.

    The fonts indeed dont match the bottom which we will be fixed shortly, we didnt need to change them just yet.

    Great feedback btw :) Thx guys

  • #22623

    gizmo
    Participant

    What do the two 1000’s in the top right hand corner signify?

  • #22624

    peter_b
    Participant

    yeah i wondered the same about the two 1000.

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