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This topic contains 18 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by  fitch 12 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #4599

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Terra: Formations has featured on the GarageGames Snapshot of the Day right after the Illumina snapshot. The Indie Games Conference is happening next week as we build up the profiles of all our titles to it.

    http://www.garagegames.com/mg/snapshot/view.php?qid=1059

    Terra: Formations is featured on the Torque Shader Engine version. Thoughts / comments of your feedback is always welcome :)

    Keith
    StarCave

  • #25515

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Sweet!

    Interesting design, great visuals and very strong presentation…Nice work!

    There’s a lot more material (screens and concept art) in Blake’s post on the linked page on GG above – well worth a look for anyone who likes what they see so far – maybe you can post those here too Keith?

  • #25516

    Darkblood
    Participant
  • #25517

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Possible Wallpaper?

  • #25518

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    how many vehicles does terra have?? whats the usp’s of terra? looks really nice by the way. characters are fantastic!

  • #25519

    beans_w
    Participant

    some class screenies there. love the concept art too. get a halo feel from the screen shots. always a good thing in my opinion.

  • #25522

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Some nice looking stuff there guys

  • #25523

    MooTV
    Participant

    Looks the part. Loving the characters and world geometry.

    I don’t want to appear snooty but here we go.
    The world geometry is really really well put together but it does seem that you have a few texture tiling artifacts going on in some of the shots.

    It’s probably just me getting anal again (!!hold your tongue Philippe_J!!) but I truly believe that good texture positioning/selection is as (if not more) important as the geometry it’s being applied to.

    For instance, (If you have played the FEAR SP demo)
    there’s a section as you enter whatever facility it is you’re infiltrating. It’s the part you discover a dead body in a dark side room. If you get close to it you get the little scary girl running behind you.
    This section is comparable to Volvo cars. Boxy but nice. The geometry in this section couldn’t get any simpler but has been textured beautifully. Appropriate textures, great placement and no seams.
    That and add excellent lighting (I see they have cube lights rockin), a few well placed triggered events (the grill suddenly popping open, the rats running towards you etc) and suitably oppressive audio and you have a great scene with little geometric effort.

    Don’t get me wrong, the stuff looks GREAT. I just believe with a little care it could be something beautiful.

    Keep it going.
    So when do we get a demo?

  • #25570

    lk_
    Participant

    My only negative comment is that the building is all the same colour… looks very plain. Its hard to identify areas of definition

  • #25599

    philippe_j
    Participant

    Well, the picture (that last one with the three guys) is quite cool, technically speaking, but I don’t know about a wallpaper…
    you need a better balance of colours, and possibly improve the framing of the characters a bit.
    Say if you want your main character to be the green guy, then make it a brighter shade of green, and make the background be more towards the red side of the spectrum. And dont put the orange guys on the sides, as they are distracting you from the “main” guy.
    Or go the other way around: orange guy is the main character (where the green guy stands rigth now), with two blueish/greenish guys behind, and blues for the background, possibly with darker orange highlights (that would go with the orange of the main guy).
    It’s all about colour coordination, IMHO.

    The big poster type pictures with various screenshots is very nice, though. And since it’s not a wallpaper, you don’t have to worry about composition as much (or it’s not the same advices that would be useful).

    Philippe

    p.s. MooTV : you know, I thought the levels in Dreadnought were very blocky, too. I mean, superbly textured blocks. But still blocks. Apart from that really cool engine shaft sort of passage (with the rotating thingies all around you), now _that_ was cool.

  • #25603

    Idora
    Participant

    Terra Formations is coming on very nicely, Keith. Looking forward to seeing more

    Keep up the good work

  • #25671

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Thanks for the feedback :) Just a note to the few questions is that since Terra moved from TGE to TSE recently these screenshots only represent at best of 1% of the development to date.
    Terra is heading into a major dev cycle now and as for the buildings we are going for a 1980’s James Cameron style..

  • #25674

    lk_
    Participant

    Not to be greedy… but when can we expect new screenshots….

  • #25675

    MooTV
    Participant

    Any chance of a demo in the near future.

  • #25676

    MooTV
    Participant

    Any chance of a demo in the near future.

  • #25681

    Darkblood
    Participant

    We will be going to the Austin GC at the end of October and im sure we will have some new screenshots by then. As for a demo expect at least til the end of this year to early next year on it.

  • #25694

    MooTV
    Participant

    Looking forward to it.

  • #25701

    Pete
    Participant

    Go on, givvus a vid so!

  • #25713

    fitch
    Participant

    ya :D gowaan .. :D i’m dieing to see and hear what you’ve been up to

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