This week everything changed completely. Now we don’t have to draw graphics in Paint anymore – a new artist finally joined us here :).
As his first task he prepared a new ship for us. It still needs some more work, but I thought I would show it.
Another big feature we are implementing is the inventory system. So far we are extremely satisfied with underlying mechanics on how it works, but there is still a lot of work to be done before we can call it finished.
And finally we started working on the planets for the game. They will be semi-procedural, with some aspects being randomly generated, and the others prepared by our artist. The generation procedure will be specified in a special file. And yes, it is moddable.
Some other small feature is that we added space dust or solar wind or however you can call it. When you move your ship, you can perceive motion thanks to moving background and small particles in the world.