The datapad will allow players to access information about and control what happens on their astrobase.
Our newest post unveils our newly redesigned datapad, now in glorious 3D. We also talk about some of the considerations in designing the interface and icons that we will be using. You can read the entire entry at www.astrobasecommand.com
A little while ago, I took a camera to one of our team meetings. It turns out we were mining intellectual gold at the time, waxing poetic about the mining, harvesting, and general resource dynamics that Dave is developing for Astrobase Command.
Although the intention at the time was to capture some B-roll footage for an upcoming game trailer, some of the information helped address a question that Ethan asked us on our forums. It has the added bonus of showing something slightly more visually interesting than what we’ve been posting in our first set of vlog updates. Indeed, viewers get to spend a little over five-and-a-half minutes basking in glorious HD shots of Dave and Adam talking. A rare privilege any way you look at it.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
If more people lived by these words, the world would be a better place.
The team has been busily working away, taking the rough demo code used as a proof of concept for our Kickstarter, and turning it into the production code that will power Astrobase Command once it is released to Steam Early Access. We’ve been tackling a slew of features, from developing detailed procedural generation mechanics, to setting up servers, to creating entirely new art with which to fill the inky blackness of space.
Of greatest interest to all of you, we now have a dedicated Jellyfish Games YouTube channel, where we’ve started posting a weekly development vlog. The updates are only talk-throughs of community-generated questions for now, but as we move along, we’ll start adding WiP imagery, including stills and gameplay footage.
If you have any questions about the game that you’d like us to answer, head over to our forums, and ask away.
Things have been quiet on the blogging front for a while, but there’s a good reason for that. We’ve been busily chipping away at the pile of work needed to make Astrobase Command ready for release on Steam Early Access this Summer. As you can imagine, there are many things that have to get done to bring a game up from a tech demo that shows isolated aspects of game play to a playable game that can be put into the hands of eager fans.