HIC SUNT DRACONES - (WIP)

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HIC SUNT DRACONES - (WIP)

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(this.. pretty.. splash screen is just placeholder)

Introduction



HIC SUNT DRACONES is the preliminary title of an adventure-themed total conversion. HSB does not feature any combat, it's gameplay rather being modeled after 90's point-and-click adventure games, coupled with immersive first-person exploration of visually stunning and realistic environments.

Setting and story

In HSD, the player takes the role of a lone survivor of a catastrophic shipwreck who finds himself washed up on the shore of a mysterious unmapped island. The island, a caldera ring in the middle of the sea, has safeguarded the undisturbed remnants of a great ancient civilisation. With precious little else to do, you set out to discover and document all there is to see!

Planned Features (subject to change)
  • Stunning OpenGL-powered graphics
  • 90's point-and-click adventure interaction and problem solving
  • Open-ended exploration
  • Unique setting and storyline
  • An immersive sound environment
  • No violence!
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Welcome to the forums. It might just be me, but I can't seem to see your pictures...

(Edit: I had a look at your post code, and it looks like the problem is the slashes at the end of the image urls.)
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wildweasel wrote:Welcome to the forums. It might just be me, but I can't seem to see your pictures...

(Edit: I had a look at your post code, and it looks like the problem is the slashes at the end of the image urls.)
Didn't work either, so I just put the links as-is.
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Here.
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Re: "Exploration" TC (WIP until infinity)

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Ooh pretty! I do hope that there will be some combat bits though. Exploration alone can be boring.

One thing I noticed though, is that a part on the dude's middle-finger-knuckle appears to be either transparent, or improperly palettized.
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Welcome,Kodi! :) Your pix look fantastic! Good luck with the rest.
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ArcheKruz wrote:Ooh pretty! I do hope that there will be some combat bits though. Exploration alone can be boring.

One thing I noticed though, is that a part on the dude's middle-finger-knuckle appears to be either transparent, or improperly palettized.
I didn't notice that until you mentioned it, heh. That water looks gorgeous by the way, excellent work so far! Another project to be keeping my eye on.
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Looks awesome! Swear I've seen this before somewhere.
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ArcheKruz wrote:Ooh pretty! I do hope that there will be some combat bits though. Exploration alone can be boring.
One thing I noticed though, is that a part on the dude's middle-finger-knuckle appears to be either transparent, or improperly palettized.
The idea is to have lots of things to pick up, use, or otherwise interact with, along with some storyline. A gameplay-less safari would be quite boring indeed.
The hand glows due to Bloom, hud elements will need to be dark with these settings.
grouchbag wrote:Welcome,Kodi! :) Your pix look fantastic! Good luck with the rest.
Thanks!
Springy wrote:That water looks gorgeous by the way, excellent work so far! Another project to be keeping my eye on.
I'm really happy with the water. It was somewhat complicated to make it like that, it involves using brightmaps on alpha-masked png's (with animated warping) along with ACS for color and fog.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32 ... 305061.jpg

Here's a view of the castle's interior. I'm using quite high Brightness, but with black color and fog for some moodier darkness.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12 ... 05062.jpg/
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Oh my this pics are really impressive. Welcome, kodi!!
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Whoa, this has some really impressive dynamic lighting too! Keep it up!

Also, I recommend imgur for uploading photos.
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oh that is pretty.

Requesting that the doomguy onscreen resources (fist, mugshot) be edited out in this.
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looks absolutely gorgeous...
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Wow, that's really impressive!
kodi wrote:I've this idea of making an exploration/problem solving TC
I kind of hope the end result is there's the "problem" of monsters and you "solve" it with a shotgun.


Obviously I'm being a smartass but it'd be a shame to create such a masterpiece and then not splatter it with gibs and blood.
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Re: "Exploration" TC (WIP until infinity)

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Looks fantastic.

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