Friday, February 11, 2011

Big Picture

I worked on two projects involving the untitled game project this week.  The first was the Global Market screen.  The second was some type of map functionality.  Instead of going with a seperate map, I decided to take a page from GalCiv 2 (and other games) and go with a zoom based map.  Continue on for a video.

As you can see, when you zoom out objects such as ships are replaced with an icon.  Your ship, stations and the asteroid field would have their own icons at different levels of zoom.  I'm hoping this will give a good sense of scale and allow for a clear picture of your surroundings.

Next week I have some basic gameplay decisions to make having to do with controls and quests.  Expect some posts about them soon.