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시간이 지나면서 취미가 어떻게 바뀌는지 알잖아요. 이 리메이크 프로젝트는 오랫동안 우리의 취미였습니다. 그러나 이 세상의 모든 것이 변하듯이 변하는 것도 마찬가지입니다. 지난 릴리스(r6720)는 매우 지쳤습니다. 나와 르윈은 진지한 캄 리메이크 코딩으로 인해 아직 휴가 중입니다.

내가 말하려는 것은 오랫동안 우리를 괴롭히고 있습니다. 몇 달 전에 우리는 픽셀화된 2D 그래픽, 불안정한 애니메이션 및 끝없는 버그 수정 스트림(그리고 추가할 수 없는 새 집과 유닛을 추가하기 위한 끝없는 아이디어 분수)에 너무 지루하다는 것을 깨달았습니다. 이걸 끝까지.

당신 중 일부는 그것을 좋아하지 않을 수 있지만 마음이 강한 사람들은 진행해야합니다.

Decision was made. Starting with it was hard, so we had to have a few glasses of wine (made earlier by a fellow Farmer chap, stomping on pink pixely grapes). Hold on to your seats – we decided to create a radically new game!

We have discussed over what should it be – an FPS shooter in Lauenburg ruins, Arcade Walheim, even a racing game in the Moorbach suburbs (I have some race games experience, even a few car models in my garage). All that looked promising and refreshing after KaM. But I guess everyone is bound to his fate, so we ended up right where we have started – on an RTS genre. Could be boring once again, but we figured we might change something in the recipe.

First things first, we headed to the drawing board. (Pardon our lines, we had wine, remember?)

We had no napkins, had to draw on a whiteboard

The game’s logic needs to become fully rectangular, preferably in green lines. House outlines have to become red to stand out on the screen. Something has to become blue, but neither of us could remember what exactly, so we have started working and hoping to figure it out later on. And most importantly, no change is complete without changing left-side menu into a bottom-side one. Ever!

With all that planned well ahead we have butchered the 2D render and everything around it and threw it away (in the most brutal way possible). Also had to dispose of any unwanted witness serfs and builders. Houses were demolished and rubble cleaned up. New tins with paints were opened and plywood sheets ordered. Meet the Next Knightly RTS prototype:

Building from grounds up

Of all things, we are using the same game engine. Porting Delphi code to Unity or Unreal Engine would take months of work, and we don’t have time for that. With a team of just two guys, we need to be efficient. Lewin is working hard on new design ideas, balance and gameplay pace. I’m focused on adding a 3rd dimension to the engine, visual design, 3D modelling and animation.

Hammering plywood

Using the latest OpenGL technology the game will feature 50% more dimensions, spherically harmonic trees, physically based resources and lots of facial hair for Recruits. And of course good perspectives on Android, iOS, OSX, *nix and PC versions from the single executable!

This a long road ahead. We might bump into some problems, but hopefully we will overcome them like we did before. Wish us luck!

Thumbs up!

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