Created 3D model

Posted by (twitter: @vilcans)
April 22nd, 2012 12:52 am

After a full night’s sleep, I’m getting back to work. News for yesterday is that I created a 3D model for my ships!

But I haven’t decided yet whether to use ships or zeppelins.

My idea is that if I go with ships, I’ll create a strategy/action game where you control a fleet of ships. Control is indirect. You set a speed and bearing with your mouse and then click another ship to adjust its course, and so on. With more money made, you can buy new ships. With zeppelins, I’m thinking of more like a pure action game, where you fly around the world, picking up and dropping off cargo while avoiding hitting the AI zeppelins.

There are some pros and cons to both.

Ships:

  • May be difficult to control. Easy to run aground. But maybe that’s a good challenge.
  • Avoids the problem with latitude wrapping at the poles, as you can’t reach them by water.

Zeppelins:

  • Don’t need collision detection with the ground texture.
  • Will need AI zeppelins to collide with so it won’t get too easy.
  • Looks cool.
  • Hard (for someone like me) to model.

 

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