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Continent Generator

by kfischer_okarin - Mini LD 69 Entry

In the end it just turned out to be a prototype of a Africa-inspired continent generator. My first try on Hexagon Maps and random content generation.

Feel free to leave a comment ;) even though it's not a game.

Credits:
- The background music was created by my brother.
- Tileset mainly created by me (with the exception of a greatly shrinked photo of a Zebra and a water tile procedurally generated with SPARTAN)

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Comments

Stuntddude says ...
Aug 2, 2016 @ 10:56am

I can't think of much to say about this except that it made me realize how rare it is for procedurally generated mountains in video games to form winding ridges like they do in real life. When modeling the real world, it's tempting to forego looking at the world itself and only look at other people's models, but neat little details like that are a reminder that it's good to draw on sources from outside the medium you're working in, lest you risk doing exactly what everyone else has already done.

idk it's pretty cool I guess.

Aug 2, 2016 @ 4:44pm

@Stuntddude I'm not 100% sure whether you were saying that in my case the mountains were well done... (But English is not my first language D: so I might have misunderstood you) But if that's the case then thank you :)

Well thank you in any case for the feedback!

Darenn says ...
Aug 2, 2016 @ 5:21pm

Nice work ! I have to learn more about procedural generation...

RttStudio says ...
Aug 2, 2016 @ 11:21pm

Awesome, even though it's not a game, nice work, I really need to learn more about generation and map like that. Looks like a god base for a strategy type game or something like that ! :)

Steven Miller says ...
Aug 3, 2016 @ 9:25am

Nice map generator, it works very well.

schorcher says ...
Aug 4, 2016 @ 8:46pm

Very cool! Are you planning on making a game like civ with this or something different?

KJB of IBwWG says ...
Aug 9, 2016 @ 10:17am

I liked the music too :)

Full-screen seems to keep the game just in the upper corner. Also your game says only Windows so I was pleasantly surprised to be able to play it in-browser, but you could add the link to that category too so people looking for Web-only can find your game.

The maps themselves are well done (especially the mountains as pointed out--compare with memories of CivII or something where they're just random clumps, IIRC) but I think the coast could be a bit more ragged sometimes, i.e. it has a lot of very straight sections. Other than that, cool stuff. :)

NinjaNic says ...
Aug 9, 2016 @ 2:54pm

Nice! It would be cool if you could add a player to move around, maybe interact with things. It's a good start to a really cool game!

Aug 23, 2016 @ 1:51am

Very civ-like tile system, looks really neat! Different types of tiles and a little more fleshing out could allow this to be used for some really neat games!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:15am

Neat tool! I included it in my compilation video series of all of the MiniLD 69 games, if you’d like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/zvJsR-o5VAA

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