Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

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Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Grotesque » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:39 pm

It would be fun if we would upload here screenshots with the colony depiction from other space games from the past of future games.
Maybe it could serve as a inspiration for developers and for us to see how other games did it and did it best.

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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby kandiser » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:12 pm

Is'nt that off-topic?
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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Calavero » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:59 am

You can add here links to pictures uploaded on other hosting websites. I don't wan't to allow forum user to send images to our server. It can be dangerous and it will may cost some additional time to moderate them - that's why this option is disabled. But if you have something in your mind about colonies, you can upload screen and write your thoughts. But please also remember - we don't have big budget and most of our GUI is already done so big changes are rather immpossible to do, smaller? Yes, of course! :)

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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Grotesque » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:52 am

Dawn of Andromeda
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It seems that the game will have generic 3D structures representing buildings constructed. (which is better than having no representation)
Maybe more buildings constructed will unlock different 3D "skyline" tiers.

I wonder how the new Master of Orion game will depict buildings

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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Calavero » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:59 am

Grotesque wrote:I wonder how the new Master of Orion game will depict buildings

I wonder it too :)

Interesting but very costly to create in game - especially a game as huge as ours.
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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Grotesque » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:10 pm

Calavero wrote:
Grotesque wrote:I wonder how the new Master of Orion game will depict buildings

I wonder it too :)

Interesting but very costly to create in game - especially a game as huge as ours.


These screenshots from other games are just for inspiration

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It seems that Master of Orion will depict buildings directly on planet surface.
In that screenshot I took it could be seen one structure constructed.
The planet slowly revolves around its axis so I guess buildings will come into view in different areas of the planet.

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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Calavero » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:48 pm

Or maybe it's some space structure? (space station maybe?)
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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Grotesque » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:11 am

Calavero wrote:Or maybe it's some space structure? (space station maybe?)


It's no space structure; it's on the planet surface
At a closer look I can see two structures in fact.
The second one is near the equator of the planet

here is the source video; at 2:11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RUz80MUK_s

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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Calavero » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:24 pm

Grotesque wrote:
Calavero wrote:Or maybe it's some space structure? (space station maybe?)

It's no space structure; it's on the planet surface


Hmm.. maybe you are right. In my opinion it looks awful :P
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Re: Colony depiction in other games - a screenshot thread

Postby Grotesque » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:48 am

Deadlock: Planetary Conquest
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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
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Both games from '96, both using a 6x6 square grid for colony depiction. :)


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