Screenshot Saturday - A Thriving Fire Ant Colony

MikeSlugDisco

Community Manager
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Community Manager
#1
A thriving fire ant colony goes about its day-to-day activities. Solenopsis invicta will feature in Empires of the Undergrowth's 4th tier!

There's plenty more to do yet (for example the lamps in the wall, which are based on slime moulds, need their final texture, glow and particle effect), but our new environment artist Dan is really shaping the subterranean swamp environment. It's been really neat to bring on someone completely fresh to the project and see them imbue it with their ideas.

 

Scyobi_Empire

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Ecosystem Beta Tester
#3
I have a question on the placement of the Glowing Shards, are they randomly generated (has a chance to appear when you clear a space) or do they spawn in on a dirt block have them in their model?
 

MikeSlugDisco

Community Manager
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#4
I have a question on the placement of the Glowing Shards, are they randomly generated (has a chance to appear when you clear a space) or do they spawn in on a dirt block have them in their model?
When we make the tile grid in the editor, they're generated in a regular pattern (so they're there as part of the level file, not spawned at runtime). They get un-hidden when they're excavated.
 
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