08 October 2009

Post Apocalyptic Eye-Candy

We have prepared a little surprise, for those of you who actually do come to our radiated corner of the world.
Go check out the link from the previous post. Just make sure you follow what the instructions say.


Project Lead

02 October 2009

HUD Updates

Since the HUD is still a bit of a work in progress, over the next couple of weeks I'll be updating the .swf file which you can get here.

That's all for now.

Project Lead

01 October 2009

Our mod got a HUD!

As promised in our latest CryMod update, we have released a working version of the HUD's main panel. You can have a look at it here. Most of the buttons and animations are finished but there is stuff that still needs doing.

We though it would be a good idea to go over some of changes that were made to the main panel of the HUD in greater detail. So, today I'll do just that.

So, this is what the HUD looked like in the original game:

And this is what it looks like now:

As you can see we moved the Inventory and Menu buttons over to the right side to free up some real estate for the Food and Water gauges. The main reason behind that decision was balance. We had a few other ideas about where to place the gauges but none of them really worked visually. This design was the only one that stuck, I think we managed to stay true to the overall look and feel of the original HUD and kept the visual balance between the two sides of the panel.

The interface buttons that open various panes stayed pretty much the same with the exception of the CHA button (it used to open the Character Management screen) that got a face lift so to speak.

Now the Use Item button that used to take almost a third of the HUD's width got slashed in two to allow us to show dual wield items in a more user friendly way. Although dual wield wasn't implemented in the original game we thought it was something we just had to do in this mod. It's one of a few combat and inventory innovations that we plan to introduce in this mod. But I'll talk about that in greater detail some other time.

There rest of HUD's features stayed pretty much in tact. There are other changes that we plan to make to the this panel but they are not concrete yet so there is no point in discussing them.

There is one more thing that deserves attention. I'm sure you already noticed that the new version of the panel is floating, unlike the one from the original game, which was always docked to.the bottom of the screen.
We went for this design mainly because we wanted the HUD to look consistent over a wide variety of resolutions and that also saved us the trouble of dealing with varying aspect ratios. It doesn't look great at the moment but we got a few ideas on how to make this design work all the way.

That's pretty much all I wanted to say about our latest creation. Next time I'll go over some game play changes and innovations that we are planing to introduce in this mod.

I hope you guys liked our update, we will sure try keep the good stuff coming.
That's all for today folks.

Project Lead

16 September 2009

Erm...forgot some stuff

I was in a rush so forgot some stuff. Here is a couple of pics Ain had made last week.

Love the presentation shot :)

See you soon.

Project Lead

15 September 2009

Mid September Update on CryMod

It's that time of the month again ladies and gents. We've bumped up our mod progress to 10%, celebrated the return of our long lost co-founder :) and of course posted some news on CryMod.

Read all about it here.

Here is our 10% milestone banner

deVoid Studios website

Our website is up and available for all to see!

Right now it's no where near completion, but it is one of our top priorities.
We are now working on populating the site with all the information about the "Fallout: Rebirth" project.

The design of the site is just ugly, and it will stay that way until we find a designer to join our team and make us a beautiful site =) , but for now we will concentrate on getting as much as possible done for the tech demo, planned for release on the 25th of December 2009, and it will be a great Christmas present (miracle) for all of us =).

Vault Blast Door Model

This is a long overdue update,

Our talented and absolutely irreplaceable 3D modeler and Co-Leader Ain Mosni has emerged from the Vault to share his latest creation with the rest of us mutants. Here is a preview of the finished model. All that's left to do now is to make the asset and it's ready to go.

(also available in HQ!)

30 August 2009

Vault Tileset - Lighting Tests

Well it's finally happened. I managed to finish all of the models for the Vault tileset. Now Mr. Mosni has to finish the doors and we can texture the whole thing.

Here are a few screens to hold you guys over until we update again on 15th of September. Enjoy.

Project Lead