Maia Alpha Milestone progress 0.02

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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:53 pm

Maia Alpha Milestone progress 0.02

Now the Kickstarter is done we are working towards a basic playable build showcasing the core economy. This list is a distillation of my game design docs, broken down into something a bit more readable to illustrate what we are working on for the coming few weeks.

Blue = To do (but may be dropped for this milestone)
Red = To do
Yellow = In progress
Green = Done
White = Polished/Final

Low level/Engine:

    Water Rendering

    Character blended animation system
    World generation core variables, interior and exterior

    Super sampling antialiasing (for taking high quality screenshots).

    Basic GUI Object code.

    Sound middleware integration if it fits the budget.
    Sound/music loading and playback.
    Complex sound mixing.


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    Airlock implementation linked to atmosphere.
    Lighting system linked to atmosphere to show breaches.
    Imp bots path find around each other, avoiding collision.

    Digging will generate minerals (generic building material)
    Digging will generate rare minerals (material used for advanced things like computers and robots)

    Power generation/storage levels effects lights output

    Core sentient AI impulses for food, air, water and warmth.
    Colonists build placed items in workshop and deposit them to their locations.
    Colonists will wear the space suit outside the colony

    Solar stills that collect and purify water. Producing water barrels.
    Exterior wind turbines that generate electrical power based off local wind speeds.
    Solar collectors that generate energy from light.

    Super capacitor battery systems that store surplus energy and supply it when required.

    Hydroponic plants that create food based on light.
    Hydroponic plants requiring water.

    Visual design for "Magpie" Alien, that steals shiny things from your colony.
    Visual design for "Growler" Alien, that hunts Magpies and sometimes IMP bots.

    Gui Buttons for build, dig and place.
    3d cursor animation for clicking and idle.

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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:26 pm

Re: Maia Alpha Milestone progress 0.02

Seems all right.

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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:22 pm

Re: Maia Alpha Milestone progress 0.02

a fair bit still ahead you face. but I don't hold any worries against you :)
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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:29 pm

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Brilliant stuff, make sure to tell kickstarter to get there spacesuits to the forums to keep updated! :) Very exciting, animation is always something great to watch progress.
Edit: Would it be possible to put the development forum above News on the Board Index? Or Just below News, as it is generally one of the top sections people would want to keep an eye on, but maybe that's just me :D
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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:32 pm

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Yay for Alpha 0.02!

I suspect the Red and yellow may jump up substantially by January, as you go full in development post Kickstarter? :D
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Post Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:00 am

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Eidelon wrote:Yay for Alpha 0.02!

I suspect the Red and yellow may jump up substantially by January, as you go full in development post Kickstarter? :D


Hah yeah as more people work on the project the list of current tasks will jump significantly.

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Post Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:32 am

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Muiji wrote:Edit: Would it be possible to put the development forum above News on the Board Index?



Eah No, the News is supposed to be on top ... it is supposed to be there for admins and mods only writting to.

actually, Simon, split the folders and re-name some of them.
EG:
-News-
News
-Maia specific
Maia Developers
Maia Bugs
Maia Suggestions
Maia General Chat
etc
-General
General Chat
etc
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Post Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:51 pm

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DevilKhan wrote:
Muiji wrote:Edit: Would it be possible to put the development forum above News on the Board Index?



Eah No, the News is supposed to be on top ... it is supposed to be there for admins and mods only writting to.

actually, Simon, split the folders and re-name some of them.
EG:
-News-
News
-Maia specific
Maia Developers
Maia Bugs
Maia Suggestions
Maia General Chat
etc
-General
General Chat
etc

The forum community is nowhere near large enough to support so many sub-forums We'd just end up with them all looking like wastelands. Better to have a few active forums than a large number of inactive ones.

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Post Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:59 am

Re: Maia Alpha Milestone progress 0.02

Yes. Quite.

I look forward to having to build a new computer in order to support the full beauty of the world :D

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Post Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:58 pm

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Might we be able to get another update please? :)
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