Maia Alpha Milestone Progress 0.25

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Post Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:03 am

Maia Alpha Milestone Progress 0.25

Milestone 0.2 slipped in places, and went far ahead in others so this milestone is carrying over some of that work.

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.

Adding stars by every post for our colour blind followers!

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

Low level/Engine:


    Cube mapped environmental reflection****
    Screen shot key bound****

    Support for 4k rendering****

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

    Gamma Correct Rendering****

    Shader Data optimisation****

    Resource loading optimisation***

    Static model physics mesh reimplementation****

    Basic GUI Object code and menu system****

    Sound middleware integration.*
    Sound/music loading and playback.****
    Complex sound mixing.*

    Multithreading rework from per subsystem threads to a job based system*

    High quality shadow mapping****
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    Front menu of game and loading screens***

    Day Night cycle on GPU****

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

    Greater environment variation, second pass shaders and assets***

    Digging will generate minerals (generic building material)****
    Digging will generate rare minerals (material used for advanced things like computers and robots)***
    Mining will uncover buried fossils**
    Imps will take fossils to research room*

    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.****
    Imps will take water barrels to storage room*
    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.***

    Drill and workbench items for Workshop****

    Fission reactor item for reactor room****

    Animation rig for spacesuit****
    New animation rigs for generic male colonist**

    Gui Buttons for build, dig and place.***

Sound work***


    Wind
    Rain
    Turbine
    Solar Array
    Doors
    Reactor
    Lab
    Power loss/brownouts

    Text appearing beeps
    Title Music

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Post Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:21 pm

Re: Maia Alpha Milestone Progress 0.25

Excellent work. I'm waiting to get my hands on the beta.
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Post Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:19 pm

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Can't wait for the playable Alpha!

I see you're currently working on the main theme of Maia, I hope there will be good music in this game, I love games with great music. I don't know if it has been said before, but do we already know who's composing it?

In any case, great work Simon! ;)
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Post Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:28 am

Re: Maia Alpha Milestone Progress 0.25

Fleug wrote:Can't wait for the playable Alpha!

I see you're currently working on the main theme of Maia, I hope there will be good music in this game, I love games with great music. I don't know if it has been said before, but do we already know who's composing it?

In any case, great work Simon! ;)


Yes, we do :p
One of the KS video's has music by the music guy: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sim ... sts/353626
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Post Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:14 am

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Thanks a lot! I guess I didn't see that one! Good music, really cool atmosphere.
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Post Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:11 am

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It's certainly coming along! This is awesome. :D I kind of wish that I had managed to grab the Kickstarter instead of IndieGoGo, since it's so much easier to follow updates on KS, but hey.

I really can't wait for this game. This is like my most anticipated game of 2013.
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Post Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:26 pm

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mrtilley wrote:It's certainly coming along! This is awesome. :D I kind of wish that I had managed to grab the Kickstarter instead of IndieGoGo, since it's so much easier to follow updates on KS, but hey.

I really can't wait for this game. This is like my most anticipated game of 2013.


Thanks! Apologies for forgetting to update the Indiegogo enough.
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Post Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:30 pm

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Pshaw. No need to apologize. You are making a game! Also, the recent update on your Kickstarter is pretty sweet. The shadow renders and light bloom is awesome. I think the planet looks best in the mid-afternoon in that sample (about 1:37 in the video). The sounds seem lonely and desolate, just like an off-world colony would be!

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Post Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:24 pm

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I'm throwing my money at the screen allready!

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Post Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:49 pm

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Belsameth wrote:
Fleug wrote:Can't wait for the playable Alpha!

I see you're currently working on the main theme of Maia, I hope there will be good music in this game, I love games with great music. I don't know if it has been said before, but do we already know who's composing it?

In any case, great work Simon! ;)


Yes, we do :p
One of the KS video's has music by the music guy: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sim ... sts/353626


Wow, I completely missed the music! (watched the video without sound the first time)
Sounds great... very Vangelis. :D
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