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Weekly Update - Village Behaviour

Hi everyone,

Welcome to a new edition of our weekly update! It’s another quiet week at the studio, as about half of us are on vacation, so it’s a smaller update today than usual.

This week we have been focusing on NPC activities - basically, what the Wellies do all day. It’s livened up the place something grand.

Narrative Team

Alex

I went through our recording session and pulled the best takes to use for [redacted]’s in-game barks and responses to scenarios. I’ve also been editing audio for various cut scenes in the [redacted] playthrough. Also, over the weekend, I rewrote [redacted]’s playthrough so that it’s no longer an issue of [redacted].

Sam note: This message is brought to you by the NSA and their corps of redaction engineers, and by the number 13.

Programming Team

Marc

I worked mostly on AI passive behaviours (the things they do when they don't suspect or try to kill you). We added a few activities (we call them "points of interest") using existing animations that were not yet integrated into the game. I also fixed tons of stuff that really should have been working at this stage, including usages of some activities and general movement. Now the NPCs, mostly in the village, have a lot more variations as to what they're doing.
It's just the beginning.

Art Team

Marc-André

I continued working on the filler building I modelled last week, texturing it.

A filler building in the new biome

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Team Compulsion

 

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