22 November 2013

New blog design, new portfolio

As you may or may not have realized, I have changed the theme for this blog to be more gamer friendly while still keeping some professionalism. The old one was very bright and very out of date in terms of usability. For example you had to scroll very far if you wanted to skip a news item. Now you can just click on the ones you are interested in. Also the sidebar to the right features buttons for popular topics, tags and the news archive. I removed the screenshot slideshow and added a main slideshow to the top of the main site. It features links to my main projects.

You should definitely check out my new portfolio site! I have added a lot of content for each project. It's all still in development, so you will see some broken images and styles. I'm also working on the date stamp for each news post.

04 November 2013

Started work on SotX Chapter 4

Shadow of the Xel'Naga - Chapter 4 is going to be a Tower Defense map. Each player controls a hero who can build 10 unique types of towers (per hero!) to block oncoming waves of enemies. The big difference compared to classic Tower Defense maps is that the enemies can actually attack the towers.

I've already created all the towers and most types of enemy units. The map has also passed the prototype phase, meaning, I've succesfully tested the general idea of this map. I'm currently fleshing out the map design, objectives and additional abilities. Once this is done I'll work on triggers.

I'll be working on this map until the end of the year. After that it will probably have to wait until summer to be continued.