Lord of Rigel: Oldschool 4x Space Strategy

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Re: Lord of Rigel: Oldschool 4x Space Strategy

#31 Post by Ace » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:11 pm

MOO3 had some interesting mechanics but they weren't presented well in the UI. The Endless games are the one case where I think they really got down how to display economic information. Similarly the economy tends to work better than GalCiv's based on how they break down the basics.

Anyway in the end everything has to be judged on execution. We're hoping that in the end once we're done with UI and systems polishing we'll be able to live up to what we're aiming for in terms of execution.

Today we have a new article by newman, covering the technical side of art in LoR, this time focusing on texturing!
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/ship-de ... al-design/

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Also a peak at the Yalkai snub fighter!

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#32 Post by Ace » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:45 pm

We have a new design article, covering strategic resources and how we're implementing them. We felt they provide a critical way to help balance and drive the gameplay behind superstructures and megaweapons.
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/design- ... resources/

Showing off a Legendary sized galaxy:
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#33 Post by Ace » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:42 pm

For today we have a new article covering species customization options in LoR:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/feature ... m-species/

Also, showing off the Tulocks!
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#34 Post by Ace » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:05 pm

So we have one more weekly progress update on LoR, and tomorrow the KS launches at 5:00pm PST:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/status/statu ... 0-9262015/

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Here's some Selach ships firing off graviton beams in a nebula!

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#35 Post by Ace » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:51 pm

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rh ... d-of-rigel

As Missy would say, "TODAAAAAY'S THE DAAAAAY!"

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#36 Post by Ace » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:43 am

Demo is up and running for PC, Linux, and OSX:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/tactica ... -released/

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#37 Post by Ace » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:58 pm

Today we're showing off the Synth, a robotic species who fled from their galaxy and are looking for a new homeworld:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/species ... -10-synth/

Here's also a peak at the Synth researcher:
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We're also a little over $2,500 there from the first day. A long way to go but thank you everyone who's supporting the project so far!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rh ... -of-rigel/

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#38 Post by Ace » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:14 am

I wrote an article covering article production in LoR:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/mechani ... roduction/

A new pic of how the Selach starbase looks in game too:
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Kickstarter is slowly but surely coming along. Thank you all who have supported it so far! Whether we meet the goal or not what matters is getting the word out :)

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#39 Post by Ace » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:37 am

Today we have an update from our lead artist on the art direction behind weapons in the game:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/ship-de ... ns-design/

Also, we're showing off the Tharrn fighter!
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#40 Post by Ace » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:34 pm

For today we have a design article covering out approach to the ever-prevalent "quests" that strategy games tend to have now:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/design- ... 10-quests/

Also a WIP of the diplomat for our robotic species, the Synth!
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#41 Post by Ace » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:58 pm

We have a new feature article by James today covering the espionage system in LoR!
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/feature ... espionage/

Since newman's weapons article was popular, here's a wallpaper showing the different non-energy weapons to scale:
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#42 Post by Ace » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:55 pm

A few things for today, first off is the first entry in our species series videos covering the Katraxi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7HCwBODkkg

Also, showing off the Ornithon researcher:
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#43 Post by Ace » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:42 pm

Our "music Monday" for today has a new update from our composer, going over the current state of tracks:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/composi ... ic-update/

For today a more musical thing to show off, one of the new ambient tracks:
https://soundcloud.com/rhombustudios/ambient-track-3

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#44 Post by Ace » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:59 pm

We have a new species series article today, this time about the titular Lords of Rigel!
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/species ... 1-rigelan/

Also, the Synth soldier!
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#45 Post by Ace » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:33 am

Something a little different for today, an article covering how fonts are used in LoR:
http://www.lordofrigel.com/news/mechani ... ypography/

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Also showing off the Ornithon fleet to scale!

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