Its starting to to get to the “nitty gritty” end where were making sure our Game design Document (GGD) is packed with information and and put away very neat and tidy.
So I took it appon myself to get the head down and knock out some user and game inter faces (UI’s) (GUI’s). Along with some concepts and proposals for maps which cover our proposed level design.
I made a total of 4 maps which I will bundle together at the end. The first two are very similar , the first being a map which shows the old empires and the second the different regions and with their provinces split into different sections. The other two are a maps which shows the worlds religions and the world after the empires fracture apart and you can see the newly emerged factions/country’s. I also created an empire document which explains why the empires existed , how they began to fall and what religions and cultures are in each regions.
I also created a few UI’s And GUI’s . The ones I have created thus far are: Province view – for when you click on a province. And shows what key points are within the province which are: city , monastery and the stronghold. It will display how much income is coming within the province as well as its culture,religion and who owns what key-point and a few other details. Once you click on a key-point like the city then the other box will appear showing what buildings are within the city and there level. The level will determine how much manpower there is, how much income is generated and effects improvements to armour and weapons. This was the other interface I had chosen to create.
I have also started making a GUI for the map/campaign view with mock ups of icons , mini maps and other buttons and options.
I have also took it appon myself to create my own GGD and write as much on the gameplay aspects and mechanics as I can to help my team mates. I think its important to help give an idea and indication on a few things to help with the process of creating the overall GGD. Another thing I create was a document on how the menu systems work and what are the follow up options when clicked which is yet again just to help out in case of any problems. I just wish these were real things I made so I could sell them for shiny things or Smirnoff Gold ….. !
Next Tasks are : Update my GGD with info on Units and other things. Finnish GUI for the map. Discuss with group our budget and musical influences.
Thanks for reading . Please like, comment and share and if any questions arise Don’t hesitate to make contact . I ain’t no dalek !