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torstan
06-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Here's a little in progress project so far:

Hex proof of concept. Trying out isometric hexes (conveniently the base has a perfect 2:1 aspect ratio in iso!):
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Working out the basic coding to get the hexes displaying
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Multiple terrains - plus infinite panning, and the UI workfow to allow picking multiple terrains
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Roads and rivers. Rivers run down hex edges, roads run through the middle, solves any conflicts nicely!
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Proof of concept for placing locations. This might just work!
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arsheesh
06-30-2014, 07:47 PM
This is really cool! Is this a personal project or a commission? Is it intended for distribution and/or sale at some point?

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Schwarzkreuz
06-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Dear Torstan, what is this Magic about :D ?
It reminds me slightly of Settlers of Catan.

Ilanthar
07-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Impressive work Torstan! It's a dream for board gamers :)

torstan
07-04-2014, 09:58 AM
It's a personal project so far. This is all proof of concept - the images are all likely to change (the buildings certainly will).

The magic is trigonometry, javascript/jquery, and - down the line - a little node+mongo for save/load.

Here's some more buildings to show the layering of locations:
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Pixie
07-06-2014, 06:46 AM
Reminds me a lot the graphics used in Civilization V and an old strategy game from the deep 90's which used hex-mapping: imperialism.

torstan
07-06-2014, 11:26 AM
A little more - showing region overlays and notes (and some bugs):

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Schwarzkreuz
07-06-2014, 11:43 AM
Reminds me a lot the graphics used in Civilization V and an old strategy game from the deep 90's which used hex-mapping: imperialism.

Oh Hell, I played it infinite times... I simply loved it. Torstan`s game looks awesome as it is, if I imagine even more different tiles for each terrain type. WOW, just wow. I would buy an early accessgame on steam with this visuals!.

torstan
09-07-2014, 12:48 PM
A little more progress on this:

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Galendae
09-10-2014, 09:00 AM
@Torstan-Those symbols are insanely good! I love the Dwarven site symbols. Excellent stuff! Wow! Quick question: Do you create these in a vector program, then resize as needed? What program do you use?

torstan
09-14-2014, 12:38 PM
They're all done freehand in photoshop.

A few more pieces:

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Diamond
09-15-2014, 11:50 PM
I love that building with the huge slanted roof - I'm picturing kids sneaking out at night and pillow-sledding down it... :D