Author Archives: Krom

Working on render quality – Part 1 (SSAO)

Goals Ever since the beginning of Knights Province project I wanted it to be visually pleasing. Slightly cartoonish style with bright colors, semi-realistic soft lighting and shading. Ambient Occlusion (AO) is one of those shading effects that add depth and … Continue reading

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Knights Province on Patreon

I’ve finally set up Patreon page for Knights Province! Patreon is a site that allows to collect monthly donations to support and sponsor projects and people. I’ve been asked a lot about setting up donations for the Knights Province. Finally … Continue reading

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Where does smoke go?

One of the features I’m working on for Alpha 10 is particle effects. Those include smoke, dust, fire, mist and others. Here are some early particle tests from dev tools: Faced difficulties included writing a shader for billboard particles (so … Continue reading

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Working on Caster unit navigation

Been working on unit navigation for Alpha 10. It is still very hard and complicated, but progress makes me happy. Made some terrain collision outlines generation code tonight:

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Alpha 9.1

Alpha 9.1 (r5956) Thanks to everyone sending in crashreports – includes following bugfixes: + Fixed non-warrior under attack from a house would cause a crash + Fixed removal of decals in MapEd + Fixed crash on towers hitting non-warrior units … Continue reading

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Alpha 9 is ready!

I’m happy to announce new Alpha of the game! Alpha 9 changes and improvements: Three major gameplay mechanics (described in detail in earlier article): Wildlife (aggressive animals and dens) Early army (militia can be trained in Camp) Morale to affect warrior’s … Continue reading

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Palms

Did some low-poly palms for the upcoming Alpha 9:

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Alpha 9 wip versions

I’m still working on wrapping up features/bugfixes for Alpha 9. Last big feature that needs to be done before Alpha 9 release – AI troop management between defence/offence positions. It’s proven to be one of the greater AI flaw so … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018 everyone! :-)

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Alpha 9 features

Alpha 9 will have the following major features: Aggressive animals Early army Warriors morale Let’s see how they work! Aggressive animals Wolves, bears and boars will now attack all nearby units within some range. Wolves and Bears also got special spawning … Continue reading

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