Category Archives: How things work

Another video showing off stone deposits placement and mining

Sunday is a great day – here’s another video showing off stone deposits placement and mining: As always – comments and critics are welcome!

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Trying out video recording

This is the first Knights Province video and it is about one neat Map Editor feature called Map Resize.

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Tweaking Recast Navigation

Recast Navigation is working better and better. It’s still far from being a replacement to our old and trustworthy Tiled, but major porting and rigging problems seem to be resolved now. What remains are inherent RN issues, one of which are … Continue reading

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Pathfinding and unit interaction

Pathfinding and unit interaction (PUI) is a subsystem in the game responsible for most of the unit movements and interactions.

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School sketch

Last few weeks I’ve been busy contracting freelancers to make us some more sketches. So let’s see how house design process goes on example of School.

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Camp sketch

Since I don’t have enough time/skill to do everything by myself, from time to time I try to find someone to help. This time I’ve found a couple of sketch artists.

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Drawing icons

Here I’ll try to explain how icons are being made for NG and why they are being made this way.

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Food role in the game

Food plays major role in the game. Let’s try to understand why and what we can do about it:

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Live progress #14 – tile picking

With a help from Jery now we have a precise tile picking algo and a nice debug visualization of it, showing the bounding boxes underneath: We split terrain into quadtree of bounding boxes. When we need to pick a tile … Continue reading

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How terrain works #2

Last time we have stopped on basic terrain appearance. How mixing surfaces and transitions between them works. Today’s the second part of the terrain being explained – decals.

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