Upcoming graphics overhaul

Published on June 11, 2024

What's up guys!

I thought it would be a great time to write a new blog about my latest work and progress so far. As some of you may know, I am currently working on a new update for SamuTale that focuses on a complete overhaul of the characters. I'm excited to share some more details!

The current characters in the game are quite dated, and I've been brainstorming a lot about how I could improve them. I created a draft design for a new character and as soon as I saw it, I knew it had the potential to elevate the game's overall aesthetic and feel big time. The design was unique and had a lot of personality, which I felt would make it a big improvement to the game. After careful consideration, I decided to move forward with designing and implementing the new character.

Underestimating the amount of work required to implement my ideas has proven to be a challenge (once again). The task involves redesigning the characters from scratch, including rigs, creating new hairstyles, redesigning all gear, and redesigning all animations. It's a time-consuming process, but it's necessary to make it a worthy upgrade.

While working on redesigning the animations, I noticed how adding extra animations could enhance the overall feel of the new character. For example, melee attacking only played one animation which gets repetitive and boring quickly. This time, I thought it would be cool to make a combo system that adds to the combat and makes it more engaging and less repetitive. Timing and movement will be more important, and I even have some prototype functionality for things like blocking and strafing, which may end up in the upcoming update.

But that's not all! I am thrilled to announce that the entire game world will also receive a complete graphical overhaul. Every biome has been remade from the ground up, including textures, trees, plants, and objects getting a fresh look with more variety. The lighting has been revamped to create a more immersive atmosphere. The island itself has more than doubled in size, with mountains now three times as big as before, resulting in a landscape that feels more expansive and immersive than ever.

This overhaul of the game world will be a significant milestone, and I can't wait for you all to explore the new biomes, and immerse yourselves in a richer environment. The changes are designed to make SamuTale not only visually better but also to enhance the overall gameplay experience by providing a more dynamic and engaging world that perfectly complements the new character design.

Stay tuned for more updates and sneak peeks as I continue to work on this massive update. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for SamuTale. Your feedback and passion keep me motivated to make this game the best it can be! 

I hope you’re as excited as I am! Don’t forget to join our Discord community channel to share your ideas and discuss all things SamuTale.



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