We’ve made a huge update to the looks of World Slayer. Now the whole game looks like a comic book or toon while being a 3D. And here’s how we did it: we removed most of textures and simplified the rest (this also improved rendering performance and decreased memory usage), made a complex lighting to scenes with 5 to 8 sources of light, added additional backgrounds that are blurred with camera’s depth of field.
We also made some changes to camera’s logic and interface, it’s now more convenient because camera helps players to highlight available targets for every action.
New world map is more abstract now, it consists of low poly textureless objects with proper lighting. Pathfinding and exploration are improved, with no performance drops compared to the previous 2D map. Also, there are weather effects on the world map now.
Post process effects are now optimized for mobile devices as well. For lower end devices you can reduce the level of details to get higher performance.
It would take some time to update the DEMO with these changes, however.
While the Steam Greenlight is still alive, it’s time for the World Slayer to get there)
Vote YES if you want to Slay-the-World on Steam:
It’s time to introduce a new character, not featured in the demo!
Name: Elza Valcorice
Class: Gifted Neuro-Bitch
Weapon: Neuro Devices
Some people complain that I’m too high maintenance. But in fact I’m very simple – I tell you what to do, and you do it.
A spoiled aristocrat, an heir to a large corporation, a bitch and a psychopath… and also a genius engineer and inventor of neuro devices.
Neuro devices are special type of tech, that runs on neural impulses supplied by human brain, so basically you can say it’s controlled by thought. However, there are very few people who can use this technology, since it puts a lot of strain on user’s mind.
Elza is always bored by routine and looking for new thrills. For example, she built her own illegal device black market network that she’s been successfully running for a few years. No one can say what she’ll do next, and what disasters it will bring. Elza loves doing everything inappropriate: abuses alcohol, exploits men, brags about herself, ignores the law and engages in unethical activities.
Join: To get her in/join the party Slayer must offer her the thrills she never experienced before.
A patch?! Again?! Why?!, – you might ask, but hey. We’re working to make the best possible experience for players, so we’ve rebuilt the demo with a few new features.
Optimization – now the game runs faster and requires less space – only ~150 MB for the mobile version, down from ~240 MB.
We’ve improved the map’s control system. Pathfinding is now more accurate (although, there’s still work to do), and you can aim before making a move. Just hold left mouse button/finger and move around the map, it will highlight where you’re pointing. It also pauses everyone’s movement so you can take your time and pick where you want to go. That’s more convenient for both mobiles and PC. When you’re ready to go, just release the button/finger and the character will start moving.
“DO IT!” button improvement – we’ve removed long texts from the description. Instead AP, EP and restrictions are shown in special interface windows. You can also now use “help” panel to check what attacks are restricted for every character and why.
Balance improvement – battles are more balanced now, and are more fun.
Also, minor bugs are fixed. Hope we didn’t make some new ones. Play the demo to find out.