Yeah, good call on the title screen ... that little hurdle must certainly be mounted before somebody can start exploring the game.
Regarding the source... That's actually Crow-Riot's area as he did allllll the code. The engine is pretty much the same as the AudioRace engine, which was already very platform agnostic. However, I believe he likes to keep the stuff closed.
Regarding the graphics, I was exporting from Blender using FBX. Crow then converts it into his own file format. All those nifty lighting and shading tricks? The shadows and ambient occlusion are baked to seperate textures then combined into a single diffuse texture. So, everything is (carefully) precalculated. Essentially, polygons are unlit in the engine.
thanks for reply. I'm sometimes thinking about making a small game where player would lead a scientific expedition to stars to explore alien worlds, gather samples and contact with alien life forms. A game inspired by Voyage of the B.S.M. Pandora
, with some extensions (mainly inspired by SF books of Stanislaw Lem). Though I never know if I will ever have enough time for this... I have a clear picture of how engine should work, though. Graphics is a problem, such lovely graphics with be sooo nice to see there
But I'm unable to make that.
I asked about the source thinking that I would be able to slowly progress on that myself, but now I see that it's impossible. I forgot how to use blender years ago. This game has only 8 boards, with hexagonal tiles, 6x8 each. There are alien forests, bushes, mountains, volcanos, etc.
Initialy I was planning to just use pygame for that, and make very crappy graphics and focus on engine. Hmm, maybe I should start from that, and later if it works, we could think switching to nice graphics.
Anyway unfortunately I barely have time for that, so it's extremely slow. Currently I made only a welcome screen, and learned how to use pygame a bit
EDIT: and what coding language Crow-Riot is using? Just in case if I succeed in writing this and if we decided to later merge our efforts - would be good if I started in the same language.