Inn-side Story #30

Behind the scenes of building the Skeleton Ships.
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Interesting notes:

  • Skelly ships were first prototyped in ~2014/2015.
  • Performance was a consideration in 2 areas: client performance (your local game app), then as more players and ships were brought into the equation this resulted in server performance issues (latency).
  • Original internal play-testing started at about 10fps 😦
  • The difficulty was rebalanced quite often during internal feedback sessions.
  • There’s a sneaky rowboat tease about 35 seconds in 😉

I love these behind the scenes looks at how the game is developed. They give an interesting insight into the challenges, constraints and solutions that are handled every time a major game feature – or full content update – is developed.



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