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??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: Yesterday at 01:25:10 PM »
I've made some last-minute arrangements to exhibit True Messiah at PAX West! This turned out to be way more time-consuming and difficult than I wanted it to be, but what can ya do. I also posted a job listing seeking 3D modelers to replace the dude who bailed.

--programmed shadowling portrait generation, now determining placement data for all facial features

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:32:53 PM »
-- the game now generates a list of nighttime activities each character can perform, complete with modifiers based on personality and life background

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:33:13 PM »
A bit of a setback; the 3D modeller who was working on the 3D walls, bridges, doors, etc. has backed out due to family problems. I'll need to procure a replacement.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: August 09, 2017, 03:40:56 PM »
-- fixed some more bugs
-- improved the feel of screen-edge panning

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: August 02, 2017, 02:31:13 PM »
Managed to find time to fix a few bugs and reconfigure the game's skill buttons so as to get around Unity's baffling inability to consistently display mouseover tooltips in the right place.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 25, 2017, 10:04:49 AM »
Spent the last couple of days of last week tackling my backlog--work's pretty nuts this week, so there may not be much to report until next week. Still, an AI test I performed on Saturday went well! I should be able to start tackling the long-distance planning part of the AI soon.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:52:03 PM »
--fixed an issue in which AOE attacks launched by the AI did not rotate their reticles appropriately.

--fixed an issue that was interfering with calculating the value of knockback destinations for the AI.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 18, 2017, 03:02:07 PM »
Got the rough drafts of commissioned castle wall assets; gave feedback on those, as well as shadowling portrait assets and initial drafts of a new musical track.

--when calculating base target values, the AI engine now looks ahead to determine if enemies are going to die on their own on the next turn via environmental effects, status effects, or a combination of the two. If so, the AI will drop that target's base value to 0 so that it doesn't waste actions on attacking that character.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:47:24 PM »
--the AI now accounts for the potential environmental damage resulting from a knockback move, comparing it to the environmental damage the target is already due to take next turn on its current space.

--the AI now accounts for whether an attack will draw a counterattack, and factors in the amount of damage the unit will receive in the process.

--improved the algorithm so that it disregards a target's inherent value for purposes of scoring a move if the skill it's checking won't actually do anything useful to the target (i.e. won't damage it, cause environmental damage, or at least impart a status effect).

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 13, 2017, 02:30:53 PM »
--the AI now makes a rudimentary check to determine, roughly, how much potential damage it's exposing itself to by moving to a space, then factors that in when deciding how much it wants to make a given move.

--improved the formula the AI uses when taking attack accuracy into account when deciding on a move.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:53:06 AM »
--obtained new ability/motivate animations for 7 classes, plus promoted variants!

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 10, 2017, 12:05:38 PM »
--got the rough drafts of the first set of commissioned wall assets into the game to mess around with; adjusted the game's lighting, shaders, and "space height" parameters so that the 3D and 2D assets look like they belong together in the scene.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 07, 2017, 03:04:25 PM »
--during an AI-controlled army's turn, prior to moving or attacking with a unit, the AI now actually uses items belonging to that unit which it has deemed worth using. :)

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 06, 2017, 03:12:45 PM »
--improved the AI algorithm for scoring healing abilities.

--the AI system now accounts for skill-imparted status effects in scoring various possible moves.

--the AI now evaluates and scores the items in a unit's inventory based on how helpful they would be for the unit to use.

??? / Re: A new engine!
« on: July 05, 2017, 03:21:39 PM »
Artist feedback, artist feedback, aaaand more artist feedback.

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