Refreshing the Island preview display. Preferring these a lot more than the current ones. Simple to do, but times needed tweaking stuff, but it’s getting there. Adding the trees has helped lots I think.
For a direct comparison, check out this post from the original development :D
Light bloom added. So many little bits have been worked on, I’m really pleased with the sound engine that changes the environment sound’s depending on what’s happening.
Populant’s can also walk in a full 8 directions now (the current old version only had 4) Most of the island tile sets have been updated which was a huge job in it’s self. Feels like there is some real momentum on it now :D
Having rewrote the CPU players AI over the last few days, I’ve spent a lot of this evening watching CPU players fighting against themselves, they are crazy aggressive! Will have to tone it down a bit I think. All based on their own mana production and population building.
You may also notice a brand new icon along the top of the screen. This is a new feature that allows you to ‘Evict’ populants out of their houses faster. Beware though, they won’t be as strong as if you leave the settlements to produce them in their own time. This is a feature that was in the original Populous games called ‘Sprogging’. I didn’t even know ‘Sprogging' existed untill a few years back.
If you can think of a better word than evict let me know :D