Weekly Development Roundup
This week has been busy in the development of Fury of the Gods. It’s the submission deadline next week and things are moving along quickly. This week I’ve made another small improvement to the artefact I’ve built, and I got to grips with OBS Studio to make the presentation video for the ability I have built. You can find this video Below.
Now, on to the small improvement I made to the artefact. Well, it’s more of a refinement than an improvement. As I have mentioned during the development of the project, the ability is supposed to be locked out until the player achieves 2 worshipped Gods. Until now, this was not the case for the constructed artefact. This week I implemented the ability lockout to prevent it’s use when the player has less than 2 worshipped gods. This means that if the player does not meet the minimum requirement for using the ability, the button itself is automatically locked out. You can see this below.
Finally, for my video of the project, I decided to do a PowerPoint Presentation to show off the ability and explain it in some detail. I chose this format because my ability does not have many visual aspects as implementing them would take significantly longer than I have to complete the submission. I begin by explaining the Gods of Total War: Troy in their current form and how I planned to change them with my ability. I then went on to show the upgrade system for the ability and finally a few example clips of the artefact in action.
Locked down… Again
Unfortunately this week, only just after writing my previous blog post we entered yet another national lockdown, plunging the UK into an even more uncertain time and changing everyone’s plans for a while.
I was supposed to be returning to my Uni accommodation next week, right after the project submission. I now find my self in a sort of limbo with no idea when I’ll be able to return to it.
The message is much the same as the lockdown we saw in march of 2020. We are now all ordered to stay at home to protect friends, family, others and of course, the NHS. It will be a difficult time but thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel and the end of the pandemic may now finally be in sight as the vaccines begin to role out to the most vulnerable of society, giving us hope that some day soon we may finally be able to get back to normal.
Well, another week gone, another lockdown begun. There’s now less than a week to go until the submission of the project. Over the next few days, I plan to write my report and prepare my submission. I’ll then submit it through blackboard and the project will be done. I’ll be back next week with a final blog entry after I have submitted my project, as I say goodbye to the industry briefs module and prepare to enter a new semester. Until then, stay safe and I’ll see you all next week.