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Indie development studio - currently working on a low poly survival/exploration game Floatlands.
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Enemy Robots

If you browse through our previous posts, you can find out that we already had basic robots prepared a few months ago, but some reworking was required. The sniper droid got a cool cape, and all the droids were equipped with an IK system that handles aiming, recoil and grounding. All the droids are also equipped with a rag doll system for satisfactory robot slaying experience.

Hardscoper (sniper)
Hardscoper (sniper)


I also modeled the weapons for the player, but those still need to be animated for a good first person experience.

Andrej Krebs

GUI System

The Unity’s GUI system is a bit rough — if you use plenty of OnGUI() calls in your scripts the performance of your game gets really clunky. The IMGUI system (or normally referred as GUI system) is not really intended to be used for user interfaces. For the sake of Floatlands I’ve written our own GUI system that works upon the IMGUI and only uses one render call (OnGUI call) and can be greatly optimized and elements inside of the system can be also recycled (used multiple times). For now you can only draw text, textures, lines and points. This is going to be expanded so we can also draw curves, rectangles and shapes with multiple color definition (e.g. line with a gradient).

Nature improvements

  • We experimented and finally increased the density of our grass – it makes the landscape more fuller. Denser grass also lowers the game performance, but we tested some extreme variants and it still performs well.
  • Along with that we also upgraded to a dithering LOD system which makes the fade-in/out transitions of elements more smoothly.
  • We finished the mother island (second largest you can find in Floatlands)- in the video below you can see how it looks.

Domen Koneski


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