Universal Nimian Legends : BrightRidge HD (by Robert Kabwe)

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  1. Nullzone

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    Just fired up Brightridge again today for a bit of relaxing ;)
    I noticed that even with everything switched on in the graphics department and max resolution, fps now are around 12-15 and no longer dropping into single digits.
    @Protopop I assume you optimised some more? If yes, great job!

    That said, really looking forward to Vangdels. By the way, my birthday is end of next month, *hinthint* :D
     
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    Thanks Nullzone - relaxing is what its all about:)

    I lost 3 weeks because i was sick so im behind, back on it now. It is really cool with the dungeons now instead of the small towers, there is much more to do in explore mode.

    there is a bit more optimization - each time i learn something i try to add it in.
     
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    #2003 Protopop, Nov 29, 2018
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    Mini Dungeons

    There are 10 mini dungeons in Vandgels, each one a different challenge, with a unique shape change rune hidden in each.

     
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    Looks really nice, when can we play Vandgels? :)
     
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    Thanks:) Im looking at a February release now - i had some setbacks and am a few months behind, but im getting a lot of updates done, and am almost ready to beta test the explorateur mode.
     
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    Vandgels Snow Fall in WinterBell

    I’m finalizing the new weather system. I’m from Montreal and we have beautiful snowy days that are like living in a snow globe. I want to capture that experience for you in Vandgels. This is Trella, a very small ruin amid the tree tops in WinterBell.

     
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    Snow skating and dungeons

    Vandgels has a new atmospheric model with more options to customize the time of day and weather. Here is a second mini dungeon - Vektis Tomb - located under WinterBell.

     
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    #2008 Protopop, Dec 8, 2018
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    Updated Haze and Mist

    Sentri stands outside the Xepheus Tomb in Vandgels

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    #2009 Protopop, Dec 8, 2018
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    Cloud Shadows on Terrain

    Cloud shadows are a new feature and add subtlety to Vandgels Landscape - this is outside the old Guard Tower on the Grand Plateau

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    #2010 Protopop, Dec 23, 2018
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    Baedils and Bluff Skimmers

    A Baedil sitting on top of a Bluff Skimmer kind of looks like a new creature all together. It gives me an idea for a Spider Baedil maybe next time

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    Pinch to Zoom

    Vandgels pinch-to-zoom lets you see the big picture at a touch. Here the monastery looms in the background while nepto skates across the ruins in winterbell

     
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    High Dynamic Range Option

    On newer devcies you can enable HDR and Tonemapping to give scenes a different look. Its one of the dozens of new options available for the game.

    Here Nepto stands on the roof of Vandgels monastery and looks towards the sunrise in the south. The visible sun corona is also a new feature which surprisingly adds a lot of feeling to the skies:)

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    #2014 Nullzone, Feb 16, 2019
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    Whow, seriously great screenshot again, Robert!
    Absolutely love the little bits you keep adding.

    On another note, my son has a few requests for you (but he's sleeping already, and I can't remember them cohesively enough; have to ask him again) ;)
    Oh, and he likes Vandgels so much that he even showed it off to one of his friends at school, when we went for the teacher talks and we allowed him to take his iPad along. Quote: [super excited voice] "<Name>, moet je zien! Moet je zien!" (You HAVE to see this!) :D

    Unfortunately, things are incredibly busy here at Castle Nullzone & Son, and I don't know yet when I will have time again to sit down and provide coherent feedback on what I've seen since my last post. Only that it's at least another week or two away.

    UPDATE: Just remembered one of his ideas: He wants to be able to shapechange into the zeppelin-like creatures. And, I think into that giant sky-whale. And while we are at it, I'd like to be able to change into this creature:
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    Wow i love that shot! Im so glad to hear he likes it, and Dutch is such a cool language:)

    Im releasing a beta update soon that adds in the underworld which is a big part of the story.

    Ive added zepplin changing to my list - thats a great idea.

    You can change into the snowskrall in the photo - its the last button on the shapechange page. You can unlock it with cheats, or find the power in the dungeons, but i dont remember which dungeon you have to complete to unlock it.

    If he has any questions at all or want to know anything behind the scenes just let me know:)

    Underworld

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    Oops, sorry, you're right about changing into the Snowskrall. Totally overlooked that button :p
    Underworld sounds intriguing. Really want to see what stories you came up with this time.
    And thanks a lot for adding the zeppelin shapechange to your list, from both of us!

    Another random screenshot, I love that you can zoom in/out by pinching in/out on the right side. I am the tiny speck on the platform in the center:
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    Sorry the screenshot is so small. If I use a bigger one, TA complains the file is too large :(
     
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    I love the pinch zoom too:) You can really get a sense of how small you are compared to the environment. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I just passed 300,000 trailer views and 250,000 downloads of Nimian Legends : BrightRidge. A big thank you to everyone who sent feedback, played the game, or just told someone else about it. The sequel Nimian Legends : Vandgels is almost ready, and I appreciate all the support:)


    Vandgels Arboretum

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    Felicitations are in order ;)
    The big thank you goes to you, for creating these awesome worlds.

    And I am really sorry that we didn't give you more feedback on Vandgels, life unfortunately is pretty busy and chaotic at Castle Nullzone these days.
     
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    I understand chaos:) There is not enough time in a day to do everything we want to do.
     

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