I... wow i am amazed this town is one of a kind, it's beautiful, although that bigger farm people are going to have a hard time getting to the inner crops i love the waterfalls and the 3 dimensional thinking of the town, the higher and lower sections with the water features is just stunning. Will this be made into a game, if so, will there be a beta for people like me (and to find bugs and whatnot) or will this remain forever lost in the internet(see what i did there).
This really has taken on a style of its own with this update Gav, also there's some things that iv never seen before in here like the leaking water fron the rock face and the shape of the shadows. Wesley really did a great job on the new buildings as well Also the new trees really do stand out with the man sculpted bushes having a lighter shade. I like this update a lot Gav, and look foreword to seeing more.
Generally whether it's me or my team working on something I come up with ideas, concepts, with use of references at times. Sometimes I look at games such as Zelda on the Wii, and think about what kind of designs would look nice in FL and sometimes loosely base new ones on them.
However when I give my team some concepts, they sometimes take the initiative to go further and create new things. So we study references a lot, but we like to be original I guess.
Yeah, study references doesn't take away originality at all. : ) I was just wondering, as good designs like this make me think about how certain areas of the world would be translated in game. (Such as reflective salt flats.)