Below you find a small demo video prepared by Krys in order to illustrate some of the new animated ADOM spell effects. We are looking for feedback, especially also from the folks who do not have access to the prereleases.
Right now Team ADOM is heavily working on adding animations for spell casting. Krys had this awesome idea of adding spell sigils to the animation effects and while I do not want to share the animated glory yet, here's a preview of the sigils to be used:
Obviously my attempt to handle many messages in ADOM R48 has not been that good as an idea. See this bug report. Please comment on the questions I raise. Other approaches (except for a much larger message buffer which is difficult outside of NotEye) are welcome.
Just a short notice... after the deep grief of the past weeks (which still is far from overcome) I nonetheless will try my best to return to normality. As a first sign he blog colors are back to normal.
Today at 1:37pm my mother left this planet. She died peacefully in sleep and I was with her till the end for which I am very grateful. Right now the pain is unbelievable and as there was so much ADOM communication in the past of couple of weeks I felt it necessary to blog about this for two reasons:
I'll be gone for a moment while I come to terms with the unspeakable grief I feel right now. As I promised updates about our Steam roadmap, the state of the ADOM Lite RPG I'm sorry to say that right now other things are more important and I'll return to these topics later on (in a week or two).
My mother actually is part of ADOM history in a special way: While she didn't care at all about computers, computer games and probably only has a very abstract idea what all the fuzz was about she for many years was the primary recipient of all the hundred and hundreds and hundreds of postcards I received from the ADOM postcard quest. While she probably wondered more than once about those crazy things we received, I believe she was quite proud about her son having created something that meant enough to so many people to make them send postcards from all over the world (including Antarctica). While the mailing address already had changed for a while I still regularly showed her the latest cards and she always smiled.
With that I'm going to black out for now.
Fare thee well, Mama - I'll build a monument in ADOM to immortalize your role in the postcard quest, too.
PC Gamer has a short story about ADOM (and other games) being greenlit. Personally I'm not that opposed to Greenlight so far as many of the commenters seem to be as I believe that many of the alternatives could be far worse. But it will be interested to see how things will proceed.