Posted on 18 February 2017 by Jannik
New game, more settings, graphics update, better performance and more...
Last week we created a small new game: "Ancient Warfare TD"
Ancient Warfare TD is a tower defense version of Ancient Warfare.
You will build the defense to keep the red kingdom away from your castle. Every round, the enemies are getting harder. But be careful! Once you started the next round, you won't be able to build new units until the round has ended.
Every building has four levels to upgrade and if that is not enough to stop the red guys, you can drop spells on them.
You will get coins for each unit you kill and after every round.
You can download it for free: Ancient Warfare TD
This is something that I wanted to do for a long time. There are now nice post processing effects to improve the graphics quality. Especially the night battles look much better now.
Below are some examples:
Here are some interactable images with the new graphics:
Normally the new movement system should already have been finished, but due to technical problems, I could finish it. This is on top of my list and I'm looking forward to finally finish it tomorrow. I played a small test battle and the performance looks very promising.
So since I could't test the cpu performance last week, I optimized the gpu a bit even although it's not the bottleneck.
There are now new features for modern computers like graphic jobs and multithreaded rendering, but also some improvements for low end computers, which will also improve the cpu performance like dynamic skinned mesh combining for animals.
In addition, I removed unused colliders, rigidbodies and more to improve the physics performance.
My gameplay tests were really successful! The game feels much smoother now.
I recreated the whole settings menu to improve the layout and the overview.
There are also new options for more detailed graphics adjustments.
Since I haven't updated the gamemodes conquest and king of the hill for a long time,
I decided to do some improvements:
Tomorrow I want to finish the performance improvements and the new movement system.
And if all works well, I will continue the ocean battles next week, so that they might be in the upcoming update.