May 6th, 2011
This week for Overgrowth (which you can preorder here) I started prototyping the arena in the engine so that I could check the scale and get a feel for it. The process of using a simple blocky prototype in level design is called "gray boxing", and it is a common practice some types of games. This is the first time I have used it in Overgrowth because it's not often used for open levels.
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The next step of prototyping is making sure all the large modular arena pieces I have designed work as intended in the engine. It has been a little bit of a challenge to make sure everything fits together nicely, but I am happy with the results so far!
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