I just had to share this. I caught up with my artistic partner in crime this evening and he has shown me what he’s managed to produce with the 3D engine prototype I mocked up.
I really love the simplicity of the style, and it looks great in motion, with the truck bobbing up and down as it drives along. Just seeing this fills me with a lot of energy to continue with the project. What I am trying to achieve is a system that makes 3D game creation simple enough for young programmers and the design oriented amongst us to build something that works well and looks good. While it’s not the latest and greatest in graphics processing, most 12 year olds are not going to grasp the complex 3D programming concepts, but they will be able to draw pictures and place objects on a canvas. Simplicity of graphics places more emphasis on game play elements and will make games suitable for porting to a large range of mobile devices. I am really looking forward to the end result of this project.