Magic: Legends Offers Players a Look At The Region Of Benalia And Zone Creation
As we draw closer to... whenever Magic: Legends exact release date is sometime later this year... Cryptic Studios is offering another look at what players can expect from the game. This time, the game's Lead Environment Artist, Matt McCulloch, provided players with a look at one of the most well-known settings in Magic: The Gathering and how it is being interpreted for the upcoming ARPG.
Benalia is a powerful nation located on the contient of Aerona where most citizens worship the planeswalker Serra. It's one of the first regions the Magic: Legends team decided to add to the game and as a result has affected the development of other regions in the game. The dev blog explains the approach that the team took with Benalia, trying to bring the art of the card game to life, ensuring they have a painted look and an "otherworldly atmosphere" and making sure the colors of the environment don't override the action taking place with it.
The post also discusses the "instanced object" -- an object that can be nested in a tile due to being instanced. The end result is that the developers can create consistent but varied content on a rather large scale. It also explains the process behind blending material into the environment -- say... moss on a wall -- and how everything is pulled together to create a cohesive experience for players.
Overall, it's an insightful post for those interested in how game developers pull the environment together. For those interested, the entire post is available on the Arc Games site.
About the Author
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.
You May Enjoy
Eville, The Social Deduction Game That Has Actual Jobs For You To Do, Entered Open Beta Today
Be an upstanding member of Eville society or be the murderer.By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 days ago
Slap Your Way To Success With Blade & Soul's New Soul Fighter Specialization
The Way of the Divine Hand is available to level 60 Soul Fighters.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Mad World To Hold Its 5th Alpha Test In February, And You Can Register Now
New content in this test includes quests and dungeons.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Sea Of Thieves Celebrates Its Community With The First Ever Community Day
The event is included as part of the game’s fifth season.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
TERA Ending Service In Japan In April
Originally launched in 2011 for PC, 2018 for consoles.By Jason Winter - 4 days ago
Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Has The "Desire" To Keep Call Of Duty On PlayStation
Obviously, existing contracts would still be honored, as well.By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago