It’s been a while since I last posted an update here. Just over a year in fact.
The unfortunate reality is that building a complete 3D video game from scratch takes a lot more work than any of us ever imaged when we started. Also, university has demanded more and more time as we have progressed past first year in 2011.
For these reasons, I have decided to terminate Project Atlas. There will be no more development of this project by myself or any of my colleagues.
From now on, this site will be used to post updates about projects I am working on. This will include personal projects, projects for my university courses, and eventually will showcase projects that I have been paid to develop.
Furthermore, I will be updating this site’s theme in the next few weeks.
Work has been a little slow over the last few months. However we have started working towards a new game engine called Thalatte. This new engine will be the basis of the game we are currently developing, but it will be designed so that a minimal amount of code will have to be modified if we want to make another space-based game. The engine will work with any kind of game and the world will be scalable from a single star system to several galaxies.
This engine is designed to be a platform for games that are built in space. Gravity in most other games pulls objects “down” or causes them to experience negative acceleration on Z axis. With Thalatte, every object with a point mass will interact with every other nearby object with a point mass to achieve a more realistic gravity. This means players will interact with their ships and ships will interact with nearby planets and stars. Planets and stars will therefore interact with each too, which may cause naturally occurring catastrophic collisions.
There is no user interface for the engine yet but as soon as we develop one, we will post screenshots here.
Welcome to the new Vidulich Software website.
In coming months we hope to bring you quality updates about our progress as we work towards our game, which is currently known as Project Atlas. If the prospect of a new, unique space MMO is not exciting then we don’t know what is!