Thursday, 1 April 2010

Dwarf Fortress 2 open beta coming soon (design notes - part seven)

DF2 is entirely first person view with the fuzziness at the bottom of the screen being a Hollywood cinematic effect used to represent the size of your dwarf's beard. Hideo liked this idea immensely when we showed him the alpha in a private alpha at GDC, but I suspect there were translation issues as he went on to implement a side beard in Metal Gear Solid 3.

You should attempt to increase beard length for additional unlocks, like a sandwich and a jar of urine. And in the game.

2 comments:

Derek said...

This seems more and more like an April fool's joke.

Wouter said...

You think?? :-)