The scene featured in this video dev log is still considered a work in progress even though it's getting very close to completion. We still have to fill in some of the details like an actual moon texture and light sources around the temple for example, but already the atmosphere and quiet beauty of the dreamworld is quite palpable. We'll be sharing additional video of the dreamworld in the future and you will be able to look back at this video and see how the details change the scene.
Learning a new engine and then taking what we've learned and applying it has been a challenge for our schedule at times. We're in a pretty good place now, the team has gotten the hang of the workflow in UE4, and it's all starting to come together, so we are still hopeful of a release this year. There are definitely some challenges ahead, especially financially in regards to freelance work, but we are encouraged by our progress and the continued support of Druid Fans everywhere!
How Can You Help?
Dreamtime's development is reaching a critical date in our timeline where work on the character models must begin soon or publishing will be delayed. Just like neurosurgery in medicine, character modeling is a specialized skill set in the world of 3D art and it can be almost impossible to find a character artist who is able to work on a profit share contract like the rest of the dev team. This means our character models need to be freelanced and we need additional funding to hire freelance artists.
The Druid Origin Guild is a funding program we created to allow our supporters to donate to our project budget while earning perks and rewards.
From the Guild page-
"Through your guild membership you get special ranking and avatars on our forum, Guildsman Title, Access to the Guildhall Forum for Early Updates & Exclusive Content Reveals, Earn Forum Badges, Get Early Access to our Playable Demos, Get Added to Our Beta Pool for a Chance to Beta Test, and Entry in Exclusive Contests. Pledge to the higher reward tiers to unlock even more perks, like participating in developer polls and digital swag!"
Please consider making a donation to our freelance artist fund so that development is not stalled and publishing is not delayed!