Storm Isle Productions reveals the new Neutral Shrine design on Kickstarter!
On Wednesday they unveiled their new neutral shrine building!
The Shrine building is a critical building that acts not only as a method of securing an unclaimed island under your control, but also as a drop point for resource collectors. The structure also provides production bolts that shoot out and travel to structures that are waiting to be constructed when placed near a shrine saving time since productions bolts don’t have to travel from one’s home islands Temple.
In doing the design for the new building they wanted a design that was not directly linked to any Tempest in particular but is a neutral building and influenced by the people of the game word in design, as such wanted a building that, while imposing could be realistic and organically constructed like other structures of the Tempest and still have a feel of a building linked to religion of the people as a shrine that is an extension of one’s temple. Another element was to make it visually clear where one’s territory is and to clearly mark this even at a distance using a beacon of light that rises from the roof of the shrine once constructed.
Currently the new model is in the asset pipeline for implementing in a build of DOTS and hope to showcase the model soon in coming video’s. Their next update will be covering the Rain factions new Ice Golem resource collecting unit.
Source: Press Release