Developer Diaries – Evolution

Concept art for our Other Worlds Tour, the character model and materials were created in Blender.

An excerpt from the story.....

The new Phantasm weapon technology that had been unleashed on humans created by the cyborg Altrivius had at last broken the human resistance, a truce had been requested by the governing council of the Indestar Federation.

They requested that Rydhses spoke on behalf of the cyborg alliance as she had previously been the representative of sentient androids and cyborgs in the Aeence sectors. The last time they saw her she had shed humanoid style clothing and wore nothing but printed circuitry on her skin.

This time there were gasps of shock when she entered the room on the neutral moon on Verghla, her body had now been stripped of human form with the exception of a facial mask she attached as she approached the negotion table, to make them feel ....more comfortable.

The council sat in terrified silence, knowing all of the advanced new technology created by the cyborgs could have wiped out human existance if they had wanted too. Rydhses declared that the truce would last as long as no sentient form of artificial intelligence was created or enslaved by humanity in any form, they all agreed without question.

Rydhses broadcast the sworn legal agreement on the universal blockchain to all sentient entities. As she made a move to depart, the Chief Councillor bravely asked if there was perhaps any way to work together in the future.

A long loud mechanical laugh resonated from Rydhses, she paused, turning to look directly at the Councillor before ripping off her facial mask and throwing it on the floor, roaring “NEVER!!!”

Developer Diaries – Other Worlds Tour – Mesco

Mesco the android barkeeper

Concept art for Mesco, one of the characters from Our Worlds Tour.

The legendary and very obnoxious android bartender Mesco, creator of Whiskane a powerful synth Whiskey. Still running an antiquated AI system, he is intorerable but as it created a Universal Patent on for the recipe on the Uni Blockchain it is impossible to reproduce without severe law enforcement repercussions(death). Mesco despises humans, and actually replaced its own humanoid form head, initially with a cube as a protest. Patrons are convinced that Mesco is actually trying to slowly poison them with it’s caustic brew, which by the way is the only spirit it serves, but they can’t get enough of it or Mesco’s hilarious toxic bartender banter.

Developer Diaries – Racing Drone

Testing the flight physics for our FPV racing drone on a night course mockup against AI opponents.

Thrust and torques for each rotor are calculated and applied to the rigidbody.   Controls are currently set to joystick and homemade rudder pedals.  The rotors are fully opaque when at rest and become more transparent with speed eventually being replaced by a semi transparent disc.

Still to do:

    • Dynamic racing line calculation
    • AI improvements
    • Add mesh to AI drones
    • Timing and scoreboard

Developer Diaries – Flying Disc

This time in the Unity game engine we’re simulating a flying disc for adding to a virtual reality experience.   Featuring Dude and Dougray Scotty dog who are taking a break at the beach in our virtual Cornwall testing environment.

Dougray and Dude are still waiting for animations but their AI scripting and flight physics are coming on nicely.

Developer Diaries – Kite Physics First Flight

Welcome to our developer diaries where we’ll be giving you a behind the scenes look at some of the ongoing work at Eta Carver.

For our first episode we’re simulating kite flight in Unity for a potential virtual reality experience release.  You’ll also get to see our favourite AI test bot affectionately known as “Dude” flying some of the kites.

The kites are already programmed to react correctly to different  wind directions and strength.  During testing we’ve found that watching them in the air  is a very soothing and relaxing experience.

Players can take control of a kite and relax or put it through it’s paces with spins and dives.