"Ahhh, game assets eh? Why do they always look so weird?"

I just realised today that it's been a while.  How's it going? Good? Same here!

On the game front, I've been beavering away adding the initial gameplay elements to Before.  I'm planning on going to NZGDC (for the first time!) and I'm wanting to take along a good demo version to show to people.

But I've also, thanks to the wonderful work of Synty Studios from NZ, added trees and buildings, which add so much to the look of the thing.  And just tonight I've finished adding proper roads (apart from a few bugs, of course)

I could probably find a better way of doing them (feel free to suggest one) but I went with the simple brute force of drawing out each unique version of roads, for all of the 5, 6 and 7 sided tiles.  Ended up looking like this:

Ahhh, game assets eh?  Why do they always look so weird?  Given that I'm deliberately going for a simple, clean look, I hope that something like this - with a bit of finessing at a later stage - will actually be good enough.

Enough for today, and see you at NZGDC!