PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Despite focusing mainly on the Phoenix Engine's realistic terrain system (http://blog.wolfire.com/2008/11/high-detail-terrain-shadows/), Wolfire lead programmer David Rosen has still found time to lay the foundation for Overgrowth's procedural character animation system. Though the animation system is still in early development, fans were glad to see a character model hopping around on the terrain.