We are working on the implementation of the day and night cycle. Initially, we are coding it in the first world, Korala, to see how it feels and if we can make something fun and challenging with the gameplay.
The gameplay encourages the player to explore either during the day or night, as enemy types may differ depending on the cycle! At night, they may be more challenging to defeat.
The short video shows an accelerated transition from day to night on Korala.
Some may notice that there is no sun as there is no rotation of the shadow.
This is because the planets in Spheriums are around a black hole without a sun. The black hole attracts the worlds like a magnet, so they always face the same direction. However, an unknown object is orbiting around the black hole, creating the day and night cycle.
This was the story’s reason :) The actual development reason is that since we are also porting the game to the Wii, we are baking some shadows for optimization. Therefore moving two lights would have broken the visual.
Spheriums have six planets around a black hole without a sun. They are attracted like a magnet to the same position toward the black hole.
At our Montreal-based independent game development studio, we channel our passion for gaming and artistic creativity into creating our first title, Spheriums, developed using Unreal Engine.
Founded by Jean-Pierre Harvey, alias the “3D Modeler”, and Nicolas Michaud alias “The Coder”, we leverage our multi-disciplinary backgrounds to address every aspect of game production. We further enhance our expertise by collaborating with skilled freelancers.
Braintonik GameStudios values emphasize compassion, support, and respect for others. We believe that success is achieved through the dedication and teamwork of all members, as a product can only reach its full potential when everyone is aligned and shares the same passion and commitment. We champion exploration, learning, and active listening as fundamental life principles.
Our focus is on crafting games that can be enjoyed by the entire family, offering accessibility and promoting positive values for a wholesome gaming experience.