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by Zaimat
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Game PC System Specs
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

Re: Game PC System Specs

With the exception of the GPU, everything is newly bought and is the best I could do with a 3rd world wage and absurd exchange rates. Don't hold back for me but please be nice and include me in the low end of graphic settings. That's a fine CPU for gaming and the rest should meet or surpass the min...
by Zaimat
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Galaxy generation
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: Galaxy generation

We currently have Spiral Galaxy shapes with it being configurable between 2 to 8 arms. The more arms selected will result into a more circular and evenly spaced cluster of stars. The generator is completely procedural so there is nearly infinite possibilities with stars placement (including faction ...
by Zaimat
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Music
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Music

Martok wrote: Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:05 am
Anguille wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:27 am Some games likes Imperium Greek Wars and Stellaris allow the skip the music while in the game. This is a cool feature.

Fully agreed. I've come to really appreciate that.
So if i understand you press a button and the game plays the next track on the list. I'll have to check this out.
by Zaimat
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Leaders / staff
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Leaders / staff

I don't think we will be able to do Espionage and Covert stuff until after release, possibly in an expansion. So that will have to wait post-launch.
by Zaimat
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: Manual

That's great that you were able to get a physical copy of the game. I also have the boxes and physical manuals for all those games except IG2. A different but awesome era of gaming, I don't know that we will ever be able to make a physical box again for our new games but it would be cool to do a phy...
by Zaimat
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Leaders / staff
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Leaders / staff

Oh yes! They have been an integral part of the game from the initial design and one of my favorite things to add. There is so much more I plan to do with them but this is something that will keep evolving.
by Zaimat
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Modding
Replies: 2
Views: 1481

Re: Modding

I'm a big believer in modding support (Horizon 1 had extensive modding capabilities including writing quests for it and the documentation with examples) but the reality is for most strategy games unless it has a huge community there won't be enough modding to make use of the effort involved to add s...
by Zaimat
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: Manual

The Horizon 1 manual is about 50 pages or so LINK . I would be interested to know how many people who got the game read it and if they found it helpful. I wrote it and I wouldn't mind if someone did a better job at writing it. ;) But it's meant to be an introduction, easy to understand and not get t...
by Zaimat
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Music
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Music

Definitely, I agree Music and Audio can add a lot to a game. I actually met with a couple of well-known composers very early on (one of them orchestrated the music for Bloodborne on PS4, and had also worked on some major movie titles). I think it would be awesome to work with them but there are also...
by Zaimat
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 99
Views: 205477

Re: When can we expect some news?

Just wondering how you intend to make the galaxy feel "alive". Distant Worlds did a very good job there with plenty of civilian units flying around (similar to Imperium galactica 1) and space monsters etc). So what is your take? I did touch on this a bit in the Trade Topic , but yes you w...
by Zaimat
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 99
Views: 205477

Re: When can we expect some news?

Martok wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:22 pm I noticed you've officially announced that Horizon 2 is in development. :D
Just wanted to update the news sections of the website, in case we get new/old visitors.
by Zaimat
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: News and General
Topic: Galactic Civilization 4 soon available (alpha)
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Galactic Civilization 4 soon available (alpha)

You'll definitely be at the front-line for testing Horizon 2 as soon as I am ready to use the feedback properly. By the way, we've been using the the Epic launcher for 7 years, since Unreal Engine (which we are using for the development of Horizon 2) was actually the first app on it. My games/apps l...
by Zaimat
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 99
Views: 205477

Re: When can we expect some news?

Interesting. What do you have in mind with a minimalist UI? An aim toward a clean modern looking UI that provides all the necessary information when required (with a fine balance between text and iconology) and emphasizing a sci-fi/hi-tech vibe. With fewer and more neutral colors on the UI to allow...
by Zaimat
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 99
Views: 205477

Re: When can we expect some news?

Had a bit of a lull in activity but currently working on the User Interface system. Horizon 2 will have a more modern minimalist UI. Perhaps we can talk more about it.
by Zaimat
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: News and General
Topic: Galactic Civilization 4 soon available (alpha)
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Galactic Civilization 4 soon available (alpha)

Looking forward to see what they do. They do look more like an iterative upgrade to their predecessors. Horizon 2 will be different in that it's being built and designed new from the ground-up, so while some core tenets and lore will be familiar it will also be a substantially different game than Ho...
by Zaimat
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Game PC System Specs
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

Re: Game PC System Specs

If you are planning a PC upgrade, currently supply can't keep up with demand on components like the latest Ryzen 5000 CPUs and Nvidia RTX 3000 GPUs but it should get better by Summer. I would recommend the new Nvidia RTX 30xx series GPU for both desktop and laptops if you plan to upgrade. It offers ...
by Zaimat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Game PC System Specs
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

Game PC System Specs

Traditionally 4x and Strategy games haven't required modern PC specs or benefited much but this is changing. Things like increased CPU cores and multi-threading have become more mainstream and GPUs (Graphic cards) even more so with rasterization performance and higher VRAM buffers. All of these enab...
by Zaimat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 99
Views: 205477

Re: When can we expect some news?

I was finally able to complete the update to the forums. The upgrade comes with many benefits including responsive web design. If you find any issues please let me know.

We now also have a dedicated section for Horizon 2, with a section for main discussions and another for Design specific topics.
by Zaimat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Welcome to the Horizon 2 discussion boards!
Replies: 0
Views: 1502

Welcome to the Horizon 2 discussion boards!

Welcome to the Horizon 2 discussion boards! Don't hesitate to post a message, questions or offer suggestions. We love to interact and welcome everyone into our community. You will have to register a name first if you haven't already done so and log-in with that name to view, post or reply to messages.
by Zaimat
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: When can we expect some news?
Replies: 99
Views: 205477

Re: When can we expect some news?

Also had a chat yesterday with a new player (bought the game based on my recommandation) who loves the game (MOO and BOTF player). So there are still people interested in Horizon 1 ;) which is imho still the superior 4x game around. Can't wait to see how Horizon 2 will amaze everyone. That is great...