about 2 months ago - /u/Ubi-Thorlof - Direct link

Originally posted by xenonisbad

To illustrate their ideas. The goal of those concepts arts was to show us deforestation thing, not the roads.

When creating concept arts, artists are not concerned by game limitations.

Very well put, thank you!

Yes, these are concept artworks that were created during the initial concept phase for the game jam. Their primary purpose is to give us a feel for the scenario/setting we're working on and to visualize some of the ideas we put in writing. These are done all the time when we're creating new content for an Anno game (and ofc when creating the game itself).

As with all concept art, this does not mean that what's getting developed in the end will look just like this - but it is possible that some of these early ideas might make it into the final thing.

about 2 months ago - /u/Com_Raven - Direct link

Originally posted by Beefcakesupernova

I love the idea for this mode! But I'm a little confused. Does it have to "Win the vote" in order for this prototype to actually be released. Or for them just to be in the contest?

No, the win would just be some nice recognition for the team's idea, but we are working on this mode regardless :)

about 2 months ago - /u/Com_Raven - Direct link

Originally posted by Demimanos

This is great news. I'm so excited and was worried Anno might lose out to some mobile game or Minecraft due to their huge communities.

It would be a bit megalomaniac to make this idea dependent on beating games like Minecraft in a popular vote ;)

about 2 months ago - /u/Ubi-Thorlof - Direct link

Originally posted by Avalyah

From the wording of the post it seems that this separate mode would be a small one with a single island. Is that the case? Or it will be possible to play a full game like right now, just with the added eco features?

The former. Keep in mind, this is the result of a Game Jam and we have only limited time to develop this mode - for now we're busy with the remaining Season 3 content :)

about 2 months ago - /u/Ubi-Thorlof - Direct link

Originally posted by ChivalrousPerv

Is this mode something that is spread across all the sessions? Or is it a single map/single island thing?

I always thought the 2070 eco balance system would be good for islands with excessive industry.

This will be smaller, additional game mode dedicated to this theme and mechanic. Not an alternative way to play Anno 1800, that would be completely out of scope for a Game Jam + considering we're planning to release it this year.

about 2 months ago - /u/Ubi-Thorlof - Direct link

Originally posted by ChivalrousPerv

Thanks for the response.

Will it have any affect on the main game/sandbox?

As in is there any bonus/item that will be unlocked for use in the main game or sandbox mofe

That's currently not planned, it'll very much be its own thing.

But keep in mind, we're far from having finished this little addon, so there still are open design decisions.

about 2 months ago - /u/Com_Raven - Direct link

Originally posted by BattleOverlord

Price range?

We will have more details on how we plan to release this closer to its launch this holiday season.






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