Maker’s Tale [ update: concept art ]

[ Concept Art ]

The Hex Engine project has finally emerged from getting a fresh splash of paint as:


… this has been branded Maker’s Tale since February but it has been kept under wraps till now, so I haven’t been able to share the weeks of progress. The video show’s a quick snap shot of some of the improvements to the Hex Engine, I hope to drop the playable tech demo in the next few days/weeks.

I'm really excited to share this with you guys, so much work has gone into this that I haven't been able to show anyone.

Maker's Tale gameplay takes place on a tabletop board game that has sprung to life in the imagination of young boy named Maker. It is currently Fantasy RTS like combat in an sandbox environment empowering the player to build up, tear down, and change the map/level in real time during play.

More details coming soon, this is just the first step in very long road ;)


Whoa. Very impressive!

This will rock some serious socks! :smiley:

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It’s crazy, the Hexm AI, Node Editor… Totally crazy, I means awesome !!!

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And the visuals is by far some of the best I have seen in jME.

Well done.

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Awesome stuff!

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When I first saw your Hex Engine I was astonished by this innovative approach. Now I’m happy that you got this far with it :slight_smile:

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Awesome stuff!

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Jaw dropping! :o

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Looks really great :slight_smile:

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thanks a lot guys :slight_smile:

v hot :slight_smile:

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Very nice!! :slight_smile: Are you using Nifty GUI?

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Gotta agree that this was a hell of a job. What is called that drag and drop programming, just like Blender has?

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@InShadow said:
Very nice!! :) Are you using Nifty GUI?

Yeah, that's Nifty.

I’d def pay for that, looks very pro.

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cheers all :slight_smile:

Yep, everything GUI is Nifty except the little tile preview.

@shirkit said:
What is called that drag and drop programming, just like Blender has?

It's called my whip together Nifty rough copy of Blender's node editor UI, or "wtnrcobneui".

Hey guys,

I’m working with James on this game. I’ve been doing the art and thought I’d share some of the stuff I’ve done for this project.

Here is a render of one of the character’s or units. It’s the same one you can see in the video

Here’s a concept of one of the enemies I am working on

Here are some close ups of some of the tiles pieces

I have more to show, I’ll post some more here later and on the site.


I have no idea who this guy is

some pretty old in-engine shots of some of the art :