2012/10/26

Cube World City Screenshots

Just a short status update about the new name: I already have a new favorite but I'd like to wait a little, maybe there's a better one.

Currently I'm working on the following things:

The Cube World is divided into different lands (of course randomly generated ones). Each land has a level and all creatures living in that land have the same level. The land level increases with distance from the starting position.

Each land has a capital city and is inhabited by NPCs. They have quests, sell items or just talk about random stuff. :) Each city has a center place where all shops and other useful buildings are located.

In contrast to before, buildings are now randomly generated: they now have varying rooms, sizes, walls, roofs etc. Furthermore, I'm working on multiple themes. Here are the ones that I have finished so far:

European style framework houses:





Medieval stone houses:





North American style wood houses:





Log houses:





Next I want to add themes for deserts and jungles.

343 comments:

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Haze said...

Sweet!

http://www.indiekings.com/

Mat said...

Are you ready to take my money yet?

Morgan said...

Awesome!!!

BLARGH said...

GAAAAHHH TOO COOOOL

Scott Barnes c[×┬õ]כ said...

Hurry up and release this :) hahah

Tecmag Diams said...

So beautiful.... *tear in eye*

PurpleKiwi said...

And will we be able to build our own houses in these cities?

Anon said...

The scale reminds me of the games made with Unreal Engine 1.0, where your eyes were at the height of a table and paintings were always above your head.

Of course you can't tone it down, but it will feel weird.

3lod said...

Beautiful. Nice Work Wollay ^.^

Gabriel De Araujo said...

Very Good Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

Andy Tu said...

ill give you 5 days to finish it better start now

helen keller said...

VARY NICE, I LYK VARY VARY GUUUUUD. EYAUIGEIUGAWIUGGA LALALALALALALALALALALALAL ALLAH HU AKBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR

Brett (ブレット) said...

Stop toying with me and sell me the game already!

Laughing Ramen said...

I want to put my hawt penor in your butt

Restredainted said...

Looks great! Keep up the good work ^_^

Rodrigo Sieben Bordigon said...

It's Perfect! :D

Anon said...

That is really beautiful. I cant wait to play :)

Siroma said...

Hey Wollay, the dungeons in Cube World are "part of the map", in most cases underground. My question is: are there instances, others dimensions? Or only the "overworld"?

Eric Båten Öberg said...

c'mon man! O: release already! DX

wollay said...

Probably yes (but the house building system still needs some work).

Zeb McNeil said...

From what we know there is only the "overworld," as you call it, but since it includes caves and stuff that can go really deep, "overworld," might not be the best term for it all.

Murilo Kinape Rivabem said...

awesome!

Jared Gabel said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQCP85FngzE

Jared Gabel said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQCP85FngzE Shut up and take my money!

wollay said...

There are no instances, so yes, it's basically all overworld.

JubJub said...

release an alpha! we wanna play!

Matteo Ioria Pelladoni said...

You are creating a new universe, your work is a masterwork, be proud of yourself.

Elmer Salinas said...

Shut up and take my money! Haha great game though :)

Tedlil said...

Wollay <- God of Voxels
It's one from really few games that i am waiting for. If only you release alpha/beta you can count on my donation and help with finding bugs.

Justin said...

This is all really impressive. Good Job

Vandor said...

will I be able to create my own skin?

Kristian Estrabillo said...

This is awesome! Can't wait for the game to be released!

Pat-manDX said...

<3333

TAKE MY MONEY said...

Please Take My Money

Anonymous said...

They are using overworld as reference to Minecraft.

Xitrax said...

Deserts should have Eastern (Arabian Nights) vibes... Jungles should be little tribal villages :o

stickmantankguy said...

Love it, it will never stop getting better.

Dick Monger said...

REALLY beautiful stuff! cant wait to buy!

stickmantankguy said...

I'd also love it if people would check previous posts so they'd stop complaining about pre-releases.


Pre-leases have been done. Cube world has not.


Wollay you're the best thing to happen to the indie gaming industry in my opinion and love everything you've done with this project.

Cameron Bennett said...

I'm already sold on the game (as I'm sure many are), but if there's a snowy forest world.... I wonder if I'd need another game ever again.

Jaime said...

For the jungle themes have you thought about somewhat elevated houses, maybe tree houses?

Maxo said...

I wonder if there will be Castles of some sort...

ba11ard said...

The towns would look even better with miscellaneous clutter. For example barrels, crates, and merchant stalls could give it that much more of a finished look.

Matt said...

I'd really like to know when it's coming out I'm starting to lose interest.

AtomHUN said...

Beautiful ^^

Sogeking said...

shut up and take my money

ION_6 said...

Very nice keep up the good work.

OhBlindOne said...

epic job Wollay! Gets me so excited for the game!

me said...

Wat is the new name????????
o never mind, suprise us so we can coment it later!!

i do hope this type game replaces casual pc games,

Magmanical said...

Whoa! Second to last picture, look at the minimap. Hell yeah, island cities!

ivankio said...

Tema: Brazil?

ILemonAid said...

Take My Money!

Milakes said...

This is going to be the greatest game of all time =D Keep up the good work!

Thomas Deli said...

TAKE MY MONEY! JUST TAKE IT!

freddy889 said...

Wow. Just. Wow
Amazing! It's a masterpiece.

Viktormon said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to explore! :D

Reel_Big_Fish said...

I can not wait for this game. I am so excited.:P

Drnova said...

Excited!

jrtandm said...

How long does it take to randomly generate towns/ landscapes / houses / bosses ? Does it generate as we are playing?

Jrmudkipz said...

What's the new favorite of the game? hmmm?

Kiinflooper said...

agreed... it looks amazing and fits the game perfectly XP

Doug DeVicariis said...

I would be willing to pay 20-40 bucks to get into alpha for this. Would be well worth it. Then again, I would love to be on the development team as well. Looks like a ton of fun to program!

Yelik said...

Also do Far Eastern and Native American

Sean Robert Lea said...

Wollay should make some sort of Taj-Mahal (or however it's spelled) like capital that spawns in the deserts :)

Sean Robert Lea said...

Maybe capitals for the Medieval areas?

Jedimaster Ow said...

Do you like this title : Anagogic Acreage

WolfTron said...

Looks super cool! Can't wait to see what you reveal next!!!!!! So exciting, so many features... Keep up the excellent work!

Ancientmews836 said...

Maybe deserts could have little huts or tents in a camp, or and outpost. Jungles should have treetop houses.

Douglas Strong said...

Lovin it!

linas said...

nice work

Prince Kay said...

You're a genius! I was waiting a game like this from years.

Yingtong Li said...

Shut up and take my money!!!! TAKE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

jammezz said...

pls make sure it isn't like minecraft npc villages, with the bugs and stuff

jammezz said...

how about little tree top houses with rope bridges in between

Sanen said...

I must say this looks really good ! But on the second screen shot of North American style wood houses, the terrain goes up in circles in a very regular patern, whitch does'nt make it look very random. ! this is just a constructive comment, the game looks realy nice.

Kamil Kubiński said...

Amazing

MrOmegaForce1888 said...

Amazing!!!

Gelamine said...

Gela City... :drool:

Owon44 said...

This game... Is awesome !

Markus said...

With viking style houses please O:)

Offbeater said...

Very Nice ! Perhaps you could get king of every city by doing a lot for it as a far goal. Also then you could build a castle in the late game and start events where groups of enemys try to attack your castle. Much fun in multiplayer. :)

Or in multiplayer two or more players could be foes, build a castle and fight agains another with mercanarys.

The the name of the game could lean on this like:

- Rise of kings
- kings story
- etc.

Matt Graves said...

cannot wait till this comes out
how about Realms Of Hexahedron

Wimme said...

Agreed too ! This is a very good idea to have added cities :P

Great Work

Norbi[HUN] said...

Not bad.. This is amazing :D

raptor1801 said...

This is absolutely amazing. I love especially the medieval stone houses! o.o

Денис Алоев said...

how about cuboid or kuboid?

Денис Алоев said...

how about kuboid or cuboid?

Денис Алоев said...

how about kuboid or cuboid?ю

JayKay2532 said...

That's awesome Wollay, now give us a pre-release like all indie games do.

Dedi said...

I can just agree! We need it! NOW! :-)

NobleValerian said...

Looking good!

someguy said...

How long has this been in development? release a demo, beta, SOMTHING?!

alex said...

it looks amazing so far can't wait till it comes out :D

Samrux said...

The names "Far" and "Spirilay" are very good

Jibbidy said...

This game looks like it's gonna be sooo much fun.

AnonymousPH said...

Praise the God Wollay XD

djnforce9 said...

very nice!. Sounds like it's using the mob level system that 3079 has where enemies steadily increase in power the farther you venture out but also the loot is superior too. With an infinite levelling system, this is perfect!

Michael said...

I noticed the second-to-last picture had an island in the minimap. Are there going to be boats to allow transit between islands like that?

Fantasos said...

Add battle arenas/ dojos to the cities and maybe cities would do stuff one to another (trading, moving, wars, etc.)

Kevin Baumgartner said...

I'm still throwing my money against the monitor but nothin happens :'(

mat said...

NICE WORK

FiredHigh said...

Be patient!! silly people when it's ready, it's ready..

FiredHigh said...

Looking great Wollay :) I'm so eager to know what your favorite name is so far! :P

phillipo6 said...

Fuuuu now i wanna this game fucking much more :D
Im throwing my money on the screen but nothing happens ;(

AdriexDoom said...

Yes- Absolutely. Must happen.

AdriexDoom said...

Depending on how you've implemented the building variants to work it would be nice if in a log house town you had some houses using a Different log house color scheme. Like in log house town they are all dark browns but maybe a few houses have some tan or lighter wood patterns in it. Felt that might be a nice plus to the variation.

AdriexDoom said...

Meaning this for all town types of course. Not just log house towns :P

Khronos said...

Ok, i can give you some ideas for city themes:

1 - Far west style (these can go to the desert)
2 - Viking Style.
3 - Antic Greece Style.
4 - Caribbean Style (may be this one has to be right a side on a beach)
5 - Elves style (these can go to the jungle bioms, like random generated houses on the trees or something like that, with stairs of course)
6 - Blacksmith style (for those lands cover of lava could be great)


There you have some ideas, may be you can take one or two ; ) (sorry my english,,,)


PD.: Oh, i almost forgot... There can be Gangan Style xD!!!! Just kidding LOL

AdriexDoom said...

Even if not boats- maybe the people of cube world use pets like pokemon for travel (not pokemon of course, but an example of animals for water travel). Having some kind of animal transit would be cool. Maybe like big turtles or something.

AdriexDoom said...

It would be nice to have race specific type villages as well. Like the orcs and dwarves having their own style present maybe in mountain or valley areas.

ShinAsura said...

Awesome, thought about adding an eastern theme? Pagodas and such? or even adding towns that have been attacked and are in ruins? Would set up more quests for players quite easily (gather resources to repair the town, defend the town, kill big bad boss man etc etc

lizard455 said...

Jungle villages should be treehouse networks

spencer0 said...

AWSOME MANSIONNNSSS this ill be mineeee MWHAAHAHAHA

Khronos said...

Well, i have a couple more, but this can be a headache for you:

1 - Venice style (a city +/- awashed, meaning that you have to make it in the middle of a lake or something)

2 - Atlantis style (well, this has to be totally under water; only can go to this
place after some very high level; and when you reach that level, you
must do some very hard quest where you can earn some equipment to go underwater for longer, if you understand me)

3 - Steam Style (you know, medieval and moderm style with steam technologies; but this one could go to the air, some floating city must be in this game; and to reach this kind of cities, you have to do pretty much the same as the Atlantis cities; very high level, hard quest to get some "jet pack"?, or somethink like it; I know that there already exist the Hang gliders, but you need more power to get to this floating cities, if i make sence -.-)


Dunno, may be it is too damn hard to do this. You already have an unique game, but adding this things, will make history for ever and ever :D

GabrielX said...

Release!!

S4Red said...

I hate you wollay ç.ç . Release cmon!

someone said...

ADD GRAFFITING YOUR HOUSE!

wizerl12 said...

Very nice idea. Cool. Sky city maybe =D or ruined city, cementary, camp in forest?

Akkenator said...

And what happend if u want to kill the people in the city??

AmitHarpaz said...

Amazing! I am so heeped up for this game you can't believe it!

Florian Demecs said...

I like it. This is beautiful. Nice job Wollay!

QuakerMan said...

i could not agree more:)

TORTURING ME said...

I WANNA PLAY THIS GAME SOOOO BAD COME ONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i swear the day this comes out i'm gonna rape a raccoon and buy the fuck out of this shit!

TNTrevor said...

how about just for fun make a steampunk style town or a floating village with floating pieces of land to get to it

HolyMadman said...

It'd be nice if Hobbit Holes were added. You know, those houses built into hills? Lord of the Rings?

BuliwyfZRage said...

Heirate mich du geiles stück.

<3

Marry me you goddamnit godlike bastard.

:3

Jazz said...

Now this game is beautiful....But whatever name you picked is fine JUST GET IT OUT ALREADY!

Sharkxx said...

fuck notch village ( i love minecraft so this is not hating^^ ) these are real Villages nice work bro

Dedi said...

Yeah you´re right, but I´m waiting about a year now for this game, and with every picture or video I see from this game, I want it more and more. I can hardly wait!

Tod said...

FUCKING SWEEET

Dedi said...

That would be bad. That wouldn´t fit!

Sean Robert Lea said...

I agree. Maybe like the Ewok villages in Star Wars! :D

Ratio said...

Would it be possible to kill NPC's, or would there be quests in which you could have a 'friendly fight' (or a deathmatch) with a NPC? I can imagine it being useful for new players to be able to practise combat within the 'safe' confines of a village.

Speaking of interaction with NPC's, it would be nice if you could have an 'allegiance' with a village, or individual inhabitants, which could result in people willing to follow you and help in combat/carrying items if you do quests for them, and perhaps attack on sight if you have aggressed against them in the past. I think that would really make the villages really come 'alive', rather than just quest dispensers.

At any rate, nice screenshots. I really like how you are making a great deal of progress, even though you are just working as a team of two.

Sidoodlethan said...

It would be cool to make japanese or eastern style of architecture for one theme

Monerasius said...

What about some secret underground cities with dwarves and/or ogres or some cities that are underwater with some mermaids?

jrtandm said...

that would be epic

blubberblub said...

if it had some kind of story- or main-quest-line it would be perfect

Lucas Melo said...

yep, that would be awesome,

Lucas Melo said...

yep, i was so happy that he denied the help invite of the minecraft company. it could change the game style.

Krogsager Alexander said...

I like your idea Monerasius cube world needs race themed towns! RELEASE IT WOLLAY NOW I'M BORED OF WAITING ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW!!

Lucas Melo said...

wollay, try to make something that prevents people to block the streets with houses.

me said...

no story no main quest that means game have end and neads expansions and those ruin games in 90% of time
just plain questing, killing exploring

Lucas Melo said...

good idea!!

Skoots said...

"Each land has a level and all creatures living in that land have the
same level. The land level increases with distance from the starting
position."

This is awesome! The one reason I hated Skyrim and Oblivion was that everything just scaled to whatever your level was. There was no way to go find easier or more difficult foes. The only thing you could do with those games was slide up the difficulty bar. I love this new approach.

Lucas Melo said...

it look like some subliminar message...

Lucas Melo said...

it look like some subliminar message...

Albert Einstein said...

what's your new favourite wollay?

me said...

and since there is unlimited terain generation and no max lvl there is no end to game.... imagine what lvl you be from few years of constant leveling,
not like some games u reach max and rest is just grind for stuf (gear,gold)

Heyyayyayayay! said...

I was wondering is there furniture in the game and if there is, are they just for decor or can you interact with them for example Bed: Makes day night and night day also heals you. stuff like that

Barkın Doker said...

Its really good.I really liked the style you used on buildings.Reminds me of buildings in pokemon.Really stylish!!Cant wait for this game!!!

me said...

u got healing items,beds for check point, like beds in tavern?

AustinMclEctro said...

I was even thinking a city upon a cloud. The clouds in the game look like they could be traversable.

AustinMclEctro said...

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j402/radarfail/Fantasy-Treehouse-fantasy-16210309-1920-1200.jpg
Something similar? :D

AustinMclEctro said...

I REALLY like that mechanic, actually. If the cities interacted with each other somehow?
Would add some kind of economy to the game.

AustinMclEctro said...

Grand idea. For some reason I can see a giant turtle fitting into this game perfectly.
->For the future, it'd be cool if we had mounts to do such things as well. :P

AustinMclEctro said...

I agree. This would add much immersion.
Random merchant stalls that sold city-specific goods would be neat.

AustinMclEctro said...

Thanks for pointing that out, so sick!

Sparta said...

So we'll can build houses or they are spawn with the map? I can't wait for this game ! :D

AdriexDoom said...

I actually believe that there Is a feature in skyrim for the levels to go up the further away from helgen/whiterun area, however it does get overpowered by the leveling system.

Don Strijb said...

from what i read you can build houses. how? not sure

Don Strijb said...

so basicly you mean a system like borderlands 2 uses for its weapons but then for: healing items, armor, weapons, ect

AdriexDoom said...

Yeah stat values add a precarious feature to the way the game works. It is a good system for games but it is definitely flawed. Screws things up and takes away the realism to entertainment value. Mostly because like playing skyrim you come to a point where it feels like your character isn't really worth more then the sum of his stat bar lengths which magically make him more powerful. It can be implemented and smoothed out well to work, but I think games should aim for a new direction here.

Still, cube world already has health bar/mana bar perhaps stat implements already. It isn't bad just. Flawed as I said. If you try the game Overgrowth you'll see what zero stats and health bar implementation combat is like. It is Much more paced and intense. Something like demon/dark souls as well makes a good example of combat capability being more important then the stats and bar lengths. Though it still has a heavy stat influence in there.

Jgang said...

EDIT: Just one last time :P
I'd still like suggest something like "Spirits & Legends" or maybe something that captures a little more of how vast the game is and the epic free form adventures you have like "Endless Legends". My final suggestion is "Myths and Monsters"

AdriexDoom said...

I'd suggest putting further comments on the previous posts about the name change. Just because if that conversation spurs here it'll lose all track of any other comments people make on the housing stuff and we've got some good ideas down in the comments too!

That is if he still looks at those posts. Not sure if he checks back at previous comment sections. It'd be helpful if he could notify us on that :o Either way just helpful I would suppose.

Don Strijb said...

:O you have been waiting 2 whole years. i only found out about this game about 1 month ago or something. and i am already bored of waiting

duduomg said...

Add a way for people not to use bombs to destroy these homes and then decrease the chances of people griefer on a server ( sorry I an Portuguese )

Gerald Coulter said...

This looks great, but is it destructable like the rest of environment.

crazyjake56 said...

Will the color of the styles also vary?

Lucas Paulino Marra said...

FAVELA - RIO DE JANEIRO , is a good ideia for game ! I WANT The Favela of Rio De Janeiro - Brazil , in game , and all the Brazilian Players go accept !

Spark said...

Problem with Vikings is that they didn't really have houses. They were mainly nomadic, and weren't called vikings after they settled.

Andrew said...

Looks great Wollay!

Henrique said...

You should add a mechanic to start wars with villages and to you start new villages and you be the mayor.

spencer0 said...

ATENTION WOLLAY:make a biome with DARK FOREST with skeletons,werewolfs and ghouls ( THIS ILL BE AWSOME(just like duskwood from WoW) xD)!!!!!!!!

TheAverageMan said...

Maybe for the jungle towns or cities there can be tree houses kinda like the tree level in donkey kong country.

TheAverageMan said...

And maybe nomadic houses like circular huts with grass rooves?

Skoots said...

I'd prefer the loot to be leveled with the land's level rather than the player's level. This way you can choose to take a risk, and venture into high level terrain to get better items, but risk dying.

Zeb McNeil said...

You build houses using set parts and sticking them together. Blog post on the subject: http://wollay.blogspot.com/2012/01/screenshots-blueprints-mobs-pets.html

Zeb McNeil said...

The mayor idea is cool, but I don't think most people will ever use it because you will want to just keep moving farther and farther away from the starting place.

Sollux Captor said...

You should add a randomly generated building (maybe one per town) that is fairly big (maybe even with a deserted look) inside, it is a dungeon that has unique items depending on what themed town it it. You should also make nomadic settlements that roam the land changing position.

P.S. You should some kind of underwater town you can only reach when you are certain level.

Sollux Captor said...

P.P.S settlements in the desert should be African/Arabian races. Jungles should maybe be Aboriginal settlements.

Wwza7 said...

Perhaps it will be possible, but soon some people will try to destroy, brake through these houses or start to put graffiti on them. Maybe also grand counsel of the city will try to judge you, and put you to jail or try to catch with local guards and army!

Wwza7 said...

Great idea, now that we got gliders, we could get to floating islands in Pandora style, or to get things harder, to cities hidden in some clouds. Unfortunately, every cloud should be inhabited, becaouse it would be impossible to get to cloud cities above deserts, or looking for cities from cloud to cloud. It would be boring. But perhaps we could see location of cloud cities in dreams?

Randomguy523 said...

Dwarven Fortresses? It would add a nice little dungeon and maybe once you clear it, it will become peaceful for a house?

Mike Petromilli said...

You Should have swamp villages

Pauel Hennek said...

They had houses. They just left them for years and then came back after plundering. (if that makes sense)

Zeb McNeil said...

The "haunted mansion," idea that's what it kind of sounds like to me, is cool, but I don't think that they should show up in every town the chances should be lower.

Sparta said...

Thank you player ^^

sound975waves said...

wollay you should add different colors to the houses like on the roof or on the inside walls

AdriexDoom said...

Maybe things like dungeons or monsters in places more obscure like caves could be occasionally generated at a higher level, and places in forests or plains could occasionally be done so at a small area of lower level. Get some variation in the areas like that.

AdriexDoom said...

It'd be cool if there was a zone where you could go the entire place across the tree tops, and down below was a huge dark forest swamp with flooded marsh caves.

AdriexDoom said...

That kinda looks like something between Myst and LotR, though it is a little tame for LotR buildings. Tree houses systems would definitely be cool. Still there is probably considerable work involved in adding new zones and villages and he probably has a sizable chunk of work still cut out for him. Not sure how much we can suggest more of this stuff.

AdriexDoom said...

I would prefer this as a multiplayer feature. If two people have leading of a town or maybe built one but I mean this is something that can be put together in a server too.

McLudl said...

flying islands would be epic.

Unusual_dwarf said...

Great idea. =)

Rowandhy Saleh said...

it will be good you add some mining and crafting too because it will be more challenging

Jim said...

Simply bootiful. Though I think the cities look a little empty; could use more NPCs.

jammezz said...

there is mining, you beat the f*&^ out of iron ore, gold ore deposits to get nuggets, there might be some crafting but we dont know

jammezz said...

i love the look of this game,seems to play like a dream, can you make like a tent as a like portable bed, and inns to sleep in. i think it would open up role playing options, say like a nomadic warrior sleeping in a tent, or a city born assasin that takes refuge in inns. i think that would make this game a bit better. also maybe a different spirit cube, lightning, when you use a special move, it arcs to 2 or 3 different targets dealing a set damage.

Commodore1024 said...

I would love to see Roman-Style architecture and houses made out of stone.

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