Map

Size

The map is random, proceduraly generated, based on seed also generated randomly or is given by the player.

The map size is unlimited. The only size restriction (~5500 x 5500 km (3500 x 3500 miles)) is when the game is played by story.

Islands

The islands are grouped into local clusters of 15 – 20 small islands. The number of islands in the cluster and their positions are generated randomly.

The distance between islands in the cluster is set by difficulty and by time flow constant. The distance is computed that the turn time will be between 1-2  or 4-5 game hours.

The biome type of each islands is set depending of the clusters main biome type but with small random deviations.

lip_cluster_2_hours

Clusters

The distance between clusters is much bigger than between islands in the cluster. The distance is computed as above, but the turn time will be 2-3 or 4-5 game days. The ocean between island clusters will be more rough, bigger waves, bigger winds and storms.lip_cluster_1_dayslip_cluster_3_cluster

Short video demonstrating the Island Cluster system:

Check out this video about Long Distances capability:

Another short video showing the Seamless Approach advantage of our engine:

FAQ:

  • How do I know I am traveled out of my cluster?
    • You don’t see any islands around.
    • The ocean is much rougher than between islands in a cluster
  • What can I expect between clusters?
    • Much harsher environmental situations as in clusters. Severe storms can make the travel more difficult or impossible to complete.
      • The wind can tear away the sails and blow you away some where
      • The waves can flip the boat
      • The wind can get calmed and you must paddle till the wind starts again

If you have some other questions, ask them. We will try to answer them in detail.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s