Video of Sci-Fi Environment

May 11, 2017

Each of the 20 ship modules in the Justice has layers: a layer above with an artificial sky, and multiple layers below where the crew work, and ship activities take place. These lower levels are brightly-lit at the top, near the surface, and become darker and more dangerous the further a character descends.

In this video we are revealing examples of the first layer directly below the surface of Apotheosis City.  We acquired most of the art assets in this level.  The skill and expertise of our environmental art team is shown in the way the pieces are combined – in the lighting, the layout, and the special effects.  We’re creating a completely new environment, and this is our first example of a mission map.  Our players won’t just do missions inside a standard 20th century warehouse; there is a lot more going on aboard the Justice.

We have also added a few crewmen to the environment.  Security guards, scientists, and workmen from the crew are all present. Ambassador and Meltdown take a run through the area, looking for a suspected problem and only find one cyborg.  Meeting up with Sword Blossom, they share the results of their investigation.

The largest room we’re showing off is located directly below the Arch.  The Arch is huge, and only a part of it is above the surface of Apotheosis City.  You’ll also see an example of an engineering control center, along with multiple corridors and rooms that we intend to use both as components of future mission maps, and to build out multiple layers below Apotheosis City as we expand the game.

As always, comments and suggestions are taken on our forums in the Ask the Devs section, at https://www.shipofheroes.com/ where a discussion of this video is already underway.

More on this Subject

Sign Up for the Player Housing Beta

Sign Up for the Player Housing Beta

Our Player Housing Beta will take place from May 5th to May 8th 2022. This is our 8th feature Beta which has been open to the public. Beta testers will be able to create or reuse a character, roam Apotheosis City and create Player Housing. The event is free, and registration is open. Don’t miss it! We look forward to your feedback to guide further development of Player Housing.

read more
Massive Plasma Cannons!

Massive Plasma Cannons!

The Plasma Cannon Defense is an exciting challenge mission, one of the missions currently under development. We are using it here to illustrate the massive size of the spaceship FHS Justice. A cramped shuttle craft it is not! We are also adding to our social media presence: Ship of Heroes is now present on eight social media platforms, in addition to the forums on the SoH website.

read more
A Look at Player Bases V1.0

A Look at Player Bases V1.0

Today we’d like to update all of you on player housing and base-building, a new feature in Ship of Heroes. We think that every superhero needs a cool, secret lair, or a place to meet up with allies, or just a chill place to hang out and drink a cold one.

read more

Subscribe to the SoH Newsletter