Developers Reveal How They Are Building the Strange and Wonderful World of Enshrouded
Keen Games, the development team behind the popular survival-action RPG Enshrouded, recently provided a sneak peek into the creative process of crafting the game’s voxel-based world. The team utilizes procedural tools to bring the world to life, combining hand-crafted elements with procedural generation to enhance the gaming experience. Enshrouded, which climbed the charts during Steam Next Fest in October, is set to launch into Early Access on January 24, 2024.
The behind-the-scenes glimpse showcases how procedural generation and randomization complement the hand-crafted aspects, allowing the team to create unique assets for an immersive in-game experience. With a custom voxel engine and a focus on building, players can actively interact with and modify their environments.
The goal is to make every area in the game screenshot-worthy, achieved through careful planning to weave a coherent lore narrative. Crafted points of interest not only contribute to the game’s lore but also enhance polish, game flow, and the inclusion of hidden secrets for players to discover.
The video featuring Art Director Jonas Drinnenberg delves into the technical aspects, highlighting the crucial intersection between creativity and computing. The custom voxel-based engine provides flexibility and precise editing, ensuring a cohesive visual aesthetic beyond traditional methods. Enshrouded, with its mix of intentional and randomized visuals, promises an endlessly captivating environment.
Enshrouded, a survival, crafting, and action RPG, unfolds in the voxel-based continent of Embervale. Players take on the role of Flameborn, the last hope for a dying race, embarking on a journey to defeat challenging bosses, build structures, and explore a co-op world for up to 16 players. The game enters Early Access on Steam on January 24, 2024, with full launch and console releases planned for the future. Stay updated by visiting the official website, wishlisting on Steam, and following on social media platforms like Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, and YouTube.