What’s up everyone, it’s Sean. We’re going to start weekly updates (to the best we can) and bring you guys into what we’re doing every week. Some weeks will be boring and little will get done—we all have full-time responsibilities that must be taken care of. Other weeks we’ll be on fire—dishing out assets, new mechanics, new biomes, livestreaming, etc.
The image above is our first miniboss, the Ormakra. Minibosses will be rare monster spawns that drop really valuable materials. They'll also have their own attack patterns that set them apart from regular mobs. The Ormakra is a large plant-like creature that camouflages as one of the local trees in the Boglands biome. He’s not animated yet, but I am really looking forward to completing it.
These smallish avian creatures are typically called Kimu. Kimus are passive and fly away upon approach. The world of Starfallen will be inhabited by all sorts of Kimu varieties. For now, they'll be passive animals, but perhaps we can create some unique AI for some varieties. Maybe some Kimus actually attack you during a certain time of the day? Or maybe they'll only attack in the presence of their larger cousins, the Scaven.
This strange avian creature, the Scaven, does not like intruders whatsoever. We haven’t built its AI yet, but the animations are all done. Scavens won't inhabit the Boglands biomes, but they will live in the upcoming Lowland Forests biome. Like the Kimu, Scavens will have a few varieties throughout the other planned biomes.