Over the past few weeks I’ve been going through the levels that are going to be included in the demo and bringing them to a more pleasing level of quality. First on the list was the Docks level. I started by adding more details to the level such as planks of wood, pathways and construction materials. I played with the lighting some more and decided in order to get the look I wanted, I would need a new skybox. Here is a picture of the old docks level, and then a picture of the new level. (Click to enlarge the images)
Next on my list was the Troll Cave level. This hasn’t had much attention since it was first made, so a lot of work was needed. It took some time, but I eventually got it to look pretty decent if I do say so myself. I added some light crystals (like from the cave in the movie) to add more detail and depth to the environment. I ended up re-texturing almost everything in the scene which made the level blend together a little bit better. I also added some mist, which helps make the level seem larger. Here are the screenshots, old and new.
Finally, we have the tutorial level. In the pre-demos the tutorial level is a plain all white scene. This was done because we simply had not completed the real tutorial level. The actual tutorial takes place in a garden in the town of Garway. Now that I had the time, I went ahead and started creating the garden. As of right now the main portion of the scene is complete, but there are still some final touches I want to add.