First, an update on my seemingly forever ago last post. Here's what the old death sequence looked like:
Here's what the new death sequence looks like:
I still haven't fixed the engines all the way, but the overall effect is a lot better as far as giving a pause to the player that got killed, and getting rid of the shields. We've added an entrance effect and a new awesome looking star.
So, since everybody else's project had a neat opening, we put one together too. It uses the new entrance effect for the ships and the new prettier star. Here's the opening scene to Star Battles.
If I had more time, I might work it up into something better, or maybe we'll go with the scripted animation method too.
Two more posts in the not so distant future, a star tool and warping.