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Nomads Dev Diaries #21

Hello everyone,

Last post we mentioned RKs Nomads support, and today we will cover project organisation, and gunships. Additionally, you can see more on our development streams.

If you can make drawings, or make models, we need your help. Click the link below. Also click it for any other reason:

Nomads discord server:

Artists wanted

The picture above isnt planned to be inside the playable game, but it is a part planned Nomads stuff. We will leave it for you to guess what it is. (with some research you can find out)

With that out of the way, if you are interested in drawing stuff like that, we are looking for people who can draw concepts for nomads to look for some more ideas, and in general to have fun drawing/painting. If thats you, drop by and we can have a chat.

Nomads To-Do List

Ajack has taken a little time to help set up this rather nice list of things that need doing for nomads models. We have been asked a few times as to whats left, and now we have a single place for all Nomads related info. We also plan to try moving some of the documentation and story to this, so stay tuned on that front. In the meantime, enjoy both a nice image:

And the interactive version below, where you can see what stage every unit is at:

Lastly, we have a list that covers everything above, as well as non-model related stuff such as explosions, the campaign, and more:

Hopefully that should give you an idea of what stages various parts of the mod are at, and also where you can jump in to help. In short though: help is needed everywhere.

Gunship sketch models

Thanks to Redmelevolence, we have some very early sketch models for the Nomads gunships, for all three tech levels:

These are the first few models that are using the building kit mentioned a couple of weeks back, and as its developed further, things should come along even faster.
The advantage of using kits is that you can churn out models really quickly, and in the right style since everything is made out of nomads parts. These ones in particular took a couple of hours and already look quite detailed.

That said, these are still very early models and we can expect that there will be quite a long road ahead for them before they are done.

Here is another view of the T2/3 gunships. The models already look pretty convincing, but being made out of kits makes them pretty messy and inefficient. While that is being worked on we can also expect the design to change a little to make them a bit more unique looking, and in general add a bit more polish.

And thats it for now! If you want to see top secret stuff, join the discord server where you can chat to the devs, ask questions, spy on the process and get all the exclusive goodies and more! Also feel free to leave feedback either on the forum thread or in the discord. Remember, feedback is very important!

Lastly, we are always looking for more contributors, so if you are interested in creating things, whether thats code, 2d art, models, music or anything else, do get in touch! We also provide all the resources and guidance needed, so don’t worry if you think you are missing any skills, we will be glad to see you!