Valiance Online is developing stunning special effects

When Valiance Online puts out its next playable alpha build, it may just be the visual effects that will send players jumping up and down for joy.

“I think the area that you’ll see the most significant progress in is visual effects and rendering. We’re currently implementing aura and some impact effects, but I’m sure that’s what people will be most excited to see,” the team said on the forums, going on to post a video showing some jaw-dropping power effects in Unity3D.

The team has also made progress on character creation options. Expect to see boatloads of sliders that will allow players to sculpt anything from a delicate elf to a grey-skinned alien to a big-brained mastermind. Is it too soon to start thinking about what you’re going to make in this game? Never!

Source: Official forums. Thanks MagmaFist!
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Nick Smith

Very cool!

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Arngrim

Now this is how you do effects! Looks great.

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snacky

Very pretty!

Celestia
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Celestia

After watching this I really miss my City Of Heroes characters and can not wait for their rebirth in Valiance.

Nathaniel Downes
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Nathaniel Downes

Why hello there my pretty!

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Anthony Clark

That looks amazing!

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Space Captain Zor

I’m liking those quite a bit more than what I’ve seen from UE4. SWTOR and WoW could sure use some vfx like that.

MagmaFist
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MagmaFist

Ditto. My thought was Unity could look pretty good and I was happy enough with it being used on superhero game but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it look that good. Just makes me more excited to see how it is implemented in VO.

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Denice J. Cook

You know what? That does look fantastic. I hope they’re considering the response of the lag monster, though!

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Stuart Lee

The VFX screens and video are taken directly from an asset for sale on the Unity Asset store.

https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/85675

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Crowe

More power to them then. Spend the effort on transporting them into a hero/villain setting. That ice looked especially sweet but the earthquake/fissue and the vine wrap thing was amazing.

MagmaFist
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MagmaFist

That is correct but not the whole story. Read one of the OP’s comments.

Hello,
My pack includes shaders, scripts, sprites, particle system etc. Tutorial will include so many information how it work. And I not sure if I can do a tutorial for all effects. Also, it will take a lot of time. Mabye later I can’t do that, but not right now.
What a effects you want to learn?

Sure sounds like he made it, is selling the assets and people are asking for a tutorial on how to get the visuals he achieved in his demo video.

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Bannex

Is that really a bad thing? I guess I don’t know if this is shady or not…

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Duane Does not check email

I dunno, did someone fart all over these files?

if this tiny studio needs help with fx, trees, systems and objects I say buy them and eventually replace with home grown should the game take off. if they purchased underlying code for authentication, payment transactions or database management would anyone care?

If it looks bad or it all looks too similar they will get the feedback to change that crap…. otherwise, get those games going already.

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Manastu Utakata

Sounds more cheezy than sleazy. o.O

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Dug From The Earth

At first after watching I was thinking… “Wow this actually looks impressive”…… and then after realizing what you said… I was just like

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Cyclone Jack
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Cyclone Jack

I thought the same thing, until I read the forums:

“We’ve improved in all areas of production, but I think the area that you’ll see the most significant progress in is visual effects and rendering. We’re currently implementing aura and some impact effects, but I’m sure that’s what people will be most excited to see. Check out the visual effects created by our visual effects designer: (link to video here)”

Could be they hired the guy, or they allowed him to release some of his work to supplement his income? It was added to the asset store just last week, so who knows.

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Crowe

At $35 a sale, I was tempted to buy this myself. (then I remembered I don’t know how to program and wouldn’t have a clue what to do with it)

MagmaFist
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MagmaFist

One of his Youtube comments:

Hello,
My pack includes shaders, scripts, sprites, particle system etc. Tutorial will include so many information how it work. And I not sure if I can do a tutorial for all effects. Also, it will take a lot of time. Mabye later I can’t do that, but not right now.
What a effects you want to learn?

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Roger Christie

Actually, that’s an interesting idea. An idie shop working on an MMO selling some of the assets they create for the game to generate revenue.

Dab
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Dab

Darn pretty for the Unity Engine. Impressed!

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William Tweed

15 seconds in and i couldnt hold back the nerdgasm

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Manastu Utakata

I seem to be more curious about the medieval background the demonstration is taking place. Had to double check I’m not in Project Gorgon thread or something. o.O

Nathaniel Downes
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Nathaniel Downes

Possibly Legends of Etherell, another game the company is working on.

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Manastu Utakata

Huh.

Nathaniel Downes
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Nathaniel Downes

Silver Helm Studios, the guys behind Valiance, have another game they are working on as well, a medeval fantasy game called Legends of Etherell. I follow their progress on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/etherellonline?lang=en

pepperzine
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pepperzine

Those special effects look much better than I anticipated

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