Project Gorgon’s huge UI revamp is a ‘major stepping stone’ toward Steam early access

Interface junkies, gather round, especially if you like detailed old-school-inspired MMORPGs, for Project Gorgon has unveiled a detailed tour of its new UI. It’s been “written to take advantage of the latest that the Unity Engine has to offer,” says the studio, and it’s largely thanks to the programmer hired with your Kickstarter funds.

“To reiterate, the main point of this rewrite is to make it easier for us to add UI features in the future. So in this first version, the most important thing is that we don’t lose any important features from the old UI. But there are some tangible improvements. The new UI’s appearance was designed by a top-rated UI artist. It has a cleaner look while still fitting in a tremendous number of functions and features. And we’ve taken the time to add some improvements — many small ones and a few big ones — that will make your gaming life immediately better.”

The dev blog released o the forums this week shows off collapsible skill trees, copypasting from tooltips, right-click context menus, frame moving and docking, outfit loadouts, chat customization, and maybe most importantly, a “stuff to do” panel that explains, well, what to do when you’re “stuck or confused.”

“This is a complete rewrite of the UI,” Eric Heimburg finishes. “It’s a HUGE undertaking that involves over a hundred thousand lines of code. This is a major stepping stone to being ready for Steam Early Access, because it will let us evolve the game much more quickly based on player feedback. I’m very excited about getting this first version out the door and into your hands! But I don’t have an exact release date yet. Since we’re largely in bug-fixing mode, it’s very hard to tell exactly when it’ll be ready: it’ll be ready when we stop finding bugs! However, I would really like to get the Halloween update out before Halloween arrives, so we’re working crazy hours to try to get everything ready before the end of the month. Fingers crossed!”

Now if you’ll pardon me, I need to go rename all my outfits “Murder Bard.”

Source: Official forums, press release
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Tobasco da Gama

The new UI looks great!

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camren_rooke

Great work guys!

Can’t wait to try out my Cow/ Art Appreciation build.

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BalsBigBrother

So tempted to break my not giving money for early access for this game. I am still really waiting to see what the steam EA is like but nearly everything I read about this game seems to tick all the right boxes.

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borghive

You should wait, I’ve been playing the game for almost over a year, it needs A LOT of work still.

Also, not sure if people don’t know this, you can play the game for free. https://projectgorgon.com/ download links are on that page.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Thank you for the hint – I wasn’t aware of that. Downloaded it, and have been playing a bit and certainly it needs work but amazingly it runs even on my budget laptop, not just on desktop, and at least at the beginning there are people running around and chatting so no ghost town.

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BalsBigBrother

Yeah I have looked at the free version hence why I am waiting on seeing how the steam version pans out before I decide if I will break my money for early access embargo. They have laid the foundations for something that could be really special and the things they talk about as I said ticks the boxes but there is still a ways to go as you say.

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Sleepy

Likewise. I think the UI update and graphics overhaul might do it for me when both are in.

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borghive

The graphic overhauls is already in place.

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drivendawn

Only for a couple of zones, there are still 6 or 7 that need to be overhauled as well.

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Aywren

Really looking forward to seeing the progress on this game. My pet rat and I.

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kanbe

Great to hear that the new UI is comming along well

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rafael12104

You just keep going Eric. No worries. And Kudos to you! You restore my faith MMORPGs when ever I need it. :)

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