swamps

The Phantom movie serial 1943 - taken from permissiontokilldotcom

Swamps. Never met one, but I’ve always thought of them as the sort of thing to avoid, because not even water wings can save you from the glutinous death of Quicksand™ – not to mention the sabre-toothed alligators, the corrosive gases, the miscellaneous undead, and the hillbillies with their infernal banjos.

However, I’m prepared to give swamps a a good old second chance if the latest tech video out of the makers of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is anything to go by. Apparently, the humble swamp is quite the trick to get right in a game engine “because of the various textures like leaves, mud and water, of course”, according to the Neocore Games devblog post on the topic. Continue reading