T3D Showcase / 'Best of' ?

Friendly conversations, and everything that doesn't fit into the other forums.
  • 1
  • 2
12 posts Page 1 of 2
Prometheus
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:31 am
by Prometheus » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:18 pm
Is there a list anywhere showing off the best looking T3D games, or showing off some of the more advanced / impressive looking scenes?

Thanks.
Jason Campbell
Posts: 331
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:51 am
 
by Jason Campbell » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:27 am
It would be nice to have the best of the Show-off threads from GG and here,compiled somewhere so that users could reference them. Maybe I'll start doing that if I find some time.
Duion
Posts: 1370
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:51 am
 
by Duion » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:29 pm
I made a relatively complete list of all Torque3D games: https://duion.com/links/games/torque3d

The visually best games are BeamNG, LifeIsFeudal and of course Uebergame.
Of course there are several prototype showcases of unfinished games, but the only recent example is this: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1654

The list on this website is already pretty good: http://torque3d.org/engine/ but many of those are also just demo scenes.

Basically that already is almost all there is, I did a lot of research on that.
XIXWYRMEXIX
Posts: 55
Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:13 pm
by XIXWYRMEXIX » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:17 pm
It is also difficult to break that concept down, what is "best of" depends on what you consider "important" as far as defining that definition. Marble Blast Ultra is made with Torque3d, and while not a "visually stunning" game, is a great game, fun to play and executed well. I even bought it because I love marble madness type games and this one was challenging, fun and worth playing, it has simple graphics however. Even some of the older demos look good in my opinion, and some of the free mission maps look good even if not complete games. Nils Deadly Matter project (RIP), and his new project look good and those are on DX9 and older now.

When you say "best of" are you talking about just straight eye candy and comparisons to x,y engine features? Or the gameplay itself? Or do you mean overall game experience? In my opinion as I have said before I believe the gameplay and its execution itself is the most important thing to consider when looking at games. I think that trumps fancy graphics any day. Others might focus on the artwork, graphics, and what the engine can accomplish in that arena. It is an interesting subject. There are other games DUION did not mention that have been made with the torque engine over the years.

Discussion about what defines "best of" aside, it would be nice to see a list that is easily seen.
Duion
Posts: 1370
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:51 am
 
by Duion » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:47 pm
It is pretty easy to tell which game is visually stunning, I mean you just look at it and see how you feel, of course this is diminished by the amount of confirmation bias you have, but if you are not biased, this works just fine. I think I looked at almost all games that exist made with Torque3D.

@
User avatar
XIXWYRMEXIX

If you know games I did not include in my link list, then tell me, but I think my list is pretty complete, of course I did not include nonexistent games meaning that they are not available either due to being unfinished or abandoned and some controversial games where you may get trouble for publicly associating with.
Prometheus
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:31 am
by Prometheus » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Thank you for the list. I am primarily looking at games or even just demos that showcase impressive environments, particle effects, even good looking UI's.
Duion
Posts: 1370
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:51 am
 
by Duion » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:38 am
The best demos are probably still the ones released by Garagegames even though they are really old now, but they are professionally produced.
They have been open sourced now, you can get them here: http://wiki.torque3d.org/main:downloads
Jason Campbell
Posts: 331
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:51 am
 
by Jason Campbell » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:00 am
Here's some of my favorites from the old ShowOff thread from GarageGames.


Early stuff from the BeamNG guys.

HZ8qild.jpg
HZ8qild.jpg (234.48 KiB) Viewed 1301 times
0vwaO7Z.jpg
0vwaO7Z.jpg (209.74 KiB) Viewed 1301 times
Jason Campbell
Posts: 331
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:51 am
 
by Jason Campbell » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:08 am
This was I believe made by a guy from Bedum, Netherlands. He said it was going to be a 1928 racer set in his home town. I really liked the look and the lighting feels like a hot summer day.

Attachments

torque3d_2.jpg
torque3d_2.jpg (140.95 KiB) Viewed 1301 times
Bedumer1928.jpg
Bedumer1928.jpg (65.38 KiB) Viewed 1301 times
LukasPJ
Site Admin
Posts: 414
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:25 pm
 
by LukasPJ » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:38 am
I think this list of games is nice:
http://torque3d.org/engine/
  • 1
  • 2
12 posts Page 1 of 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests