I play Pegwars far more often than I work on it. To be honest, most of the time when I sit down after-hours to work on the game, I simply don't know where to start. I have so many 'backlog items' and ideas and the scope of the game is so huge that it's often really hard to choose exactly what to do. The "burden of choice" as they say.
So more often than not I'll simply hop in a spaceship, fly to some random systems in the galaxy, snap some screenshots and try to get inspired to work on some new feature or polish an existing one. Indeed I've spent so much time 'searching for inspiration' that my current screenshots folder, which goes back to June 2015, currently has 5623 screenshots totalling 63.9GB...
Since the new cloud shader went in, I've come across some really moody-looking systems and planets. Systems with a dark green sun where you can barely see. Blue suns, Bright orange suns. Thick rolling clouds that reach down to the ground and only barely let in light. Storm clouds that make the entire sky go inky black. Luminescent sunrises and sunsets on planets right at the edge of the universe.
It's a wild and wet weekend here so it feels right to share a small collection of some of the more moody, misty and brooding places I've visited on my travels this year. Enjoy!