How can Ship of Heroes fit Apotheosis City inside a spaceship?
Please note, this video is NOT current game content. It is a slightly upgraded dev tool that we built late in 2016 to help us visualize the FHS Justice.
It’s a matter of scale. Some key dimensions of the Justice:
Maximum length of the ship, from the tip of the bow to the back of the engines: 20.4 miles
Diameter of the ship modules: 1.25 miles
Exterior height of each module, or level of the ship: 0.78 miles
Thickness of the hull at its narrowest by the windows: 24 feet
Square miles of kilometers of Apotheosis City (above ground): 1.2 square miles
In the video you can see that the ship is very large, with a bow, engines in the stern, three cargo bays below and twenty level modules, each of which is a playable game level. The windows, which look so tiny on the ship itself, are huge compared to the two adult figures standing on the inside ledge at the end of the video. The thinnest section of the hull is at the window area, where the super-metallic hull is only 24 feet thick.
A city CAN fit inside this spaceship. In fact twenty cities the size of Apotheosis City can fit inside the Justice, and each city level can have both above ground and below ground playable levels. This will be fun!
One of the key goals in any game is immersion in the story. One facet of immersion in an MMO is allowing significant numbers of players to be one the screen at the same time. But the players are not the only people in the universe – we also need to populate the FHS Justice with civilian NPCs and cars to make a believable city of the future aboard a generation ship on the outskirts of the Human Federation.
Hello, Ship of Heroes community! This video shows the very first mission map we ever published, both as it was about a year ago and as it is now. We want to show off the changes and improvements to the art style we’re using in the design of mission maps.
At the beginning of 2018 we thought you would like to see the latest progress in the Ship of Heroes playing environment, Apotheosis City. While there is a lot happening with the city, today we are focusing on improvements to the Warehouse District down by the water.