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Instrument and Prop Colors Dev Diary

Posted by Keith Cross on Mar 18, 2008  | Comments

Instrument and Prop Colors Dev Diary - Star Wars Galaxies -

Star Wars Galaxies designer Jesse "Loche" Benjamin has produced a dev diary detailing the colored props and instruments which were added to the game with Game Update 2.

Hey all, this is Jesse "Loche" Benjamin, a designer on Star Wars Galaxies. In this dev diary, I will discuss the new colored props and instruments I added to the game in Game Update 2.

During our brainstorming for entertainer update, I saw that one of the top 5 issues entertainers listed was diversity. So I brainstormed ways to make entertainers more diverse.

The obvious and most likely way to do this was to allow the coloring of instruments and props. These items can help two bands or troupes of entertainers differentiate themselves even if they are using the same instruments or props.

The first step to achieving this goal was to attach color palettes to the instruments. I decided to use the same palette for all instruments.

Below is a screenshot of a nalargon before I added the coloring of instruments.

Read more here.