Procedurally Generated Islands

Duality is a recurring theme in Elle – Nature/Technology, Past/Future, Spiritual/Worldly, Yin and Yang and what have you..
Fittingly enough, the vast majority of Elle is played in two types of areas:

1. Procedurally Generated (“Random”) Islands – Floating islands where you practice your survival skills and harvest supplies for the adventure ahead

2. Hand Ruins/Orb Ships – Towns & Dungeons where you advance the story and do battle

Well, we recently completed the island generator:

For all m’nerds, here’s a quick rundown on how it works:

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Stonewood Games: An introduction


Forged deep in the bowels of reddit (gameDevClassifieds & INAT), Stonewood Games is a small indie-development team with members from the US, Canada, UK, and Middle Earth–I mean New Zealand. We started forming in May, and after almost 5 months, we have finally established a solid team. None of us have ever met in real life and none of us are getting paid to do this, so this ought to make for an interesting story…And if it doesn’t? Well, we’re going to share it with you anyway.

So join us as we set sail on the good ship Elle!

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