[work-in-progress] Socketed Spaceships for top-down RTS or action games

Are you creating an RTS, MOBA, or action-based space game? I'm currently creating a set of spaceships that feature modular sockets that players can populate with a variety of different turrets and similar devices. For example, cannons, cloaking devices, drone bays, or shield generators. This variety should help a developer adapt this art pack to suit his needs. Interested? Leave a comment or suggestion!

Below, we see the A'Tuin Class Carrier ship, which features a large hangar bay. Developers may wish to give this spacecraft an enhancement to drone fighters launched from this ship, or give it higher armor or slower movement.

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Below is a preliminary set of three possible cannon models. Each comes in a 'basic' and 'advanced' version. I plan to include multiple designs for each turret, so that a developer is free to choose the one he likes best (or simply use all of them).
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Below is a choice of three Drone Bay designs. These turrets will launch small attack craft to protect the ship (these drones have yet to be modeled).2304276--155235--zgdronebaysample1.jpg

Below are 5 possible socket designs and their advanced counterparts.2324945--156905--zgsocketsamples2.jpg

Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions, as they may shape some of the design choices for this pack. More progress to come soon!

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I've also included a few alternate color schemes for the A'Tuin Carrier.2324969--156922--atuincarrierblue.jpg 2324969--156923--atuincarriergreen.jpg 2324969--156924--atuincarrierorange.jpg 2324969--156925--atuincarrierred.jpg 2324969--156926--atuincarrierpurple.jpg

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...And one more because I can only upload 5 images at a time....
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I love them! The only thing I can think of that could be changed is the tiled texture in some parts. They have a woody feel which clashes with sci-fi.

[quote=“jpthek9”, post:4, topic: 600200]
I love them! The only thing I can think of that could be changed is the tiled texture in some parts. They have a woody feel which clashes with sci-fi.
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Better?

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I think it's mainly these parts that look like wood.

I'm not sure how to describe it, but it reminds me of these .

[quote=“jpthek9”, post:6, topic: 600200]
I think it’s mainly these parts that look like wood.

I’m not sure how to describe it, but it reminds me of these .
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How about now?

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[quote=“ZombieGazebo”, post:7, topic: 600200]
How about now?

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Great :smile:

Finished some textures for the 3 cannon designs.
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And the last one...2353503--159464--cannon3advtex.png

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These cannons look great! They're unique enough to serve different roles but they're all part of the same theme. Together, they can work really well.

Here's a few color variations for the cannon turrets.2358530--159922--cannonsgrey.png 2358530--159926--cannonsblue.png 2358530--159927--cannonsgreen.png 2358530--159928--cannonsorange.png 2358530--159929--cannonspurple.png

And a few more.
2358534--159930--cannonsyellow.png 2358534--159931--cannonsred.png

Updated the A'Tuin Carrier's color variations to reflect the changes to the original textures and established a unified palette for all future color variations.
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And the last 2...2359553--160055--carrier_red.png 2359553--160056--carrier_yellow.png

The turrets, generators, and other such devices in this pack will all sit upon a common rotating platform, which in turn will plug into any socket the developer (or player) chooses. I've now added textures to the various sockets and the platform plugs.

2374197--161384--plugbottom.png 2374197--161385--plugtop.png 2374197--161386--socket1.png 2374197--161387--socket2.png 2374197--161388--socket3.png

...and the last 2 sockets...2374198--161389--socket4.png 2374198--161390--socket5.png

I've also added some color variants for the sockets/plugs. I decided to go with metallic colors this time around to contrast better with the primary color variations of the ships and turrets.

2374201--161391--sockets_grey.png 2374201--161392--sockets_bronze.png 2374201--161393--sockets_gold.png 2374201--161394--sockets_gunmetal.png 2374201--161395--sockets_silver.png

The sockets look very nice - especially with the gunmetal texture. Another variation that might be interesting: black with yellow stripes on the edges to represent danger/power.

[quote=“jpthek9”, post:19, topic: 600200]
The sockets look very nice - especially with the gunmetal texture. Another variation that might be interesting: black with yellow stripes on the edges to represent danger/power.
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That’s a cool idea. I think I’ll go back and add more texture requests after the pack’s release, so please feel free to make suggestions.