Low Poly Mountain Scene

I believe "Low Poly" art with flat shading, realistic lighting and particle effects will, if it has not already, become a popular choice for independent game developers making 3D games, similar to how pixel art is ubiquitous in 2D games. Of course, voxel art will still be favoured by many due to the success of Minecraft.

It is a fairly acessible art form, which means that while actual artists are still recommended, some programmers and designers should be able to make full games without the need for one.

Here's my first attempt at a scene using this style, created using Blender and following this tutorial:

Low Poly Mountain Scene

The same scene at daytime (I kind of prefer this one):

Low Poly Mountain Scene at Daytime

I think more detailed scenes, and dedicated artists to create them, would be desirable for some genres, but this would still be acceptable for, say, Strategy or Simulation games, or even an RPG.

I would recommend anyone who is getting acquainted with this style, and finds it as appealing and/or useful as I do, to run a Google search and look at real-world examples such as the game Before.

Update: I've set up a Pinterest board featuring this art style.

Global Roboto with Open Sans Headers user style

This is a global style that changes every font everywhere to be the Roboto font, or the Open Sans font in the case of Headers. This may include the browser itself, which may or may not be good.

It requires the Stylish extension, which is available for Firefox and Chrome. It also requires the Roboto and Open Sans fonts, of course.

Download/installation at: http://userstyles.org/styles/100206/global-roboto-with-open-sans-headers

Civilization V Mod: DBZ Religions Mod

Civilization V Mod: DBZ Religions Mod

This mod adds religions based on Dragon Ball Z, including:

  • Beerus Belief
  • Buudhism
  • Dao of Roshi
  • Eternal Dragon Enlightenment
  • Ginyu Dance Ritual
  • Kaio-ken
  • Mr. Satanism
  • Pecking Order
  • Power Level Philosophy
  • Saiyan Faith
  • Tiengriism

This mod requires the Gods & Kings and/or Brave New World expansions.

Subscribe at Steam Workshop

Thanks to reddit user honeybadger919 / Steam user Indestructoboy for providing the art and idea for this mod.