Brotherhood of the Kestrel. Graphic designer wanted!
You may remember me as the creator of the Unity plugins and the Realm of Prey for Nova conversion. I recently graduated from college and have two months of spare time before I start my new job. I have decided to undertake one more project for Nova before real life takes over all my time again (probably permanently).
As the title suggests, I have undertaken a conversion of the EV classic plugin Brotherhood of the Kestrel by the famous Tim Isles to EV Nova. However, the plugin is more than that. I will also incorporate Tim's Empire of Crime plugin, which is set in the same universe, in the conversion. The result will be a TC with 6 mission strings , each composed of around 65 missions. Progress is moving along well. I have already converted the entire BOTK plugin and have added some "Novarized" elements, such as weapon particle trails, ship variants, and hypergates. In the next few weeks, I will add additional Nova specific outfits and features. This will be followed by the incorporation of the EoC missions and ships to complete the plugin. I hope to have a beta completed by the first week of July.
The reason I am announcing this plugin now, is because I would like to be able to release the plugin with updated ship and weapons graphics. One of the main criticisms of my Realm of Prey conversion has been that the ship graphics are woefully outdated (they are). I would like to have ships in this plugin that are rendered in thousands of colors and have at least engine glows (weapon and shield animations would be nice too). However, I have neither the software nor the expertise to re-render all the ships in this plugin. So, if you have the ability to help with this, please respond to this thread to PM me to let me know. I will be happy to send you my work thus far to help. Also, if anyone would like to re-render the ships in my Realm of Prey conversion, that would be great as well.
I would like to stress that the plugin will be released with or without new ship graphics. However, new graphics will really make this feel like a much more modern plugin. Thanks.