We recently shared an early preview of the user interface design we’ve been working on. Our UI team has been tackling the significant challenge of creating the layout for an MMORPG that is playable on desktop, tablets, and smartphones all at the same time. We’ve made a lot of progress and although it is ongoing, we’d love to share some deeper insights. We hope you will enjoy!
The future landscape design consists of three primary aspects. An information panel at the top, the main content window in the middle, and a new area map, current ventures box, new stats bar with access to your inventory and extra rations at the bottom.
Some elements, like the area map or chat, are optional overlay displays you can minimize. With this design, there’s more space and you can enjoy more of our beloved background artwork. The advantage of having more space also helps our narrative team, because creating a game world with a lot of different stories and epic riddles for you also benefits from the UI.
We’re now progressing area by area and room by room to prepare the UI experience for you. Enjoy the following impressions of our works in progress for the desktop version!
Beyond the new landscape, you can expect some little surprises for instance selling your items to vendors at the market will get it’s own fancy symbol.
The course list reflects the category you chose, as the representative icon from the previous page has been added.
A further detail: appropriate stat icons will be shown at all places in which training is available.
That’s all for today. We really hope you enjoyed this special preview of our current work. Tau Station Game play is fantastic, it’s time for the UI to reflect it. Let’s do it!
On Tuesday, 31st of March, the game will be updated. In case you want to keep track of your shipping history, please take screenshots. “The beauty of Alpha, allows us to take some short cut. Short cut will not be allowed anymore after the launch”, said Leila. 😉