I've started working on the village of Malachite, a gnome village. The structures in this area have been quite a challenge, they are tree homes which have a lot more detail. I'm starting to wonder if I am getting lost in the detail work, after working on Opal Castle for weeks and now these tree homes, things are feeling a bit stagnant, which can be a motivation killer. Due to all this time consuming detail work I haven't been streaming on Twitch as much because the work is pretty monotonous. I have a ton of fun streaming and interacting with the community over there. When you don't know any game developers outside of the internet Twitch can make this work a lot less lonely.
This is Opal Castle, the first castle and town to be restored in the game. Once restored, the player can buy and sell some basic items and receive very vital story information in Opal Village that will help the player restore a second Kingdom. I haven't worked it all out yet but I had originally wanted the Castle of Opal to have a tower for the player to store items and such, once most of the graphics are finished I will delve deep into the code and I will see if this is something I can actually figure out.
And here is the current progress on one of my tree homes for Malachite Village. I have spent a great deal of time just trying to get the leaves right, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. As for the trunk I still need to add windows, roof parts, signs, etc. to make them look more like a house.