For a quick detour in plans, on suggestion of a player, I’ve implemented a basic Day-Night time cycle into the game following this very handy guide. This way, as you build up your course, things will feel a lot less static than before.
This system will also be used for determining everything else in the game regarding time; progression, money, AI actions etc. For now, there’s 3 speed settings, with the slowest one taking about 10 minutes for a full day, and the fastest one taking about 2 minutes.
Next level for it will be limiting the times the course will be operational; as there’s no 24-hour golf course. Yet. This will also affect your budget and upkeep and whatnot. So next major update will be management!
For now, here’s a nice GIF timelapse!
And here you can see the difference between Morning – Noon – Evening:
There’s lots of room for playing with the light color, the fog etc, to add more life to the transitions. But it’s good enough for now!
Will roll this out into the demo tomorrow! So stay tuned!
That’s all for today, folks!