“Evening Star is currently working on our debut title, a fully original 3D action platformer game powered by our Star Engine”, the devs say on the newly-updated official site. The Star Engine is built to efficiently support “non-photorealistic rendering techniques”, and “can be seen as the high definition companion to the Retro Engine” used to build Sonic Mania.
The devs say they have a publishing partner lined up, and more details are coming “soon”. (They’re also looking to do some hiring, if you’re in the market for a development job.) Sonic Mania director Christian Whitehead is serving as creative director and lead engine architect.
3D platform games haven’t enjoyed quite the same modern renaissance as their 2D counterparts, though games like A Hat in Time, Yooka-Laylee, and the modern Crash and Spyro revamps have certainly been valiant attempts.
We’ve updated our website with a fresh new look, plus a bit of info about our upcoming original game! We are also hiring for the following roles:— Evening Star (@EveningStarStdo) October 1, 2021
- 3D Artist
- Level Designer
- Gameplay Programmer
- Engine Programmer
Apply now at https://t.co/yzkI7C5PDJ#gamejobs #gamedevjobs
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