Soar and destroy: Solo indie developer working on open-world game with laser-breathing dragons
In an ambitious undertaking that merges the open-world excitement reminiscent of "Just Cause" with a medieval fantasy setting, KafiyaX2, a solo game developer is working on a yet-to-be-named title that offers a unique twist: players can ride a dragon capable of unleashing laser breath to destroy the environment.
Initially conceptualized as a farming simulation that involved dragon breeding, the game has evolved into an expansive project where players can dodge ground-to-air lasers, land anywhere within the vast world, dismount at will, and interact with a fully destructible environment.
With over a decade of experience in 3D modeling and more than half that time working with Unity, the developer has dedicated roughly two years to this particular project.
The game promises a level of freedom and interaction that suggests a commitment to high-quality game mechanics and immersive world-building. The developer's hands-on approach is further emphasized by their creation of original models, steering clear of pre-made assets, thus ensuring a unique visual experience.
While the game does not yet feature a musical score, its development milestones continue to inspire potential players, as evidenced by the developer's engagement with the community on Reddit.
Currently, the game's open-world setting allows for comprehensive destruction, terrain deformation, and the promise of more features to come, such as the implementation of partially destroyed models, signaling an evolving title that aims to offer a blend of creation and chaos for future players.
Where's the "take my money!" GIF!? We can't wait for this to be available to wishlist on Steam.