I have not posted an update since last year, due to a lack of time with work in my new IT Services venture.
I have, however, been making continual updates to my game set in Pripyat on an almost nightly basis, and it’s starting to really take shape. The core buildings in the city centre are all in place to an accuracy of 1 metre, being one person working on this whole city sure takes time! However, over time as the city gets built, I’d like to keep adding and improving on public building interiors – the Cultural Centre Energetik being the first!
View of the city center featuring Soviet propaganda and the stairs, with the Cultural Centre Energetik in the background.
Another view of the city centre, this time featuring the Hotel Polissya, and the carpark at the front. The thoroughfare at the front of the hotel connected to the city centre via an incremental ramp, with cars sometimes driving up and in front of the Culture Centre Energetik. I have also recreated the flags flying in the breeze at the front of the hotel.
I have added wind physics to the world, alongside cloth that flutters in the breeze. Unfortunately right now up-close it looks ugly, but at ground level, it almost looks elegant.
While loaded with propaganda, one of the most impacting aspects of the city was the art. While the soviet propaganda was torn down during the liquidation, the art remains, and while weathered, peeling, and cracked, remains some of the only demonstrations of life and culture in the city.
Attention to detail
While many of the buildings may not feature interiors due to a lack of information and time, the externals are recreated using gigabytes of reference photos from construction, every-day life, liquidation, and modern-day over-grown photos. Over time, as more information on the building interiors becomes available, I plan to add interiors!
I’ve saved the best until last. Many of my buildings will support interiors! However, I only really want to add them as information becomes available to me (like schematics, photos, plans etc.) so as to keep everything as close to how it really is! I’ll be starting with the Culture Centre Energetik (the big window building in the city centre).