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Nightlight Discovery: an open world

The game environment of Nightlight Discovery is an open world of nature, modeled after areas inhabited by wildlife but free of buildings and people. You start playing as a wolf pup but will grow up into an adult wolf, if you survive. (Most wolf pups in reality don’t survive their first year.) We’re learning a lot about wolves & building open world games in Unreal Engine, which enables us to create a realistic world of many square miles. As with any open world game, part of the fun for the player is just exploring the terrain. The screenshot is from a level of our game. We also have areas with forests, a river, and a huge cave (with bats). You can’t tell from the image but the game has wind, rain, flowing rivers, etc. Another day I’ll post a video clip from the game.