You may wonder about the future features we are working on. Well, you have to know that our new guideline is to bring more realism and immersion on Howrse. And the first thing that comes naturally in our minds is to review the horse page, by removing the beige background on this page, like we have done during some contests.
Your horses displayed directly on the landscape
Indeed we already have a beautiful landscape on Howrse but it is almost totally hidden by this beige background, and the horses seem to float on the page. So we have decided to put the horses directly on the landscape of the background, the same way as the wild horses, you know, these horses evolving in magnificent landscapes! By this way, you will be able to see all your horses in their natural environment, leaving you the feeling that they are livelier.
You will also be able to resize the image of your horses, or move them in their landscape as if they had the Helios’ Ray.
And don’t worry! Your playing won’t be affected. Indeed, the actions blocks will remain at the same place.
Even better! The removal of the beige background allows us to display these action blocks a bit higher on the page. So you will have to scroll down the page less than now. This will be more comfortable for you to take care of your horses.
What about the Helios’ Ray?
The landscapes of the Helios’ Ray will be enlarged in order to replace the landscape of the background when you are on your horse page. By this way, the landscapes of the Helios’ Ray are also better highlighted.
All the landscapes of the Helios’ Ray already in the game will be automatically resized. Yet the quality of these landscapes may be altered by this enlargement. So we will
- let you change all the landscapes of your horses which have the Helios’ Ray for free
- give a 3-month-period to the creators of all landscapes already in the game to send us a better-quality resized version of these landscapes.
After that time, all landscapes which creators won’t have resized manually will be deactivated from the Helios’ Ray sale. Yet they will be kept on the horses which already use them.
Of course we will give you more details about how to resize your landscape creations before the immersive horse page is launched.
The immersive horse page is not the only feature we have imagined to offer you more realism and immersion. Keep an eye on this blog!
Pamela, Game Designer