At last we have a mini map.
One of the things we felt that was missing in the HUD for a long time is a mini map.
We developed a very basic mini map with simple graphics, as you can see in the two images below:
The green dots represent the player’s ship and the ships in his/her fleet.
We were considering – how big should the mini map be?
How far away will it scan for ships?
How will we display the different factions’ ships on the mini map?
Will we display asteroids and stars in the mini map?
In the meantime we decided to display the faction ships by their color, and not to display asteroids or stars, but we may decide to display rare asteroids and stars in the future.
We do need to work on the mini map graphics, but we’ll leave this for a future point in the development.