Atari ST - 1993
World'ed was a world editor and generator closely related to
Malstorm and I created it around 1993. The Editor allows you to create your own terrains, by pushing
or pulling land (in a way similar to Bullfrog's Populous) from a top view.
Some random functions based
on the same rules used in Malstorm could create random worlds. My idea was
the use a similar method to create the planets from Malstorm.
Then things would become a bit more interesting. You could switch to a 3D
view and see the world thus created. I didn't write "proper" 3D projection but my own
3D algorithms... I couldn't really turn around the world, but I could
zoom in or move to the side, and the rendering had this nice horizon curvature.
Sadly the Atari ST was not powerful enough to do any more than this - I had
more functions that could use sprite rocks and trees but render times where
I invite you to look at more recent attempts to experiment the same algorithms on
more powerful PCs: 3D WORLDs
Here is an animation rendered within the program. Such animations would often
take a whole night to render... Somehow, I now know where I get my patience from...
WORLD'ED is ©1992 - Laurent KERMEL