Diamond Beach Private Yacht

Diamond Beach Private Yacht

 

The Diamond Beach Private Yacht was the third environment released as part of the Diamond Beach-themed spaces. It was designed as an apartment and clubhouse where players could relax on the open ocean and even go for a cruise! Players could control the yacht and navigate around a sizable area and visit some of the nearby islands.

 

Like the other Diamond Beach-themed spaces (Mansion, Yacht Club, and Yacht), all were all accessible via an in-game boat that would automatically take players to their destination and handle instance loading.

 

As a software developers for this project, my contributions included:

  • Led a small team of developers to tackle this larger than normal project
  • Implemented the day/night cycle used throughout the Diamond Beach spaces
  • Developed a flora system that would load/unload assets based on player position and orientation to optimize memory usage and framerate
  • Implemented lighting features
  • Responsible for continued development of client-side communication code required for networked data and telemetry

 

Included Minigames:

  • Yacht driving mini-game

Interactive Components:

  • Fish swarms
  • Appliances
  • Hot tubs
  • Lighting elements
  • Entertainment center

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