1) I read your ideal of a "snake" ship, but it does look more like a kind of "swarm" ship or a type of fighter/ anti-capital ship? IF and only IF you want to go with "snake" ideal, I might suggest a bit more "animal" looking parts. You got some kind of eyes, what about "teeth" and "scales"?
This is the larval form
- what you see here is a fresh-off-the-factory-line child form. These things expand by absorbing debris from destroyed ships. Also, it's made by a race of machines. They have no need for such decorative concepts and attachments.
2) The missile "pods" at the side currently seems to suggest that the missiles fires outwards not forwards as it is shown now.
They just don't scream "missiles come out here", looking more like just armor.
That was a bug in how I was trying to make the missile launchers fire in a rippled sequence from front to back. I since removed the thing I was trying to do so they launch out to the sides "properly" now.
3) The engines could use a little work. Make it nice exhaust coming out of it and give it a bit more love! Make it look 3D more, with a touch more shadow.
It does have an exhaust, but only when it's moving. In all the screenshots so far it's been immobile, so firing the thruster would be stupid.
I am new to this, so forgive me ,but why is it so uncommon to see DLs for ships? I keep seeing extremely beautifully designed ships on the forums, but it is often just pictures... no actual ship to test out. Why?
I hadn't planned on releasing the larvae just yet, tbh. I didn't think anyone would even ask.
Download is up. Make sure you have the beta builds with the Fusion Beam or it'll bug out on you.