Development Blog: Week #26


This week we spent a good amount of our time referencing music, planning timelines, workflow and the development pipeline for various features such as music and matchmaking.


  • Implemented the FPS and Latency meters
  • Various online bug fixes related to replication and jittering
  • Implemented the ability to simulate a local online environment while being offline to quickly test new features and functionality
  • Begun creating the map photography system so we can easily snap new images of Rome, the Colosseum and the Ludus as updates and art is added
  • Continued work on our matchmaking system


  • Continued work on creating and implementing sounds for the Samnite combat animations
  • Continued researching and referencing film and TV soundtracks and scores for the Shadows of Glory soundtrack
    • Updated our master reference document for several new Rome music tracks
    • Soundtrack estimated track count is around 30 songs


  • Continued blocking our Rome roads and the new player starting area

Clay pots and textures we created a few months back for Rome’s Market area


Solis Dromos

  • Name: Solis Dromos
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Length: 7′ 10″
  • Weight: 2,064 lbs
  • Origin: Rome
  • History: Once owned by a farmer named Drusilla Silvanus III who is now deceased, Solis was sold to the Ludus Magister Augustus Martinus as a training horse for his gladiators. Solis has been riden for training by some of the best gladiators to ever compete in the Colosseum which includes Aeliana Cassia, and is well known among the citizens of Rome.

Argenti Elpis

  • Name: Argenti Elpis
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Length: 8′ 0″
  • Weight: 2,178 lbs
  • Origin: Rome
  • History: Argenti was once a wild horse that was captured by the Roman army’s 13th legion while traveling back to Rome, and was later riden in battle by Herminius Triarius. Herminius unfortunately died in combat shortly after and Argenti was put up for auction. Argenti was then purchased by a farmer named Gallus Martinus and was used for tilling soil on his farm.

Ferox Nix

  • Name: Ferox Nix
  • Age: 15
  • Height: 5′ 7″
  • Length: 7′ 8″
  • Weight: 1,921 lbs
  • Origin: Rome
  • History: A gift to Octavia Minor from her uncle Julius Caesar himself, Ferix is a Purebred horse that was originally owned by a wealthy Roman named Cassia Valentius. Caesar first saw this horse when he attended a dinner at Cassia’s home and immediately fell in love with the horse. He offered Cassia a price she could not refuse and had the horse delivered to Octavia the following day for her Birthday.