3D Construction Kit II

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3D Construction Kit II
Developer(s) Incentive Software
Publisher(s) Domark
Designer(s) Programmer: Paul Gregory
Graphic artists: "The Kremlin" (Domark), Liam Johnston, Marc Epstein, Martin Sullivan, Mieke V.D. Poll, Peter D. Ward, Robin Ball, S. M. Hindley,

S. Shield, Stefan Goetzke, Stephen Day, Steve Rodgers, Sue Medley
Music: Dave Chapman, Oxford Mobius
Other artists: Chris Andrew, Ian Andrew, Kevin Parker[1]

Engine Freescape
Platform(s) Amiga 500/600, Atari ST/Mega STE, IBM PC (DOS)
Release date(s)
  • NA November 10, 1992[2]
Genre(s) Construction kit, game creation, utility, simulation
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Floppy disk (2)

3D Construction Kit II (US & Canada release title: Virtual Reality Studio II and Virtual Reality Studio 2.0), also known as 3D Construction Kit 2.0, is a utility for creating 3D worlds in Freescape. Developed by Incentive Software and published by Domark, it was released in 1992 as a sequel to 3D Construction Kit.

Features[edit]

3D Construction Kit II takes advantage of the refined Freescape III engine for its 3D graphics. Compared to the original game, 3D Construction Kit II has double the number of controls and commands for added complexity and flexibility. Transparent objects can be created and ones that fade over time. The game supports rounded objects such as flexicubes and spheres, which were not possible in the original 3D Construction Kit. This feature is emphasised in the game's modified cover art.

The sound effects editor is improved, allowing players to add sounds and music to their virtual creations. The program comes with a library of predesigned 3D "clipart" aimed at novice users who may not know how to create more complex structures themselves.[3]

As in the previous version game files may be compiled into stand-alone programs that can be run independently of the editor.

Like the original 3D Construction Kit, the program came packaged with a tutorial on VHS video cassette.[4]

Version[edit]

Unlike its predecessor, 3D Construction Kit II was released on only three platforms: Amiga, Atari ST and PC.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall of Light: 3D Construction Kit II
  2. ^ Moby Games: Virtual Reality Studio 2.0
  3. ^ a b 3D Construction Kit
  4. ^ 3D Construction Kit 2 VHS Video (3D Construction Kit 2.0 VHS Video) - YouTube