In Spectra there is a creature known as the ‘Poppy’. It’s a sentient, magic-capable entity.

Spectra’s first king sought to protect these creatures against the mage-cults who would poach their fur for its magic-conduction properties.

They did not take kindly to their new home… Poppy Sanctum follows one escapee from this prison.

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Below are snippets, updates, and dev logs from the game.

50% of Profits from Poppy Sanctum go to The Red Panda Network

Dev Log

  • Primer Issue 3

    Visuals are coming along. One element I’m having trouble balancing is the amount of dithering I’m using on certain shaders. Currently it feels very noisy, so I need to tone that down.

    Visual Rabbit Hole

    First Poppy t-shirt has come in and it looks great! Printful does a great job with printing.

    On another note, here’s a transition from early visuals to a more recent style:

  • Primer Issue 2

    Day/night cycle is coming along.

    Got a script online that essentially moves the world directional light around along with changing the light-source color, I modified it to also adjust the lighting system’s ambient color.

    The result is a pretty nice transition of colors that can be altered for seasons and other gameplay aspects.

    Also, it just looks dope.

    One problem I’ve had a ton of trouble with is sprite billboards allowing for casting shadows at all time. I found an angle for the directional camera that allows for this, but I wish I could also rotate around the Y-axis… or the quaternion z? I’m not sure, axi are still tripping me up.


    I recently built a tree-leaf generator using a particle system. It looks so much more appropriate than static-low poly meshes.

    Then I turned it into magic!

  • Primer Issue 1

    Welcome to the first dev log for Poppy Sanctum. I’ve been working on this game for around a year, so these logs are a bit late.

    Most dev logs will probably be simple and to the point, either concept art or a gif of some new feature.

    Developing with Unity.

    The engine I’m using is Unity, I’ll probably remain with it for a while. It’s made developing Poppy Sanctum a lot easier than I anticipated.

    Most of the ease has been through a very supportive community, so thank goodness for all you awesome game devs!

    On another note, Poppy Sanctum is coming along, nicely. I’m especially satisfied with where it’s at visually.

    Also, you can buy that sticker in the store, check it out!

    That’s all.

    Thanks for looking at this devlog!