A guide to the new features added to the Ludo platform and the improvements made to the unique Image Generator
Following a new rebrand and refresh, Ludo has added a brand new feature to its game developer toolkit, and a series of updates for its Image Generator. Both look set to improve the usability of the platform considerably while introducing even more features to support game developers as a de-risking toolkit. The new Market Analysis feature uses AI to forecast how an ideated game would trend in the market. The Image Generator has been adapted to include three new ways to generate game images, marking the biggest improvement to the tool to date.
In this blog, we will explain this exciting new feature and the updates to the Image Generator. We will also discuss why having access to a variety of different image generation mechanics is so important to developers looking to lay the groundwork for their next project, and how Ludo should be a developer’s first port of call when it comes to inspiration, including game ideation, research, and imagery.
What is the new Market Analysis feature?
Ludo has announced a brand new feature, Market Analysis. It uses the platform’s state-of-the-art AI mechanics to analyse how a prospective gaming project would perform in a particular market. This feature allows developers to limit the chance of creating a game that will not connect with audiences by providing research into a game’s potential performance. This feature will save developers time and resources, and will also create a sense of security as they look to release a game into one of the most competitive industries in the world.
What are the new updates to the Image Generator?
As well as being able to create new forms of images, Ludo’s Image Generator now enables image-to-image transformations as well. This means users can provide images which Ludo then develops into icons or different art styles. In an exciting development, this new image-to-image feature can also bring users’ gameplay sketches to life. Couple this with improvements to the generator’s already existing text-to-image capabilities, and this feature has seen significant improvements.
Ludo’s Image Generator has also been adapted to include three new ways to generate game images. These new features include:
Users are now able to specify game genres, colours, and specific art styles. This allows them to adjust the generations provided by the Image Generator accordingly.
What are the mechanics behind these new improvements?
Ludo has worked hard to adapt and fine-tune the Stable Diffusion image generation model to the needs of game designers. It is a universally useful tool for Ludo users of all skill and experience levels. The new and improved model allows Ludo’s Image Generator to produce images of much-improved clarity, relevance, and quality whilst also being tailored to specific game genres and themes. Users can do this by providing a series of text prompts, keywords, or simply starting by using already existing games. Ludo also allows users to filter their results by genre, colour scheme and art style thanks to the improved mechanics of the Image Generator.
Why is having access to a variety of different image generation mechanics so important?
First impressions are crucial when it comes to the imagery within a game. Many fans purchase and ultimately play a game based on the aesthetics and artwork within a game. Developers are always looking to utilise as many tools as possible to get this element absolutely right. Access to different image-generation tools allows developers to go into immense detail when creating imagery for their games. By using a wide range of mechanics, developers can generate a host of images which can provide inspiration for the final product. Having all of these mechanics in one place also saves developers time and money. This is vital in what can be a very costly and lengthy process.
How can Ludo help with all things game ideation, research, and imagery?
Ludo is the must-have toolkit for developers about to embark on developing a new game. Built by experts who have applied the newest and latest technologies to create a platform that will revolutionise the game development process, it is the best pre-game investment a developer can make. Ludo has been trained on close to two million games since its creation in 2021. Using cutting-edge AI and machine learning can help developers de-risk their next game idea, before assisting in the research and ideation process during development. It also has a range of unique development tools all in one place, including the new Market Analysis feature and the improved Image Generator, allowing developers to generate inspiration for the artwork of their next project.
Try Ludo now! If you’re a developer about to embark on your next game development journey, be sure to make Ludo a part of it! Want to learn more about ideation? Check out our blog on how images can inspire game creators and sign up for Ludo now!