Over the last few days I’ve been building new artwork. As houses are the most commonly placed building, a large group of them with the same model looks less than stellar. I’ve been creating multiple models to give some variety.
While doing this I try to create buildings that look similar enough so that the player knows at a glace they’re looking at a residences, but with different shapes and roof lines to make a pleasing overall visual.
The screenshot is of the newly built stone houses. They can be placed as an alternative to wooden homes. They use less firewood to stay heated over time, but they take more stone and wood to build compared to a wood house.
While stone makes better homes in the long run, building them uses up the loose rock that is spread over the map more quickly. After the loose stone is gone, more rock can only be attained through trade or more dangerous rock quarries that require a large workforce.