Edit: additionally the character poser is working in perspective as well, forgot to post that but it is in one of the twitch streams I think. Also, I thankfully have been relieved of jury duty - they told me it could take up to a week and I frankly don't have the time or money to cover such a period of absence, so they dismissed me from duty which is great news. Additionally, weekly updates will be every Wednesday, but may fall over to Thursday if I can't get the video out on time.
This week I did a pretty huge cleanup on the code (I deleted thousands of lines while retaining the same functionality and more). I also added in collision detection, a context menu (right click menu), and some functions for spawning/removing/editing entities - mostly for the purposes of quickly testing stuff but also useful for the eventual sandbox.
Making the collision work was not exactly trivial but it is a lot easier now that voxels are passed to the CPU and meshed. It looks at all the voxels within a given cell and determines (based on a given threshold) whether or not that cell is mostly solid, air, water, etc. More granular collisions can be done in screenspace, but this is necessary for offscreen or hidden collision testing. This coming week I will be working on camera movement (following an NPC or trackballing around it), in addition to registering collision and behaving accordingly (i.e. climbing stairs automatically if you collide with a step, etc). I will also try to work on managing movement and collision when other NPCs are present.
Also, if you enjoyed the classic Master of Magic, you might want to check out my friend Aaron's game Worlds of Magic. He is running for Indie Game of the Year (in the top 100 now), so throw him a vote if you are feeling generous:http://www.indiedb.com/games/worlds-of-magic
Also, David Sahlin, who I have known for almost a decade (since I worked on Genesis) sent me his ideas for a mod for VQ, drawing inspiration from the likes of Pokemon, Spore, etc - I think it is a pretty interesting idea and I would love to see someone make a mod like this:https://prezi.com/8dzstjlitnoi/vq-mod-mythical-creatures/