Hi Dave, I’ve been following your video development of the game for a few years now, and I’m thoroughly impressed and excited at your progress.
In regards to visualising relationships (Devlog#45), have you thought/heard of kinship diagrams as a base for relationships?
I’m not sure how well they could be applied in your game but they have been really helpful to myself and other anthropologists.
I’m in my third year of studying anthropology and kinship diagrams are a huge part of understanding and visualising family units and their relationships. In anthropology what a ‘family’ is defined as is often very diverse and primarily depends on the subjects own views. This means that the diagram is often not limited to the western definition of a ‘traditional family’ (mum dad children etc). This makes me think that this representation could be really useful to Sapiens as their communities operate in a similar way to a family due to their size and proximity to one another.
Have a Google for kinship Diagrams anthropology (I can’t seem to add a link or image yet) but Lucidchart and lumin learning both provide good further explication.
Love the work and am always looking forward to videos!