Our brains. I don't know what to tell you on this one but we had like fifteen minutes to crank out an idea and it just happened. It's fairly similar to existing systems in Minecraft, so you could say the inspiration is... Minecraft.
What it does
Adds a new armor set with textures and recipes to Minecraft.
How we built it
We used the fabric API to create extended classes of the base minecraft armor class.
Challenges we ran into
Fabric is somewhat poorly documented, and most of the resources are tutorial videos or articles. Actual documentation or source code was rare.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Completed the mod. It's polished and fully ready for a release.
What we learned
Modding is a process which primarily involves extending the Minecraft source code. That is, you're operating within the existing framework. You don't have to write your own code for stacking items or anything, you just register your extended class in the Minecraft registry.
What's next for Gilded
Adding "gilded iron," hopefully getting a better artist to redo the textures, and then releasing.