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Early Dev / Soulblight
« on: October 31, 2016, 05:14:17 PM »
Hi Everybody!
So I've been working on it for quite some time now. Although it's not 100% pure roguelike I thought some of you might like it. The only exceptions from Berlin Definition are: not ASCII, not turn/grid based. I would prefer to keep it that way so to be safe we're trying to use roguelite/action-roguelike tags as well :) I plan on posting updates about the development from time to time. Hope you'll like it :)




On the face of this wretched world there is a gaping wound. The Sanctuary, once glorious, now forsaken, hides secrets of forgotten machinery. Magical matter is born there when space­time ripples and loses its meaning... and at the heart of it all is an anomaly. A tree shrouded in a mystical liquid, luring those brave enough with its promises of greatness. Do you dare seek its power? Do you wish to drink from the Soulblight?


Soulblight is a dark top­down roguelite built around the literal meaning of RPG. Instead of XP grinding, it introduces a unique Taint System. While traveling through the shattered reality of the Sanctuary, you will receive personality traits based on your choices. These will be the main source of your strength. To harness them, you will have to act accordingly. Becoming an alcoholic means that you will be rewarded for getting drunk, but from that point being sober might prove to be unbearable.

Features:
  • A unique Taint System designed to encourage role playing.
  • Tons of weapons, armor, and utility items.
  • Dynamic and tactical combat build around stamina management and distance control.
  • Optional stealth approach that complements fighting.
  • Randomly generated, visually breathtaking levels.
  • High difficulty level emphasized by permadeath mechanics.
  • Gameplay­-driven narrative.


Soulblight - ‘ok’ is not enough
After over a month of intense work on our Kickstarter campaign last night we finally finished. We sat down to look through all the materials we've prepared. It seemed to be ready to go as everything was "ok". However deep inside we felt that "ok" was not good enough.
You see one of the things that we’ve learned while working on Soulblight is that making a good game isn’t enough this day. We live in an age of the information overflow. Usually you have only a few seconds to get someone's attention. Keeping that in mind our idea of “More literal approach to RPG” isn’t easily transferred into a single picture or a 5 second video. That is the reason we struggle when we present our me to new people. And this is also the reason our Kickstarter campaign at its current stage is just "ok".
Don’t worry. This doesn't mean we want to sacrifice our vision of the game to make it more “promotable”. The game will remain unaffected. What we need to do is find a new, more approachable way to communicate what we have to say.
We have some ideas on how to do it but now we just need some time to make them happen. This means that we have to postpone Soulblight Kickstarter campaign for a month or so Launching it without solving that problem might do more harm than good.

Once more thank you for all your support and sorry for the delay. :(


Links:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDo4xmliHKk
Soulblight on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/530930
Website: http://www.mynextgames.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyNextGames
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyNextGames
Tumbler: http://mynextgames.tumblr.com/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/3/+Mynextgames

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Developer's Lycaeum / Development blog?
« on: October 30, 2016, 11:27:48 AM »
Hi Everybody!
Is there somewhere on this forum a section where I can create a thread with my development blog etc?

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Design / Item randomization
« on: March 30, 2016, 10:47:41 PM »
I'm reimplementing item randomization mechanic in my game for the 3ed time now. How do you guys design your algorithms and what kind of parameters do you use to balance it. How do you describe the loot quality available in different places on different levels?

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