Author Topic: Infra Arcana, a horror/Lovecraft roguelike (now at v22.1.0!).  (Read 259202 times)

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Re: Infra Arcana v12.0
« Reply #195 on: June 09, 2012, 10:38:35 PM »
After my broken hand heels up, I'm gonna put some serious play time in. Gonna be a little while though unfortunately. :(

Been so busy dealing with that, I haven't even tried the official v12 yet.

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Re: Infra Arcana v12.0
« Reply #196 on: June 10, 2012, 05:47:55 PM »
v12.2

http://infraarcana.wikispaces.com/Downloads

*Game crashed when loading a game while "blessed" or "cursed"
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Re: Infra Arcana v12.0
« Reply #197 on: June 10, 2012, 05:52:01 PM »
After my broken hand heels up, I'm gonna put some serious play time in. Gonna be a little while though unfortunately. :(

Been so busy dealing with that, I haven't even tried the official v12 yet.
Ouch. Hope you get well.
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Infra Arcana (now at v13.1)
« Reply #198 on: September 16, 2012, 03:37:18 PM »
 ;D

>> Download page <<

Changes
*The narrative is in first person perspective
*Added new 16x24 font (typewriter)
*Nicer looking main menu
*Removed the "Arcana" skill, and added a different system for casting chance
*Items have weights, and there is a carry limit
*Improved hit chances of heavy weapons to compensate for their weight
*Thrown items makes sounds when hitting hard surfaces
*Increased number of different items that can be carried
*Special rooms does not cause shock, this is instead tied to the map features
*Fortitude reduces shock by a fixed percent (instead of randomly blocking it completely)
*The turn number is displayed in the interface
*The player character is colored magenta when shock gets high
*The player character is colored dark red when HP gets low
*Reduced number of skill ranks in general, each lvl grants one skill pick
*Improved Healing (rank 2 heals disease, rank 3 regenerates hp over time)
*Better rules for if player with phobia is considered to be in open or cramped spaces
*Merged potion of reflexes and potion of aiming into one, and renamed it "Potion of the Cobra"
*Teleport traps displays a popup instead of log text (it was difficult to react)
*Open doors in ASCII mode uses ´ symbol (to differentiate from missile weapons)
*Damage per turn from burning is reduced
*Fixed: Explosions crashed the game in certain situations
*Fixed: Status effect countdown did not occur on some turns
*Fixed: "High ceiling rooms" could spawn monsters outside the room
*Fixed: Armor durability and clip ammo count were not stored in save files
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 05:44:05 PM by getter77 »
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Re: Infra Arcana v13.0 (ARRP 2012)
« Reply #199 on: September 16, 2012, 04:10:43 PM »
Such a nice surprise---cheers for making it to the party!   8)
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Re: Infra Arcana v13.0 (ARRP 2012)
« Reply #200 on: September 17, 2012, 12:26:08 AM »
Iä! The stars are right, heh? ;D Going to play a lot of IA in the next days.

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Re: Infra Arcana v13.0 (ARRP 2012)
« Reply #201 on: September 17, 2012, 06:35:21 AM »
Iä! The stars are right, heh? ;D Going to play a lot of IA in the next days.
Yes, at last they aligned to spawn another incarnation.

But apparently there are some hangups going on, so there will be a 13.1.

Would still be awesome to get some feedback on this release though, so I can include more fixes/balancing in 13.1.
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Re: Infra Arcana v13.0 (ARRP 2012)
« Reply #202 on: September 20, 2012, 05:16:51 PM »
http://infraarcana.wikispaces.com/Downloads

Release 13.1 (September 20, 2012)
*The Incinerator is a medium weight weapon
*The Toughness ability also gives a hit point bonus
*Lowered starting hit points from 16 to 14
*Fixed: There was a situation that put the game in an infinite loop (not responding)
*Fixed: The player color updates immediately after healing (instead of the turn after)
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Re: Infra Arcana (now at v13.1)
« Reply #203 on: September 20, 2012, 07:59:30 PM »
\o/ Awesome.

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Re: Infra Arcana (now at v13.1)
« Reply #204 on: September 25, 2012, 03:42:24 PM »
I really like the new main menu.

The first person perspective of the text works pretty nice and makes it more immersive.

A crumbling wall of zombies was a dirty trick.

Overall, it seems tougher than the last build since I am back to rarely getting past level 2, and often getting eaten by wolves on the intro level, but it does seem balanced out so far.

Nice additions.


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Re: Infra Arcana (now at v13.1)
« Reply #205 on: September 25, 2012, 08:12:59 PM »
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This game is just brutal. A bloody war waged with a genuine sense of desparation and often panic. The color coding on the player is a nice touch.

The new high score table is very nice.

The encumbrance gets to be a bit much. I think it could be tweaked better.

There is no real way that I can see to tell if you are carrying too much until you actually pick something up that completely stops you from moving. I think this was my downfall since I could only ever carry one or two weapons plus ammo at once and often had to ditch my armor. .

To me, it seems like encumbrance should work in the following way:

How many items you carry and how heavy they each are will go towards your encumbrance limit. When you eventually obtain enough/heavy enough items, you will become encumbered.

Being encumbered should give you a penalty to your dodging and possibly your aiming. I don't think it should make you completely immobile though.

Maybe a warning when you are about to pick up an item that would make you encumbered? Like "I don't think I can carry any more. Do I really need this right now?"

Gaining levels in toughness could increase your ability to carry more/heavier items?

It would also be nice if was a way to gauge how encumbered the player is.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2012, 06:34:40 AM by Legend »

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Re: Infra Arcana (now at v13.1)
« Reply #206 on: September 26, 2012, 01:50:22 PM »
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This game is just brutal. A bloody war waged with a genuine sense of desparation and often panic.
;D

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The color coding on the player is a nice touch
Glad to hear

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There is no real way that I can see to tell if you are carrying too much until you actually pick something up that completely stops you from moving.
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It would also be nice if was a way to gauge how encumbered the player is.
It sounds a bit like you didn't see the "ENC" info in the interface, it shows your encumbrance percent.

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Being encumbered should give you a penalty to your dodging and possibly your aiming.
I like the current hard carrying limit. A soft limit (stat penalty) is less obvious to the player.

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Maybe a warning when you are about to pick up an item that would make you encumbered?
That's a good idea.

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Gaining levels in toughness could increase your ability to carry more/heavier items?
Yes, planned.
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Re: Infra Arcana (now at v13.1)
« Reply #207 on: September 26, 2012, 04:07:49 PM »
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Being encumbered should give you a penalty to your dodging and possibly your aiming.
I like the current hard carrying limit. A soft limit (stat penalty) is less obvious to the player.

There could still be a hard limit to how much you could carry.

I was just thinking that a dodge/aim penalty instead of becoming completely immobile.

Or maybe instead of becoming completely immobile, the player could still move at a slower pace. Like it would take two or 3 key presses to move instead of just one?

Suddenly not being able to move at all just seems a little too unfair in my opinion.

Yeah, sorry. I did miss the Enc stat..

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Re: Infra Arcana (now at v13.1)
« Reply #208 on: September 27, 2012, 04:15:53 PM »
A new release of IA. That's the weekend gone then :D

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Re: Infra Arcana (now at v13.1)
« Reply #209 on: September 28, 2012, 06:56:39 AM »
A new release of IA. That's the weekend gone then :D
I like the sound of that  ;D
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