No name, maybe you guys can help with that after hearing the storyline and gameplay basics.Genre:
Real Time RPG Adventure, much like Zelda in that you slash enemies in real time, use items to get past puzzles, etc.Made with:
Dream MakerFreeware or Pay-to-play:
I'm sticking with Freeware for nowGameplay:
The basics of the gameplay can be seen in a recent engine of mine which can be found here: http://www.byond.com/games/Fugsnarf/ZeldaLinksAwakeningPixelMovement
As you can see if you play that engine, BYOND is capable of more than you might have thought if you were one of those people that pushed it aside. I am not limited in what I can do programming-wise, however, I am limited in the pixel art. More than limited even, I don't have anything to start with and no prior experience.
For the gameplay, I really want to give the player some of the old with some of the new. Since the game is going to be 2D, I want to incorporate things like sword slash combos. For example, you may do a diagonal slash and hit the enemy in front of you, pushing him back, but then you hit the button again and do another slash on him to push him back more, then you'd hit the button again to do a third slash on him, pushing him back a lot. Stuff like that, generally. I also want to let you switch between the other characters that join you in your quest, in order to mix up the gameplay a little.
I plan on having lots of puzzles in dungeons and the overworld alike. I want to have lots of different useable items to have to make the experience even more enjoyable with so many possibilities.
That's a very general overview.Basic Storyline:
You are a young man training in swordsmanship in your home town. Your old swordsman trainer mysteriously vanished after many events taking place that nearly destroyed your village. He left his sword behind, and you now train with it.
To begin the story off, there is a man that is a member of a band of pirates. This man one day finds a book with ancient spells inside of it. When he reads the spells, demons pop out from Hell of different "ranks" depending on the spell. Eventually, he uses a spell which summons a powerful and dark demon of pure evil. This demon possesses him and overwhelms his body as he turns into complete darkness and gains the power to summon demons at will and use powerful dark magics. He begins to wreak havoc on the world as he seeks the Golden Knight Armor to gain supreme power. The Golden Knight Armor is a set of legs, body armor, and a helmet all made of gold and full of magical properties. He wants the full set so that he can take over the world and make it into its own Hell.
Your mission at first, as the main protagonist, is to seek out the Golden Knight Armor before the antagonist (Known as Dark Knight) finds them. You get thrown into this adventure when he destroys your town with his demons and his mysterious partner.
Much more is planned out to happen after the deal with the Golden Knight Armor. That's only the beginning.Playable Characters:
(I haven't thought up names for these characters. I'm bad at names...)You, the main character
You start out as a seemingly normal swordsman. Later in the game you gain an interesting ability to use the fabled Gold Magic. When you use this, a golden aura surrounds you and pushes in all directions to hurt your enemies.The pirate with no name yet
He is planned to be able to steal from enemies. He also uses an intriguing blade weapon that can slash and stab from both ends. I'll probably need to make a drawing of what I envision.The young swordsman trainee with no name yet
This boy, who later becomes a bounty hunter and goes under the name "Black Death", is taken by the main character as his apprentice in swordsmanship. The boy proves to be extremely fast.The magic-using sage with no name yet
This sage later accompanies the main character and company after leading them through a very annoying illusion that he forms with his magic. He is skilled in all kinds of normal magics, except Gold Magic, which is not usable by anyone but the main character since it's a magic of legend.
There will be lots more characters as well, but not playable ones. There may be one or two more playable ones than I listed.
Now that I've explained my intentions, here's what I need.
I need pixel artists. Anybody that wants to help me out to make tiles, sprites, mugshots, anything you can imagine. Just make a comment that you're interested, and we'll all work together to get this project rolling.
If you think you can offer me your services in any other way, please feel free to sign up to help me for that as well. I need all the help I can get in the art department!