Nadia was hereMost recent demo:14-05-2013Story
This is not the first time this is happening.
A mage driven by guilt. Will any of his good deeds ever truly redeem him in his own eyes?
A warrior that lives in the past, will he ever be able to accept that he's not who he used to be?
A thief born in poverty, will she ever be worth something?
Three 'heroes' set out on a journey to prevent time from starting over again.
But will it solve their problems?
The story at it's core is about the worth of life when the world will eventually forget you. Game design
(30%) -Battle system
My main focus for the game is to have a fun and varied battle system. The battle system is a bit of a mix between an active time battle system and a time management game.
Characters only target the enemies opposite of them, and enemies only target characters opposite of them in return. The position and moves of the characters can be changed in real-time, and the characters will automatically perform those moves once the charge time needed for that move has been reached.
The game will have a set amount of battles. The only way to increase stats permanently is by using equipment, but even then stat growth is very limited. The main way to defeat more difficult enemies is to learn new skills and use those tactically. Not a single skill will ever be useless or outclassed by another, and not every skill will be useful for every battle.
Character development happens mostly during battles. The mage can only learn new skills by studying enemies, and the thief only by stealing new weapons. The warrior is the exception. He only has a normal attack but is able to learn passive abilities trough artifacts found in dungeons.
-Dungeon design (1%)
I plan on having puzzle centric dungeons with of course some exploration. There are no random battles and not many enemies per dungeon so there is no reason to make the dungeons unnecesarily long. Graphics
I'm using the same 16 color palette for the entire game.Sound
A lot of tracks have been finished already. Listen to the music here Programming
Most of the battle system, learning new skills, gaining new items, moving around, saving, dialogue boxes etc. are all finished.
Things like the individual skills, items, abilities etc. still have to be programmed.
It seems the hardest part is over, at least.Testing