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« on: July 08, 2014, 01:46:52 PM »

Waaagh! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! WE ARE LIVE on Kickstarter! OH GOD OH GOD



UPDATES
[#1] GAMEPLAY GIFS for KICKSTARTER PAGE
[#2] INSANE MODE
[#3] SCREENSHOT SATURDAY!
[#4] LOCATION ART!
[#5] INDIE STATIK!? WHAT?
[#6] INSANE MODE LEADERBOARD!
VIDEOS
[#1] SIBERIANLEMMING PLAYS OUR DEMO!
[#2] TIMELAPSE DRAWING VIDEO!
[#3] SLVRDLLR PLAYS OUR DEMO!  
[#4] *NEW* GIGABOOTS GAMEPLAY VIDEO!





SUMMARY
Aegis ("ee-jis") Defenders is a 16-bit tactical action/adventure Metroidvania set in a Miyazaki-inspired world where ancient technology is wielded like magic.

STORY AND WORLD
Aegis Defenders takes place in a medieval realm where humanity’s memory has been wiped of the original design and purpose of advanced technology. Uncovered and reactivated AI become objects of worship, and tinkering with such technology is a spiritual and magical practice, treated as arcane and forbidden, and commonly regarded as a dangerous at of hubris. Do you dare to uncover what you do not understand?


Mysty Mines

Nereis Desert

Crater Forest


You play as Bart and Clu, a pair of desperate Ruinhunters, in search of the one thing that can save their village from an encroaching empire - a legendary weapon known as Aegis.





"Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart."
- Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


KEY FEATURES AND CORE MECHANICS

Explore - Discover a beautiful and vast world full of danger and lost technologies - brought to life with handpainted pixel art.

Build - Level up Bart, an engineer, and Clu, a sharpshooter and trapsmith, by discovering lost runes and customize them with unique abilities.

Defend - Fight off enemies from all sides using dynamic character swapping to control multiple characters at once.

TEAM
Bryce Kho - Artist and Game Design
Li-fu Lin - Programmer and Game Design
Scott Stephan - Producer

Lai - Myself. Writer and Game Design
My dayjob: Middle School English teacher Crazy



MORE INFORMATION

KICKSTARTER ON JULY 30th
FACEBOOK | TWITTER| TUMBLR | INDIEDB

 MAIN WEBSITE



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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 03:43:29 PM »

This gonna be good.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 03:00:03 PM »

UPDATE #1
Our artist is hard at work creating animated gifs to communicate gameplay on our kickstarter. Here is a sneak peek!




We also have re-named our game to AEGIS DEFENDERS










KICKSTARTING SOON JULY 30th!
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 03:25:05 PM »

Looks fantabulous.  Waaagh!  Hand Money Right
The animated gif in the latest post reminds me of Flashback's cinematic.  Hand Thumbs Up Left

The environment work is beautiful and the gameplay looks great!
Can't wait to see more from this thread.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 04:11:06 PM »

well this looks gorgeous  My Word!
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 04:19:29 PM »

Gosh guys, this looks crazy good!
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 04:32:58 PM »

this looks like it's gonna be great, what a gorgeous art style (the gameplay itself also looks interesting)
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 04:45:53 PM »

game looks quite beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 05:00:33 PM »

UPDATE #2
We told Li-fu, our engineer, after many playtests, that the game was too hard.
He said ok.
Then he added an insane mode.

Granted, he also made a easy mode for noobs like me.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 05:08:23 PM »

Looks fantabulous.  Waaagh!  Hand Money Right
The animated gif in the latest post reminds me of Flashback's cinematic.  Hand Thumbs Up Left

The environment work is beautiful and the gameplay looks great!
Can't wait to see more from this thread.

  Smiley Thanks! I hope to update it more regularly now...
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 05:22:51 PM »

Your game looks beautiful. Hats off to the artist!

But most importantly, best of luck on the kickstarter.
If you would like critique on the kickstarter page before you launch it, send me an email.
I know I will be looking for help with that too, when the time comes.
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 05:34:41 PM »

Your game looks beautiful. Hats off to the artist!

But most importantly, best of luck on the kickstarter.
If you would like critique on the kickstarter page before you launch it, send me an email.
I know I will be looking for help with that too, when the time comes.

Sure! We're still writing up our copy on the Kickstarter so we can definitely see if I can get a draft to you when it's ready. Your game seems like a really unique and fun multiplayer concept! Let's keep in contact through email.
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 06:52:35 PM »

The world needs more Miyazaki games! I love the Nausicaa vibes, looks great!
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2014, 06:56:34 PM »

Ho damn, this looks incredible. I'll be keeping an eye on this!  Hand Money Right

From the gifs i think you guys really need to work on your player movement, it looks pretty janky, and i think you really need to work out a way to build trees that is animated. Possibly out of chunks. As the jumping on tree's looks really budget currently. They should shake and drop leaves when you jump on them.

If you guys want some active help in the player movement stuff, shoot me a pm and i might be able to help with some specific feedback.  

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Actually i'll do a proper writeup in a few hours when i get some time Smiley.
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2014, 07:51:12 PM »

If you guys want some active help in the player movement stuff, shoot me a pm and i might be able to help with some specific feedback.  

EDIT:

Actually i'll do a proper writeup in a few hours when i get some time Smiley.

Yes! That is definitely a similar concern/feedback from some of our playtesters as well! Any guidance would be great! Also your idea for responsive environment would definitely enhance the experience of the game as well.
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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 12:55:49 AM »

Decided to send this post as a PM instead.
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 04:22:30 AM »

Looks very cool! First gif also reminds of "Children Who Chase Lost Voices"
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2014, 08:52:16 AM »

Great job, looks awesome!
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2014, 08:53:56 AM »

VIDEO #1
SiberianLemming did a video of our DEMO if you'd like to check it out:



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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2014, 09:08:32 AM »

Looks so beautiful  Shocked
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