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« on: June 04, 2015, 02:46:41 am »

Welcome to the Devlog!

Thy Sword - Sword & Sorcery Pixel Platformer (Coming to Steam 2017)







We always brainstormed around a one screen platformer (Bubble Bobble anyone?)
but with more of a bloody action barbarian theme (barbarian C64 anyone?)


Let the headchopping begin!

Minimal but epic pixel art and animation, retro sounds and procedural level generation (light)
This started sounding good to us, so we went at it. This is going on:

-An action rpg platformer
-Single player or co-op mode
-Player vs. player combat
-Procedurally generated levels
-Environments like forests, mountains and caves
-Different weapons and items, spells and enchantments
-Many types of challenging enemies and bosses
-Steam achievements and unlockable content
-Beautiful pixel art & animation
-Chip music created using the legendary SID (Commodore 64)
-Loot!


We're currently working on a prototype and this thread will be updated with info, links and additional content.

You play as a hero with sword in hand and enter a world of
dungeons, monsters and treasure.

The game consists of procedurally generated levels where you fight monsters, find treasure and level up your character. The combat is fast paced and strategy and skill is required to become a great warrior! You'll have to use your sword as well as archery to defeat the hordes of monsters lurking within the levels.

Different level areas are accessed through gates with a symbol indicating to which type of level it will lead to.
To progress in the game, you'll have to level up strategically and eventually fight bosses with great rewards waiting. Needless to say, along the way you'll need to collect all the loot and treasure you can find...



Screenshot #1


Screenshot #2


Screenshot #3


We really appreciate all your comments and feedback.
Plus, we'll be needing prototype and beta play testers eventually.

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Update info 19.6.2015:

We are a small team of three people from Finland, one living in Sweden.
This is our second game.

Mikael Norrgård - Programming, Design
Thomas Finholm - Graphics, Design
Mats Norrgård - Music, Sound, Design

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2015, 06:17:56 am »

This looks cool! Following!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2015, 12:39:28 pm »

Great trailer. I love the VO work!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 05:21:42 am »

Hello retro fiends and pixel friends!

Working on some readability (?) issues.
The heroes pants must stand out and be somewhat visible for him to embark on an epic adventure...

Which color do you prefer? Cast your vote now or be forever confined in the selection of thy pants!




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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015, 07:31:36 am »


Which color do you prefer? Cast your vote now or be forever confined in the selection of thy pants!


My vote is for zebra stripped Zubaz, but I don't think the resolution is high enough for that... Maybe the pants color could be left to the player's preference to customize, or be tied to power ups in some form? Otherwise, my vote is either the blue or red.

Digging the concept of the game, looks fun!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 08:24:20 am »

Really like the teaser and game name.

As for pants, I think default one looks fine. But from these new set of three, I like the red one.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2015, 02:32:57 am »

Hmmm like the look of this!
PC only or perhaps android? Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2015, 04:10:26 am »

Let us present some of the crew:

A modest hero, a Goblin, an Ogre and a bat.



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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2015, 06:36:54 am »

We haven't yet decided which platform we will release the game on, at least PC, hopefully Steam. Android is a possible target but I doubt we will make any on screen controls so you'll have to use a gamepad in that case.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2015, 10:38:23 pm »

Hero auditions!

Applicants training program 3.2.1. It's hard work getting into shape and then
going through the pixel training program.

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2015, 01:34:34 am »

OH wow, this is looking awesome! And the trailer was really well done! Want to follow this one.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2015, 07:36:27 am »

Just put the finishing touches to the title track.
We were going for a Conan the Barbarian inspired 80s orchestral sound.

You can listen to it here:
https://soundcloud.com/mats-norrgard/thy-sword-title-track
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2015, 01:16:48 am »

More casting work!

Which of these would you like to fight to the death?
And, what would you name them? (monster type)


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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2015, 01:22:00 pm »

[Testing] some master level archery!

The player will be able to aim his bow, and then release arrows.
To truly become a ranged death dealer, some practice is required...

Example #1:



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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2015, 10:03:21 pm »

This looks nice! Will you be able to use horizontal-attached arrows as ledges to climb over obstacles or on higher platforms?
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2015, 11:14:14 pm »

Brace yourselves, the wolves are coming...



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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2015, 03:13:49 am »


[...] what would you name them? (monster type)


Goblin Champion, Standard Wolf, Standard Skeleton, Ogre Master (tanning salon flat-rate), Goblin of Sparta.

Nice pixel work! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2015, 04:41:33 am »

This is looking cool. I like the arrow shot gif.
Keep it up!
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2015, 06:32:51 am »

Hi guys!

Working on the implementation of combat mechanics. Excited about the archery stuff.
plus, now enemies are starting to fire back. Can't wait to get some testing builds in your hands.

New applicants:

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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2015, 09:36:32 am »

Time for a brief introduction to the emerging storyline of "Thy Sword".

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The lands of Nhâastans.

A lone adventurer seeks to break the tyranny of the Dark Overlord.
In his quest, he is told that the ancient runes of power will be the key
to overcoming the Dark Overlords minions and his rule.

Can you be that hero? Can you fulfil the destiny of greatness and bring deliverance
to these shadowed lands? The answer lies in your heart...and Thy Sword!
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