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« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2016, 02:30:44 pm »

The animations really make this game look great  Hand Clap What significance do the items play? Are they just something you can sell?

Oh my, there was a big pause and we didn't post anything for socials, so sorry for not answering for this long! I can only hope you are still interested and anyway will answer your question Smiley. Items are what is all about!
So the gameplay value of items are following:

- Hero has a lot of stats like hp\stamina\life steal\life on hit\elemental damage etc. Most of these stats can be adjusted only with equippable items.

- There are different weapon types which vary by the charged attack, some of the skills require a specific weapon type to be equipped and so the build and playstyle is defined.

- The offhands change and modify the Block ability (holding right mouse button). For example blazing enemies on successful block, stunning them or even restore some hp.

- Items are permanently destructible. There are ways of restoring the durablility (using another item of the same type for example) but if it will reach zero the item is lost.

- But! For compensation items have there own level-ups and sort of experience which is chance-based gained if the item is equipped. The lower the durability is the higher chance of getting level points for the item!

- High leveled items will gain some unique effects (like "Zeal" (chance of getting an attack speed bonus on attack) or "Devourer" ( chance for a huge lifesteal)).

And of course there are consumables used for different stuff Smiley.
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« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2016, 08:13:32 am »

I'm a huge fan of narrative-driven RPGs and this one really caught my eye. Gorgeous pixelwork here and really intriguing story ideas. I have said it already here - wait for demo
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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2016, 10:02:23 am »

I'm a huge fan of narrative-driven RPGs and this one really caught my eye. Gorgeous pixelwork here and really intriguing story ideas. I have said it already here - wait for demo

We took this long pause to reconsider many things. We understood that the story and characters are doing well but everything is wasted with the boring combat system we made before. So now when we completely rework it and test it (and it seems to be really interesting and brinning fun) we are going to continue and finish up everything.
In a short time I'm going to post another part of lore. I think in will be about the main antagonist - the First Hero and his followers - Igneous Sigil Brotherhood.
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« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2016, 01:25:00 pm »

wow, those animations are excellent!
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« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2016, 11:15:15 am »

wow, those animations are excellent!

Oh! Thank you very much! More to come! Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2016, 01:12:25 pm »

We've finished implementing new core combat mechanics with adding the riposte (see final part of the gif). It fits perfectly and feels really satisfying. Actually we threw out most of the not working ideas and I can say that we've not just changed the name, but the whole concept and game design is completely different from what it was before. We've thrown out boring combat, way too long dialogs, unneeded craft system, unusable skills and invented complete game we like with some unique gameplay features that doesn't feel as unnesessary complication. In a short future we'll announce the list of key-features. Just want to test them out and be assure that they work fine!

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« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2016, 05:57:59 pm »

"We've finished implementing new core combat mechanics with adding the riposte (see final part of the gif). It fits perfectly and feels really satisfying. Actually we threw out most of the not working ideas and I can say that we've not just changed the name, but the whole concept and game design is completely different from what it was before."

I was looking for the original demo to check out because I'm really liking the art most of all.
I couldn't find the original demo link - however after reading a lot has changed - am wondering if a new demo build will be put out? If so - where is the demo area - so I can find it for next time.

Keep up the awesome work!
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« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2016, 11:39:13 pm »

your pixel art is... wow. another level O_O
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« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2016, 07:29:26 am »

"We've finished implementing new core combat mechanics with adding the riposte (see final part of the gif). It fits perfectly and feels really satisfying. Actually we threw out most of the not working ideas and I can say that we've not just changed the name, but the whole concept and game design is completely different from what it was before."

I was looking for the original demo to check out because I'm really liking the art most of all.
I couldn't find the original demo link - however after reading a lot has changed - am wondering if a new demo build will be put out? If so - where is the demo area - so I can find it for next time.

Keep up the awesome work!


Hey! I'm super-glad you like the project! Indeed, we've removed old demo from everywhere. There is no reason to waste impressions since we understood that we can do a lot more interesting and fun game than it was originally designed. But if you liked previous version I promise you new one is nothing but better. We've changed everything that turned to be boring and repetitive to bring fun and variety in player's activities combined with challenge. About the new demos... most likely we won't randomly publish any until at least early access version will be ready or major part of it that can show all of our key gameplay features. It should be perfectly polished because unfinished work spoils all the impression. So it will take time but development is going really rapidly now which is nice.
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« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2016, 07:31:51 am »

your pixel art is... wow. another level O_O

Wow, that is hyper-motivating! Thank you very much and stay tuned for more. New monsters are forging in the pixel-art furnace of our artists (and some are already done but I want to leave something tasty for the promo video Smiley)!
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« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2016, 09:23:33 am »

Weekly progress mates.

One of the key features of the game is "permadeath"... of the items. Items have durability and there is no easy way to restore it. But in contrary, loosing durability has important benefit: item can level-up, and the lower durability is the higher chance to level-up this item has.

Of course, levelups improve items and some of them will even have unique effects on max level.

Also active abilities (like "Sleep" or "Freezing parry") are granted by the items you wear. So if the item breaks you lose the ability.

This will make the game "Soft rougelike" and should serve for bringing variety and challange.

This week we've made both breaking and leveling item mechanics and items with abilities as well. Now everything should be play-tested and balanced and this is one tough part since these mechanics can be very entertaining but also very annoying being badly balanced.
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« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2016, 10:42:51 am »

Some devlog notes. Currently we decided to change animation system we used before into native unity mechanim animations. The biggest problem with animator is the fact it lacks inheritance or semi-inheritance functionallity so it cannot be dynamically extended with additional modules. So I have say evil midget with machete with his set of animations. Then I make another one who can throw flaming flasks but besides he has completely same animation states as previous one. There is no direct way to reuse the state-machine from the first one and extend it with only one additional state (throwing) so we had to do some tricks here.

What we came up with is a basic state-machine containing empty states for all possible animations. Then we have AnimationOverrideController defining it's own states (only ones that are nessesary, onthers will be left as empty). Unfurtunately, there have to be like 13-16 completely empty animation clips, but this is the cost that should be paid only once. I'll probably make a tutorial of how to achieve this since many seek this kind of question in the internet with no proper answer.
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« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2016, 11:08:10 am »

Following. Will post more thoughts once I go back and read through all the posts. Smiley
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« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2016, 11:20:04 am »

And I know you like posts with images and nobody cares about plain text. Alright, actually we are ready to present the Hero!
Here is the base model, with no items equipped. Don't stare too much, he is shy!




Nah, stare as hard as you can. I like to torture him. And I will...  Evil




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« Reply #54 on: October 03, 2016, 01:16:51 pm »

I spent my fucking evening trying to make *#^!&ing facebook post my gifs and images appropriately. OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. Why in hell it must be sooo impossible. After all that rubbish I feel myself as a freaking bot. At least check this out. PLEASE.

HELL'S ABOMINATION - FACEBOOK.
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« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2016, 02:04:36 pm »

Duuro posted about us!
duuro.net - Greedventory
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« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2016, 06:55:43 pm »

I might be naive but this seems to be a pretty unique little battle system you've got going on here. Also the pixel art is super impressive! Keep up the good work Coffee
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« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2016, 10:39:29 am »

I might be naive but this seems to be a pretty unique little battle system you've got going on here. Also the pixel art is super impressive! Keep up the good work Coffee

Thanks! We only hope this battle system will be working as expected synergized by other features we have here Noir.
However combat mechanics playtests keep me (pregrammer\gamedesigne) interested each time I launch the game. And believe me it happens many times per day  Cool. I must be honest, we tried many different approaches (like 5-6) for combat and each of the previous happen to be boring after some playtime. I really love the current implementation, but of course I understand it could work not for everyone. BUT THOSE 2% OF TASTELESS BUTTFACES DON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE HA-HA! Mock Anger Ghm.. Sorry, ctrl+z ctrl+z ctrl+z!
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« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2016, 10:36:46 am »

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And I know you like posts with images and nobody cares about plain text.

I love text-heavy log posts! As long as they cover interesting aspects of the process.
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« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2016, 03:38:58 pm »

I love text-heavy log posts! As long as they cover interesting aspects of the process.

So here is another one Smiley. One question arised yesterday and we thought why not share it with community? Do we need player respawn (I mean the one when it only restores hp, but items you spent are actually spent, not "loadgame"-respawn)? So consider a common situation in dungeon when you and the Imp got say 10 healing potions and a ring that restores small amout hp on succesfull parry. And you encounter a tough pack like Berserk (enrages over time) and Hunchman (explodes upon death, requires hits to reduce explosion damage). You've tried and failed. So in respawn-based logic, you awake on the map and go back to dungeon for revenge. You die again and again until your ring is broken (lost forever) and you're out of healing potions. So now your options are to leave dungeon, go to the city or farm. Then change tactics and continue. And this is not so bad after all.
Without respawns it should be made with checkpoints in dungeons. So if you die, you load at the nearest checkpoint with the same stuff in your bag and you try again. This smalls a price of death and thus can result in boredom. Does anybody have any ADAMATINE ARGUMENT +4 for the checkpoint-based logic?
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