The Crown of Alegare

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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby rdc » Nov 08, 2012 14:09

Thanks rel, I appreciate it.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby rdc » Nov 22, 2012 23:50

Getting back to it.

Pic deleted. Project has changed.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby Jocke The Beast » Nov 23, 2012 20:03

Nice to see Rick!!!
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby rdc » Nov 23, 2012 20:28

Thanks man.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby rdc » Nov 23, 2012 22:07

Pic deleted. Project has changed.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby Jocke The Beast » Nov 24, 2012 19:43

Ok, next screenshot must be a in-game shot :)
We got a race, class and now a pick-your-name shot...next one should logical be a in-game shot :)
Looks nice!
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby rdc » Nov 24, 2012 23:19

Heh. That's the plan. :)
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby Jocke The Beast » Jan 20, 2013 9:39

Sorry for the *bump* but I'm just curious about the project :)
Any development?

Cheers!
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby rdc » Feb 03, 2013 21:53

Sorry for the lack of updates. I really haven't made much progress on this project. I just don't have much time these days, and fighting off the various sicknesses going around here has killed most of my free time. This has given me time to think though, and I realized that I don't really want to do another RL. I have done several of these, and I just don't have the motivation to do another. However, the project isn't dead, I just want to change direction on this. It will be a bit different, but will still have the same setting and RPG elements. I'll post more once I get the idea worked out.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby rdc » Apr 01, 2013 0:50

Hey folks, it has been a while. I hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to drop in and let you know what is up. I was out of work for a while, and things were quite stressful as you can imagine. My daughter lives with us with her kids and we battled sickness all winter as did a lot of people. The bugs were out in force it seems. Anyway, things are settling into more of a routine now and I have some space to think and plan.

Now, what about this crazy project? Honestly, I have had a real lack of motivation doing another roguelike, at least as a major project. I have done several of these and doing another just wasn't in me. However, the setting was and still is in me, so to speak. This setting has been with me for a long time, as some of you know, and goes back to the original Deep Deadly Dungeons. So it has some history. Over the years, and it has been years, I have pondered this and added bits of mythos to it in my mind and have a nice backstory and plot. However, this is incredibly hard to get into an RL and I want this to be part of the game. I could do an RPG type of game, but again it would limit the story since graphics are such a limiting factor.

Imagination however isn't limited. Some of you know that I like to write. I am not the best writer, but I am passable I think. And this is a story I want to tell. So it seems to me that this game needs to be a story, an interactive novel actually. And that is what I am working on with this. This will be a text-based game, with lots of RPG elements in it. If you don't like to read, you won't like this game. If you do however, I think this will be fun. At least I hope so. It is different and takes advantage of the players imagination, the best graphics engine available.

This won't be in the IF style however. I do not like those types of game. I find them mostly frustrating. This will be more along the lines of a Choose Your Adventure style with multiple paths and ways through the game. I am doing this as an engine which will make it easier to write the actual story of the game. I want to do this chapters, and having an engine work with data files seems the best way.

So a big change here, but for the better I hope. We'll see how it goes.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby mrToad » Apr 01, 2013 17:17

Check this out, rdc. I'm the same, being frustrated at text adventures. So I came up with this mouse-driven IF (interactive fiction) engine which clearly defines what you can and cannot do. It takes away a bit of the guesswork, but also takes away all of the frustration. It's a good trade.

view screenshot (fixed link)
download small demo (removed, go download full project including source.)

I'm definitely using this engine for my own text-based work but it's on the back burner for a bigger project. You're welcome to the source if interested.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby rdc » Apr 01, 2013 22:17

Nice one. I'll have a go at it myself, but I will definitely keep this in mind. Thanks!
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby badmrbox » Apr 06, 2013 17:32

mrToad wrote:Check this out, rdc. I'm the same, being frustrated at text adventures. So I came up with this mouse-driven IF engine which clearly defines what you can and cannot do. It takes away a bit of the guesswork, but also takes away all of the frustration. It's a good trade.

view screenshot
download small demo

I'm definitely using this engine for my own text-based work but it's on the back burner for a bigger project. You're welcome to the source if interested.
Wow, I gotta say that your engine peaked my interest. Looks solid.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby mrToad » Apr 06, 2013 23:31

Thanks for your comment, badmrbox. If you like I'll hook you up with the source. In that case maybe I'll release it to the site downloads or wherever might be appropriate. Maybe clean it up a bit first, get the menu commands working. I'd be happy to share it.
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Re: The Crown of Alegare

Postby badmrbox » Apr 07, 2013 22:05

mrToad wrote:Thanks for your comment, badmrbox. If you like I'll hook you up with the source. In that case maybe I'll release it to the site downloads or wherever might be appropriate. Maybe clean it up a bit first, get the menu commands working. I'd be happy to share it.
That would be cool mrToad :)

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