For 3 years I’ve been very slowly working on an MMO game, thats down to burning myself out as I keep adding features and never get any closer to finishing the game and I’ve had computer problems as well. It’s only a 2D game, but I don’t think that matters much I like the look of it in 2D and 3D would be too much of a drain on the computers with all the content and the size of the game. I’ve not finished the game yet, but I thought I’d make this topic because talking about the game makes me want to work on it.
Its inspired by DragonballZ, Grandia 2 and Lastknight, I’ve no intention of claiming the story is original but the story is in the background of the game anyway, generally in stories the story is the main focus and the rest of the world is background, I’ve reversed this and so while the players aren’t playing the part of the hero of the story they can be the hero of their own. There will be random scenes played out in the game that the player might come across.
I suppose its about developing your character and living in the world. Its a player vs player game but there are a lot of mobs to fight as well. There are no goblins, elves, wizards or any of that kind of thing, there are special attacks one of which I’ll show in some screen shots further down. I don’t really have time to list everything right now I have to go to work soon but there will be crafts to learn for example: Bounty Hunter, Cook, Horticulture, Reading, Fishing, Doctor, Mining. You’ll be able to capture towns, rule them, build defences and aid its economy. You’ll be able to buy houses with gardens that you can grow plants in, a bit like Harvest Moon. Buy ships to sail to areas you can’t get to with pubic ship routes and you can fire the ships cannons, even onto land, there will also be a special limited number of ships that will also act as houses. There’s going to be 100s of items in the game and 100s of npc’s all with the own characters and most of which will say different things as you progress through the game, they’ll also be killable and will react to violence or certain events. So yeah lots of stuff I’ll list the rest later.
There will be competitions for players as well, which will be, dance competitions (You can choreograph your own dance routines), battle of the bands (There are working instruments in the game, if I can find all the notes that is), best dressed player, fight tournaments, highland games, football matches, a fan fiction section on the forum (If it takes off and someone writes something that fits my vision of the game I may let them write and episodic event). I don’t want the game to be just about training and fighting, I want a community and for people to become part of the world.
One of the major attacks in the game, its really powerful and can hit a lot of people, but it leaves you weak after using it:
Oh those brown rectrangles below the player are there to test a bit of code, they aren’t really supposed to be there.
The damage it leaves behind on the map.
For those that just want to relax, you can paddle:
Or take a dip if it’s getting a bit hot:
The size of the game changes depending on your screen size, here’s the size that I use:
Ok one more attack, this is called explode, its a last ditch attack which you use all of your energy to explode, killing yourself and whoever is weak enough to be killed around you.
Ok and here’s an example of a set of armour. Its inspired by FF7’s weapon monster. I know its not everyones cup of tea, but you don’t have to use it, and its broken into bits so if theres one bit you like you can use it with a different set. The armour is the normal humans version of the angel/demon forms.
Another set of armour. Also if you don’t like the armour at all you can always wear clothes over the top or remove your overlays (Anything thats put onto the main body (hair, clothes, etc)). Oh and there’s a little bit of the Africa area.
In order of appearance Heavy Templaris armour set, Light Templaris armour set, Monks Robe (Hood goes up and down), Santa Suit (A bit of fun for Christmas’), Arch Angel’s suit (With hood that goes up and down), and of course the Green Power Ranger (Something for halloween events I think).
Ok there we go, now I want to work on my game again… but I have to go to work…