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New Armor System

huge game-changing update! -We NEED your feedback!

Before we start!

Please, we need your feedback! Do you find this game interesting? Do you have any comments / suggestions? At this moment, I am working on this game by myself, and motivation is hard to come by. Any type of shout-out will or even if one person anticipates or like the idea of this game would be great and highly appreciated. Please, leave a comment, or tweet at us on twitter @_isolatedPixel , no, we do not have a “bot” on twitter, it’s just me, the programmer and only developer at this moment of this game until I achieve a certain point where the game is good to go and just needs more assets.

Who is making this?

Right now, it’s just one person, me! I’m the programmer, and right now “artist” too, even though my art skill are horrible… but I did manage to draw this character!… yea, it could be better, anyways, everything in this update is made by me, and myself only. My friends who were working on this with me are busy with College work at this moment, so yea, I’m on this solo mode. My hope is for the game to get enough popularity that I could start paying other people to help me out and make this game real! I program this using LWJGL and Java, I have about 5+years of experience with java, and about 3 of them were messing around with code and making random games, however, they all ended up in the drawer, but not this one! I’m going all out with this project! so bear with me!

Now for the updates!

New Sprites

Changed sprites! we have different sprites now; no, they are NOT perfect, I drew them by myself, and I am nothing close to an artist, I’m just a programmer with a bamboo tablet… and apparently too much time at my hands… haha the following screenshot is directly from the game.

New Character Model

The character in this GIF is holding a basic weapon, and no clothes… but wait!
I also added an “armor” capability, which means that you character can now wear clothes!

Wearing armor

Now as you can see, the clothes you wear actually change your stats, along with you appearance! the stats are another big update!

Stats

Stats alter the way the character feels and the way you will perceive your enjoyment and style of your gameplay. This will all depend,

Adding Stats

  • if you upgrade your STR (Strength) you will do more damage with physical objects and be able to carry heavier equipment like armor or weapons. This will also increase your Health pool!
  • If you upgrade your AGL (Agility) you will do more damage with precision base weapons like throw-able shuriken or other long rage abilities, it will also make your base speed faster and ability to jump higher.
  • If you upgrade your INTL (Intellect / Intelligence) you’ll do more damage with magical attacks, and will depend on them. it will also increase your Mana pool!

These stats will have more impact in the game later on, at this moment this is all we added to each individual stat.

If you noticed, there is also a “Crit Chance” which will tell you what are your odds of hitting a critical hit, and “critical DMG” which will say how much bonus damage it will do in addition to it’s base damage.

Equipment

Your equipment now carries stats along with it! Each piece of clothing, or weapon, can carry stats to boost your base stats (will be indicated as “(+x)”, where x is the amount total from your armor/weapons.) in the following GIF you can see how my bonus stats change when I switch from the “M(agic)” marked weapon to the “P(hysical)” marked weapon.

Changing Weapons

Projectiles

There are 3 different types of projectiles at this moment, physical “projectile” which is a slashing sprite, Magical projectile which is a light blue ball of magic, and a ninja star projectile for ranged weapon.

Magical:

Magic Attack

this is relatively slower than the other projectiles, because we wanted it to feel “calmer” than the faster throwing “ninja” style of ranged weaponry. of course, there will be more types of magical attacks later on.

Physical:

Physical Attack

this is a simple slash img, the color will change depending on different variables in the future.

Ranged:

Ranged Attack

this is a fast paced weapon, throwing some throwing stars like a ninja!

The different weapon types are not balanced at this moment, but they each take their damage from different stats. we will add more weapon types and skills in the near future. for now this is just testing.

Thats it!

That’s it for this update, this is not all of what we worked on, but these articles take a heck of a lot of time to make, and this is without adding an edited version of gameplay… which will be included in the next article covering more of what had changed!

Again, please, comment, follow our project if you like where it’s going, we are going to scratch the name and think of a new one, we are working on a lot of modding tools for the modding community to be able to make your OWN adventures in this game with ease.

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Inventory, Items, Money And Skill Pointers!

0.0.6.3 R1

Summary

This update includes

  • Skill shot/attack pointer
  • Inventory
  • Money
  • Items -> pick up
  • and some side updates!

So get ready for some more gifs!

Skill Shot/ Attack Pointer

So, we got tired of the ugly arrow, however, the artists were busy working on the backgrounds and character design so I (the programmer) didn’t wanna bother them.. Therefore.. I was forced to put my Artistic Skills to the test… and there you have it! a new skill shot and Attack pointer!

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There you have the attack pointer, once you release the click of the mouse it will shoot a projectile (yes… still a pig. lol.) As long as you hold down the mouse, the pointer will show up and “grow/shrink” as its animation. now the range for attack aiming is “unlimited” for now.

0.0.6.X R1 Update

 

Next up, we have the Skill shot pointer, as you can see it is *LIMITED* to the skill range. making it impossible to just teleport to the other side of the screen if your teleport is only level 1, which is quite logical 😀

So this wraps up about the pointer, if you like it leave a comment! 😀 I think it came out ok… lol

Inventory

The inventory is quite simple so far (since it is not finished, I just got tired of seeing the ugly plain grey square, wanted to decorate it a little :P)

There are 3 “fields” in the inventory.

  • The inventory Title
  • The spots for items
  • the money label with the amount of “money” you have.
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Now this inventory is just for now, it is a simple place holder (its made using just RGB colors and basic text) and will be replaced once we get the textures.

Money

The “money” isn’t functioning as you might expect… it is basically an implementation to test our editable text. every time we kill a monster, we get 1 “money” which means… its basically a kill counter…

0.0.6.X R1 Update

 

It is quite basic, just as we said, every time we kill a monster, we get one more “money” to our counter and the text just changes. this will be used in the future for presenting real money 😀

Picking up Items!

So there are bunch of coins on the ground which were originally toilets… or floating chickens… but forget that! now they are coins! and you know what we want to do with coins? we want to pick them up! Cuz why not..?? lol

0.0.6.X R1 Update

 

as you can see we can finally pick up these coins! all you have to do is stand in front of the coin or item and press the pick up button (depends where you bind that button to, in my case it was `x`)

What to expect in 0.0.7.X?

In the next version we are working hard on bringing the game more toward the playable side! We are working hard on the world editor, NPCs, AI (mobs), animation, new background, and more! We are so excited to show you all of this so leave a comment on what you want to see next!

Updated Character Saving, NPC, Health System, &skill

Update V. 0.0.6.1 R1

Summary

This version was relatively short so let’s jump right into it!

Character Saving

In this version we had to update the character saving system because of the addition of health and mana to the game, therefore if you try to load a `player` data from 0.0.6.0 with this version it will just crash.
here are some of the new features:

  • Health / Mana regenerates slowly
  • when using a skill, mana is being consumed
  • when getting hit by a monster, health is being consumed.

Here is a GIF showing the character’s health dropping as he is being hit by monsters 😀

0.0.6.X R1 Update

 

Notice that for now the big health bar on the left is just for decoration, it is solemnly a HUD testing, the real health and mana of the character are located on top of the character itself.
next up, a GIF of the character’s mana dropping as he uses skills:

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New background and a BUG!

Yes, this version had a small bug, simply because I was too lazy and wanted to go to sleep (4AM, yea you get tired at this time… lol). So here is the situation, our background artist sends me a new half done background ready to be in game, now I just want to see how it looks like in the game itself right? well I thought it was going to be easy to implement a new background that moves and does cool stuff, well I was wrong… so I decided to half-ass that and do it the easy and sloppy way… so enjoy the new picture of the background and the bug itself:

0.0.6.X R1 Update

 

As you can see, the HUD is drawn on the same camera layer as the background itself making it move as the background moves. And instead of following the “game” camera layer and moving corresponding to that position, the background layer moves according to the player position giving it a weird look (and also explaining why it jumps when the character jumps.)
So yea, bottom line, the whole purpose of this was to just see of the background looks in game, don’t get too used to it because it is going to go through some new revisions. 😛

Update V. 0.0.6.2 R1

Summary

This version is mainly about loading and saving character using the save file and fixing the camera… oh and showing how skills upgrades work!

Character Loading

When you first start the game, your character is level 1 with no skills. as you level up and move around, a lot of your aspects change including your upgraded skills, your position in the world, your health, your mana, experience, basically.. a lot. So, everytime you load a game, you don’t want to re-play from the begnning but you would like to jump straight into where you stopped, and this is where this feature comes into play! once you start the game, it checks if you have a character that can be loaded, if it can, it will load and show you it! If it can’t find any, you will get a new character in the origin position at level one !

Character loading:

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here is the initial creation of the character, as you can see you are created in the origin spot and then we move the character and get hit and finish the game.

Later on, we load the character again and we are in the same place with all of our previous stats loaded.

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As you can see, the game is re-loaded and even the health is the same as it was!

NPC

Remember the NPC we added earlier? well now it is partially function-able! well kinda… lol
once you click the NPC now, it opens an unfinished dialog that can be read but not exited from yet, we implemented the text into it and text rows but we didn’t finish implementing dialog buttons. We are planning on doing that as soon as we are done with quest and quests implementation.

0.0.6.X R1 Update

 

Camera Bug Fixes!

As some of you with keen eyes might have already notices, yes we fixed the “background/HUD” bug in this version, simply, because I wasn’t tired… lol
So yea, there isn’t much to say about this except that the background now follows the “game camera” using it’s own camera and keeping it relative, and the HUD is completely separated from both.

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Skills Upgrades!

Alright this is my favorite part 😀 the skills system got a quick upgrade and you can see it in action! so there isn’t much to say but a lot to see! check out how the range is increased with each time we upgrade it!

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So yea, this is it for now… stay tuned for more!