Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Lay Out

(This is what I wrote on a forum I posted on. It has the basic info for my game. I'll put more in due time, but I won't spoil it.)

This is my new game that will be an original rpg game, not a fan game. If you've seen on this forum, I am also working on a Zelda game which is my top priority, but I am also working on this game. Here are some key features that I've thought out so far.

---Key Features---
Non-Collecting Plot - Thankfully this part is completely done. For all of you who are tired of just collecting 10 things to beat a boss this may be an
answer to your prayers. I was also sick of making those types of games as well.

In game HUD's - I don't think I'm doing a custom menu (It's a possibility) but I will have other HUD's like mini maps and stuff.

Faces and Expressions - Every main character and other secondary characters have faces and expressions. I use pictures that are 96 by 96 instead of the 48 by 48 RTP type for more detail. You can see that in my demo.

6 Characters - 6 characters with all their own stories. You have to switch out your party members to train them all.

Class Changing - This determines your skill and stats. I did it in a way like secret of mana 2 if any of you know what I mean.

Drives - A special skill-divided subset. All the drive moves take 100% MP and can't be learned. They can be found around the world and through side quests and other stuff. You can only have one drive for a character at a time so choose carefully.

Name your Main Character - That's pretty much it.

Those are the key features I can think of for now.

Here's background info for the plot.

There were 2 different races long ago. Humans and monsters and they always fought.
But a new race formed with magical powers called the elves. The humans thought the
elves were freaks and persecuted them. The elves wouldn't stand for this and they
thought they were superior so they separated from the humans into their own world.
Although the elves had magic, the humans had better weapons and armor which were
kept from the elves so the battle was even. Mixed blood between humans and elves
were left behind with the humans because the elves wanted no trace of humans in
their new territory. The mixed bloods had no magic training since the elves left so
the humans considered them no real threat so they lived in harmony at first.
Later the mixed bloods started to realize their magical potential and humans
started to become afraid of them so the mixed bloods became persecuted and the kingdom's
officials authorized the persecution.



Now, groups of mixed bloods are trying to convince others that the regular
humans should be exterminated. There are still other mixed bloods protecting the
humans so the rebel cause still doesn't have enough power to do what they want. The
radical leader of the Rebel Group (King Xayon) makes a desparate pact with the monsters
in order to have a big enough army to wipe out the humans but the monsters only
agreed to help if the elves were to be invaded and killed as well.

I won't give away too much about the main character but I'll say a little. Let's call him Hero

Hero - - Greatswordsman - Age 22 - A mixed blood warrior. He's calm and a born leader. He hates most pure humans at first although his best friend is one. He becomes bitter when he thinks his best friend (Ravos) dies and wants revenge against Laroid, the killer. He
later figures out that Ravos was right about trying to establish peace among other races. He
is a descendant of an elven king from long ago and carries a birthmark from it and so he is also an heir
to the elven throne but he does not want to be a part of the elves so he hides his ancestors, but once the pact between King Xayon and
Lord Yalron is made, he realizes that the Elven kingdom is needed to stop them so he has to convince the elves that they may be
in danger too in spite of his feelings about the elves, he ventures to the kingdom.

You may be saying, "Wow that game is going to be 2 seconds long." Let me just say this to whoever thinks that:

I don't to write so much you'll predict each word that come out of the character's mouth next.

Expect more info soon, I have it all written out but I did it in phrases but putting it
here is a bit tedious.

Download the Demo.

Feedback is appreciated.

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