MicRogue - Strategy Puzzle Game.

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  1. JasonHPickering

    JasonHPickering Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, I wanted to tell everyone about the next game I am working on.

    MicRogue
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    You move a hero through a tower of enemies. Its very similar to a chess style game of moving into a space kills an enemy, and you are equally fragile. All enemies will do different things, so it becomes a balancing game of managing enemies and their positions.

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    I am going to try updating this regularly to keep everyone up to date. as well as answering any questions. Next time I will talk about the difficultly increase and unlocks.
     
  2. undeadcow

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    MicRogue looks great, keep us updated. Relic Rush was a bit too casual for my taste. Will there be loot?
     
  3. Exact-Psience

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    Oh this looks good.
     
  4. Bronxsta

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    Reminds me of Ending but with pixel graphics, looks cool. Will be keeping an eye on this one
     
  5. _Max_

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    Look nice, want to see gameplay vid
     
  6. JasonHPickering

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    undeadcow: there will be no loot for the heroes. I want the heroes to be really disposable, like you are just sending guy after guy into this tower to get treasures. That said there will be treasures, which I will cover further down in the post. I am also aiming something a bit harder then Relic Rush. I went with a really broad appeal on that, and this game seems to be a bit more focused.

    Bronxsta: I have actually talked with Aaron. We have had a lot of the same ideas, but came at them from different points.

    _Max_: I don't actually know how I can capture video yet. So it might just be animated gifs for the time being.

    Gameplay: the game currently works like this. the player enters the tower and begins climbing floors to get the treasure. Levels and Monsters are all randomized. When a player gets the treasure, the evil lord of the tower becomes angry and does something to make the tower harder. Adding more floors, New Enemies, and traps. players will be able to look at each treasure which will all have little back stories and also amount of heroes that died getting the treasure.

    All enemies are also different. for example the Rat moves one space in the cardinal directions, where as the skeleton moves one space diagonally. Later on the enemies become a bit more difficult, like enemies that hinder play movement, are unkillable, or teleport around the level.
     
  7. JasonHPickering

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    today going to talk a bit about the trap system

    so usually in games, a trap is a unseeable square that you wander into, and you usually have no way of dodging it. That didnt really work for this game though so I went with something a bit different. I wanted traps to be something you can use to your advantage, so traps will be always visible, and they will also go off at specific intervals.

    Spikes: Spikes will shoot out of the ground every 3 turns. killing anything that is currently standing in that space.

    Statues: Statues will stand guard and will attack the player if he moves with in one space of them in the cardinal directions. Monsters will be fine though so this gives space the player can not traverse, but the monsters can.

    Walls: Walls that alternate from being down and passable to up and blocking player and monsters.

    Fireball A column that will blast fire in a cardinal direction, alternating around clockwise.
     
  8. Bronxsta

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    This sounds cool. A lot of stuff to consider. Anticipating this

    Will it be free or paid?
     
  9. JasonHPickering

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    paid. I am thinking 1.99, but it will launch at a sale price of 99 cents. Also thinking about maybe doing an ad supported version, but that's all pretty up in the air at the moment, but if you follow along it will be 99 cents and no IAP, so no need to worry about that.
     
  10. JasonHPickering

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    So I need a few extra beta-testers (Web version). Would anybody be interested?
     
  11. Primoz

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    I am. This looks amazing.
     
  12. Bronxsta

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    Sure. Looks cool
     
  13. undeadcow

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    #13 undeadcow, Sep 23, 2013
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    I'm always down for a good beta test. Thanks in advance for any consideration, have a gmail account.
     
  14. JasonHPickering

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    #14 JasonHPickering, Sep 29, 2013
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    So I got enough testers for now. Game is coming along nicely. I am getting very close to being able to send out some beta builds to review sites.
     
  15. NLjaan

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    Color me intrigued! I'd love to Beta-test this! Chess is one of my favorite pastimes as of lately.
     
  16. JasonHPickering

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    yeah I started with that chess idea, but then its quickly got to be a bit crazier. I can tell you there is an enemy who moves similar to the knight and it really complicates things.
     
  17. JasonHPickering

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    moving along. Working on my sound system now, and getting all the little bits. I have also added a cutoff on content. so I have all the content I want in the launch currently in. I still have a pretty big list of content, but those will be in future updates.

    So this is an odd question that I always wondered about. would you pay for an expansion if you knew it was going to be free eventually as a way to support the dev. I mean if the developer was completely honest and said.

    "Hey here is an expansion you can buy it for a dollar. In a month the expansion will be rolled into the game for free. think of the dollar as a donation to keep up development"
     
  18. JasonHPickering

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    more code updates. lots of small bugs to fix. also adding in the tutorial now. also running it on my iPad for testing. small engine bug about scaling that I am waiting for them to fix, then I might have a hands on video.
     
  19. JasonHPickering

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    Working on a new enemy. The Dragon. It will probably be pretty tough to beat. It will be unkillable, and also have a pretty good movement range. (It might also just straight up stomp other monsters.) It starts a level asleep though. here is a gameplay GIF with temp aniamtions.

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  20. JasonHPickering

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    working on the Win Screen.

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