Hey everyone! Some news today/tonight! I started working again on game a bit more frequent since I had to stop work on it since I had to find some part time job to pay some parents health bills. I worked hard and did a lot of work for ~20h past two weeks. I did a lot of enemy balance since I had to when I implemented enemy levels they where a bit harder to kill. The enemy balance will be done in other update after this (next) one, as long I get more feedback. I added also few things like more in dept status window with more parameters to show and biography to fill out the backstory. Added also an important script: Categorize item scene. That means that now items in menu have separate windows like weapon/armor/Special(key items)/Potions/Materials/ALL/Consumables/Other(sleeping and other stuff) for easier navigation and cleaner "professional" look. I also added "skill cooldown". Now skills cast have real time cooldown time (like 20 seconds). That means there is no more spamming best spells to win battles easier or just use mass heal. Will balance in future updates as players send me more feedback and I play test (I play test each update as much I can but I skip battles since there is really a lot in the game). These are just few things I did right now, it's just for the people who send me message "when's the update" or "is the development dead". I will try best to do more news more frequent. PS I added link to trello board to help me out with bugs which you can send here https://trello.com/b/DOyyPWc1/bug-report
Hello, guys! New update is out again!
Well... Well, I have no idea where to start! Literally!
First off, the update changed a lot. When I say "a lot", I mean A LOT! Let's start then.
First off, I changed a lot of core stuff. Mainly the alignment system. Now, I finally finished some tinkering and now the stuff should look more "professional". Each character start with default alignment. As you and people in your party trigger events or do quests, your alignment will go up or down. Since now there is a option to let each character have their own alignment, I will somehow try to make party members leave party permanently or until you get to alignment number they would accept to join your party. Right now the alignment will impact on the game ending but in next few updates I will try to make it work.
Next off, is how you level up. By default people would get set amount of stats when you gain new level. From now on, you get 1 skill point each level and you can add it or remove to suit your taste. Want a mage who is full physical? Now you can! You are free to build your own stats and rest for no cost. This also impacted more balance of enemies.
Enemies are more balanced now. I reduced stats for all enemies and added level progression for them also. That means, if you are level 1 they will be level 1, if you are level 11 they will be level 11. Not all enemies start with player level. Some start a bit higher so it prevents people from killing a awesome boss as level 2.
Added few more mechanics like appraisal shop where you can try get some mats or awesome stuff (all are items) for cheap. I wanted to make it to be a gamble game where you can try to get an item that is expensive or hard to find for cheap. It's just something to give a player an option, it's more like a black market thingy. Right now there are 3 different material you can get 1) cooking, 2)crafting and 3)alchemy. Later on I will add item indetifying to weapons and armor's.
I removed the bestiary mechanic from game. I figure out that it takes a lot of space and collided with some other scripts so it's out of the window.
-I fixed a lot of stuff like crash in Woodpine quest,
-fishing bar not filling up when casting,
-digging wheat in Woodpine giving flour instead wheat,
-correct shovel to dig stuff, -Obsidian Potion Shop not being able to enter during the day,
-Small HP Potion only being usable on caster, -added few battle transitions, -fixed horse travel from Ivy to Woodpine, -fixed Plaguefang cave event not being able to enter and the cultist above, and a lot more. -Turned on logo and intro that I forgot to do for past year... -Added autobattle if you are too lazy -Added Combat log display for info in case you missed something -Added Critical hit sounds -Added Enemy HUD display There is a lot of stuff that I haven't mentioned here and too lazy right now, it's 1:16 in morning and I'm typing this to finish fast so I can go sleep to get up early to work 8 for 10e ... This update had 35hours of work.
Hey guys! Guess what? The new update is out! Yeah! I worked since last night 12h almost to try and push it now, the reason is: I'm probably going tomorrow to move to work in another country for 2-3months and I won't be able to work on game. So, hit that download play game send feedback and give opinions!
Hey guys! I know I haven't been active a lot past 6 months. There was a valid reason (I think). My PC broke down and all progress was lost, all 2 months of work. That killed me for a while and was not motivated to work, but since past month or so, I'm working on the game again. The update will probably go out in a week or less.There are a lot of things that changed and I hope they will be received well. Mainly for how basic mechanic of SAVE works. To add more challenge to the game I removed the "save everywhere you want", now you need to have item to do so. You have a "Diary" and "INK" (which you can craft), where you require both to actually save the game. That way people will be more engaged in crafting and gathering, plus, it makes people be more cautious and don't abuse the save option whenever they want. There are also more interesting things in next update like FISHING BONANZA! Yes, now you can fish and enjoy the calm and soothing hobby. It also gives you chance to earn some quick money and resources. The Alchemy has been also overhauled! Now it has separate tab and you can purchase different level scrolls to craft them! All in all it's not too big, but it's rather best I could do after the set back. Oh, also, I fixed the Flask so now it should work properly. That's it for now.
Hello all! I got bad news for you this time: My PC got hit by blue screen of death and I lost all my progress since last update of the game (current build that you play) and I got pushed back some month and a half of work. Alas, not all is lost! Since I'm a smart guy (my mother says so), I save every build upon upload just in case and this is no difference. I still got all my resourcess and scripts I just need to re-download the build and re-work all the stuff that I got lost.
Fear not, I will work a bit harder to catch up lost time somehow and push update when I can.
In addition this is my first time (probably going to do it two-three more times) and ask if you like the game and want to help me out to put the game on STEAM, you can help me out by donating here ( https://streamlabs.com/meh_streamer ). I need just 100$ to upload game on STEAM and again, fear not the game will ALWAYS BE FREE! I just need a bit of help on that side because that is like a month and half salary.
In addition, I also am doing charity for a friend who has both kidneys shut down and need 65000euro for transplantation via same link, just write down for what it is. (if I go above 100$ I will put it to donation goal, I personally aided as did our friends and his family but it's a lot of money for people here.
Well, that's it for now, have a happy Easter
Some small news this time! Hey my dear players (and other who click the game randomly), I'm dropping this "News" due to high activity past two months where the number of downloads has finally surpassed 1000! \o/ I'm really happy about that! It's awesome news to me! I'm dropping by all sites, that I have game uploaded on, every day and see the analytics going up and up. I did work less on the new update (usually hour per week), and slowly doing more and more progress. I had to cut down the time invested because I had a job. (note the "had" part? Yeah, not anymore :D ) Now I have more free time but have to work on the side tutoring some kids German language (8classes per week, 1-2h per class) so I can pay the damn bills. The work I put in new update is close to 10-11hl, and is focused mostly on doing the final touches in Bagash-Downtown and adding more quests and events there and adding new (replacing) the music/sounds in areas outside friendly cities, villages and castles. I'm mostly manually recording by going on locations (river, forest, local mine, etc) and putting it in the game. It's less work that previous update but hopefully more content and more polish and people will approve of it. Currently I spend my free time on river reading books and writing my own light novel so the game is a bit neglected (but will work on it don't worry about that), but mainly since it's a free to play game and my only incentive to finish it is my own childhood dream. TL:DR: Happy about downloads, main focus on polish for new update, novel writing takes a small priority right now. Send nud... I mean send bug reports and suggestions! Have a nice day!
Hey guys! I see increased traffic on all sites I put my game on since last update! Together I have new 69 downloads, which makes me really happy! I'm almost at 1000downloads all together! \o/ Anyway, I want to say thanks people and here are info what you might expect in future update (will be sooner than the update that is out currently). -Adding horse fast travel (purchasable and rented) -More quests and events -More purchasable houses (with different ressources) -More world locations -More events , people and quests in South Bagash (Downtown) -Finishing world location (Tyst Woodland) -Finishing few single locations -Adding new scripts (fishing, battle order) -Posibble addition (minimap, enemy classes and levels icons, more in depth alchemy, skill progression, passive skills, steal script)
Hey guys! New update is out! I worked 110hours on it! A lot of new stuff in it added! But sadly, also removed (playing with mouse option). -Added new events and quests (close to 40) -Added purchasable houses (one atm, more will come in future updates) -HUD
-Weight to items -Fixed Empty Flask -Removed placeholder forests (trees in chunks) and replaced them with single placeing -Better shadows -New items, weapons and armor -Specialty vendor (from special item like Demon's Horn you can craft special Dagger and stuff like that) -5 new world locations -Finished South Bagash and added stuff in it (future update will have more people and events in it -Bank/storage- Since now items have weight, you are limited how much items you can carry in the world. This gives you option to store some stuff for a price, or if you purchase house it's free. It's stored across whole game so you don't need to go back to specific place to pick it up. -Limited gold in inventory- to add more realism, people don't usually carry 100000 gold in their pockets, so you can store gold in banks -Added Tutorial Note that can be accessed anytime -Can drop items from inventory to free up space -Post battle information screen -Added more in depth smelting- Now to craft bars, you need to first smelt ore to ingots and then to bars, both refining you need to access the smiting station -Various bug fixes -Added finally face expressions for main character (future update will have to edit that I skipped)
Hopefully the update will be well received, waiting for complains and praise!
Happy 2019 and that's all!
Update in 24h!
As promised the big update with purchasable houses (one atm), inventory, hud, weight, better smithing is coming out tomorrow. It took me 93h + tomorrow's time I will spend working on it before I push it out!
The big wait is almost over and if you want to check it out, drop on my twitch.tv/cookiesneedlove and see the final things being worked on finished and ready to upload! Since I don't celebrate New Year (it's just a day nothing else for me), I have no plans for tomorrow since my best friend moved to China in February and is only coming back at end of January, so there is nothing else to do than work on game, play games and search for job instead wasting time on one day that has no meaning for me personally.
Cheers! See you tomorrow!
I have good news! The update is almost done! I will push it definitely before new years with all those fixes and upgrades that I've been working for past few months and I put 90h in the update!
Another good news! I'm almost at 100$ to put the game on STEAM! I gathered 79$ which means 21$ remains! I'm so hyped! I get see one of my two dreams come true! And don't worry! As I always said: GAME WILL STAY FREE2PLAY, nobody will have to pay for it, people can still support me with donation via twitch.tv/cookiesneedlove with bits if they want (goal, if possible, is to gather back the 150$ (not including engine), since that is big amount where I live, like 3-4 months of bills).
Anyway, it's soon up and hopefully the amount of players increase even more and I hit 1000 players (right now it's 832 on all sights).
Dear friends and players.
The update is still delayed since my private life is getting in way, I'm battling job crisis that is plaguing me for past few years. I do work on the game but definitely less than I used to, I made 50h work right now on the update since last NEWS 2.5 v2 had 40h in a month and a half and I only managed to give 10h on the update. I have six more job meetings and hopefully I will get one so I can continue to work on game and stop the hassle of giving private language tutoring every day so I can just pay the bills and not having any free time since it pays ~2$ for 45minute class and my bills without food expenses are ~55$ + food (per month), + I need to see if I can collect the 90$ to get game on STEAM.
Anyway, the update is delayed until that job thing get's done with. I can send a the update live now, but I still have to finish Bagash - South with quests, events, people. I finished all what I planed for this update, but I want to finish the city as a whole and then send update out so I don't delay finishing the city any longer because the update with city came almost a year ago. As people who play the game know, Bagash is 5 part city with 30-35 quests, probably 50 events, 40-60 people and tons of other stuff and that's without the south part of city. I want to take this opportunity to say thanks to people who downloaded game or took a look at it, since last update I had additional 70 downloads on indiexpo and 10 on itchio which brings me up to 745downloads on 3 different sites together (not counting facebook and steam forum).
Hope to finish update before new year!
Hello people! I have good and bad news about upcoming update. Bad News: The update will be delayed due to some personal stuff. I'm searching for a job on past month and since there are elections coming up, so I'm looking to get in the International Election Observation Committee during the elections for low salary of 20$ for whole days work. 20$ is good, but long hours and big responsibility, but can't complain, any job is a good job. Good News: I added few stuff like new scripts (HUD, Stamina, Post battle report,etc), lot's of quests and events and now I'm working on re-editing the areas with forests and removing the placeholder trees with proper forest. This is taking me a lot of time, since I have a lot of ground to do. I hope the update will be ready for October. I'm working hard and right now I managed to put another 40hours on this update, so my total time spent on the game is 1000+ hours! Yeah... Well, hopefully I will manage to get the game on STEAM (free to play), if I manage to gather the money via donations (90$ needed) or if I manage to get a job I applied and break the 7 year jobless streak that I'm on. Anyway, that's all I got to post and yeah, I stream the work on twitch.tv/cookiesneedlove if anyone wants to drop by and talk a bit and exchange ideas and thoughts. Cheers.