Thank you very much for the informative gameplay explanation!
I am big dwarf fortress fan and the world view follows the same mechanics so I have wrongly assumed people will already be familiar the view mechanics as I am : (
Yea the dragon ai has trouble wrapping through the edges of the map because it will take the closest possible one of its choosable locations, and due to the dragons special movement style it will basically pivot on the spot and try to race back to you. The Dragon IS Killable, and you get a special shoutout in the end screen if you do kill the dragon and escape but it is pretty hard. If you escape with the egg you should now have the Dragon as a flyable mount! Once you fly the dragon you can see why it's so hard to kill, and what it would take to kill it.
Thanks very much for showing so much interest in this little experiment!
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oh wow, thats not right... I've played and tested on Chrome 64 on a Mac and its been okay. Just tried Firefox and it also ran. But Safari is dead on load. Can you provide more details? Are you on a Windows or Linux machine? Have you tried fullscreen and windowed?
Racing the other adventures is an interesting concept but I find I get a lot of death messages before I even reach the temple :) They seem to really charge in head first. I made it down to the snake but it kept resurrecting, I must be missing something because I couldn't get past this. I really enjoyed the setting and premise, I'll give it another shot again to try and find out how to deal with the snake.
Fun game! I liked blending moving the gameboard or the catwizard, or moving the gameboard to move the skellies. I think kept accidentally using polymorph on the lowest level enemies and they would keep turning into the heavy armour skellies :x Really well polished, I couldn't get to level 5 in the 30 minutes I have free now but I will come back to this one!
Eearly game is punishing :) I'm usually careless and will let myself die often in the beginning until I find I've had a good start and _then_ will start playing a bit more careful. I haven't been able to get further than high 70s, I feel like I'd be able to get further if I could _wait_ a turn, I often find accidentally walk into an attack :\ The spell system is fun and so is the level-up system! when all those glyphs showed up I thought I was a goner and then realized what it was :)
Thanks for the game!
Wow, this is a gem. The atmosphere is spot on for a zenomorph/alien vs marines game. Moving the marines into position and strafing backwards to keep distance while the others shoot over your shoulder, or my first death: trapped in a room with low ammo and creatures pouring in through vents, I made the decision to rush in to capture health and ran out of bullets.
Very well done thank you!
This is the technique I used, made it down to one hit left on myself but made it through on the first try. I liked the simple movement technique which could have gotten bogged down in the 3d view, it works really well.
The dragon is tricky and will never stop following if you have her Egg because she's a good mother ;) A tip I can give is don't get in front of her. If you escape with the Egg and replay with the dragon mount you will see why =D
Thanks for giving it a shot! I and am still playing through With Hooves of Fire it' lots of fun!
Lots of AI work done yesterday, and with the late night I made the post today and slept on the train this morning.
Ratters are in! little pooches to chase down and attack the rats on your behalf. you can spawn then in the tech demo my pressing Z to open the "spells" dev menu and use the Summon Ratter spell. More info in the dev blog post
Day Four Post
I've now published it but since I haven't uploaded the game package itself the main page still seems broken. However you can still get to the first dev blog post. I'll attempt to upload the current state of the PoC tonight to make the project page a little more interesting.
Setup the itch.io project page today, will actually start the dev-work and challenge tomorrow. I'm taking the 'kill the rats in the basement' trope and running with it. Play as a rat catcher hired to clear out the castles of the kingdom. But don't forget your place in society, guards will kick you aside if you get too close, royalty will call guards to have you removed.
All the while you been paid to do a job. Kill the rats. Destroy the nest. Move on.
I'm starting with a hobby game engine I've been tinkering on for almost 2 years. My dev time is usually constrained to a 40 minute train commute so dedicating a larger portion of my free time to this should actually turn this PoC engine into an actual game. Hopefully =D