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Nox Futura : Pre-Alpha Release

A topic by Bracket created Jan 30, 2018 Views: 99
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I just posted my first-ever release on itch.io, Nox Futura.

Itch.io game link: https://thebracket.itch.io/nox-futura
Game website: http://bracketproductions.com/index.php/blackfuture/ (this includes 2.5 years of Sharing Saturday posts from Reddit!)
Source code on GitHub: https://github.com/thebracket/bgame

This is a very pre-release build of a game I've been working on for 2.5 years, and plan to keep plugging away at for the foreseeable future. I'm a long-time fan of Dwarf Fortress, and wanted to try to build a similar game with an easier learning curve and approachable graphics. There's a lot planned for the future, but right now:

  • World-gen can create a planet, run some history, and leave you with a playable area. It's tile-based 3D (like Dwarf Fortress), and includes preliminary baddies.
  • You can designate miners and lumberjacks, and use an easy interface to "paint" the trees you wish to cut down and the areas you wish to mine. Lumberjacking gives you wood, mining gives you stone, ore, sand and powder.
  • Using your newly created resources, you can build things! The Buildings designation menu lets you build whatever you currently have resources for. At this point, that's stonecutters (turn stones into blocks), sawmills (turn wood into blocks), camp fires, tents, quite a few workshops (carpenter, mason, mechanic, butcher, bone carver, glass furnace, workshop, smelter, blacksmith, etc.)
  • You can also use architecture designation system to plan out your base, and have settlers build elements as blocks become available.
  • There's the rudimentary beginnings of a conversation system, mostly used to insult neighboring civilizations right now so that they fight you (and you can see the combat system).
  • Water flows, but is very much in-development.
  • 3D rendering with voxels, or 2D ASCII rendering.
  • All in a custom C++ engine.

I'll keep posting alpha builds as I add to the game, and update the dev-log.