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Swords & Shadows

Top down hack n' slash inspired by Zelda and Diablo. · By 8-Bit Ape

Potions, Bats and Villages - new content on the way!

A topic by 8-Bit Ape created Jun 21, 2017 Views: 423 Replies: 20
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Thought I'd drop a little update so you know what I'm working on!

Potions: 
Some chests and enemies drop health potions. You can carry up to three at a time and use them with Tab key / LB. These are in game and working, just waiting on some sounds!


Bats:
Bored of killing Skeletons? Soon you'll have to contend with Bats! They'll have some kind of dash attack  with cute animations.

Overworld:
I've designed how the overworld will work and how it will link dungeons to villages. It's inspired by Diablo and Carccassone (a board game). The tile placement should give me more control over the world and possibly might allow for puzzles. You can see below a page from my notebook...

I hope you're interested in what's coming up! Not sure how far away the next update will be, my estimate is 2 months. The terrain system is going to take some work... If you have any features you really want to see in game sooner, drop me a comment here!

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Looking foward to check the new update! Goodluck!

Developer

Thanks! I'm looking forward to people playing!

When is this update being dropped?

Developer

Bats and potions are done, still working on overworld / dungeon generation. Estimate middle / end of Sept? Would like to get a boss in too...

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awesome! Can't wait!

I can't wait please a release date on this

Developer

It's getting there! Hopefully end of the month I'l drop the update.

thank you !!!

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Damn, I can't wait till this comes out. This whole update sounds friggin cool.

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Developer

Hehe, will be dropping a mini update very soon. The overworld terrain is going to take a lot more effort than I realised. We have two people working on code side of things now though, which is awesome.

Here's a video of the features in the mini update:

  • Bats: Fast and kinda scary but super cute at the same time
  • Potions: Heal yourself as you adventure through the dungeons
  • Increasing Difficulty: The further you go, the harder the dungeons become!
  • No Timer: Who needs timers anyway?
  • Game Over Stats: Just finishing this now. When you die, it's game over and you get a screen detailing your progress - number of gems collected, bats killed, rooms explored etc. 
  • Bug Fixes and Gameplay Balance: Fixed a bunch of things and made the game a little fairer (still tough though!)

Awesome! I can't wait to try this out as soon as it comes out.

last day of September :) this is what I have been waiting for

Developer

I can fire you an early build if you want to test it? Will likely update itch.io next week as a couple of sounds and events are still missing. 

Developer

Update is available! https://8bitape.itch.io/swordsandshadows#download

You can read a about it here: https://itch.io/t/147817/development-build-110d1-has-been-released

I played this game a while ago and it was pretty cool. The work you're putting in is making it look even better.  Scoring is really cool :)

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almost September!

Developer

We'll be working on new Swords & Shadows stuff soon! :o

maybe Christmas 🎄 

Developer

Haha, maybe! We really want to get back to this game, but so far publishers aren't biting which means we need to focus on projects that will make us money. You can play our new game that we just released though! Should keep you going for a little while: https://8bitape.itch.io/dungeoncrawl