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Games & Design => In-Development Indie/Homemade Games => Topic started by: Arwym (آرویم) on February 28, 2009, 01:12:53 AM

Title: Village Boys Can Dream - Short Adventure-RPG
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on February 28, 2009, 01:12:53 AM
Village Boys Can Dream

A first note:

I'm always looking for ideas for games to start from.  Fatalis was supposed to be my first game, but then it started to get complicated, what with the problem of not being able to find the right tilesets for it, among other things.
Then there was 'Little Town (Working Title)', a mystery-adventure, sort of visual novel game, where the main gameplay attractions were: the high level of interaction with the game world, multiple consequences to many actions, various possible endings, etc..  That one has been put down as well, although it's not hard to make.  Possibly easier than this one, but I want to write the story first.

The advantage with the project I'm about to explain to you in this thread is that its story is quite simple and casual.  It's not complex at all.  The game focuses on exploration.  But I love interacting with the game world and talking to NPC's, so any game I make will probably allow a high level of interaction.
Unlike most stories I've created, this one is very lighthearted.  It's mostly humorous and tends to make fun of a few clichés, although very discreetly.  ;)

Basic information about the project is already available at PF Games (http://arwym.com/games), my tiny game project website.  However, that info is outdated.  I'm going to give RMXP a shot, as the game's engine.  I was planning to use OHRRPGCE (http://hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce), which is actually a pretty good 'RPG maker', but I need to train myself in RMXP already.  I'd stay with OHR, but in that case I'd have to make my custom graphics, because it provides none, and although I am capable of doing that, I don't currently have the time, or the motivation.  Music, I would have composed it myself as well, as they would have been MIDI files, and I'm familiar with composition of music in the MIDI format (but in a particular program).  But then again, I don't have the time.  I am hoping to hire someone to compose the few tracks that this game will need, and in a better quality/format than MIDI.  Finally, its battle system will no longer be in turn-based, traditional RPG format.  I'll use an adventure, hack-n-slash format with RPG elements.  The game, like the thread's title suggests, will now be an adventure-RPG.

Basic Info

Description

Features:

Characters

I'm going to write small character profiles soon, but it'll take time.  This will be basically for each character in the village, plus the main characters, and a few extra ones that might appear during the boy's adventure in the forest.

Screenshots and other media

You want proof that it's being done?  All I can show you at this time is screenshots of the original tilesets that I was making for the game, when I was developing it with the OHRRPGCE.  So I don't really have much to show you yet.  Just a bunch of ideas I got in my head, and a rough sketch of the village that will serve me as a guide to map the village inside RMXP.  I'll be using the RTP's.  :(
Digital concept artwork is doable, so if you want...  I can draw some.
Title: Re: Village Boys Can Dream - Short Adventure-RPG
Post by: Forgotten_Bard on February 28, 2009, 03:45:52 PM
you said you don't mind ideas?  Do you want me to write a specific point or something for you?
Title: Re: Village Boys Can Dream - Short Adventure-RPG
Post by: soranokira on March 01, 2009, 09:37:10 AM
o.0 how about asking Reives if you can use some of his music =X
though, weird title o.0 might try it out, but you've already planned out when to finish certain portions by to have an approximate deadline of winter '09?
Title: Re: Village Boys Can Dream - Short Adventure-RPG
Post by: Stardale on March 01, 2009, 11:29:27 AM
I'll look forward to your new game, Arwym.
Title: Re: Village Boys Can Dream - Short Adventure-RPG
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on March 01, 2009, 02:17:14 PM
you said you don't mind ideas?  Do you want me to write a specific point or something for you?

o_O  I said that?  I can't remember.  Edit: Ahh...  You mean, when I said this: "I'm always looking for ideas for games to start from".  I see what you mean, but that's not exactly what I was trying to say.  XD  What I meant was that I'm always thinking of ideas for new stories, be them for games, comics, or whatever; and from those, I've been trying to find the one that works best for getting started in game development.  I have lots of ideas in my mind, some of which I write down on whatever piece of paper I got near me as soon as they come to me.  But I'm already going for this one, so don't worry about that.  Thanks, though!

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o.0 how about asking Reives if you can use some of his music =X
though, weird title o.0 might try it out, but you've already planned out when to finish certain portions by to have an approximate deadline of winter '09?

Winter '09, because, although it's a short project, I don't have much time for it at this time.  I'm busy.  I have much of it planned out.  Like I said, it's a simple story.  :)

As for music, I don't want to get Reives to do more work than what he's currently doing at this time.  He has his own projects, and I'm not expecting him to help me, anyway.  :)  When I'm ready to dedicate more time to this, though, I'll post a thread about that and hope that someone can help me out.  I'm picky with music, however.

About the title: yes, it's a weird title.  That's the idea.  XD  Or maybe it's just an excuse for my lame project-naming skills.  >.>...

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I'll look forward to your new game, Arwym.

Thank you, everybody.  :)