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New CRPG (development)
« on: 16:42, 26 July 21 »
Hi all!

I've started a new CPC project. I guess making a CRPG it is my personal white whale, and it is the type of project that may be too long and take a lot of energy, and yet may never be finished.

So I was hesitant to open a thread here, but I guess someone else would do it, so here we go!

 

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I don't have a detailed plan, but there are a few things I know:
  • It will be a classic CRPG in the spirit of Ultima series, although I will borrow from many of the CRPGs I played when I was a kid. I guess 8-bit JRPG "copied" Ultima for a reason.
  • I plan to implement (unofficially) D&D rules, probably their Open Game License stuff; one OSR I like a lot is the "White Box" ruleset. It won't be strict, though.
  • The technical bits are still unclear; I'd love supporting 64K of RAM and disc -of course it has to be a multi-load game, and support saving progress-, and probably fully M4 compatible so I can play it in my 464; but I may look at Dandanator as well. So perhaps the only thing is that I don't want to go 128K, but I may change my mind.
  • I'm more interested in having an engine I like, so I may release a "prelude" kind of game to test the tech. Then, if I want more, I will refine and release another game.
  • It is a game to scratch my own itch, so I don't know if anybody else will play or like it; but hey!

And, for now, it doesn't have a title. Some of you may know an experiment a run a few years ago called "Tales of Dunegon", but it didn't get far, so I may or may not recycle the name (it is growing on my, I must admit).

I'm posting things on my twitter and my blog, and hopefully here if there's interest.
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Re: New CRPG (development)
« Reply #1 on: 16:44, 26 July 21 »
Also, it moves already!


https://twitter.com/reidrac/status/1419379220799700995

Very early, but It is starting to feel like something, which is a good thing.
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Re: New CRPG (development)
« Reply #2 on: 17:33, 26 July 21 »
Super exciting stuff!

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Re: New CRPG (development)
« Reply #3 on: 17:34, 26 July 21 »
That looks absolutely wonderful!
Looking forward to watching development of this one.

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Re: New CRPG (development)
« Reply #4 on: 17:52, 26 July 21 »
Very interesting! I love that kind of game.
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Re: New CRPG (development)
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:46 »
Love that style, keep it up  ;D

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Re: New CRPG (development)
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 11:44 »
Wait! No explosions? Re-spawning enemies? Pixel-perfect passages? Platforms? Explosions? IS THAT EVEN A REIDRAC GAME?

Looking sweet. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Re: New CRPG (development)
« Reply #7 on: Today at 00:14 »
Thank you all for your encouragement :)

I'm still trying to find a good screen layout that allows me to cram everything in mode 0. I think I can use icons to save space in the "common actions", but it all depends.

 

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I'm actually surprised how easy was to draw these :D

Basic actions: fight, cast spell, look/search, talk, use item, camp, disc menu (save, load, those things).
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Re: New CRPG (development)
« Reply #8 on: Today at 01:14 »
Basic actions linked to Fx keys if possible ? Especially load/save.
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