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KickStarter Eidolons: Netherflame - a dark hardcore turn-based RPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by EiDemiurge, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. EiDemiurge Wyrmring Developer

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    Ok, so there are bad news and good news.
    The bad is - crunch or no crunch, it seems we need more testing before I can let myself ask for people' brouzoufs.
    So that's also the good news - the game’s demo is on Steam, you can apply to test it via Discord, just ping me or my teammate Davide there and you can get it after a bit!

    As a bit of an apology, here's a sizable screenshot gallery:
     
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  2. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire


    When is the crowd funding campaign?
     
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  3. EiDemiurge Wyrmring Developer

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    Hey, sorry for the long silence, I've been away for a while to recover from crunch, now making new plans and doing bug fixing thanks to beta-tester reports at the same time. I will post an update about the new plans next week, wanna take it a bit more seriously with time estimates now, you understand. And thanks for posting the tweets, we still need more testers (but be ready for our scary survey with boring questions!))
     
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  4. EiDemiurge Wyrmring Developer

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    Right, so here's the overview of the news:



    And a little surprise (for me too)



    The bottomline is, we're continuing beta testing via https://discord.gg/ryYzKqn and I'm doing more exploration/story features before the demo is ready for its purpose (which is to crowdfund the game, not to forget!)
     
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  5. Zep Zepo Titties and Beer Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual

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    Divinity: Original Sin
    Still...

    "Eidolons: Square Clicker".

    WTF were you guys thinking?

    Still looks boring as fuck.

    Zep--
     
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  6. EiDemiurge Wyrmring Developer

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    Always great to feel the desire to prove someone wrong I guess.
    Though I don’t know how you got the ‘clicker’ idea, the game is anything but. Clicking away gets you killed pretty quick. Anyway, maybe topdown gridbased is just not your thing.
    I don’t much love porn-anime 'rpg' games that swarm my steam searches, but I don’t tend to go out and tell the devs how shallow and boring I find their games, do I?
    But since you for some reason took the time to write this I assume you care - so lemme tell ya, in the future, I would love to do a mode that feels something like Grimrock, so don’t lose hope. For me graphics come last, that's all.
     
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  7. Zep Zepo Titties and Beer Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual

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    Uh...even your "trailer" shows "square clicking".

    Is this a Game Maker Studio game or something?

    "topdown gridbased"

    Nigga Please...

    There is nothing "topdown" about it. It's clicking squares on a 2D grid.

    Zep--
     
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  8. EiDemiurge Wyrmring Developer

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    Squares and shit's just got real.


    Here's the shot gallery itself if you hate twitter

     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    November 2019 or February 2020: https://steamcommunity.com/games/1043440/announcements/detail/1602636600175826537

     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Early Access scheduled for Halloween.
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
     
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    A bit of footage from the backer Demo.

     
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  16. Zep Zepo Titties and Beer Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual

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    Divinity: Original Sin
    Clicking Squares like it's 1989.

    All the "effects" aren't going to save your game. In fact, they hurt it because it's over-powerful on top of looking like ass.

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    I agree that the effect tend to obscure anything that's going on and harm readability.
     
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  18. Reinhardt Arcane

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    I have no fucking idea what is happening.
     
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  19. EiDemiurge Wyrmring Developer

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    Let me tell you what is happening - the CROWDFUNDING IS LIVE!
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/eidolons-netherflame/x/18588111

    Nevermind the fucking special effects, you don't like them, I'll remove them. Or not, who cares, it's a damn demo.

    Anyway, tremendous personal effort involved, so brousoufs, word of mouth and general positivity are all very welcome, thanks!
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Will try when I get home from work.
     
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  21. Zep Zepo Titties and Beer Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual

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    Divinity: Original Sin
    At tremendous personal effort one time. I started plastic baggying my dogs shit to sell on eBay. I even put cutesy stickers for effect all over the bag.

    People would ask me...is this really DOG SHIT???

    Of course word of mouth and general positivity was very low. I mean Brousoufs! Who doesn't like DOG SHIT???

    Seriously dude, get a grip on reality.

    Zep--
     
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    You can think I'm "edgy" all you want EiDemiurge .

    The game is a 2D grid of squares where you click on a square portrait to move it (or attack I guess) to another square.

    You once said it was "top down". However I will tell you (again), there is nothing "top down" about it. The camera might be facing down on your 2D grid of squares, but that's as "top down" as it gets.

    I also asked you if this was a Game Maker Studio game, which you didn't bother to answer.

    Congrats for making a game, I mean that seriously. But you like to talk about it like it's the second coming of Jesus...and it just aint.

    Zep--
     
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  23. EiDemiurge Wyrmring Developer

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    See, about effort... You tried developing a game project before, bro? Just not sure you got better grip on that part of reality. This game is made from ground up with its own engine, then topped with libgdx for a bit of fluff, maybe against better judgment.
    The game says pretty clearly it's a roguelike as well as a crpg. If you don't like squares&grids do play witcher by all means I do it myself too when I wanna admire 3d scenery.
    Sure crowdfunding ain’t likely to do much in 2019 ‘cause industry’s gone to shit, low trust and all. Doesn't mean people with low budgets will all go huddle in the corner
     
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    Divinity: Original Sin
    Yes, I have in fact. I started programming games on a VIC-20. But there you go, being a dick again.

    Except...that's not how you came here to describe it at first...you specifically said it was a "TOP DOWN RPG" when I asked you...now...all of a sudden..well...it's a "rogue-like".

    I think you need to stop being a dick about the criticisms about your game, and actually start to take that criticism to heart.

    The first thing you can do to improve your game, is to TONE DONE all the over-powering EFFECTS. Now I may be VOCAL about that here to you, but several others have stated the same.

    Zep--
     
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