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Der Geisterjäger -- the third dungeon crawler by Graverobber Foundation -- OUT NOW

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by zwanzig_zwoelf, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    I'm ready to announce that the third game in Der Geist series is in development and will come out this year.

    Wishlist it here:

     
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  2. Fluent Scholar Patron The Real Fanboy

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    good stuff, zwanny! wishlisted all your games, gonna pick them up sometime. they all look good so i'm sure i'll enjoy them. take care <3
     
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  3. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    Aw shit. I have to play The Ghost Ship. Thanks for reminding me. Will keep my eyes on the third one.
     
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  4. lightbane Arcane

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    I still have to play the second one. Eagerly awaiting these two corporations rediscovering the concept of a "combat knife" for mecha.
     
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  5. Gandalf Learned

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    Would I be safe to start with the third one?
     
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  7. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    It's not required, but strongly encouraged to play the prior games if you want to have an easier time getting into this type of dungeon crawling and not miss out on certain story beats.

    In fact, beating them might be a good way to pass the time before this one is out.
     
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  8. Carpincho Pampeano Educated

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    I always celebrate when a western DRPG gets announced, genre seems dead outside of Japan. I got used to playing DRPGs on handhelds because it's the perfect genre to play for a few minutes a day, so i haven't been playing much of them on my PC , hope the game gets enough success to get a Switch port (i noticed there's a few western DRPGs on the console, like Solasta and Legends of Amberland).
     
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  9. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    Decided to write newsposts as in-universe spam.

    Eberbach Corp Pilot's Guide Part #1: Expanded Arsenal

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    Greetings, fellow RCS pilots.

    We were instructed to provide a quick guide through the expanded arsenal and give you a quick idea of what to expect.

    But before that, we have an important announcement: as you may have heard, the improvements to our Repair Stations allow you to upgrade your weapons with greater flexibility, allowing you to improve their damage output, accuracy, stability, and range, and also reducing their evasion penalty. We'd like to add that upon reaching a certain level, you will be able to access new fire modes.

    Now, let's take a look at the weapons issued to our pilots.

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    Recurring Weapons

    First, let's take a look at the familiar combat arsenal issued up to 2074. These weapons are still issued to pilots, albeit with modifications and additions to improve their feel and expand their functionality.

    Submachine Gun
    MMP-K II 'Spitze' is a ‘spray and pray’ kind of weapon. Lacks the punch of bigger guns and has limited range, but offers the fastest firing rate and does not hinder evasive maneuvers as much as other guns do.

    If you want to shower the enemy with bullets, this weapon is the right choice for you.

    Laser Rifle
    EL-5 'Feuer' offers decent range and firepower, but slow firing rate. It’s the weapon of choice when you need to fry armored targets and open damaged doors. As an added bonus, it can use the internal battery of your Robotic Combat Suit as it energy source.

    With a few upgrades, you can unlock rapid fire and energy blast, making it the universal energy weapon out there.

    Assault Rifle
    AR-4 'Hoelle' is a universal weapon for any situation with good firepower, range, and firing rate. However, its ammo is expensive, requiring a certain degree of skill to make each shot count.

    Take good care of it, and you'll be able to make it even more powerful.

    Bazooka
    BZ-3 'Zerstoerer' offers devastating power, but requires reloading after each shot. The big gun, usually reserved for the big enemy targets. Deals tons of damage, but requires reloading after each shot and makes evasive maneuvers much harder.

    Upgrades will increase its damage output, making it a dangerous weapon. Just keep your distance and try to not blow yourself up along with your target.

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    New Weapons
    As of 2075, we are issuing 2 new guns and 1 melee weapon to cover common complaints, such as lack of meaningful ways to defend yourself at very close range or shoot enemies from far away.

    Shotgun
    SF-12 'Bruch' tears through enemies, but burns through available ammo very quickly. Useful at close range, almost impossible to dodge fully, and can be upgraded to increase its firing rate.

    Sniper Rifle
    SRZ-1 'Horizont' is the long range solution to your problems. Offers good range and firepower, but makes you move like a slug and feels very cumbersome at close range.

    Beam Sword
    BS-4 'Grunzen' cuts through enemies and delivers tons of damage, but burns through available energy very quickly. Useful as a last resort weapon in case you get cornered.

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    The End
    Thank you for reading this issue of the Pilot's Guide, and expect another one very soon.

    In the meantime, we have three popular questions for you:
    1. Do you want to stay on Earth, or do you want to transfer to an off-world colony?
    2. Do you believe that sunlight is actually deadly?
    3. Where's Anne Schaffer now?

    See you next time!
     
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    Pilot: "When I finally get a melee weapon for when some fucker gets too close, it turns out to run on batteries. GODDAMMIT! "
     
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  11. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    You can still expand your energy capacity and have a few portable batteries ready to counter this. :positive:
     
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  12. Fluent Scholar Patron The Real Fanboy

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    Awesome gun update, zwanzig_zwoelf . Really makes me want to play. :) Good luck with the game!
     
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  13. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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  14. lightbane Arcane

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    These articles are fake, they're too useful and concise. Real corpo docs would be filled with meaningless drivel and leave important information out of it for one reason or another (ie: budget cuts), and optionally promote more stuff to the Pilot in a random tangent. See Robocop for examples.
     
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  15. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    Don't worry, I'll be sure to include 'Top 10 Reasons Why You're an Incompetent Pilot' with long rants about stupidity of new recruits based on the playtesting reports generously provided by the unsuspecting gamers.
     
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  16. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    One of the additions to the game is the ability to gain new resistances/vulnerabilities by exploring the world and finding various armor blueprints, then reconfiguring your armor at the repair station.

    This way a smart player can observe which weapons are more common (and deadly) among enemies in each area and try to counter that, and also survive through tough boss battles with fewer losses.

    However, some armor configurations tend to hinder evasive maneuvers to the point where you have to think hard on what's more important: getting hit, but getting less damage, or trusting your ability to evade enemy attacks.

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  17. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    The first public demo is launching tomorrow as part of the Steam Next Fest. Be sure to wishlist the game and try it when it's available.

    Be sure to send feedback and tell all your friends.
     
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  18. Gandalf Learned

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    Hello friends, the first public demo of Der Geisterjäger / Ghost Hunter is launching tomorrow as a part of the Steam Next Fest. Be sure to wishlist the game and try it when it's available.

     
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  19. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    [​IMG]

    Demo is out now on Steam as part of the Steam Next Fest. It features 2 maps from the early game and offers up to an hour of gameplay (or more, if you're thorough).

    Give me your impressions, bois.
     
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  20. Kalin Unwanted Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    I don't use steam because of religious reasons (mark of the beast) can you share the demo on a filesharing site or some shit? Thanks.
     
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  21. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    I'm planning to release the demo on Itch at a later date.
     
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    Message me when it’s on sale.
     
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  23. bionicman Learned

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    Some feedback:

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    - when it comes to the visuals, audio, and story, the game is phenomenal. I'm impressed by how beautiful the game is and its minimalism.

    - a minor nitpick: during the intro story sequence, it would be nice to be able to move from one line to another by pressing a button instead of only having the option to wait for the line to appear (too slow for my ADHD) or to skip the entire intro (but I'd like to still read the intro).

    - a GUI-related feedback: I understand why all stats and buttons are displayed through same-looking text and same-looking rectangular buttons (makes it look nicer cause of the consistent style), but I feel like some graphical aid (e.g. small icons for different stats or weapons, or HP/DC/Energy bars of different colors so one could tell at glance the status of the player) could perhaps make the stats more readable at first glance. But it's probably more elegant the way it is.


    I still haven't finished the demo though, I'll post more feedback later maybe.
     
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  24. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    Excellent feedback, thanks for giving it a go.

    GUI-related graphical aid and control over the text in the intro sequence are doable, the former can be added easily as an option. I've added these to my TODO list.
     
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