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Indie Morgana - a cutesy-Lovecraftian pixel blobber

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Merlkir, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Merlkir Arcane Developer

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    I ran across this game on another forum. There's nearly no information beyond a gameplay video:



    The graphics are well done and charming, it seems to have stats and stat effects (even a sanity stat), pressure plates, all the usual stuff.

    This FB page seems to be the only online presence it has: https://www.facebook.com/morganadungeoncrawler
     
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  2. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Looks promising.
     
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  3. OldNorseSaga Learned

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    Does the title have to be so cheesy? Why Morgana - why not Creepy Tiny Dungeon or something.

    I wouldn't have picked name of protagonist as title. Many indies do that & it's jarring.
     
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  4. V_K Arcane

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    Looks like what Elvira games should have been.
     
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  5. grom Educated

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    What's with this trend of combining "Lovecraftian" themes and cute and/or zany pixel graphics? It's been done to death and didn't make any sense to begin with.
     
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  6. Incendax Augur

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    Looks good, but the random stripping and "NOoooo" was weird.
     
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  7. Lurker47 Learned

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    "cutesy-Lovecraftian pixel "
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    But the game looks alright for what it is.
     
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  8. Grauken King of October Patron

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    Looks neat
     
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  9. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    In development, but looks fun. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.
     
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  10. Werdna's Revenge Cipher Patron

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    The art style is actually nice, not sure I'd call it all that cutesy. As with all blobbers this will live or die on the dungeon/puzzle design.

    If this is actually a blobber that is, because I don't see a whole party here.
     
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  11. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Cutesy Dungeons: Vampire: the Masquerade: Morgana
     
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  12. kintake Learned

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    Looks so damn.. busy? More like a theme park haunted house with spooky faces and other cheap jump scares every two steps, not sure why you'd lose sanity to that. The stripping part was proper scary though I'll give em that.
     
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  13. groke Arcane Patron

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    Looks great, like a kawaii The Legacy.
     
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  14. Tiospo Learned

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    Looks great! Nice graphics
     
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  15. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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  16. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    This actually looks pretty good. I'll just watch this thread to see how it unfolds, namely if they start advertising beyond Facebook.
     
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  17. howlingFantods Learned

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    The incessant voice-acting has to go. Totally detracts from whatever atmosphere the game has.
     
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  18. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    Looks alright so far except for no combat and no party, looks more like a point and click with no purpose.
    As it's an early demo, it might turn out good ...
     
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  19. Grauken King of October Patron

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    I assume its more in line with Waxworks and the Elvira adventure/RPG hybrids
     
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  20. V_K Arcane

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    2/3 of the last update is about possible companions, and in other screenshots (though not in the original video) you can see two companion slots of the right... :M
    And the two weapon icons next to Morgana's portrait are apparently just decorations :M:M:M
     
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  21. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    Let's wait and see but the grab 30 potions and click 100 portraits thing makes me think about Hero-U so there's that ...
     
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  22. JaumeAlcazo Arcane Developer

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    Hi people, I'm actually Jaume Alcazo, the designer and programmer of this game :) (jaume.alcazo@gmail.com)

    I found this thread some weeks ago and not participated, I was having guilty fun reading your comments unbiased by my presence here. But now I want to come to the spotlight and share correctly the promotional images, I saw that the screenshots that CryptRat shared went broke somehow, and I want that people can see them.

    We recently released another promotional screenshot that I want to show you, (it's the last one):

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    Please notice that in the promo shared by CryptRat the japanese character for "a" was missing at the beginning of the phrase. Notice as well the 5 members party and the increased resolution. Now, in the latest screenshot, it is 480x270, proportional to my widescreen 1920x1080 to make a cool fullscreen.

    I'm happy and pleased to see all your comments, good, bad, with constructive criticism, death threats or whatever ;) so please don't stop them coming! As you can see I initially planned a single character party as Elviras & Waxworks, but switched to 5 members party due to the feedback of the people.

    I know, I know, there's no combat YET. And there will not be for a while. We plan to release video2 hopefully before october. This is a mega-ultra-indie project, one freelancing artist in Serbia and one man in Catalonia, Spain for design & programming (me), we both have full time jobs (me now remotely working due to covid-19), and I have a daughter messing around 24/7 without school and another kid incoming on october + coronavirus lockdown. So this will take loooong time before finished or demo-ed somehow. My plan is to do a kickstarter, but it is now *years* ahead, I think.

    Please firstly I want you to answer a simple question, what would you like more for combat for this game: real time or turn based? I initially planned to do realtime, but now I'm more biased towards turn-based.

    Feel free to ask any question and I'll do my best to answer.
     
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  23. JaumeAlcazo Arcane Developer

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    Another question, which wands you do prefer or look better for Amon-Khamûn (the dead pharaoh), the old ones or the new ones (the latest screenshot or the others).
     
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  24. newtmonkey Arcane

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    Turn-based combat please!
     
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  25. V_K Arcane

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    With a 5-strong party - definitely turn-based.
     
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