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Indie Sands of Space - sci-fi turn-based RPG (in development)

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by CryptRat, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Cosmo Arcane

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    I'd keep one skill but would tie it to intellect, strength (or will) and intuition respectively...
     
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  2. dmonin Arcane Patron Developer

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    Thanks! I will back to the code after all visual part and will test different implementation of basic game mechanics of stats and skills. So right now it's only thinking.
     
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  3. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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  4. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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  5. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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  6. dmonin Arcane Patron Developer

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    Greetings!

    Thank you Abu Antar! Very appreciated!

    I have something to add to Abu Antar post. Common icons are ready such as Stealth, Repair, Hack etc. And some of psi abilities got icons too.

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    Thanks!
     
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  7. Roqua Prospernaut Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual In My Safe Space

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    Looks good and I'll definitely buy it. It hit all my bases without my needing to look at it much so I'm not sure if the black archeologist is a black guy, or if black is related to the plague/field of study. But if it is a black guy, thank you. It makes me happy thinking the hordes of racist and utterly stupid children of this site will be forced to play a black guy, since no one cares when we are forced to play whites in shitty rpgs that inflict pre-generated characters on us like in Witcher, Gothic, etc.

    The best rpgs will always have chargen and full party gen so nothing with ever be inflicted on the player, not even recruitable npcs, but if I'm going to have someone inflicted onto me or my party - this is the way to go.
     
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  8. Bocian Arcane

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    Welcome back, Roqua.
     
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  9. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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  10. Circuit Self-Ejected

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    Black archeologist is an illegal archeologist that sells stuff he digs.
     
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  11. Bocian Arcane

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    Can you tell something about the system requirements you predict for this game?
     
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  12. dmonin Arcane Patron Developer

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    I think it will be similar to ATOM RPG system requirements. Anyway I will add a lot of options to config the game for different video cards. And I really don't want to drop support WinXP but no promise for this.
     
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  13. Sykar Arcane

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    Just a few questions:

    1.) Will there be environmental hazards like intense heat or cold, radiation, poison gas, etc. which will require special gear?
    2.) Any chances of having some interactions with the environment, like being able to destroy cover/walls for example or moving objects with PSI abilities or raw strength or even throwing objects?
    3.) I see you have PSI abilities in the game. Will this use some standard "energy" or something more sophisticated?
    4.) Will health/psi pool regenerating items restore instantly or over time? Personally I prefer over time.
    5.) Any plans on implementing a system for sleep, food and water or will you ignore those aspects?
    6.) Do you need time to heal from getting implants?
    7.) Can gear/implants break down through use or from damage?
    8.) Will we see time sensitive quests?
     
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  14. dmonin Arcane Patron Developer

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    Hi!

    Yes, it will. I have thoughts to make some mechanics about path searching - the path searching system will depends on your character's Intellect value. The higher value then more safety way will be.

    Already done. You can see it in the video already. Environment can damage too, for example broken glass will hit all characters in specific radius.

    Well, you mean like a mana?

    Over time. But there will be some restrictions too.

    Yes. But not such annoying.

    No need any time. But amount and working quality of implants will depend on your base characteristics. But I'm still thinking about it so maybe it might be changed.

    Yes, but you can repair it.

    Probably but not the main quests.

    Thanks!
     
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  15. Sykar Arcane

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    Mana, Energy, etc. a simple resource bars which gets used up by each PSI ability you use. Personally I always thought a drain system like in the Shadowrun P&P roleplaying game might be an interesting alternative. In Shadowrun each magic spell drains you and you roll your willpower against it to resist it. If you fail you start being mentally fatigued and if you go well over board you can even suffer physical damage. Weak spells are easy to resist, while powerful spells are hard(er) to resist. What is more the more fatigued you are the more penalties you get and the harder it is to resist the fatigue and also do other tasks.

    Just an example of what I meant if there might be a slightly more complex system for using PSI powers.

    Thanks for the replies!
     
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  16. Harry Easter Savant

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    What engine do you use? It reminds me a bit of Age of Decadence.
     
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  17. dmonin Arcane Patron Developer

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    Hi!

    I'm using Unity 5. I know it's pretty old but it gives me support old system like WinXp.

    I got your point. Actually PSI mechanic still in process. So I will post about PSI as soon as it will be ready. But it's gonna be extremely depends on IFS value I think.

    You are welcome!
     
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  18. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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  19. Bocian Arcane

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    RPG's not dead.
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  20. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    RPGs have pretty much gained lichdom at this point.
     
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  21. Bocian Arcane

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    Or "undead" state in general - most of the AAA games that call themselves RPG's are zombies, lowliest of the low, victims of necrophiles like EA, Bioware et consortes, and there are powerful, sentient beings such as this.
     
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  22. dmonin Arcane Patron Developer

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    Hi guys!

    In a game full of the text the main bottleneck is a font. The font should be readable and not complicate the player's life. But choosing a font is very difficult process, as is its color. Plus, here goes the screen resolution and everything is getting worse.

    I was planning to order a font. Make it like the old pixel (no, there is no thing like this I guess, but they are very similar to pixels) IBM PC fonts. But, unfortunately, the designer couldn't get the job cause he is very busy. So, I decided to look for a free font that would pass under three main requirements:

    1. Absolutely free, up to commercial use.
    2. Cyrillic support and at least a couple of languages - French and German (maybe someone will translate it if I find money for this)
    3. And my favorite test a set of symbols - "Illegal1 = O0" (zero, letter O, numeral one, and English l and cursive letter l (L)

    And I found it. This is the Iosevka font. It's totally free and almost passes the point #3

    I will not stop looking for the font of my dreams, but so far, the choice has been made. I hope you like the font. And even if not, it will cause less irritation than Comic Sans.

    One more thing. The font size on the screenshots is the minimum that can be set in the game, further - you can only make it larger. The font size changing option will be for sure.

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    And I'm still in progress of creating models for the environment.

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    Thanks!
     
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  23. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    The font is readable enough. I wouldn't mind it in the full game.
     
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  24. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    The font could be just a teeny bit more spacious or wider imo.
     
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  25. Bocian Arcane

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    Or just bigger in general.
     
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