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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

And the Title Is...


Thanks Alex Stiskal! Let's celebrate with the first screenshot of battle!

You'll find that it plays a lot like Dubloon, with a number of refinements. Looking forward to sharing more down the road! Keep your eyes peeled for a free demo or two as I get more of the game together.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Title Needed Phase 2

Okay, I narrowed down the list of suggestions to just these few which I like. Let me know in the comments which one you like best! Think also about which one you'd want to play the most.

Suburban Haunt,
Spirit Siege,
Suburban Souls,
Battle Against the Underworld,
Urban Souls

Monday, March 28, 2011

Title Needed

Let's start with a new screenshot (click):

...and then get down to brass tax. I've made some good headway into the game, done all the major introductory stuff (first ~10 mins of gameplay). Now I'm asking for any help anyone can offer in coming up with an actual title for it! If you have any ideas or like anything listed below, please do respond either in the comments or twitter or whatever. If you need a refresher o what the game's all about, read about it here.

Words I'm thinking of are "ghost," "spirit," "neighborhood," "town," "suburb," "suburban," "home," "burb," "specter," "phantasm," "haunt," "soul," "underworld." (though many of those words are clunky and long).

Here are some ideas (though I'm not particularly attached to any...)
Ghost Town
Suburban Haunt
Suburban Underworld
Battle Against the Underworld
Suburban Shadow
Urban Souls
Suburban Souls
Spirit Siege
I will perioidically update this list as I get suggestions I like. If you like one of these let me know in the comments.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Welcome to Owl Creek!

Just wanted to share some more information about the RPG I'm working on. If you follow me closely on Twitter you've probably seen a lot of this already.

Here's a map of Owl Creek, the setting for the game. All of the events of the game will take place in this small region. From a young age I've found suburbs and their forestation very explorable, and I hope to evoke that with exploration in the actual game.

I'm planning to have the soundtrack done by Jason Covenant AKA Prophecy, the same composer I'm used to working with. I'm going to be using more of his full orchestrated work a la Escape from the Underworld, and I'll definitely be pulling a lot from his newer music that he's been posting to his website.
This will be the main battle theme.
This will also be a battle theme.

Most of my focus thus far has been on planning the game, so barely any real content's been made yet. Part of this is due to school making me pretty busy in the closing week(s) of this past semester. As of now I'm on break, so hopefully I'll find the time to really push the game forward.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Announcing my Next Big Project...

(Click to enlarge)

A role-playing game set in a modern American suburban town.
Ghosts and evil spirits begin to appear all over town, corresponding with the impending reincarnation of a transdimensional demon. A group of teens, armed with weapons found in their homes and assisted by spirits of their ancestors or former residents of their homes, set out to prevent the rise of this evil being.

The engine is based on Dubloon with a number of changes and upgrades. I'm setting out to make this story my best and most exciting yet. This is going to be my first commercial PC game; I'm currently planning to charge $3 for the final product. I still need to research what my options are for distribution and such.

My goal is to have the game finished by September 2011. Start saving up! :)