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    Shadows July 14

    From the album: Light of the Locked World

    Will be improved.
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    Light of the Locked World

    Light of the Locked World is a fantasy RPG with local multiplayer, inspired by old school MMOs like Ultima Online and RuneScape. The World Gate has malfunctioned and you are taken to Caios II - the Locked World. As you build a new life for yourself, you notice that something sinister is going on. You might be in danger - you must find out what's happening. Features: Light of the Locked World has all of the beloved RPG features - quests, exploration, crafting, and deep character customization - executed in uncommon ways. Combat: Real-time, uses only one button to attack, effectiveness is based on equipment stats and player's positioning skill. Local multiplayer: Take the game to the next level by inviting another player to play with or against you. You have the freedom to compete for rare items, cooperate to overcome difficult tasks, steal, trade, duel, and more.
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    Light of the Locked World

    Album for Light of the Locked World
  4. After releasing the alpha demo I've been working on improving the game's graphics. I've started with small things - cloud shadows and sand particles. Cloud shadows went through several changes: Currently, cloud shadows are still not finished because I started working on non-cloud shadows, which currently look like this: I've also made minor changes to attack animation, added idle animation, and changed the font. Improving graphics is just one of the many things that I want to do before releasing the next demo version: Add interior system and Locul town A system to allow you to go inside houses and then a bunch of houses! UI looks 2.0 Current UI looks too bland. Character interaction system Pressing a key while you are near to a character will open a screen with options, such as talk to a character, trade with character, etc. This is system is necessary for making quests and trading. Role system and first four roles This is a big one: It requires a lot of coding, staff and bow attack animations, 6 new attack spells, and countless UI additions. The first 4 roles to be added are Warrior, Mage, Archer, and Survivor. Expect to get more information about roles in the future. The first quest Combining roles, new content, and character interaction system into your first big adventure in Caios! My goal for next week is to finish working on graphics and start working on the interior system. That's all for now, until next time!
  5. Download >> The purpose of this demo is to show what the game will be like and gather early feedback. Feedback form: Link >> To complete the demo content, obtain a full set of iron equipment, cape, sash, and amulet. Note: To do PVP, find and equip red cape. This will change your faction alignment, allowing you to attack the other player. Have fun!
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  11. This week I finally fixed area loading and now I'm building the first area - Moonrise Desert. Here are a few screenshots: About Moonrise Desert: It's an arid land around Moonrise Site, the place where Demon Moon was built and risen. Demon Moon is a giant iron sphere built to be a prison where demons are taken when they are banished with Ritual of Banishment. Demons must be banished because they are completely indestructible. Moonrise Desert is very rich with iron, the ore veins are close to the surface and are easy to mine. That's the main reason why the Moon was built here. Pits and ditches in the desert are left by mining to get all the iron required for the Moon. Currently, the only humans in the Moonrise Desert are exiled criminals. Anyway, I also want to share an epic track from LOTLW's OST! Music for Light of the Locked World is composed by Bert Cole, a musical genius who has also made Sector Six OST. Click here to listen >> Capital of the World will play in Eiralta, world's most important city. If you want to know more about Bert Cole, visit his website: Link >> That's all for this entry. Until next time!
  12. This week I've been working on UI. I've done two things: 1) Finished the first version of Items page. Items page is inventory + equipment + stats. 2) Changed the way game handles UI, fixing a lot of problems and making the process of developing UI much faster. UI still needs a bit of work, but most of it is ready for the pre-alpha demo. Now the only big obstacle left is area loading - I'm still stuck on that. Anyway, I was suggested to write about the combat, so let's get into it. This is how combat works: Holding attack key - can be any mouse button, controller button, or keyboard key! - will charge up attack. Once it is charged, animation plays and attack is executed. Where it gets interesting is attacks themselves. The player always has 3 combat spells: Melee position spell, limited position spell, and open position spell. To execute a melee position spell, your character must be in a melee range of an enemy character. In pre-alpha demo melee spell simply deals weapon damage to the nearest enemy character. To execute a limited position spell, your character must be near something that you can't move through - rocks, walls, cliffs, bodies of water, etc. In pre-alpha demo limited spell restores 10% of health. Currently, it's the only way to restore health. To execute an open position spell, your character must not be in limited and melee positions - away from enemies, edges, and obstacles. In pre-alpha demo, open spell teleports your character to nearest enemy melee range and binds the enemy for 4 seconds. Bound characters are unable to move. In future combat spells will be determined by the equipped weapon - this is where limitless design space comes from. To make weapons and combat have good variety all I need to do is add about 50 combat spells, which is not too difficult. Another important aspect of this system is that level design changes the combat. I can make long, narrow passages where open position spells are impossible to execute, fields with no limited positions to retreat to, and trap-filled mazes where enemies don't let you get close for melee spells. So to summarize, in the end, combat should become varied, highly customizable, easy to learn, skill demanding, and PVP viable. A combat system to be the core of an RPG =] That's all for this entry! If there's something you want me to write in the next entry - let me know in the comments.
  13. Welcome to the first LOTLW development blog entry! Light of the Locked World is what happens when old school MMORPG is turned into small, but dense RPG with local splitscreen multiplayer. I have started working on it in 2018 October and serious development began in 2019 March, when I released the last content update for my other game. Here are other important moments: January 2019 In January I have defined LOTLW's artstyle and implemented pathfinding. February 2019 During this month I have added inventory and item systems and written the foundation for the game's story. April 2019 This month was all about character graphics - I have implemented animation and equipment sprite systems, made walking and attack animations. I have also added the wind system, which was a huge success - the game feels a lot more alive with plants, flags, and capes moving in the wind. May 2019 May was epic! During it I was working on combat - now it finally resembles what it will be like at the end of development. I also implemented basic faction systems. Factions will be very important to the game - player actions will determine how NPCs react to them. The Present My current goal is to release the pre-alpha demo in June. There's still a lot to do - finish Moonrise Desert area, add HUD, rework interface and world chunking systems, make the game more player-friendly, add a way to customize keybindings, and so on. So, yeah, I am not very optimistic about releasing the demo this month. Whatever happens, I'll keep you all updated =] If there's something specific you want me to write about in the next entry - Story? Combat? First area? Faction system? - let me know in the comments. Until next time!
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