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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]

#46 Post by SupersizeMyHeart » Fri May 15, 2020 1:59 am

This is ridiculously cool looking. It's going to be a huge hit, no doubt about it
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]

#47 Post by Aureus » Sat May 23, 2020 8:09 am

The new version of Roadwarden’s demo is now available on Steam.

An additional area to explore, more things to do, better writing, upgraded UI, improved visuals. I’d love to know what you think. : )
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]

#48 Post by Aureus » Sat May 23, 2020 8:11 am

PassiveChicken wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:59 am
This is ridiculously cool looking. It's going to be a huge hit, no doubt about it
Thank you so much! Somehow, I didn't receive an e-mail about your post, but I really appreciate for your kindness. : )
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]

#49 Post by Aureus » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:28 am

The Roadwarden’s world map keeps its original size in the game, so most of its details won’t be noticed without putting your nose against the screen. It’s a shame, honestly, but my goal is to convey the impression of shifting landscape, not to portray the “realistic” geography.
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#50 Post by Aureus » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:14 am

Unlike most people, the monks learn to be satisfied with what’s essential for their survival, the simplest foods and shelters. They seek happiness in understanding and accepting things as they are, hidden both in nature and between the lines of the sacred scriptures, studying the mysteries of the world - herbs, crops, magic, beasts, metallurgy...

Many of the monasteries are placed on the outskirts of civilization, where the monks explore and tame the unknown grounds. They expect that the other settlements, especially those which focus on food production, will provide for them. In return, the order shares with such villages the fruits of its research, from general guidance to specific inventions.

The monks see themselves as responsible for broadening the potential of humankind, even though this perspective is rarely shared by those who don’t follow the teachings of the Church of Truth. Disbelievers claim that too many of the orders aim to gather resources beyond their needs, discarding their grand ideas, and reveal just the scraps of their research, and only when they can’t parasitize their neighbors any further. The lack of transparency sparks distrust, fear, and in some cases - hostility.

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#51 Post by Aureus » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:04 am

Humans try to mark their presence in the world, but their memories and tales dwindle, their bodies wither away, their homes and statues turn into dust.

The wilderness prevails, indifferent like time.

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#52 Post by Aureus » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:13 am

The Foggy Lake tavern is one of the younger shelters that the roadwarden can visit during their patrols. It used to be a single hut used by the hunters and woodcutters from the nearby village, but quickly proved to be useful for trading. It provided the locals with a spot to barter or, once the palisade was raised, to spend a night and feast.

Foggy, a huntress and a fisher, has decided to invest into a more durable building, and then moved in as the keeper. She hopes to turn this place into a large inn, or maybe even a new settlement, though so far it’s a distant dream. While the nearby wilderness is rather gentle and the beasts keep their distance, the open access to the lake remains a threat to the dwellers. They leave this place at the end of every fall, moving back in the early thaw. The won’t risk being cut away from their old home for months.

The actual lake doesn’t have a name, but Foggy is a bit vain. Since she knows a lot about the settlements in the North, it may be better to stay on her good side.
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]

#53 Post by Aureus » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:22 am

You can now find the newest Roadwarden devlog on Itch.io , with updates on the new approach to the character’s goals, the crossbow rework, the heart of the forest, the game’s release date, and more!
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#54 Post by ATaleOfTwoKitties » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:04 am

Dang this is a a beautiful looking game!
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#55 Post by Aureus » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:08 am

I’m having a crazy month, but I’ve managed to test some new things.

1) The new d6 icon, that both makes it clear that a choice has a random chance attached to it, and allows me to alter some of the older choices to make them more interesting. It’s especially useful in combat - and gambling.
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2) The new “wait” option, a quality-of-life addition to the UI.
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3) A WIP illustration. I’m struggling to find a balance between the chaos and emptiness of the wilderness. I'll need to rework it, but I think it's an interesting attempt.
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October will be one of the loosest months I’ll have in 2020, so I’ll be able to finally focus on the game’s development. I can’t even express how happy I am. ^^
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#56 Post by Aureus » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:00 am

Three inns, three different opportunities to hide from the creatures of the night.

The obvious differences are the room prices, HP restoration values, and the “breakfast included” service. But there’s more - sleeping in some spots involves unique encounters and conversations, and the prices and benefits change as the player befriends the owners of these places.

There are also other areas in the game where the player can find a shelter, but they usually involve a more effort before they get unlocked.
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#57 Post by Aureus » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:24 am

One of the things that I really like about the game’s fantasy setting is its almost-post-apocalyptic feel. The overgrowing roads, the abandoned ruins, the secluded settlements, terrifying nights, and the scarcity of resources... Yet it’s not a result of a divine will, a random cataclysm, or of some plan orchestrated by an evil overlord. It’s just a harsh place to live in, and it shapes those who try to do so.

The roadwarden is not an almighty hero. While their journeys connect the few tamed scraps of the land, they keep fighting to survive and to achieve their goals, not to conquer the world or to change the “natural” order. There could be thousands of people like them alive, the realm would still struggle. It’s up to you to decide if you’re going to accept it.
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]

#58 Post by Aureus » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:06 am

When your role-playing choice may be used to manipulate an NPC so you can get on their good side... What do you do? Stay honest, or tell them what they want to hear?
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#59 Post by Aureus » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:03 am

Icon update! After almost two years of thinking there’s “something” wrong with them, I believe that’s a good step. ^^
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]

#60 Post by nomarsh » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:24 pm

Blows my mind that this is done in RenPy. Really cool game.

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