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12-02-2013, 10:31 PM #1
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Enemy: An X-Com-inspired roguelike made from a mashup of classic games
I just posted a Kickstarter for an indie game I've been making at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1209639165/enemy. The quick summary is:
- Characters, items, and environments are an eclectic mashup of many classic games
- Everything is procedurally generated, including the storyline and final boss
- Detailed turn-based combat system, inspired by the 1994 classic, X-Com
- Realistic physics simulation allows for a rich variety of tactical options
- Permanent death ensures that combat is always tense
There's video at the site itself. I'd love to hear any feedback anyone has. Here's a few screens:
12-02-2013, 10:51 PM #2
Looks impressive thusfar. I quite like XCOM, and this seems like something that'd be right up my alley.
Not entirely sure where you're going with the "mashup of classic 8-bit era games" as the protagonists, but that doesn't really matter in the end, anyway. Combat looks fun, seems quite functional, destructible environments look nice and the presentation, overall, seems quite good. My only recommendation would be to tweak the usability a bit. The interface you've made, while seemingly entirely functional, reminds me more of the GUI used in Unity or Blender rather than the interface I would actually implement in the game (not that that's necessarily a bad thing - XCOM is pretty similar and I've played the hell out of that).
And what of the story? I understand that it's all procedurally-generated, but does that also explain why this cast of characters is involved? I'm curious as to why you chose these retro game heroes and how their stories get inter-related.
Still, this looks incredibly promising. Looking forwards to wherever you decide to take this project. Perhaps some unique enemies, different identifiable items, interesting encounters, hit point notifications and other role-playing features? Who knows. Looks quite good so far.
Kickstarter? Sure - I'll back this project. Best of luck!
13-02-2013, 12:04 AM #3
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