Release 0.32: Enemies attack

The new release of RPG Playground is online, containing a first raw version of combat. Currently all enemies will attack you, and they can be killed.

  1. You can kill enemies by swinging your sword with the SPACEBAR, ‘C’ or CTRL key.
  2. Enemies will attack you.
  3. Your hero can get hurt, but cannot die yet.

When an enemy dies, it will disappear. But in edit mode it appears again so you can edit the properties. Restart your game when you want to make them alive again.

Next up:

  1. Your hero has health with a visual health meter
  2. Your hero can die and the game will then be restarted
  3. Your hero can pick up health potions

After that I will add sounds and make the overall experience way better.

The share dialog also changed: Now you can use our web page to post your game to the forum. After that I will put it on the play page.

So go over to http://rpgplayground.com and test out some enemy combat!

Game Design Challenge: The Legend of the 3 Orbs

It seems some of you are running out of ideas for making new games, so I have a proposal: Let’s make a game design challenge! If this is successful, I might repeat such challenges.

Rules:

  1. The title of you game is “The Legend of the 3 Orbs”.
  2. Your get 3 weeks to finish your game, so the deadline is the 12th of March.
  3. You can keep your game secret until then, or make your development public so you can already receive early feedback.
  4. Starting from the 12th of March, everyone can play each others games and comment on them.
  5. There is no winner. The goal is to become better game designers by practicing your craft, getting feedback from others, and learning from what others did.

If you want to enter this competition, leave a reply at the forum post. I will update this post and list all entrants here:

Entrants

1. Ponderingpinky

Known from the game Hero for Hire.

2. Cynic-P

Known from the game Crimson Children.

3. Aura

Known from A Lill’ Girls Tale and Clair’s Christmas of Wonders.

4. Comprehensible

Known from Falling Glory.

5. Ez Me

6. Flaimora

7. Koonsolo

Yeah, me! I want to get familiar with my own program again, so what is better than joining this challenge? 🙂

8. Mystify

Made the game World of a Purple Something