New Indie MM "Clone"

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New Indie MM "Clone"

Postby Charles-cgr » Jan 28 2011, 17:46

First I'd like to thank Kalah for allowing me to post here :)

I thought some of the older folks here might like to know I made a game that is strongly inspired by the first two Might and Magics those came out before Heroes even existed). It's a pretty big project that offers 20-40 hours of old school gameplay.

Similarities include the classes, the eternal 'square by square' map exploration, and the general combat mechanics.

Enhancements include automapping, some character attributes like Berserk (Knight), Bleed (Rogue) or Barrage (Archer), a much more prominent storyline & NPC interaction, higher def sound & graphics...

I'd love to read feedback from hardcore MM fans!

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Postby NicholasRay » Jan 28 2011, 18:40

Wish they woulda used 6, 7 or 8 engine or remake but cool none the less.

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Postby tolich » Jan 29 2011, 9:36

They made this with the Game Maker, and this engine will not change.

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Postby Charles-cgr » Jan 29 2011, 9:47

Heyy tolich! Nice seeing you again!

The engine does evolve but it definitely won't become an MM 6-8 engine anytime soon :D

I like blobbers & make blobbers for blobber fans.
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Postby Talin_Trollbane » Jan 30 2011, 23:14

well, it looks nice and plays nice, but those encounter images...
i dunno but they dont look like they really belong ingame, ex that Necromancer who has a Naga as a representation pic.

maybe you should ask someone to make some nice NPC/monster/encounter pics for you.

other then that, good job.
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Postby Charles-cgr » Jan 31 2011, 22:58

Actually the naga would be a race and necromancer a class so I don't see the discrepancy there. As for the monster images in general I guess it's mostly a question of taste. I hope to find the time to hand-draw monsters for a sequel.

Thanks for giving it a try!
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Postby Charles-cgr » Jan 27 2013, 0:58

Much, much has changed with a graphical overhaul, new content, new mechanics (skills, combat tactical options, puzzles and NPC interaction...)

I built on the MM2 inspiration mostly, but expanded on that a little.

Also, I announced a sequel, which will probably be a new thread soon.

And the name of the company is OlderBytes now. OMG it's been two years 8|
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Postby legendoferthia » Jan 27 2013, 2:55

You finally completed it! Great work, I will have a look at it in the next couple of days. I am loving the screenshots! Also, it's great to know that you are making a sequel too. We need more of these kinds of games.
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Postby Agalloch » Jan 27 2013, 9:20

This looks pretty awesome!

Has anyone else here bought/played it? If it's anything like MM2, I'd be happy to buy it at todays price!

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Postby Charles-cgr » Jan 27 2013, 23:26

Hi Agalloch,

Browsing the forums might give you an idea what players think of it.

www.olderbytes.com/community

Just steer clear of the ones marked as spoilers :)

EDIT - Yes, MM2 is a major influence. I expanded on a few things, namely NPCs, battle tactical options and a somewhat more visible storyline.
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Postby Agalloch » Jan 28 2013, 9:42

I actually got a chance to play the demo last night, and I really like. I still play MM2 for both the PC and MegaDrive (Genesis), so this is right up my street. As I was writing this, I have bought the game, as it seems I didn't miss the offer - thankyou!

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Postby Charles-cgr » Feb 4 2013, 8:53

Happy adventuring and thanks for your support! :)
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Postby Istrebitel » Apr 9 2013, 12:43

I watched a trailer. Looks good, but there is one awful problem with there not being a variation of textures for walls/cave outlines. It makes it very awkward because you don't feel like you're moving, but rather that walls are sliding inside some rails. A small difference here and there would go a long way to make you feel you are actually moving.

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Postby Charles-cgr » Apr 9 2013, 12:53

Actually there are torches :p

Still, I've been thinking about adding moss. That was for the sequel though.
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