Today I finished the evil sidequests of the game; Notably the acquisition of the Darkness Sword and the Blood Shield, I also made the functionality of using those together. Now I’m working on other stuff, like the way you can get better ‘good’ shields. I have a few more things left to do, but the game is coming along nicely! Almost one hundred hours too!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 98 hours

  • Currently working on: Shield Sidequest

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Didn’t have much time to work on the game these days because of crunch at work, but I kept plinking away at the Vile Wizard sidequest. You’ll need to do some bad stuff to get there, but the rewards are okay? I’m almost done with making the Darkness Sword stuff work, then I have the Blood Shield to do. Afterwards I’ll work on the main Sword questline and finish the ‘Good’ shield one as well.

  • Time spent on the project so far: 96 hours

  • Currently working on: Evil Sidequests

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Still working on sidequests! I don’t have that many left to do - although the remaining ones are the ones that will be the most time-consuming - but I’ve completed the Bomb Sidequest today. I still have to do the Staff, Sword and Shield ones, then I’ll tackle Castle Blackmoor!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 94 hours

  • Currently working on: Sidequests

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Today I almost completed the Bracelets sidequests and the addition of ThiefThief into the game. In order to get Bracelets, you have to go talk to Pilf The Sneak and he will challenge you to a treasure winning game. You can play the game and win them and you’ll need to pay and win 3 of them to get the strongest one. Or you can just steal the bracelet! In this case, ThiefThief, Pilf’s Reepuvian Worm will come after you for the rest of the game and it will try to steal the money enemies drop. He’s not super fast, but it’ll add up!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 92 hours

  • Currently working on: Sidequests

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Almost done with the ancient battlefield! I only have one enemy left and then I’ll be able to tackle Castle Blackmoore and a few of the side quests.

  • Time spent on the project so far: 89 hours

  • Currently working on: Almost done with the ancient battlefield!

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

After a while spent working on my PROCJAM 2018 entry and a small break, I’m resuming work on Talk || Take with the second to last dungeon, the Ancient Battlefield. Enemies here include automated statues that shoot at the player and dangerous bomb droppers. This shouldn’t take too long because I already have the basic layout of the dungeon and the enemy concepts!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 87 hours

  • Currently working on: Starting up Ancient Battlefield

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Wild Island took a while to make because of its unique way to work as a dungeon, but I’m almost done with it, I just need to complete one final boss fight and test the whole thing and that’s going to be it! Then I’ll ‘only’ have two dungeons left…

  • Time spent on the project so far: 85 hours

  • Currently working on: Finishing up Wild Island

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Another one dungeon completed! I’m currently working on the magic staff mechanics before starting dungeon 4/7. Here’s a bit more of the encyclopedia!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 80 hours

  • Currently working on: Dungeons

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Still working on The Magic Grove, almost done in fact. I only have one boss fight left to code and then I’ll move to another dungeon. Probably the graveyard one!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 77 hours

  • Currently working on: Dungeons

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

I’ve been working on the ‘third’ dungeon lately, The Magic Grove, it’s a forest themed dungeon with snakes, spiders and magic crystals. There are a bunch of other things to do in the sidelines, like sidequests and alternative paths you can take through the game, but I reckon I’ll work on that when I’m done with all the dungeons.

  • Time spent on the project so far: 76 hours

  • Currently working on: Dungeons

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

I’ve worked on a second dungeon this weekend; the Bandit Camp, with its bosses and puzzles. I’m almost done and will be able to start working on more of them. Dungeons go fairly quickly so I should have a new one done by the end of the week as well. That being said, I’m feeling kinda sick at the moment so things might slow down…

  • Time spent on the project so far: 72 hours

  • Currently working on: Dungeons

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AuthorJérémie Tessier

The world map is ‘done’! And by that I mean that all the tiles are there, enemy spawns are placed and entrances are also there. I still need to work a bunch of side quests and item mechanics and the dungeons are still a WIP. But hey, the world map is done that’s something!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 68 hours

  • Currently working on: Dungeons

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AuthorJérémie Tessier
For the last two days I’ve been working on the Encyclopedia - a location where you can see records of the monsters you’ve defeated. Jones the Sage lives here, and in exchange for you filling these entries she’ll give you magic staves. I have to work on the staves next (and what happens if you TAKE them from her)
  • Time spent on the project so far: 65 hours
  • Currently working on: Encyclopedia UI
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AuthorJérémie Tessier

I've worked on the Blood Plains a bit in the last few days; Adding the Ancient Cannon that you can move around and set to fire at will on the two factions warring over this region. You have to do this in order to unlock the Ancient Battlefield, which is where the Seal of War is located.

  • Time spent on the project so far: 63 hours
  • Currently working on: World map, enemies
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AuthorJérémie Tessier

In the last few days I've done a bunch of work on the world map; adding new enemies and map tiles as I almost complete the whole overworld area of the game. There isn't much left to do, most of the Blood Plains and a big party of the Crystal Sea, but otherwise the other areas are done. I still have one NPC left to implement and a few more tricks here and there, but I'm also pretty close to adding all the remaining dungeons!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 60 hours
  • Currently working on: World map, enemies
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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Today I worked on allowing the player to walk on water - and properly drown if you unequip the means to do so while above the blue waves - and I tweaked the pathfinding for some of my enemies. Next up are more maps and other challenges and foes. I only have one NPC left to design, technically, and a bunch of dungeons, so things are going well!

  • Time spent on the project so far: 55 hours
  • Currently working on: World map, items, challenges
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AuthorJérémie Tessier

Today I've made the first thief challenge where you just need to figure out which box contains the Bracelet of Water in order to win it. It's fairly easy, but that's pretty much the goal with first challenges for each NPCs. Then I implemented the Healing Flask - an item that revives you to full health if you die. It's fairly powerful, but there will be a limited number of them in the game. They are also the first way I've added to heal Empty Hearts. Then I started working on the 'walking on water' system, which works fairly simply, I just need to make it so you drown if you un-equip the bracelet, and everything will be fine!

I was thinking about retooling some of the work I've done on Talk || Take to create a small Boyfriend Dungeon fangame and now that I think about it, if I need to create a procedural dungeon for the Seal Of Chaos, that's work I could use for both ideas. Hmm.

  • Time spent on the project so far: 53 hours
  • Currently working on: World map, items, challenges
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AuthorJérémie Tessier

A lot of things were done since last time! I kept working on the world map, added a few more items and NPCs and started work on more enemies and stuff! You can see the status of the world as it is right now in one of the screenshots below, keep in mind that the lower left half of the world isn't started yet because you need a way to walk over water in order to get there. I'm currently working on that very specific item, which you can acquire from Pilf, the Sneak NPC. If you TAKE it from him however...

  • Time spent on the project so far: 52 hours
  • Currently working on: World map, items, challenges
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AuthorJérémie Tessier

I've been working on a few things the last couple of days, mainly the challenge you need to pass in order to get the first shield. I've also added squares on the map and worked on a few new enemies and NPCs. I'm currently working on a bug that occurs when you exit a dungeon - the camera kinda goes crazy if you try to change locations. Afterwards I'll work a bit more on the world map.

  • Time spent on the project so far: 45 hours
  • Currently working on: World map, swamp/mountain area
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AuthorJérémie Tessier

I managed to get music that I kinda liked, so I went back to working on the world map and game content. You can now start exploring the graveyard, but the thick trees around it make it impossible to see if you don't have a lamp. You could always TAKE one from the gravekeeper...

  • Time spent on the project so far: 42 hours
  • Currently working on: World map, graveyard area
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AuthorJérémie Tessier