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The story is set in the land of Jorokiim; a fantastical land teeming with all the right elements that make for a fun adventure, up to and including maniac shopkeepers. Buster is a once-famous knight of the Royal Guard of Jorokiim, fallen from fame as per the slow march of time. Evil reared it’s head long ago, shooting Buster to fame as the lone knight who stood up to it and clawed back the sanity of the world. Well, not really. There was another guy, a wizard named Lars Séance. He paid the ultimate price, giving his life to perform an archaic spell that would seal away the evil forever, or about 20 years as it turns out. Buster made it out alive, and quietly forgot to mention Lars' sacrifice thus gaining all of the glory.But evil has awoken once more, and has conveniently inhabited the many abandoned dungeons scattered throughout Jorokiim. Rising to face the challenge is what you’d expect of Buster, but really he was forced to do it...

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0 comments by LightUpWarrior on Mar 30th, 2014

Hello everyone! In today's news update I am going to be revealing a glimpse into Mistmere Island, the setting for the Dungeon Buster demo.

Mistmere was a quiet place. Mistmere was a tranquil place. But then the children started to go missing. Stepping onto the island it isn't immediately obvious that something is wrong; birds sing happily as the sun beats down. But if you look close enough and you'll start to notice the tension just under the surface. Locals whisper of a cult that kidnaps children to use in rituals, others speak of an ancient dormant curse cast on the island that was triggered by an unwitting adventurer. Some even say that the children were kidnapped into the Void by the Gods themselves. Step into the tan leather boots of Buster as he travels through this mystical island, ultimately trying to avoid any hassle but becoming unavoidably involved anyway.

Mistmere is packed full of villages to visit, dungeons to plunder, and secrets to discover. The overworld will consist of a variety of settings including villages, ruins, islets, beaches and forests. Each aspect of the environments is being lovingly crafted to make for the most rewarding exploration experience, so that you won't get bored whilst you're out exploring the island. In terms of underworld there will be everything from small tombs to sprawling dungeons to unearth and explore, along with an extremely generous portion of houses to loot. Take a look at the screenshots below to get an idea of what the overworld is going to look like. As ever these are all work in progress and may change before the final release.

These screenshots illustrate the small village of Fothdara and the adjoining Bleakrest Graveyard. Fothdara is a fishing village on the southern tip of Mistmere, birthplace of the Honourable Knight Finna who is laid to rest in the nearby Bleakrest Graveyard. Finna was a local legend who went on to captain the Royal Guard of Jorokiim on the mainland. Fothdara is one of the first locations featured in the demo, and is a key location in the story of the island.

Not all of the dungeons are well lit either, so you'll need to exercise caution if you don't want to end up on the business end of a bottomless pit.

In other development news, the dialogue has been tweaked with a more readable font and the whole system by which dialogue is created has been simplified. The most time consuming aspect is creating a rich palette of scenery to decorate Mistmere and make it as visually appealing as possible. Below is an example of a crumbling stone tower in three different variations.

You may also have noticed the audio that was recently uploaded "The Dungeon's Hero", a fantastic WIP theme for the game being created by the very talented Maurice Theißen. Give it a listen if you haven't already, it's a very chilled out piece of hybrid 8bit bliss.

That's all for now folks, stay tuned for more demo media soon! 

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doppl3r Dec 26 2013, 6:14pm says:

This art is really neat. It feels 3 dimensional and well balanced :D

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ceriux Jan 15 2013, 3:44pm says:

really nice 2d art.

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jordo834 Jan 7 2013, 7:51am says:

looking awesome! nice work

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