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Olvand is a little multiplayer sandbox RPG, where the players live in self-built towns and can go on all kinds of adventures together. Imagine living with your friends in a small town in the mountains, or creating a new group of friends in a pub in the metropole you all live in. There will be several mini-games the inhabitants of a server can play together, among which will be combat based games like King of the Hill or Capture the Flag. You will be able to play against other people in your city, or as a city against another city, or as a whole server against another server. The combat works with self-built guns, in which all kinds of powers can be combined to create unique effects.

Report article RSS Feed Looking for someone who wants to make a tutorial for Olvand

I'm looking for someone who wants to make a written or a video tutorial for a complicated part of my game: building your gun.

Posted by Woseseltops on Oct 18th, 2012

Hi everyone! The playtesting is still going very well; while I work on the next patch in my free hours, every now and then people come online, test some stuff, and tell me what went wrong. I also like how the playtester group keeps growing slowly: people really use the 'invite a friend' feature, which is nice. The next big group of playtesters will be invited once the new patch is ready.

But that said, let's get to why I'm writing this post: I notice that most playtesters don't use the gun customization features. Of the 50 Olvand accounts at the moment, only 5 have the olb combination achievement, for example. This is not only a pity because gun customization is my favorite part of the game, but also because it will be essential to many minigames in the future. This is gun customization in it's most basic (and useless) form:

This lack of self-made gun probably exists because, I'll admit it, it IS a bit complicated when you start. It'll become clear and intuitive quickly (I know from LAN-playtests), but you have to take that step and learn the system. Therefore, I want to give you some help and have a tutorial which explains some basic gun builds. I almost started writing one myself, but then I realized this might be a good opportunity to have some community interaction! On top of that, if someone else does it, I'll have more time to build cool features :).

What you get

  • An invite, if you don't have one yet.
  • A mention on this very blog, which means that a lot of people will be visiting your website or channel. I'm approaching 200 followers here on Desura, and my blog posts get around 400 pageviews usually.
  • Fame!

What you do

  • Make a tutorial article or video explaining situations like the picture below, and more complicated ones after that.
  • Put the text on your blog (or somewhere else), or the video on YouTube. Advertisements are okay.

Please send me a pm here on ModDB/IndieDB/Desura if you're interested. If I get more offers, I will pick the best 3, so please send some of your previous work to convince me!

If you want more development, see [twitter] or [facebook]!

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Ultima911
Ultima911 Oct 19 2012, 9:46pm says:

I will make a video tutorial and a written tutorial for free.
Contact me several ways;
Steam - [CCL] Ultima911 [Head-Admin]
Email - ExtremelyExpertEncounters@yahoo.com
Chances are i won't check my ModDB account so if you could contact me through steam it would be best.

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Woseseltops Author
Woseseltops Oct 21 2012, 6:32am replied:

I've sent you an email :)

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