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Griefhelm is a dueling game like Nidhogg, with a 3-directional combat system, meaning that you will need to choose the direction of attack and to avoid getting hit, you'll need to block in the correct direction, or dodge the hit by simply moving (this won't always be an option though).
There are three attack directions (Up: Overhead Slash, Mid: Slash, Down: Thrust). The directional blocking is done through a stance system. For example, if the player is in the stance with the sword up, he'll block incoming overhead slashes.


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Finally got the chance to make some friends play Griefhelm. I didn't expect it yet, but they had good genuine fun! :) But besides the laughing and mocking of the opponent, the game wasn't creating an appropriate atmosphere for the duel. Had to intervene immediately!

Cloth Simulation

The first thing I added was some cloth simulation. No knight can look fancy with a rigid surcoat, and I'm really happy with the obtained results. As you can see below, the knight on the left is somewhat sexy :)


Ragdoll

Ok! The death animations worked... But only if the opponent died on a flat surface. In other cases, in which death occurred while jumping or standing near a ledge, the effect was simply awful. Therefore, I went in and added some blending with a Ragdoll during death. Below you can see that previously declared sexy knight miserably falling to his death in an almost acrobatic fashion. I think it looks pretty cool


Audio

Finally, the most important thing that was limiting the atmosphere was, of course, the complete absence of audio. I now added Music and sword swing, hit, and parry sounds.

Cheers,
JDL

4-Player matches, Main Menu, and Player Customization

4-Player matches, Main Menu, and Player Customization

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I updated the downloadable combat system prototype to version 0.0.0.4. Finally, a Menu, Player Customization and you can play up to 4 players! :)

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Introduction

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In this introduction, I'll talk about the combat system of this sidescroller dueling game!

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Griefhelm - Combat System Prototype 0.0.0.4

Griefhelm - Combat System Prototype 0.0.0.4

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The combat is directional, meaning that players will need to choose the direction of attack, and to avoid getting hit, they'll need to block in the correct...

Griefhelm - Combat System Prototype 0.0.0.3

Griefhelm - Combat System Prototype 0.0.0.3

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This is the first prototype of the combat system. The combat is directional, meaning that players will need to choose the direction of attack, and to...

Griefhelm - Combat System Prototype 0.0.0.2

Griefhelm - Combat System Prototype 0.0.0.2

Demo

This is the first prototype of the combat system. The combat is directional, meaning that players will need to choose the direction of attack, and to...

Griefhelm - Combat System Prototype 0.0.0.1

Griefhelm - Combat System Prototype 0.0.0.1

Demo

This is the first prototype of the combat system. The combat is directional, meaning that players will need to choose the direction of attack, and to...

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

Is this game still getting updates?

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johnnylonack Creator
johnnylonack

Hey Volt, yes I'm working on it intensively. Trying to add AI which is no easy task. I hope I can update you guys soon! :)

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

Ok, great! Keep doing what you're doing man.

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

Game looks awesome!

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johnnylonack Creator
johnnylonack

Thank you! I really appreciate the support!! :)

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

Np, btw, I said it looks awesome because I can't actually play it. Will you be able to make an installer version of the application of the game? Because the rar installer isn't working for me, I can't play the game with the rar thing for some weird reason.

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johnnylonack Creator
johnnylonack

Oh really? The game doesnt require installation... You just click on the sidescroller.exe and it should work

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

I have no idea where that's at. Are you able to make an installer for the game? Cause I can't play this unless you make an installer for the game. I have windows 10, and I'm trying to download it with Microsoft Edge, every time I try to download this with that, it takes it to Internet Explorer and it never works after that. Is there something you can do about this?

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

Oh ok, hang on I'll try that.

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johnnylonack Creator
johnnylonack

Did you manage to get it working?

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

Nope, I don't know what to do.

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johnnylonack Creator
johnnylonack

so you've tried going in WindowsNoEditor->SideScroller.exe and it didn't work? Or are you having issues with the download?

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

Nm, I'll see if I can download this another time then.

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johnnylonack Creator
johnnylonack

Instructions.
The file is a .rar which needs to be extracted. Once extracted, you will find a folder called WindowsNoEditor and within that, you'll find SideScroller.exe.

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Phantom8866
Phantom8866

I don't know where that's at that's the issue I'm having. Will you be able to demonstrate to me where that's at?

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