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Hi everyone, I come to present to you our first project at Caldera Games, which is Pantless Hero in development since a year.
You can also find all the information below on our website : Caldera-games.com

The idea for the scenario was inspired by an anecdote from Naheulbeuk (french fictional audio adventure).
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Pantless Hero is a 2D platform game mixing elements of RPG and exploration/adventure. Explore and storm vast and complex galleries of cave, ruins of an old dwarf mine. Brave all the dangers that took place since then, in order to accomplish your noble quest, that is none less than retrieving your most precious possession (a sumptuous mithril pants) stolen by a vile Troll.
Your are the pantless hero and it's time to change that !
The main influence of Pantless Hero are the Dark Souls and Castlevania series, for the challenging fights, ingenious progression and platform mechanics. The ambiance of that kind of game fits perfectly.

Supported languages: English, French
Release date: TBD
Developer: Caldera Games
Editor: Caldera Games
Genre: Platform / Adventure
Platform: PC, Mac, LinuxMode: Solo
Programming language: java + opengl (lwjgl) and some xml

- A world to explore : The underworld of Pantless Hero is huge, illustrated by rich detailed pixel art. There is always a corner to visit, a hide to discover and mysteries to solve !
- Combat system : It is not enough to rush on your enemies swinging your axe in the air to be victorious. You will need to fight strategically most of the enemies by timing your offensive and defensive tactics according to your opponents' behaviors.
- Items to collect : Gathering items scattered everywhere in the game is essential, either to help you in your progression or make your life easier. A rune system, rewards from succeeding difficult events, allow you to improve a set of skills. Various mushrooms can be gathered and consumed to benefit of temporary buffs. And many more to discover.
- Random components : Many aspects of Pantless Hero change at each game, either like the visual aspect of the mushrooms or the position of some items and enemies, you should always keep an eye open! An supplementary challenge is offered in addition of classic dungeons with dungeons created randomly following predefined formats. Bigger rewards at the end!

Coming Soon.



This is the Pantless Hero OST playlist, all the new tracks will be uploaded there.

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Role: Co-founder, Graphist, Game Designer, Web Designer.
Description: Passionate by pop culture like video games, as well cinephile and interested in art in general. I'm oriented in the creation domain as autodidact, as well as game development.

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Role: Co-founder, Game & Web Programmer, Game Designer.
Description: I live in the Philippines where I finish a degree in Computer Science. Very curious, I believe in self-education, which lead me to game development where I express myself through various programming languages.

Rowan Sgarlata
Role: Composer, Sound Designer.
Description: Currently living in Melbourne, Australia, having a bachelor in digital and interactive media scoring. Inspiration mainly comes from Nobuo Uematsu who composed the Final Fantasy Series. Currently composing for video games, tv shows and films. My Soundcloud.

Nexus Borjal
Role: Animator.
Description: A gamer at heart. A Filipino multimedia artist who specializes in character design, pixel art and animation. A lot of great games inspired me to work in the video game community. My DeviantArt.

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There is no public demo available for now, we are about to start a private alpha testing. We hope to be able to sell the game on Steam.

-Wandering through the caves-
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-Well deserved rest at a bonfire-

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Music Themes



Good news, the first music themes are available for you to listen !

They are composed by Rowan who joined us few month ago:


Rowan Sgarlata

Role: Compositor, Sound Designer.

Description: Currently living in Melbourne, Australia, having a bachelor in digital and interactive media scoring. Inspiration mainly comes from Nobuo Uematsu who composed the Final Fantasy Series. Currently composing for video games, tv shows and films. My Soundcloud.

This is the Pantless Hero OST playlist that will be updated when we have more tracks.

I will talk about the different tracks.

This is the main theme (or game title theme). It will be used in the intro sequence of the game and in the trailers. We want the music to represent the hero at the entrance of the cave who's going to face unknown dangers and mysteries to get back his stolen pants. We chose a rock style to emphasize the dynamism and violence of the game as well as death ('cause the game is hard).

This is the main ambiant theme, played during exploration phases.

This one is the goblin merchants' theme who are very malicious.

That track is for challenging moments and fights.

And lastly the boss theme.

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Give us your opinion!


This looks super cool. Hope I can play this game when it comes out! I will be tracking this one, peaks my interest. Is it gonna have the capability of multiplayer? I suppose if you were to do that, people would want procedural generation, but I hope all the best for you, even if I don't have the opportunity to play it. Good luck! :D

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Thanks for the compliments. I don't think there will be a multiplayer mode because the gameplay and the story doesn't fit for a multiplayer. But who knows ones the game is out if the sales are good we could think to develop a (free) extension for multiplayer, but that would be with modification in gameplay and different characters.

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