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Very first release! EXCITEMENT LEVEL: 100% In a few hours, the first Alpha Version of Rathguarde will be released!

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Hello World!

Later today, I will be uploading the very first Alpha version of Rathguarde. YES IT IS VERY EXCITING!

So what should you expect? WELL:

+ One race: Goblins
+ 5 Block Types: Dirt, Dirt with Grass, Empty Sky, Empty Dirt, and Empty Dirt WITH GRASS!
+ Movement of Goblin
+ Jumping of Goblin
+ Goblin can delete blocks with his awesome action cursor powers
+ Goblin can make Dirt blocks with his awesome action cursor powers - WAIT WHAT? HE CAN PLACE DIRT! - YES, HE CAN!
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Goblin can look in all 8 main directions (conditionally) using the mouse
+ Dynamically Expanding, Randomly Generated Terrain! Yes, that's right folks, you can keep walking forever to the left or right, until you run out of RAM.
+ A World Height limit of 256 blocks (128 down, 128 up).


The Goblin is currently animated with 128 different 32x32 sprites (hand - or Mouse more to the point - drawn!), check out the sprites on our Images page.

5 Different terrain sprites, see Images

Yes, this is a very basic build of the game, but it is Alpha 1.0! I'll hopefully be doing a post every week, so by this time next week I will update you on the other stuff I'm doing with it, but here is what I'm planning on adding for the next patch:

+ Inventory System
+ Hotbar System (similar to that of Minecraft , perhaps a bit different) to select various blocks for placement
+ Stone (new block)
+ Fixing of Any Bugs you guys find

So please check out the Alpha in the downloads section (when I upload it in a few hours), and comment here any bugs/comments/ideas/hate etc. you have!

See you again this time next week!

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Foxtrot070
Foxtrot070

So when do you think the download will be avaliable?

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BaronVengeous Author
BaronVengeous

Just uploaded it now, but authorization may take up to 2 days. Hopefully it will be done soon!

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VarosTyr
VarosTyr

Can't wait to try it out! This looks like it could be pretty cool, especially with the potentiality of multiplayer and all that, whenever it comes.

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BaronVengeous Author
BaronVengeous

Thanks Pazuru! The first Alpha finished getting authorized not too long ago, so go check it out!

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VarosTyr
VarosTyr

Not bad for bare bones gameplay. Only thing I wonder is with looking around directional with the mouse, why couldn't it be closer to the character rather than requiring it to be far out in proximity? [Can't change direction without it being near the screen's edges. Being able to adjust how closely you can do that would help.]

Otherwise, looking forward to more updates!

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BaronVengeous Author
BaronVengeous

yes, that is a bit of an issue, i'll have that done with the next update :)

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