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The update this week contains several new features, such as new backgrounds, new animations and other things. Be sure to check it out.

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Tales of Vastor - Progress #12 - Alpha again?

Tales of Vastor - Progress #12

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  • What's done?
  • What's next?

What's done?

AoE attacks

The paladin is the first character with an AoE attack. An AoE attack usually does less damage, but damages all foes, making it a great attack against lots of enemies.

progress12 - area of effect

Dialogue choices

As the story goes on, you will encounter different choices. Each of them will influence the further progress or your side quests. Be sure to choose the right options and bring back peace to Ethen.

progress12 - dialogue choices

Finished first chapter

The first chapter is completely finished and tested. So far, it was quite difficult, as the story was modified over time. Existing config had to be undone and refactored. However, here is one of my favorite screens in chapter 1:

progress12 - black knight

Foreground images

This week, one of the greatest improvements was to add multiple backgrounds and foregrounds. Usually, I was just adding a background, resulting in a static image. Here is an example of how a scene looks like with a foreground image:

progress12 - foreground

Someday, I will implement the parallax effect for the backgrounds and foregrounds as well.

New background

A part of the new background was displayed before. In the western part of Ethen, there's the black knight fortress, a former mine. Now, those terrible black knights reside there.

This is how the bridge to the fortress looks like:

progress12 - black fortress

Alpha version preparation

In order to provide a stable new alpha version, I was testing the game, fixing some bugs and adding new features. The alpha version currently provides the following:

  • Chapter 1
  • 3 playable characters
  • Different fights based on the level and progress
  • A boss fight
  • A merchant
  • Music
  • Sound effects
  • Almost complete keyboard input

What's next?

  • Alpha version (31.10.2018)
  • New items
  • Complete chapter 2

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