One of the nice things about game development is getting
a lot of creative energy coming together in one place
and then giving it a shake and seeing what falls out.
The best thing things about working on a fantasy game
is that what pops out is usually exciting.
month we saw some scary new monsters go from concept
to completed model and we saw Fin (the fish dragon)
fly, or is it swim, across our desktops for the first
time. We've also had cities appear from nowhere and
watched their lights at night under beautiful Aurora
Borealis, as you can see below!
Feature of the week - Combat
Making fighting monsters and other players fun and
interesting has been a goal of ours for a long time.
To achieve this goal we have created a system which
gives players a lot of choices to make in combat and
a lot of flexibility in choosing a course of action
which brings them victory.
starters, you have to chose which weapon you go into
combat with. Different weapons will do different damage
types and give you access to different abilities.
You also have to chose the abilities you use carefully
because if you drain yourself of too much energy you
will be weak for the rest of the fight. Finally, you
should look at your enemy's weapons and armour and
think about their tactics and their weaknesses.
by carefully thinking about the combat you're in can
you get the extra edge to ensure victory over a tough
Letter from Gadsolme
is on holiday this week but Thursday 15th come
and check the web site for a great new story about
the origin of the Dragons and the mysterious ruins
that dot the landscape of Fortitude.
Thursday 13th - Lore release
Friday 14th - Dev diary
Friday 21st - Second newsletter and a competition
Monday 24th - Stratics House of Commons dev chat
Friday 28th - Tester diary
Edbis have a
Dragon Empires preview for you to read.
- Zikar has made another DE cartoon.
- RPG Vault has the
37th Q&A available.
- MMORPG Dot has its
3rd DE interview for you to read.
- RPG Planet's DE Chronicles has an article
on the exclusive concept of the Yellowback Empire.
- Scott Cowie, Lead World Builder, took part in another
RPG Vault round
..There's lots more news on the site, go have a
post of the week
There has been a lot of talk about expansion
packs and what makes a great expansion
pack for an MMORPG. Go add your two cents worth!
site of the week
Dragon Chronicles - http://rpgplanet.com/de
Darkov has opened a new site on the RPG Planet network
and it's full of great information and links as well
as a dev-tracker which follows what the latest interesting
posts are by developers on the game forums.