Hey there, I'm an indie game dev, currently working on a narrative driven sci-fi / modern adventure hybrid
My first storygame since cardfile on Windows 3.11, The Devourer is now up. I look forward to your comments and feedback. If you want to know the route paths, drop me a message
Status Update (7th April, 17) Going underground to work on my next project, wake me up when
September Ends 3J returns
Interests: Game design, Sci Fi, Sociology-Anthropology-Psychology, storytelling, and a general curiousity about everything
Favorite games (in no particular order): The Witcher 3, Civ V Complete, MGSV, Valkyria Chronicles, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dishonored, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, XCOM2, YuGiOh, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros 3DS, KotoR2 (With the restoration pack), EndMaster's works (particularly Eternal, Ground Zeroes, and Death Song), The Witness
Unique games that I loved: FTL, 80 Days, Reigns, Danganronpa 2, the Ace Attorney Series, Civ Beyond Earth (with RT), Renowned Explorers: International Society, The Sims 3, Katawa Shoujo, Shadow of Mordor, Plague Inc, Crusader Kings 2, Democracy 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Undertale, Offworld Trading Company, Spore, Gunpoint, This War of Mine, the Bioshock series, Crypt of the Necrodancer ... (and the list goes ever on)
Steam ID: http://steamcommunity.com/id/StrykerLegend/
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Darth Maul: A disappointment
on 12/12/2017 8:02:25 AM
I enjoyed the alternate character interpretation Palpatine earned in the pre-Disneyfication Expanded Universe. Palpatine was a strong force wielder who realized the greater scope threat, the Yuuzhan Vong were about the waltz into the known galaxy (from beyond the known galaxy) and trash the place. He engineered the whole civil war and subsequent perpetual militarization of the galaxy in order to build war industries and experience to prepare them for the upcoming war, knowing peace had made the galaxy fragile.
He then went silly regarding how to handle baby Luke, and well, one less emperor (though as with Maul he got revived and re-revived and re-re-revived whenever an author wanted to trot him out), I found this interpretation of his character to be the most rewarding. A similar role was assigned to Darth Revan in the KotoR series, and for that I praise Revan's design to the high heavens. Side note, KotoR 2's exile is yet another fascinating character offshoot of the Star Wars canon (and in my opinion one of the finest).
@Steve: As for Maul, he was a Zabrak. If you liked him, I suggest you play KotoR2 (it's bargain bin cheap, and after the restoration mod becomes what it was meant to have been), you'll enjoy Bao-Dur.
on 12/2/2017 2:16:36 PM
Netflix is getting into CYoAs
on 11/9/2017 6:16:04 AM
After a lot of things that didn't work out (a few after months of time invested), learned coding in GameMaker and now making a narrative led adventure game with a buddy. The systems and overall story intentions are designed, now I'm working on converting the plans into coding logic. The target is to have a working standalone build by the middle of the month, roughly on target. I drop by and check the forums once in a while, but honestly there hasn't been anything too engaging, neither in terms of commendations or really commendable posts.
Netflix is getting into CYoAs
on 11/9/2017 5:04:31 AM
Random update on how CYoAs are going. Mosaic is apparently turning heads.
There was also an article about CYoAs on Amazon's Echo, but both the article and the CYoAs seemed unimpressive. Also somewhat related, Telltale has laid off 25% of its employees, they really got into a creative rut with their work, I personally felt it was retreading the same ground since Tales from the Borderlands.
Seeing as how
on 10/11/2017 11:08:24 PM
I'm waiting for a few more months before playing it (I'll have a gaming colleague joining then so we can play splitscreen co-op), and also for the inevitable bug patches and QoL upgrades a game of this size is going to need. Still, seeing the reviews I'm really happy I kickstarted this.
Seeing as how
on 10/11/2017 8:53:27 AM
Yep, but the concept would be poking fun of the idea of winning a lottery to make it big. You could have text that changes based on just three things: Highest one time gain, current cash, time since last win. Depending on those three, a player playing small (but far more likely to pay out bets) would have a very different experience than someone taking monumental risks (which would pretty much never play off unless you allowed them to 'cheat' and win just so someone would see the actual text).
If the player won it big, they'd experience a scene of quitting their job, burning the money, being invited to snobby parties where the water costs more than normal champagne, aaaand eventually crashing and burning nicely (yet still being interested in continuing their 'profession'). If they don't win, they'd perhaps walk by the venue of said snooty party and say to themselves 'Next time,' with a straight look on their face.
A run where the player never wins anything, goes slight/moderately/deeply in the red, and is chased out by creditors would be the 'normal' run, and their character dialogues would reflect that (though they'd never lose faith in their 'profession'). I know this is just a wild idea running rampant, but it feels like it could be a really fun critique of a lot of modern stereotypes about leaving it all to luck (and expecting that to work out).
/Side derail/ I've heard extremely positive things about Original Sin 2, and having Kickstarted it I wonder whether this kind of a playthrough (pure luck) would work there.
Seeing as how
on 10/11/2017 6:57:16 AM
This thread is already derailed through hell and back, a couple of times at that, I'll bite at your idea. A story about a 'professional lottery winner,' as in a person who genuinely considers the lottery/ies to be their only source of income would be pretty fun to read. They'd be different from say a professional poker player (who has measurable personal skill, such as 'scum-reading' other players), in that they'd be entirely dependent on luck. Heck, a story game where the probability of them winning anything is a pure RNG roll, which then determines what life choice options they'd have would be seriously fun. Oh, and the person would be dead serious to anyone they met that they were indeed a 'professional lottery player,' business cards and all.
Age of My Cystian Peers
on 10/4/2017 2:33:19 PM
In the second half of the my twenties, looks like I'm an outlier, everyone else is either really young or Endmaster('s age)
Rick and Morty
on 10/4/2017 2:31:42 PM
Your brand of humor/jargon has been missed :)
Also, season ending was trash. On the whole I'd rate Season 2>1=3, just so many concepts left unexplored
Long time no see
on 10/4/2017 2:29:48 PM
I'd made an article on the earlier months of the year here
but then life happened, and I never got round to updating it >_<