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I wanted to share this image.

I've been working on Moonbright and I knew going in it would be significantly more complex than Frostfall, but I just saw this side-by-side comparison and even I'm pretty surprised at the difference.

Both images are composed of dots that represent the game passages, as well as their branching pathways (choices). As you can see, Frostfall had several options, but for the most part the game was very linear- I mean, it was basically an adventure through a cave. You didn't have too many options other than to go on through the cave.

But Frostfall is bigger. You don't start in a cave, you start in a town. Right off the bat, you're given 3 completely different choices to start the game. Before the MAIN QUEST even begins, you've already got 3 small adventures that will be totally unique each time you play through because all 3 quests don't link up in any way. And within THOSE quests are other smaller branching subquests!

I haven't even gotten to the main quest of the game yet and this game is already branching all over the place. Moonbright is going to be freaking epic- a text adventure RPG on a scale you've never seen before. I'm so excited to share this game with you guys, but I have a lot of work ahead of me!

This ones a big'un.

<3 KFSB

 

PS yes flimflamophobia I'm still working on the animations too ;)



That's the most views I've had on anything ever :)

You guys and gals are the best players a virtual Dungeon Master could ask for! Moonbright is going to kick so much ass!!


Frostfall v1.1

2017-06-27 08:02:36 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

Updated Frostfall to fix a few bugs and added fullscreen mode so you don't have to scroll anymore. If you haven't played it yet, check it out here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/695371

It's a good ole' fashioned fantasy text adventure with some Crypt Shyfter style artwork. Go forth and be a badass!



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You kicked the shit out of the Frozen King, now it's time to kick ass again!

Play as the original Barbarian, Spellslinger, and Shadow or try your hand at three brand new classes: Shaman, Templar, and Mystic.

Step back into the shoes of a badass paper cutout hero in Crypt Shyfter: Moonbright! It's an all new fantasy text adventure set in the Crypt Shyfter universe.

Coming soon......



Thank you!! :D

I'm so excited for this game and extremely happy with how it turned out. I know I can do even better on the next one- I think I'll step it up and make it a side-scroller or top down RPG instead of straight text. Game development isn't something I'd played around with before now but I really like it :)


Crypt Shyfter: Frostfall

2017-06-22 18:45:16 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian
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http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/695371

I finished my first game!

Of course right now I’m kinda like “Aw shitfucker! Pen & Paper Assassin beat me to the punch! That game was awesome and literally just got released so everyone’s gunna think I copied off that. Plus it was so freaking well-made! How the fucknuggets can I compete with that??”

So it goes.

That was a damn cool game and I’m super jealous of some of the mechanics in that bad boy, so congrats to @blobzone for making such a fucking awesome game.

But anyway, back to Frostfall...

It’s a quirky little text adventure based on my Crypt Shyfter series. You get to take on the role of a paper cut-out hero who fights monsters and Shyfters using a variety of weapons and magic items :]

Ya’ll know how big a Dungeons & Dragons geek I am- well, this is my chance you be your Dungeon Master without actually sitting down at a table and playing D&D with you!

I made the game using Twine (awesome program, I highly recommend it for anyone thinking of making a text adventure game) and tried to push everything to the limits. I’ve never made a game before, but it was so much find finding ways to break the game and trying to patch together something that not only worked, but also resembled D&D in a simplified format.

You have a few basic stats and a couple items to start with, then depending on what choices you make and which items you have, you’ll get a few different options later in the game.

Dice rolls using your stats throughout the game make for a totally unique experience each time you play through, even if you take the exact same path. This is because a poor roll, unlike in D&D, leads to “something bad happens” as opposed to “you miss, nothing happens.” That means if you ran across the icy bridge and didn’t fall last time because you rolled an 18, you can still get a new experience by running across the same bridge in the next game and rolling a 1, resulting in your character falling into the icy water and being swept away instead of reaching the other side of the bridge.

I tried to limit the “instant death” options that seem to be common in a lot of text games. You know, like: “do you go left or right?” Left. OOPS TOO BAD MOTHERFUCKER THERE’S A FUCKING T-REX THAT RIPS YOUR HEAD OFF HAHA DUMB BASTARD WHY THE FUCK DID YOU GO LEFT WHAT AN IDIOT!

I hate that fuckin’ crap so I left it out of the game. Mostly.

You only die if you lose all your HP or actively try to die by clicking funny OBVIOUS death links like “Ignore the narrator and stay in the freezing cold to die” or “Just give up fighting and let them kill you.”

I also had a blast creating all the artwork for the game so I hope you enjoy that, too :D

Give the game a shot and let me know what you think. Maybe we can play real D&D together someday!

<3 kfsb

 


DIY arcade cabinet

2017-06-21 16:48:46 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

just wanted to share some progress pix! i've been building an arcade cabinet at this woodshop my wife works at over the last few weekends. should finish up the woodworking tonight, then i'll be painting it, adding art, and putting buttons and joysticks on it. super pumped to play my steam collection on an arcade machine - even if its just my PC in an arcade shaped box hahah

the cabinet is full sized but right now it's in two pieces sitting side by side. that should make transporting it home a bit easier. it's got a cabinet at the bottom to store the tower, as well as a few shelves for the few physical games i have and my collection of D&D books and minis. this will be my nerd shrine

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need beta testers

2017-06-21 08:11:32 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian
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hey! if you wanna beta test Frostfall let me know and i'll add you :]

 

i'm looking for some folks to play through the game and keep an eye out for any broken links, typos, or weird codes or errors that show up. i'll put you in the credits as a tester!

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now all i have to do is finish up the artwork and i'll be able to post it! feels awesome to finish a game- my first game! :D



don't tell my boss, but when i have down time at work.... and i have a lot of down time at work.... i work on other shit.

like writing books, scripts, short stories, or, now... a game.

so this game thing has taken over my life and now i'm working on it non-stop. i'm about halfway finished with it, and i figure i can probably finish it up within the next two weeks by just jamming at work between filing reports and shit.

i'm really happy with how its turned out so far. i mean, as far as text adventures with amusing artwork goes, i dont think its too shabby. but i guess you will have to decide that for yourself when it's finished, fellow NG artist post reader.

here's one of the many cool items you'll be able to get in the game:

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a fucking battle axe with a skull in it! you could chop a tank clean in half with this bad boy!

i'm not sure how beta testing works but i may need some beta testers soon. i do have a 100% complete demo version of the game finished but i dont wanna post that as a full game in the game portal and have two games that are basically the same, only one is half finished and the other is full finished...

so if you wanna beta test this thing shoot me a message and i'll send you a link and add you in the credits of the game when it gets posted.

i'm mainly in need of eyeballs to find any typos, weird code that shows up like "{ << ]]", broken links, weird things like "i picked up pizza but my inventory shows a magic rock", or any other weird shit like that.

the game relies on random dice rolls, so while ive been able to check through each section idividually, it'd be nearly impossible to play every permutation of the game myself, so the more clever eyes i can have ripping this game apart before i post it online and embarrass myself the better!