Fallout inspired isometric retro indie RPG "SpaceWreck"

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Kamaz, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Oct 25, 2003


    Hi! I am developing a west-coast-fallout inspired indie RPG. (Badum tsss!)
    • Role playing
    • Multiple solutions
    • Choice & Consequence
    • Optional but unlimited violence
    • Non-linear world


    Premise: the year is 2095 and you're newbie captain of passenger space shuttle stuck somewhere in the Asteroid belt which two decades ago experienced a tumultuous and destructive revolt by miners. This region, - now colloquially known as Junkspace due to the number of destroyed mining ships floating there - is abandoned, lawless anarchy where remnants of stranded space miners are fighting to survive on damaged, slowly aging derelict vessels with no chance to ever return back to Earth.



    Oh, and your main quest is to find Fuel Chip to fix the ship and get you and your people - crew and passengers - safely home. Before pirates arrive. (Yes, because there are space pirates)



    Steam page is our de facto homepage:
     
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  2. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

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    Aug 9, 2017
    Had my eye on it from the moment I've played the browser version. Already wishlisted.
     
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  3. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Oct 25, 2003
    Oh, wow, you are hardcore! Thanks for the support!
     
  4. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

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    Not a problem, browser version was pretty fun. Good luck finishing up!
     
  5. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Development update - speech rolls in dialogues - 2/8/2020

    Dialogues now show requirement tags for skill checks without exact number but ▲/▼ icon instead to indicate the difficulty. And there's also post-check animation to indicate that roll happened under the hood.



    And, yes, previously almost all of the dialogues were skill gated (think New Vegas) but now I'm adding/changing to rolls in some places.

    Oh, and I am aware that there is great shizm between players that want to see mechanics (skill check rolls) and those who want more of an immersion. So, you can turn this all off and looks like this:



    Of course, it would be better not to show them to avoid breaking the immersion however many players might just miss the idea that speech/skill affects your dialogue. Like, I loved Fallout 1 but I learned that it had speech checks only some time after I completed it first. New Vegas was great in this - it shows that there are tons of options to approach the quest. But it does make it all mechanical and metagamey in a while. But umm, thing is, I kind of like both approaches and some days prefer one over other, other days - vice versa.

    Just curious - what's your take on this whole metagaming aspect, e.g. skill check indicators in dialogues?
     
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  6. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    This is a concept for screen what you get when travelling between various wrecks (de facto locations in Junkspace).



    Oh, and btw, how many obscure games related references can you find in this GIF?
     
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  7. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Oct 25, 2003


    While exploring Junkspace, you are likely to run into a cambot. Once a popular and cost-effective all-in-one security solution, they still guard company's property blissfully unaware of decades passed
     
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  8. Stanislavsky

    Stanislavsky First time out of the vault

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    Mar 7, 2020
    Sweet. Something in the style rminded me my favourite LBA.
     
  9. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    It's so sad not many NMAers seemed to notice this incoming incline. Optimistically, they're waiting for full release, but the reality it seemed they're better off trashing Bethesda....
     
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  10. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Only one of the options gets you what you need, but all of them have skill-checks. Fail, and it may get you in trouble How to make the informed decision? Explore, gather information or use perception.

    ~ Thanks guys for showing the interest! I do realise market is full of good indie games so anyone showing attention to my project is worth a bucket of caps.
     
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  11. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

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    Aug 9, 2017
    On the other hand I can't recall any recent or upcoming space RPGs aside from Space Wreck and Colony Ship, which should definitely draw some players.

    Thanks for all the updates, keep the hard work. I'll be definitely buying.
     
  12. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Oct 25, 2003
    You, sir, are too kind! :salute:
     
  13. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Oct 25, 2003
    Do you like mines in your RPG? I like mines.

    Not the part where you step on one - that's just annoying. But I really like the creative tactical solutions they provide.


    You can place mines. Be careful though, once it is set it does not magically recognize you - it will detonate on anybody indiscriminately.


    Mines can, of course, be disarmed. It is a SCITEC skill roll and if you fail. Well, you've got 2 seconds to get away


    …but if you succeed, you can pick up disarmed mine for yourself and place it wherever you need it.

    Silver lining if you step on one - they leave reusable parts behind, so not completely a waste of hp.
     
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  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign No Original Thought Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Well I put this on the news forum now so maybe it will get a little more attention.
     
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  15. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Oct 25, 2003
    Thanks! That's fantastic!
     
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  16. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016

    What in the goddamn..?!
     
  17. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Oct 25, 2003
    Nothing major, just adjusted the tone, the colours for secondary DOS themed colour scheme. I think this nu blu is easier on the eyes.





    I also switched to a more readable font, I think. Previous one was cool but all-caps is probably not the best choice for reading lots of text. And we got lots of text 42k+ words of text as of now.

    For the reference - this is how the DOS theme looked some time ago, with eye-burning blue and all-caps font:

     
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  18. FDO

    FDO Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jul 4, 2018
    I like it. Do you plan on a GoG release?
     
  19. Kamaz

    Kamaz First time out of the vault

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    Oct 25, 2003
    I wish. First they have to accept my game :)
     
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  20. FDO

    FDO Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jul 4, 2018
    True. I am hoping they will, from the features mentionned, I don't see why not. Will be keeping a eye on Space Wreck.
    Good luck on your work.
     
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