The Tower: Wrath of the Demon King (and Update!)

Posted by anthonyloprimo on Aug. 9, 2015, 9 p.m.

The big part of this blog: http://contest.gamedevfort.com/submission/682#.VcgDdPkzikp

If you can try it out and vote, please do! NOTE: Some users are reporting that chrome is blocking the download - perhaps due to being from dropbox? No idea why - please understand this is a project made from RPG Maker VX Ace, and is NOT A virus. If you're unsure, let me know and I can see how I can get the game to you otherwise… (Not all chrome users are experiencing this problem!)

Me and a friend had worked on this for the recent contest - we got the humble game maker bundle and decided to toy with it - also my friend has more experience with RPG Maker series than Game Maker - and I have working knowldge of the RPG Maker editors so… why not.

We ended up starting a week or so in, making it more challenging. For what we managed to do, I think the game turned out pretty nice. Challenging but good. There's a few gripes we had but hopefully if this gets enough interest, we'll continue it.

Anyway, other life update stuff for those that care:

I bought, put into service, and recently got back a used 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. Some minor issues ironed out after I got it from the dealer, and it's growing on me. Kinda wish I bought the PT Cruiser but oddly enough I got turned down for $5000 in financing that my co-worker wanted for it, but was able to get financing for the $12000 or so I needed for the cobalt. Yay, debt. As if my debt from my failed attempt at going to college wasn't enough. At least that's mostly paid off.

Forgot if I posted about it before but me and my family lost the fight for the house. Whenever the bank sees fit to give us warning to leave, we gotta move. Somewhere. No idea where. I'm looking for places to go already. Meh.

Getting back into the game dev stuff once again, starting with that small project. Maybe I should enter contests more often - I'll actually get stuff done!

That's all I can think of for now. Ciao!

Comments

Ferret 6 years, 1 month ago

It says some kind of RPGAce is needed to play it :\

anthonyloprimo 6 years, 1 month ago

There should be an EXE file to allow you to install the game itself. Check again. Noticed the file seemed to 'upload' again when I cleared out some other files in my dropbox; might not have had the space to update the file or something.

Ferret 6 years, 1 month ago

You packaged it quite weirdly by the way, the zip contains the installer and almost all the things the installer creates.

Anyways I was having fun with it, but I was on my way to the third metal when I got stuck, I couldn't even open the menu to save or anything. The world was pretty interesting and probably the only reason I dealt with the grindy gameplay. What did you make this in?

anthonyloprimo 6 years, 1 month ago

Got stuck? How so? I'll bring it up to my friend and we'll work on it.

As for what it was made in, it was created with RPG Maker VX Ace with the Sapphire Battle System - sadly as we work on this, it's either going to be re-written with our own code in RGSS3, backported to RPGXP and worked on with RGSS, or we're gonna do GML and GameMaker. :/

Lastly, the grinding elements are intentional - it's intended to feel more like earlier SNES/NES games where sometimes you had to grind. Glad you found the maps interesting. Anything you particularly liked or hated about any of the maps, out of curiosity?

Ferret 6 years, 1 month ago

It was a weird situation, I hit an orb to activate it and remove rocks that were in the way and I must have been hit from behind or something while the dialogue was open or something, and I was pushed into the pillar. At that point it was like I was paused because the enemies stopped moving but there was no dialogue and I couldn't press anything. Was weird. In another instance it's pretty easy to get stuck in the desert dungeon if you touch the railroad tracks from an odd side.

I enjoyed the grindy, it was fun for me, but variety in spells would be nice. It eventually became that I never needed to waste mana, just press A all day. I just meant the environment/story. Village at the bottom of the tower and stuff.