red_ghost_71 [Lexaloffle Blog Feed] Talis - Return of the Demon Lord <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=91063#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_talis_rotdl-3.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=91063#p"> Talis - Return of the Demon Lord</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=43726"> red_ghost_71</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=91063#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <h1>TALIS - Return of the Demon Lord</h1> <p>The land of Talis is troubled: a prophecy announced the return of the Demon Lord.<br /> Are you the fated hero who will seal forever this menace ?<br /> Explore the land and improve yourself to defeat the infamous Demon Lord.</p> <h2>Objective</h2> <p>You choose one of the 4 hero classes and embark on a journey to find and defeat the Demon Lord.<br /> Explore the land and visit the towns of Talis. Listen to the rumors in the taverns: you might hear of the location of a long lost talisman that might help you in your quest, or more information regarding the Demon Lord.<br /> However, don't waste too much time exploring the land as the Demon Lord influence destroys the economy of the land.</p> <h2>Features</h2> <ul> <li>3d world display with day/night</li> <li>moon influence on the dark denizens </li> <li>14 different monsters roaming the world</li> <li>4 different hero classes</li> <li>Demon Lord influence on town economy as days pass by</li> </ul> <h2>Advice</h2> <ul> <li><strong>please take time to read the rules in the forum below.</strong></li> <li>farm level 1 monsters on the first island to improve your starting hero equipment.</li> <li>listen to rumors in taverns to learn of the Demon Lord type and his wereabouts.</li> <li>Be wary of the moon influence on the monster strength.</li> <li>Do not hesitate to pass time to improve your odds of winning against monsters.</li> </ul> <p>Enjoy.</p> <p><em>PS: if you win against the game, please post in the thread below the hero you used, the demon lord type and the number of days you needed to defeat the demon lord.</em></p> Sun, 25 Apr 2021 12:40:02 UTC Royal game of UR <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=81724#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_royalgameur71-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=81724#p"> royalgameur71</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=43726"> red_ghost_71</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=81724#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> <br /> The <strong>Royal Game of Ur</strong> is an ancient race game where the player must be the first to exit his tokens from the board.<br /> This cartridge features:</p> <ul> <li>6 different AIs which are unlocked as the player wins games</li> <li>3 different rulesets and the ability to create your own custom ruleset</li> </ul> <p>At the start of the cartridge, the main menu has 4 entries (left-right to cycle the entries):</p> <ul> <li><strong>new game</strong>: play a game by selecting a ruleset, an AI level and by defining who plays first</li> <li><strong>rules description</strong>: explain briefly each of the ruleset (top menu for the ruleset, bottom menu for each rule information)</li> <li><strong>edit custom rule</strong>: define your own ruleset</li> <li><strong>reset game</strong>: reset all game progressions and custom ruleset to factory settings. <strong>IMPORTANT WARNING</strong>: it doesn't request for confirmation once selected by X.</li> </ul> <p>The rulesets are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>basic</strong>: simple race game which can be played against the first 2 AI levels</li> <li><strong>intermediate</strong>: simple race game with simple betting which can be played against the first 4 AI level. Winning against the AI player unlocks further AI players</li> <li><strong>advanced</strong>: complex race game with complex betting which can be played against the last 4 AI levels</li> <li><strong>custom</strong>: user defined ruleset with its own game progression. The player must win against the lower AI players to unlock the next ones.</li> </ul> <h2>Designer notes:</h2> <p>I have been inspired by the essay and videos of Mr Irving L. Finkel regarding the royal game of Ur. I wanted the player to play this ancient boardgame versus Assyrians and feel a distant connection to this long past era.<br /> The game does not have any music since I did not have the time to compose one. However, if enough players request for it, i will try to add an assyrian one.</p> <p>Enjoy. May Pazuzu be with you !</p> <p><em>PS: the cartridge illustration is a bas-relief sculpture of the benevolent assyrian god <strong>Pazuzu</strong>. This bas-relief can be seen at the British Museum.</em></p> Fri, 11 Sep 2020 19:48:40 UTC obsidian2 <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=74726#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_obsidian2-5.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=74726#p"> obsidian2</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=43726"> red_ghost_71</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=74726#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <h1>OBSIDIAN 2</h1> <h2>VASCO DE GAMA</h2> <p>Built inside an asteroid, the automated ship Vasco de Gama (Obsidian class) readies itself to slingshot using the gravitation field of a black hole. Destination: the Adromeda Galaxy. Alas, while the scientists were refining the last details of the ship flightpath, a major system failure occurs. The ship is uncontrollable and dangerously drifts towards the black hole &hellip;</p> <p>We need a volunteer to reboot the engines and the guidance system, then exit the vessel using the shuttle in bay #10 before the black hole destroys the ship. Since you are the ideal candidate due to your previous experience, you are beamed into the crew quarters. A quick check confirms that the self-defense systems are activated. Good Luck.</p> <h2>CONTROLS</h2> <p>You control your autonomous space suit using the arrow keys. To interact with lockers and system switches, you must contact against the object and press X.<br /> Your space suit has a limited nitrogen reserve allowing you to fly over obstacles and across access wells. The ship Vasco de Gama has a few nitrogen sources scattered to allow yourself to replenish your tank.<br /> You are also provided with a map of the ship preloaded with a few data (press O to display).</p> <p>Important note : it is strongly advised to play with a keyboard. The virtual controls through the browser web are not precise enough.</p> <h2>DEV NOTES</h2> <p>This game is a tribute to an old AMSTRAD CPC game I liked. This is my first cartridge developped using pico8. Enjoy.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Windows: 0.1.12c <strong>OK</strong></li> <li>Linux: 0.1.12c <strong>OK</strong></li> <li>Raspberry Pi 0 on GPI Case: 0.1.12c <strong>NOK</strong> randomly stops after a few screens</li> </ul> Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:47:21 UTC