Well here we are again, it’s been a while with a lot of changes. Last year started out as some of the awful times of my life. I found new lows to which I could plummet and ended up being off work for a prolonged period. It really wasn’t the best of times, just the worst of times.
It did give me rather a lot of time to think and remember the joy that building Legends of Yore gave me. So I started a new project, as you can see below, Legacy of Yore. I love the game very much but it wasn’t really bringing me any new ideas or joy – so I decided to do thing I’ve told everyone I’ve ever talked to about game development not to do – pick an enormous project and just start.
Tales of Yore is an online multiplayer role play game. It’s based in my world of Yore, but it’s real time and lets people explore together in one persistent world. I don’t call it a MMORPG, since not many people play it, but hey, maybe one day!
It’s been 7 months since I started building Tales and it’s really starting to become something that I can be proud of. There are regular players, there are tonnes of items and quests and the world of Yore is always growing. It’s not any sort of exaggeration to say that the community around Minifantasy, around Legends of Yore and around Tales have saved my life this year. Things could have turned out very differently. Thank you all the fantastic folks therein.
I found my passion again and I couldn’t be happier that it was all there waiting like a cozy tavern for me when I needed it.
This release changed a lot and added a tonne of stuff. It took longer than I’d like but I did get distracted by another project and the Gamedev.js Game Jam (I didn’t place last!). Looking through the tickets in Trello here’s a run down of some of whats new:
2 new locations
4 new dungeons
20+ new monsters
6 new quests
20+ new items
Level vs XP rework – its now a much more sensible system
Android App available
iOS App available (though I’m holding the release on that one at the moment)
Items are now labelled (well with an icon) for their slot
Monsters can now use magic attacks
Monsters can now use ranged attacks
Show monster names while they’re attacking
Items and monsters can now resist magic
Fullscreen iOS issues
Music stopped while in background
Dead monsters getting attacks
Monster icons not showing on rooms
Treasure rooms blocking exits
Inventory closing after using an item is ANNOYING!
Wizards of Yore is a game in development for iOS, Android and Desktop platforms. The player takes control of a wizard battling against other casters on a chess board, conjuring creatures to fight on their behalf and casting powerful spells to destroy their opponents.
As with all young adventurers you crave a dungeon to explore and monsters to slay. Delving deep into the catacombs you will find both adventure and reward. Danger and joy. If you make it through maybe you’ll become a .. Legend of Yore.
Take your team to the top in this deceptively deep football/soccer strategy game. Take on the rest of the world to win the championship or just play a quick game to pass the time on the way to work. If you love football/soccer you need this game.