KotC 2 Update

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Re: KotC 2 Update

Postby BlueSalamander » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:44 am

Thank you very much everyone for the expressions of support. I really appreciate it.

On the Steam front: Yes, I totally understand the benefit from increased exposure and brand awareness, particularly before a Kickstarter. Actually, I recently did the very first tiny step towards getting onto Steam: filling up the SS4 form that the US IRS needs so that they will not collect a withholding tax of 30% on all of my sales. I'll fax it to the IRS soon. But I'm very aware of one thing: I need a new video recording. The thing is, I much prefer to do the new KotC 1 video around the same time as I do the KotC 2 video. Because it's hard to change focus radically. Right now I'm focused on finishing the engine and demo of KotC 2. Shouldn't take too long, hopefully :)

On the music from LibertyRansom: Thank you very much for the offer to help in the music department. I've listened to 'Skirmish at the Edge of the Badlands' several times and I think it's really awesome! I will message you and you can also write to enquiries@heroicfantasygames.com. Of course, I would love to have that soundtrack and others from you in KotC 2. Me see, me takes! We wants it! We needs it!! :D

KotC 2 development update:

* Dialogue portraits: I have just reintroduced the portraits that were displayed in the top-left corner when you were talking to someone in KotC 1. In KotC 2, there are nearly 300 portraits to choose from. Item icons can also be displayed there.

* Weapon enchantments: All weapon and armour enchantments are now implemented. The most complicated one was Dispelling. On a successful hit, the Dispelling weapon enchantment attempts to remove a beneficial magic effect affecting the target. As with every combat action in KotC 2, the percent chance of success is displayed in a tooltip when you mouse over a target creature, as well as the name of the magic effect that may be removed. The damage range is also displayed.

* Potions: I've added potions to the game. They include all the standard potions, such as a potion of Strength, plus some non-standard ones like the Heal potion.

* Voice effects: Recently received more than 80 voice recordings of things that the leading character will say from time to time, depending on his/her character class and what he/she is doing.

* Bard song recordings: Nice progress on that front. When the Bard plays a song, a small clip will be played that depends on the selected song and the type of instrument he/she is using.

* Help entries for character conditions: In progress, but the list of conditions is really long. It's a hassle to create the help entries but it needs to be done.

* Spellcasting AI: In progress. Needs more testing, even though the AI is very deadly already. Also, more work needed on the spells that can be cast automatically after resting.

* Website update: Just uploaded the latest versions of the web pages for Weapon enchantments, Feats, Wizard, Cleric, Druid and Psionicist.

* Cryptography: I've added to the game a decoding interface used to decipher secret messages. Please see the screenshot below, click to enlarge and try to decipher the message ;) . I think that this new interface can be very entertaining and it's a nice way of avoiding any excessive focus on fighting. For module creators, it's really easy to create a secret message in the editor.


Any comments are welcome. Thank you for reading! Farewell, till next time!
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Re: KotC 2 Update

Postby Atoch » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:01 pm

I really, really love the concept behind "Cryptography". The implementation seems to be superb too. It has a nice, nostalgic, retro feeling.
Such fitting additions can imho level up a good game into a memorable great game...
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Re: KotC 2 Update

Postby mercyRPG » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:12 pm

Decrypt-screen is nice and the massive amount of D&D features implemented is impressive!
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Re: KotC 2 Update

Postby BlueSalamander » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:02 pm

Hello everyone, I've just posted a massive update on KotC 2 development.

Here is the link: http://heroicfantasygames.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=704#p4928

Everyone can read the update, as it's not in the forum restricted to buyers.

I hope you like it! Take care, until next time!
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Re: KotC 2 Update

Postby getter77 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 pm

Congrats are surely in order for this outstanding amount of progress this July Update showcases---wind in your sails! 8-)
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