Hello Readers! Below you'll find summaries about games currently in development, BYOND developments, and resource developments, to help keep you in the know. To view a larger version of the game screenshots, click on the image, and to find out more about an update or game, follow the links provided! If you have developments you would like to share, feel free to let everyone know by leaving a comment!
Some slight changes have been made to the games listing process over the past week. In the hub page manager, there are now only two options for visibility, private and public. Once a game goes public, it will be able to be found on the BYOND web site via tag or name searches. For public games which meet the requirements listed in the hub manager, checking the "List this game in the main index" box will subject your game to a brief review for compliance. Approved games have the added benefit of appearing on the main page, and having their updates cross-posted into the Game Updates subforum.
Putting latest website changes behind him, Lummox JR has continued working on the Webclient, which is the newest addition to the BYOND suite of tools. More specifically, the Webclient allows players to join BYOND games without having to install BYOND, using any web browser that supports HTML5 (which is most any modern browser). He has shared the speed improvements made and set goals to bring the tool up to par with Dream Seeker and eventually out of beta.
Skirmish is a fast paced action shooter where the player tries to capture the flag from the opposing teams, keeping enemies down using tactics and a variety of guns, melee weapons, and explosives. Find out more detailed information in the current player's guide. In terms of updates, Kumorii has improved the AI script, among other tweaks, to allow for 16 AI players at one time, with room to spare.
Taking place in a world where humanity is largely enslaved by beastmen. Kalero tells the story of a group of humans and beastmen, who believe that all beings are created equal, and fight to overcome the oppression. This RPG is currently in development, with the major systems being completed recently. In content terms, many armors have been added, and a new area of the world has been discovered.
The Great War has finally come to an end in the roleplaying world of Azusa RP, with Death Lord Azura Kroa taking over the entire world along with her Reapers. Reapers, which are a recent addition to the game, are powerful NPC followers, who will come to the aid of players who beckon for them. Guardians are the living equivalent of a reaper. Other updates include a tutorial for new players to follow, and older players can become faster and stronger for rapid paced battles. 300 years remain before the next Great War, will the guardians be able to overcome the darkness?
King Solomon may have had no idea what kind of Pandora's box he had opened by becoming the world's first mage, the creatures that would be created, the magic that would be learned, or the adventures that would be taken by players who would have the opportunity to explore the three lands of the fantasy RPG Severed World as a Shadowstalker, a Summoner, or an Enchanter. Not yet ready for play, the team reflected on their accomplishments for the month of February. These reflections include the completion of the crafting system, four unique bosses, many creative quests to complete, and much more. To keep updated on the latest, follow their Tumbler and Facebook pages.
Hundreds of years ago there had been a war between two groups of mages so great that it would destroy both sides in its wake, along with everything in between. The magic released from this war would eventually come to settle, causing strange new races to rise from the ashes and discover their own alignments. In Trystal Magicosm, players take control of one of these strange new beings, given the option to defend their home or fight for a new one.
Path of Hero has seen a few updates over the last few weeks, featuring new interfaces for the game windows, and a screen based chat box. Damage inflicted now displays on the screen, and new character icons are soon to be completed. Check out the latest PVP action video.
In the wacky world of Cursed Luck, transformed and destroyed by the bad luck and fears of the most unluckiest person in the world, not coincidentally nick-named, The Unluckiest, players will find an RPG with unique classes, tactical and action filled fights, and more. DanteVFenris has recently posted information on the PVP system, and how the mechanics of the combat system work. Players may be able to get inside the game soon.
Even though Taint_thewizard has been busy with school work lately, he has posted an update log for version 17.403 of the fantasy RPG in development called Avalon. This round of updates includes the priest and warlock classes, and each come bundled with a series of new spells to learn and discover. Battles play out in a more smoother fashion, and new secrets are waiting to be found.
Rice features a huge world just waiting for players to shape it into what it will become, using their skills and knowledge to build their own buildings and fend off monsters. But wait! Rice is still undergoing its own metamorphosis, with the latest development log ready to be checked out. Glimpses of the combat system are waiting to be seen, information about stats and classes are ready to be read, and the construction system is currently being built.
- Popisfizzy has cracked open the lid on many of his old libraries and demos. (There is a better pun to be made here, I think).
- Zecronious has published Textmenu, used for processing and requesting text input.
- Mr_Goober has made ZNDev available for download, featuring many of the modules he had created for use in MicrORPG.
- Ter13 has created RoofLib, a powerful library for managing the appearance and disappearance of roofs. Detailed documentation and a demo are available.
- Bringing back memories of the list shuffling war, Xirre has posted his method to shuffle lists.