Table of Contents
- Gnome Castle Renamed?!
- Building System Demonstration
- An Unpaid Job
- The Beginning of a Column
Gnome Castle Renamed?!
I took Oasiscircle's advice and decided to rename the game. Gnome Castle is now Gnomeheim. "Heim" is German for home, and Gnomeheim looks more exciting than "Gnome Home" so there you have it. Besides, the Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Wikia, and wordpress pages for "gnomeheim" were available so that was another plus.
Building System Demonstration
I promised a preview by Friday, and here it is: a sneak peak at the building system:
Two things about the video, however. It's a bit distorted. The graphics are much more clear and better looking in-game. Also, there is an interface box similar to Dwarf Fortress over to the left of the screen that shows all of the macros, but I didn't record any of that, just the map.
If you couldn't tell what was going on, basically I was collecting resources by clicking on the trees and stone, then I opened my Status and Items tab by hitting the "S" key so that I could choose which items I wanted to build. After clicking an item in the Items tab, all you have to do is hit the Build key (Z) and it creates it wherever you are standing as long as you have the resources to make it.
An Unpaid Job:
I'm not sure if anyone is interested in this ( I think DungeonDan might be ), but the only help I would say I need at this point is the creation of a wiki. Like every other game in the world, players are going to want and need information. Characters, items, enemies, gameplay descriptions, etc. all need to be put into one, convenient wiki for the playerbase to enjoy. If you're a good writer and have any interest in the game, tell me in the comments and I'll get back with you. I have no money to offer at the moment, but if I were to ever make some sort of profit from Gnomeheim, I wouldn't hesitate to compensate you for your contribution.
The Beginning of a Column:
I think I mentioned this before, but one thing I would like to get into is journalism. ACWraith in B&W made a comment saying his column was "lonely". I have plenty of time on my hands, and I think I'm a pretty decent writer and so I would like to start some sort of weekly post about something interesting. Only thing is I'm not sure what to write about. Of course, it would most likely be game related, but what about games? Newest games? Weird games? Terrible games? What would you like to read about every week? Leave a comment below and the most popular response is what I'll do.
Thanks for reading.