For the last couple of months I’ve been working on an RPG, or at least the engine to support it in flash. My first idea was to make an RPG that had many hours of gameplay in it but because I could never decide what theme I wanted to make or how the story would go I spend all my time working on the base for the game. So far I made 2 different things to work together.
The first is a world map where you move around. I based my code around making adjustments the easyest thing in the world so I can do some crazy things. I made my own physics engine which works with rotating rectangles and circles. I can adjust how collisions are handled (if objects are placed outside eachother or not, if the objects colliding bounce or not, etc).
The second is a battlemap where the fighting is supposed to happen. It’s a grid based battle where the user is allowed to controll one party member at a time. each party member has a set of abilitys/spells that they can use. The mechanics behind the engine are already done. I also implemented Line of Sight for spells so you can’t use it behind objects that don’t allow you to look over them. I also implemented Movieclip controll so you can define what frames are played while walking/idle/using an ability (The battle engine is simmilar to a French game called Dofus)
Anyway, I’ve had the problem that I couldn’t convince myself that what I made would attract artists as there is no real gameplay to be shown yet but I have decided to try anyway.
I have already done lot’s of coding but there is still much more to be done. The artstyle / The time the game setts in (modern or medieval) / The story. Nothing has been settled yet. So, I’m looking for artists / a story wrighter or even suggestions as to what the game should be.
I uploaded my latest build to deviantart
But I can’t really show the flexibilty of my code with just one build.
If you have any interest in joining my project and/or would like to see a demonstration just PM me or leave a comment.