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[Project] Secrets of Everfree

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[Project] Secrets of Everfree

Postby Keta » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:08 pm

Greetings, everypony!


I am the head of Ponysoft Entertainment as well as the Lead Programmer, and we are making a game (long-term). We are deeply in need of more people to help developing it.

Image: http://derpy.ponychan.net/chan/files/src/135718319061.png

About the game:
The game is called Secrets of Everfree. Although the main storyline still isn't complete, one thing is certain, It will eventually come down to a major event occurring in The Everfree Forest.
The game is going to have a fairly strong resemblance with World of Warcraft, Diablo 2, and with just a single dash of Skyrim thrown in there. As the title tells, it is a roleplaying game.
You are playing 3 mares, one of each race, and controls will strongly resemble those of Dragon Age 2. You will be able to switch between them as you travel through the game, as well as of course in combat, and at some points in the game, the AI (Artificial Intelligence) will not be able to figure out how to move on. Here you'll need to solve the puzzle, but of course there will always be clues.
We are aiming at giving the player the freedom experienced in World of Warcraft. Meaning that just because you have completed the main storyline, it doesn't mean there's nothing left to see. There will be dozens of side-quests in every town in the game, and some will unlock only after you've advanced further into the game.
This is how Diablo 2 comes into play. Every "episode" of the game will function somewhat like Acts does in Diablo 2. You will be able to travel between these places (presumably by train), and as stated before have a chance of experience quests which could not be completed earlier in the game. Some quests lines may also lead you back through the acts.
Although we will only have one main storyline, there will be a reasonable amount of big quest-lines all around the game.


FAQs:

Q: How far are you?
A: Good question.
Programming: We have finished the main menu and got a basic world running. We also got the player class working with everything we have so far, and a basic NPC class ready. We are working on revamping the terrain engine. It's currently working, but is very resource depending.
3D Art: We got the filly and adult mare models done in terms of shaping and rigging, for now. It is in the process of being animated.
2D Art: Not much of what is done in the game so far is our final piece of art for the individual thing. We do not have anypony specifically making 2D art, which means most of it is simple 5min work, and the rest of it is placeholders, borrowed from the internet.
Audio: There hasn't really been anything done in terms of audio, at all.

Q: Will there be combat?
A: Yes, but because we are making the game suitable for minors, there will be little to no blood, no strong violence, and so forth. Much like the show.

Q: Will there be "Roles", as in 'Tank, Healer, Damage, etc.'?
A: No. Although the 3 races will have different abilities, some being more suitable for taking damage than others, it wont be in such a significant scale that you cannot take a hit, as the unicorn in the group, without dying.

Q: What part of Equestria will the game be taking me through?
A: You will start the game in Ponyville. After this, nothing is set in stone. We plan on taking the player through Appleloosa, Manehatten and Canterlot. As well as of course Ponyville, being the place you start, and The Everfree Forest, where the game will end.

Technical questions and more may be covered in the Game Design Document

Game Design Document (GDD): https://www.dropbox.com/s/yjmz03q8wjq2v ... cument.pdf

It is 99% up to date. It was made just before December, and the only difference is that we do have somepony working on the storyline.
The Game Design Document also contains all information about the people we are looking for, except for one thing. We are now down on a total of 3 programmers, so we are in need of those as well.
If there is anything you'd like to contact us about, leave a response below, or contact me or Eben (Lead 3D Artist). Details found in the GDD

For convenience, here's my Skype: 'bjarkesgaard' no quotes



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Keta
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