Wednesday, February 15, 2012

[Design] Character Design Document - LoL - Tyrade


Well I have designed another character for league of legends.  General Tyrade the Fierce was thought up some time ago but I sketched out a few pictures and developed a move set for him.  I am working on the story for him now and I'll add that to this post later but here is what I have so far:

**These were some quick sketches done in about 15 minutes total, I'll probably touch them up later**

General Tyrade the Fierce

Crimson Elite Tyrade

Skills:  (Will be updated Later with statistics)

Passive - The Fearless Leader
  Tyrade gains 1 ad/level per ally within 1000 range.  Allies in range gain 1 ad and ap per level within range of Tyrade.

Q - Twin Slash
  Tyrade slashes with both his massive swords in 2 overlapping cones in front of him doing (50,90,130,170,210) + .6*AD damage in a 500 range cone (per sword). Enemies caught by both slashes take double damage and are stunned for .5 seconds. This move applies on hit effects.

W - General's Roar
  Tyrade unleashes an invigorating roar increasing his and any ally within 1000 ranges movement speed by (10,15,20,25,30) % and gaining (25,25,30,30,35) + .2 *AD (ad and ap) for 4 seconds.

E - Assault Hurl
  Tyrade grabs the nearest ally within 300 range and throws them in a line (300-800 range / skillshot).  If an enemy champion is hit they are stunned for .5 seconds and take (50,100,150,200,250) + (.8*AD) damage.  In addition the player thrown gains (5,10,15,20,25) MR and Armor.

R - Enraging Leap
  Tyrade leaps to a target location within 1000 range slashing in a circle (500 range) upon landing for (200,300,400) + (1*AD) damage to all enemies in range.  This move applies on hit effects to all enemy champions.

Story:  (will tidy this up a bit later)
There he knelt before his executioner. Defeated, beaten, a failure, the young Demacian lieutenant knew his sentence. Entrusted with a sacred duty he had led his troops on a recon mission into Noxus. His elite troops lay in tattered pieces behind him. Thirty good honest men were dead at his hands. No, at their hands.

Before him stood only three. Three legends. Their power unrivaled, they had destroyed his entire unit in mere seconds. They called themselves: The Crimson Elite. Talon, Riven, and their leader, the legend himself, the harbinger of death: General Tyrade. His massive swords crossed each other at the Lieutenant's throat and he knew his time was up.

Demacia would never know of the invasion. He had failed.

As his body fell to the ground the three red and black clad warriors strode off into the night, for no one invaded this sector of Noxus and ever lived to tell the tale.

Monday, February 13, 2012

[J D] The Town

Julius Dragonslayer:

Well the first official update to JD is up.  And there are a few things that have changed!  First is the starting area now has floating signs dictating what to press to do certain actions.  For instance we have a sign that says Press K and points at a sign indicating you should press K to interact with the sign to read it.

You will also notice that in the top left corner there is now a life meter!  Yes you now start with three "hearts" or lives to use up before the game resets as a game over (atm there is still no game over screen).  This should help new people playing the game to quickly figure out what to do and where to go.  The sign will be read telling you to cut down the vines and you'll know where to go after you get the sword.

Also the 4th level has been implemented!  There are going to be more enemies added once we get them developed in game (think angry villager type enemies), but the layout of the 4th area is complete.

To get there it takes quite a leap of faith:  (But make sure your leap of faith is twice as strong as normal)

Seems bleak, but if you jump for it:

You just might make it!

Also there are some housing backgrounds too:

And if you are sneaky enough:

You might be able to ninja your way up to the top!  (But it's a secret)

Finally I've added a few new words in and made some new scripts.

If you haven't checked out Julius Dragonslayer yet, give it a go!  And let us know what you think, and if you downloaded the Jam version, make sure to get this one.  It has many many updates and game play changes that make it a lot easier and a hell of a lot more fun.

Thank you all for reading and stay tuned for more updates as I find time (hehe),


Thursday, February 9, 2012

[GMC Jam 5] Revision

GMC Jam #5: 

  Well we didn't do as well as we wanted to in the Jam despite voting not being over yet, but we know why.  The battle system wasn't that fun!  I had developed it more in the difficult arcade style and that didn't go over well, and that is understandable.  We had limited time to test out and had no feedback before the Jam finished, but I learned a little about how to make the game attractive.

  There were a few things that confused new people trying the game and I'm trying to work out ways to make it more clear.  First of all many people got to the sword and didn't know where to go.  We had a sign there but many people didn't know to use 'K' or 'X' to read it.  So I put a little graphic on it to tell you.

They got stuck here:

Where they couldn't pass without double jump.  And they needed to go back to the beginning:

In order to cut the vines there.  As you can see the sign now has a little arrow pointing to the left to tell the player to go that way and I added in an HP recovery pool so the player can sit and recover some HP if they took too much damage.

With sword in hand, the vines pose no problem:

Also I changed it so when you die, you restart from after the initial cut scene.  As you beat bosses this will change so that you can save from various locations.  I'll need to fix this as because the game save doesn't save data types, you keep all your words when you die, which needs to be fixed.

Some other fixes are:  Increased damage, a knock back factor when you hit enemies (to make it easier as well), and we'll try to make the game simpler to understand as well.  I think it's a big improvement but we won't release the new file until after the Jam voting is over.

Here is a screenshot of the knock back factor:

The turtle enemy get's thrown back a little bit by the sword slash.  In addition, sword slashes move forward a bit giving you a slightly larger attack range on your weapon.  

All in all, the game is a lot easier and the player will be able to advance further and collect all the words.

Coming soon:
  -The Town Level and boss
  -New words
  -Perhaps lives (potentially)  definitely lives ;D
  -New enemies!
  -New Cutscene graphics and story

Stay tuned for more updates to Julius Dragonslayer.  As always, we hope you enjoyed a look into the updates we are working on!