Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the past two years of my spare time and soul. My first ever game with the working title "Songs of Syx".
In short, it's (ment to be) an RTS/city builder with elements of RPG. My favourite games are "Total War", "Dungeon Keeper" and "Pharaoh" and I thought I'd bring those three together and add what I've been missing from them.
You face a large, randomly generated world filled with lore, which you should colonise and conquer either through diplomacy, cunning, or war. The world-map-part-of-the-game is like civilization, but you will actually build the settlements you fund as in sim city. I would like to add dark and gritty fantasy into the setting along with some humour.
As you can see, it's intentionally pixelated. I've aimed at scale and gameplay rather than graphics. It does however implement dynamic lightning-system along with normal mapping, which makes it look kind of neat. Another feature is that I'm trying to make it moddable to the greatest extent possible.
Other cool technical stuff:
A Multi-threaded lwjgl 3.0 CORE/framework, built from scratch.
An OpenAL framework built from scratch.
A psudo-3d physics system.
A multithreaded path-finding system. (A* with some tweaks)
Tons of optimizing, enabling 16.000 (thinking, colliding, pathfinding) entities to walk around at worlds which span 1024*1024 tiles at 5x60FPS without any real load to the CPU.
An UI framework.
As of now, I'd really appreciate if you tried it out on your computers to see if there are any technical bugs. (there are logs in folder res/debug). I'd also like some feedback, but remember that this is a super-early stage. All I could do was to make a .exe file at the moment. If there are any Linux/mac people who desperately wants to try it out, PM me and I'll see what I can do.
Also, I'm happy to share all the technical solutions that I've struggled with.
Get it here: https://ufile.io/6679
No, that was a shitty service. Let's try this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nrphlnxp44ctrgi/syx.rar?dl=0
Set preferences in the the launcher. (I suggest 1920x1080, 60FPS), then play and hit "play vanilla". The mods work only in theory...
On the menu: play->singleplayer->generator. Hit generate.
You can now play around on the world map. Some things work, others are broken.
If you want to fund a settlement, choose that icon from the bottom and place a settlement. You'll be prompted to enter it. Do so...
In the settlement there isn't so much to do. Except for controlling a sheep. Hold space, while navigating with the arrow-keys. You can try to ram the other sheep south west of you. If you have enough momentum it will explode.I should put in a disclaimer for those of a sensitive mind, that there might be unintentional immature and harsh phrasing in the game.
, like the error message below.Know Prerequisites
gpu supports opengl version >= 3.3
sound card supports
Java 1.8.0_51 or greater.
display resolution greater than 960x540, refreshrate >= 30.
When claiming, make sure to click a tile that is already claimed