This is the first main game that I have worked on without eventually giving up due to lack of interest or horrible
planning. 'Dragon Realms' (a chessy title that I'll probably change) is supposed to be a Rogue-Like game focusing around randomly generated dungeons and a ton of loot. The main idea is to progress through 30-50 randomly generated dungeons, each containing a different boss, until the player reaches the final level and has to face off against the final boss. The first level will just be a pre-made town(s).
So far I've added a few different enemies, the first boss, a bunch of weapons, 6 different types of dungeon generation, lighting (-ish), a
particle effect, npcs, a console and menus. I've also added the ability to spawn structures into the maps, although I haven't actually implemented this yet
. The game does use quite a bit of ram while it first loads its resources (about 1gb), and uses around 500mb normally. Originally, I did have trouble getting the frame rate to a reasonable level with such a large amount of tiles, however now on my pretty average laptop I managed to get about 60-200 fps. I decided to use the lwjgl and Slick 2D for rendering and sound, however for some strange reason I didn't actually realise slick did other
stuff besides rendering, so I made the rest of the engine myself.
I should also note that the music used in the game is by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/
).Screen ShotsSpritesDownload (Hopefully it works, it's super alpha/totally not done but it will be eventually) https://www.dropbox.com/s/gyo96hvxrje8occ/Dragon%20Realms.zip
- Side note, if you play the game and are stuck in the terrain, try pressing the ¬`(tilde) button, typing 'generateLevels' and pressing enter. In the console you can also use 'toggleDebug' to show fps, 'toggleLighting' to.. well, toggle lighting and 'spawn (enemy name) (x) (y) (strength)' to spawn enemies (some enemy names are snake, zombie, slime and skeletonArcher). '+' and '-' change the zoom level.
I made most of the sprites myself, however some of them are place holders, such as the door and snake sprites which are from Oryx's LOFI Fantasy sprite set.
Any ideas for how to make the game a bit more... fun, would be great
Here's a no-sound version that it a bit smaller in size (8mb rather than 40mb)https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1wbf3h4cqkr6mf/Dragon%20Realms%20NOSOUND.zip