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Offline Hanksha
« Posted 2015-04-13 09:29:15 »


Hi everyone, I come to present to you our first project at Caldera Games, which is Pantless Hero in development since a year.

You can also find all the information below on our website : http://caldera-games.com/

(We are french so excuse me for my imperfect english)

The idea for the scenario was inspired by an anecdote from Naheulbeuk (french fictional audio adventure).



SYNOPSYS

Pantless Hero is a 2D platform game mixing elements of RPG and exploration/adventure. Explore and storm vast and complex galleries of cave, ruins of an old dwarf mine. Brave all the dangers that took place since then, in order to accomplish your noble quest, that is none less than retrieving your most precious possession (a sumptuous mithril pants) stolen by a vile Troll.

Your are the pantless hero and it’s time to change that !

The main influence of Pantless Hero are the Dark Souls and Castlevania series, for the challenging fights, ingenious progression and platform mechanics. The ambiance of that kind of game fits perfectly.

INFORMATIONS
Supported languages: English, French
Release date: TBD
Developer: Caldera Games
Editor: Caldera Games
Genre: Platform / Adventure
Platform: PC, Mac, Linux
Mode: Solo
Programming language: java + opengl (lwjgl) and some xml

FEATURES
- A world to explore : The underworld of Pantless Hero is huge, illustrated by rich detailed pixel art. There is always a corner to visit, a hide to discover and mysteries to solve !

- Combat system : It is not enough to rush on your enemies swinging your axe in the air to be victorious. You will need to fight strategically most of the enemies by timing your offensive and defensive tactics according to your opponents’ behaviors.

- Items to collect : Gathering items scattered everywhere in the game is essential, either to help you in your progression or make your life easier. A rune system, rewards from succeeding difficult events, allow you to improve a set of skills. Various mushrooms can be gathered and consumed to benefit of temporary buffs. And many more to discover.

- Random components : Many aspects of Pantless Hero change at each game, either like the visual aspect of the mushrooms or the position of some items and enemies, you should always keep an eye open! An supplementary challenge is offered in addition of classic dungeons with dungeons created randomly following predefined formats. Bigger rewards at the end!



SCREENSHOTS -> SEE MORE


WALLPAPERS

1920×1080 1600×900 1366×768 1280×720 | 1920×1080 1600×900 1366×768 1280×720

1920×1080 1600×900 1366×768 1280×720 | 1920×1080 1600×900 1366×768 1280×720

VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/user/calderagames

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cPu6ua1AdgU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/cPu6ua1AdgU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=</a>

MUSIC
PANTLESS HERO OST

This is the Pantless Hero OST playlist, all the new tracks will be uploaded there.




Yukishi
Role: Co-founder, Graphist, Game Designer, Web Designer.
Description: Passionate by pop culture like video games, as well cinephile and interested in art in general. I’m oriented in the creation domain as autodidact, as well as game development.




Vivien « Hanksha » Jovet
Role: Co-founder, Game & Web Programmer, Game Designer.
Description: I live in the Philippines where I finish a degree in Computer Science. Very curious, I believe in self-education, which lead me to game development where I express myself through various programming languages.




Rowan Sgarlata
Role: Composer, Sound Designer.
Description: Currently living in Melbourne, Australia, having a bachelor in digital and interactive media scoring. Inspiration mainly comes from Nobuo Uematsu who composed the Final Fantasy Series. Currently composing for video games, tv shows and films. My Soundcloud.




Nexus Borjal
Role: Animator.
Description: A gamer at heart. A Filipino multimedia artist who specializes in character design, pixel art and animation. A lot of great games inspired me to work in the video game community. My DeviantArt.




There is no public demo available for now, we are about to start a private alpha testing. We hope to be able to sell the game on Steam.


ANIMATED GIF
-Wandering through the caves-

Click to Play


-Well deserved rest at a bonfire-

Click to Play


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« Reply #1 - Posted 2015-04-13 12:29:58 »

Woah. Epic pixel art!

Offline Hanksha
« Reply #2 - Posted 2015-04-14 02:31:50 »

Thanks, we'll add a video and some gif so you can see them in action.

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Offline Yukishi

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2015-04-14 08:35:05 »

Hi! I'm the other developer, so I'll also participate in this topic.
Today I made two gobelins :



Vendors to unlock, they are non-hostile but no less cunning...

Offline hwinwuzhere
« Reply #4 - Posted 2015-04-14 10:05:07 »

That pixel art! Love it!

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data,
Offline Hanksha
« Reply #5 - Posted 2015-04-14 10:51:18 »

I added few animated gif at the end of the original post. (I put them in spoiler tags for the post to not be too long, but it's apparently not working)

Offline Elsealabs
« Reply #6 - Posted 2015-04-16 18:45:09 »

Really nice art. And I enjoy the idea of random components.

Offline Hanksha
« Reply #7 - Posted 2015-04-23 03:23:44 »

I wrote an entry in our dev log about our combat system, you can read it here: http://caldera-games.com/dev-log/
Tell me what you think : )

Offline Yukishi

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2015-04-26 13:11:00 »

I did a redesign of the tileset for Pantless Hero. So we changed the tiles from 16×16 to 32×32, more homogeneous with the other elements of the game and more permissive in detail.

Screenshots have been updated as well, with more to come.


Offline Hanksha
« Reply #9 - Posted 2015-04-27 03:52:50 »

What do you guys think about the new graphics?

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Offline chrislo27
« Reply #10 - Posted 2015-04-27 04:00:20 »

What do you guys think about the new graphics?

They fit in a lot better! The main character has a finer detail, he kinda looks out of place when everything else around him is in lower detail. It's looking really good so far!
Offline Hanksha
« Reply #11 - Posted 2015-05-03 18:34:37 »

What do you guys think about the new graphics?

They fit in a lot better! The main character has a finer detail, he kinda looks out of place when everything else around him is in lower detail. It's looking really good so far!

Thanks : )
That was a necessary update, I'm glad we did it.

Offline Yukishi

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2015-05-03 23:59:51 »

A small test with elements like background and crystals Mithril.


The dwarf looks captivated by them.

So there will be more variations, this is just a test.
We will have a better management of layers for more complexity and depth feeling.

Offline kingroka123
« Reply #13 - Posted 2015-05-04 01:59:56 »

You should add diffraction in the crystals  Pointing that would look amazing (esp with larger crystals)
Offline Hanksha
« Reply #14 - Posted 2015-05-04 10:05:35 »

You should add diffraction in the crystals  Pointing that would look amazing (esp with larger crystals)

Yes I'll definitely do it, I already have the shader for that which I use for the water.

Offline Hanksha
« Reply #15 - Posted 2015-05-12 23:34:45 »

Little screenshot of a part of the world I'm working on. You evolve vertically on scaffolding fighting various enemies (you can see a rat, a skeleton and a troll here).

Offline Yukishi

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2015-06-01 03:19:46 »

Hi, I tried to make a cover for the game, exploitable later in poster etc.


Original size, A4 in 300dpi.

Feel free to tell me what you think about^^.

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« Reply #17 - Posted 2015-06-02 18:39:30 »

Like!

Offline Hanksha
« Reply #18 - Posted 2015-08-08 08:49:58 »

We have been working on the UI and menus recently, I made a short video to show it.
https://youtu.be/cPu6ua1AdgU
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cPu6ua1AdgU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/cPu6ua1AdgU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;start=</a>

Offline Hanksha
« Reply #19 - Posted 2016-01-09 10:03:21 »

Hi, I haven't post here in a while!
We've been pretty busy and I'm going through a lot of code refactoring, but the development is still going well!
There will be new animations and music theme to show soon.
Right now Yukishi is working on the forge for the hub of Pantless Hero, it will be the central place of the world where the player can travel far places (with a mine cart on rails).
What do you think of it?
Click to Play

Offline jonjava
« Reply #20 - Posted 2016-01-09 11:00:07 »

Looks great!

Offline Hanksha
« Reply #21 - Posted 2016-01-16 15:40:22 »

We've got some new animations!

We improved the look of the flames for the bonfires and torches:
Click to Play


And a 2D animator recently joined the team and was able to improve and finish the hero's attacks animations:
Click to Play

Offline Yukishi

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2016-01-22 16:23:52 »

We got new troll models, (we never communicated about it here) with the a fresh one finished at the moment, the pyromaniac.



Each of them is unique (except the random) and is considered like a mini-boss before the final boss that is the chief troll (not designed yet).
So they all have different specificities, they have different attacks and competences when the player fight them.
They are located in their own area where they live their lives. They are literally blocking the way, you have to beat them to continue and progress.

This is the old model, not good enough, especially the stance:


Offline Hanksha
« Reply #23 - Posted 2016-01-23 11:42:27 »

Music themes

Hi,

Good news, the first music themes are available for you to listen !
They are composed by Rowan who joined us few month ago:


Rowan Sgarlata

Role: Compositor, Sound Designer.
Description: Currently living in Melbourne, Australia, having a bachelor in digital and interactive media scoring. Inspiration mainly comes from Nobuo Uematsu who composed the Final Fantasy Series. Currently composing for video games, tv shows and films. My Soundcloud.


PANTLESS HERO OST
This is the Pantless Hero OST playlist that will be updated when we have more tracks.

I will talk about the different tracks.

THE STORY BEGINS
This is the main theme (or game title theme). It will be used in the intro sequence of the game and in the trailers. We want the music to represent the hero at the entrance of the cave who's going to face unknown dangers and mysteries to get back his stolen pants. We chose a rock style to emphasize the dynamism and violence of the game as well as death ('cause the game is hard).

CAVE OF MYSTERY
This is the main ambiant theme, played during exploration phases.

CURIOUS GOODS
This one is the goblin merchants' theme who are very malicious.

TENSION IN THE AIR
That track is for challenging moments and fights.

TROLL KILLER
And lastly the boss theme.

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