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Programming the Videopac / Odyssey2 => Homebrews => Topic started by: LD on June 24, 2018, 09:41:22 PM



Title: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on June 24, 2018, 09:41:22 PM
Hi

I'm coding a rogue like game for Odyssey2. It's heavily based on Pedit 5, the first computer RPG ever, I recommend you to watch this video about the game, if you're not familiar :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjiIc94vJWQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjiIc94vJWQ)

And this video if you're still intrigued about Plato Computer System :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k_QQV9sj4I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k_QQV9sj4I)

Well, since the game is far from finished, I'll not post the rom for now.

The objective is walk inside the dungeon collecting treasure chests which will provide gold, magic scrolls and weapon upgrade.
Naturally the dungeon is full of monsters from different levels, and you should use the scrolls carefully to survive as long as possible.

Pedit 5 uses a very complex magic system, which I couldn't port to O2, but uses a very limited combat system, which I have expanded as "turns" just like any other turn based rpg.

My game the magic system is less complex, but the combat system is more elaborated than Pedit 5.

There are 3 types of magic scrolls :
Fireball (combat Spell) - Healing (restores part of HP) and Cast Light, which is a defensive spell.

During combat, you choose attack (sword or magic) and try to hit the enemy. After that the enemy try to hit you.

Because it is a Rogue-like RPG, the game is procedural, so the monsters and treasure chest positions are totally new every game.
The maze is fixed, but it is huge and is a PERFECTLY recreation of the original Pedit5 Dungeon.

This is what I have to say for now, I will post more updates as the game coding progresses.



Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Rafael on June 24, 2018, 10:44:45 PM
One of the reasons I admire Ivan is the honesty of his work. No hunting, it goes straight to the point of what the Odyssey library needs. I had the privation to accompany "Pedit" from the first steps and an RPG, in my opinion, is something that we need a lot. Ivan is still a great programmer and an excellent artist of sprites (there are some new mosntros in this game that are of extreme good taste). Thanks for more this great game.


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on June 24, 2018, 11:36:05 PM
Thanks.

I never played Quest of the Rings, but the first time I heard about it, I thought was a full featured RPG game, what a disappointment after I see the "video game" part was just moving sprites on screen.

So I think my new project is what I envisioned from "Quest of the Rings" after all. :)


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: kokkiklhs on June 26, 2018, 10:29:30 AM
Hey, thank you LD, this is a very nice idea and the result of your work is surely going to be very interesting!
We'll be waiting to watch your progress! :)
Good luck with your holy quest!!!


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Janzl on June 26, 2018, 02:10:07 PM
Very nice idea. Following this.


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on June 27, 2018, 02:17:34 AM
Thanks

I'm having a hard time trying make the bankswitch works, as it is my first 8kb game.




Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: manopac on June 27, 2018, 02:06:35 PM
Thanks

I'm having a hard time trying make the bankswitch works, as it is my first 8kb game.


pm me if you need something about it


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on July 22, 2018, 09:03:29 PM
Gameplay video :

https://youtu.be/VaddvaIi8SA


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Rafael on July 23, 2018, 03:39:46 AM
I have no more words to praise this game. :) :) :)


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Janzl on July 23, 2018, 09:51:09 AM
Very very VERY! nice.


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: TomBeck on July 23, 2018, 09:22:53 PM
When I see all the upcoming games like Laser Blitz, Star Wars, Spaceman Splorf, or now this
amazing game, then I know, that I collect for the right system!

I am proud, to be a Videopac fanboy.  :D


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on July 24, 2018, 12:49:54 AM
Thanks all.
It is my first 8kb game.


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Rafael on July 30, 2018, 12:06:19 AM
Thanks.

I never played Quest of the Rings, but the first time I heard about it, I thought was a full featured RPG game, what a disappointment after I see the "video game" part was just moving sprites on screen.

So I think my new project is what I envisioned from "Quest of the Rings" after all. :)

Intersting. We had a chance to play QFTR on our last encounter. We all agreed that Rings was the highlight of the meeting. Unfortunately it is a game that requires several participants so it is not always that you have the opportunity to play something like that. :'(


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on August 01, 2018, 02:59:36 AM
Here's the title screen for your amusement.

The game is finished, now I'm fine tuning the difficulty.  8)


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Janzl on August 01, 2018, 10:39:12 AM
Nice titlescreen!  8)


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Nognir on January 04, 2019, 11:18:06 AM
wow this looks really great! I just found this.

Are there any plans of a cartridge release and/or a Videopac version?


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: TomBeck on January 04, 2019, 12:26:56 PM
wow this looks really great! I just found this.

Are there any plans of a cartridge release and/or a Videopac version?


Oh yes !  See here:

http://videopac.fr/ (http://videopac.fr/)


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on June 19, 2019, 12:03:03 AM
And here is the amazing artwork made by Zemial, the king of VideoPac cover art!
And the cartridge label is made using that golden paper, like on Quest for the Rings.
I'm so happy with all these production values  :) :) :)




Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Rafael on June 19, 2019, 12:40:25 AM
Golden Label is cool but as this is a feature of the Master Stretegy Series I would suggest the standard label option.


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: grips03 on June 20, 2019, 01:56:50 PM
I can't wait to order the game.  Looks wonderful.


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: grips03 on July 04, 2019, 02:03:42 PM
I really like the gold label.


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: TomBeck on July 04, 2019, 11:13:40 PM
Me too.  8)

An exceptional lable for an exceptional game.


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Rafael on July 05, 2019, 02:06:32 PM
an exceptional game.

Yep. A really great game. 8)


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on July 07, 2019, 06:45:14 PM
I'm glad you all liked it so far!  :)


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: grips03 on July 13, 2019, 03:27:01 AM
Must order this game soon.  This is the game I'm most interested for 2019!!!!!


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: TomBeck on July 13, 2019, 07:26:00 PM
Yep. I feel the same. A really special game for Videopac. I never thought, we get a game like this

There I remember my old Nintendo VHS Video, where Nintendo wrote in the video about Zelda Ocarina of Time = A dream comes true.
Here is the same. We all should not forget: Is`s for our good old Videopac!

Absolute amazing !!!


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: LD on July 14, 2019, 02:57:38 PM
Must order this game soon.  This is the game I'm most interested for 2019!!!!!

Thanks!

Yep. I feel the same. A really special game for Videopac. I never thought, we get a game like this

There I remember my old Nintendo VHS Video, where Nintendo wrote in the video about Zelda Ocarina of Time = A dream come true.
Here is the same. We all should not forget: Is`s for our good old Videopac!

Absolute amazing !!!

Thanks for the kind words, Tom!


Title: Re: Pedit5 - Rogue Like RPG
Post by: Rafael on July 14, 2019, 05:03:01 PM
All compliments are well deserved. Excellent programmer and above all a very honest job. It might be more of an opportunist selling hacks to make easy money, but it has only given us great games. Congratulations, it's always gratifying to see people doing it with passion.