Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The tower of Brax: ideas and concept

Hi everyone! It has been a long time since the last article on my blog!

Unfortunately I haven't got much feedback for my first game:
the Peloran wars. I will still update my game with user's feedback
to correct bug and adjust gameplay. It is really important for me to
have feedback and reviews to know what player like or not and to
improve my game as well. Thank you for your support!

Now on the main part of this post: The tower of Brax!
It will be the next game of the Crimson sword saga.
And it will be made with rpg maker mv.

The game will be a long dungeon (only) RPG with many
floors, so there is no town and only one NPC who is
a traveller (like in Bravely Default) and a merchant btw.

The story and script will be inspired by vagrant story.
Unlike The Peloran wars, it will be more focused on a
small cast of characters. You will side with the side
of light (Alliance).
The focus will also be on the crimson sword which power
is said to surpass even Gods.

The gameplay will be inspired by Final Fantasy 5
and Final Fantasy Tactics (formulas, jobs, ATB, sideview combat)
with four heroes and a job system (with passive and active skills).
There will be around 32 jobs.

The graphics will be stock asset again which are
fine imo. Enemies will be mostly human (morph)
and I will use the rpg maker mv character
generator to model the enemies.

The music will be from rpgmaker mv and rpg maker xp.
Maybe there will be classical music (I was thinking
of using opera music for dungeon exploring like in
Legend of Heroes: Trails of cold steel 2)

So far I am using Yanfly plugins which are really great.
Player can freely change encounter rate in the option
(like in Bravely Default). Of course I plan to implement
more plugins later.

Finally I will include cheats but it will be less confusing.
It will be accessible from the merchant, you can increase
xp, gold, job point and teleport every XX floors freely.
I will warn the player to not use it if the player want a normal play.

I have a first draft of the script!
I plan to continue to work with David Chang.
I am really pleased with his work on The Peloran wars.

And that's about it! Don't expect a lot of update,
I am pretty busy right now. Though the Tower of Brax
will be a lot less time consuming than the Peloran wars.