Dec 27, 2011

Rings of Valor v1.0.1 Released (Bug Fix)

Andrew Doull gave a good advice on his blog yesterday:"If you're going to release a new version of your game, don't do it just before you go on holiday.". Sadly, he gave it too late, and the past few days a certain bug in RoV 1.0 has been bugging me. But I decided to wait fixing it until I get back home. And instead I read Game of Thrones, the first book of Song of Ice and Fire.

Dec 22, 2011

Rings of Valor v1.0.0 Released

And so it is here -- Rings of Valor 1.0. This is mostly a more balanced and polished version of the previous release. Hopefully no one is too disappointed at the lack of new features.

Dec 4, 2011

Rings of Valor v0.10.0 Released

The final beta release of Rings of Valor is here, and with it the Achievements. There are only 20 of them but how to unlock them is a secret. They're not impossible and all of them should eventually come up when playing the three game modes, though it took few hours for me to unlock them all even with knowing how to.

Nov 4, 2011

ADOM Victory: Dark Elf Assassin

I've been trying to beat ADOM with an assassin every now and again over the past few years. A week ago I started trying once again, maybe more seriously than ever before. And last night I finally won, with the 13th character of this particular series of tries.

Oct 21, 2011

Rings of Valor v0.8.2 Released

This release got slightly delayed but here it is finally. I would've liked to do even more tweaking but I guess this will do for now.

Sep 19, 2011

ARRP 2011: Rings of Valor 0.6.7 Beta Release

I ended up working on the game the whole day, adding a few features I had planned and few that were suggested during the short alpha phase. And now it's not even Sunday here anymore.

Sep 15, 2011

Rings of Valor v0.5.7 Alpha

I'm releasing an Alpha version of Rings of Valor today for friends and family to (hopefully) get some feedback while working on the Beta release for Sunday.

Aug 29, 2011

Rings of Valor v0.4.7

The 2011 Annual Roguelike Release Party is getting closer and closer, and I'm trying to get Rings of Valor into a releasable state for it. I'm almost halfway through the to-do list and I think at least some sort of beta phase might be ready on September 18th.

Jul 25, 2011

Rings of Valor v0.3.7

Arena the Roguelike now has a name -- Rings of Valor, named after one of the PvP arenas in World of Warcraft.

Jun 23, 2011

Arena the Roguelike Quick Preview

It's still in early development but I wanted to post a quick preview of what it's about and how it looks so far, before I leave my internet connection for a while. I still haven't come up with a proper name so I'm just calling it Arena the Roguelike for the moment.

Apr 4, 2011

Spell Effect Reflections

I just added reflections to URLP's spell effects as inspired by Brogue. I didn't use cell background colors to do this, though, as they still look ugly unless they are used correctly (imho), which is not happening in URLP. Instead, I lerp'd the foreground colors with the spell effect color. It's quite simple really but adds again a nice touch to the game.

Mar 16, 2011

Hard-Coded Creatures, Items, and Maps

After the failed 7DRL attempt, I returned to URLP with great enthusiasm. As I pointed it out in this post, I would need to do something about the game's data files in the future, as plain text files are way too easily edited. I chose hard-coding.

Mar 10, 2011

7DRL Day 4: Performance Issues

I ran into issues with realtime loop and decided to use turn by turn in game. Except that even that doesn't work as smooth as it should. It's playable, but when compared to URLP, LoaD seems like a crawl and I have no friggin idea why.

Mar 7, 2011

7DRL Day 2: Still Fancy Menus

But at least they are now complete enough for me to start actually making the game. Screenshots below.

7DRL Day 1: Fancy Menus

Or "I accidentally Neverwinter Nights".

Feb 23, 2011

Of URLP and the 7DRL Challenge

I finally managed to figure out the ending of URLP, and now I can get back to writing code again. However, I've decided to postpone that to after this year's 7DRL challenge (5th to 13th of March), in which I'm going to participate.

Jan 8, 2011

Dungeons & Dragons 4E Powerer

I was playing Minecraft last Saturday and around 20:00 I realized we were going to play D&D the next day and I didn't yet have power cards for my new character as my ranger had died previously. Now playing without power cards is totally doable, but damn if it's a pain to browse books constantly to see what that one power did again.