Here’s some brief Q&A about the project.
- What is Labyrintheer?
Labyrintheer is a procedurally generated RPG with a crafting system and character development and exploration and LOOT! What else could you ask for? But for a bit more detail, the game leans on the idea of the Roguelike genre. Each game will be seeded with a fresh random seed that will allow the player to progress more in each of dozens of dungeons, die (perhaps), then jump right back into the fray.
- Is there replayability with this concept?
Replayability is a huge part of my dream for this project. Part of this will allow New Game + (NG+). In NG+, you will keep all of your character progress, skills, and inventory, but also be able to control your seed. Chances are no two players will have a first playthrough that will be the same, but if someone finds something particularly great – a rare weapon, an interesting NPC, et cetera – in their seed, you’ll be able to play through their game (in a sense) by using their seed in your second (or third (or fourth)) playthrough. There will be some very special items and characters available only in very specific seeds.
- What platform will Labyrintheer be available on?
It will definitely be available on Mac and PC, hopefully via Steam. I also plan to put forth every possible effort to make the game available on PS4 and Playstation Vita. Other platforms may be targeted, but those decisions are far down the line.
- When will Labyrintheer be available?
Ah, now that’s the magic question, isn’t it? While I have some software development experience, and a whole lot of experience playing video games, I don’t have much experience combining the two aside from a few years working on some C code for a MUD back in the 90s. I’m currently setting a personal goal of Summer 2019, but it might be sooner or later. Partly, that depends on…
- How is this being funded?
If you missed the previous post about this, I have a Patreon page setup at: https://patreon.com/user?u=3668376 . Please feel free to pledge a few bucks (or more) if you are really interested. Patrons will have access to some posts here that will only be available to them.
That’s all I have for now. I’m sure there will be more Q&A posts to come, but hopefully this will give everyone at least some idea of what’s going on here.