I, Arkeus

A blog of my current game projects and interesting tidbits I find

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For Fate

I don’t think I’ve given too much information on For Fate yet, so I wanted to give a higher level overview of the various things I’m planning for the game. I’ve been working on various systems, planning things out and so forth, so now is as good a time as any to talk about it. […]

Death Consequences

Was walking home today and was thinking about how I should handle the consequences of dying in battle. I’m not a fan of losing everything since your last save when you die, for a few reasons. First, it’s extremely frustrating if you aren’t constantly taking time to save and then you lose a bunch of […]

New Blog Theme

I got fed up with a lot of details about the old blog theme, so I finally got around to installing a new one that I like. This one is less cluttered, and is also much more friendly to posting short updates like this. The old theme required to have a thumbnail, and also only […]

Items and Particles

Been working some on For Fate lately (World of Warcraft kind of pulled me in again, so I’ve been spending quite a bit of time there). I’ve made a lot of progress on using items during battle, and also in doing that, got some basic framework done to adding particle effects to skill animations (see […]

Arzea And Other Progress

I’m not dead! (I know you were worried…) I knew I said I’d try to post more, but somehow that turned into not posting at all. If I believed in following new year’s resolutions I’d make one to post more… Anyway, my work has been scattered lately. The end of last year saw the release […]

Valion Bloodline

I’m going to try to be more proactive about posting about my projects, rather than going weeks without saying a word. Even if in the end the posts end up being lame like this one. I’ve still been working on some of the systems behind the battle system in For Fate. It’s coming along pretty […]

Introducing: For Fate

While it is still in its earliest stages (having only been working on it sparingly in the last couple weeks), I thought I’d post some initial information on my next big project, For Fate. In short, the game is going to be a full length JRPG, very similar to what you’d find on the SNES […]

Diamond Hollow II Complete

In the time I’ve been away from my blog, I’ve been busy finishing up Diamond Hollow II. It took quite a bit longer than expected, but I’m happy with the result. You can check it on Kongregate by clicking here. Expect information on various other projects soon!

Diamond Hollow 2

What is Diamond Hollow 2? Diamond Hollow 2 is the sequel to a Ludum Dare 20¬†game entry, Diamond Hollow. The game played much like an arcade game, in that you repeatedly attempted to climb as high as possible to escape a cave, shooting monsters to defend yourself, collecting diamonds and upgrading your skills along the […]

Ludum Dare 20 Results

Ludum Dare 20 judging officially ended a few days ago, and I thought I’d look back on how Diamond Hollow did, and how I think I could have improved. The different categories that were judged were Innovation, Fun, Theme, Graphics, Audio, Humor, Overall, and Community. In total there were 288¬†entries. Fun – 1st Place The […]