RMXP Monstructs: Makers and Mayhem - Monster Creating Sim/RPG (BETA 2 RELEASED)

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  1. Jayje

    Jayje THE Lone Indie Cheese! Veteran

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    This game has RELEASED IT'S NEWEST BETA! Please follow this links to the download and the recruitment thread if interested. T.I.A.

    BETA 2 Release Download (ITCH)
    BETA 2 Release Download (GAMEJOLT)



    BETA 1 Release Download (ITCH)
    BETA 1 Release Download (GAMEJOLT)


    BETA 0 RELEASE Download (ITCH)
    BETA 0 RELEASE Download (GAMEJOLT)

    Beta Tester Recruitment Thread



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    [​IMG] <== Monstructs: Makers and Mayhem of Itch!


    Be sure to stop by and leave your thoughts/bugs/feedback at the Discord for this game.
     
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    Created Screensavers/Backgrounds for the project. What are your thoughts on them? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    These are little snapshots/samples of the systems in my project. Tell me your thoughts. Would these work in a presskit?

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    This a a trailer attempt for my Game's ALPHA Demo. Try it out by hitting the link in my signature. CHEERS!

     
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    To all my fellow devs, a Belated [​IMG]

    and [​IMG] !

    I hope you were able to enjoy your time with loved ones and good food with great gifts/parties.

    I’ve been spending the last month or so spreading the word of this great game. The Monstructs FB page has grown (there’s even a community, now), a promotional Youtube Channel: Channel Link and I’ve made promotion materials like PC Backgrounds and Screensavers, which are conveniently found here!

    The Gamejolt profile was also updated with a downloadable version of the Alpha (so now, you have MORE pleases to get it)! I’m waiting for some more feedback from some letsplayers, so I can make a Presskit Page for the site.

    Good news is I’m back to the grind and tearing thru the map work for the BETA (DUE: Q2 2018) It’s been a slow start with thing going on around here, but progress has been made and I’m running a Tutorial series on the game’s youtube channel (found HERE). Hope you look forward to it!

    Here’s what I have so far…

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    Monstructs MELEE! [​IMG]
     
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    Latest Map: Westport Harbor

     
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    [​IMG] Where am I?:LZSsad:

    I know it's has been a really long time since my last post. It's been a crazy few months with illness and money issues. Plus the winter has been a real doozy up here in the mountains! I hope you've all been well.

    There is good news![​IMG]

    I have been working on this project still when post and have made progress on a Beta:


    And I'm working on bringing up my Ruby coding skills to better craft his project.
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    I'm currently using SoloLearn, but would welcome other resources, if anyone wants to offer.



    AND THERE'S BRAND A NEW ALPHA available for download! (Itch or Gamejolt) [​IMG]

    Finally, here's where you, the all-important puzzle piece in this game's success, comes in. I need help with making this game what it really should be. To that end, I made a Discord Channel to generate support and to create a great community! [​IMG]

    I'm here usually everyday and would be thrilled to talk with you guys and hear your thought, comments, and feedback!

    THANKS!:wink::wink:
     
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    Just Finished the Overviews for Goblin Town, where a tough Boss Battle awaits... Hope you enjoy! Check out The DISCORD for more info on development.

    GC1.JPG GC2.JPG
     
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    Wow, I'm genuinely curious what all those events are used for... But the maps look great with plenty of places to explore. A little more B tile wouldn't hurt, although I know that's tedious to do for huge maps.

    And I don't know much about RGSS in XP, but there is a fantastic guide for learning RGSS3 if you ever have the desire to switch over to Ace:

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    I thank you for the kind words. I may use VXAce for my next project. I don't believe XP has a "B" tile, but i'll see if there's an equivalent. Thanks again and hit up the Discord if you want to hit with development.
     
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    "B tile" is just the term I use for non-autotiles, such as trees, shrubs, rubble, etc. In VX/Ace all ground tiles are categorized under tab "A" where B-E are all the other little things.
     
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    Ahhh... Yeah I'm thinking of adding in more in just the right places and I'm sure the In-game will look nice, with the right eventing.
     
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    Making progress on the background for my text/menu windows.The idea came to me after someone commented on how SQUARE the UI boxes looked from an Instagram post. What do you think? Capture.JPG
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    I know it's been like a MILLENNIUM since my last post, but I haven't been idle and I've made more progress towards a BETA release!

    I have fixed a possible bug in the Monstruct Making System (no one said anything, but I knew it would be a problem if left unaddressed).
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    And I've upgraded the Caste Selection Intro as well (pretty proud of myself with this one),




    There have been new maps created which I think look (or will look) GREAT! See for yourself

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    It's not been easy with having to go back to work, but it's rewarding all the same. If you'd like to give your thoughts and feedback on the game, check out the DISCORD Channel. :thumbsup-right:ALL ARE WELCOMED!:thumbsup-left:
     
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    I revamped an unsatisfying Monstruct pic that's been bothering me for YEARS. Here's a Side-by-side. Do you like the changes?
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    Another updated another unsatisfying Battler Sprite. This one is Plasmageist. How do you like it?

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    I'm working on one of the Most important item's in the game, the Monstruct Manual. Think of it as a kind of bestiary of Monstructs you make. Like it?
     
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    Over the past weekend, I worked and reworked on an major game mechanic for this project; The Job/Mission System. It's a more simplified version as I'm only one guy working on this but it's doing fine.

    At first the result was crappy, so I went to work.

    I made a new Icon set to work with it...
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    ...did a dry run...
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    ... and was pretty satisfied with the outcome! Here's a live run of the system in-game. What do you think?
     
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    My evolving Battle System:

    I'm in the works of changing the battle system to better reflect the game's aesthetic and style. There are still a few different things I have cooking in the brain to make it better. Here's how it changed so far:

    First, the original:



    And here is the progress:


    Hope you like it and feel free to give me feedback.
     
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