We are officially shifting our focus from other projects to a new project currently code named "Black Brotherhood".
Initially this was a side project that began as a small turn-based arena battle game that was similar to Pokemon and Jade Cocoon. The idea was to create a multiplayer experience suitable for tablets and phones that enabled player's to summon creatures to do combat in an arena.
However, creating the first prototype proved to be boring and unoriginal. That's disappointing, but that's why we go through the prototyping process.
We quickly discovered that what we really wanted to do was summon an army of undead and set them upon our enemies in a real-time open world environment. The second prototype delivered exactly that experience. It proved to be very exciting to see your undead minions clashing with the undead minions of an enemy necromancer. Skeletons, zombies and humans hacking, slashing, firing arrows and hurling fireballs at each other. What a glorious mess! And when it was all over, that moment when you are standing over the corpse of the enemy necromancer to claim his soul harvest and his grimoire. Very...very gratifying.
What we have now is a single player open world RPG suitable for PC and consoles.
The prototype is not finished yet, but we have the beginnings of something special. The road starts here to creating a unique RPG.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2015 12:53:22 GMT 10 by Damian: Added RPG note