Small Chronicles :: Turn-based JRPG Strategy Game by WhiteSponge :: DEV BLOG
I would like to share about the upcoming game that WhiteSponge is working on - Small Chronicles!
What kind of game is it exactly?
Super small stages + Turn-based Strategy JRPG? That’s what Small Chronicles is!
Defeat monsters, gain experience! Learn new skills and acquire items to power up your characters! Plan your moves wisely as each wrong move can result in a defeat! As you progress through the game, you will unlock new worlds, new monsters, new bosses and new power up items!
All of these are in the attempt to help your main character, Kon, save his sister who has been abducted by unknown evil monsters!
Small Chronicles Chapter 1 – Key of Light and Darkness will be available in both English and Japanese for the initial release!
Ω Venture into the world of Arystonia as Kon or Lyea, each with their own unique skill sets and story that intertwine with each other
Ω Engage in combat against other players, win trophy stars and for a spot in the top leagues for the awesome ruby rewards!
Ω All-New equipment growing system that allows your equipment to become better as you use them more in your journey throughout Arystonia
Ω Unlock easter eggs for hidden secrets, characters or new perspective on the story and lore behind the world of Arystonia
Ω Enjoy the original Japanese voice-overs while the characters tell their perspective of their journeys
Additionally, Duncan McPherson, the sound designer and composer of both Terra Noctis and Spell Sword, is also the music composer for Small Chronicles!
What's the status of the game crafting right now? [Updated March 1st]
Hey guys/gals how's your day? It is going to be another awesome weekend!
Remember when I mentioned that I reduced the file size during 1 of the previous open beta updates for Small Chronicles? Well I did it again...
From the initial size of 200MB, I reduced it to around 150MB by simply changing the file compression formats for the voice over audio files. If you want to know how, do check out this post by Gamua
While that is indeed a huge decrease in size, it still exceeds the 100MB allowance for downloading apps over cellular networks. So what else can be done to further decrease the total size?
By making the game's content downloadable! Moving the game's content to a server allows the game to be shipped with a much smaller footprint!
As not everyone will use the in-game help content frequently, moving it to a server and making it downloadable further reduces the game's total size!
So how much was shaved off from the game's total size?
That's almost 60MB gone! While it might not seem like a lot, it is a lot when you are downloading something with that size on your mobile device!
With that said, does that mean that Small Chronicles Chapter 1 is coming really soon?
What's next in line? [Updated March 1st]
Closing of the open beta!
Please feel free to ask questions or share opinions as it is also a learning journey for me too. I will consolidate the questions asked (and my reply to them) here so everyone can view them easily
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I will also update this thread regularly with Small Chronicles' development and design progress!
For now, check out the official teaser trailer for Small Chronicles!
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And also here's a new gameplay demo! Enjoy!
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Last edited by WhiteSponge; 02-28-2014 at 09:03 PM..