02-11-2013, 12:12 AM
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Random map generator!!!


Please.
02-11-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by jim-ph View Post
We're working on PK3 right now. It will be nothing like the first two versions. It will be THE heroes game you've always wanted.
Can't wait! Love strategy games on the iPad.

Currently playing: Terraria, Warhammer Quest, Junk Jack X, Starbase Orion, XCom
GameCenter ID: DHGamer

02-13-2013, 04:04 PM
Basically, what we changed is... everything and nothing.

RMG is not yet possible (map generator) - but at least now it's technically doable (it was just plain impossible with the old game engine).

The game now boasts amazing 60FPS (was 18-23 before), thanks to a modern native engine, game code written from scratch

Can't promise a much smarter AI - but we'll give him some acceptable cheats for the hardest difficulty - I think that's what you want in the end. Like knowing what army the enemies have. Such kind of compromises will make it play much more responsible, while keeping the game out of plain cheating (unlike it was in all heroes games when AI got 2X populations etc).

The game will go as a separate product - sorry for that, it's not our decision really. But the good side of it - it's a universal app now, finally. PK2 wastwo separate apps because otherwise it'd eat up all RAM on some devices due to an archaic game engine. Say bye-bye to old problems in PK3 though.

We'll certainly fix crashes (90% of those were out of memory warnings and iOS force quitting the app )

The release date is... soon. Very soon.

I'm in the middle of interface building. All from scratch. All native and pixel-perfect now. It will be so good that any die-hard RPG or strategy fan will want to play it just by looking at the screenshots. In a nutshell, we've gathered feedback, and did the homework.

Unfortunately, we'll have to leave out iOS 3.1.3, iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iTouch1G, iTouch2G users , as even the new Xcode no longer supports their processors. The rest of the devices will be fully supported in native resolution.

I can really talk about the technical side of it now really. NDA and stuff. But you will love how it plays and looks.

One thing for sure - you won't want to go back to PK1 and PK2 anymore.

[To moderators]: can anyone update the thread title to "Palm Kingdoms" ?

p.s. Yeah, by the way. Now it's your final chance to ask/offer anything about the gameplay and interface. In a couple of weeks I won't be able to do much correction to the new GUI.

Last edited by iosoftware; 02-13-2013 at 04:07 PM.
02-13-2013, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jim-ph View Post
We're working on PK3 right now. It will be nothing like the first two versions. It will be THE heroes game you've always wanted.
The heroes game I've always wanted is Heroes of Might and Magic III, no more no less, that game still is the perfect incarnation of this type of game and I still play it today. I would kill for an identical game for iPad.
02-13-2013, 04:39 PM
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Looking forward to more specifics about PH3.
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Originally Posted by jim-ph View Post
...it's a universal app now...
Yeah!
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Originally Posted by jim-ph View Post
The release date is... soon. Very soon.
Yeah!
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Originally Posted by jim-ph View Post
[To moderators]: can anyone update the thread title to "Palm Kingdoms" ?
You might be better off creating a new thread in the upcoming games section to draw fresh attention to the new project and not get it cluttered up with PH2 stuff here.
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Originally Posted by jim-ph View Post
...In a couple of weeks I won't be able to do much correction to the new GUI.
Release date is "very soon," but at least a six weeks away I assume from this comment.
02-13-2013, 04:47 PM
Yep. At least six week away. But definitely not six months.

As I'm sweeping the dust from the official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PalmKingdoms), you can know the waiting won't be long.
02-13-2013, 04:56 PM
I'm gonna make huge screenshots of all PK2 maps and put them on the FB page. Good idea? For those who got stuck / curious for hints/easter eggs, or as a general idea before buying IAPs.
02-14-2013, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jonnycache View Post
The heroes game I've always wanted is Heroes of Might and Magic III, no more no less, that game still is the perfect incarnation of this type of game and I still play it today. I would kill for an identical game for iPad.
Exactly this. I wish i could have install Heroes of Might and Magic III to my ipad somehow. I think PK1 and PK2 as Heroes of Might and Magic I and II so hopefully it will evolve enough to be Heroes of Might and Magic III

Last edited by incineratee; 02-14-2013 at 06:32 AM.
02-14-2013, 07:15 AM
Any chance we can see some screenshots / art of the new game? Sounds like a must buy for me