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07-22-2014, 12:18 PM
#21
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 870
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Originally Posted by gemineye62 View Post
Just watched the video and hit the buy button. I love the open world
environments. The camera does look like it works really well . When I saw
the huge walking trees ,it reminded me of Shadow of the Colossus and
the Ents from Tolken's story. I was sold.

Thanks
Thanks Gemineye for buying and trying BrightRidge - every dollar goes back into game design and helps give me the time and space to focus on making my fantasy experiences better. Tolkein (and Weta's) Ents were a great inspiration to have the slow movement suggest weight, and Shadow of the Colossus is my favorite game and you'll see it's influences everywhere in my work Im glad you mentioned them because they are both great inspirations to me.
07-22-2014, 12:22 PM
#22
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 870
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Originally Posted by Nekku View Post
Oh, I saw it was mentioned in the general game disscussions forums but sadly couldn't find it in the AppStore. So here it is and I'll definitely check it out!

Thanks for the gameplay vid, red!

(Maybe the dev should have make this one into one giant open world western style rpg )
Thank you Nekku I've been building this world for a while though various games and websites and I'd love to ultimately integrate them all into a single big RPG. Maybe there will be a western themed area (i can already think of a place on the world map at http://nimianlegends.com) - yes and it's was really nice of redribbon to upload the gameplay video

07-22-2014, 12:26 PM
#23
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 2,826
Out of curiosity: How did you build this giant open world? I cannot imagine that it is all handcrafted. That would be an insane amount of work, with all the ferns and grass and whatnot.
Did you use a scenery generator like Vue or Terragen? I remember some really crazy stuff from a friend, and that was over 10 years back already: Like - I think - a Vue plugin that allowed to set all kinds of parameters like air/soil humidity or what specific nutrients were available in the ground, to create realistic flora growth.

Last edited by Nullzone; 07-22-2014 at 12:28 PM.
07-22-2014, 12:28 PM
#24
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Props to redribbon on finding this one. It looks really cool. I like that it's mostly about exploring, rather than fighting. I've been looking for something like this where I can just walk around and explore and find new things. Downloading now.
07-22-2014, 01:01 PM
#25
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,507
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Originally Posted by Protopop View Post
Thank you Nekku I've been building this world for a while though various games and websites and I'd love to ultimately integrate them all into a single big RPG. Maybe there will be a western themed area (i can already think of a place on the world map at http://nimianlegends.com) - yes and it's was really nice of redribbon to upload the gameplay video
Hehe, I didn't meant western in the way you have interpreted it. I wasn't talking about Cowboys and stuff
I've meant open world RPG's like The Elder Scrolls or iOS games like Aralon or Ravensword which are called western RPG's.

Btw, I've checked out the site you have linked me to and this is one huge world! This would be awesome to see this world in a full fledged out iOS RPG somewhere in the future
07-22-2014, 01:03 PM
#26
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 870
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Originally Posted by Nullzone View Post
Out of curiosity: How did you build this giant open world? I cannot imagine that it is all handcrafted. That would be an insane amount of work, with all the ferns and grass and whatnot.
Did you use a scenery generator like Vue or Terragen? I remember some really crazy stuff from a friend, and that was over 10 years back already: Like - I think - a Vue plugin that allowed to set all kinds of parameters like air/soil humidity or what specific nutrients were available in the ground, to create realistic flora growth.
At first i was building everything from scratch : http://protopop.com/blog/2012/06/27/...ent-megaliths/

Your friend sounds creative - I love Vue and Terragen

I had a 20 square kilometer world in progress, then I realized this was impossible to do. That's when I discovered Unity's app store. The plants, animals, creatures and tech items helped me to put all of this together. I couldn't have created this without it.

For the landscape I create heightmaps using VUE and WorldMachine. In unity the most important thing i bought was Terrain Composer http://www.terraincomposer.com/ - it allows me to procedurally place vegetation based on my rules. This makes it really simple to make changes,and because my heightmap and vegetation are procedural i can recreate the world as needed. In fact proceduralism is becoming a priority in my updates and refactoring my code - i think life is pretty much procedural (DNA) and to create these worlds a large does of proceduralism really helps.

Everything needs to be unified otherwise you're just throwing a bunch of disparate items together. I worked on an art direction document that helped me keep a unified vision about the look, feeling and meaning of the world



And finally there's the world of Nimian Legends itself - one of the hardest parts about world design is its difficult to build a place thathas a sense like it could have existed or does exist somewhere. I've built up a lot of backstory that helps me with the details and flavor in the game, the backstory, the descriptions of far off lands when you climb a lookout, the names of the places in the world. That all comes from teh Nimian Legends Universe
http://nimianlegends.com



Hope that's not too much of an info dump, i ust like talking about it Thanks for asking.
07-22-2014, 01:09 PM
#27
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 870
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Originally Posted by Nekku View Post
Hehe, I didn't meant western in the way you have interpreted it. I wasn't talking about Cowboys and stuff
I've meant open world RPG's like The Elder Scrolls or iOS games like Aralon or Ravensword which are called western RPG's.

Btw, I've checked out the site you have linked me to and this is one huge world! This would be awesome to see this world in a full fledged out iOS RPG somewhere in the future
Cool Nekku I thought maybe you were a Red Dead Redemption fan Thanks for the info about Western RPGs. Judging form what you say i think im a big western rpg (wrpg?) fan - i LOVED Skyrim, and Aralon and Ravensword are really impressive. JRPGs have some really great creativity (like Xenoquest i think is what it was called) but im definitely not a random encounter lover (i like to see a fight in the distance and decide if im gonna take it or not

Thanks about the website too - it's all one world in my head and i am slowly integrating the two (apps and website) together. I'm a solo dev so it takes some time, but for whatever reasons I am very passionate and committed to bringing it to life and I'm happy to get your encouragement
07-22-2014, 01:13 PM
#28
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 115
I don't do achievements, I don't do clans or MMO, I explore, and this is EXACTLY the sort of game I've been looking for! $.99? Wow! The guy is a little awkward lookin, and right off the bat it was odd the prospector lady was in a swamp, but I ignored the road and headed to the mountains, and OMFG!!! You did this yourself?!! And the pipes, totally took me back to ZORK days! Nilridge sign was nice to find, is there one for the pipes? Any background on them? Thanks for a great game! One request is I'm hoping for (may be, idk if there is, only played 10 mins) hope for caves! Or sub terrain lakes to explore, with cool crystals. Ok I'm gettin crazy lack of sleep and all, but can't wait to continue, maybe I'll follow the advice to go down the road lol.

EDIT: ok I just read your explaination in the post before mine I missed and I'm pretty darn excited.

Last edited by Hypocrypha; 07-22-2014 at 01:21 PM.
07-22-2014, 01:15 PM
#29
Just bought it and unfortunately doesn't work on either 5th gen ipod or iPad mini! Damn! Looked nice too.
07-22-2014, 01:24 PM
#30
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,507
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Originally Posted by Protopop View Post
Cool Nekku I thought maybe you were a Red Dead Redemption fan Thanks for the info about Western RPGs. Judging form what you say i think im a big western rpg (wrpg?) fan - i LOVED Skyrim, and Aralon and Ravensword are really impressive. JRPGs have some really great creativity (like Xenoquest i think is what it was called) but im definitely not a random encounter lover (i like to see a fight in the distance and decide if im gonna take it or not

Thanks about the website too - it's all one world in my head and i am slowly integrating the two (apps and website) together. I'm a solo dev so it takes some time, but for whatever reasons I am very passionate and committed to bringing it to life and I'm happy to get your encouragement
Yes, you're a big western RPG fan.
Skyrim was one of my favorites, too, but still waiting for this epic experience on iOS. ^_^
Aralon and Ravensword are both great games but the worlds were kinda small and empty in comparison to the big ones from TES. Well, that's why I was hoping for a big detailed one.

I think you meant Xenogears? The one with the mechs, right? One of the greatest and most emotional JRPG's of all time, imo.
I can assure, you have a great taste when it comes to RPG's, heh.

Keep up the great work, mate!

edit: oops, I just googled for XenoQuest and seems like it is an android only game? Okay, you don't meant Xenogears but this one then. Well, I'm not the Android guy so I've never played it.

Last edited by Nekku; 07-22-2014 at 01:27 PM.