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Legend of Equip Pants - Episodic RPG (awaiting apple approval)

11-09-2013, 11:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: MPLS, MN
Posts: 12
Legend of Equip Pants - Episodic RPG (Coming Thu, Nov 21!)

[Retro Pantsventure RPG with Short Episodes and Bad Puns]
Hi, I've been working on this game for awhile. It is coming to iOS (Universal) on Thursday, November 21.
The game will be free.

You know that dream where you are at work or school,
and you realize you forgot to put on pants?

[The Concept]
I hope you like puns...

The Legend of Equip > Pants is an episodic pantsventure RPG where instead of equipping and upgrading a sword, you have to equip and upgrade your pants. In fact, the entire universe revolves around pants, because why not? Visit the Pantsmith. Beware the evil creatures living in Pantsylvania. Enjoy epic pants puns.

[Short Episodes]
15-20 minutes to complete. Secrets for replay value.

Each episode of Equip > Pants will be a mostly self-contained quest that can be enjoyed in about 15-20 minutes -- much like a cartoon episode. There will be achievements and secrets if you are the kind of player who wants to spend more time inside an episode, or return to play it again.

[An RPG for fans of old school RPGs who don't have time for old school RPGs.]

I've broken the RPG elements down into delicious, pint-sized episodes so you can satisfy your thirst for the genre quickly and easily. Avoid the confusion, head spins, and frequent breaks often associated with giant, cask-sized servings of RPG content. Please consume responsibly.

[Gameplay and Story]
Don't expect a sword...

"In the vast multiverse exists a world where knights live and die -- not by the sword or the lance -- but by the quality of their pants."

Episodes 1 and 2 are very much not hack-and-slash. In fact, you can't even die in the first two episodes. They are much more about the experience... puzzles and weird people and secrets.

However, when Episode 3 comes out, I will be introducing death and danger and combat. And as I make more episodes, the gameplay will evolve based on my growth as a game maker and with the feedback from players.

I'm making a universe that's all about pants. You should expect powerful and interesting pants you can equip in future episodes, but you shouldn't hold your breath for a sword.

[Push only the finest of crates.]

[Mazes are more fun when you can't see where you are going.]

Will you find all the secrets?

Meet interesting people... like the Underweartaker.

[The Beginning of a Journey]
Will you join the quest?

This is only the beginning of this game. I'm starting a journey here to produce many episodes. I will refine my art, storytelling, and gameplay skills as I go. I need players to join me on this quest. Your feedback will help guide me towards better and better episodes.

Episodes 1 and 2 are complete. I have been approved by Apple, and the game will come out Thursday, November 21. I've also started art and level design for episode 3 which will be an update later after launch. Future episodes will come as I complete them.

Episode 1: The Underwerewolf
Episode 2: Pantsylvania

Last edited by zachstronaut; 11-15-2013 at 11:00 AM. Reason: Giving release date!
11-09-2013, 11:45 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Brazil
Posts: 880
Looking good, definitely gonna get it when it comes out.

11-10-2013, 06:22 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,501
Look funny, why did you make your knight naked? lolz
11-10-2013, 07:45 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,644
Love the pixel game. Must try it.

Pine Entertainment
11-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Yea it looks pretty nice. Excited to try it out.
11-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: MPLS, MN
Posts: 12
Always hard to sit and wait for Apple's approval. I've pulled up a chair at the Inn of the PANTSing Pony. Seems like as good a place to wait as any.

I put myself into the game as a sprite. You can visit me in the Inn in Episode 1. I've put in In-App Purchase drinks at the Inn bar that serve as a tip jar for pay-what-you-want so the game can be free to download.

I've also put in an unlockable story path in Episode 2. I hope you'll find my take on the whole DLC/"freemium" thing as funny as I do. I think you'll be amused. Also, just to be clear, I definitely made it so you can have a full game experience without having to go through a paywall.

11-11-2013, 02:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,075
Finally a game with some personality... And what a personality!
11-11-2013, 03:06 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: From Wales. Currently living in Canada
Posts: 1,068
Definitely sold on this one! Loving the pixel graphics and humor
11-12-2013, 09:53 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 257