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The Fall Schematic - Beautiful Sci-Fi RPG

08-23-2014, 11:12 AM
#1
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The Fall Schematic - Beautiful Sci-Fi RPG

Heya all,

I have been working enormously hard on an RPG for maybe a year and a half now, and it's about at the point where I really want to start showing it off and maybe getting some feedback. I would describe it as a blend of Persona with a little MTG, Pokemon, and some choose-your-own adventure elements thrown in. It's definitely my own special blend of spices and mechanics. The story takes place in a distant future where humans have abandoned their bodies, and everything is digital.

I posted about it before, but it was mostly art. It's much further along now. Over the next few weeks I'm going to try and hash out some of the design struggles I go through here while I highlight various features. Those are the interesting bits. I'm aiming to do a post every day or two.

What do you think of the below? Is your interest piqued?

Features:

• Dozens of characters (Subroutines) to use and do battle with, each with their own unique combo-able abilities and animations.
• Utilize hacks (passive skills) from a diverse pool that tweak your Subroutines' skills or expand your narrative options.
• Hundreds of items all illustrated. Equip your character with branded clothes to get style bonuses, and put patches on your Subroutines to enhance their abilities.
• Dive into areas twisted by the mysterious Glitch as you restore and repopulate a corrupted universe.
• Sweet science fiction narrative set in a culturally rich, fully digital world.
• Engaging narrative decisions to be made at every turn.
• Fully server operated for dynamic content updates and coming PvP / trading action.

Screenies:





UPDATE 10-10 - MORE Screenies:



Last edited by MattAnderson; 10-13-2014 at 05:15 PM.
08-23-2014, 01:52 PM
#2
Sci-fi ? Lol...

08-23-2014, 02:07 PM
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Joined: May 2013
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Okay, I am a little bit confused (which isn't a bad thing at all, heh). The screenshoots are looking like that there is a fantasy world which is pretty much standard in most games of this genre, but it is just a digitalized world and therefore not the "real" world where the actual character lives in...right? So, some kind of matrix I guess.
If this is the case then I rly like the idea and you can count me as interested!
I like cyberpunk...no, I love cyberpunk!

Last edited by Nekku; 08-23-2014 at 02:23 PM.
08-23-2014, 06:04 PM
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Sci-fi? Did they change the meaning of the word?
08-23-2014, 06:33 PM
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In this fantasy world, science is fiction.
08-23-2014, 07:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nekku View Post
Okay, I am a little bit confused (which isn't a bad thing at all, heh). The screenshoots are looking like that there is a fantasy world which is pretty much standard in most games of this genre, but it is just a digitalized world and therefore not the "real" world where the actual character lives in...right? So, some kind of matrix I guess.
If this is the case then I rly like the idea and you can count me as interested!
I like cyberpunk...no, I love cyberpunk!
You are totally right Nekku. This story takes place in a distant future when humans have abandoned their bodies, and exist only in a digital world. In that way, it's a lot like the matrix, and it has strong cyberpunk undertones.

The digital world is built from the imaginations of its inhabitants, and represents a strong mash-up of cultures and visual styles. Some areas and characters look fantasy driven, some very science fiction-esque and others take after modern urban aesthetics. Many elements are a blend of the above (for instance, one unit you will recruit is a walking, robotic bonsai tree shown in the bottom left screeny.)

Everything in this world, from the units to the people to the environments is all code -- susceptible to both corruption and glitches, which is the crux of the plot line.

If you know any computer science, you will catch programming references that explain how and why things work or break down.

Anyway, this story and world are very, very science fiction driven, even if the screenshots are not of spaceships and guns.

Last edited by MattAnderson; 08-23-2014 at 07:54 PM.
08-23-2014, 11:28 PM
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^Woah. That makes a whole lotta sense, but that kinda throws away a possible curveball in the story... Kinda like revealing the sci-fi-ness of Infinity Blade or The Matrix right when the game or movie wasnt even released yet.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
08-24-2014, 01:58 AM
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Sounds very promising! I'll keep track on this thread for sure.
08-24-2014, 06:27 AM
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Wow, this sounds massively ambitious and definitely very interesting.
10-13-2014, 05:16 PM
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Added six more screens up top. Please tell me what you think!

Going to go on the hunt for a publishing partner soon -- the game is shaping up wonderfully.