Tempest Ten (WIP) [DEMO]


#1

So, after a very, very, very, very long time in the making I finally have a working demo for Tempest Ten that I feel happy with.

Tempest Ten (tentative title) is a game placed in a high magic, low steampunk/fantasypunk setting with technology ranging from combustible paper bullet cartridges to Airships with engines that convert light and heat into expelled liquid energy via crystal technology to actual, working, Gunswords. I could say more, but that’d spoil the entire point of what I tortured myself to do while creating the demo:

Link for that right here btw.

What you can expect from this game in current and future updates are:

  1. A full RPG-like battle system, CS based, with skills, terrain, elemental resistances, and Character Synchro Skills (based on who you have in your squad and your relationship with them).

  2. A unique (at least I hope unique) 2 phase Combat Encounter RPG battle framework (a fancier name for rules surrounding the battle system planned) with Tide Of Battle bonuses, and Vanguard/Rearguard attack lines and rules.

  3. A long storyline (somewhat linear in the fact that the end goal remains the same, but the route to get there and choices along the way are something you have control over).

  4. R.O.'s, that is to say, characters who are also Romance Options, rather than just Romance Options who are “characters”.

  5. A large cast of characters ranging from demons to a religious pirate priest to a foodie, coffee-obsessed sage-type character (I know, it’s complicated).

  6. Character and Situation art.

  7. Mustaches. Yes… yes, I did say mustaches.

  8. And finally, later on in the story, lines such as:

“So you won’t co-operate then I see, fine, don’t blame me for what happens next… gentlemen! Bring me, …the doodahd!”

And

“That’s exactly right! Our secret weapon back then was… this G*torade Vending Machine!!!”

And

“WHO DARES DISTURB MY ‘ME’ TIME?!”

And last but not least

“Weak! Your mustache lacks girth and volume, you’d need to train for a thousand years before you even think of challenging me again!”

And that’s that. Hope you enjoy the demo, feel free to let me know if there’s anything that needs improving or if there’s anything you’d like to know about.


Which WIP would you bring back from the dead?
#2

Dream1 line 487 the command goto prologue is needed here(its non existent)


#3

Thanks, bug has been fixed.


#4

Z ptdrshnm sn sgdd,

Lzxgzor xnt lhfgs rdd,

Z qhcckd hm mddc ne rnkuhmf,

Z cnnq dudq qdunkuhmf,

Z ptdrshnm ne xnt,

Odqgzor sgnt gzrs z bktd,

Qhcckd ld mns,

Lx sdlodq qtmr gns,

Gtlnq ld sgntfg,

Ansg eqhdmc zmc end,

Lzxgzor hs ad,

Sgzs xnt lhfgs jmnv:

Z cdmhydm ne ehqd,

Mns nmd sn hqd,

Vhsg bkzvr lnrs rgzqo,

Zmc rlhkd lnrs chqd,

Sgqdd onhmsr,

Nmd gzes,

Nmd snnk h vhdkc,

Nmd mns nes trdc enq oknvhmf sgd ehdkc,

Khzqr azmd,

Sgntfg jhmcmdrr sgdx edhfm,

Nmkx rddjhmf odqrnmzk fzhm,

Enqdudq hm ohsbg sgdx rgzkk qdlzhm,

Nbbzrhnmzkkx z oghknrnogdq,

Nmkx hm mzld,

Duhk bkzvr,

Duhk szhk,

Ftzqchzm ne ehud lnrs cqdzc,

Aktd zmc qdc,

Bzld rdzqbghmf enq vgdqd knud gzc kdzc,

Zmc gzkevzx cnvm sgd aqhcfd sgdx ekdc,

Azbj sn vgdqd aktd’r knud gzc kdzc,

Sgqntfg ozhm zmc rteedqhmf sgdx enqfdc zgdzc,

Rn rdd xnt mnv? sgqntfg ltc zmc lhqd?

Vhkk xnt oqnud qhfgs? nq etdk sgd ehqd?

Nq rdqud nmkx sn bnlontmc lx hqd?

Bqnrr ld nmbd, oqzx cnm’s bqnrr ld sgqhbd,

Qdzcx mnv sn qnkk sgd chbd?

Qdzcx mnv zmc khfgs sgd oxqd,

Zmc kds’r rdd vghbg nmd hr cdrshmdc khzq.

Can I say that I really hate you for making me have to do a single shift translation on all of this?


#5

I was enjoying the dark background in the beginning as it’s easier on the eyes, but as soon as it went back to a drastically lighter colour I found that the words were barely visible. Please make the words darker for the lighter background. (Just for that grayish part. )


#6

@Silverstone did you already translate this?
(Please say yes)


#7

@faewkless Absolutely not a problem, lol.

@Silverstone I’m on it, what color would you suggest? Just plain black?


#8

@faewkless Lol… :triumph: I typed in my reaction…

“WTF?”

@Malebranche yeah black is okay. Just found it hard to see the lettering. Thanks.


#9

Ok then I will translate and post it up if branche is fine with that.


#10

No objection to that.

Also:
@Silverstone Updated to black rather than white on the grey background.


#11

Thank you, I’ll have a look after my first play through. Loving your descriptive writing style :ok_hand:

UPDATE
Had a look, its much easier to read now.

Also, I think though is supposed to be thought? Just thought I’d bring that bit to your attention.

Without a word nor second though about it, you shove the 2 and half foot blade unceremoniously into the makeshift leather sheathe strapped to your leg.


Error after chosing to shoot

dream1 line 1350: invalid indentation expected at least one line in ‘if’ true block.

Sorry for all the weird edits. My phone is playing up


#12

EDIT: Nvm. I’m on it.


#13

I…I hate life.
Take the frackin translation.

Z ptdrshnm sn sgdd,
A question to thee
Lzxgzor xnt lhfgs rdd,
Mayhaps you might see
Z qhcckd hm mddc ne rnkuhmf,
A riddle in need of solving
Z cnnq dudq qdunkuhmf,
A door ever revolving
Z ptdrshnm ne xnt,
A question of you
Odqgzor sgnt gzrs z bktd,
Perhaps thou hast a clue
Qhcckd ld mns,
Riddle me not
Lx sdlodq qtmr gns,
My temper runs hot
Gtlnq ld sgntfg,
Humor me though
Ansg eqhdmc zmc end,
Both friend and foe
Lzxgzor hs ad,
Mayhaps it be
Sgzs xnt lhfgs jmnv:
That you might know:
Z cdmhydm ne ehqd,
A denizen of fire
Mns nmd sn hqd,
Not one to ire
Vhsg bkzvr lnrs rgzqo,
With claws most sharp
Zmc rlhkd lnrs chqd,
And smite most dire
Sgqdd onhmsr,
Three points
Nmd gzes,
One haft
Nmd snnk h vhdkc,
One tool I wield
Nmd mns nes trdc enq oknvhmf sgd ehdkc,
One not oft used for plowing the field
Khzqr azmd,
Liars bane
Sgntfg jhmcmdrr sgdx edhfm,
Though kindness they feign
Nmkx rddjhmf odqrnmzk fzhm,
Only seeking personal gain
Enqdudq hm ohsbg sgdx rgzkk qdlzhm,
Forever in pitch they shall remain
Nbbzrhnmzkkx z oghknrnogdq,
Occasionally a philosopher
Nmkx hm mzld,
Only in name
Duhk bkzvr,
Evil claws
Duhk szhk,
Evil tail
Ftzqchzm ne ehud lnrs cqdzc,
Guardian of five most dread
Aktd zmc qdc,
Blue and red
Bzld rdzqbghmf enq vgdqd knud gzc kdzc,
Came searching for where love had lead
Zmc gzkevzx cnvm sgd aqhcfd sgdx ekdc,
And halfway down the bridge they fled
Azbj sn vgdqd aktd’r knud gzc kdzc,
Back to where blue’s love had lead
Sgqntfg ozhm zmc rteedqhmf sgdx enqfdc zgdzc,
Through pain and suffering they forged ahead
Rn rdd xnt mnv? sgqntfg ltc zmc lhqd?
So see you now through mud and mire
Vhkk xnt oqnud qhfgs? nq etdk sgd ehqd?
Will you prove right? or fuel the fire
Nq rdqud nmkx sn bnlontmc lx hqd?
Or serve only to compound my ire
Bqnrr ld nmbd, oqzx cnm’s bqnrr ld sgqhbd,
Cross me once, pray don’t cross me thrice
Qdzcx mnv sn qnkk sgd chbd?
Ready now to roll the dice
Qdzcx mnv zmc khfgs sgd oxqd,
Ready now and light the pyre
Zmc kds’r rdd vghbg nmd hr cdrshmdc khzq.
And let’s see which one is destined liar


#14

:open_mouth:

APPLAUDS

@faewkless, you are the riddle master


#15

Now, comes the really evil part: Solving it, lol.


#16

Basically what im getting is a sort of giant monster maybe a demon and a weapon used to smite him and its a guardian of five dreadful thing. It also mentions of a love a love filled with sorrow and maybe even death.
Also we are the one who will either end it or compound upon it.
It also mentions liars and betrayal do either the player or someone else if going to lie and betray others.
(Maybe its our companion)
Is it possible the tool is a weapon used by this god/specter character?


#17

@Silverstone bug fixed… I hope.

@faewkless I’ll give you two hints, 1. You’re overthinking it. 2. Pay attention to the bit about blue and red.


#18

So I actually pasted this into “solve” the riddle.

Kudos to faewkless to seeing the pattern…

A question to thee,
Mayhaps you might see,
A riddle in need of solving,
A door ever revolving,
A question of you,
Perhaps thou hast a clue,
Riddle me not,
My temper runs hot,
Humor me though,
Both friend and foe,
Mayhaps it be,
That you might know:
A denizen of fire,
With claws most sharp,
And smite most dire,
Three points,
One haft,
One tool I wield,
One not oft used for plowing the field,
Liars bane,
Though kindness they feign,
Only seeking personal gain,
Forever in pitch they shall remain,
Occasionally a philosopher,
Only in name,
Evil claws,
Evil tail,
Guardian of five most dread,
Blue and red,
Came searching for where love had lead,
And halfway down the bridge they fled,
Back to where blue’s love had lead,
Through pain and suffering they forged ahead?
So see you now through mud and mire?
Will you prove right? or fuel the fire?
Or serve only to compound my ire,
Cross me once, pray don’t cross me thrice,
Ready now to roll the dice?
Ready now and light the pyre,
And let’s see which one is destined liar.

… still get called a liar :cry:


@Malebranche Okay i’ll have a look.


#19

Gah almost done translating and someone beat me to it. Yeesh…


#20

I did the same choices and got a different error this time