Welcome to the 6th legion
First off, what is the game about?
Since I really like history (studying to become a history teacher) I thought it would be fun to create a game which plays out during one of my favorite eras. The Roman era. So I have done some additional reading about it and started my very first game.
However, because I wanted to give you the opportunity to play as a man or a woman I couldn’t use the Romans because, well women weren’t allowed to serve and the legion is a large part of the game.
(did you know there were women gladiators? Not a lot but still, it’s pretty cool, might do something with that later on in the game.)
Anyway, my game plays out in a realm simply known as: The empire. And whatever realm they happen to be fighting against.
So what can you experience so far?
Since some might want to find out for themselves .
You start as a failed man / woman who needs to escape town because of debts. Luckily you manage to join the legion, (unless you make a few wrong choices and you don’t actually get to join, should that happen, try again).
Once you join you will compete in three challenges. (a hunt, a one on one fight and a mock battle.) The mock battle isn’t complete yet, although you can pass most of the preparation. And that’s how far I am at the moment.
I hope that the game sounds nice so far, and that you will give it a chance.
Any comments / suggestions etc. would be really appreciated to. Either directly in the post or as a private message to me.
And now a fifth update. (January 2, 2016)
So, it took about half a year for me to update and there is only a limited amount of additional material.
Well, what is new? Personally I’m around 150k words and still not done. But the demo should be about 80K big. I’m not a 100% certain since I have blocked the special background for the fighter as it’s rather large. Might be a bit more or a bit less. You can still play that background, but in the third challenge you will have to pick one of the 3 normal battlefields.
-Most important part is that you are now able to ask Vitus or Prisca out. (so you have an idea how romance might work in the game. Or something like that.) It’s the last scene in the demo. So it takes some time to get there. Please let me know if you like / dislike it. The scene, not the fact that you needed to go through the entire demo again.
-Wrote a better background for Prisca and Vitus and the other two characters. You have to play the game from the beginning to be able to read it. (can only read one per playthrough).
-Scrapped the merchant skill as it was to similar to charm. And I want to keep the number of skills lower in order to have an overview of your character.
-Gave you the option to say how you earned your scar, if you want to have one. Unique per background, several options per background.
-Added some additional information in the stat screens. I like it.
-I’m certain there are a good number of grammar adjustments.
Well, that’s it. I will most likely update the demo a few more times if I hear that it isn’t working properly or if you have any suggestions that I can put into the game.
Well, just look for yourself and find out.