I’ve begun work on my first game, The Realm of Steel. In it, you play a knight who has lost everything. Your home, your friends, your family… and maybe yourself. But somewhere within you burns the desire for more… to give power to the oppressed and unify The Realm of Steel! Will you become Lord of the Realm?
There are many ways to unification: Will you stay true to your roots and win the throne through honorable combat? Or will you turn your back on your morals and build a League of Assassins, eliminating both public and private enemies? Or maybe you just want to win yourself a castle and retire to the manor life. Then again, that is not what the voices of the mad gods want you to do… The choice is yours!
Currently it’s at about 30,000 words, and thats it!
To play the demo, go here: https://dashingdon.com/play/jackpot1776/realm-of-steel-wip/mygame/
-9/11/2020 First demo released
-9/12/20 Working stats screen now,both gender and various stats work now, fixed typos, a few more choices added as well (at the beginning updates will be quick and small, but will eventually come as larger, slower updates)
-9/13/2020 Revamped stats screen, added inventory and more goodies. Much more story now, more options, more branches. Wait… did I just die. Yep. You can die now. Plus, the first puzzle! Good luck Steel Brothers!
-9/14/2020 Additional character customization added. Gender choice is updated and fully functional. Additional choices written. Several hidden goodies. (Note: none of this will appear in the demo yet, as I am waiting to update the link until after I finish writing the prologue)
-9/16/20 More backstory created. Gender choice implemented. Character design implemented. Relationships in stats screen implemented. Lore implemented. Typos, bugs, miscellaneous fixed.Another 1,500 words (including code) added.
-9/20/20 Another 3000 words added. Bandit scene is mostly completed. Typos and bugs fixed. Added more to stats screen.
-9/21/20 Added a difficulty setting, which has effectively doubled my word count. Fixed various typos and bugs, reworked stats (again ugh). Changed MC’s age to 14, 8 was not working with the situation at hand. Rewrote the opening scene, removing future talk. Many, many changes added to easy mode.
-9/22/20 No update yet, but I added about 1000 words, mostly just extra choices in bandit battle. Fixed some stats. To small to garner a link update, so I didn’t.
-9/23/20 Link is updated. Achievements page added. 1500 more words. New stat adjustments added. Various lore tidbits and choices added. Stat checks are a bit nicer (I couldn’t beat my own game)
-9/25/20 No link update yet. At the first major branch, one choice is fully coded, adding another 1000 words or so. Should have Chapter 1 fully completed by Sunday night.
-9/27/20 I went crazy tonight, added almost 6,000 words. Chapter 1 is done! First major branch is coded. Various bugs and typos fixed. Stats redone a little bit. Two new fight scenes, about 15-20 more choices.
-9/30/20 Added about 2000 words tonight. Added some achievements. Reworked stats a little. Leave valor option was updated.
-10/2/20 Added various dialogue options, 1000 words ish
-10/3/20 Huge philosophical debate that you take part in (1500 words). Also serves to introduce the main three religions of The Realm of Steel.
-10/7/20 Made it possible to access debate. Added 1000 words in various areas.
-10/10/20 Added 2500 words, a few stat changes, added the maps but they don’t work yet.
-10/17/20 Added a ton more. Fleshed out a few village scenes, added more to both branches of chapter 2, began buildup cycle
-10/26/20 Revamped stat screen, 3000+ words added, final update before true core of story
-11/8/2020 The actual final update before the core of the story. 10000+ words. Bandit scene mostly done
-11/29/20 Death issue is now rectified, 3000+ words added. Slight revisions to stat screen and various other bug fixes
-12/6/20 2000+ words, lots of unfinished scenes. Stats page overhauled to a new, more fluid system. More words added to both save and leave valor branch.
-12/21/2020 Chapter 1 rewrite
-1/15/2021 Thats all folks! Thanks to all who gave me their time.
-Nothing terribly graphic, but there is violence
Thats all folks!
To glorious victory or honorable death!