[WIP] Blood on My Hands [Updated 080719]

This what look like if was in Blood on My Hands

yes I will cry like baby and my words are I hate this fucking war

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how life going for you nauhziy

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@Ferrata
Thank you so much for your encouragement!! Yeah, I noticed there was a lack of modern/historical games (other than the really great swamp castle/ great tournament series by Philip Kempton, but even then it’s more of fantasy/medieval)

Personally I’m a huge armchair history buff (of sorts), so I really love going into the gritty details and psyche of these various episodes. I’ve also been in the army, so that’s a huge inspiration for the game as well! Thank you again and feel free to let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!!! Working on it rn and all inspiration would be very much appreciated :smile:

@Takashi_Shin
Hahahaha yes indeed - war is a pretty shitty situation all round, but I’m not sure how much crying will help too. Since you asked, let me give a quick status update!

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Status Update [16/08/19]

2 weeks since the last update and… Chapter 2 has burgeoned way beyond what was originally planned. Chapter 2 alone is pushing past 40 000 words - that’s more than double of chapter 1 o:

And while the pace of action is slightly slower than Chapter 1 (or is it? :wink:) The upside is that you get to have some great interaction with the characters you’re going to meet and also find out a bit more about Morovia! NPC dialogue and character building was definitely one of the negative points in Gladiator - so a lot more emphasis has been put into it, and hopefully it will make a difference!

Additional information about the rationale/game mechanics + a sneak peek are on patreon (free post!) so you can check that out as well :smile: Might post some additional stuff on Morovia’s back story and/or the game mechanics once I get them to work!!!

Glory to Morovia. (Like if you get the reference :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:)
@Takashi_Shin

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Gory to Morovia and to it people // I get //

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hahaha I was actually referencing papers please (it’s a great game that you should definitely check out if you can!!) - https://store.steampowered.com/app/239030/Papers_Please/

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Yeah from your writing I guessed that you might’ve been prior military. Were you in the American army? If you don’t mind me asking, what did you do (mos)? I’m asking because I’m planning on joining the national guard next year and I’m always interested in people’s experiences in the army.

Also, it might be useful to include your military background in your op so people know that you write from some experience with its customs.

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@Ferrata
Hahaha no I wasn’t - very far from it actually. I was in the Singaporean military, which has a national conscription somewhat like south korea and israel. I wouldn’t really know what it’s like to be in the US army, or to do it as a career but it’s definitely was quite a life defining experience hahaha despite being just 2 years.

What’s an op? Hahaha I might - but I also wanted to go for a more third world, militia kind of vibe too. I think we have too many glorified, seamless military action films/games that make coordinating 30 adults in a foreign land while getting shot at seem like an easy thing to do hahaha so I’m definitely trying to keep this gritty and raw

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By op I meant original post in this thread. But yeah I totally get what you’re talking about. I definitely prefer the gritty angle you’re going with, makes it a lot more challenging and interesting, because third world countries don’t fight a rich man’s war like America does. In my mind this conflict seems kind of similar to the Rhodesian Bush War in that sense.

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Ahh alright. That’s good to hear! Was a bit concerned that the style might not really fit too well w/ CoG/HG’s general raudience haha. Yeah definitely - and mostly it’s a lot scrappier than how it’s depicted. A lot of waiting, a lot of sitting around doing nothing. And then suddenly insane life and deatg moments. And then nothing. And the firefights themselves are often a lot messier and chaotic. Which of course makes it hard to depict well.

Oh yeah! I read up quite a lot about some of the modern-ish civil wars to prep material. Did you read about it as part of school or…?

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I absolutely love your writing style @nauhziy I instantly knew I had to purchase Galdiator: The Road to Colosseum(Gladiator: Road to the Colosseum (Out Now!)) the second I completed the first free run, it was a marvellous beauty.
I am overjoyed by learning that you intend to eventually work on a sequel.

Coming to Blood on My Hands, in my first playthrough of the demo itself the game has managed to immensely impress me! There is a dire shortage of just old school military oriented games from the viewpoint of a JCO. Excluding the Fog of War and the Infinity series, I have been unable to find a top notch military action game, seeing that one is coming directly from the mouth of the war horse, my interest has piqued. I am really looking forward to playing the game​:heart::blush:

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Sounds super fun! I hope you give us the chance to be natinolastic or Patriots

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@Grindelwald
Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement, and very happy that you got a chance to play Gladiator as well - it was a debut IF, so hopefully I’ll be able to pick up the lessons learnt from there and make Blood on My Hands even better!

Yes! Totally agree - that’s one of the biggest reasons. But also feel like there’s a lack of historical / military IFs in general. Is there anything you’re looking forward to seeing? Being very ambitious with this game, which also mean a lot more complexity - but hopefully it’ll be worth the wait!

@lolz
Hahaha well - there will be a choice, for sure! Not sure if I’m understanding correctly but wouldn’t the nationalists and patriots be similar though?

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True but nationalist are a bit more violent when it comes to protecting thier culture

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Good story so far

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@lolz
hmm, in what way? Do you mean like - in a militant, aggresive way?

@Republicanman
Hello and welcome to the forums!! Thanks for playing demo :smile: what did you like/dislike about it so far?

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I was just about to read this but stuck at the: Rat-tat-tat-tat
Because this song immediately played in my mind :sweat_smile:

Anyway love your story so far. Can’t wait for the next update ฅ’ω’ฅ

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I like the realism and war theme but don’t like the lack of backstory on the country

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@Hani_Fina
Hahaha definitely didnt intend for that. But thank you for dropping by and playing!! Chapter 2 is turning out to be super tricky, but hopefully I’ll get it out sooner rather than later hahaha

@Republicanman
Totally agree with you on that - chapter 2 will be adding a ton of backstory so look out for it!!

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I have no words for you no words :laughing: keep on walking to my death

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