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Hellgate Global

If you were into MMOs back in 2007 you might remember the release of Hellgate London. One of the first pay-once MMOs that hit actually retail stores (I remember paying the standard $100 AUD for a new copy at my local games store). However in 2009 the servers went down because they weren’t making enough …

Review: Mount & Blade: Warband

Game: Mount & Blade: Warband Developer: TaleWorlds Publisher: Paradox Interactive, 2010 Version Reviewed: Patch 1.153 Mount & Blade: Warband is an unique medieval fighting game presented primarily in third person. Warband has impressively combined major RTS elements with immersive third person fighting gameplay, allowing the player to not only command their own army, but fight …

C# Text RPG Project: Part 3

Okay, so no complete battle system yet… but I have some very nice screenshots to show! Here is the complete class diagram thus far. As you can see I have added in StatusEffects, before this all Characters had Boolean flags for things like Poisoned, Frozen, Stunned, etc. However now all Characters have 3 StatusEffects (which …

GetSetGo

I got sick of creating get/set properties for my C# RPG classes, so I created a little program to do it for me, now I’ve decided to share it with everyone… I’ve named it GetSetGo; you paste in your instance variables and it generates your get/sets for you. Currently GetSetGo supports both Java (get/set methods) …

C# Text RPG Project: Part 2

Lots of progress today, including items, some battle methods and spells! Here is the Item class diagram. ‘Scrolls’ will likely be another addition to the Item hierarchy one spells have been perfected. Below is some content I’ve added in for testing purposes. I’m planning to create all items in the game here in the MainFrm …

C# Text RPG Project: Part 1

I say Day 1,  but I actually spent months planning this in my head and drafting class diagrams, but after all this time I finally felt ready to start! I wanted to create a text-based RPG, (NOT an adventure game). I have chosen C# as the language and decided to go with windows forms rather …

Review: Super Monday Night Combat

Game: Super Monday Night Combat Developer: Uber Entertainment Publisher: Uber Entertainment, 2012 Version Reviewed: Rule Change 11 It’s the year 2036 and watching clones and robots beat each other to death over a giant ball of money has become the new televised entertainment sport for families on Monday night. Finally! A MOBA where I can …

The Tiny Genre of Hardcore Survival Games

What is a survival game? Wikipedia defines survival games has a game that involves resource conservation and a hostile game environment, it then goes on to list almost every 1st/3rd person game that requires you to eat and drink. There are only a few true hardcore survival games out there in which the player’s focus …

Review: Wurm Online

Wurm Online is a harsh survival MMORPG written in java, originally developed by Notch before he started working on Minecraft. Wurm is free to play, however skills cannot be trained past level 20 (out of 100) unless you pay for a premium account, though getting a single skill to level 20 would likely take a …