ACotGK: Slain by a Mummy

The Accursed Crown of the Giant King is an old school role-playing game, single player, party based. It will be released in 2020 for Windows, Mac, and iOS. ACotGK is by Merry Prankster Games, and you can get more information at https://prankster.com/acotgk.

This video demonstrates the party battling some mummies and wights, and the main character meeting her end.

More videos in the weeks to come.

ACotGK Roguelike?

I’ve been playing a bit of FTL lately ( https://subsetgames.com/ftl.html ); great game:

The way my FTL games often end…

It occurs to me that the engine I use for Accursed Crown of the Giant King could pretty easily adapt to play a similar sort of roguelike:

  • Any given play-through of the game could take an hour or two.
  • Roguelike generation of quests, level, etc, but with a general overall plot.
  • D&D-style RPG mechanics.
  • Experience full party and character progression each game.
  • Unlock new classes, factions, etc with each successful play.

I think it could be pretty interesting.

Of course, this is typical when I am well into the process of making a big game. I start thinking about all of the fundamental design decisions that I could have done differently. When what I really need to do is to suck it up and finish, and then I can think about what future development holds.

ACotGK: The Ranger’s Secret Hideout

The Accursed Crown of the Giant King is an old school role-playing game, single player, party based. It will be released in 2020 for Windows, Mac, and iOS. ACotGK is by Merry Prankster Games, and you can get more information at https://prankster.com/acotgk.

This video demonstrates the party defeating some bandits, talking to a Ranger, finding a secret hideout, and resting to heal their wounds.

More videos in the weeks to come.

ACotGK: Annun City Annuncius Hall

No video this week; I’m in the middle of a big update of Annun City, the main town in Chapter 2 of the Accursed Crown of the Giant King. I like to make videos as part of testing an area, and the area has been in flux all week.

So in lieu of a video, here’s an in-progress screenshop of Annuncius Hall, the government building. The screenshot comes from the level editor app:

Annuncius Hall, in progress.

More next week!

ACotGK Wraith Battle

This video demonstrates a difficult Chapter 2 battle against some spectral undead:

The party is not well optimized for this difficult fight, and suffers casualties against the wraiths. Ouch! More videos in the weeks to come.

The Accursed Crown of the Giant King is an old school role-playing game, single player, party based. It will be released in 2020 for Windows, Mac, and iOS. ACotGK is by Merry Prankster Games, and you can get more information at https://prankster.com/acotgk.

ACotGK Character Creation Video

Here is a video demonstrating character creation in ACotGK. The player starts up the game, and goes through the dialogs, choosing gender, race, class, etc. You may find it mildly interesting; I should have more interesting videos to follow.

From my perspective, this was an exercise in getting video capture, editing, and upload working. Many follies ensued, but I managed to get it all working. Hopefully I can do it faster next time.

The Accursed Crown of the Giant King is an old school role-playing game, single player, party based. It will be released in 2020 for Windows, Mac, and iOS. ACotGK is by Merry Prankster Games, and you can get more information at https://prankster.com/acotgk.