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by jdoolin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

Here's one that shows full details. Well, not quite full. I still have to add a way to see items and magic.
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by jdoolin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

I've gotten a good bit more done since the last update. It's what I call "Examine" mode, where you press the Cancel button during a character's turn, which presents the player with a cursor and the ability to view the stats of enemies and allies. One button gives a quick HP/MP stat and another butto...
by jdoolin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

Whoa, this is super cool! I <3 the original Shining Force on Genesis, never played the sequels. Is the art original or did you find it somewhere? Definitely gonna keep an eye on this project. :) Thank you! And while I'm at it, thank YOU for your contributions, especially STI. I purchased the main a...
by jdoolin
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

I've gotten a lot done in the last few days. -Movement is now restricted to the character's range, but the ranges aren't affected by terrain yet -HUD is working, though the Terrain effects are still just hard coded text. I have to define all the terrains and values yet. HP/MP preview panes dynamical...
by jdoolin
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

I've been working on Ballad of Thuriana for over a year now. Not solidly, as I didn't work on it that much last summer. I spent the summer thinking about my development process, reading books on game design and implementing some proper design procedures. It was well worth the time away from the proj...
by jdoolin
Thu May 30, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

I added a new map that will become the 2nd battle map, and birds!! It won't be long before I'm working on combat.
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Birds!
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by jdoolin
Fri May 24, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

Im liking the animations and transitions in your GUI, did you use a GUI library or did you code it yourself. Thanks! I did code that myself. I posted in the Libraries topic a long time ago about the intent to share it, but it's still not fully decoupled from my game just yet. I also think the API s...
by jdoolin
Thu May 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

Now that I'm off for the summer (I'm a college teacher) I can get work done faster. This week has been all about the Item Shop. One of the challenges here is that each character has their own inventory, as well as a party-wide Item Box, so purchasing Items is a little more involved (such as choosing...
by jdoolin
Wed May 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

Looks really cool! I saw from your instagram that you picked up the Jesse Schell book. I love that one. Very insightful. Best of luck on development and I hope to try this game one day. Thanks! Man, that Jesse Schell book was a huge help. I'm good with the programming part, but that book and those ...
by jdoolin
Sat May 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Games and Creations
Topic: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG
Replies: 16
Views: 4625

Re: Ballad of Thuriana: a Shining Force inspired Tactical RPG

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Item and Equipment Menu
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