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Title: Lunar Cross
Post by: Helladen on December 26, 2018, 05:37:49 am
(https://i.imgur.com/oN3bGZq.png)
About
A 2-D roguelike that focuses on replay value and is inspired by classic games like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, and Diablo. The story is light-hearted and very minimalist. It's about Luna and Feral, two characters who talk to each other throughout the game. There are options that can be made which affect the end game.

Screenshots
(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87024951_205247914202939_513137429528444928_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ohc=yITi9RQdftAAX_HiqmB&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=e0eba5e85c4e0615ceff92c62f716372&oe=5ECAD272)

(https://i.imgur.com/MlnZ6sV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pc2MKcU.png)

Demo
Try our milestone 4 demo. Click on the wolf icon below!
(https://i.imgur.com/0oVeFUM.png) (https://lunarcross.com/lunarcross.zip)

Disclaimer
We will be updating this post with more information, but we just wanted to share the game we've made so far. The demo can be played by clicking on the icon above. Please provide feedback and thanks!

Discord
https://discord.gg/ApzmqzK (https://discord.gg/ApzmqzK)
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on December 26, 2018, 08:58:48 pm
Hey hey!

Are you the guy from r/chronotrigger who talked about making a spiritial successor?
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: Helladen on December 26, 2018, 10:44:33 pm
Yes! I am paying an artist to make a sprite template for me, that matches Chrono Break!

My goal is to make a modern Chrono inspired game that carries over the time travel feature, from a new perspective. Using dimensions and other cool ideas.


The RPG Maker game was a prototype, I am going to use Game Maker. If anyone wants to help DM me. This project will get finished.
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: CptOvaltine on December 27, 2018, 05:57:16 am
This sounds like a cool project! What/who are you using for the music?

What are your endgame goals?  Marketing, distribution, etc.  Is this a fan game/free to play, or is this something you plan to sell?
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: Helladen on December 27, 2018, 08:36:10 am
It's something I plan to sell for $10 on Steam.

Music:
http://www.afilion.ca/

The story rough draft has changed a lot.

I recently changed the main character to be a female protagonist. The old character, Aden, is going to be the wolf spirit. These characters will never be in the same party most likely, but they are the same person. The story is cool like that. :)
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on December 27, 2018, 12:32:57 pm
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I am paying an artist to make a sprite template for me, that matches Chrono Break!

Nice! When you say that matches Chrono Break, what do you mean? Like the Chrono Break concept that came out on YouTube a few months back? Or do you mean just generally Chrono-esque?

As for help, I'm not much of a coder but have created a few sprites here and there. I'm mainly a writer. It sounds like you have that area under wraps, though, so I'm not sure how much help I could realistically be. Either way, I'll be rooting for you!
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: CptOvaltine on December 27, 2018, 06:03:02 pm
It's something I plan to sell for $10 on Steam.

Music:
http://www.afilion.ca/

The story rough draft has changed a lot.

I recently changed the main character to be a female protagonist. The old character, Aden, is going to be the wolf spirit. These characters will never be in the same party most likely, but they are the same person. The story is cool like that. :)

That's awesome! I write orchestral music, so if you find your self in need of some additional music, hit me up!

Here's a sample of some of my work: https://soundcloud.com/john-paul-hayward/sets/latest
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: Helladen on December 28, 2018, 03:00:47 am
Chrono break on YouTube. It's costing me $400 for a single sprite animated. I plan to sprite and need help with spriters, to add hairs and stuff to the game. So we can make unique characters using paperdoll.

Right now, I am using Game Maker - gonna try to have 7 frames of animation as a Kickstarter goal. But basically, the animation of the female sprite template has around 10 or so poses/animation states.

I could use a composer, a sound artist, too. Afilion is my friend who has worked with me for years. He only composes for finished games. So I do need a good composer still. I might not hire him for this project at all.

Talk to me on Discord!
https://discord.gg/ApzmqzK
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: Helladen on December 30, 2018, 10:19:41 am
We have started on concept art and faces.
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: CptOvaltine on December 30, 2018, 04:23:23 pm
Sorry for the delayed response. (Holidays, family, etc.)

I've never used Discord.  I signed up and joined the group, though I'm not sure where to go from there! 
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: Helladen on December 30, 2018, 04:27:31 pm
Discord just allows us to stay in touch. Forums are oldschool now.
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: CptOvaltine on December 30, 2018, 04:55:53 pm
Discord just allows us to stay in touch. Forums are oldschool now.

Old school is my middle name.  :D
Title: Re: Silverdale
Post by: Helladen on December 31, 2018, 08:03:30 am
What is Silverdale?
It is a game set in a spiritual atmosphere, allowing traveling between dimensions - while in the 5th dimension, time stops. The world becomes dark and, more surreal. The player can change events in the past by making decisions in the storyline. We're trying to not copy Chrono Trigger, but offer a new experience using Chrono Trigger for inspiration.
Title: Re: Lunar Cross
Post by: Helladen on February 19, 2020, 10:38:39 pm
We've had big progress. Try out the demo we have made so far!
Title: Re: Lunar Cross
Post by: TheMage on February 29, 2020, 12:00:27 pm
This looks awesome!!!

But the demo link and discord Link isn't working for me :( Would love to check it out!
Title: Re: Lunar Cross
Post by: Helladen on February 29, 2020, 01:37:18 pm
This looks awesome!!!

But the demo link and discord Link isn't working for me :( Would love to check it out!

Milestone 4 is a big improvement (Milestone 3 is pretty buggy), but I have updated Discord and download links. Milestone 4 is going to be available on Steam for free.
Title: Re: Lunar Cross
Post by: Helladen on March 02, 2020, 09:49:39 pm
Milestone 4 is live!
- We've made 100s of changes to this release. Take a look to see what has changed. We will keep track of changes once we hit milestone 5 on Steam. Milestone 4 is not going to be put on Steam due to lack of content and features.
Title: Re: Lunar Cross
Post by: Helladen on March 03, 2020, 04:26:15 pm
We're no longer going to try to be a spiritual successor to Chrono Trigger due to some feedback from some Chrono Trigger fans. We'd get a lot more of it if we actually marketed it that way.