Alpha 0.3 out! (Build 3000)

So a couple of thousands of builds later I have a “playable” demo / Alpha I’d love if you would test!

Just download the “launcher / auto-updater” HERE (Windows only) and it will take care of downloading and, well, updating the game (if you got any problems launching the game, check out this link) ! A real installer will come of course but hey, it is Alpha material we’re talking about here !

If one day the game crashes it might (I can’t yet see into the future) be because I have changed the save-files, to fix that, just open the FOGD folder and delete the file “maps.bin” and relaunch FOGD Start.exe.

Please spread the word about the Alpha Test (It is now March 2013) and do follow me on Twitter if you’d like to get more close to the game development (valmond@mindokigames)!

Yeah, it still Is an Alpha so the graphics are ugly and if you get as far as to the “Village” then there are no more game to play, not yet anyway!

Cheers!

Target change

Hi everybody following me an my indie game development!

I’m sorry for the hiccup in the posting, my life have been undergoing some big changes!

It started with me quitting my ‘day job’ in November 2012 and going fulltime Indie (!)

This is why I haven’t spent a lot of time on the blog, I have decided to finally finalize the game, or at least the core game so that even if I have to go back to work I can continue develop the game. To do so I have had to both drastically cut in the features and work really hard too to see if it was doable. It was! Phew…

This is what went away and what have changed:

The game is no longer an online game and it is no longer in javascript / HTML5.

It is now written in C++ and Lua using the SDL framework (windows only at the moment).

It is still a turnbased sort of Rogue-Like with random generated dungeons (with my Schr?dinger map generation algorithm fully functional!), and of course more to come!

If you want to do a test ride on the latest version (still alpha mind you!), send me a mail (ludviglarsson@gmail.com) with the title AlphaTester and I’ll send you a copy!

You don’t need to do anything in return, but it would be really cool and nice if you would send me any bugs or thoughts about the game. No obligation though!

Yeah, I finally found a name too, A Family of Gravediggers, hope you like it!

Cheers !

Ludvig aka Valmond