Crypts of Avaritia is a combination of randomly generated dungeons together with a first person view with gameplay similar to Heretic/Hexen combined with Dungeon Hack, Ultima Underworld, Dungeon Master, Might & Magic, Daggerfall, Arena and other games in the same genre. The gameplay will not force the player into melee combat as many other RPGs do, instead choice will be given to approach any problem the way the player seem fit, just like in Deus Ex. As such there are many non-combat skills for the player to upgrade. There are strong survival-mechanisms coupled to the gameplay, such as the player need to sleep, eat and drink water. You can also break bones, bleed and get poisoned.

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1 comment by r3jonwah85 on Aug 11th, 2014

So, I have been neglecting indieDB for a while since the video upload function is still broken, but some progress has been made since the last news post.

I have been polishing the weather system and added procedural rain, will do a new video once it is "done".

But I also have re-written the dungeon generation algorithm after realizing that the old one was ugly, boring and labour intense. So I created a algorithm more similar to real roguelike games and this is what I have for now:

The maps are 2D but use depth (the stairs) so it still feels 3D:

Here is a Diablo 1 style dungeon, there are lots of options to generate different types of dungeons.

Here is a more linear level with small sections to throw the player off:

Here is an example of "structures", so programmed types of patterns, in this a grid pattern:

And the latest update, might be hard to see but "looped" sections are now possible:

Will add code to remove dead ends if wanted and other options and structures, and also the ability to add specific rooms at chokepoints for hand made puzzles or similar things.

Next thing I have been working on is the stealth system. Since I really want the player to be able to do a pacifist run, the stealth system is a really important part to realize that vision (did I mention I love Deus Ex?). So I wrote a system that takes into account the ligth conditions and sound of the player on different materials and walk speeds, just like in the original Thief games. It took some iterations which you can see here:

Since there was still some tweaking to do I uploaded a weplayer for you guys to try out that is the most up to date one.

Hold down shift to run and ctrl to sneak, the orb on the left indicates your visibility, the one on the right indicates the sound you make.

So, as per usual, if you have any feedback or general input feel free to write a message or comment!

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SillyGandalf Aug 12 2014 says:

i would love to be apart of your team i do - writing, doing ideas making terrain and more. and im good at level design

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r3jonwah85 Creator
r3jonwah85 Sep 5 2014 replied:

Hello, sorry, for now this is a one man wolf pack since I only work some nights and weekends, but thank you for your interest!

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sctheriault May 8 2014 says:

also will there be a demo

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r3jonwah85 Creator
r3jonwah85 May 8 2014 replied:

Yes, I have promised this before and still have that in mind, but for now there has not been that much work on tying everything together. Once that is done I will release a alpha demo.

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sctheriault May 8 2014 replied:

ok thanks

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sctheriault May 8 2014 says:

are you planning on making more than one land mass, like 1 large main island surrounded by smaller islands

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r3jonwah85 Creator
r3jonwah85 May 8 2014 replied:

There will probably be one big main island and smaller islands around it, I have tested that idea with the procedural world maker and it works, just need to make it all interesting as well :)

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conscript19 Dec 30 2013 says:

Sounds promising you picked my interest alright.
Keep up the good work ! I will be following ;)

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r3jonwah85 Creator
r3jonwah85 Jan 2 2014 replied:

Thank you, I appreciate your support! :)

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billhilly Dec 8 2013 says:

Can someone make a game like "Jet Set Radio Future" ?

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r3jonwah85 Creator
r3jonwah85 Dec 8 2013 replied:

I guess someone can, I probably won't change the art style towards that direction anytime soon though... ;P

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billhilly Dec 8 2013 replied:

hehe ;)

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