Frontier Town is a top-down RPG in which players can take on a multitude of roles within society. Set in the medieval era, players can do jobs such as farming to grow food for the populous, smithing to create new tools to equip the townsfolk, and building residences and workshops in order to encourage specialists to move in, or to sell to other players.

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Updated to LOVE0.8 in order to use the now supported shaders (based on GLSL), with which we implemented a basic lighting system to be used for the day/night system.
Currently the light only follows the player, but plan is to have a torch equip-able weapon, as well as torch sconces (which can be placed on buildings) and long torches which can be placed in the ground.

Implemented A* pathfinding for NPCs to follow the player and otherwise traverse the world. We haven't added functionality for going inside buildings, but otherwise it works. This means that we can start work on the combat system which will allow for bandit attacks on the town, etc.

We've also started on the second 'minigame', Architecture, which focuses on designing buildings which can then be constructed by players/NPCs.


The player starts by laying out the floor space and then have the border walls calculated for them.
Other walls can then be added in, as well as other layers of flooring ( e.g. a wooden floor with a rug in the center ).
It will also support having multiple floors ( max being 2 or 3 ).
Details such as doors and stairs are placed which allow the player to traverse the building.
Once finished (floor and a door required), the outside of the building will be calculated from the floor plan, as well as the amount of resources required to complete the construction.
The plan of this building will then be saved to the player, who will have the ability to create many of them, as well as teach it to other players/NPCs.

New Smithing System & Other Updates

New Smithing System & Other Updates

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Contains a demo & video of the new smithing system, the idea being that you must shape the metal yourself instead of simply selecting what you want...

New Alpha Download - Smithing

New Alpha Download - Smithing

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New download (Game+Server) Basic smithing implemented, with weapon system. Thanks to CatBerry for the smelter and club art.

Inventory & new alpha download

Inventory & new alpha download

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Combined the previously separate panels and added an area for item information to be displayed while hovering.

Basic Inventory & Clothes

Basic Inventory & Clothes

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Items are now stored in the inventory, save/load, and can be equipped. The character menu allows you to take off clothing and put on other items, and...

New Smithing System

New Smithing System

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Demo of the new smithing system, the idea is that you must shape the metal yourself instead of simply selecting what you want to make from a menu. We...

Early Alpha 3

Early Alpha 3

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Early smithing test, with weapons/tools and new tiles.

Early alpha 2

Early alpha 2

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Shows off the new inventory menu, with character clothing (works with multiplayer too) Server.exe included.

Very early alpha of the multiplayer version

Very early alpha of the multiplayer version

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Link to an early version of the game to try. Please give suggestions and critique.

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FahriAuditore
FahriAuditore

So is it gonna be free or pay game?

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johnjoemcbob Creator
johnjoemcbob

I think I'm going to publish it on Desura when it's done for a small price, £5 or below.

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Gaery
Gaery

I want to know that as well

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johnjoemcbob Creator
johnjoemcbob

I think I'm going to publish it on Desura when it's done for a small price, £5 or below.

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Derpie 
Derpie 

Looking good, damn good!

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johnjoemcbob Creator
johnjoemcbob

Thanks! :)

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CatBerry
CatBerry

Hey there :D The project does look great, but i already sayed so on another page i think ^^
Anyways, i just downloaded the multiplayer alpha and well, deleting characters does nto work (where are they saved? ^^) and... the Server does not start it wants the lua5.1.dll or somethign ^^;
That way, when i start the game withoout Server i just get nothing beside grass and can only walk right and down o.o

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johnjoemcbob Creator
johnjoemcbob

Character deleting hasn't actually been added yet I just stuck a button on, sorry.
The files should be in
(User Name)/AppData/Roaming/LOVE/FrontierTown/

Yeah sorry about that, I had someone else tell me.
Here's an updated server which should work;
Images.indiegogo.com

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CatBerry
CatBerry

Thanks :D does look good so far :3

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