In Okhlos you lead a mob of tiny-pixel-art Greeks that go around a 3D mythological Greece, destroying everything in its way, crushing gorgons, toppling cyclops and overthrowing gods. The mob will grow with each person that joins: from peasants and philosophers to legendary heroes, all of them will make each mob unique and relentless… if you can control it. You will have lots of different units to assemble a massive mob!


Each unit is unique! And each type of unit will severely affect the mob.
And, of course, you can create lots of mayhem!


Okhlos does not have a release date yet, but we are aiming to release it sometime in early 2015 For PC, Mac and Linux.

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4 comments by CoffeePower on Dec 10th, 2014

Hey gang!

We’ve been doing a lot of work on the core mechanics of Okhlos and we’re experimenting with quite a few things, some of them a little weird. It’s quite intensive, and coding for all these tweaks and new ideas has been taking up a lot of Sebastian’s time, so in the meanwhile I’ve been designing Atlantis, one of our new game worlds.

We know three basic things about Atlantis: It was circular, it was fictional[citation needed], and it was somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

People tend to imagine Atlantis as an underwater city, since it sank into the Ocean, and we’re running with similar imagery. We’ve ditched the circular part, and are working with the idea that people kept living on it, despite the humidity.

Decorations and ornaments

As we’re running with a water theme I did a few quick google image searches to help me set the mood. I think we ended up with some good design constants for the city:

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I still regreat not using the dolphin

We’ll have a lot of coral and ferns around the buildings, and tridents as ornaments on the roofs and higher floors.

Ornaments

Foliage

We’re having an ongoing problem designing the foliage and we still haven’t decided how to address it.
These are our current options (any and all feedback is welcome!):

  • No foliage.

As a soaked, inundated city, there should be no foliage. This is a simple approach, and although it makes sense it’s a bit boring. It definitely lacks something.

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  • Rocks, Ferns, and Coral Everywhere.

This option adds quite a bit to the visuals but is rather messy, to the point where it’s not pleasant to the eyes. (Keep in mind, the bamboo is a separate element, and not part of the foliage we’re discussing here.)

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  • Ferns and Coral only

This last option still adds some flair, like the option B, but we took the rocks out of the equation. It looks better and a bit less cluttered, but it still doesn’t feel quite right.

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We’re going to try a few other things for the foliage and we’ll come up with some more options, but we welcome your opinion on the matter. If you want to see Atlantis within the context of the game, there’s a few screenshots below!

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This looks like a fair fight.

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These screenshots were taken from the No Foliage Option

This is it for this week, but there’s still a ton of things about Atlantis that I’d like to talk about in the near future! We’d love to hear your feedback about this new game world, so please let us know what you think!

This article was proofread and edited by @pfque_!

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TammiLion
TammiLion Apr 17 2014, 6:35am says:

Love the use of Ancient Greece (together with the Romans and Egyptians my favourite history subjects). Game looks adorable, can't wait to try it out!

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sheigeno
sheigeno Apr 7 2014, 11:16pm says:

..this is so cool!

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Buddhano
Buddhano Mar 29 2014, 7:30pm says:

Absolutely love this project, tracking and hoping to buy A.S.A.P!

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MegapiemanPHD
MegapiemanPHD Mar 2 2014, 11:03am says:

Coffee Powered Machine was kind enough to let me take a first look at the game. Those wanting to know more about the game, feel free to check out the vid: Youtube.com

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UselessBuffalo
UselessBuffalo Feb 19 2014, 12:56am says:

WOW! Game looks awesome can't wait to see the final version and buy it! Tracking for sure.

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Narudan
Narudan Dec 14 2013, 11:33am says:

i need download a beta!

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Meltorefas
Meltorefas Dec 4 2013, 8:38am says:

Looks cool! (There's a mutant ninja turtle!)
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Tracking

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linkinpark_s
linkinpark_s Dec 3 2013, 4:49pm says:

Wow it's awesome, great work!!

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WeeGee9000
WeeGee9000 Nov 19 2013, 4:13pm says:

Cool concept
cool artstyle
i like it :)

tracking

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JamesTacado
JamesTacado Nov 6 2013, 9:30am says:

Tracking the game~

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