Olvand is a little multiplayer sandbox RPG, where the players live in self-built towns and can go on all kinds of adventures together. Imagine living with your friends in a small town in the mountains, or creating a new group of friends in a pub in the metropole you all live in. There will be several minigames the inhabitants of a server can play together, among which will be combat based games like King of the Hill or Capture the Flag. You will be able to play against other people in your city, or as a city against another city, or as a whole server against another server. The combat works with self-built guns, in which all kinds of powers can be combined to create unique effects. You can sign up to be a tester on olvand.com.

Some pictures of what I want to add in the future:

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Hi all! Last time, I said "I'll stop myself from blogging until this work is done", and then was quiet for about 4 months. In this time, I've indeed worked hard on fixing these last bugs; I'm happy to tell you that the latest release, Olvand rose, is indeed released as of this week. Not on Desura, strangely, because they still haven't accepted the build I uploaded there more than 2 weeks ago, and they also don't respond to my questions. Instead, you can download it here : Olvand rose.

But there is something more I should tell you. During the last development period, I noticed that my interest in developing new features for the game has faded. Development has gone much slower over the last year that the years before that, and I take that as a sign that I should be doing new things. Therefore, this will be the last release of Olvand in the foreseeable feature. There is a serious chance that I will pick it all up again some day, or that I will reuse some of Olvand's code and ideas into a new kind of game, but I've decided that I will stop working on Olvand as I'm doing right now.

Or to put it differently: for now, the game is finished. For that reason, Olvand will now be freely available for download on the website. You no longer need to be invited.


This is what is new in Olvand rose:

  • Invisibility and poison olbs
  • Monsters in cave got a completely new AI, inspired by L4D
  • The appearance of monsters in caves is now randomly generated
  • Caves now have names, shown when you enter
  • The Olb type and difficulty of a cave is now shown at the beginning
  • There are now gun presets, so you don't have to always built a gun setup
  • The first tab of the GUI got a complete redesign


Thanks for following development!
Wessel

Doing the boring work: fixing multiplayer for the cave AI

Doing the boring work: fixing multiplayer for the cave AI

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I've been mostly busy fixing multiplayer bugs. In this blog I tell you why and how.

Redesigning the first tab of the GUI

Redesigning the first tab of the GUI

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In this blogpost, I tell you why and show you how I've redesigned the first tab of Olvand's GUI!

A new architcture for the monster generator

A new architcture for the monster generator

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This week, I give a more detailed insight in how the monster generator is organized

How Olvand's source code was almost lost, and other technical problems

How Olvand's source code was almost lost, and other technical problems

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I've had lots of bad luck over the last weeks. In this blogpost, I tell what happened.

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micahjg
micahjg

Won't let me use my acount...says its not a real acount

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Woseseltops Creator
Woseseltops

Hi, sorry to hear that, but it's definitely something fixable. Could you send me the exact error message in a personal message, or post it on the forums? Thanks!

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kaytavo
kaytavo

I took Tovanis down to install a new HDD and forgot to put it back up, oops....

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Brian253
Brian253

Hi there! I'm playing Olvand in my netbook (I just downloaded it :D), and the window, o well, I'll just show it you:

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Is there some way I can fix it, or put it on fullscreen? Or maybe it doesn't affect the gameplay?

P.D.: I really like what you did here! I was looking for a game like this!

P.P.D.: I'm sorry if my english is messed up, It's not my native languaje...

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Brian253
Brian253

...and yes, I've tried pushing Alt+Enter (several chances, just to ensure xD) and I still can't put it on fullscreen, it just opens the chat tab.

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Woseseltops Creator
Woseseltops

Mmm, yeah, you want something like full screen for now, which is indeed alt+enter. If alt+enter opened the chat tab, my guess didn't push them at the same time. Could that be it? If not, please open a topic at the forums Indiedb.com I'll help you there. I want to reserve this place for more general questions and comments :).

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Thanks! And your English is perfectly fine.

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Brian253
Brian253

@Woseseltops Sorry for the OT xD
I'll just do what I say to kaytavo for now, since the problem may be my computer, and not the game itself. There isn't nothing much I can do, so I'll just leave it, since (again) it doesn't seem to affect the gameplay.

Thanks for replying and please keep up your great work!

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kaytavo
kaytavo

restart the client then try alt tab again
some times alt tab doesn't work
best time to try is when you first open it
you can also try increasing the screens display resolution

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Brian253
Brian253

Nope. It just refuses to get in fullscreen. I can't increase the actual resolution, since it's already at it's max (1024*600). I know there's ways to force it to highter resolutions, but I hear that doing so could break my monitor...
Maybe I should just leave it as is, since the actual resolution doesn't seem to affect the gameplay. Thanks for replying anyways!

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kaytavo
kaytavo

here is a gun layout i call the "Medic's Double Barrel"

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Woseseltops Creator
Woseseltops

I wish I could hit the + button more. I know (from experience :P) this gun is incredibly powerful. If somebody ever creates a wiki this build deserves its own page.

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