Ritus is an online cooperative rpg. You and 4 of your friends take the roles of a knight, mystic, berserker, archer, and elementalist. Fight your way through enemies large and small, help villagers on quests, and unveil the story of Ritus.
The visual style of levels in Ritus has changed DRASTICALLY from an admittedly subpar pixel art background to some rather stylistic 3D rendered backgrounds. This was a style I tried a few months ago but wasn't able to quite figure out blender at the time and had a lot more details to work out with the actual game.
This new style gives a real level of depth to the quest zones and makes the characters pop out a great deal more. Initial opinions are very positive from the private testers and I quite enjoy this look as well so I'm hoping I can continue doing it for future levels.
With the addition of equipment stats, game balance that was previously pretty solid has taken a huge hit and feels very awkward at the moment. That's the purpose for the private tests this weekend, to iron out any server bugs we find and to rebalance the combat so that it feels right with the stat bonuses you receive from equipment.
This prototype will be a very rough demo and will only feature one level (the Clock Tower), one boss fight, 4 basic quests, and just a few pieces of equipment. So don't get your hopes up for a fully developed game, this will be a rough, relatively content sparse, proof of concept for the cooperative combat elements in the game.
As always, contact me if you want to be a part of the private demo sessions.
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May 18 2013, 7:10pm
@AlanWithTea It's getting stuck at the far end of a zone with nothing to eat that really grinds my gears.
May 18 2013, 6:09pm
@moshboy Finding my game on the pirate bay.
May 17 2013, 12:55am
May 16 2013, 10:22pm
For those who can't tell, emphasis is the difference between Entities and Tities.
May 16 2013, 9:58pm
It's nice to know that I still think the word "Entities" is funny.
May 16 2013, 9:57pm
And it doesn't even say "I'm rough on crime" or anything, just her name
May 9 2013, 6:09pm
It shows that she's not just a woman because she put a fucking personalized nail file in it
May 9 2013, 6:09pm
I like how this lady running for judge gave me this packet so knew to vote for her
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