From the depths of the 'Caverns of Legends'... from the frigid and snow-laden mountains of the distant North... Great and terrible Power has emerged!
Now is the time to rise up and fight the shadow of evil that has spread across the land. Heroes are what we need in these dire times! And you can be one of these heroes in the fun filled parody RPG:
Shadow of Time
Rise of the Shadow Necromancer
Defeat the shadow necromancer, return the kings crown, and find higher resolution!
And now for some answers to some frequently asked questions, and some insights into the battle engine which should help people play the game and not get stuck.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Details and tips about the Battle Engine:
Every time you enter a map, enemies will be randomly spawned. The enemies spawned will be selected from a list of enemies available for that map. The levels of the enemies will be computed based on the levels of your party - the higher the levels of your party, the higher the levels of the enemy. Different maps will have relatively stronger or weaker enemy parties, although there is randomness, so even a difficult map will sometimes have easy enemies or even no enemies. If a monster party looks too difficult, try running to an adjacent map and returning to the same map.
Aside from bosses and special monsters, there are 4 tiers of monsters, from tier 0 to tier 3. The characters in your party are between tier 1 and tier 2 in terms of statistics. Tier 0 monsters will be easy to defeat, even if their level is much higher than your own (a level 300 Evil Rooster is still weak). You should have no trouble with Tier 0 monsters, little trouble with tier 1 monsters, some difficulty with tier 2 monsters, and tier 3 monsters will be a challenge to defeat. The more powerful the monster sprite looks, the higher its tier is likely to be. The AI for monsters is pretty good in my opinion, but not as good as a skilled human player - so use your brains and strategy to defeat the more difficult monster parties.
The character stats in the game are as follows:
The skill system is pretty complex for a simple game (as I wanted to test out some ideas), but in general, just pick one skill (melee, ranged or wisdom), and try to get that skill as high as possible. Typical min-max strategies and using items, weapons and skills that suit the selected skill are both good ways to improve a characters' effectiveness in battle.
Armor class is based on the Armor you are wearing. It determines your strengths and weaknesses to different attacks. In general, the more expensive the armor, the better modifiers it has. Helms and other equipment do not change the armor class - they have other effects (modifying stats, etc).
TIP: When you attack a square, keep in mind it will damage all units in that square (friendly and enemy). If a flying enemy is on top of a friendly unit, move the friendly unit before you attack.
TIP: The damage of a weapon (the minimum, maximum and average damage you can do with that weapon) is shown in the Equipment screen, as well as the AP required to use the weapon. In the skills screen, you can see the same information for each skill.
Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, there is no Shadow of Time 1, 2 or 3, nor is there likely to be a 5 :P . That was just a joke.
Anyways, have fun playing!