Welcome to Noshrac. A harsh desert world where humankind is at the brink of extinction. You are a Son of Nor, a mage with telekinetic powers and the ability to bend the elements to your will, trained to defend the remaining humans from the onslaught of the Sarahul Empire and the perils of the desert. Solve puzzles using your telekinetic powers, venture through long forgotten temples, terraform the desert and fight to the death alongside your friends in this co-op fantasy action adventure.

Report article RSS Feed Son of Nor Dev Diary #16 - Controls, Arrows, Aliens

Lot of new things! New combat controls, arrow shooting enemy AI, even taking terrain changes into account and much more in this week's Christmas episode of our dev diary.

Posted by ChrisPolus on Dec 23rd, 2012

A lot to talk about this week. First of all a HUGE thank you to everybody that voted for us here on IndieDB! We made it into the top upcoming games of 2012 in the category role playing! That's so great!Also:

  • We changed controls in the game to make combat more fluent. Instead of picking up items with telekinesis one after another players can now lift a number of items in reach at once to shoot using telekinesis. Players can't move while lifting multiple items, so this convenience comes at a cost. We'll see if this works out over time.
  • A Sarahul having a bow and shooting arrows is still in the works. But we implemented the AI for arrow shooting enemies.
  • Dynamic terrains and enemies are a challenge. But now enemies take terraforming into account. When players terraform in front of them, enemies will run up the hill or run around to get a clear shot at players again.
  • Pathfinding now also takes terraforming into account.
  • The Edge has a new, smaller town area. It helps keeping our assets under control and not have to make huge structures. It's still in rough blockout stage though.
  • At the end, there's an alien space ship. Or a giant blinking christmas tree. Depending on what you believe in. Merry Christmas everybody!

Thank you members, fans, and press for a fantastic year. All the best and see you in 2013.

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rocknroll237 Dec 26 2012, 5:10pm says:

Haha, love the custom sound effects! :P

Looks like some great stuff is being made, I really like the AI and their new path finding abilities.

The art style is lovely too.

I hope Santa has given you nice Christmas presents too. :D

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ChrisPolus Dec 26 2012, 5:35pm says:

Thanks rocknroll237. Indeed he did :D :D :D

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