ALPHAFUNDING +FAILED+ | TEAM GOT DISPERSED In order to continue development, we have to put a new team together, and fund the game through alternative source of funding. That will take some time. This project has not been abandoned. Unless information comes from the official source, please disregard online rumors. Indie game dev is a very tough business and the year 2013 is even tougher due to many new indie studios funded by former AAA developers. Competition for human resources and funding is fierce. People who believed it the game and ordered alpha - huge thank you, you will never be forgotten and when the game is resurrected, we will make it up to you, somehow. Thank you for understanding.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Tomes of Mephistopheles new dungeon textures Tomes of Mephistopheles new dungeon textures Tomes of Mephistopheles new dungeon textures
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Tomes of Mephistopheles alpha #10 overview

0 comments by motorsep on Aug 10th, 2012

Seeing no feedback for the new features we implemented I figured Desura client doesn't ping owners of the game that there was an update. Therefore I made a screencast about new features including spellcrafting and new menu. We hope you will appreciate these features and will make some cool let's play style videos of you and your buddies chopping up skelies together online and growing your magical powers :)



Desura Digital Distribution
Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Post comment Comments  (60 - 70 of 228)
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 11 2012, 12:35am says:

Patch 0.08a was uploaded earlier. Hopefully tomorrow it will be available.

+2 votes   reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 12 2012, 4:04pm replied:

The patch should be live now!

+2 votes   reply to comment
Machinista
Machinista May 13 2012, 5:26am replied:

Thanks! Unfortunately this version seems to need GLIBC_2.15.

Any idea which package in need to install for Ubuntu 32bit?

TIA

+2 votes     reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 13 2012, 2:51pm replied:

You need to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 and all your problems will be solved :)

+2 votes   reply to comment
Machinista
Machinista May 14 2012, 3:06pm replied:

Oh, lol. I wasn't planning on doing that anytime soon.

Bummer.

+2 votes     reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 15 2012, 11:36am replied:

The source code is there, simply compile it and you will have the game running. That's a downside of being on Linux - no consistency between distros.

Unzip engine_source.zip, go into the engine_source/ type "make sdl-release", once it's done, type "make sv-release" (no "" in both cases). You will have darkplaces-sdl and darkplaces-dedicated binaries. Rename them into tomesofmephistopheles or tomesofmephistopheles64 (depending on what your OS is) and tomesofmephistopheles-dedicated or tomesofmephistopheles64-dedicated accordingly. Copy and replace original binaries with the ones from engine_source/ folder and enjoy :)

+2 votes   reply to comment
zweck
zweck May 22 2012, 6:06am replied:

or just compile your linux release with a _reasonable_ glibc version...

?

+3 votes     reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 23 2012, 4:01pm replied:

That's Linux for you, sorry :) Windows version runs on XP/Vista/7 no matter what.

I have Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on my work station and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32bit on my kid's PC just to supply both 32/64 bit binaries. I physically can't have different glibc installed and I linking it statically is not recommended by the engine's devs.

Eventually, most Linux users will migrate to the newer glibc, so why not to do it now? :)

+1 vote   reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 7 2012, 12:18pm says:

I am "glad" we have users like Hemebond, who purchased the game knowing that it's an early alpha and yet rated the game 2 to cut down Average Rating of 9 ToM used to have. Totally "awesome" to have "thinking" and "caring" users like that :/

+1 vote   reply to comment
graspee
graspee Jun 30 2013, 10:17am replied:

He gave you his money for the game and you bitch at him for giving it a low score?

+2 votes     reply to comment
RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu May 15 2012, 3:28pm replied:

There is also an ******* that gave the game 1, with a profile picture of 12 and commented ":trollface:" :/ don't **** with this game trolls!

+3 votes     reply to comment
onionman
onionman May 8 2012, 3:59pm replied:

This is all part of the game that we all play.

+3 votes     reply to comment
charrety
charrety May 5 2012, 12:22pm says:

I have purchased this game to support you, because your games run under linux et thank you for that. It's just an alpha, but the concept is interesting, i think that game will be very nice when finished.

+4 votes     reply to comment
RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu May 5 2012, 3:30am says:

Just bought it from the site, awesome game, much better than expected, worth the money spent :) I'm still pretty hooked up on the breaking walls thing because it's implemented very well.

+3 votes     reply to comment
gegoxaren
gegoxaren May 4 2012, 6:56pm says:

You guys are just pushing the bundries with DarkPlaces...
I could hardly belive that Steel Storm: BR was DP, but this? It is insane (in a good way) what you are doing.

Keep it up!

+4 votes     reply to comment
RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu Apr 30 2012, 7:02am says:

So this will play out like multiplayer TES with rogue-like gameplay and breakable walls? I'm new to this game and I would like some info on it ;) I'll probably buy it later

+2 votes     reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep Apr 30 2012, 11:24am replied:

It's certainly not roguelike game, it's more action oriented.

Here is where you can find more info Tom.kot-in-action.com

I am giving a second thought to random design and all-breakable walls, as I am finding it really limiting when it comes to making unique looking dungeons. So things might change in the future.

+1 vote   reply to comment
RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu Apr 30 2012, 3:12pm replied:

Thanks for the link! Oh and I'm sorry to hear that, the random dungeons and all-brekable walls were, while less controllable, very exciting features indeed, I hope you reconsider, maybe do both? Built dungeons and random ones?

+2 votes     reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep Apr 30 2012, 6:18pm replied:

I gotta see about that. Random sounds exciting, but in reality it isn't always the case. I'd say breakable walls are fun, but I prefer certain walls to be breakable and certain walls to be solid.

+2 votes   reply to comment
RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu May 1 2012, 3:34am replied:

"But what is planned that is a little related is that the player will be able to rebuild dungeon areas to their liking after blowing into an empty area with bombs or other means. That will allow players to essentially create their own dungeon" - FAQ. How about this feature? I liked the idea of blowing up walls as I see fit, maybe you think it's a broken mechanic because of closed doors easily avoidable? Sorry for all the questions ^^'' just curious

+2 votes     reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 1 2012, 10:45am replied:

I am not sure about that feature. There certain things the lead coder puts in the FAQ we haven't agreed upon yet. That one is probably out of the scope of the game.
Basically there are many, many things are doable and could be implemented, but I think we should specify the scope of the release, because I don't want to spend 10 years developing ToM :)

+2 votes   reply to comment
RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu May 2 2012, 2:48am replied:

"because I don't want to spend 10 years developing ToM :) " Well it certainly seems so since it's 0.07a :D but yeah, I'm sorry to hear all that, but I can understand; this game will still be fun just not the revolutionary way I first tought it was, kinda disappointed really, but maybe I'm failing to see the big picture you guys have in mind (hope I didn't say anything offensive, didn't mean to ^^''). Still going to buy it sooner or later anyway, thanks for your feedback

+2 votes     reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 2 2012, 11:12am replied:

Revolutionary nowadays isn't quite something easily achievable. Games have been around for quite a while and most of the fun gameplay options have been utilized in some form or another.
ToM revolutionary way requires a lot of resources dedicated to the game. So whiles there is a big picture, we should be realistic about how we can accomplish the goal. Alpha funding for ToM failed, so we can't work on the game full time any longer (unless some miracle happens :P ) Therefore I need to figure out how to keep ToM somewhat revolutionary, yet spend less time developing it. Maybe it's about having less content but polishing core gameplay, maybe it's by eliminating all walls being breakable, etc.
Thanks anyway :)

+2 votes   reply to comment
RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu May 2 2012, 3:07pm replied:

You are right, I haven't considered it that way, how come the alpa funding failed? Not many people buying the game?

+2 votes     reply to comment
motorsep Creator
motorsep May 2 2012, 4:17pm replied:

1 sale a week maybe, maybe less. Press doesn't care for ToM, so we get no coverage anywhere I sent alpha.

+1 vote   reply to comment
RaidenHitsu
RaidenHitsu May 3 2012, 10:08am replied:

Sorry to hear that, it seems like a great game indeed :) and you have already other games under your belt so I'm more inclined to trust you about finishing it, maybe the starting price is a little high? that is a big turn off initially, how about an indie bundle? have you tried that? That really boosts the people playing a game

+2 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Tomes of Mephistopheles
Platforms
Windows, Linux
Developer & Publisher
Kot-in-Action Creative Artel
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Tom.kot-in-action.com
Release Date
TBD
Game Watch
Track this game
Share
Style
Genre
Hack 'n' Slash
Theme
Fantasy
Players
Single & Multiplayer
Project
Indie
Boxshot
Boxshot
Embed Buttons

Promote Tomes of Mephistopheles on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Tomes of Mephistopheles
Tomes of Mephistopheles
Statistics
Rank
3,275 of 26,192
Last Update
1 year ago
Watchers
570 members
News
9
Reviews
23