Embark on a perilous journey across a realm forsaken by the gods and devastated by an arcane cataclysm. Accompanied by a hardy crew, you are free to discover a dark fantasy world and its secrets. Trade, fight, or explore your way to success as the leader of a traveling company in Vagrus, a post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG-strategy hybrid developed by Lost Pilgrims Studio. Vagrus is a 2D Strategy-Roleplaying Game for PC, where the player takes the role of a vagrus - a sort of a caravan leader, who makes a living on a strange and dangerous dark fantasy world by leading a traveling company on all kinds of ventures.

Post news Report RSS Devlog #2 - Pre-Alpha Map Movement

As we promised earlier, here's an overview of the campaign map and movement rules. To understand it fully, we recommend you watch this short Youtube video in which we demonstrate the pre-alpha state of movement, then read the article.

Posted by on

pre alpha main screen ui 07 2018

Dear Followers,

As we promised earlier, here's an overview of the campaign map and movement rules. To understand it fully, we recommend you watch this short Youtube video in which we demonstrate the pre-alpha state of movement: Vagrus | Pre-Alpha Map Movement Demo V3

The Campaign Map Basics

  • Movement on the world map is turned-based. Players start their turns (one turn equals a day in-game) with a number of available Movement Points.
  • Players always stand on nodes, and can move between them (on the paths) by spending Movement Points.
  • Based on the terrain, the road (if any), and weather conditions, as well as the distance of the next node, the cost of movement between nodes can be markedly different. You can see this represented by the little numbers next to each line on the video.
  • As the available Movement Points are spent, the possibilities of the routes taken are narrowed down and that is represented by the nodes and lines fading away in the areas now unavailable for the caravan to move into.
  • When the caravan runs out of Movement Points, it is unwilling to push on that given turn, and needs to Camp on the node it currently occupies. Camping refreshes Movement Points (and also has a lot of other functions, but more on those in a future post!).
  • Movement Points are displayed on the top left UI. March movement points (available as bonus and calculated from normal Movement Points) are displayed in red behind normal Movement Points.
  • There's the option to March, indicated by the red target node and path, which occurs when a caravan opts to move beyond its available Movement Points in a given turn. Marching decreases Morale and Vigor but could buy you time.
  • Movement Point costs are displayed either in blue (normal movement MP cost), red (the additional cost of Marching), and grey (which only serves to help you calculate longer journeys, as these nodes are not reachable in the current turn, not even by Marching).


We hope you liked this update, first of many to follow! Feel free to pose questions, add comments, and follow us here or on any other social media channel. (You may find the links to those on Our homepage[vagrus.com])

Cheers,
The Lost Pilgrims Team

p.s.: You can find the original posts here: Pre-Alpha Map Movement V3 - with music! [vagrus.com]and here: Pre-Alpha Map Movement V2 - with music! [vagrus.com]

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Vagrus - The Riven Realms
Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux
Engine
Unity
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Vagrus.com
Release date
Game watch
Follow
News
Related Games
Related Engines
Unity
Unity Commercial
Related Groups
Lost Pilgrims Studio
Lost Pilgrims Studio Developer & Publisher