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Steam Magic of Autumn - A conjured card game! (Now available on Steam!)

Discussion in 'Work in Progress' started by Zuurix, Aug 26, 2019.

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  1. Zuurix

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    Magic of Autumn is a singleplayer card game with an overworld - and everything in the overworld can be turned into cards.

    Story

    You were the Imperial Warden, the most powerful conjurer of the Eight Kingdoms.
    Your soul was stolen. You must get it back.

    Conjuring

    The only power that the soulless ones can wield.
    Every object in the game's world can be conjured into cards - idols and wishes that become your guardians and weapons during fights in the Void Plane.

    Combat

    In the physical world, you are just a faint shadow. You can only attack in the Void Plane.
    The combat system is inspired by games like Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering.
    It's easy to learn for those who are not familiar with the genre and has rule twists to make it interesting for the veterans.

    Exploration

    Explore a remote Golden Apple Island, a place haunted by the seasonal spirits and protected by runes.
    You come here in autumn, hoping that the defenses would be weakened during the season of decay.
    Win fights to break runes and gain access to the new areas of the Island that are full of things to find.

    Add to wishlist

    Go to Steam >>

    Gameplay trailer

     
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  2. Bearman_18

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    I love card games, so I look forward to testing this. I will provide feedback as soon as I can. Neat premise, by the way.
     
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    Not a huge card guy but this looks good
     
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  4. Zuurix

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    Updated the test version!

    + Lore.
    + Achievements.
    + Better story ending.
    + Options.
    + Card balance changes.
    + Graphical improvements.
     
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  5. Red Phantom

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    So I'm playing your demo and I am enjoying it.
    I like:
    • The scenic intro
    • The atmospheric music
    • The main character - but perhaps add a feature or two more like eyes
    • The imagery (platform and background) in general
    • The ladder
    I really like both the cards and in-world version of:
    • Spirit of Rain
    • Scarecrow
    • Leaves in the Wind
    • Spirit of Wind
    • Harbinger of Darkness
    • Spirit of Fog
    • Farmer's Ghost
    • Winter Caller
    • Polar Mermaid
    I've been playing for well over 3 hours and I finally got past the rune with 25 in all stats, for that I had to use a very particular set of cards:
    - Torch
    - Ladder
    - Bonfire
    - Burning Tree
    - Lost Kite
    - Farmer's Ghost
    - Searing Memory of Sunlight
    - Fence
    - Broken Ladder

    I've currently collected 38/56 cards.
    This concept of card collection is great, motivating and fun. It makes me want to collect all the cards.

    The story and scenes are awesome.
    My only slight criticism is that maybe it would be better If I could move faster.
    The difficulty is perfectly appropriate.

    The more I play this the more I enjoy it. I have played over 30 work in progress games in this forum and I can safely say...
    in my personal opinion this is one of the best ones that I have played, definitely one of my top 3 favorites!
    Please continue on this amazing game and build on your work, I would love to play the finished version sometime in the near future.
     
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    <3

    I'll think about increasing movement speed.
     
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  7. Red Phantom

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    Here is my video review:
     
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  8. Zuurix

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    Thanks for the video!

    Regarding game's speed - is it lagging? Currently it's not optimized - I'll be working on that soon. Check the gameplay video - that's how fast it should be.


    I had reports that it lags on weaker computers.

    I'm also planning to add an option to speed up certain actions during battles.
     
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    Hey, i tried your game.

    Im not too familiar with card games, but i was very addicting once i figured out how to play.
    Some times game would end up in stalemate in early game as there wasnt enough cards to play.
    Music was pretty good. I didnt pay too much attention to story so i cant judge. :D

    Game crashed when enemy played golden apples card.
    ___________________________________________
    ############################################################################################
    FATAL ERROR in
    action number 1
    of Alarm Event for alarm 0
    for object obj_hand:

    REAL argument is unset
    ############################################################################################
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    called from - gml_Script_scr_text (line 2)
    called from - gml_Script_scr_wish (line 687)
    called from - gml_Object_obj_hand_Alarm_0 (line 139)
    .
     
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    Thank you for the feedback! ^_^

    Stalemates are normal, don't have a good solution to prevent them.
    And the crash will be fixed.

    If you want a Steam key and to be included into game's credits, put your name and email into my Google form: (2nd page)
    Link >>
     
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    Updated the test version!

    + Game now runs 10 times faster!
    + Map.
    + Many small improvements.
     
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    This is how start of your turn will look like - you'll have the option to create warmth instead of drawing a card!

    Now going to work on a fast mode - an option to speed up idol attacking and card playing animations.

    Choose action feature 2019-09-09.png
     
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    This is great change! I always found I was starving for warmth throughout the whole game and this is a great fix. Well done.
    Also a fast mode for the card playing game-play is also a good idea.
     
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    Updated the test version!
    • Inspect feature.
    • Create 2 warmth at the start of the turn feature.
    • Bug fixes.
    • UI improvements.
    • Card changes.
    Now all it needs OST and I can release it on Steam!
     
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    Updated the test version!
    • Improved map circles.
    • Combat background is now animated.
    • Changed card tooltip position.
    • Minor UI improvements.
    • Minor graphical improvements.
    • Minor bug fixes.
     
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  16. Red Phantom

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    Ok I just played version 0.9.9 and here's some advice/feedback:
    - Teleportation doesn't work second time
    - In battle mode, show the number of cards left in the player's deck. e.g. cards left in deck: 8/12
    - Show the player's position on the map if you can figure out of to program it
    - The map might be better with straight edges - which is more accurate - instead of big circle dots.
     
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    - I'm 99% sure teleportation works.
    Try this:
    • After stepping into the pentagran and teleporting, move away from it.
    • Keep moving until pentagram emits particles - that means it has "recharged".
    • Once its recharged, step into it.
    If it teleports you back to where you came from, it works.

    - I thought about this, but there's 2 things: 1) I don't know if I want to lose a bit of player skill - remembering your deck and trying to guess how many cards enemy has can influence decisions. And 2) Not sure where to put that info, combat UI doesn't have any free space.

    - I tried, but I can't. The most important feature of the map is to simply hint at content player hasn't done and it does that - so there's no good reason to spend 3 days trying to make it work. I just can't afford it, need to get back to my main project.

    I don't understand this one, are you referring to the map circle edges? Messy vs straight?

    The reason why the map looks like this is because each rune has "cognition warping" effect: You look at the map, but you can't undestand what it shows. This effect is active in a circular depicted area around the rune.
     
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    Making a new trailer - looking for feedback!
     
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    Improved trailer:

     
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    Final version:

     
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    Background art of your main menu is amazing.
     
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    I decided to improve UI.
     
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    Magic of Autumn Steam release date: February 17!

    Magic of Autumn will become available on February 17, 6:00 am PST!

    Add Magic of Autumn to your wishlist >>

    The game will cost $2.99 / £2.09 / €2.39

    I began working on Magic of Autumn in 2017, it was a game for a small competition.

    After the competition was over, I kept working on the game during free time from other, larger projects.

    In 2019, I've decided to finally finish it, and spend a month adding the last required content, polishing, and fixing issues.

    I delayed the release a few times and made more improvements based on tester feedback after that month of intense work. That's how the release date ended up pushed to 2020.

    Magic of Autumn has become very dear to me despite its low-budget nature and I hope it will be able to make at least a few people happy.

    So that's all for now, let's see what happens on the 17th!

    <3

     
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    It's almost release time, can't wait for the full game!
     
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    4 days!

    I'm cautiously excited - doubt Magic of Autumn will be successful, but if it shows promise, I might start making small, monthly, procedural generation based games to support me while the main project is under development.
     
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    Everybody does "cards" games now. lol

    Zuurix, you're basically my competition.
     
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    Hey, at least it's not a roguelike or a platformer.

    I like card games/CCGs because they are very compatible with RPGs, and RPGs are what I do.
     
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