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Released Myth Bearer [Adventure/RPG]

Discussion in 'Made with GameMaker' started by John Bailey, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. John Bailey

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    Myth Bearer is an open world adventure RPG with puzzly elements. Actions taken during your journey are permanent - enemies don’t respawn, consumed items are forever gone, and story events have profound impacts on the world. Are you ready to brave a mysterious world full of danger and fortune?

    Update: The full game has been released, get it today!

    Features:
    • Full mouse control, with the option to use WASD/arrow keys for movement.
    • Open-ended, interconnected level design.
    • Inventory management, with the ability to drop and retrieve items.
    • The possibility to sequence break and skip story chapters.
    • A dynamic game world that changes as the story progresses.
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  2. Joe Ellis

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    I love how small the graphics are, they're like as small as possible. Looks like it'll be fun to play aswell, I'll have a go of the demo soon
     
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  3. markchapman

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    Just by looking at the screenshots I like your tile set, I can't seem to get the tile set art down. Looks great.
     
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  4. Roa

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    So uhh... it's die a lot till you out DPS the game?

    Kinda like it, mostly hate it.
    All you can do is throw yourself at enemies and walk from spawn until you break through. There is zero player skill involved. Never pickup coins so you don't lose them like the game encourages you to do. Lots of time wasted walking from spawns, and armor and weapons make almost zero difference too in the grand scheme of things. That 1-2 bonus never adds up in the long run vs just simply leveling up your strength. It doesn't scale, its just a direct static addition which doesn't change the the amount of hits to kill or live in a fight.

    Very cool concept my guy, but unfortunately, terribly executed. It's basically just a monotonous clicker in disguise. It sounds kinda harsh, I see the work you put into it, but it can be so much more. It's good to see another king's field fan though.

    Also, found a glitch
    blue tile is walkable, red is blocked.
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  5. John Bailey

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    @Roa I was made aware of the design mistake with the death penalty pretty quickly, and will be changing it in an update that's going up today. The new penalty will subtract XP instead of gold, which will hopefully encourage players to be more strategic in their approach. Also, you aren't actually meant to die at all, as it's entirely possible to kill every enemy in the demo without dying. Really, the game should probably have permadeath, but since the full game will be 2-4 hours long, I thought I'd give less skilled players a bit of leeway. I'm hoping the death penalty change will convey this better. Thanks for playing anyway.

    And thanks for pointing out the bug, I've already fixed it.

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    UPDATE: Demo V1.1.0 is up, changes include:
    • Changed death penalty to XP loss on death instead of gold.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    Enjoy!
     
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  6. Roa

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    I completed the demo, it still had a grip on me. Couldn't find the enemies to get to level 14 though. Got half way through level 13
     
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  7. Joe Ellis

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    If you completed it in 1 day, it can't be that hard, I still haven't had a go, but will in the next few days
     
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  8. John Bailey

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    Devlog #1:

    After a week-long break, I'm getting back to working on Myth Bearer. I'm expecting to have the full game finished and ready to download by the end of November-early December. Expect to see bi-weekly devlog updates until then.

    Anyway, thanks to all who played the demo. Thankfully, only 2 bugs have been found and fixed so far, and they were both very minor. So the game seems to be in a very stable state right now, and I already have a huge list of design things that I want to change for the full game thanks to all the feedback.

    If you'd like to learn more about the development of Myth Bearer, I did a test stream of the demo where I happen to talk a bit about the game and it's development. Warning: some profanity.


    (sorry about chat not being visible).
     
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  9. John Bailey

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    Update:
    Myth Bearer Demo V1.2 is here!

    Demo V1.2 changes include:
    - Changed the death penalty to respawn the player with half hp, instead of subtracting xp.
    - Added a death counter message near Lake Ignis.
    - Rewrote some of the NPC and message dialogues.
    - Minor bug fixes.

    Note: V1.2 save data is not compatible with previous versions.

    Download From:
    Itch.io: https://jc-bailey.itch.io/myth-bearer
    Game Jolt: https://gamejolt.com/games/mythbearer/442391
     
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  10. John Bailey

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    Devlog #2

    A release date for Myth Bearer has been set, expect to see a download for the full game on January 7th! ...In the meantime, I recently finished mapping out the overworld, here's a complete overview.

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  11. Toque

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    Looks like fun.
     
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    Devlog #3

    Now that mapping of the overworld is wrapping up, I'm starting to map out the remaining content of the game! A few locations situated below the world of Myth Bearer include a sewer system, a mine, and a mysterious ancient labyrinth. There also lies "Zor's Tower" to the north, where tough enemies are said to guard a rare treasure, what could that treasure be?

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  13. Yrbiax

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    Hey, i tried your game.

    At first i didnt really like it, but was somehow addictive so i kept playing :D

    It felt bit frustrating when i couldnt make any progress without dying over and over.
    I dont think you can expect player to know exactly right order to do things,
    especially when necessary items and low level enemies were scattered around map.

    Music was bit repetitive so i think it would be good to have mute button in game.
    (i know there is option in main menu, but you cant get there without restarting game)
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    I dont know if this is were demo is supposed to end since there was still lot of enemies that i hadnt killed.
     
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  14. John Bailey

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    Hey all, the full version of Myth Bearer is set to release Jan 31st! Enjoy this awesome trailer I made until then! ;)

     
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  18. tsm

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    Hiya. Congrats on the game. I've just purchased it and am already impressed by the amount of polish on it. Good luck meeting your goal!
     
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  19. nacho_chicken

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    Will purchasers during this time period receive a Steam key?
     
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  20. John Bailey

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    Thank you for your support, hope you enjoy the game!

    I'll be adding a bunch of Steam keys on Itch to make sure that all buyers can get a Steam key from their purchase, regardless of when the game was bought. I'll try to keep plenty of keys stocked up on Itch, but if they ever run out, all anyone has to do is PM me and I'll add more.
     
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  21. John Bailey

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    Myth Bearer V1.1 has arrived! Changes include:

    - New unlockable Start+ challenge mode.
    - Ring of Power has been nerfed.
    - "Freeze" spell effect now lasts forever on non-boss enemies.
    - Some minor tweaks/fixes.

    If you already completed the game, load up your save and you should see a message saying that you've unlocked Start+. Enjoy!

    Download From:

    Itch: https://jc-bailey.itch.io/myth-bearer
    Game Jolt: https://gamejolt.com/games/mythbearer/442391
     

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