I'm making a shitty RPG about Steem! Do you want to be a NPC? Details Inside!

in letsmakeagame •  3 months ago

There are two things that I love. That is an immediate lie. There are three things that I love. The first is gaming. The second is writing. The third is comedy. All of these things have one thing in common. They tell a story. I want to use this post to tell a story about the story I'm going to tell.

To whet your appetite, here's your first ever, world exclusive to Steem screenshot!

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I've got a plot written, and I'll share that of the first area, which I'll be continuing to work on this weekend.

Area 1


The desert of the real.

After getting your brief introduction from our nameless NPC in the starting area, you enter the barren world of the real desert. This area represents making your very first introduction post.

With a low Reputation (level), you must fight off an army of Introduction Bots, and collect enough Robot Corpse SMTs (Items) to advance to the next level.

The Engine

This game will be made with RPG Maker VX Ace, for reasons:

  • I don't know how to use any game engine, and don't want to get bogged down with learning complex scripting, advanced 3D modelling, and other such things.
  • The Story Telling is what matters.
  • It will be easy to import handmade 2D sprite art
  • It will be able to run on almost any Windows Machine!

The RPG Mechanics

  • HP = Hit Points
  • VP = Voting Power. This is used to unleash special attacks.
  • WP = Witness Power. This invokes powerful attacks from the witnesses.
  • SMTs = These are your in-game Items (think potions, revives, etc)
  • Unique Class System! Featuring (so far:)
    • Content Creator (Player Character)
    • Curator (Buffs the Team)
    • Steemvanglist (Helps people get involved, heals)
    • Bot (Does the same action repeatedly, attacks multiple foes)
    • Cardmaster (for all the SteemMonster types!)

How do I get involved?

This is a thing I'm doing in my spare time. If you want to encourage my continued work on this particular project, please upvote or resteem this post. If you upvote, and leave a comment, you'll be included in the game as a NPC. Let me know what you want to say to the player (as absurd as it might be) - or if you want to be a quest giver at some point in the title.

I have a few community members in mind for satire / parody, and this game will feature in-jokes galore around the block chain.

If you want to appear as a boss too, let me know. :)

Remember, I am but one person doing this!

Depending on how much interest is gathered; this might be a more urgent project, or something I put on the back burner. Depending on levels of interest, I might even stream development live. :)

See you all in the Isles of Steem, soon!

Coming: When its Done.

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Wooohooo!!! Love the vision so far and definitely would like to be an NPC ~ dont know what ill do though. Thoughts?

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I'll figure something out for you :)

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A bear in the woods!

At least you know it is shit lol great work! :)

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That's the whole point of it being a parody. :)

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its not shit. better than forknife for sure!

I'm trying really hard to avoid anything on steem that could get me re-addicted to gaming, but I would totally play the hell out of this XP I hope I can get it to run on wine when you're done XD

Can I be a NPC that gives the player a pet upgoat that follows them around? Or be the pet upgoat XD (purely cosmetic unless you feel adventurous)

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Yes! Love the idea, but I don't know if I can implement "pets" in the game!

Can the upgoat be a murderous traitor who instead turns out to be an enemy? The potential is endless. Once I figure out how to import custom assets, will I have permission / support to get an upgoat in the right visual format for the game?

Thanks for your interest!

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I've seen RPG Maker games with NPCs that follow the PC around so if a specific "pet" thing is too hard it could just have whatever follower script the party NPCs have?

Upgoats are upvotes, but as VP can also be used for flagging it's totally possible for it to turn into a downgoat XD

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countergoats!

You can use my upgoat if you want or I can make you one for the game. And a downgoat too if you want to go that route XD

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That looks great! I'll figure something out as I learn more about the mechanics! :D

Such a rad idea!!! I have no clue about gaming but would love to be involved 😁 maybe I can be a clueless airbrained space-cadet newbie....who of course goes on to dominate.... bahaha 👊

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I can definitely include you as a non-playable character! :) Give me a few lines that you would want your character to say!

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I’m so excited! I have no point of reference...what’s something that a character would say? Maybe I can give an encouraging comment to everyone who comes to me 😎 hehe or people can come to me for Henna. Or maybe I can upvote people who show a random act of kindness! I think I need a yellow coat.

Ohhh I want to be an NPC too. Can my line be: "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven" , not sure how you insert that line though but I really love that line ha ha

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Like it!

Cg

Can I be the guy handing out beers which only serve the purpose to make your character burp in the game?

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Yes you can! You'll be in the first pub in the game, in the first city, which is likely to be Adelaide!

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Awesome! Oh and can I be a total wanker and only offer people finely crafted ales from small batch brews?

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Only if they are all IPAs - also your NPC gets a man bun

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Lol... I support the man bun.

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Whoo, I would love to be an NPC.

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Do you have that on a transparency?

I'm ready to play! :)

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I'm streaming at the moment if you want to drop by and say hi, I can play through what I've done so far!
https://dlive.io/livestream/holoz0r/10a165d1-ae62-11e8-83b7-0242ac110003

Wonderful! Personally, I'm a fan of turn-based strategy, but I salute all new initiatives on the Steem Blockchain! Success, and keep up updated!

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I play a lot of strategy games myself, in the turn based realm, XCOM is something that dominates a lot of my time. I've streamed a few campaigns of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen across dlive, even!

The game will be limited by its engine choice, which means that there won't be much in the way of "tactics" (I want to make it simple enough for everyone to play) - but I plan on having some harder areas where you have to think to be able to not be completely annihilated.

Isnt a shitty. In 2018 its called oldschool retro :D

ohhh i wanna be a boss :)

looking forward to this. i like games too. and i like good stories. so ill amply resteem this.
i would like to be a npc, who gives these quotes,
1" never stop until you reach the top"
2 never crumble under pressure
3 stay focused no matter what
4 enjoy this moment "hands out a healing potion"
5 training is weeding out your weakness.

please make a martial arts school in the game with students who practice kungfu, wing chun, and others.

cheers and good luck.

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Comments received! :) I've got a lot of work ahead of me, and this is just the first city!

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sweet! if you need help, thinking something up. be sure to ask it from me. ill do what i can.
for isntance the games last boss would be located on the moon. always make a 3 or more stage boss fight. its more interesting that way. cheers

Love that you're rolling with this. I'll DM you.

Please put me as a red monster with sharp teeth who likes to bite adventurers who passes by.

I've been dreaming to make my own game as well with RPG Maker but I'm too lazy to do it and these days I don't have any free time. So good luck to your game, I'll be rooting for you to complete it :D.

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I've now spent about five hours on the dev, have three maps, and maybe ten minutes of gameplay :P It's a slow slog as I learn how to use the engine. I'm having fun though! Keeping an eye on this post as a feature request / character list to do!


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Does a kid love candy? I want in!

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You're already a character!

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The SteemGC fox might appear in the game as a foe :P

I love the idea! Used to play all the old school RPGs on Gameboy, SNES and PC. Also using SMTs is awesome. I'll be keeping track!

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Thank you! :) Once I've had some time to sleep after the three hour long stream I did detailing the dev work I've done so far (most likely in the morning) - I'll upload what I have so far to give people a taste for themselves of the initial version.

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My penis mightier than your sword.

Good idea. Good luck on your project and let us know on the progress.
I would definitely like to be a NPC in a game. I could be a trader offering stuff. I may say "come closer and let's begin the trade" or something similar to gain player's attention.

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I definitely will be keeping people updated! I might do another stream of development tonight. I'll see what I can do about trading. I haven't thought a single bit about implementing stores at this stage.

Haha.. would be fun to be an NPC. I can just be a random villager in one of those villages. Probably someone who will give out a special item if the protagonist talks to me a few times. Lol..

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Do you want to give me a few lines? :)

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Haha.. my lines can be,

1st visit: "You are not ready yet, my young Padawan."

2nd visit (perhaps after some game time elapsed): "I see you are stronger now. But there is still something you are lacking..."

3rd and final visit (also after some game time elapsed): "Your patience and perseverance surprised me. It's dangerous to go alone, take this! (Hands over a sword)"

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Thanks. :)

I've added this to my list of things to do on github :)

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Lol.. much appreciated!

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I'd like to be a NPC, please draw me as a skinny unhealthy guy who always smoking

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Thank you, added to my list of NPCs to create :)

Count me in! Dunno who or what I'd be, but keen to help out with proof-reading, script writing, etc.

I haven't been an NPC and I'd like to be part of this game. If I was given a chance I'd like to be a gangster type NPC hehe.

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Added your name to my github list of NPCs to make :)

What a great idea! I definitely want to be an NPC, I'll get back to you on what I'd love my character to say/do.

I really hope this takes off, real props to you @holoz0r! :-)

Cg

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Thanks @cryptogee :)

I'll add your name to my todo list. Look forward to hearing what you come up with!

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I just thought I'd like to say one of my favourite film quotes of all time, still not sure what the character would be though.

The quote is: When I have understanding of man I will have understanding of computers; when I have understanding of computers, I; will be the supreme being!

Ha! not sure if that'll fit into the type of game it is, if not let me know and I'll think of another :-)

Cg

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Anything will fit. We're talking about a world as diverse as the Steem Blockchain. I'll make it fit, or else I'd be robbing everyone of their ability to be them!

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Good stuff! Can't wait :-)

Cg

Very cool! I'd like to be a doctor where the only cure is more steem.

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HAHAHAH! I love this idea.

I'll have you be a healing NPC somewhere in the game.

Upvoted and resteemed. 🤣🤣🤣🤭🤭🤭🤭😁😁

What else do I have to do to be a boss? 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤭🤭🤑😎

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@trumpman - you can be a boss - what do you want to taunt the player with? Do you have any artwork / idea what you'd like to look like in game?

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Awesome! I have to give this some good thinking so give me a day and I'll come back with some ideas :D 🤭🤣🤭🤣🤭😂😂😂

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I'll add it to my project list on github once you reply. :)

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Lol I was literally just about to start work on a point and click based around steemit I had thought about an rpg i love those old school adventure games

also I would love to see a quest where the player must defeat the evil phisherman, or work to bring peace between two factions caught in a flag war.

and I would love to be an npc the Great Sandworm Shai-hulud who in this case just turns out to be a ordinary worm in a flowerbed with delusions of grandure

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I love the idea of Phisherman! :D Trying to steal keys from a memo!

I love the dune reference :) I can make an even when you walk through a particular flower garden, you enter battle with the great Shai-Hulud, who tuants you about how powerful they are, but they only do one damage at a time.

You can defeat them, but they'll always be back.

This is awesome. Is there a similar style rpg on that platform that I could check out ?

I’d be interested in being an NPC. Or quest giver maybe even boss depending on the scenario!

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Added your name to the list. Could you let me know what your character would say?

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In what scenario, could you give me some context?

Can i be a bear but acts as a sphinx? Solve a riddle and you may access my treasure trove of books where the player character needs some ancient tome to proceed.

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I can't refuse this. It might take a while to implement riddles and puzzles, but I'll figure it out!