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Dark Gates

Dark Gates - 0.7

Bartosz Debski (braqoon)

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Description

Game inspired by paper RPG tiled game "Death Maze" or "Labirynt Smierci" released in Poland long time ago. Game will feature random generated maze (while you playing), monsters, treasures, etc. Aim of the game is to find Dark Gates and kill Unnamed in order to destory Dark Gates.



 
Desura Digital Distribution GamersGate

Changes

First update in 2014 finally arrived. This time we have got a bunch of new stuff so let's see what new release have on offer.

Fight avatars

Finally all playable heroes have their own avatars while in fight. That was the last thing on the list which was holding other changes to be looked at. No more black silhouettes. Original game art is finally complete.

Fight

Special skills

This is probably the most interesting change in this release. Some monster have gained special abilities which will change how you fight against those monsters. Those special abilities will either affect your heroes or it will help monster in the fight. What are those abilities you ask ?

  • Hydra - If wounded, agility increases +1 with each turn, which in the end increases damage of Hydra's attack,
  • Kronk - They smell so badly that affected heroes are -2 on agility. Hero ability to not be affected by smell depends on resistance stat.
  • Troll - If wounded, Trolls can heal themselves (+1) on every each third turn.
  • Spider - while facing a spider, heroes needs to watch out for spider web. On each turn spider extrudes web towards all heroes. Each hero if affected will lose ability to perform an attack. Ability to deflect this web depends again on resistance stat.
  • Gorgon - It can turn peoples into stones. If hero in front row, middle position will fall under the spell it will be out of the fight. Hero still can be killed. Ability to deflect depend on resistance stat.
  • Sorcerer & Unnamed - They will cast an lightning spell instead of normal attack. They will do so until casting another spell will kill them.

fight

Other stuff

Mass HealNew elements to Fight arena UI has been added. Information about the current phase of the battle and effects that are in place are placed on left top corner for the screen.  This release also introduces permanent death to heroes regardless of which difficulty you are playing on. Previously a killed hero could have been selected again. This no longer possible. Stats for most of the heroes and few monsters has been touched to provide a more balanced gameplay. Few additions also has been made to game sounds department and a new spell "Mass Heal" is available to be selected.


Changelog  - Release 0.7.0

New: In fight avatars: All Zebest, Alryk, Curvenol, Dalmilandril, Dierdra, Eodred, Maytwist, Gwaigilion, Sliggoth, Gislan, Larraka, Linfalas, Theregond, Weldron,
New: Monsters (Hydra, Kronk, Troll, Spider, Gorgon, Sorcerer, Unnamed) have special skills/spells which affect fight,
New: Permadeath - Killed heroes no longer can be selected back into party when continuing saved game,
New: Doors are now displayed on corridor tiles,
New: Enhanced fight screen UI,
New: Sounds for Female heroes, Spider, Warg/Werewolf,
New: Dark Gates are visible on mini map after placement.
New: Spell - Mass Heal
Change: Adjustments in frame rate to make menus more responsive
Change: Monsters and heroes stats adjustment.


Version 0.7.0 will be available on 11th of April. 


Play Dark Gates on Desura or on Gamers Gate

Links

Home Page: http://darkgates.dfourgames.com/
Source: http://darkgates.dfourgames.com
Windows: http://darkgates.dfourgames.com

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Releases

Dark Gates - 0.9 - Aug 26, 2014
Dark Gates - 0.8.0 - Jun 10, 2014
Dark Gates - 0.7 - Apr 9, 2014
Dark Gates - 0.6.0 - Dec 27, 2013
Dark Gates - 0.5.0 - Oct 29, 2013
Dark Gates - 0.4.2 - Jul 11, 2013
Dark Gates - 0.4.1 - Apr 26, 2013
Dark Gates - 0.4.0 - Apr 5, 2013
Dark Gates - 0.3.1 - Feb 6, 2013
Dark Gates - 0.3.0 - Jan 21, 2013
Dark Gates - 0.2.1 alpha - Oct 29, 2012
Dark Gates - 0.2.0 alpha - Jul 30, 2012
Dark Gates - 0.1.3 alpha - Feb 24, 2012
Dark Gates - 0.1.2 alpha - Jan 31, 2012
Dark Gates - 0.1.1 alpha - Jan 12, 2012
Dark Gates - 0.1 alpha - Jan 8, 2012
Dark Gates - 0.1a - Jul 26, 2010
Dark Gates - 0.01  - Jun 7, 2010

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October 29, 2012 7:46pm - Erik Martin - nickname: (neccarus) - 5/5
Just goes to show how much can be done with Python and Pygame, props.
August 14, 2012 1:16pm - Xandar Kablandar - nickname: (eternalcheesecake)
Very nice!
July 27, 2010 5:24am - Bartosz Debski - nickname: (braqoon)
Thanks for comment. So far I'm trying to keep to original rules as much as possible. This will be verified later as fighting system will be added. Fight will be turn based and by far looks ok. Time will tell. I will post more video as game progress.

As for heroes in party, this is based on original rules. In original there was 3 heroes and 3 apprentices, so I already tried to simplified. We will see how it goes.

As for a paying or not paying, as said before I still didn't decided what to do and I keep my mind open with feet on the ground. Other thing is that not everyone have to like it, so i'm not surprised.

Video shows apart from menu a concept or 'tech demo'(maybe a bit to big term) for map generation. Can't really see myself doing pre-order already :D
July 26, 2010 7:24pm - Donpachi - nickname: (donpachi)
The gameplay looks fine in what you posted on the website. I'm just unconvinced that I'd pay money to play this game. iPhone or Facebook come to mind as possibilities, though.

Is there a reason to have a six-member party instead of just a single hero? I'd be very interested to see how the fighting works without becoming difficult to manage.
June 12, 2010 12:46pm - Vojtech Rylko - nickname: (vojtarylko)
Looks great. Looking forward to see fight.
June 8, 2010 4:16pm - Bartosz Debski - nickname: (braqoon)
I do know that. My code is nothing complicated or revolutionary, but if I decide to go commercial, giving away code is rather missing a point.
June 8, 2010 2:17pm - Donpachi - nickname: (donpachi)
I'm not very intimately familiar with the subject, but I've been led to believe that disassembling python bytecode is trivial. So I hope your game libraries are coded with C++ or something if you want to actually keep the code closed.
June 8, 2010 12:51pm - Bartosz Debski - nickname: (braqoon)
Thanks for comments. As I already said no source code will be available for now. I didn't decided yet what i will do (open-source, closed-source or commercial). Soon website will be available with info and videos of the game. Game is still largely incomplete but there is enough to get the idea.
June 8, 2010 11:36am - Donpachi - nickname: (donpachi)
Emphasis on "looking" good. :)

How about a way to download the game and/or the source files?
June 8, 2010 5:36am - Xandar Kablandar - nickname: (eternalcheesecake) - 4/5
Looks good!
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