Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Latest Computer Project

Just recently I was pointed Good old Games and picked up the Might and Magic collection. I was always a fan of the Wizardry and Bards Tale games, and the newer Dark Spire and Etrian Odyssey for the Nintendo DS, but I have never played any of the Might and Magic series. I was very surprised to see how well these held up, as I am having a great deal of fun working through the 4th in the series (the first 2 ended up being much too dated).

So though I have recently given up the idea of writing my own rpg rules, it seems I still have some unnatural need to create, so inspired by this, I have been writing my own Maze based computer RPG game. So, from writing just a set of rules to not only the rules, but graphics, programming, sound effects, story, etc...

Thankfully, using XNA it has been quite easy to put together and the game has been coming along nicely after just a couple weeks of work. Already one can move through the maze and fight goblins. The graphics however remain on my poorly equipped shoulders for the moment, but I wanted to show off a very early screen shot of the stalwart party in combat. The combat interface is due for an overhaul as the system itself has solidified.


  1. Did you create and draw the characters or does XNA do that for you?

  2. So used to having no comments that I totally missed this. Sadly that is representitive of my own meager art skills, not anything XNA provides.

  3. I think you did a good job with the art. Bravo