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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #150 on: May 23, 2021, 10:56:25 PM »
Yes, that makes sense :) And is something I like generally - there's surprisingly little by way of actual littoral-based cultures and life in fantasy, worlds are often presented as "here are countries made of land, there are ports that you go to to get from one country to another and that's that".
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #151 on: June 05, 2021, 12:37:59 PM »
An updated title screen. : )





Roadwarden - an illustrated text-based RPG in which you explore and change a hostile, grim realm. Currently in development.
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #152 on: July 03, 2021, 12:29:20 PM »
When you ignore all the marauding beasts, ruins, dark bogs, and treacherous power-hungry leaders, #Roadwarden is actually cottagecore.
(don't ignore them, though, they're cool)

I’m preparing the next version of the demo. Not only I second-draft all the oldest areas, I also introduce new systems for the player to use them to their advantage, as well as new interactions, choices, obstacles, and visuals. It’s insane how much this game grows, and I’ll share more news very soon.







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Tales From Windy Meadow - my fantasy pixel art Visual Novel.

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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #153 on: July 03, 2021, 01:18:48 PM »
I do love how effectively you're now making use of the limited colour palette. It looks great!
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« Reply #154 on: July 03, 2021, 01:47:48 PM »
Thank you! I feel like the last one is a bit out-of-style as it's very "blurry", but considering the theme of this place I hope it's excusable. (Personally, I love how it turned out.)
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #155 on: July 17, 2021, 12:55:39 PM »
The huge demo update is on its way, with new mechanics, updated dialogues, redrawn illustrations, better UI... The game is now slightly more complex, and I think it gets better at building the experience of being a traveler in a hostile realm.

Here are some examples!















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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #156 on: August 14, 2021, 01:00:02 PM »
The game has changed a lot over the course of a year and a half. Read more about the recent changes, updates, and the new demo in today’s devlog.
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #157 on: August 22, 2021, 11:19:41 AM »
The improvements all sound great! I really must make time to check out the new demo :)
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #158 on: July 30, 2022, 12:39:57 PM »
Hi there! Long time no see.

In the meantime, Roadwarden got pretty close to what I hope is its last stage. I still need to fix a few things, but there's a chance the game will be available on Steam this September!

I'd be happy to answer any questions. : )








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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #159 on: July 30, 2022, 11:07:57 PM »
Hey! Lovely to see you again!

Don't think I have any immediate questions but I am *very* excited for this :)

Actually, one question - is there a current Roadwarden trailer on YouTube? I was making a playlist for our channel of game trailers for Exilian members' stuff (thread about it here) and would be happy to add RW. :)
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« Reply #160 on: July 31, 2022, 04:46:10 AM »
Thank you for asking! There is an old trailer that I don't personally like too much, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHfwGZb_c0 , but I hope there will be a new one in August. : )
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #161 on: August 06, 2022, 12:18:57 PM »
Found some screenshots from 2019 Roadwarden demo and compared them to the ones I took this week... What a long journey!








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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #162 on: August 06, 2022, 07:39:57 PM »
It's come such a long way!

Looking really nice :)
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Re: Roadwarden [Fantasy/RPG Elements/Pixel Art] [DEMO]
« Reply #163 on: August 06, 2022, 08:54:50 PM »
Thank you, Tusky! : )
Roadwarden - an illustrated text-based RPG in which you explore and change a hostile, grim realm. Currently in development.
Tales From Windy Meadow - my fantasy pixel art Visual Novel.