Okay so I have a habit of renaming my games half way through LOL!! Anyways I've completely gutted Tale of Rings and renamed it VERGO The Jade Ring. The Jade Ring (VTJR) has a completely revamped story (not that many people out there knew the story of Tale of Rings but...) and graphics. I've switched to parallax mapping and am actually proud of the turnout so far. Feel free to check out the topics here and comment. Feedback is VERY welcome and desired at this stage in development.
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The land of Remkore lays war torn and shattered after the defeat of the evil wizard Plagarus. Plagarus' own grandson Jason rose up and defeated him in an epic battle between good and evil. Now a massive power vacuum exists as shattered remnants of Plagarus army thrash about with no one to lead them. Amidst the chaos, the angel Iris delivers a ring to one of Plagarus' most noble magistrates, Garrack. Iris commands Garrack to bring peace and order to Remkore by using the power of the Jade Ring. The Jade Ring gives Garrack immense power and magic. Garrack immediately starts his quest by eliminating the remaining magistrates under Plagarus and takes control of the Shadow Army.
Plagarus had made a deal with the Arch-Demon, Flarus to destroy all the forces of evil but was tricked and made a servant of the demon for all of eternity. Plagarus was made immortal by Flarus and was only able to be killed by the heavenly sword, VERGO. His curse was only lifted when Jason finally was able to kill Plagarus with the VERGO. Once Plagarus was defeated, Jason imprisoned Flarus inside the sword where he waits to take his vengeance upon all mankind. Flarus' servant demons called Demon-Heads are searching for a way to free Flarus from his holy prison.
Garrack began searching for the Demon-Heads to destroy them and once again bring peace to Remkore. Our story begins here where a young boy is thrust into the darkness. Can he save the continent of Remkore and ultimately all of mankind from Flarus' power? The answer lies in VERGO The Jade Ring!
Name: Hero (named in game) Species: Human Temperament: Calm Age: 18 Eyes: Blue Weapon Choice: Decided by Class Choice in Game
Main character in VTJR. This young boy will be a catalyst in an immense war between evil and extremely evil. Can any good come of the current state of things?
Name: Selwyn Species: Human Temperament: Irritable Age: 16 Eyes: Blue Weapon Choice: ???
Sweyn is the Hero's brother. He is a bit irritable and doesn't like to joke much. Sweyn's story will be written by the choices that the Hero makes throughout the game.
Name: Muriel Species: Human Temperament: Mature, happy Age: 18 Eyes: Red Weapon Choice: ???
Muriel is the girlfriend of the Hero's brother Selwyn. She remains calm yet instructive throughout the game. Muriel's story will be told by the choices of the Hero.
Name: Ky Yen Species: Dwarf Temperament: No-nonsense, mature Age: 28 Eyes: Blue Weapon Choice: Staff
Ky Yen is a no non-sense master sorcerer who helped Jason defeat Plagarus. She does not put up very well with laziness, evil, or stupidity. She will be one of the hardest characters to get a high influence with (just ask Valem). Valem and Ky Yen will do everything they can to stop the darkness that is coming.
Name: Garrack Species: Human Temperament: Calm, Mature Age: 29 Eyes: Blue Weapon Choice: Sword
Garrack strikes fear into the hearts of all who cross his path. The power of the Jade Ring gives him near immortality and corrupts his temperment and judgment. Garrack was a respected magistrate and was fair to all kingdoms in his control before receiving the ring and maybe destroying the ring could free him.
Nura is a cursed Gold Fox that the Hero finds in trouble on his journey. Does Nura play an important role in the outcome of the realm or is she just a distraction?
Name: Jason Species: Human Temperament: Mature Age: 27 Eyes: Blue Weapon Choice: VERGO
The grandson of Plagarus still holds VERGO and will stop at nothing to make sure Flarus is never released from the sword. Jason will also give his all to insuring evil does not take control of Attor.
Name: Valem Species: Elf Temperament: Talkative, Mature, Sarcastic Age: 535 Eyes: Blue Weapon Choice: Long-Bow
Valem only wishes to help Jason in his current travels and couldn't care less about the current Hero and his goals. You will be hard pressed to convince him to be of much help.
Name: Elizabeth Species: Human Temperament: Mature Age: 39 Eyes: Brown Weapon Choice: ???
Elizabeth is the mother of the Hero. The typical motherly figure any boy absolutly loves. Ky Yen takes a liking to Liz and asks if she'd like to learn sorcery. Will she accept? Will the Hero allow his mother to come with them???
Day/Night System Blacksmith Crafting Class Selection Grapple Hook Feat Selection Character Influence Real-Time Action Battles using a heavily modified Yggdrasil Core Skill casting has been added to the battle system. If the skill has an instant damage area (not a ranged attack) there's a cast time needed. AI Engine for battles: Proper skill usage (AI uses skills that are relevant to that time), AI will try to flee their target if they start casting (this has a cooldown though). Battle Options have been added. Pressing the "B" button will bring up battle options like party auto uses items, flees casting enemies, and prioritizes healing. A couple more have been added but I'll let you check those out. Parallax Mapping Cooking Post Office Letters that unlock party member quests.
More features will be added if I feel like telling you about them.
This first screenshot is very early gameplay from the town of Halina (water town) I think it turned out nicely; however, some extra effects and lighting will be added to make it look like I want it to.
This is the concept art I am throwing around. Photoshop builds of different areas of the game. I'll post more as I get further.
New screenshots have been added to the mix. My water has gone through all kinds of renditions; from cloudy blue to just plain weird to what it is now. I think I'm keeping it Tell me what you think about it. Also the latest dungeon screenshots are towards the bottom (lots of teal tints). The dungeon is called Thunder Tower and has some really good puzzles in it. One new battle screenshot has been uploaded as well.
I'll constantly be updating screenshots throughout my time building this game.