Let There Be Light

For awhile now, there’s been a bit of an imbalance between the Light and Dark elements. In most respects, they mirror each other, but then there were Dark’s MaxHP damaging/draining abilities. Light didn’t have any equivalent, and it’d been bothering me for awhile. But, I finally figured out (and overcome small implementations with) an idea I’m happy with, which is represented by an example I’ll show here. :D

StellarRay

Stellar Ray and its various cousins will be part of the new ability content push build that is next up for release. :D

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Not much of an update to offer: just a note that I’m drawing close to the end of my overtime at work and should be able to start work on the new abilities build I’m doing for fun between veggie builds soon. :D

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7/3: Fractured Fate

7/3 build is released! Links to the right have already been updated, so grab ‘em and go!

As builds go, this isn’t a huge one: the main new feature is multiple save slots! You can now have up to 8 games active at one time. Additionally, I (hopefully!) fulfilled a long-standing request to shore up the save game system again sudden power outages. Not sure if I was successful or not yet, but we will see. Finally, I also fixed a few bugs that had been reported since the Matter release (but not quite all of them: I confess I was trying to finish this build up before work buries me solid for a couple of weeks.)

The next build, as a small fun reward for myself between “veggie” builds, will basically be me dumping a bunch of new abilities into the modifier tables (or perhaps, rarely, adding them to character creation and/or demon ability sets.) After that, the other “veggie” build: an attempt to get full screen mode looking cleaner. :) But, it’ll be a bit before I can start on those due to work being slammed again.

Cheers, and good luck in the Tower!

Hopefully Slight Delay

Derp, the uptick at work started with having to work today! Build is very close, pretty much can release it next free evening I have. Thank you for your patience!

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Work Picking Up Again Soon, But Hopefully Build This Weekend

Hey folks,

Quick update: Work’s going to be picking up again probably starting next Monday, but I think I have a decent chance of being able to polish up and release the save file / save lot improvements and some bug fixes as a new build sometime this weekend before going semi-dark again for a couple of weeks.

Cheers!

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Save Slots, Soon

A little glimpse at the other thing I decided to work on while I was in the neighborhood… Still a bit rough, but progress is progress (especially on hated and loathed UI tasks :P )

SaveSlots1

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Fair Warning

Decent chance the next build (which will likely be soon!) will *not* be save compatible with previous versions, since I’m re-jiggering the save file code to be more fail tolerant (hopefully :P ) and allow multiple save games at the same time. I’ll try to preserve it if I can, but it is probably not likely. Thanks for your understanding.

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Back To It

Hey folks. :) Break time is just about over me: I’ll be back to Demon development starting tomorrow evening.

Granted, work is still busy (and about to get busier), but as previously discussed, I plan to break builds up into much smaller releasable chunks going forward so that we hopefully avoid anymore 9 month build cycles. :P

The next build will be an attempt to fix save data loss if your computer loses power while playing, which was requested by a long time player. Pretty sure I can do something to at least improve this, so this should be fairly quick. Will also include some other bug fixes too.

The build following that will probably be me a tiny build involving making some new abilities and sprinkling them about because doing two heavy tech/non gameplay builds in a row will make me sad.

The build after *that* might be an attempt to improve full screen mode’s visuals… if I can actually figure out a way to do that. I will at least make an attempt, but no promises on success, so if it doesn’t work out, no build.

After *that*? The next one will be the first in the Demon Relic Preservation, Character Creation, and Relic Upgrades revamp. Not sure exactly what order those will happen in, but it will be broken up into as small a set of chunks as possible. (Best guess is that DRP will be one build, followed by probably CC + RU together since they’re kinda linked.)

So, that’s the immediate future for Demon. :D Thanks for indulging me in my small break, I’m excited to get back to making Demon even better. :) Cheers!

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All Moved In

All moved in at the new house now, so I’ll be back to responding to forum posts and what not normally. ETA for active development resuming is still early/mid June: the remaining time between now and then is a short break to catch up on some gaming. :D Cheers!

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