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friendstudio
05-11-2013, 03:59 AM
Fantasy Dreamer is a game being developed by FriendStudio.

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Fantasy Dreamer is a project that started in my brain about two years ago, but the concept took a while to develop before it became what it is today. The land of Reloria is in all of us; in our dreams of childhood memories and fond experiences.

The game itself is a love letter to 8-bit and 16-bit games of the past, and is being developed with one goal in mind: To make a game that is fun to play for everyone of every age that has played a video game.

"There is a land in the middle of an ocean of dreams ruled by men and aves. The Emus and the Penguins have been at war for eternity, while the humans have sat idly by in waiting. They wait for any soul brave enough to attempt to create peace between the bird tribes, and create a unified land of their beautiful island of Reloria."

-Emerge into a lush pixel-y world of wonder!

-Interact with strange inhabitants!

-Learn new abilities to help the dreamer progress!

-Use intuitive controls to solve puzzles!

-Make use of 15 magical spells and various weapons!

-Gain the courage to solve the riddle of the fiendish Catastrophe Kate!

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This game has mechanics similar to Metroid, CaveStory and Zelda II. A 2d world that allows exploration through towns and dungeons. The player can collect items or gain abilities that will open up new areas.



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spicy gyro games
05-12-2013, 02:58 AM
If I get to ride a pig I'm in.

DrunkPunk
05-14-2013, 08:14 AM
If I get to ride a pig I'm in.

^ This! Please tell me the pig bucks around as you ride it? Hahaha!

rosse119
05-14-2013, 07:55 PM
Looks interesting, the tiling one of screenshot looks very similar to Fez in my opinion which is no bad thing.

friendstudio
05-25-2013, 06:02 AM
Thanks for the comments. As for riding the "Hoppin' Hog", it does do some funny things in terms of making sounds and making the character bounce around as you ride it. The graphical style is similar to FEZ and CaveStory (My primary inspiration.) CaveStory was such a breath of fresh air because it made me realize a game could be successful with retro-styled graphics. This game has been in development for a couple years, so naturally when FEZ was released, it solidified my confidence.

Gameplay wise, the game is sort of a mixture between Cave Story and Zelda II or Faxanadu. Lots of backtracking and exploration, but without the sense of loneliness that metroid had. My intention is to give a mood similar to that of Earthbound in terms of dialogue and humor. There's a lot of quirkiness here. The composer is also doing a LOT to help in the mood department.

-Adam

Outlander999
05-25-2013, 08:41 AM
REALLY COOL :)

Only one (small) thing:
The ceiling of the houses are strange, you could rework it to be better :)

friendstudio
05-26-2013, 11:45 PM
Most of these screens are pretty old now. A lot of the maps still need work, and I'm hard at work on them. Nice to see some feedback from the people here!

DrunkPunk
05-28-2013, 06:39 AM
My intention is to give a mood similar to that of Earthbound in terms of dialogue and humor. There's a lot of quirkiness here. The composer is also doing a LOT to help in the mood department.

-Adam

Now THAT would be something special. Earthbound was amazing for it's feel, and if you can recreate that it would be spectacular!