An experimental action-RPG is now in development!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any development updates here but behind the scenes I’ve been hard at work on a new (currently unnamed) project that I’m happy to share today:

spiders and hurt animation are placeholder

an early jungle test map

There are some very unique key features planned for this game that will make the word “experimental” make more sense that I will share with future updates, when I have plenty of finalized screenshots and gifs to accompany those details. All I will say now regarding that is that the game will be released for Steam Early Access with the player community playing an immense, central role in the development of the game.

I’m happy to share some details on the foundational layer of the game today however! The gameplay is similar to several classic action-RPGs with the following features:

  • Three character party system like the Mana series, with local co-op available, and online co-op being a possibility later on depending on demand and reception.
  • An alchemy system where ingredients are used instead of MP/Mana to cast spells. This is the magic system of Secret of Evermore, a special favorite of mine which I haven’t seen any modern twists on.
  • A dynamic sandbox-like environment to allow for creative ways to fight enemies. Fire that spreads to other burnable objects, destroyable objects, throwable objects, spells and effects that burn, melt, freeze, or shock enemies and objects, friendly fire on some powerful attacks from both players and enemies, and smart enemy AI to use these features appropriately.
  • Puzzles spread throughout the world and in dungeons, with some being necessary to advance and other very difficult ones being for optional loot.

A lot of updates you’ll see in the near future will be new features for the dynamic combat and some puzzle design. When I have completed features finished for the experimental core mechanic, that will receive it’s own post, along with details on the characters and story.

During this game’s development I will be streaming dev work on Twitch at least once a week, with streams being a core feature of development after the initial release to Early Access. I’m excited to share more details as more work is completed, so stay tuned, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Jetscout: Boot Camp is now released!

Jetscout: Boot Camp a completely free jetpack-based platformer featuring the Jetscout Essential Training Simulation (JETS) for all new Jetscout recruits! Boost and flip through 3 unique missions, dodging deadly spikes, plants, lasers and more to master the basics of Jetscout flight!

When you’re ready, you can tackle your first real mission of exploring a distant solar system and uncovering the secrets behind the strange Valunian race in the game Jetscout: Mystery of the Valunians.

Check out the game’s press kit here!

Jetscout: Boot Camp – coming soon!

Jetscout: Boot Camp is a companion game to the recently released Jetpack-based platformer Jetscout: Mystery of the Valunians (MotV), which is a full, premium game on PC, Android, and iOS for $4.99 with no ads or IAP.

Jetscout: Boot Camp will be an completely free game with no ads or IAP, and will provide a small, 3-mission demo-like experience to allow players to try out a Jetscout game for free. Boot Camp is not just a generic demo of just a single duplicate mission from the premium game, but instead has 3 unique missions of easy, medium, and hard difficulties.

Jetscout: Boot Camp has the theme of the being a software simulation called JETS (Jetscout Essential Training Simulation). When the player is ready, they can select a button in-game to embark on their first real Jetscout mission, and be directed to the appropriate app store to view and hopefully purchase Jetscout: Mystery of the Valunians.

Navigating a section of the first easy mission of Boot Camp

Since the underlying engine is complete already, the development of Boot Camp almost entirely consists of just creating new mission content like art, new hazards, level design, and music, so development should move relatively quickly.