Bronze and Faith
|Bronze and Faith|
|Theme||bronze age, mostly historical|
|Influences||Unreal World, Dwarf Fortress|
|Status||In early development|
|Updated||0.1, on January 7th, 2013|
|Game Length||average: 1 minute or more if you are easily satisfied|
|Official site of Bronze and Faith|
Inspiration and setting
The inspiration comes for a big part from Bernard Cornwell's "Stonehenge". The Roguelike will be settled in the early bronze age with a strong emphasis on faith and professions. The developer will try to make it historically accurate, or at least plausible.
Bronze and Faith will not be a classical roguelike. It will feel more like a survival game, a simulation, a bit like "The Sims" in an open world in the bronze age. It's main point is to lead the character through his life, which can be done any way the player wants to.
Skill development will take much time and energy and it will be close to impossible to carry out more than a handful of professions to perfection during a character's lifetime. This will make it necessary that the player decides exactly what he will do with this character.
Interaction with NPCs will be very important, there will be an economic system and there will be large NPC behavior trees. Many things you do will cause a reaction from NPCs. Joining a settlement will bring many benefits, but also responsibilities.
Health is very important, due to historic accuracy. Fights do not depend too much on Health Point tanking, but more on skill, luck and equipment. There will be a handfull of diseases like flu and infections, but also remedies.
You do not only get respect from other NPCs, but also faith. You can create an own god, give him features and start propagating your faith. Depending on how convincing you are, you will get many followers and power.
Although you can do almost anything you like when you live in a settlement, you are supposed to contribute to its wealth somehow. When you officially pick up a profession, people want to get things done, but they are willing to trade their goods, too.
Currently finished Game Concepts
None, but you can make a hardened wooden spear and kill wolves and hares.
Things you should know:
- Programming language is JAVA
- Programming help currently only needed for single game mechanics / methods but will be credited
- Constructive criticism and sharing of knowledge always appreciated
- Official Website of Bronze and Faith
- Whenever help is necessary, it will be posted here and updated regularly