Yay, 7drl and I chose to work on an idea I was having for quite some time.
The planned core mechanic in a nutshell:
While you move, you play notes, depending on the direction. With this you play songs to throw magic at monsters. I have still no idea, wheter this will work out in a dungeon crawler. Is it applicable for a roguelike anyway? Let’s find out!
Code-wise I use libtcod in python and took my published roguelike rng clrc as a start. I ripped out all code apart from the basics, in fact this lead close to the libtcod+python tutorial.
Here are some things, that inspired me:
Darren Grey’s 7DRL Mosaic has pattern and music coupled in an interesting way.
The Hunting Horn from the Monster Hunter-Series is a lovely weapon.
I feel like a tadpole in a sea filled with sharks. I’m well impressed by some of the updates I’ve seen thus far by others already on just the beginning day of starting for the 7DRL. This is my first time participating in this challenge and I have no idea of what I am going to do yet, but I do plan to have fun making something that hopefully others will find fun as well. I’ll post updates on it eventually when I am ready on my blog which can be viewed at: https://jheard901.wordpress.com/7drl-2016/ . Until then, maybe my prior work would be of interest to you of which below is a screenshot from a current community project I am working on:
So, this being my first time attempting the 7drl I feel a bit bad that I couldn’t come up with a better name for my project. I might change it later if I come up with a better one (shouldn’t be too hard).
Project dog is inspired mainly by the Total war series and Hoplite. I plan on having regiment based combat like that seen in Total war games whilst having movement based combat mechanics like those found in Hoplite. Instead of having control of multiple regiments the player will only control a single regiment, taking on the role of the sergeant.
In order to document the development of what will hopefully turn into a semi-complete game I’ll attempt to write up a short summary each day of the challenge. Regardless of the outcome I hope the experiences of a first time 7drl’er will provide some entertainment value.