Indie game from Morgenstern: Maricide
Posted on 11th May 2015, 9:28 PM

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Morgenstern 11th May 2015, 9:28 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
So, I'm back. Sort of. I've mentioned to a few folks that I've started doing game development, and in fact, posted a game a while back (that was really short and sucked). Turns out my thing is graphics, not programming so much. With that in mind, me and my roommate (a college graduate programmer) have started doing games. It took a little while to iron something out, since our first attempts at game development were a little ambitious, but we also didn't want to make ourselves do cell phone games or anything like that. We think we've found a good, comfortable spot with a big, ambitious game that won't take us ten years to make.

Maricide is going to be a rogue-lite platformer. That it, it plays something like a Mario or a Castlevania, but the levels and enemy placement change every time you start the game up. If you've ever played Binding of Isaac or Rogue Legacy, it's a bit like that. I'm doing all the graphics, and the creative direction is mostly me bouncing ideas off of my roommate. So, if you liked some of the weirdness of Mushroom Go and its character designs and the various turns and all that jazz... well, Maricide is going to have it.

I'll probably do some major updates about the game's development here, and I'm basically turning my otherwise unused Tumblr (http://tokoyoto.tumblr.com/) into a development blog of sorts. A Kickstarter will be happening pretty soon, as well. You guys have supported and encouraged me in a huge way over the years, and I'm hoping my huge creative hiatus hasn't scared too many people off. I want this to be a game that you guys can enjoy, and I'm having fun in a way that I haven't experienced since I first started doing webcomics.

CyberSkull 12th May 2015, 3:24 AM edit delete reply
CyberSkull
Cool. :)
Guybrush20X6 12th May 2015, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Anyone else get a shock when MG showed up atop the subscriptions?
Darius Drake 21st Jun 2015, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
Hey, I came here randomly just to scroll down to the bottom of the last page... again... and saw this page.

I have to admit, while I wasn't optimistic (about MG restarting), I was confused as to what he was starting now. Of course, I don't have a Comic Fury account.
1412 12th May 2015, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
1412
HON HON HON I KNEW STALKING THAT ONE TUMBLR LINK YOU THREW UP SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND CHECKING IT DAILY WAS A GOOD IDEA
Star1412 12th May 2015, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Star1412
This looks really cool! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned!
Tobias7 17th May 2015, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so glad you're back! :) I definitely haven't been scared off, and I'm really glad to see you having fun again! I'll definitely contribute to your kickstarter too :)

During your creative hiatus, I've been working on something major myself, I am neck deep in building a new programming language. But this language isn't just any language, I am adding several new concepts that I believe will change how programming is done long term, similar to how Object Oriented Programming changed things. It'll be like a mix of C and Python, being a staticly typed tabbed language. It'll also be a mix of Procedural and OOP in a new concept I am calling modular. This week was my first major success, I have functions, integers, floats, and bools working. My long term goals also include very thorough help files and examples, easy installation, and support for foreign languages, so I expect anyone who was enough math skills to do algebra to be able to use it. I should have an alpha out around the fall, let me know if any of you guys want to try it, even if you don't know how to program!
Cammiluna 12th Jun 2015, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
Cammiluna
Looking forward to knowing more about this! Good to see you again, Morg! <3
Futurevgd 28th Jun 2015, 12:41 AM edit delete reply
Futurevgd
*Claps*
thegreatandmightyone 28th Jun 2015, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
WHAT?!??! THIS IS AWESOME!
thegreatandmightyone 28th Jun 2015, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
WHAT?!??! THIS IS AWESOME!
fuzzy3158 29th Jun 2015, 2:23 AM edit delete reply
I've gotta say I'm surprised. I'm glad to hear from you Morg, honestly, but... Graphics? I thought you hated drawing? ;-)
As always, I'll look forward to anything you make.
Super Mariachi Bros. 29th Jun 2015, 4:43 AM edit delete reply
Okilee dokilee.