Monday, August 29, 2011

A new story arc inspired by Tanith Lee

This morning I remembered a story I read as a child, written by Tanith Lee: Volkhavaar. To me it was a rather strange story, very different from the usual fantasy stuff  was reading at that time. Combined with the feature that the german issue sported a picture that later on reminded me of Elric, although vaster the differences between Volk, the slave and sorcerer/priest and Elric, the emperor and sorcerer, barely could be.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Water, acid, blood and lava in JADE

The next version of JADE will have yet another feature that never existed in ADOM (and would be quite hard to code): liquids that move around the map.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

JADE surpasses ADOM... cloak-wise

As of today JADE (the next release actually) has more cloaks than ADOM. Even counting artifacts. So far I have added 15 new items to the next release and a lot more are coming. And they are a lot more fun than many of the magical items in ADOM... stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Coming up: Death by water and heat

I just wanted to mention that - besides right now adding special abilities like being desolid, a flyer or aquatic which in turn will entail lots of exciting new items - I currently work on environmental effects in JADE. Prepare to drown in water, by mummified by the heat of the desert and other fun passtimes ;-)

Monday, August 22, 2011

JADE 0.1.4 released!

Here we go with the latest JADE release. JADE 0.1.4 is a bug fix release that fixes many issues from previous versions. Additionally the game itself should sport a very decent performance boost as I managed to optimize a couple of internal routines.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Since I mentioned it on Facebook...

...the 0.1.4 release of JADE will follow in the next couple of days to fix as many of bugs in JADE 0.1.3 as possible. And give me more time to do a really great content release for 0.1.5 ;-)

Have a good night!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Planning the next JADE release

Ok, here are the basic ideas for the next "content release" of JADE (the bugs so far in JADE 0.1.3 do not seem to warrant a quick new release so far, but a couple of hours are too early to tell ;-) ).

JADE 0.1.3 released

It has been done. After almost four weeks since the last release JADE 0.1.3 now is available. The longer period between releases is not a sign of my weakening resolve but rather a consequence of the mass of content added to JADE 0.1.3.