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Kingdom Construction

Postby flap on Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:01 am

Of course, I could not resist testing the beta...

I have one main question/remark : is the present interface in the kingdom a place holder or the final one ? Because so far, I really feel that a lot of design work has been done in it, but finally has been abandoned (or not been implemented yet)... And actually, it was the thing I was anticipating the most with that new version.

Where did my expectation comes from ?

An interactive map of the kingdom :
This post : http://www.qcfdesign.com/?p=370#more-370
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Indeed, everything in the drawing has been placed with care, and every single building has a meaning. However, the way button are placed now, there is absolutely no link made between the wonderful drawing and the character selection. So as a player we are not given hints on the logic of the drawing. Instead of being crucial part of the game such as map of a kingdom and a game interface, it is becomes not much more than some fancy art...

An evolving kingdom :
From the preorder page :
http://www.desktopdungeons.net/?page_id=12
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And also the description in the tutorial (we only a few lost lads stopping there). So it is kind of a shock when the first tutorial is finished to see a full town... I really hope that this part will not be abandoned, as the pleasure to see its kingdom grow will definitely become a part of the pleasure.

Apparently in some previous post you mentioned that you have stumbled on some design issues related to that map, but really I hope that these 2 things, having the map as the interface and seeing it evolve as we play, have not been abandoned !
And if you are struggling with some design issues, maybe it could be the place to brainstorm of it, and help you getting us rid of those ugly buttons.

But, well, I reckon : that's the first iteration of the beta. So you might have focused on other things first . So it's a good work lads, and take some rest because last few weeks probably have been incredibly busy.
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Re: Kingdom Construction

Postby Nandrew on Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:12 am

We were hoping to get the Kingdom graphically up to standard by the time the beta started, but unfortunately we've been sidetracked and pretty much have to live with ourselves for a little while.

There are still great plans for the Kingdom, and hopefully some day soon players will be able to open up the beta and say, "Well hey, THAT's completely different now." ;) I really want those text buttons to stop existing now ...
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Re: Kingdom Construction

Postby jonkk on Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:08 am

Thank god.. I was worried you guys WANTED those text buttons there... blocking the beautiful kingdom..
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Re: Kingdom Construction

Postby PeaceChaser on Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:37 am

Y'all are amazing. Keep up the good work.
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