News and suggestions during the development of The Quest's sequel.
Sorry guys, we were (and are) very busy with making and releasing the new hi-res version of The Quest. It still will take time because of the many updates (the PC market is very demanding : ), also because of the different ports (iPad, Mac, Android, etc.) and because of remaking some expansions. And also we have to finish and release the fantasy card/board game first. So TQII's development has some pause now. Will continue when things will calm down again around us.
Void000: I think we can do that interview but only via email (our English is not the best), so if you're still interested, please write to us.
Had no idea your team was having such a rough time Sylon, hope you all are able to pull through! I still rave about The Quest and the PC version is by far the best of the versions so far, even if it's just a high res update it feels so much cleaner and plays smoother than previous versions.
There's another company behind Redshift? Is that a publisher or are you guys independent? Just curious what the scenario is. I realize you probably can't talk in depth given potential NDA's or personal reasons but though i'd ask.
EDIT: Have you guys spoken to any game sites at all? Kotaku or some lets plays would probably give you guys a huge shot in the arm, and this game really deserves it.
Thanks, Luuthian! We had rough times but hopefully now everything will be OK. Don't worry about us. : )
No, there is no other company behind us - I mean we two have a common, registered company here in our country, and that's all. We are totally independent.
And yes, we're just sending out emails to all possible gaming sites (including Kotaku) about TQ1's new PC version, so let's hope the best!
Thanks, I will compile a list. I am really eager to talk with you guys!
I thing a neat idea would be a sort of creation kit(like in skyrim) but on IOS. It would have the set pieces used in the original game as well as the ability to add more items (sprites). It would have a section which would allow you to download and upload player made "mods". Some of the REALY good and well made mods could be made into DLC!
Have you noticed that the prison system is kinda meh? I think it should work like this.
You commit a crime and you receive "crime points"
A. (1-10) you are sent to the pillory (30 seconds per crime point you lose Stanama and get a minor temporary debuf)
B. (11-20) you are whipped (10 seconds per crime point you lose health and get a temporary debuf)
C. (21-50) you are sent to prison (maybe with 5 seconds of jail time per crime point)
D. (51-300) you are enslaved in the quarry's (you have to mine one peace of ore per 2 crime points)
E. (302-700) you are chained in prison (you get a minor temporary debuf and can only leave the prison if you remove the shackles(you have to remove both shackles))
F. (701-up) you are chained in the quarry's (you get a minor temporary debuf and can only leave the prison if you remove the shackles(you have to remove both shackles))
This would give the game a more realistic feel (these were real medieval punishments).
Necromancy and summoning would be AWESOME!
Necromancy, basically you can reanimate dead enemy's. Some necromancy would be temporary and some would be permanent. There are 2 kinds of reanimation.
1.mindless reanimation. Reanimates semi-sentiment dead corpses (the zombies are semi-sentient and can be equipped with weapons)
2. Sentient reanimation. Basically the subject knows who they are and often shows horror at who they are. This spell could be used in several quests for the necromancy cult/guild.
There are 3 types of summoning, spell summoning, ritual summoning, and shrine summoning.
1. Spell summoning simply requires a spell. It generally gets week creatures but some are strong. It usually fades after a while, but some are permanent.
2. Ritual summoning requires ether chalk or a special spell to create a pentacle (a five pointed star) after it is created the creature must be summoned and will follow the player around until death. (Note that some unlock quests)
3. Shrine summoning. Basically like the dadraic shrines in skyrim. Once activated a demonic creature will give the player a quest. These shrines tend to have well equipped followers who will not attack the player unless provoked.
Why doesn't this game have vampires and werewolves or at least vampires, I mean vampires definitely do exist in the quest world (in the card game you know)
Vampires, get a good sized magic buff, have the ability to suck life force out of people, can bite necks, can grow wings and "fly" (you basically go several times faster), had night vision, gets a debuf in the sun
Werewolves, a bit stronger than other people, can morph from standard, to half-form (like in skyrim), and full form (basically a big wolf), any enchanted silver weapons deal 15% more damage to you know mater what form you are in.
If you morph when near people they will attack (unless they are in a faction friendly to vampires/werewolves).
Have you noticed how few quest lines there are? Like 1, and that's the main quest line. I remember the completeing the dragon cult quest and thinking "cool now I get to do all these neat quests for these guys"! Nope!
It was like they ceased to exist.
I just wish that there were some joinable guilds like, a mages guild, a mercinarys guild, a mages guild(with more than one quest), an assassins guild, a cult or to, and a thieves guild (that gives you jobs).
I get that making all of these would be difficult but a few cant be to much to ask for.
Sneaking sucks, no correction! Sneaking doesn't exist, I love you redshift, I really do, but WHAT THE HECK IS IT WITH SNEAKING!!!!!
I'm sorry I got worked up, but seriously sneaking would be nice, mabye with an attack bonus?
Yep, the development is continuing again, this time with the help of Stewe, again. : ) In the meantime we also have to make the Android version of TQ, so we still can't fully concentrate on TQ2. But its development started again a few weeks ago, which is a good news I think. : )
Thank you all for the ideas, of course all of them will be considered. (We already have a long to-do list for TQ2 which includes many of the ideas you wrote here.)
Comming from an experienced level designer, as well as a fan of TQ on OS. I belive i have some irreplaceble feedback for you guys...
• Interactivity Depth
Including clever ways to interact with your world enviornment can help immerse players into the game. For exmple; Arrows activating switches from a distance, A grappling hook that can be used as a utility to get around dungeons, or in combat adding strategy to the surrounding enviornment. In TQ1 i recal being able to use ropes to cross gaps, crushing rocks blocking paths, and finding hidden switches on walls. These are great examples already implemented in your game.
Allow players to get creative with their arsenal. Continuing with the last bit on interactivity... witholding arbitrary restrictions like only being able to use ropes to cross certain gaps, or crush certain rocks, and instead build the game world around these options. With some paths leading to extra loot, or secret lore. Think about magic spells blasting open cracked stone walls revealing a secret room, or spell allowing you to see hidden traps, or locate enemies before they apear in front of you.
• Enviornment Hazards
New dungeon traps: rolling boulders you have to move out of the way to avoid, trap doors. Make sure players can disarm these traps as well, but at the same time don't make them obvious.
If you have questions regarding level design please feel free to messege me i'd love to contribute to this great game can't wait for the sequal!!
One thing missing from the Quest that I would love to see in it's sequel is Two Handed Weapons. I never was much of a one handed weapon and shield type...gotta have that intimidating over-compensating claymore that is twice my size ya know... x)
Development is still in the early stages. Any prediction on when it'll be released will be highly inaccurate. But I'd expect it in the second half of 2017.
(Also Vladar, you might want to check the email address you've used to sign up on the forums. We received an automated reply from it for the "Post approved" email the forum sent.)
I really like The Quest, if I had to change something in the game I would like the interface at the bottom of the play screen or on the left side instead of the right side of the screen.
And there is also another thing, in the Quest it happens often that you walk through things like trees that dont't stop the character but it is very hard for the eyes to watch it, I think it would be important to avoid such things in the new game and make the environment less confusing compared to the movement posdibilities of the player.
One final thing, please consider porting those games to the Nintendo Switch, I'm going to buy it and I'd love to play The Quest and The Quest 2 on it
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