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Castle Greyrot, a new rogue-lite RPG on the horizon! Featuring Duran!



Hello, Time Travelers!
I've been absent for the past year, working on a new project called Castle Greyrot. Imagine Shattered Hourglass bosses, dialogues, decision-making, and job system but it's set in dark medieval times.

The story is Castle Greyrot is a living being that changes its location every 10 years and corrupts its surroundings wherever it goes. As an experienced Commander, you are summoned to engage in a raid on Castle Greyrot.
With mercenaries on your side, you're about to venture to the Castle and destroy the unknown evil force within. It's that simple.

You can check out Castle Greyrot's page right away!

https://rpgmaker.net/games/12085/

Oh, we got a new discord channel for my entire game library!
https://discord.gg/k94Uwuqpj4

Support me on Patreon to make more games!
https://www.patreon.com/sawwormGames



For anyone who wants to check out the Steam version here's the link:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1287810/Shattered_Hourglass/
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author=faroukrizki
I had an infusion and got better.

It's great to hear that! Take care yourself.

author=faroukrizki
Hi @sawworm! I'd like to report a few issues on the steam version:

1. The game sometime closes on its own, the error message was "method not found" or "no method error" especially when I try to save the game.

2. The pearl quest can be taken for the second time when Icywland changed after defeating the great tower

3. Past events won't be recorded as achievements. I defeated Leviathan in version 1.0.0, when I moved the save file to the steam version and loaded it, the achievement didn't pop up.

I don't really mind the latter issues though, I'm only concerned on the first one. Will there be updates on the steam version in the future?


1. I'll probably need some details on that like what's written on the error or a screenshot of it. I recently fixed an issue related to the loading save files.

2. Oh, you probably completed Pearl Quest before I fixed that issue. Because I've added something that prevents that. But I noticed something, I forgot to add an achievement on the post-Icywland Pearl Quest. Will fix that asap.

3. Sadly, you can't track past achievements. You gotta do all over again. :C

Absolutely! Expanding player home is my first goal right now, gonna add some side quests for it. Also expanding Icywland, gonna add a few islands to there.
author=sawworm
It's great to hear that! Take care yourself.
Thank you! I hope you are doing well too!

author=sawworm
I'll probably need some details on that like what's written on the error or a screenshot of it
Okay, I'll make sure to take a screenshot if it happens again.

author=sawworm
Expanding player home is my first goal right now, gonna add some side quests for it.
Whoa! So excited hearing this! Can't wait for it :D

By the way, does the game has a new game plus feature? Like, once you finished the game, you can start all over again with the current stats, gold, inventory, etc? And also, when I traveled to the past to meet Z*****m, I managed to defeat the Ice monster but, got defeated by the Mage Slayer. Is it possible to defeat him? Because it seems that I can damage him, unlike the first time I met him where all of my attacks are null. I hope you don't mind that I'm asking so much questions :)))

Oh yeah, one more thing, FYI, I played for 68 hours on version 0.7.0, almost 50 hours on version 1.0.0 and 3.7 hours on steam. Which means I've been playing your game for over than 100 hours <3

It's a pity that I couldn't move my data from version 0.7.0 to the latest version though, if it was possible, my party would be a gang of broken stats :v
author=faroukrizki
Thank you! I hope you are doing well too!


It's been 2 months since not seeing sunlight, lol ;_;

author=faroukrizki
Whoa! So excited hearing this! Can't wait for it :D

By the way, does the game has a new game plus feature? Like, once you finished the game, you can start all over again with the current stats, gold, inventory, etc? And also, when I traveled to the past to meet Z*****m, I managed to defeat the Ice monster but, got defeated by the Mage Slayer. Is it possible to defeat him? Because it seems that I can damage him, unlike the first time I met him where all of my attacks are null. I hope you don't mind that I'm asking so much questions :)))

Oh yeah, one more thing, FYI, I played for 68 hours on version 0.7.0, almost 50 hours on version 1.0.0 and 3.7 hours on steam. Which means I've been playing your game for over than 100 hours <3

It's a pity that I couldn't move my data from version 0.7.0 to the latest version though, if it was possible, my party would be a gang of broken stats :v


I don't plan to add New Game Plus+ but thinking a way to add a new difficulty (Extreme Bosses) that eliminates "Difficulty option" on the start. It's gonna be super hard though, my skill data is almost 999 and I want to add more enemy skills... I'm kinda in a bad situation lol.

Damn, over 100! That's absolutely crazy! I'm glad that you enjoyed it so much.
author=sawworm
It's been 2 months since not seeing sunlight, lol ;_;

You should've asked for Qual's help :D

Ewm... by the way, I don't know if it's a bug or not but, I when I finished the true good path+, the game teleports my party back to Qual. However, my party is invisible! I can still move my character though but, extremely slooooowly and unable to save. Then, I tried to use the teleport scroll, and a message appeared and said "I need to find Z*****m first". After the attempt to teleport, my party walks normally and can save the game but they stay invisible.


Oops... Guess who forgot to change "transparency" effects... I'll fix that ASAP. Thanks for that! But you gotta do the ending again...

Edit: Should be fixed right now.
author=sawworm
Oops... Guess who forgot to change "transparency" effects... I'll fix that ASAP. Thanks for that! But you gotta do the ending again...

Edit: Should be fixed right now.

Wow, that was quick! You're amazing
Hello sawworm!

I've played one of the previous versions of your game. Very nice work!
I've downloaded the 1.00 version, but I'm actually facing a small but heavi problem: For some reason, I can't access Frostbite Mountain. I talked to the old man in Seran until he told me about the herb he needs, but that was before I caught up to own the house. Anyway, I try to interact with the mountain just north of Icywland, but there's no response.
Not that I care much about having his fertilizer, but there's a hunt mission, as well as one of the conditions to get my last Silver Token, so it blocks 2 things at once. Is there any reason for this happening?

Regarding the rest of the game, no bugs whatsoever. I'm really happy with the balancing, still keeping me on my toes.

Cheers!
author=AntareElAmore
Hello sawworm!

I've played one of the previous versions of your game. Very nice work!
I've downloaded the 1.00 version, but I'm actually facing a small but heavi problem: For some reason, I can't access Frostbite Mountain. I talked to the old man in Seran until he told me about the herb he needs, but that was before I caught up to own the house. Anyway, I try to interact with the mountain just north of Icywland, but there's no response.
Not that I care much about having his fertilizer, but there's a hunt mission, as well as one of the conditions to get my last Silver Token, so it blocks 2 things at once. Is there any reason for this happening?

Regarding the rest of the game, no bugs whatsoever. I'm really happy with the balancing, still keeping me on my toes.

Cheers!
I had the same problem playing this before. I just started playing a fresh copy hoping that would be fixed, now.
author=AntareElAmore
Hello sawworm!

I've played one of the previous versions of your game. Very nice work!
I've downloaded the 1.00 version, but I'm actually facing a small but heavi problem: For some reason, I can't access Frostbite Mountain. I talked to the old man in Seran until he told me about the herb he needs, but that was before I caught up to own the house. Anyway, I try to interact with the mountain just north of Icywland, but there's no response.
Not that I care much about having his fertilizer, but there's a hunt mission, as well as one of the conditions to get my last Silver Token, so it blocks 2 things at once. Is there any reason for this happening?

Regarding the rest of the game, no bugs whatsoever. I'm really happy with the balancing, still keeping me on my toes.

Cheers!
Hello AntareElAmore,
In order to get there, you need to talk to the guy that needs "potion" in the north of the first world after talking to seed guy. You'll ask "where to find frostbite" and he'll point out where it might be. Can you try that? :^)

I'm glad that you enjoy it.
Hi sawworm! I'm here again :D

Since I finished the true good path+, I think having a new game+ feature is a good idea. Since we have the identify book feature, if I can restart the game whilst carrying the previous records on the identify book, house, stats and items, I think it'd be great! Especially for completionists, it'll make them play your game again and again.

I know it'll be a great challenge for you to add this feature since tracking all of those variables are not easy, but, I have faith in you. However, I don't want you to push yourself too hard either, so please take it easy as it's just a suggestion.

As I previously stated, this game never fails to entertain me! <3

Anyway, I am confused what to do after I finished the game. The game teleports me back to Qual village and then there's no clue at all on what to do.

I also found a bug when I went underwater:

author=sawworm
author=AntareElAmore
Hello sawworm!

I've played one of the previous versions of your game. Very nice work!
I've downloaded the 1.00 version, but I'm actually facing a small but heavi problem: For some reason, I can't access Frostbite Mountain. I talked to the old man in Seran until he told me about the herb he needs, but that was before I caught up to own the house. Anyway, I try to interact with the mountain just north of Icywland, but there's no response.
Not that I care much about having his fertilizer, but there's a hunt mission, as well as one of the conditions to get my last Silver Token, so it blocks 2 things at once. Is there any reason for this happening?

Regarding the rest of the game, no bugs whatsoever. I'm really happy with the balancing, still keeping me on my toes.

Cheers!
Hello AntareElAmore,
In order to get there, you need to talk to the guy that needs "potion" in the north of the first world after talking to seed guy. You'll ask "where to find frostbite" and he'll point out where it might be. Can you try that? :^)

I'm glad that you enjoy it.


It worked. I feel ashamed that the problem was something this simple.

Since I'm here, I might as well clear another doubt: The only chest yet missing from the 4 near Seran that's missing is the one that tells me to "Build a Comunity". In order to open that, does that revolve having all of the house decorations, animals, people and such at the house?

Again, thanks a bunch! :)
author=AntareElAmore
It worked. I feel ashamed that the problem was something this simple.

Since I'm here, I might as well clear another doubt: The only chest yet missing from the 4 near Seran that's missing is the one that tells me to "Build a Comunity". In order to open that, does that revolve having all of the house decorations, animals, people and such at the house?

Again, thanks a bunch! :)

You are absolutely correct!
When you have 25 points of House Upgrades you'll able to open that chest!
author=faroukrizki
I also found a bug when I went underwater:


Just checked that issue, it seems like a random battle encounter error that the game couldn't show HP bar colors etc~
I guess that rarely happens and I have no idea to fix that issue :C

Also... About Qual teleportation... That opens the free play, you can continue where you left off. Originally it ends with a game over screen but I transported the players to Qual. Maybe I should give them a notice for it lol
I'm really enjoying the game so far, aside final boss, there are probably only several advanced things left for me
(like the fishing trial, the final volcano boss who kills my entire party instantly with one of his spells, or the last monster hunt....)
.

But I seem stuck in
the pyramid near my house. Duran wants ti ignite the torches with the Candle fire spell, but it's probably not sufficient. See the screenshot below.



Please, could you give me a hint what am I missing?
author=StrangerByNight
I'm really enjoying the game so far, aside final boss, there are probably only several advanced things left for me
(like the fishing trial, the final volcano boss who kills my entire party instantly with one of his spells, or the last monster hunt....)
.

But I seem stuck in
the pyramid near my house. Duran wants ti ignite the torches with the Candle fire spell, but it's probably not sufficient. See the screenshot below.



Please, could you give me a hint what am I missing?
Look at the left side of your screenshot, check that bag over there~ You'll get an item to ignite those :~D
...such a blooper. :-D I usually check every suspicial object, but somehow, I missed this one.
I thought I would need to somehow upgrade Duran's Candle fire spell, but there seemed to be neither natural evolution of this spell within Duran's jobs which include black magic, nor an equipment like Warlock's Book which could unlock such spell.
author=StrangerByNight
...such a blooper. :-D I usually check every suspicial object, but somehow, I missed this one.
I thought I would need to somehow upgrade Duran's Candle fire spell, but there seemed to be neither natural evolution of this spell within Duran's jobs which include black magic, nor an equipment like Warlock's Book which could unlock such spell.
lol absolutely, since he's pretty bad at Black Magic~ except when he got a... overpowered spellbook... that triple cast stuff :^)
Hi Sawworm, I have been playing this game over 38 hours game play, but have hit a couple of problems, first I have all the silver tokens except number 9 IX on the tablet. The guide says 9 is the one in the mansion labyrinth,but I have that one, and looking at the guide I'm sure I have all of them done. Secondly, is there a map for the underwater levels? Because I have been looking all over for the fifth place to place a coin to open the door where the crystals are, I can only find 4, including the one where I had to push the lights to remove spikes, any help will be welcome on both, Thanks
author=theshadow
Hi Sawworm, I have been playing this game over 38 hours game play, but have hit a couple of problems, first I have all the silver tokens except number 9 IX on the tablet. The guide says 9 is the one in the mansion labyrinth,but I have that one, and looking at the guide I'm sure I have all of them done. Secondly, is there a map for the underwater levels? Because I have been looking all over for the fifth place to place a coin to open the door where the crystals are, I can only find 4, including the one where I had to push the lights to remove spikes, any help will be welcome on both, Thanks


The Silver Token guide is a guide I made when this game was at version 0.7, before the in-game Tablet that tracked silver tokens even existed.
In the guide the tokens are numbered in chronological order (which one you can acquire first), in the Silver Tablet they probably follow another order of choice of the developer, chances are that Silver token 9 on the guide is not the silver token 9 on the tablet.
author=Clangeddin
author=theshadow
Hi Sawworm, I have been playing this game over 38 hours game play, but have hit a couple of problems, first I have all the silver tokens except number 9 IX on the tablet. The guide says 9 is the one in the mansion labyrinth,but I have that one, and looking at the guide I'm sure I have all of them done. Secondly, is there a map for the underwater levels? Because I have been looking all over for the fifth place to place a coin to open the door where the crystals are, I can only find 4, including the one where I had to push the lights to remove spikes, any help will be welcome on both, Thanks
The Silver Token guide is a guide I made when this game was at version 0.7, before the in-game Tablet that tracked silver tokens even existed.
In the guide the tokens are numbered in chronological order (which one you can acquire first), in the Silver Tablet they probably follow another order of choice of the developer, chances are that Silver token 9 on the guide is not the silver token 9 on the tablet.

That is the impression I got, but, thanks. I like doing EVERYTHING in a game, makes it more challenging :). I will prob visit them all again to check, I still have a few things to do before I go in the final sections, I have the fire and ice keys but want to complete first, and I still cannot find where to place that fifth key.