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Estes was just fourteen years old and dealing with the loss of his father when The Calamity occurred. Objects of unknown origin had struck near Ignarosa, the capital of Autenon, with the force so great the dust blotted the sky out and led to three months of freezing and unrelenting snow. People died of cold and starvation, and only a few isolated enclaves lived to see the Months of Blizzard end as suddenly as they started. During this time, many plants and animals were also decimated or driven to extinction. In their place, new and dangerous creatures to fill the void, many with a mysterious link to The Calamity itself...

Ten years later, Estes and his friend Nikolai are sent out from their home town of Jupa to make contact with survivors further north, and learn what they know of Calamity. Estes also hopes to see Makal, his formerly beautiful birthplace, while Nikolai is searching for the man who betrayed his father. Their journey will take them halfway across the barren lands of Autenon and grow more complex than anyone had imagined...

- Completely fleshed out Custom Menu System -
- Heavily modified DBS with entirely animated monsters-
- Heavy immersion, explorable objects and locations -
- A variety of weapon customization and character upgrades -
- Original and heavily modified graphic work -
- Optional quests -
- A Current Objective menu (Game log, to keep you on track of the main story) -
- A detailed Enemy Intel (Bestiary) -
- 20-30 hours of gameplay -
- Original soundtrack -


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Looking for a writer!

With the recent completion of Nihilo's demo, I'm ready to get back in and start churning away at the story!
I've already implemented all fixes mentioned in the previous blog here.
Already working on the latest areas which will include an abandoned subway station in Olphan you'll have to traverse through to reach Skuud.




HELP.ME.
For anyone not aware, I previously had some help with writing the story of Nihilo, specifically in the dialogue department as this is NOT my strong suit. Unfortunately, my partner NTC3 has went missing and I haven't been able to make contact with him for quite some time. (Years)

Where are you, NTC3?

I'll cut straight to the chase; The majority of the demo's dialogue was written heavily by NTC3, and only the last bits were written by myself. As this is not something I'm confident in doing myself, I'm reaching out for help from the community. Would anyone be interested in crafting Nihilo's story with me? I'm looking for someone who is well versed in creating and writing dialogue and story event ideas who would be willing to partner up with me on completing the game. Someone who can take NTC3's dialogue and story-telling approach and make it their own. I have a base outline of the entire story of the game, and tons of events and chapter ideas that just need to be fleshed out. (I am open to changes, but I'd like the base outline to stay very much the way it is.)

A few things;
  • Nihilo is a non-commercial game. I will not be making any profits off the completed work, nor would anyone working on it along with me.

  • I won't be able to compensate anyone for their work. This game is a product of passion, for myself, and for yourself if interested. The object here is to put a game out there that I and youself can truly be proud of and enjoy, and hope others enjoy as well.


I know this is a long-shot, but if you liked the demo and would be interested in working with me, send me a message and we'll chit chat!
  • Production
  • Giznads
  • NTC3 (Assisted Story/Plot)
  • RPG Tsukuru 2003
  • RPG
  • 12/06/2013 09:12 PM
  • 04/18/2021 06:31 PM
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author=Tw0Face
This game looks absolutely marvelous! When do you plan on releasing it?

Thank you!
Game is currently in the works, rebuilt from the ground up.
Hope to have a demo out within a month or two!
The game looks fantastic! Hey Giznads, are you using maniacs patch in this game?
author=KermexRPG
The game looks fantastic! Hey Giznads, are you using maniacs patch in this game?

Thank you!
No maniacs patch, as this is not the "official" rm2k3 release.
I am however using DYN Plugins created by members of the community here like, Cherry, AubryTheBard, PepsiOtaku, etc
Plus side is, this game will be free to play for everyone because of that!
This looks great! Excited to check this out when a demo is available
author=Megollyen
This looks great! Excited to check this out when a demo is available

Thanks!
Hopefully won't be too long!
This is literally food for the eyes. I love how much you've customized the game. For this really old engine, your game looks much better than most of what I see. Very promising, can't wait to play it!
author=Ashes of Emerald
Same deal for me!
Man, I hope it will live up to your standard of coding!
Sincere.

author=Msxhai
This is literally food for the eyes. I love how much you've customized the game. For this really old engine, your game looks much better than most of what I see. Very promising, can't wait to play it!
Thanks so much, that means a lot! Can't wait to get some feedback on it!
dragonheartman
Developer, Starless Umbra / Heroes of Umbra
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Was just checking in and pleasantly surprised to see a lot of work steadily put into this. The atmosphere looks absolutely stunning and I'm happy to see DynRPG being used extensively.
I want to nominate this for Misao, but, for some reason, I cannot click the button.
Even from just the game page, this game is looking amazing man! More and more I see it, the more I can't wait to play it eventually :D keep up the great work homie.

@Tw0Face
I'm assuming the reason you can't nominate the game is because it has no download.
Only completed games are eligible for awards, a demo of a game could still run for the "Most Promising Demo" Award I believe.
author=dragonheartman
Was just checking in and pleasantly surprised to see a lot of work steadily put into this. The atmosphere looks absolutely stunning and I'm happy to see DynRPG being used extensively.


Thanks man. This game definitely wouldn't be here without the power of DYN plugins. The game has only been possible due to the hard work you, and others in the community have put forth.
You guys will all be credited! <3


author=Tw0Face
I want to nominate this for Misao, but, for some reason, I cannot click the button.


Well damn, man. I really appreciate the sentiment!
I'm not sure why not, Koopa could be right about it not having a download available. I always thought it was that you could only nominate games that were put out the year you want to nominate them.
Since this game page was started way the hell back, might be ineligible for nomination.

author=KoopaKush
Even from just the game page, this game is looking amazing man! More and more I see it, the more I can't wait to play it eventually :D keep up the great work homie.

@Tw0Face
I'm assuming the reason you can't nominate the game is because it has no download.
Only completed games are eligible for awards, a demo of a game could still run for the "Most Promising Demo" Award I believe.


Aww hell, thanks big dawg!
I can't wait to get your honest opinion once a demo is released.
Also, can't wait for the next installment of Shadow Seeker first game was unbelievable!
True, of course that may be why I can't nominate it because the game doesn't have a download yet. I hadn't thought of that at all. Otherwise, I would have really liked to nominate it, because I think the game more than deserves it.
author=Tw0Face
True, of course that may be why I can't nominate it because the game doesn't have a download yet. I hadn't thought of that at all. Otherwise, I would have really liked to nominate it, because I think the game more than deserves it.


Well, I really appreciate the fact that it's that appealing to you!
I will hopefully have a demo out within the first month of next year, and hopefully it'll be eligible for a Misao!
Thanks again, man. Really hope everyone enjoys what I have ready so far!
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author=KoopaKush
I'm assuming the reason you can't nominate the game is because it has no download.
Only completed games are eligible for awards, a demo of a game could still run for the "Most Promising Demo" Award I believe.


There's a bit of technicality, here. Kingdom of Neandria has no download established, yet can be nominated for a number of categories this year. My guess is that it has something to do with the fact that the gamepage, itself, was established this year. Of course, how many categories it will actually be in when voting comes will be another thing altogether!

However, in the case of this particular game, having it's gamepage established well before this year, the statement that a new download would need to be established for this to be available to be nominated for Misaos this year stands true.
See you sunday!

EDIT: See you WEDNESDAY!
author=goji
See you sunday!

Can't wait! Included your twitch information in my latest blog here!
author=Giznads
author=Ashes of Emerald
Same deal for me!
Man, I hope it will live up to your standard of coding!
Sincere.

Definitely improved, and there are some really neat accomplishments, SO, yeah. I'd say so!
author=goji
See you sunday!


What time are you planning on steaming on Sunday?
author=Megollyen
author=goji
See you sunday!
What time are you planning on steaming on Sunday?


I actually ran out of time to do so because of a game jam, but I'm playing this game and Fragments by codapill (out Thursday) tonight at 7:30 PM EST! Would love to see you there! www.twitch.tv/riggy2k3