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Upcoming RPG called Black Geyser

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 pm

Some guy posted this on Caltrops out of the blue. It looks a lot like the Baldur's Gate game. I can't believe regular people are making games like this now.

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Post by Jizaboz » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:50 am

That looks like it might be pretty good! Did you ever get around to trying the free trial for Shroud of the Avatar?

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:03 pm

I did not - I have a poor mental problem when it comes to free trials for games. I get hooked on stuff too quickly and I really want to give ole Shroud there time to get all the bugs fixed.

Is it stable? Are any of us?
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Re: Upcoming RPG called Black Geyser

Post by RealNC » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50 pm

You can buy some pretty good assets on the Unity store these days. So if you have a bit of money and some talent, you can make a game that looks like a AAA title from the past.

(If you lack the talent part, you end up with one of the asset flips that are drowning out other games on Steam.)

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Re: Upcoming RPG called Black Geyser

Post by Jizaboz » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:03 pm
I did not - I have a poor mental problem when it comes to free trials for games. I get hooked on stuff too quickly and I really want to give ole Shroud there time to get all the bugs fixed.

Is it stable? Are any of us?
So far actually yes! Now I will say that starting out I had a few issues: The HUD map would act up, I would lag like crazy in player-built times loading all their stuff, and the game would take forever to exit when I quit.

HOWEVER.. Once I upgraded my RAM from 8 to 16 GB, it's playing smooth as glass. I haven't had any issues with bugged quests or really any bugs in general. By looking at their forums, it seems that a lot of that was sorted out months before the free trial.
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50 pm
You can buy some pretty good assets on the Unity store these days. So if you have a bit of money and some talent, you can make a game that looks like a AAA title from the past.

(If you lack the talent part, you end up with one of the asset flips that are drowning out other games on Steam.)
The high RAM recommendation (12 GB) for this game is due in a big part because it was built in Unity. Wasteland 2 which was also built in Unity got gripes for it being "too hardware demanding for how the game looks" basically. I'm not one to bitch about such things though.. few dev teams have the time to build a game engine and development tools completely from scratch.

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Re: Upcoming RPG called Black Geyser

Post by RealNC » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:03 am

Jizaboz wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 am
The high RAM recommendation (12 GB) for this game is due in a big part because it was built in Unity. Wasteland 2 which was also built in Unity got gripes for it being "too hardware demanding for how the game looks" basically. I'm not one to bitch about such things though.. few dev teams have the time to build a game engine and development tools completely from scratch.
That is true. Unity is one of the shittiest performing engines. I have nothing against poor graphics, but I can't stand poorly performing graphics. When it comes to performance, Unity is like a stamp of shit on the front cover.

(Supposedly this changed with Unity 5. "Supposedly.")

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Re: Upcoming RPG called Black Geyser

Post by AArdvark » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 pm

Is it me or do all rpgs look like Diablo? I guess they all have the same basic concept.

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Re: Upcoming RPG called Black Geyser

Post by Jizaboz » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:40 am

AArdvark wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Is it me or do all rpgs look like Diablo? I guess they all have the same basic concept.

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I never played Diablo, but I watched others play it when it was popular. Black Geyser definitely at least has the same over-head camera look as Diablo.

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