Project Gorgon Screenshot Diary #1, take 2

(Apparently if you don’t have a Google+ account those pictures can’t be seen? What the heck is up with that?! Guess I’ll do it the old fashioned way… click to enlarge the images.)

This freaky elven vendor is oblivious to the rain, but he has great prices on equipment! It's all dummy equipment, but I still need to wear something or I'll get massacred out there. I pick up some historically accurate armor, a sword, a shield, and some pants.

Waiting out the rain in a crappy shack. Unfortunately the rain never ends, because it's buggy. Ah well. A quick server restart, and...

I was about to examine this glowy gravestone to get Lore XP when a wizard fireballed me to death. On the plus side, I earned XP in the Dying skill. (And hey, I think that tombstone is floating slightly off the ground! Oops, another bug. Err, I mean, "what a mysterious land!")

Off in the distance, a skeleton stops chasing me. Right now they yell everything they do, for testing purposes.

The recipe system is still not finished. I didn't quite get it working today.

The prefabricated character models I'm using for early alpha-testing have a problem: the armor is built into the model and is non-removable. So I'm supposedly wearing a green shirt and green gloves, but none of those clothing choices can be shown on the model. Poor girl is stuck in that outfit forever. (Weapons and shields can be changed, though.)

A pleasant lake full of tasty fish.

Catching fish currently involves going underwater and... grabbing them. The "underwater" mechanics are mostly still missing: it just blurs the camera and makes you move/jump slowly right now.

When I came out of the water, a skeleton arrowed me to death.

When I respawned, I came back and fireballed him to death.

Yay, it advanced my quest! (The bare-bones quest system was just finished tonight.) That's the skeleton saying "Aw man, not again" as he crumples to the ground. The dialog bubble isn't lining up quite right, sigh. There's so much left to do! But it's starting to be fun just to play around in, which is a good sign.

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12 Responses to Project Gorgon Screenshot Diary #1, take 2

  1. Josh says:

    I love your debugging strategy with them yelling their state. Brilliant! Saw most of these on G+, but I like the captions. I bet you’re having a blast working on this, looking good so far.

  2. Jason says:

    Great stuff! Love the fish-catching with bare hands. Fishing Poles are lame and passe.

  3. blub says:

    I don’t have a google+ acc but I can view the pics there just fine

  4. Eric says:

    @Josh – thanks! Those shouts have actually ended up being pretty endearing and I’ll probably keep some of them in… but much less frequently than now!

    @blub – really? Hmm. Somebody told me it didn’t work for them, and when I tried it from Firefox instead of Chrome it wouldn’t show me anything. Maybe it just needs any kind of Google account at all?

  5. blub says:

    could be. Or it’s a chrome thing, I’m using that browser as well

  6. Bronte says:

    Dude, you’re gonna make me get back to modding… And that is not a good thing.

  7. Ancaritha says:

    Looking good so far, keep up the work and posts!

    Good thing your female avatar has all human skills, even if they are from conflicting trees…

  8. Eric says:

    @Ancaritha: I’m going to pretend I have no idea what you’re talking about. :)

  9. Luke says:

    So nothing new this week? :(

    I really like what you’re doing with this Eric.

  10. Exordium says:

    Great stuff. Following your site, writings and projects after AC2 turns off the lights…
    Move on!

    regards,
    Exo

  11. Neo-Damerus says:

    I spy some AC2 skill icons in those shots :D, game looks great does remind me of AC2

    -Neo-Damerus HG lvl 72 Zerker at time of shut down

  12. Expert Novice says:

    Please keep the informative phrases.
    “Oh man, not again!”
    Hilarious.