I’m sure most of you have seen threads made by me about this project these past few years. I’ve been working on this on and off for quite some time now, and a lot of radical changes in direction have occurred. It started of as a project Murdoc and I were working on which was supposed to be a simple single-player dungeon crawler with randomly generated maps. Over time, that idea began to change. Eventually Murdoc and I ceased communication due to a personal quarrel, and the project was binned. Eventually I decided that I wanted to work on something again, so I dug up this old project, made a new game plan, implemented multiplayer functionality, and started drafting out how everything was going to function. This is the result.
Please note that this is a very early work in progress. Things may change radically at this point. The graphics used are not reflective of the end result, as they belong to Murdoc, and I do not wish to use them without his explicit permission. I am currently in need of help, so shoot me a PM if you’re at all interested.
About the Game
Ruinic is a competitive multiplayer dungeon crawler – CMDC for short. The objective of the game is to farm loot, hone your skills, discover ancient and forgotten secrets, and compete with other players via a comprehensive ranking system. In addition to this, Ruinic will feature a strong social element, as guilds will also be able to compete with each other.
Gear and skills
Unlike most other dungeon crawlers and RPGs, your character will not be locked to any one class; rather, your characters skill will be determined through a combination of how much time they’ve put into utilizing that particular skill and the abilities of the gear they’re using. The skills in Ruinic will be centered around four different types of game play: Damage, Tanking, Healing, and Necromancy. All of these game play types will have to work in harmony in order for the players to survive the harsh environments in which they find themselves. Players may also create unique gear builds in order to hybrid between these roles and secure all the treasures of their adventures for themselves. The first three types of game play are pretty standard in most games, but the fourth is unique to Ruinic. More about these skills can be found below.
- Damage - As should be obvious, the purpose of damage builds is to unleash as much destruction upon foes as possible. It is vital that enough damage is done in order to assure that the Tank is not overwhelmed and that the Necromancer is able to fulfill its role.
- Tank - The purpose of the tank is to concentrate the wrath of enemies upon itself and soak up as much of their damage as possible.
- Healer - The purpose of the healer is to, as simply put as possible, ensure that everyone stays alive
- Necromancer - The Necromancer plays an extremely important role. The purpose of Necromancy is to harvest the life force of dead foes and channel it into forms of energy usable by other roles. Without the Necromancer, the Tank, Damage, and Healing roles cannot effectively perform their jobs.
The dungeons, caverns, and other maps within Ruinic will be randomly generated. This ensures an infinite level of replay-ability. Never again will you have to play through the same level ad ad nauseam – unless you want to of course!
Screenshots and Details
Below you may find a collection of updates that I will also post as replies in this thread.