Spooky Heroes : Released on Steam !

  • Hi everybody !

    After more than 2 years of planning, development, mistakes and promotions, Spooky Heroes has finally been released on Steam.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/486500/

    I'd like to thank you all for your support and help all this time !

  • Hi all,

    I recently updated the graphics of the game for something more enjoyable :

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/screen8.jpg" border="0" />

    The website of the game has also be updated with Wordpress, for easier communication.

    spooky-heroes.com

    And to finish for today's update, I added a 3rd hit for the basic combo which causes a knockdown on ennemies if fully hit by the combo. Added to that the possibility to finish ennemy on ground, this should increase the pace of the game as well as its interest.

    More to come in the following days.

  • I like the art style! <img src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • Thanks !

    Though it's not my domain, I'm trying quite hard to have a game not too ugly :p

    I will update the alpha version with latest mechanisms and graphics soon.

    Also, I forgot to ask about the biggest english forums for indies to present their project. Since I mostly promoted on french forums, I don't have much information about the english indie community.

    If you'd be so kind as to give me some tips about it, that would be really helpful !

  • Version 0.2 out !

    What's new ?

    Graphics :

        Improved graphics

        Parallax effect added to background

    Gameplay :

        Added charged attack

        Added 3rd hit combo

        Added finisher move when ennemies are knocked down

    Misc :

        Added customizable keyboard

        Added message to enable gamepad

        Reviewed dynamic tutorial

    Bugs

        Corrected a bug when player died during a boss, events would no longer trigger.

    Try the alpha :

    spooky-heroes.com/download

  • hey, very nice :)

  • Hey all !

    Some news about the game !

    • New vehicle : the boat

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/screen11-300x224.jpg" border="0" />

    • First underwater stage : the river

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/screen12-300x224.jpg" border="0" />

    • New building : the bank
    • New stuff : torches with saved state

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/screen13-300x224.jpg" border="0" />

    More explanations on the website !

    spooky-heroes.com/new-game-mechanisms

  • nice game keep up the good work

  • Hi all !

    Some news about the game (http://spooky-heroes.com/weekly-news/):

    • Water elemental in sight as well as the underwater timer. Find air pockets before drowning!

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/screen16-680.jpg" border="0" />

    • If you're not a good swimmer, use the boat. But beware goblins ambush and barricades ! Blast through them with your canon !

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/screen15-680.jpg" border="0" />

    • And here is a quick glance at the first mountain stage

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/screen14-680.jpg" border="0" />

    Next public version should be available by the end of the week.

    Stay tuned !

  • Wow what a great game! <img src="smileys/smiley32.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

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  • Hi all !

    It took me more time than expected but here is the new version.

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/screen18x680.png" border="0" />

    <img src="http://spooky-heroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/screen17x680.png" border="0" />

    Download : spooky-heroes.com/Spooky_Heroes.zip

    What's new ?

    Content :

    • 3 new stages
      • River
      • Mountain
      • Mountain Village
    • 4 new ennemies
      • Water elemental
      • Plant spitter
      • Plant spreader
      • Orc
    • 1 new boss
      • Plant Queen
    • 1 new building
      • The bank
    • 1 new quest
    • 2 new mechanisms
      • Underwater
      • Bumpshrooms
    • 1 vehicle
      • The boat

    Gameplay

    • Food can be carried and used later as a normal item
    • Red potion removed
    • Optimized monsters spawn
    • Doubled heroes max life
    • More stuff I can't recall at all !

    I'm currently looking for beta tester to try the game and point out any bug encountered.

    Besides this, there are also answers I would need :

    • How long did you need to finish this version (when reaching the 2 village) ?
    • How about the difficulty ? Is it too hard or too easy ?
    • What do you think of the current boss ?
    • Who's your favorite hero so far and why ?

    If some people would be so kind as to answer those, it would help me greatly to improve the game.

    Important notice : I know stages lack a lot in content and decor, they will be added later on. Bosses design will also be reworked later on.

    I'm currently working on the next champion, the summoner as well as its own quest.

    More information later in the week !

  • This is one of the best games I've seen with Construct 2! Looks like you're using Spritely? Have you thought about Steam Greenlight?

    You be planning on this already but you may want to do a quick spell check on some of the text in the game before releasing ("ennemy" should be "enemy"), but that's not a big deal. Good work!

  • Hey, thanks for the comment. I don't know what Spritely is (I'm guessing a tool to make the sprite sheet ? :p).

    For the sprite, I'm creating and animating everything myself with flash.

    For the spell check, you're right, I'll do a double check, I just recently realized the mistake for "ennemy", I always wrote it with double N (because in French, it is double N ahah) :x Correcting that in next version !

  • Yop all !

    Almost 2 months without news. Quite busy lately but I'm back !

    The new 0.4 version offers quite a few novelty :

    2 new heroes :

    • Summoner : Has8 summon points and can summon elementals. By casting the same spell, if the elemental is alive, he becomes stronger and unlock powers. The max level is 5 meaning a summoner can have 4 elementals lvl 2 or 2 elementals lvl 4 or any combination reaching an amount of 8 summon points.
    • Mage : Has all elemental powers (except lvl 5 powers) and his lvl 5 power allows him to switch between elements.

    2 new enemies :

    • Air elemental : Zap, Slow, Speed et Storm
    • Fire elemental : Fireball, Fire walk, Fire shield, Flame thrower

    2 updated enemies :

    • Earth elemental : Rock throw, Body slam, Body crush, Boulder crush
    • Water elemental : Ice ball, Ice spikes, Ice shield, Mass heal

    1 new boss :

    • Minotaur : Beware his charge and axe !

    1 updated boss :

    • Plant Queen: Each head is now separate and has its own life.

    2 new stages :

    • Mountain 2 : Classic stage with new trap
    • Maze : Find the good lever order to escape from the maze

    1 new trap :

    • Fire spitter : Throw fireballs.

    2 new mechanisms :

    • Pressure trap : Trigger a trap when the player steps on it.
    • Falling platform : The platform falls when a player steps on it and goes back to its original position when the player leaves it.

    Controls :

    • The "Jump" key on the keyboard has been separated from the "Up" key to avoid control problems.
    • The "Jump" key now enables all panels in game (quest, map, discussions, tutorial...).

    Optimization :

    • Animations have been reviewed to lighten the game size.
    • Monsters are now disabled when outside of the screen for more than 5 sec, to optimize game performances.
    • Summons are now teleported back to their summoner when they are out of screen for more then 5 sec.

    Bug corrections :

    • Quest "Rheumatisms" has been corrected (The 3 plants were at the stage entrance)

    And many more stuff I forgot about !

    Download the new version spooky-heroes.com/Spooky_Heroes.zip

    Once more, stages are quite empty, I'll fill them later. Also, more quests will be added later to extend game lifespan.

    Have a nice day !

  • ive downloaded the latest version but dont seem to be able to get off the welcome screen.

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