Sunday, October 31, 2010

Arms of Pewter

Today i finished the basic plot outline for Legacies of Mistborn: Episode 1. It will be about the half skaa bastard of a plantation noble who has a weakness for the illegal skaa fights that were mentioned in the books but never actually described. The main character, Duke Dirtfist, will be a fighter who secretly uses pewter to his advantage. Thats about all i can say without giving the plot away, so you'll just have to wait for the game to come out. :)

It should be fairly short, but that is more or less the point of splitting the game into episodes.My vision for the different episodes is to slowly add features to the concept of a mistborn game. This way i introduce the powers one at a time, with small games, get advice and critiques to help me improve them as i make them. That way the last episode will incorporate all 8 basic metals and hopefully players will be familiar with the various mechanics.

This can lead to problems as well if i expect players to have played the earlier games. I will definitely have to incorporate a decent tutorial for the mechanics without making it too boring for returning players. It is definitely a challenge and i'll have plenty of time to think about it.

I do have a bit of an idea for an overarching plot that will connect all the mistings together and the mistborn character as well. It would really be easy to make the connection obvious, but im going to try and keep it at least a little non obvious.

I feel really good about this project and i cant wait to finish it and pop that into my portfolio.

So it goes...

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