Entry 1 - Force of Nature 2 Dev. Blog

Welcome to the Force of Nature 2 development blog!

 

My name is Artem. I've been developing the second part of the game since August 2017 - i.e. already 2 years. Now a lot of work has been done, so I can make predictions about the date of release. I think it will be in the spring of 2020.

 

In this post I'll tell you why I decided to make the second part, and not update the first game. Yes, the first part of the game really has many drawbacks - balance, control, user interface, outdated graphics. I'd like to fix all of this.

 

A little history of the creation of the first part of the game.

To begin with, I made a big mistake by deciding to make the game from beginning to end by myself, without using game engines. Initially I did not even think that I will sell this game. I was interested in diving into the study of the mechanisms of the game engine and creating everything with my own hands. I started development in August 2011, exactly 8 years ago. Then it seemed to me that I would finish everything in 1 year. The game was released in December 2016. It took a lot of time to develop physics, animation, sound processing, resource management, artificial intelligence of monsters, user interface and more. In addition, the level of all these systems did not reach modern standards. The render distance is very small, the sounds lack reverb and other effects, the user interface has few tools for aligning elements, and so on. Finally, I completed the game. And I would like to add tons of new content to it. But adding each new feature took too much time, because every time I had to edit my engine, add new functions to it. In addition, I watched a lot of streams on my game and realized that I made some mistakes in the game design. In the end, I decided to take the popular game engine and create a new game from scratch.

 

In the second part of the game will be:

  - Caves and Dungeons

  - Bosses

  - NPC

  - Magic

  - A story with multiple endings

 

For 2 years of development, I made everything that was in the first part, and even more. The game has changed a lot. Probably the most noticeable of the changes is the camera. The game now has an RPG game format. The player is always in the middle of the screen, and the movement and attack are controlled with the mouse. Since the game is a mixture of RPG, strategy and farm genres, this format justifies itself.

 

That's all for now! More details and screenshots in the following posts.

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Reverson (Sunday, 04 August 2019 09:22)

    Жду с нетерпением

  • #2

    Aidan Fluffstuff (Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:57)

    Looks really good and promising from that screenshot. Cant wait to see more updates and screens keep up the good work. I really enjoy your game now but looks like your adding alot more depth and polish to it. Will be real sweet to see some dungeons and bosses. I would really like to see some cool advancement in gear too through drops from the dungeons and bosses or even rare mats that you could farm and then create stronger items. Also being able to update buildings like from wood to stone to steel or something would be cool aesthetic wise. Keep it up.

  • #3

    Juancho864 (Monday, 05 August 2019 04:37)

    Espero con ansias el nuevo force of nature, juge este juego durante mucho tiempo tal vez más que terraria pero no mas que minecraft con mods pero sin pensarlo 2 veces te digo que entiendo que tu trabajo vale mucho y sobre todo ganas porque el tiempo varia en cuanto le dediques pero las ganas cambian dia a dia, estoy estudiando programacion asique entiendo perfectamente tus aclaraciones de xq decis que cometiste errores en el motor pero bueno, espero no se extienda el plazo que nos has prometido porque quiero ver tu nueva obra maestra jaja espero lo logres como desees o mejor, te sorprendas a ti mismo de tu nuevo logro como desarrollador. Buena Suerte!

  • #4

    JShelhamer (Monday, 05 August 2019 08:22)

    Looking forward to part 2! Great game great job. looking forward to more and more.

  • #5

    Gabriel (Monday, 05 August 2019 22:16)

    wow, it's very beautiful!

  • #6

    JohnManny (Thursday, 08 August 2019 22:18)

    I hope that we can leave the screen in multiplayer in Part 2 and that the world can be hosted in an extern server

  • #7

    Jeania (Friday, 09 August 2019 23:43)

    I love the look of the new game, and would love to beta test! ♥ I will say I'm not fond of the angle change though, because I enjoy the feeling of being apart of the enviroment vs PoF style of gaming. Is it possible to select either/or? ♥

  • #8

    JosephDarwed (Saturday, 10 August 2019 04:23)

    This game is beautiful i love all of the game. Looking forward to part 2! Thanks for this amazing work =) Congrats