The Shining Source http://www.shiningsource.org Home of the Shining Style! A great place for developers of shining force fan games to hang out, exchange tips and share their projects. Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:15:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Kings of Ember 0.5.1 released http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/kings-of-ember-0-5-1-released/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/kings-of-ember-0-5-1-released/#respond Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:15:47 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1986

DrEthan dropped by Ye Olde Blah to spread a little extra cheer for the holidays – a new demo of Kings of Ember!

Hello everyone, happy holidays! I just updated my game on GameJolt and I decided to post a summary here! So here is a list of changes (this is usually called a change list)

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DrEthan dropped by Ye Olde Blah to spread a little extra cheer for the holidays – a new demo of Kings of Ember!

Hello everyone, happy holidays! I just updated my game on GameJolt and I decided to post a summary here! So here is a list of changes (this is usually called a change list)

  • Added attack animation for Enu Knight casting magic.
  • Redid the inventory menu so that it is now a scroll rect and you can see the stats of the items.
  • Added death animations for the Goblin and the Brick Man.
  • Removed the black outline for the villager eyes and nose.
  • Made the villager’s pupils be in the center of the eye instead of them being cross-eyed.
  • Implemented walls, art on the walls, windows on the walls, door, and a countertop.

Read the whole change list here https://gamejolt.com/games/KingsofEmber/201483/devlog

Have a good time with your family and friends, and if you have comments or suggestions please post them down below. Bye!
– DrEthan

The new demo is available on the Kings of Ember project page at Game Jolt. Go try it out!

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Project Nekoforce http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/project-nekoforce/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/project-nekoforce/#respond Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:08:44 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1980 Doh042 recently shared their new project on Shining Force Central, and it’s already looking very Shining-style!

From the topic:

So, what’s special about my Shining Force Project to separate it from all the others?

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Doh042 recently shared their new project on Shining Force Central, and it’s already looking very Shining-style!

From the topic:

So, what’s special about my Shining Force Project to separate it from all the others?

  • Well, unlike many other projects, I’m not going for pixel art / retro grahpics — I don’t have a talent for it. I don’t really know how to do 3d either, so instead I will draw regular 2D art and try and get it to work.
  • I’m also not going for tile-base map design — I feel that with today’s computers, it’s not really helpful. Instead I draw a picture which is the map’s visuals, and in combat mode, I apply a logical grid behind it. I’m still not clear on the art direction for the map itself, in my current prototype I use a map of the 2nd battle of SF2 that was drawn in Crayon pretty much. Cute, but probably not what I’m going to end up doing for the real product.
  • I’m planning to have multiple endings, based on player actions. My current design is to observe the player’s behaviour in combat and determine the outcome of the story based on that. Similar to how, I think, Ogre Battle does it. I’m not clear yet if I want the player to be able to determine the branching through dialogue choice or actions in the exploration segment, or if it should be solely from how you fight.

Be sure to leave some feedback over at SFC!


Read more: Project Nekoforce (Temporary name)
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It’s time for a Christmas Battle!! http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/its-time-for-a-christmas-battle/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/its-time-for-a-christmas-battle/#respond Sat, 23 Dec 2017 04:38:59 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1974 That’s right, it’s time for a Christmas battle to keep everyone on their toes!

Chaoswizard98 has this to share:

Merry Christmas everyone

I added a nightmare challenge battle to the game which puts you up against all 66 enemies from chapter 1 all in a single battle royale. You can play this battle by setting ‘Challenge Mode’ to true in the options menu before starting a new game.

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That’s right, it’s time for a Christmas battle to keep everyone on their toes!

Chaoswizard98 has this to share:

Merry Christmas everyone

I added a nightmare challenge battle to the game which puts you up against all 66 enemies from chapter 1 all in a single battle royale. You can play this battle by setting ‘Challenge Mode’ to true in the options menu before starting a new game.

Best of luck! (You’re going to need it)

(Version 1.6.2)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gJQsh2xI_R8HwE_QMU-tunq1SyP4e76H/view?usp=sharing

Good luck!

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New Project – Kings of Ember http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/new-project-kings-of-ember/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/new-project-kings-of-ember/#respond Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:11:44 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1959 It’s always exciting to see new Shining-style projects appear! DrEthan recently contacted me to let me know about his project, Kings of Ember. It’s been under development for around a year now, and there are playable demos available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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It’s always exciting to see new Shining-style projects appear! DrEthan recently contacted me to let me know about his project, Kings of Ember. It’s been under development for around a year now, and there are playable demos available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

As you can see from the above screenshot, the game already features a working Shining-style battle system. The demo also contains a little town area to explore and some NPC’s to chat with.

Word of advice: the demo gives you some different weapons in your inventory, so be sure to equip them to help with defeating the brick golem.

You can find out more information and download the demo on the Kings of Ember project page at Game Jolt.

You can also leave feedback in the Kings of Ember forum topic.

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The Legend of Syro – Chapter 1 released http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/11/the-legend-of-syro-chapter-1-released/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/11/the-legend-of-syro-chapter-1-released/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:46:09 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1938

Chapter 1 of The Legend of Syro is now available for download, and it’s been well worth the wait!

A quick list of changes in the complete story:

  • 4 New battles

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Chapter 1 of The Legend of Syro is now available for download, and it’s been well worth the wait!

A quick list of changes in the complete story:

  • 4 New battles
  • Valdrfjell (Town)
  • New Enemies
  • Forest Serpent
  • Bat
  • Timber Wolf
  • Pack Leader
  • Vampire Bat
  • Golem
  • RockGolem
  • Lots of new cutscenes

See the complete changelog for all changes in this version (and all previous ones).

There are also factions to join, secrets to find and a full story to play through. The battle engine is extremely polished, items and magic all work nicely. Enemies also have pretty good AI and won’t hesitate to attack your healer at the worst possible time.

Download: The Legend of Syro 1.6.1

News and updates about the project are posted at Ye Olde Blah and SFC pretty frequently. You can also view the project page here at The Shining Source.

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New demo released for The Legend of Syro http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/07/new-demo-released-for-the-legend-of-syro/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/07/new-demo-released-for-the-legend-of-syro/#comments Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:36:36 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1918 LegendOfSyroLogo2

It’s been a little while since the last Legend of Syro demo was released, but Chaoswizard98 has been working hard to create something amazing!

There’s a very long list of improvements and new features, but here are some of the big ones:

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It’s been a little while since the last Legend of Syro demo was released, but Chaoswizard98 has been working hard to create something amazing!

There’s a very long list of improvements and new features, but here are some of the big ones:

  • Fully working save system
  • Church and advisor menus
  • New cave map
  • New below ship map
  • Darkness in battles (this is really cool!)
  • New (secret) cutscenes
  • Weapons display in battle
  • Chests can be looted in battle
  • New items to collect

Enough talking, go play it!

Download: The Legend of Syro 1.4.1

News and updates about the project are posted at Ye Olde Blah and SFC pretty frequently. You can also view the project page here at The Shining Source.

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Shining Force II Minecraft – Granseal http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/05/shining-force-ii-minecraft-granseal/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/05/shining-force-ii-minecraft-granseal/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 09:06:47 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1911 Ever wondered what Shining Force II would like like in Minecraft? DarkOddEye22 from SFC has been hard at work creating Granseal in Minecraft. Check it out!


Read More: SHINING FORCE II REMAKE – Granseal – Shining Force Central

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Ever wondered what Shining Force II would like like in Minecraft? DarkOddEye22 from SFC has been hard at work creating Granseal in Minecraft. Check it out!


Read More: SHINING FORCE II REMAKE – Granseal – Shining Force Central

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New battle cutscenes for The Legend of Syro http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/04/new-battle-cutscenes-for-the-legend-of-syro/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/04/new-battle-cutscenes-for-the-legend-of-syro/#respond Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:59:26 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1907 Chaoswizard98 dropped another update for The Legend of Syro. The video below shows off the battle cutscenes along with some very cool archery abilities.

There have been plenty of other improvements too! Loading, saving and promotions are now working from the church menu. The advisor menu is also complete and can be used to add and remove characters from your force.

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Chaoswizard98 dropped another update for The Legend of Syro. The video below shows off the battle cutscenes along with some very cool archery abilities.

There have been plenty of other improvements too! Loading, saving and promotions are now working from the church menu. The advisor menu is also complete and can be used to add and remove characters from your force.

There are still a few more things to finish before Alpha 1.4 is released. From the forum topic:

The remaining To-Do list for Alpha 1.4 is as follows.

– Fix Egress (Currently just restarts the battle and heals all characters)
– Add “Below ship map”
– Finish rigging characters for battle weapons
– Add ranged weapons (and exploding arrows) to battle cutscenes.
– Search in battle
– Battle platforms (Because y’all keep bugging me about this! lol)
– Polish existing dialogue / cutscenes.

Source: Ye Olde Blah – The Legend of Syro (Shining Force Fan Game)

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The Legend of Syro playthrough http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/02/the-legend-of-syro-playthrough/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/02/the-legend-of-syro-playthrough/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:34:54 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1899 Chaoswizard98 dropped by Ye Olde Blah to show off progress on The Legend of Syro. There’s a new demo to try out, and also a playthrough to watch on YouTube!


Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzTrCoExW-k

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Chaoswizard98 dropped by Ye Olde Blah to show off progress on The Legend of Syro. There’s a new demo to try out, and also a playthrough to watch on YouTube!


Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzTrCoExW-k

Download: The Legend of Syro Latest Version


Source: Ye Olde Blah – The Legend of Syro (Shining Force Fan Game)

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A new Shining Force fan game http://www.shiningsource.org/2016/10/a-new-shining-force-fan-game/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2016/10/a-new-shining-force-fan-game/#respond Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:05:50 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1887 chris1234p has been hard at work building a new Shining Force fan game, and although it’s early days there has been some really good progress. Below is the latest update video from earlier this month:

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chris1234p has been hard at work building a new Shining Force fan game, and although it’s early days there has been some really good progress. Below is the latest update video from earlier this month:

As you can see there’s plenty going on already! Be sure to check out the rest of the update videos from the SFC topic for more info on how things are progressing.


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