It looks like Christmas is coming early for Shining fans! The team behind Harmonia Tactics (previously known as Tales of Harmonia) have released a new demo, and it’s packed full of features!
As you can see from the trailer, things have come a long way since the old ASCII interface! The download is available for Windows and Linux systems, so try it out now!
Download the demo
Read more: Release Notes: Harmonia Tactics Engine Demo v1.4.3.
Synival has been hard at work on Harmonia for the last year, and all that effort has paid off with the release of a new demo!
From the release notes:
What’s in the demo:
- The Battle Arena – Harmonia’s first official mod!
- Harmonia’s strategic combat system (excluding magic and skills)
- 5 difficulties, from “Newbie” to “Impossible”.
- An early version of the inventory and equipment management system
- Three biomes: plains/forest, crystal forest, and swamp
- 20 different monsters to defeat in the arena
- A revamped interface, introducing single player mode
As you can see, it’s come a long way since the days of “Shining MUD” (back in 2005)!
More Info & Download: Harmonia Demo v1.0.0! – Battle Arena
It’s been a long journey for Harmonia (formally Shining MUD), but the project now has its very own Kickstarter! From the Harmonia Homepage:
Harmonia is now on Kickstarter! It’s been a long time coming, but we’re proud to announce that our fund-raising campaign has finally begun! If you’d like to see us finish this game, you can support us by donating or by simply spreading the word. Fund-raising ends on Sep. 8th, 2012.
There’s a wealth of information on the Kickstarter page, including a video overview of the project, screenshots galore and playable demos for Windows, Mac and Linux. If you haven’t tried it since the last demo, you might find things have changed considerably ;)
Harmonia has come a very long way in the last few months, so show some support for Synival and his team :)
Synival has been hard at work on Harmonia (previously Tales of Harmonia/ShiningMUD), an online game inspired by the Shining series of games. What started as Shining MUD (way back in 2005) is now blossoming into something beautiful.
As you can see the old ASCII interface is gone, and a new 3D one has taken its place. There are videos of the map editor, forest exploration and lots of screenshots showing the different visual modes (including one for ASCII fans).
Synival is also preparing to launch a Kickstarter campaign to support development of the game and lots of new features, so stay tuned for information on that!
Project Page: Tales of Harmonia
Synival, the author of Shining MUD, got in touch to let me know that the project is now known as Tales of Harmonia:
Progress has been slow and steady, but productive. The to-do list is overwhelming, and new items are being added faster than I can check them off, but production is in full swing.
The project also has its own site, where you can get updates on development, browse screenshots and get instructions for playing: Tales of Harmonia.