Heroes of Forevia is inspired by the fun, arcade action rpg Gauntlet Legends. The entire idea of HoF is to be a game you can just jump in to and start having fun right away. Not only will Heroes of Forevia provide a fun campaign, it will also have a fun and engaging online multiplayer mode where players share the same view reminiscent of the console and arcade game playing days.
Check out the forums at https://www.popflame.com .
A group of heroes battle through the many lands of Forevia on a search to destroy the king of evil, Paticus. Throughout their journey our heroes are faced with countless minions and multiple realms testing the very hero inside them.
Our heroes will be armed not only with swords, axes, bows and staffs. They will also be armed with unique special abilities and magic spells they can improve over the course of the game.
If at any point you realize the job is too great for one hero to handle, you can jump online and use the skill-based matchmaking system to match you with heroes just as good as you are.
With many puzzles to solve and enemies to fight, only one question remains: Who’s your hero?
We really want to dedicate a lot of time in making sure we can replicate the experience of playing a multiplayer game on the same T.V. To do this, we’ve developed a shared screen. When you play Heroes of Forevia online, all players have the same view, and are constrained to the area the camera shows until all players are ready to move forward. This is something many arcade and console games have, but something we feel was needed for a fast-paced action RPG.
Both in Campaign and Multiplayer, you will be able to level your hero up, learning a few new skills along the way. Although we’ve only played our early alpha version of the multiplayer mode, it’s well on it’s way to being just as good as we planned it to be.
The last major component to our multiplayer system is matchmaking. Although our target platform is Mac and PC, we wanted to have a solid matchmaking experience, where our matchmaking server will match you with players very similar to your own skill level. Although we have many ideas for the matchmaking system, this is one of the components we stand to gain a lot of great ideas from those pledgers who will be taking part in the game development forum.
UPDATE by Anthony Bertolo
First off let me thank each of you again for your support thus far. This weekend is the start of our push.
As you may have noticed on the project page, we have posted the first piece of concept art from Geoffio for Heroes of Forevia. The particular scene depicted is the final realm leading up to the final boss, just a taste of it anyway.
As for screenshots, we will be posting some very shortly. We want to make sure we make the parts we screenshot more presentable than what we have running in our alpha, and we are just about there. The new popflame.com website will be up tomorrow as well.
Heroes of Forevia – Introducing Geoffio, The Artist
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Heroes of Forevia – Introducing Geoffio, The Artist from Anthony Bertolo on Vimeo.
Will there be a Linux port? Well, if we can reach $20,000, there absolutely will be. We’ve been developing the game on Windows and Mac, but we all have Linux installed on a personal device of some flavor (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.). We think a Linux port would be awesome, but it would also be a little more costly, because let’s face it, the game development tools on linux are lacking. That doesn’t mean we can’t do it, just that it will be more costly in terms of time and resources.
That means, if you guys can help us reach double our target goal, we will support:
Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS Tablets and Android Tablets.
When we first thought up Heroes of Forevia, one of our primary goals was to make a game that would look good, yet something that could be ran on a wide range of hardward. A delicate mix of beauty and performance, not unlike Pat.
That’s a wrap on this update. You will see another on before the end of the weekend. Thank you all again for showing your support so far, and we look forward to the fun times to come.
Back Heroes of Forevia and let’s make the Linux version happen.
Thanks to c704710 for letting Linux Game News know about the Heroes of Forevia project. 🙂