After having a long chat with Megan, it’s really time to get this game done. I’ve decided to get a group of artists together, and we will finish this game. Some things may have to be restarted to get the whole development back on track, but it’ll be worth it just to get this game released.
What is Fire Under Siege today?
Fire Under Siege started as a simple Rayman platformer (last demo can be downloaded here: http://64digits.com/games/index.php?cmd=view_game&id=224 ) with Rayman 3 styled timed power ups.
Today, the goal is a free-roaming platform game based upon exploration and the usage of two groups of obtained powers. These two groups are FIRE and SHADOW. Phoenixan can switch between either ability by seeking and using a shrine. Exploration is dependent upon the usage of either of these two elements.
Phoenixan can avoid taking damage from lava or fire while in FIRE elemental mode.
He will take damage in SHADOW elemental mode because he is no longer protected by his natural abilities.
Phoenixan can use fire attacks to destroy enemies in FIRE elemental mode.
Some enemies (robots) or obstacles (electrical power fields) are more vulnerable to electrical attacks. You gain usage of electrical attacks in SHADOW elemental mode.[/i]
In the end, there should be a full-length adventure complete with a tied-in story that unfolds as you play along.
What is the story?
You, as Phoenixan, wake to find your home city under attack by the space pirates. They make off with a set of plans to a super weapon your people have been working on and developing for years. You set off after the pirate leader, which has taken the set of plans with him, only to find that he has sold them to another group that you must face.
This trek takes you from your home city-state of Rintu, through caves, mountains, forests, swamps, and beaches and eventually to space, where the game finishes.
This game takes place alongside Rayman 2’s time line.
Who is Phoenixan?
Phoenixan is a ray who resides in the city-state of Rintu. Rintu is a desert society, consisting of rays who rely mostly upon technology. Phoenixan is special, where he was born with the ability to control FIRE.
After death, he came back through a deal with a creature known as the SHADOW KEEPER, who bestowed upon him the ability to control the SHADOW element.
He has family ties with Rayman, thus sometimes, the fairies and teensies might leave things behind for him simply by mistake… including ways into the Hall of Doors on occasion…
How does it look?
(Screenshots from last demo over a year ago…)
(Screenshots 12/6/08 and after)
So what can I do?
Apply for doing art, I will try to help out, post concept art, work with everyone. Or you can just hang out and discuss the game (maybe we’ll come up with great ideas to include). You can even just bring up whatever you always wanted to see in Rayman, and maybe we can all come up with some great new mechanic that’s never been conceived of before! Whatever… ;D
You can also support this project by linking to this topic with a userbar.
I’m also making a shadow version, to go with the whole “fire/shadow” theme.
Update for October 19, 2008
Video of the intro and a piece of the menus. Gameplay will follow soon. (Or at least, when I have more of the sprites in, and Phoenixan isn’t being attacked by a green mask place-holder block at points. )
This game will be finished!