Fire Emblem: The Medallion of Hope
Welcome to the long awaited topic for my upcoming game, The Medallion of Hope! This game is loosely based on my ragefest submission, Generic War, and features many of the same characters, and a similar plot-line, except far more expanded and fleshed out. I actually have to extend a welcome to the newest scripter on the Phoenix Saga team, Laureola, who is helping out with a lot of features that'll help put this game right over the top in terms of presentation and quality. Some things, like having sounds in-conversation and doing nifty things in conversations are programmed by him and will be quite new to Fire Emblem in general, it'll be exciting to implement!
So what does this game have to offer? First, it is not a romhack, it is made with the FEXP engine made by Bwdyeti. As such, it does not have the limitations a romhack has, but it does run a bit slower than a romhack would. If you have a decent computer though, it'll probably run at full speed, so please ditch Windows 98 right the fuck now.
The story, since it's based on real people and real events, needs real people to be in it! Unlike forum games though, I require very little from you if you want to be in this game, and submitting more content won't guarantee a spot anyway, as I base how much facetime and dialogue a character gets by these following points:
-Creativity of the mug. The weirder it is, the more I like it.
-Frames for the mug. Without frames, I won't accept it.
-Popularity of the member in question, and how well I know them. I can't really write dialogue for someone I've never heard of, right?
So, submit a mug, with frames in FEditor format, and if the mug is like a custom character with their own hugely customed battle animation I can even add that too.
For more details on submitting a mug to this game, you can refer to the slightly older sister topic on Shrine of Seals.
If you want to submit a battle animation, please do so via PM. I will only accept battle animations for wacky and weird characters (Like how Guile has his Street Fighter 2 animations ripped from the SNES sheets) and the sheet must be a full sheet, not 6-10 frames, but somewhere in the range of 30-100+ if possible. A recolor of a swordmaster with a bandana is not acceptable, because animating is somewhat tedious and I'd rather not waste time animating it if it's not really cool as fuck and/or original.
So, feature list for this game?
-999 character slots for ingame characters, with unlimited room for generics and unlimited room in the Faces folder just to use a character face in dialogue. Each mug has unlimited numbers of emotions available too, so your character can grimace, smile, cry, get angry, and any other emotion you choose to add! I can add as many people in this game as the need arises, so don't feel shy about joining!
-255 items and weapons total? PFFFFFFFT! We have room for 999 weapons and items EACH!
-255 classes in total? PFFFT! We have room for 999 also!
-Huge amounts of room for custom animations, 3,000 slots in total, only 20% of which are even used up. This affords room for tons of custom animations for player units!
-No color or size limits on just about anything! Tired of that hackbox and you want to submit a huge awesome mug? Well, I probably won't accept it for graphical consistency's sake, but I COULD accept it if I liked it, and that's my point.
-No need to compress data, such as music and graphics, just to get it ingame! While the filesize for this game will be significantly larger than the average romhack (50 MB's is a conservative estimate for just one chapter...) the quality of everything ingame will be dramatically better.
-Ability to customize literally anything ingame if need be! I can adjust how the entire engine works, I can adjust how it reads text, anything! Unlike a rom, the engine is easily modified allowing for many new ways of approaching making a game.
-Built-in Skill system allows for incredible individualization of each character, so no matter how many we add your character can have a unique skill nobody else posesses! If you know how to script and want your character to have their own skill, I might oblige you on this issue.
And as for screenshots, there are none currently. I do have something of a character list of those whose mugs I already have and will be ingame, but not on me right now. I have a good idea of many different things I want to add, and I actually have like a mug request I'd love to get filled if anyone is interested. I need a mug for Samus Aran really badly, dunno if anyone is interested in filling it. It'll make the planned intro pretty awesome if I can get a good one going.
Also, a list of people who I'd love to be in this game, so if they could submit a mug that'd be epicsauce and you can only help the quality go up and the humor as well!
Even if your name isn't up there, I probably know you and I'll add you as long as your mug has frames.
EDITS: Adding character bios, a few at least.
Edited by Klokitty, 25 July 2012 - 08:20 PM.