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Blades 'n Gore II v0.99h

Submitted by Kitabatake
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
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Kitabatake Presents:
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A fast-paced sword fighting game for 1-12 players



  • A sequel to the original, Blades 'n Gore II leaves it's predecessor in the dust by improving all the strengths,
    removing all the weak parts and by introducing new features that add new dimensions to the gameplay.

    BnG II is a fast paced sword fighting game that is fast to learn and hard to master.
    It supports a variety of game modes & team configurations and more features are added with future updates.

    The map supports
    1-12 players.
    Currently available game modes:
    • Boss Mode
      • Recommended for: 1-4 players
      • Players are all in the same team
      • You must cooperatively survive through all stages by defeating the AI enemies.
      • The final level is a boss battle
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      Battle Zone
      • Recommended for: 6-12 players
      • Players are evenly divided into 2 teams
      • The team to reach the score limit set by the host wins
      • The game area has 5 control points
        • The team that controls the majority of these points gains points periodically
        • Killing enemy players also give points
      • This game mode fully supports leveling up and buying new equipment
      [*]
      Deathmatch / Team Deathmatch
      • Recommended for: 2-12 players
      • Supports a variety of team configurations
      • The team (player in FFA) to reach kill limit set by the host wins
      • Supports InstaKill setting
        • All players spawn with a sword that kills with one hit.
        • Make good use of defend and evasive movements!
      [*]
      Duel Arena
      • Recommended for: 2-5 players
      • The player to reach kill limit set by the host wins
      • 2 players are chosen to duel against each other
      • The winner gets the kill and the loser is replaced with a random other player
      • The randomization only picks people that have played the least amount of duels so far
      • Supports InstaKill setting


  • Smooth and versatile Combat systems
    • The smoothest melee combat system seen on Warcraft III
    • Fast to learn & hard to master
    • More details further down!
    Team systems
    • The host is presented with all possible balanced and almost balanced team configurations
    • In the case of unbalanced team configuration, host will always be the one with less teammates
    • Players are always divided to the teams in order starting from the top of game lobby
    • The system works for any amount of players
    Examples
    Example: 5 players in game will give the following options
    • FFA (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1)
    • 2 Teams (2 vs 3) [Unbalanced]
    • 3 Teams (1 vs 2 vs 2) [Unbalanced]
    • 4 Teams (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 2) [Unbalanced]

    Example: 6 players in game will give the following options
    • FFA (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1)
    • 2 Teams (3 vs 3) [Balanced]
    • 3 Teams (2 vs 2 vs 2) [Balanced]
    • 4 Teams (1 vs 1 vs 2 vs 2) [Unbalanced]
    • 5 Teams (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 2) [Unbalanced]

    Immersive environment
    • Carefully picked sounds and soundscape
      • Most other maps have completely ignored the importance of sound effects
      • Blades 'n Gore II features:
        • Environmental sounds at appropriate places
        • Combat sound effects
        • Miscellaneous system sound effects on various occasions
    • Detailed and varying terrain
      • The terrain is improved by many doodad models exclusively made for this map
      • Custom trees, flower patches, structures and various other environmental doodads
    • Loads of custom models
    Save/Load Systems
    • You can save your rank & score and continue from where you left on the next game
    • Note that your code is case-sensitive AND bound to your username
    • Also note that playing single player will not earn you score
    Advanced damage modeling
    • Being kicked or interrupted during a strike can throw you off balance and cause you to stumble
    • Getting critically low on health will make you limp and bleed, reducing your movement speed
    • Beautiful gore effects upon death
      • Bloody limbs and body parts fly in arcs through the air leaving momentary blood trails behind
    • Arrows and throwing weapons stick to their targets
      • A feature you may have seen in games like Oblivion or Mount&Blade
    • You can disembowel enemies by slashing them while they are stumbling!
    • You can impale enemies by lunging through them while they are stumbling!
    AI enemies
    • They are capable of kicking you, throwing stuff at you, using power slam, shooting at you...
    • Some of them will also limp when their health is low enough
    • Only present in the Boss Mode for now
    Bots
    • Blades 'n Gore II supports AI controlled bot players.
    • During setting selection the host can select a bot threshold, which is basically a player count number.
      • If the actual player count is less than the selected number, bots will fill the missing slots.
    • Also, if a player leaves the game and bot threshold has been set, a bot will take over the leaving player to keep the player count in the defined amount.
    • The bots are currently available for deathmatch, team deathmatch, and boss mode.
    Character Customization
    • Players can customize their character's gender, face and hairstyle
    • You can earn customization unlocks by reaching the required ranks!




Forum


[ Blades 'n Gore II Forum ]



Gameplay in more detail

The systems are complex and there are many nuances and subtleties that will easily go unnoticed at first.
However, you will only have to play the game for 5 minutes to grasp the concept and to understand the basics.


Defend [Q] - Protects you from incoming damage. You must be facing the damage source to block the damage.

Lunge [W] - A long range strike.

Slash [E] - A wide area strike.

Drink [R] - Heals you gradually. However, you are vulnerable to attacks while drinking.

Sprint [A] - Temporary speed bonus suited for fast long range travelling.

Power Slam [td] - Deals tremendous damage, even pushing half of it through defend. Slow to cast though.[/td]

[tr][td]Kick [D][/td][td] - Completely ignores defend and sends the target stumbling backwards.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tumble [F][/td][td] - A quick evasive move. Can also be used to boost other abilities with extra movement.[/td][/tr]

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Defend, Lunge, Slash, Drink
Sprint, Power Slam, Kick, Tumble

The trick to winning the battles lies in knowing how to conserve and use your stamina


Note: Depending on the game mode and settings, you may be able to level up your abilities!



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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukrN_dBf3l4&hd=1
    Thanks to xorkatoss for recording and uploading!
    Map version
    0.96m was played in the video
    Be sure to watch in
    full screen and in 1080p HD!
    More Gameplay Videos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxZF0pK-b6g
    Recorded by xorkatoss (map version 0.93m)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdg7pOrAl7o&hd=1
    Recorded by xorkatoss (map version 0.93m)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJB7yBvMyJM
    Recorded by xorkatoss (map version 0.93f)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-sOXuW_MRE
    Recorded by ironymon1 (map version 0.57c)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ9kNV9BeWA
    Recorded by ironymon1 (map version 0.57c)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akxqrqlZCiY
    Recorded by ironymon1 (map version 0.57c)



  • Terrain Screenshots

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    Tropical Island
    The default game area for deathmatch and team deathmatch


    Gameplay Screenshots


    Boss Mode

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    Boss Mode
    An eager beta tester (xorkatoss) has managed to catch a kunai, 2 shurikens and an arrow with his body.
    Gotta catch 'em all but try not to bleed to death!

    In-Game

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    In-Game
    Screenshot of actual gameplay with small number of players.





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  • Imported models, interface, icons, etc... - Kitabatake

    Notable Contributors:
    • Sheep100


    Notable Beta Testers:
    • ironymon1
    • xorkatoss
    • Playcanon
    • masterrub10
    • The_Optimizer

    Interested in testing? Contact Kitabatake on Garena or Hive.
    The games are mostly played through Garena.



  • The map is currently in beta, which means that bugs will be fixed and more features added in later versions.
    The map is also kept protected during beta-stage development.


    Found a bug?
    Got an idea to suggest?
    Interested in helping out with the map?
    Interested in testing?

    --> Let me know!


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Want to play the map online?

Join the Garena group
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  • instructions

    1. Start garena plus
    2. Press [​IMG] and select Join Group
    3. type in 31617 and press Next

  • You must have Garena Plus installed to be able to join groups.
    • The old Garena client does not support groups.
  • If you have problems joining, contact Kitabatake via garena.
  • The map is often hosted in one of the EU RPG rooms.
    • The room is announced in the group when the map is hosted.


Note: When you join the group, say something in the chat!
  • If you say nothing, you will show up inactive in member list
    • Inactive members are removed whenever group gets full.
  • You might want to say something at least once every month.
  • A single "hi" is enough, your activity status is then updated to current day.


NOTE: If you find yourself kicked from the group, it doesn't mean you've "done something wrong".
It just means that there has been no space for new members and a couple of the most inactive members have been removed to make space for them.
Feel free to rejoin the group at any time!


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Version changes

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Keywords:
Blades 'n Gore, II, fast, paced, sword, fighting, team, deathmatch
Contents

Blades 'n Gore II v0.99h (Map)

Reviews
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Date: 14:09:12 31-Jan-12 Map Moderator: -Kobas- Map Status: Approved 5/5 Contact map moderator: Visitor Message / Private Message! Comment: Awesome ideas. Good job :thumbs_up:
  1. Date: 14:09:12 31-Jan-12
    Map Moderator: -Kobas-
    Map Status: Approved 5/5
    Contact map moderator: Visitor Message / Private Message!

    Comment: Awesome ideas. Good job :thumbs_up:
     
  2. ironymon

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    Unique and entertaining, balanced competitive gameplay. Challenging. Easy to start, hard to master. Very well made. 5/5
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2012
  3. Kitabatake

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    Quick update!

    Version 0.55b
    • Some interface improvements
    • Fixed texts around the map
     
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    -Deathmatch-Fun for the whole family-


    Tried it out with some friends. Result: Fun²+8.

    The fightingsystem is brilliant, if you play it a few times you learn how to make effective combos and the game will speed up. Simple example is to charge forward and roll back after hitting the enemy.
    The character is cool too. He bleeds, he drinks, he stumbles, he's starts limping.
    You made a nice map, wich is not that ... warcraftish. Good job.

    Rating: 5/5 and +rep as bonus.
     
  5. switchtotems

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    Cool Map . Advice - Make the playing area bigger and keep working on it ! - We want more weapons more armor tipes and use some Ruined Castel Theme i believe it would be alot better then that tropical shit . One In all the map is very cool ! Great Work ! 5/5
     
  6. xorkatoss

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    i tested this alone and it was pretty good 5/5 :thumbs_up:
    would you mind adding AI bots? newbies like me could use bots for trainning...
     
  7. n00b

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    subscribed, sexy map, awaiting future updates, etc

    not much to comment on the combat, since it's pretty fuckin perfect. the only thing that i remotely disliked was autoattacking; i just feel that it doesn't belong in a dodge-centric game. also i'm pretty sure you can't evade the autoattack even when tumbling, which kinda sucks

    also tumble seems infinitely better than sprint to me. the "downside" of tumble is that you lose some health upon use, but really, it's a pretty damn trivial amount of hp that can be recovered quick anyway

    (pardon me if everything i just said was bullshit, this is all based on me playing this game for like 20 minutes lol)
     
  8. Drunken_Jackal

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    The combat system was epic, the terrain was nice, the gameplay was awesome.

    Also, maybe you could make some abilities like slash, power slam, kick, etc. to No Target instead of Point Target to make it easier to play.

    5/5
     
  9. Kitabatake

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    Update!

    Version 0.56d
    • Maximum selectable kill limits increased
      • Deathmatch kill limit: 10 - 100
      • Duel Arena kill limit: 3 - 30
    • Tumble ability balanced
      • Self damage increased from 5 to 10
      • Cannot be casted if user has less than 15 health
    • All weapons and armor rebalanced
      • Damage, Stamina, Range, Defence, Flexibility and Mobility values changed for all weapons and armor
      • Rune armor replaced with Field armor and added a helmet




    Thanks, nice to hear that!

    More weapon and armor types are coming but first I aim to balance the existing weapons and armor.
    And yes, more game areas are planned for future updates.

    This has been suggested and it has been under consideration but I don't think I'll focus on it for a while since there are higher priority stuff to do at the moment.
    However, I'm quite sure you'll learn the game by playing deathmatch once or twice.


    Good points!
    In the start autoattack was not a part of the combat system but was later added since it worked perfectly with the defend system and made the combat look smoother by adding regular attacks in between abilities.
    I have, however, noticed that some times the autoattack may overlap with an ability and cause some serious extra damage. That needs some looking into...

    Also, tumble has now been fixed.


    The thing is, if they are set to no target, you can't aim them.
    As the system is now, it is possible to for example run away from an enemy and then immediately start performing a power slam targeting backwards, causing your character to turn and slam fast and smoothly.
    If the spells were "No Target", it would require you to actually order the unit to move towards the direction you want to cast the abilities, before being able to cast the ability at the desired direction.

    Oh, and apparently you misclicked your map rating.
     
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    OUH! you made Number TOUH!
    Ok, singleplayed it and i can say, even though i fought absolutely nobody, 'twas very fun to play around with combinations, my current favorite is kick tumble power slam, i hope it's killer when my friend hosts this. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2012
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    i see...the problem is in b.net nobody hosts this and i can't host games-___-
    but if you have 1 more slot free for me to join in your garena games ill be really happy!! :wink:
     
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    Nice map!!
     
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    yayz, kitabatake is back!!!btw, can you still choose what gear you wear??imo it gave me a sense of customiztion, and i wanna look good when i die XD
     
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    Well I was also thinking about that before I posted. But yeah, it makes you fight better.
    Also about the map rating, I already changed it.
     
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    There you go 5/5.
    Have a nice day.
     
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    Gameplay screenshots PLEASE!
     
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    YESSSSSSSS! woooooooooooooo

    This is awesome man, my props go out to ya, After playing the first I've been waiting for something like this.
     
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    Very entertaining.
     
  19. lateris

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    Epic. 5/5 and +rep.

    The only thing i didn't understand was the "character menu" which you enter by clicking V. Was it for future updates where we will be able to upgrade our hero or something?