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Lantern Festival - Owl-keeping

Submitted by Neruvatar
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LANTERN FESTIVAL - OWL-KEEPING
It's Mid-Autumn Festival (4 Oct 2017), Chinese all over the world will celebrate this magnificent festival by hanging paper lanterns and eating delicious moon cakes. This annual festival falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar!

L-A-T-E-S-T-----N-E-W-S

Now, you start to grow your Owl from Egg! Watch how it matures and gains new abilities!
The tree-chopping mini-game is still under-developed as its main objective is to earn lumber for upgrading the activity. The game remains disconnected from the Owl-Keeping, although it preserves the myth of Wu Gang, a man who is punished for chopping the eternal tree.


P-R-O-P-O-S-E-D-----P-L-A-N-S
Around December, I will make sure the Owl is capable of finding a mate, fall in love and eventually lay an egg to start the game all over.
I will slowly think of a way to connect the tree-chopping game to Owl-Keeping, but so far, I have none. The most outrageous idea is to have a mini-AoS style game where critters will fight near the feet of Wu Gang.



  • Here, is a very, very simple game: You need to keep the Owl alive. It's a pseudo-perpetual virtual pet game, just don't let your Owl dies! Since it's a virtual pet game, there are a number of things you can do:

    Feed
    Your pet grows hungry by the seconds! In order to feed it, you must have food stocks and gold (which you can earn in minigames!) If your pet is ill, feeding it will also heal it!

    Fly and Return
    Your pet can get grumpy sometimes. Release it and let it fly. Don't worry, it won't get lost! Besides, if it wanders in the forest for too long, you have a chance that it will hunt an animal to satiate its hunger! BTW, you cannot feed your pet when it's away. Call your pet to return!

    However, if your pet turns out to be playful, it will fly away on its own. Watch out!

    Tease
    Click on your pet and hear it purr (for nothing)!

    Play Minigames
    Lantern Festival
    You will arrive at a small resthouse by the river. Watch for the lanterns to arrive! Click on them to light them up and they will float in the air, drifting slowly!

    Each lighted lanterns will grant you 1 gold! But be very careful not to light the red lanterns! They are very flammable and volatile!

    Chopping the Cherry Bay Tree
    Here, you will witness the legendary Wu Gang chopping the Cherry Bay tree due to some celestial mistake he has done. Your purpose is to gather lumber here which will be used for upgrading his weapons to bring that tree down!

    The Cherry Bay Tree is magical and may inflict disables on you, causing you to miss on your chopping or wrapping you with roots!

    Hunting
    Instead of letting your pet owl wandering aimlessly across the map hoping for a fortunate catch, you can control it! Devour any nearby creatures to restore your health and replenish your food stocks!​



  • Main Screen
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    Main screen for the game
    Lighting Lanterns

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    Lighting up the lanterns and see them float!
    Wu Gang and the Tree

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    Wu Gang chopping his tree off!
    Owl Hunting

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    The Owl lurks in the forest and hunts!

  • [04.10.2017] Amended typos in abilities. Fixed triggers.
    [08.10.2017] Created mini-games. Revamp triggers. Owl can now fly higher.
    [18.10.2017] Major overhaul. Game starts at Egg stage. Several mechanics fixed.

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  • All ideas are welcome! Also support my project [Role Playing Game] - Kalak'a'hui - TEST MAP RELEASED
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deepstrasz
It's simpler even than the first tamagochi. There's only one view; why not be able to see where the owl flies and what it does? The owl flies lower than the girl. It needs more diversity to make it a good or appropriate game. Awaiting Update....
deepstrasz
1. How long does cutting the tree minigame last? Would be nice to have more camera shots there either automatically changing or manually. 2. It's hard to even see anything while hunting. You should be seeing the ground to be able to use Devour on...
Zordrak
Tested the map, the terrain is nice. Your landscrape looks beautiful but the map has some bugs in the gameplay. When you start hunting you're suddenly stucked and you can't do anything in the game anymore. And there was another situation where you are...
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    It's simpler even than the first tamagochi.

    There's only one view; why not be able to see where the owl flies and what it does?
    The owl flies lower than the girl.

    It needs more diversity to make it a good or appropriate game.

    Awaiting Update.

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    1. How long does cutting the tree minigame last? Would be nice to have more camera shots there either automatically changing or manually.
    2. It's hard to even see anything while hunting. You should be seeing the ground to be able to use Devour on critter. The camera should have an angle towards the soil. You could make the hunting area larger running across a river, plane or something to even hunt birds or flying insects.
    3. I don't see any lanterns. The camera and controls in that minigame are bad. Finally saw them somewhere across the river/lake almost behind a cliff/mountain to the right...
    4. Tried the hunting minigame the second time after clicking the poem and the owl did not appear.

    You should make all these games connected. Gain something from each to make the owl or something better, somewhat in an RPG manner.

    Awaiting Update.
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    1. Maybe I should've included manual on tree-cutting. Perhaps i've uploaded a wrong version of map. I'll check later. Back at the main console, you can upgrade his axe. The future plans are:
    a. improve chance to gain lumber.
    b. maybe include some challenges as he chops. Perhaps a distraction and the player must prevent it.

    2. My primary objective to set that camera was not to let the player find that critter easily. Hmm, I'll try to lower the cam. Hunting birds and insects were my idea too, but I've discarded it because flying prey is too hard to catch. But since it could be fun, I'll add them.

    3. It was my intention to let the lanterns drift from afar. Cameras and controls? Maybe the lanterns should be made clickable nearer to the player. I intend to create a majestic scene where hundreds of lanterns are drifting on the river.

    4. Huh? OK, I'll fix that soon.

    Connected? Hmm, I'll think of a way, so far the games are discrete but provides a way to prevent the owl from starving.
    Lanterns - provide gold to 'buy' food
    Hunting - provide food stocks to feed
    Tree - provide lumber for upgrades (<-- yeah, this one is the serious odd one out, in terms of connecting different elements)

    Overall, thank you for your feedback!
     
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    Even combos to perform to cut better/get more points :D? (different attack animation/effect).
     
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    Alright, I have some slight inkling, but got no good ideas so far. The later version include three new abilities, granted each when the axe is upgraded. Still, the game is disconnected from the overall theme of owl-keeping.

    Well, now the Owl will start from Egg and grow to adulthood! =D (that's a wee bit of good news, I think?)
     
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    I tried the lantern show again and the camera is still annoying. Why not just have it fixed somewhere or do somehow so that lanterns appear in all four cardinals so you'd have to turn to click/select them.
    Then, the feed doesn't work. Maybe you changed the way the ability is supposed to work now?
    Then tried hunting and the owl did not appear.
     
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    OK, I'll fix the lantern cam.
    What do you mean by feeding doesn't work?
    OK, hunting problem again? I've tested and it seems fine. I'll look into it again.
    *Frustrates* *gahhhhh!*
     
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    It tells me that the food cannot be given or something like that. I might be doing something wrong in case you've changed the ability since the first time.
     
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    OK, check the following:
    1) is there sufficient gold and food? At least 10 Gold is required. Each feeding process will consume 1 food.
    2) is your owl resting on a tree? if your owl is sent flying, you can't feed it.
     
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    I had at least 80 gold coins. How do I get food? Do I have to hunt first?
    Of course it was resting.
     
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    Yea, you have to hunt for food stocks. But you said the hunting game is... flawed. Sigh, I'll look into it again... cuz in my computer it works fine...
     
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    Tested the map, the terrain is nice. Your landscrape looks beautiful but the map has some bugs in the gameplay. When you start hunting you're suddenly stucked and you can't do anything in the game anymore. And there was another situation where you are in that parvillion and you can run around a bit. But nothing happens at all there. That's why i won't give a rating yet.
     
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    images in the description are broken
     
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    Actually, they are under the description and above the green Map Info button, somewhere to the left. It's a tab called Previews written in some yellowish colour.
     
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    Yes, I am working on it. Having trouble with my time management lately. Work is still catching up on me =(