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    Interactive fiction, text-interactions based and roleplaying games

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  1. Sorry for lack of updates. Our game is in heavy development. Here's the news: 1.) As you can see, we improved visual design of our system. It supports different color schemes. 2.) Second NPC that will support natural language interactions revealed: Lady Taliet. What do you think? More details here. Cheers.
  2. IMO best of the best VN reading dilemma

    I bet you will read every single one in your list so it doesn't matter ;3
  3. Mini-update#3 1.) We've got a mention in pocketgamer. Yeeeee! 2.) Added description of Dark Forest: Reborn combat system. Freedom of choice, a bit of gore, finishing moves...Yes!
  4. Mini-update#2 - Update of game description. Added several pre-alpha screenshots demonstrating basic game mechanics and gameplay.
  5. Mini-update#1 In our game you will be able to say tons of random crap things and still have fun: You also will learn how to flirt with girls. Tutorial 1: the wrong way to do that:
  6. Salut all, Dark Forest: Reborn developers here again. Article about modern text adventures development. If you are developing a game that is based on text (including visual novels), ideas of this article will be useful for you. I have some questions to visual novels fans and developers there so it would be interesting to know your opinion. Also, these ideas are in the heart of Dark Forest: Reborn now so you may think it as a prequel to our devlog. http://www.indiedb.com/games/dark-forest-reborn/tutorials/modern-text-based-adventure-games-development
  7. Mini-update #1 Interactive fiction developers have their #screenshotsaturday too. So, here you go: Do you think I've made a right decision by giving her a bottle? She is from the House of Cannibals, but it seems my protagonist doesn't care.
  8. Salut! Thanks if you think our concept is cool. It's always nice to meet a colleague. Both Inform7 and Twine are fine tools. We use our own toolset that is a combination of natural language processing utilities + core of one modern chatbot/artificial assistant as a base for NPCs. Game produced with this toolset will look like classic text adventure (ie you enter some text, game outputs some text and so on) but with some additional features that you cannot achieve with Inform7 or Inform6 or with Twine - some features I described in announcement, some will be revealed in our development blog and here later. Stay tuned!
  9. Hello, friends! I found this forum full of players who love games with compelling characters and great storylines. I love visual novels too so I think your opinion of experienced players will help us to make our project even better. So, below is our concept of Dark Forest: Reborn game with several pre-alpha footages. I'll add more soon here and in our blog! Dark Forest: Reborn - Escape from the last underground citadel of devastated Earth and find your new world where you will save, romance, trick, betray or even kill people...using magic of words in this immersive text-based roleplaying game! Key features of Dark Forest: Reborn 1. NPCs that support natural language interactions and relationship modeling using a modern chatbot's AI core. Multiple romance options. This simply means that in our game you will interract with cool characters using dialogs and phrases like ‘Hello!’, ‘How are you?’ ‘I am your friend, you can trust me!’, ‘Do you prefer human meat or maybe I should bring some fruits?’ You will test your perception, charisma and conversational skills! Based on your words and actions, our characters will decide if you are nice person or not. If not, watchout! 2. Choices and real consequences. The game won’t tell you how to play. 3. Nonlinear and replayable game world that adapts to your personality. Do or say an evil thing and the world around you will look (or even become) evil. You will be able to do a lot of bad things in Dark Forest: Reborn I must add. We will follow the traditions of oldschool roleplaying games in this aspect, Fallout 2 in particular. 4. Real-time combat system with a bit of gore and awesome finishing moves. 5. Game setting inspired by Arcanum and old fallouts in the style of Andre Norton and Stephen King’s fantasy novels. Plot Distant future. Humanity is doomed. Earth is dying. You are imprisoned in a sealed citadel deep underground. Old machines give you everything you need to live. You spend your time trudging through the citadel and researching its chambers. You have almost accepted your lonely fate, when a tragic accident changes everything. It appears that a group of brilliant Earth scientists were living in this citadel before you, until the day they all mysteriously disappeared. They left behind, however, a monstrous ancient device that gives you a second chance, a way of once again reaching the world outside. The world of Dark Forest: Reborn is full of ancient swamps, poisonous hills and abandoned strongholds of fallen civilizations. During your journey you will face strangers, and change their fates forever. Some of them will curse you. Some of them will be ready to give their lives for you. After your adventure you will be judged, and the fate of every character and the world of Dark Forest: Reborn itself will be revealed. Characters Dark Forest: Reborn mixes classic text adventure game mechanics with mechanics of interactions with NPCs via natural language dialog. For example, in location 'House of Cannibals' you may find daughter of the Cannibals, Qara, 21 y/o slender black-haired girl with tired face who lives with her family in the depths of the forest. Your main task will be to escape the House of Cannibals. Qara's motives are not clear so it's up to you to choose your way of completing the quest: you can try to capture her and force her to help you, you can try to gain her trust or just ignore her and escape the House of Cannibals on your own. Everything depends on your personality, kindness, cruelness or even madness. Maybe Qara doesn’t like her family and wants to escape the House of Cannibals too? Or maybe she just wants to eat your entire body alone? She definetly prefers red wine so maybe your fate is just to become a part of her dinner...or maybe this girl will be your best friend. Test your perception, charisma and conversational skills and find out the truth! No no, this type of ‘flirting’ with NPCs like Qara is not okay. You will learn it after the meeting with her family: This style is more suitable: Combat system The world of Dark Forest: Reborn is cruel. You will face local conflicts with highwaymen, clashes of criminal groups and even war. Every event in the game tests your abilities. Your forces are carving towards the centre of enemy army through the infinite waves of mad savages. They surge forward and it seems their strength is infinite. Your rusty sword is the only weapon you have. What will you do? You can try to run away. You can join friendly forces in their attack. You can try to hide. You can cry and ask for help. You can just wait and do nothing. ... Every choice will give you additional choices. Your main task is to survive, but it is a really difficult task in the world where your allies are dead and the battle is lost. Let's try to help? Do you want to hit his head using your sword? No problem. His arm? Left or right leg? Strike his torso? Yes! If you are strong enough, you can even finish him with a single fatal blow. Not enough strength? Try to use words or even so called 'green magic', a gift from a high-tech civilization. You should be fast. The world of Dark Forest: Reborn is a living world - your opponent will not wait for your actions and words, he will keep fighting and hitting you until your death. Press Dark Forest: Reborn hopes to bring the complexity of old-school RPGs to the text adventure genre [pocketgamer] Who we are One software developer experienced in gamedev and natural language processing aka DarkForestCrow – at your service, two writers, one native English speaker/writer will be hired soon. We are friendly, our NPCs are not. Questions to you Would you like to play such game or maybe participate in beta test? Are you interested in games that allow you to build complex relationships or romances with characters? Do you have any suggestions as visual novels / anime fans? I'll post our development updates here. Feel free to comment or check out our blog where you can subscribe and receive important news about Dark Forest: Reborn project and future beta tests 1/2 times per month. Be the first to play Dark Forest: Reborn!
  10. I lately being growing tired of anime Youtubers

    I know your feelings. I suppose it's not about anime/youtubers. Just about those folks who like to spoiler things in a ways that you don't even expect. They deserve to be tortured.
  11. Sweet Volley High needs your help on Greenlight!

    Yeap, looks promising. Voted yes!
  12. New Fuwanovel Site

    Pretty nice design. Minimalistic, fast, good-looking.
  13. Who's playing Pokemon Go?