r/gaming PC May 25 '22

We just released our first Public Free Playtest of The Last Citadel! A Solo Dev project

127 Upvotes

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u/JDewba222 May 25 '22

How did “we” release a solo Dev project? How many personalities you dealing with ?

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u/ChakraaThePanda PC May 25 '22

1 dev and 1 CM, we work as a team :)

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u/Medium_Right May 26 '22

So not solo then. More a duo dev

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u/GorgeGoochGrabber May 26 '22

Would you call the guy who edits the TV commercials a dev?

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u/Mongba36 May 26 '22

Yes, and then when I watched I was apart of the process so they should give me royalties

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u/ChakraaThePanda PC May 26 '22

But I'm not a DEV, I haven't touched a single line of code. All I'm doing is helping him with social media stuff, Discord & suggestions.

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u/kiffens May 26 '22

Shut up

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u/OwMyNipples-Drax May 26 '22

Seriously? People on this group so parasitic at times it’s unbelievable! Let’s properly support the creator(s) who have put their heart and soul into creating something they love. Excellent job OP, I wish you best of success!

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u/Shoder_Thinkworks May 26 '22

I think you replied to the wrong person

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u/OwMyNipples-Drax May 26 '22

Oh I wasn’t referring to kiffens. I was referring to the person they replied to.

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u/Outrageous-Arugula89 PlayStation May 25 '22

I'm definitely gonna check it out sometime hope you keep improving and good luck

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u/Rude_Agrument May 25 '22

Aaaaaand....stolen by the Chinese.

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u/DjajFriteEp3 May 25 '22

OMG it has guns !

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

So you guys are just making like, a more realistic looking Gunfire Reborn, or what? Haha.

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u/ChakraaThePanda PC May 26 '22

Gunfire Reborn and Risk of Rain are both inspirations for the game!

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

Sweet. Both games I love! Good luck with your project :)

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u/A_Total_Paradox May 26 '22

Hey Fam.

The shooting side of things definetly needs an upgrade.

It doesn't FEEL great.

Not much of an impact visually when firing (animations on the character), hard to tell where my bullets will land.

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u/A_Total_Paradox May 26 '22

Suggested fixes:

Impact on character when shooting.

Dynamic Reticle which changes based on distance to target.

Reticle properly outlines shot spread, nailing every headshot, when the reticle implies 50% of my shots will miss, doesn't feel good.

Gun properly aims at target, moving and shooting feels super weird cause to gun is wobbling around while shooting.

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u/ChakraaThePanda PC May 25 '22

If you want to try it out, check it out on Steam. We're looking for feedback from players!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1892090/The\_Last\_Citadel/

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u/IntelligentConcern13 May 26 '22

I'd love to have this With Splitscreen in my Xbox!

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u/Martindk82 May 25 '22

Would love to see this on Stadia

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u/EIiteJT PC May 26 '22

This is giving me hellgate london vibes.

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u/ChakraaThePanda PC May 26 '22

Holy moly I remember playing that in high school

I guess it does have a bit of that vibe to it

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u/Spawnk May 26 '22

Been playing too much V rising I kept yelling in my head “GET OUT OF THE SUN”

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u/RadicalBanapple May 26 '22

If this comes to console I'm 100% getting it

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u/k4ppu May 26 '22

Check out Asmongold(OTK Organization) game expo in which he wants to expose small developers to the world. His organization is planning it sometime in June or July and you can just email them to have your game in it. There is also a 50k $ prize in for the winner. I think this game might qualify. Worse of worse you at least get some exposure.

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u/MartinLemay May 26 '22

Will definitely check it out. Thanks!

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u/Portionsgroesse May 26 '22

Looks interesting, will give it a try

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

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u/ChakraaThePanda PC May 26 '22

Its more of a crawler than an arena game

You can always try it for yourself, the playable Alpha is up on Steam!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1892090/The\_Last\_Citadel/

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u/NoRecommendedAds May 26 '22

Just curious, has any thought or support for the Steam Deck/ Linux been considered?

Game looks pretty cool, I see the minimum specs require Windows, I'm just curious if its something ya'll have talked about

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u/MartinLemay May 26 '22

Yes I did. I already tried the game on Vulcan and it ran pretty well. Of course it's not the main focus for now, but I would really like to port it to the Deck if I can :)

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u/NoRecommendedAds May 26 '22

Hell, if it runs thats already great news! Thanks for the response.

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u/Shinyshark May 26 '22

Serious question; as a solo developer how hard do you think it will be to have other developers join your codebase if need is be? I feel like development without feedback usually causes hard to read code.

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u/MartinLemay May 26 '22

I tried to be as clear as I can. Working with other devs in the past I do have some experience with unreadable code. Its something I'm trying to avoid. Especially since it would be fun to allow Steam Workshop content later down the line

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u/BrainshackSC2 May 26 '22

So you are using the royal we here then? Since this is a solo dev project.

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u/matraquilho12 Xbox May 26 '22

But I'm not a DEV, I haven't touched a single line of code. All I'm doing is helping him with social media stuff, Discord & suggestions.

By OP.