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Legends of Veridocia

The first alpha for Shining Force Central’s community has been released!

Legacies of Veridocia has been in the works for quite some time and has involved many community members. It certainly hasn’t been a smooth ride, but thankfully everybody’s efforts have paid off with the release of the first demo.

The Demo consists of a Story Scene, a battle, and a post-battle story scene, followed by a basic free roam of the map (there’s not much there right now). Once you’ve played through to the free roam, you can reinitiate the battle as many times as desired by walking into the area where the characters begin the battle.

The demo itself is short but extremely polished. If you’ve played Shining Force 2, you’ll recognize the animation style almost immediately, and the portraits and battle scenes all suit the game perfectly. To run the demo you’ll need the latest version of Java installed.

Download the demo

Read more: Legacies of Veridocia Pre-alpha Demo Release!

Wanderer of the Worlds

LordOddEye from Shining Force Central has posted a demo of his new game, “The Wanderer of the Worlds”:

The game is a wandering RPG style game in which you are in a Dark Forest. One is able to travel various directions and run into many various events. Certain events can increase the stats of your player and allow him to grow stronger. But as you grow stronger so will your enemies.

It’s Flash based, so can be played in any browser. You can play the game here: Download The Wanderer of the Worlds

Make sure to stop by SFC and give some feedback!

Read more: The Wanderer Of The Worlds Version 1.00

It’s all a work in progress, but if you’re interested in trying out a “new” game in the spirit of the Source, then be sure to visit:

http://www.shiningsource.net/forum/?topic=1127.msg9727;topicseen#new

I also added a few screenshots to the Shiny Sword  project page and on  the forum here:

http://www.shiningsource.net/forum/index.php?topic=1125.0

 

 

 

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Synival has been hard at work on Harmonia for the last year, and all that effort has paid off with the release of a new demo!

From the release notes:

What’s in the demo:

  • The Battle Arena – Harmonia’s first official mod!
  • Harmonia’s strategic combat system (excluding magic and skills)
  • 5 difficulties, from “Newbie” to “Impossible”.
  • An early version of the inventory and equipment management system
  • Three biomes: plains/forest, crystal forest, and swamp
  • 20 different monsters to defeat in the arena
  • A revamped interface, introducing single player mode

As you can see, it’s come a long way since the days of “Shining MUD” (back in 2005)!

More Info & Download: Harmonia Demo v1.0.0! – Battle Arena

Aura4 has released the first demo of his new Shining-style project, “Mega Force”. Aura4 previously released a demo of the Shining Force 2 Remake (along with the source code) way back in 2008, so it’s great to see something new.

Like the SF2 remake, Mega Force is written using the XNA framework, so you’ll need to have that installed before you can play.

The demo contains 6 battles to play through, and the engine is already looking pretty solid. A word of warning – the AI is merciless, so be careful when sending your leader into battle. Healing magic works, but only if you can get there in time ;)

Download: megaforce_demo_0_1.zip

Make sure to leave some comments in the forum topic here: Is anybody interested in playing a Shining Force style game?