Wednesday 10 April 2019

Pride of Place

It's with great pleasure, and perhaps a few nerves, that I announce the release of my latest game today, Pride of Place. It's available to play on Kongregate completely free, please check it out, let me know what you think, tell your friends and family etc.

'Sir, we appear to be heading for a giant credits sign'.

Presumably most readers have already clicked the link and are off playing so I could end this post here, but just in case there are any of you who like to have a little more information before clicking unknown links in a blog I'll delve a little deeper.

So, the blurb:
Pride of Place is part match-3 puzzle game, part crafting RPG but ALL action.
Play as a faithful drone protecting its captain in this story-driven sci-fi puzzler.
Target his enemies and gather the materials they drop to craft the powerful items he'll need to survive and prosper.
Fight to save a civilization, maybe even fall in love, but is everything as it seems?
Convinced yet? Great here's that link again. For those of you still reading...

The Story

Wait, are those his pyjamas?

The story is an important part of the game, there's a new part revealed after each level, so I won't go into detail here and spoil anything.
I can say that Pride of Place has a sci-fi theme, it features a space drifter who has inexplicably found himself as captain of a starship and his long-suffering robot assistant. The heroic duo will find themselves on a strange planet with bad guys to fight and good guys to save.

A bustling space city, with four (4) shops.

The Gameplay

Nice of them to line up like that, you'd be in trouble if they all rushed you at once.

Match-3 type games are well known by now so I won't go into that too much either. Matching your enemies will help the robot assistant target them, allowing him to aid and protect his captain. Once defeated, enemies drop materials that can be used to craft new weapons and armour, allowing you to tackle the fiercer creatures you'll find deeper into the game.

Let's head into this lava cave full of giant scorpions and skulls and things.

Fight your way through 13 varied levels, from lava caves to abandoned labs to the infamous Garnak Pits to finally unravel the mystery.

An entirely different lava level, see the lava is a different colour and everything.

Pride of Place is available to play completely free on Kongregate, please take the time to check it out and let me know what you think.

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