Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dota 2: Open Role Playing Game

Dota 2: Open Role Playing Game is a Warcraft III map that I developed for fun. Perhaps this may sound absurd, but I got a random idea to develop Dota 2 in orpg version, I thought of typical but fun gameplay with fancy graphic. I'm making this map as a fanmade of the original game Dota 2 that developed by IceFrog and Valve, no copyright infringement intended. DotA itself is stand for Defense of the Ancient. This quick development of alpha release is just for testing purpose. Any feedback to improve the project is really appreciated.

Current Available Hero
Only few hero currently are available, I pick the role that does suit for generic orpg that you usually played in this early release. And of course, more Hero will be available in the future release!

Sven, Rogue Knight
Sven is the bastard son of a Vigil Knight, born of a Pallid Meranth, raised in the Shadeshore Ruins. With his father executed for violating the Vigil Codex, and his mother shunned by her wild race, Sven believes that honor is to be found in no social order--but only in himself. After tending his mother through a lingering death, he offered himself as a novice to the Vigil Knights, never revealing his identity.

Hero Type: Strength

Lyralei, Windrunner
The western forests guard their secrets well. One of these is Lyralei, master archer of the wood, and favored godchild of the wind. Known now as Windrunner, Lyralei's family was killed in a storm on the night of her birth--their house blown down by the gale, contents scattered to the winds. Windrunner fires her arrows true to their targets. She moves with blinding speed, as if hastened by a wind ever at her back.

Hero Type: Agility

Rylai Crestfal, Crystal Maiden
Born in a temperate realm, raised with her fiery older sister Lina, Rylai the Crystal Maiden soon found that her innate elemental affinity to ice created trouble for all those around her. Rylai found herself banished to the cold northern realm of Icewrack, where she was taken in by an Ice Wizard who had carved himself a hermitage at the crown of the Blueheart Glacier.

Hero Type: Intelligence

Purist Thunderwrath, Omniknight
Purist Thunderwrath was a hard-fighting, road-worn, deeply committed knight, sworn to the order in which he had grown up as squire to elder knights of great reputation. He had spent his entire life in the service of the Omniscience, the All Seeing One. There can be no question that the glorious powers that imbue him, and give his companions such strength in battle, are real beyond any doubt.

Hero Type: Strength

System Feature
Currently only few. At the moment, I'm not intend to include something that need a long time to finish such as fullscreen inventory system - since I intend to make a quick development for this early alpha release, so people able to test it by themselves. but in the future, I probably will include more advance systems, at least before version 1.0 is out which is not either alpha or beta. Fancy and advance hero pick system is implied in the project for this early alpha release, since I'm not really interested on typical tavern pick for this map.

Each player is started in the game as enemies, so expect PvP battleground when player out from city (player get invulnerability while staying in the city). But don't panic, if you desire, you can make alliance with other player as well (Check F9 in the game for more info and command).

4 recent ingame screenshots for this early alpha release. I black masked the minimap to avoiding the early map spoiler. World of Warcraft is actually what inspire me on the Terrain.

Since I'll be busy from this week forward, I've decided to release an alpha version of this map so at least people able to test the map. This early alpha release is developed around 2 weeks of my october boredom, taking a break from developing my huge fanmade project Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic.

Please note that this version is for testing purpose and far from final version. More content will be coming in the future! Download the 1st early alpha release here.
Current Map Size is around 3.6 MB.

Note: Added quick update version 0.1b with multiplayer issue fixed.