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Hello, my name is Jesse Zoeller. I am an indie developer and have recently released my first game DarkLight Dungeon. It is a 3D Dungeon exploration game with 2D turn based combat.

I am also working on DarkLight Dungeon - Eternity at the moment.

You can check out screenshots, forums and the demo on my webpage http://www.DarkLightDungeon.com

Thanks,

Jesse

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DarkLight Dungeon - Eternity Alpha Build
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Seems interesting, you might want to look into making the keys and weapons, and potions and such possibly in MSPaint, i made these keys in like 10 min ^.^

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Ah, yeah. I was playing the demo for this the other day. It's pretty good. Reminds me of Eye of the Beholder, but without a party and more advanced graphics.

What's the difference between DarkLight Dungeon and DarkLight Dungeon Eternity, aside from crisper graphics?
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DarkLight Dungeon - Eternity is a complete rewrite of the engine from the ground up. Besides improvements to the graphics there are countless other improvements.

On my web site there is a section in the forums for DarkLight Dungeon - Eternity developer notes and screenshots, there is a ton of information there.

Just of few of the many improvements...

*Water reflections/refractions, underwater shader effects
*Multiple teleportals per room, with shader effects
*Multiple treasure chest per room, Many more monsters per room
*Rooms can be an unlimited number of floors deep
*Combat is being completely reworked, greatly improved, more depth
*6 schools of magic now, spells reworked, now have paralyize, weapon enchantments, attack/defense buffs, DD1-44 spells, DD2-120
*GUI much more functional, much improved interface, buffer bar, etc.
*Dungeon floor size increased 33%, dungeon size more than 4 times larger
*Over six hundred items
*A much more functional town
*Monster bounties
*New and improved abilities and skills
*Content of the dungeon greatly improved, puzzles, traps, layout, etc

DarkLight Dungeon Eternity is a very, very big improvement over DD1, in every aspect and much more in depth information on those impovements can be found in the forums.

Thanks for the intrest and feedback,

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Ah, cool. So Eternity is more of a remake than a sequel? Or maybe both? Sounds interesting, either way. About when will Eternity be released? Soonish...? Not so soonish?
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It is probably more of a remake then a sequel, however it is a completely new game, new dungeon, new mechanicians. Think of it as being in the same "game world" with some back story from the first one.

I am looking at 4th quarter this year for a release, most of the programming is finished, but I have a lot of content and design left.

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I'll keep an eye out for its release then. Hopefully I'll have more money by that point. :mrgreen:
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moah looks fantastic... dammit i have to get it working on my parralels desktop :x
or do you think programming that for mac too?
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This looks awesome. It's likely I'll end up playing it, and good luck with your designing etc.

Check out my walkthroughs:
Character: here
Book I: here

Book II: here
Fathamurk: here
Book III: here
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The first 10 of 50 levels in DarkLight Dungeon Eternity.
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Hi jzoeller!

Nice job with the level design! It looks like it's good for hours and hours of exploring :)

I'm no 3D game expert, but I would add a few more details like those in the very first screenshot, and use them to cover the streight lines of the cave/dungeon levels a bit.

keep up the good work!
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Mac or Windows? I never saw it on your website.
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Windows - XP/Vista/7 32/64 bit.
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