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Critique => Devlogs & Projects => Topic started by: FraZM on April 09, 2018, 01:01:18 pm

Title: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on April 09, 2018, 01:01:18 pm
 Hi everyone !

I'd like to introduce to you the project I'm working on called "Na´ca" : as you read in the title it is a video game on mobile blending pixel art and MMORPG 2D !

Na´ca is developed on Unity and designed/animated on Aseprite and we aim to have the smoothest possible animations. The story is being created right now (we are more focused on gameplay/animation/design) so I can't tell you much about it except it will take place on a medieval world full of cristals with different races of animals and humans living together.

Some gif/pictures (it gets bigger and BIGGER) :

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/2194/yHckrm.gif)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5282/AXqL6n.png)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8566/yzXpNF.png)


I'll keep updating this topic for more informations/visuals and we also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/naicaonline/) and a Twitter account (https://twitter.com/NaicaOnline) if you are interested ! The website of Na´ca is now available at this adress (https://naicaonline.com/) and you can register to participate to the tests ! Don't hesitate to shoot any questions :)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on April 12, 2018, 09:48:25 am
Small update : We began to work on the level design of Na´ca ! Can't wait to see it in "real" and show it to you :) For the characters & the animations expecially the attacks (only the fox has been animated thus far that's why you'll see him a lot !).

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4585/LKzT5m.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/3092/f7vHry.jpg)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on April 19, 2018, 08:48:51 am
The website of Na´ca is now live ! You can register to participate to the upcoming tests : https://naicaonline.com/ ! :)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on April 25, 2018, 03:01:23 pm
The first artworks for the monsters living in Na´ca ;D

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/3186/oUNKzP.jpg)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on April 30, 2018, 05:03:52 pm
The graphists strike again ! Here is a bandit protecting his chest  ;)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/281/GFsadk.jpg)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on May 03, 2018, 08:48:17 am
We posted our first blog about the world of Na´ca and its PvP : https://community.naicaonline.com/en...-in-pixel-art/

Other blogs we'll be posted in the coming weeks to learn more about Na´ca and its development :)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on May 04, 2018, 03:57:56 pm
We've reached the 500 registrations on Naicaonline.com for the tests ! Thank you all so much :)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/2007/2g1523.gif)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on May 11, 2018, 10:31:14 am
We keep working on the User Interface and some of the spell's visuals are going to be reworked. Also the map of the playtest will soon be finished for the playtest ! We'll share with you more visuals very soon : don't hesitate to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NaicaOnline) / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/naicaonline) and join our Discord (https://discord.gg/MQeP4JG) !
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on May 15, 2018, 07:40:38 am
First visual of the map Arena for the playtest : what do you think of it ?

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/05/15/15263693318622_arena_map_naica1.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: eishiya on May 15, 2018, 01:07:58 pm
It's rather high-contrast, I didn't spot the character right away because of that.

Part of the problem is that the character isn't very eye-grabbing. Have you considered using slightly more saturated colours for the fur, and having shadows that aren't so dull-looking (more hue-shifted)?
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on May 16, 2018, 08:50:34 am
Hey !

The screenshot is actually 4 screens of smartphones so that's why you may have not spot the character right away. On a normal screen you will not have this kind of issue ! We'll work on making it easier to spot the characters in the coming days prior the first playtest (soon to be announced).

Thank you for your feedback !
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on May 18, 2018, 09:47:21 am
This weekend we'll be at the DreamHack Tours 2018 and Na´ca will be playable for the first time ! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NaicaOnline) & Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/naicaonline/) to live the event with us ! The first playtest in pre-alpha will soon be announced ;)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on May 23, 2018, 10:03:33 am
We've reached 1000 registered players : thank you all so much !

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/05/23/15270630099966_animation%20fire%201000%202.gif)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on May 29, 2018, 08:56:13 am
Read our DevBlog on designing the Pre-Alpha Playtest coming very soon !

https://community.naicaonline.com/entry/5-na%C3%AFca-designing-the-pre-alpha-playtest/
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on June 01, 2018, 08:57:47 am
The first playtest in Pre-Alpha will be held on June 8th at 6:00pm (CEST) ! Make sure you joined our Discord to have a chance to be one of the players !
https://discord.gg/MQeP4JG (https://discord.gg/MQeP4JG)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on June 08, 2018, 07:23:12 am
Today is the big day ! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NaicaOnline) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/naicaonline/) to live the playtest with us :) A video will be released next week to show the playtest to every players !
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on June 12, 2018, 07:48:35 am
Here are different screens from the playtest before we release the video ! A new playtest is already planned, make sure to follow us on our socials (Twitter  (https://twitter.com/NaicaOnline)& Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/naicaonline/)) and to be registered  (https://naicaonline.com/):)

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/06/12/15287895075505_1WmJ6tS____.png)

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/06/12/15287895208239_Poulet_naica____.png)

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/06/12/15287895270788_T0Un8Kf_____.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: trisbee on June 14, 2018, 07:07:23 pm
First visual of the map Arena for the playtest : what do you think of it ?

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/05/15/15263693318622_arena_map_naica1.png)

It's clear you're putting a lot of effort into this! An MMO is SUCH a huge endeavor, have you released any full commercial games yet? After 5 years even now I'm just working to release my first (Although I've been working for it on and off for 2 1/2 years specifically).

I just imagine all the classes and customizations it takes to make an MMO feel fun and unique, but the pixel art niche does do you a lot of favors! :D


The characters are really popping now from the environments, but I would suggest you animate at least one other race ASAP :)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on June 18, 2018, 08:44:45 am
Hey ! Thanks a lot for your kind comment !

Na´ca is our first video game project and we are doing everything we can to do it weel !

As for the races, we plan to add the humans very soon: we wanted to make them available for the playtest but an issue kept us away from doing it :( .

We will release the video from the playtest very soon !
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on June 21, 2018, 08:04:02 am
We've released the first video of Na´ca, recorded during the playtest ! Tell us what you think about it :)

https://youtu.be/wx3AuXB5rgg
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on June 29, 2018, 02:57:38 pm
More than 3000 players are registered on Naicaonline.com (http://) !  :o

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/06/29/15302834267776_3000-logo.gif)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on July 02, 2018, 03:59:21 pm
We wrote a DevBlog that might interest developers (2D or not): https://community.naicaonline.com/entry/6-advices-about-layers-and-how-to-order-them-correctly-for-a-2d-game/ !
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on July 09, 2018, 09:54:25 am
A new race has appeared on the last test: the cats ! We also use this opportunity to add a few more spells :)

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/07/09/15311287158976_KJxf0AY.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on July 13, 2018, 08:56:10 am
One word: customization! And it's only the beginning :D

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/07/13/15314720169803_customisation2_400px.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on July 25, 2018, 08:36:49 am
We've reached 10 000 players registered on Naicaonline.com (https://naicaonline.com/en/)! To celebrate this we added new emotes on our Discord (https://discord.gg/QajSaVu) :) If you want to participate to the tests with the dev team to help us stabilize the servers and the gameplay, join us: https://discord.gg/QajSaVu (https://discord.gg/QajSaVu) !

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/07/27/15326783662202_10000players.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on August 13, 2018, 04:16:25 pm
Na´ca is now added to the Twitch library! Its Box Art will soon be updated :D https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Na´ca
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile
Post by: FraZM on August 22, 2018, 12:40:32 pm
Here is a sneak peek of a map we are currently working on (on Unity) :)

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/08/22/15349405641886_ile_crane.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on September 18, 2018, 09:42:54 am
More than 50000 players are now registered on Naicaonline.com (https://naicaonline.com), thank you everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZrFH4Evwwc&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZrFH4Evwwc&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on October 04, 2018, 09:26:33 am
Inktober started at the beginning of the week and you can find every artworks from our artist, Greg, on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NaicaOnline) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/naicaonline/)! One artwork/theme per day, for 1 month! This year we are following the list of The French Inktober (https://www.facebook.com/Inktober2012/?ref=br_rs) :)

The first artwork (theme: Ice) :

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2018/10/04/15386434244215_inktober_naica_day1.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on October 10, 2018, 04:04:18 pm
There are currently 10 Inktober artwork posted on our social networks Twitter (https://twitter.com/NaicaOnline) et Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/naicaonline/), each of them with a unique theme!
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on November 05, 2018, 08:37:19 am
Inktober is over, you can now find all our artworks on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naicaonline/

The Alpha is planned to be released early 2019, more informations here: https://twitter.com/NaicaOnline/status/1058434819892432897