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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
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on December 05, 2018, 10:42:00 am
The new website of Na´ca is here! You will be able to find new informations (Na´ca, races, skill system...) :)

https://naicaonline.com

We have also released a video to announce it (subtitles are available) :

https://youtu.be/_aA9cfVnh9Q
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on January 03, 2019, 01:18:55 pm
We have released the forums for those interested! Some DevBlogs are also available (old and new ones):

https://forums.naicaonline.com/
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on January 16, 2019, 03:04:30 pm
We will do our first DevStream live on Twitch on friday at 7:00pm CET!

https://www.twitch.tv/naicaonline (https://www.twitch.tv/naicaonline)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on January 24, 2019, 08:37:34 am
The DevStream replay is available on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/RD4nIiralUU (https://youtu.be/RD4nIiralUU)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on February 27, 2019, 10:33:38 am
Little in-game image of a quest available in Na´ca

(https://i.imgur.com/OOvau1V.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on March 18, 2019, 02:15:42 pm
Information about the release of the closed Alpha: https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/190-letter-to-the-community-alpha-release/ (https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/190-letter-to-the-community-alpha-release/)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on April 23, 2019, 08:40:15 am
We regularly publish screenshot and informations on Na´ca's development in this topic for those interested (monsters, fog, interface, zones...): https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/106-follow-up-on-the-development/ (https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/106-follow-up-on-the-development/)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on May 03, 2019, 07:34:50 am
New informations and update about the closed Alpha of Na´ca! https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/220-update-about-the-closed-alpha-of-na%C3%AFca/
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on May 14, 2019, 08:49:03 am
This weekend, we are back to the DreamHack Tours! You can find us at the stand of Centre-Val de Loire region (DreamExpo) and try the swamp area before anyone else!

More informations here (https://www.facebook.com/naicaonline/posts/394757637779896?__tn__=-R).
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on June 20, 2019, 09:29:00 am
New post on the forums! This week we started internal test with a few selected players and got a lot of feedback (and also bugs to fix)!

You can read more here:

https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/106-follow-up-on-the-development/?do=findComment&comment=1260
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on June 27, 2019, 09:58:30 am
Since our last newsletter, a few things have happened for Na´ca: we have been to the DreamHack Tours in May, we slowly but steadily progressed on the sound & music side and we launched a big testing phase for Na´ca.

Read more: https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/294-news-from-na%C3%AFca-dreamhack-tours-music-and-last-step/ (https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/294-news-from-na%C3%AFca-dreamhack-tours-music-and-last-step/)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on July 10, 2019, 09:36:26 am
Greetings adventurers!

The past months, many players have expressed their desire to support us through a donation: it is now possible !

Donations made by players will help us build the world of Na´ca, allow us to grow faster and help us keep our independance. On top of that, every donator will receive exclusive rewards.

The closed Alpha will be released in the coming months. Access will be sent to players on a regular basis, per wave. If you make a donation, you will be prioritized.

Every rewards will be available once the game is officially released (after the closed Alpha and the Beta). Every release date is an estimation and can be subject to change.

We started Na´ca in 2018 and we still have a long way to go: do you want to take part in the adventure? You can support us by making a donation on our website! (https://naicaonline.com/fr/donation)

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2019/07/10/15627479682459_team-naica23.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on July 11, 2019, 09:10:09 am
Adventurers, thank you so much! In less than 24h we have reached the 1000Ç donation milestone!

A donation of at least 1Ç already helps us a lot and will guarantee you to be prioritized for the closed Alpha! Also it looks like the VIPack is extremely popular...

Thank you again to all current and future donators, more information about Na´ca will be shared soon.

To support us: https://naicaonline.com/en/donation (https://naicaonline.com/en/donation)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on July 22, 2019, 12:45:52 pm
Getting scared by a big monster is the price to pay if you are an adventurer. Right Banther?

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2019/07/22/15637993465212_banther_sangliporc_naica.png)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on August 05, 2019, 08:20:44 am
Come closer to the fire and get warmer, or else talk to Allister and start new quests: your adventure, your choice!

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2019/08/05/1564992351598_fire_camp_naica1.jpg)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on August 09, 2019, 03:55:01 pm
We ended our last test on August 7 and it is time to share with you the recap of the past two months!

What's to know: 1300 players, monsters, feedback and dungeon.

Read more: https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/106-follow-up-on-the-development/?do=findComment&comment=1387
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on September 05, 2019, 09:25:06 am
Na´ca has two divinities: Naide and Icaon. Their altars are scattered all around Na´ca. We will introduce them later on!

Naide


(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2019/09/05/15676750376673_naide-stelle.gif)

Icaon

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2019/09/05/15676750543159_icaon-anim.gif)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on September 09, 2019, 09:20:38 am
News from Na´ca: Summer recap

Read more: https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/318-news-from-na%C3%AFca-summer-recap/
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on September 11, 2019, 12:22:41 pm
After all those months of work and tests, we have great news for everyone: THE CLOSED ALPHA OF NA¤CA WILL LAUNCH ON SEPTEMBER 24!

(https://user.oc-static.com/upload/2019/09/11/1568204099245_annonce-closed-alpha.png)

Vous trouverez plus d'information sur le sujet ici : https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/324-nouveautÚs-de-na´ca-lancement-de-lalpha-fermÚe (https://forums.naicaonline.com/topic/324-nouveautÚs-de-na´ca-lancement-de-lalpha-fermÚe)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: ShakaRule on September 11, 2019, 02:16:44 pm
Man this art is awesome. I love the graphics. I've taken a look at the website and this post. I'm interested in testing the game.

Besides that, i do agree with eishiya. I didnt even notice the player character. Maybe you could add something noticeable around the player. Or maybe this is a zoomed out shot of the game? I think it wouldnt be a problem if the player character took more space of the screen.

Im not an artist, this is just my opinion :)
Title: Re: Na´ca - Pixel art MMORPG on mobile and PC/Mac
Post by: FraZM on September 16, 2019, 09:47:52 am
Thank you very much!

As for the player character, it's always in the center of your screen and there does not seem to be any trouble finding your own character. We'll look into it if necessary!  :y: