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Carpathian Night - Halloween 2019 Demo now available!
« on: December 27, 2017, 09:01:53 PM »
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Hello Fan Stuff forum!

I am working on a game that takes inspiration primarily from Super Castlevania 4, my favorite game in the series. Carpathian Night will have free-form controls similar to those seen in SCIV. The levels, monsters, and obstacles will be closely designed around the free-form controls, hopefully leading to a fair but sufficiently challenging game.

I am currently focusing on getting a playable demo of level 1 out within the next couple of months. Hopefully I can find some willing play testers on this forum! Let me know if you are interested in playtesting Carpathian Night. Also, please let me know if you have any other feedback, suggestions, or questions. Thanks!

Please follow Carpathian Night on social media for updates on the demo:

Website: carpathiannight.com
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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 09:36:51 PM »
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This looks awesome and im interested to be a tester :3

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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 09:49:52 PM »
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looks neat, but the music is very unfitting imo
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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 10:40:37 PM »
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looks neat, but the music is very unfitting imo
Hmm, this isn't the first time I've heard this. I'd be interested to know why you feel the track is unfitting.

Thanks Jop, I'll notify you when I release the demo. If you prefer that I contact you via email, PM it to me.

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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 08:00:12 AM »
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Hmm, this isn't the first time I've heard this. I'd be interested to know why you feel the track is unfitting.

It sounds fairly simple and quiet. It sounds more like gameboy music than anything. It does, however, seem to take inspiration from the proper source (Bach organ music!) and the melody sounds nice. The instrumentation and lack of an audible bassline/counter-melody is a tad jarring though. What program are you using to make it?
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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 10:07:36 AM »
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It sounds fairly simple and quiet. It sounds more like gameboy music than anything. It does, however, seem to take inspiration from the proper source (Bach organ music!) and the melody sounds nice. The instrumentation and lack of an audible bassline/counter-melody is a tad jarring though. What program are you using to make it?

Good ear, that piece was made for the gameboy hardware. It's just a gameboy version of Vivaldi's Winter, and I haven't done much else on my side to get the ball rolling with the music so far. I am not very experienced with music at all, so this is one aspect of the game I will probably need the most feedback on. The individual who made that Winter track is interested in composing for this game, and he wishes to use the Japanese Castlevania 3 soundtrack as a primary source of inspiration.

Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 11:05:40 AM »
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Good ear, that piece was made for the gameboy hardware. It's just a gameboy version of Vivaldi's Winter, and I haven't done much else on my side to get the ball rolling with the music so far. I am not very experienced with music at all, so this is one aspect of the game I will probably need the most feedback on. The individual who made that Winter track is interested in composing for this game, and he wishes to use the Japanese Castlevania 3 soundtrack as a primary source of inspiration.

Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

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I didn't even recognize it! I'm ashamed of myself
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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 12:38:23 AM »
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So is the player Vlad himself? The game looks interesting, I like the part where the statue of armour comes alive, it reminded me of CV64
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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 01:26:34 PM »
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The light effect coming from the windows is clever and it looks great, waiting eagerly for a demo!

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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 02:03:19 PM »
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So is the player Vlad himself? The game looks interesting, I like the part where the statue of armour comes alive, it reminded me of CV64

The similarity between the playable hero and Vlad Dracula is intentional! Glad you caught that. But no, Vlad is not the hero, but is definitely in this game.

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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 09:58:30 AM »
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Short video demonstrating the opening area of the game:


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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 06:55:09 PM »
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I've got a more interesting video for you guys today, gameplay footage demonstrating some of the monsters and other aspects of the game!


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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2018, 09:19:20 AM »
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The gameplay looks stiff, while the environment looks like it was made for a free-moving character.
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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2018, 10:34:02 AM »
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Could you elaborate further? I am aiming towards recreating the gameplay style of Super Castlevania IV, which is stiff compared to the Metroid-style Castlevanias, but the least stiff among the classic Castlevania series. The freeform controls of SCIV are one of the main reasons I enjoyed it so much.

Further details would be appreciated!

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Re: Wallachian Night - A SCIV style game
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2018, 01:28:37 PM »
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mostly the speed at which the character moves. if you wanna keep that the same then i'd recommend you study the level design in CV3. the gameplay would benefit from tighter level design I think.
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