The Magic Building Kit – Part 2
In the last issue, we gave you an overview of the new magic system - now we're going to give you all the details on how it works!
The magical attributes of your newly created spell are determined by the individual values of the spell cards you use - and these spell cards are in turn sub-divided into two basic groups: The "Base Cards" define the type of spell, like spatial spells or magic missiles, while "Modification Cards" define the class of the element (e.g. ice or fire) or attributes like speed and damage. Whether you use more or less Mana and whether you need a correspondingly longer time to summon spells depends on the combination of your set of cards. The player level and the total of 35 learnable magical skills must also be taken into account – if the magic is too complex for your own skills, the spell could misfire and maybe even injure you. The game’s well thought-out system prevents any combination of spells that are too powerful - without putting too many limitations on your experiments! And for the player who likes to take it easy, there are spells available to buy from merchants! RPG fans… get ready to rumble!
"The Temptation" has an even wider diversity of species than its predecessor! Here at Zuxxez we get a constant stream of animal models from the developers in Poland. Today, for example, we got a baboon. The picture originates from a special program called "Motion Builder", which defines the basic movements of figures. Motion Capturing is also used for the more important figures of course. This ape is great at scratching its head and showing its rear to the player... unbelievably lifelike!
In-Team: Adam Szafranski
1. What‘s your Job at Reality Pump?
Hop-hop! just checking if I can be heard...
2. What are working on right now?
Hop-hop! Just checking if the echo's answering me... ;-)
3. What games do you like playing?
Racing games, sometimes Splinter Cell and currently Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.
4. What was the last film you saw?
“The Dark Knight” on DVD – the best Batman ever!
5. What book are you reading right now?
“Sexus” from Henry Miller and the Prose of Fernando Pessoa – close to the bone!
6. What’s the last CD you listened to?
I listen to the Tiger Lillies, Bad Blood and Blasphemy; although for the past week Death Magnetic's been in my CD player.
7. With which game designer would you like to work?
Emm.... George Lucas… is he still around?
8. Any funny stories from your games development department?
I'm trying to remember.... emmm... what was the question again?
9. Why do you think „The Temptation“ will be better than the competition?
We have swords, axes, bombs, pitchforks, fire extinguishers and lasers... and they're all aimed at the competition!
10. What game character would you like to spend some time with?
Guybrush Threepwood – I show him as a real pirate should be...
11. To finish with... what’s your motto in life?
Nothing exists, my friend....
A new round of questions!
This is for all you "The Temptation" fans out there who're hungry for answers! We'll soon have another opportunity to speak to project leader Mirek Dymek - and we'll be asking him YOUR questions! If any of you have a question for him, just mail it to me at jsr(@)zuxxez.com. We'll collect all your queries and ask him as many questions as possible (until he loses his voice!) – then we'll publish the answers in one of the next issues, OK? If you want to tell Mirek anything you think he ought to consider, like your suggestions, ideas, etc... just send 'em in!