A Dream of Conquest - Teaser
Posted on 06/10/06 @ 09:37 AM (updated 06/21/06
A Dream of Conquest - Teaser
||The Conquerors 1.0c
Evening in a small town in Scotland, 2077
An old man sits thinks over his life
He has decided to write a book of all he has
encountered during his 85 years old life
He grabs his feather pencil and starts
writing his biography. A book who was
going to be a very famous book in the
future, and the proudness of the Glasgow
"Many long years has passed since this war began... years of death.... of evil... and of vengeance
The warlords of the world has fought each other as long as enyone can remember... the warlords of Earth... warriors fighting for rights, for monye, for fun, for death and for glory and honor.
But this isn't the Earth we know.
During the Hundred Years war, scientists from another galaxy started researching about time travelling and they tamed the forces of nature. They could now control massive weapons and tools to manipulate the Universe.
They used Earth as a project. They copied it into their galaxy, but someone had written in the wrong coordinates.
The New Earth crashed with the scienteists planet, Muugarxi, and erased life on it. Earth was however protected, as its original version never feeled the crash
At least thats what the scientists say... no one really knows how Earth managed to survive the crash
Anyway, life on the new Earth eveolved normally, except for the human history. They never discovered electricity, and most of the machiones from the Industrial Revolution. They where stuck in the 16th century, forever...
Though, some cities and places where given same names as they have on real Earth, such as Sweden and cities in it.
This story is about one of the great warlords, the one I have followed since he once entered the battlefield in 2014
His name is Lord Basse."
The Old man looked down on what he had written.
'It has been a long day' he thought.
He went to sleep 'I'll continue tomorrow'
This teaser takes place in the new Earth, described above.
Lord Basse leads his people, called the bassians, into times of war and peace. His dream has been the same since he started fighting. A Dream of creating a large empire, to be famous and feared, respected.
A Dream of Conquest
His search for an empire on Earth leads nowhere. He never manages to take more citites than his hometown, Tyringe, making the other warlords seeing him as a loser, a complete failure
But when he finds a dimensional portal in Scania, everything totally changes. He can now start creating his empire in real. His dream is coming true...
medium resolution (above 800x640)
no background music
sound effects to maximum volume
play on standard difficulty
do not move the cursor
do not use marco polo
DO not use marco polo
do NOT use marco polo
do not USE marco polo
do not use MARCO polo
do not use marco POLO
if you find any bugs, report to me via the Blacksmith
NEVER PAUSE THE GAME!!!!
This is a plain cutscene, 12.39 minutes long. Its an intro for the full version of ADOC and will be included there too
This is the first and only teaser for ADOC that will be released. Then you can only wait for the full version, who hopefully will come this year
Comments and reviews are warmly welcomed, as I really want this campaign to be as good as possible
UPDATE to Version 2
I followed your advice and made the cutscene better. What I changed:
- Trebuchets attacks the towers at the siege
- Lord Basse doesn't immediately run to the leaders
- More bassian soldiers iat the siege
If there still are big bugs, or irritating things left, please comment and I'll do what I can to fix it
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This campaign is one of the best i've played!!! and i've played alot.... Well good work and when do u hope to have the full version out.... I can't wait to play! :)
This is (as the name would suggest) a teaser to a larger campaign. It was quite fun to watch, although it was not perfect by any means. One slight problem was that in the battle between the two tribes several men did not fight. Apart from this many scenes lack a totally polished effect, for example units appear out of nowhere and some movement among characters is a little odd (Candorus for one). Overall though it was enjoyable if not totally engaging to watch with humour nicely off-setting the action. Music was used to good effect. The only other problem is that some dialogue jars with the story. Basse leaves a tunnel and sees a forest, suddenly he knows that he has come through a portal and has found a new world. Bizarrely, he has even discussed with Candorus what would happen in such an event. The other time this happens is when Basse produces the unlikely line about his experts telling him there are no dimensional portals in Sweden.
No fighting included.
Although the story and map design aren't terribly creative (honourable hero decides to conquer a massive empire) the scenario did have some original elements. The concept of portals is little used and the author has used a seldom seen "trick" with palisades. Nothing vastly new but unusual enough to maintain interest.
Map Design: 3-
This was a little sub-par. For the most part plants were just scattered with no particular order (example: a forest, with just a scattering of jungle and forest trees, on a solid leaves base). Many areas were quite bare and/or lacking in order. The best area is at the siege, but even here we see randomly placed jungle trees that are incogruent with the surroundings. The Iunari (how do we pronounce this by the way?) base is a curious mash of middle Eastern walls and castles, European style tents and some rather strange use of a forbidding dark wall (it gets stranger if you marco polo, but that does not affect this review).
Although mistakes are not rare, considering the author's nationality (and you won't get this wrong after watching) the grammar and spelling are good. The story is interesting enough to hold the attention, the unlikely dialogue described above notwithstanding, and the author's use of humour is good. (Although for a campaign about the author making the gratest empire in the universe some of the humour is quite self-deprecating, but this is refreshing). Despite the story seeming a little rushed (for example: the names of the tribes) it can hold up and still provides entertainment, just take it at face value and don't look too closely.
Overall: A promising start to a campaign promising more of the same, with hopefully a slightly better standard.
+ Story idea
+ No overly complex plot
- Map design
- Consistency in story and dialogue
[Edited on 01/15/07 @ 01:41 PM]
First off, many thanks for the review Julius! I'm glad you liked it!
Same goes for you Rebel Troop. I'm happy to hear your compliments :)
'One slight problem was that in the battle between the two tribes several men did not fight.'
Strange. I'll remember that for the updated version... when I make one
'Apart from this many scenes lack a totally polished effect, for example units appear out of nowhere and some movement among characters is a little odd (Candorus for one).'
I can only agree. When I made this it was one of my first cut-scenes ever and back then I was really proud of it. But now I've learned much more and it's not that great anymore.
But that only thrills me to make a new version of it :)
'Basse leaves a tunnel and sees a forest, suddenly he knows that he has come through a portal and has found a new world. Bizarrely, he has even discussed with Candorus what would happen in such an event. The other time this happens is when Basse produces the unlikely line about his experts telling him there are no dimensional portals in Sweden.'
As you know, I think, Basse sent out the scouts (commanders) to find any dimensional portal that might exist in all of Scania. He knew about their existense but after what he'd heard from his professors, he doubted there would be anyone in Scania that was undiscovered.
He had, however, discussed the matter many times before, with Candorus for example. Else he would never had gone out on such a quest.
Since Candorus is his right hand and one of his best friends, he promised him that he could come with him into the new world, when they find it.
That explains why he had already talked to Candorus
Second, the tunnel in the Iunari base is not the portal itself, only a tunnel to the place where the Iunari guards the portal.
Maybe I didnt state that clear enough. I'll work on that too for the next version
'For the most part plants were just scattered with no particular order (example: a forest, with just a scattering of jungle and forest trees, on a solid leaves base). Many areas were quite bare and/or lacking in order. The best area is at the siege, but even here we see randomly placed jungle trees that are incogruent with the surroundings.'
Also getting fixed for the next version
'The Iunari (how do we pronounce this by the way?)'
Like this: ee-yu-ná-ri
'The Iunari base is a curious mash of middle Eastern walls and castles, European style tents and some rather strange use of a forbidding dark wall'
Yea I know. It doesnt look too good. Also going to get fixed up for the next version
'Although mistakes are not rare, considering the author's nationality (and you won't get this wrong after watching) the grammar and spelling are good.'
I try my best in getting grammar and spelling correct but its not always easy. Many times I just hit the wrong button on the keyboard, other times I dont know how to spell it.
'Despite the story seeming a little rushed (for example: the names of the tribes) it can hold up and still provides entertainment, just take it at face value and don't look too closely.'
It is rushed. When I made it I thought it was just as I wanted it. Now it seems pretty bad compared to what I want as a start for the whole campaign, that in fact is my greatest project ever in AoK. The oldest version was made 2003-2005, the ne version in Spring 2006, the one thats in progress right now.
'Overall: A promising start to a campaign promising more of the same, with hopefully a slightly better standard.'
It will be. You have my word ;)
Once again, thanks for the review!
This is a nice cutscene.
I don't understand why the knight renamed as Lord Basse dies in the attack on the Iunari base. And after that he somehow travelled through a dimensional portal !?!
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