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colshin 05-28-2012 05:04 PM

Fan made KotOR game
 
NEW OLD REPUBLIC: THE FALLEN EMPIRE

Not a mod, but rather a whole new game. This project started July 2011 by CptPriceless and myself and has been in development ever since.
It survived a dozen rewrites, me leaving for the university and later the Red Army. Yet it's still alive and doing incredibly well.
Only this time we're bringing it to the third dimension. So please keep an eye on the project and see what it grows into.
As for the story, setting and all that stuff check out CptPriceless's post below.

STATUS

2D VERSION

- 75% ready minus the content

3D VERSION

- Loading modules/entities/lights/skybox
- Movement, physics, animations, AI
- Flexible camera
- Preliminary combat support
- Dialogue UI

SCREENSHOTS

2D VERSION

3D VERSION
Show spoiler


DOWNLOADS

2D VERSION

The Engine
The Game

3D VERSION

Coming soon

SOFTWARE

2D VERSION

- Love2D
- Sprite Sheet Packer
- Govorilka

3D VERSION

- Panda3D

BOTH

- Notepad++
- Blender
- Paint.NET
- Audacity

PERSONAL INSPIRATIONS

- Alex the CptPriceless
- KotOR series
- Jedi Knight series
- The Elder Scrolls series
- Hitman series

CptPriceless 05-28-2012 05:05 PM

ALL STORYLINE UPDATES WILL BE MADE IN THIS POST
Colshin, was adamant about the name: "NEW OLD REPUBLIC: THE FALLEN EMPIRE." "New Old Republic" was his idea, "The Fallen Empire" was my contribution.
UPDATE [6/8/12]: Concept art has been released! Check for releases under my album - "New Old Republic: The Fallen Empire."
UPDATE [7/10/13]: PM IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
Show spoiler

UPDATE [7/20/13]: Kr1ffing_Br1lliant has joined our team! He will be doing concept art.
UPDATE [7/31/13]: Fallen Guardian has joined our team! He will be a cowriter, as well as a potential skinner!
UPDATE [7/31/13]: Paddy Garcia has joined our team! He will be a cowriter.

This is not a mod this will run on a completely separate engine. Colshin is the main engineer of this project; he introduced the idea of creating KotOR III on a separate engine and is in charge of coding the game itself. I'm the lead writer and concept-artist.

PROGRESS:
Plot - 100%
Storyline - 60% (Characters [with concept sketches], Events, Sequence, Planets, Etc)
Dialogue - 0.2%
Classes - 70% (background, attributes, skills, feats, powers, so on)
Writing System - 60% (Classes^, Damage, Items, so on)

DEVELOPER'S BLOG
Click this.

TITLE CRAWL:
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...
NEW OLD REPUBLIC

THE FALLEN EMPIRE


Four years after the conclusion of the DARK WARS, the GALACTIC REPUBLIC has gained a delicate stability. Previous conflicts have strained the REPUBLIC'S resources and the once revered JEDI COUNCIL has faded into memory.

Unbeknownst to the recovering REPUBLIC, remnants of DARTH REVAN'S SITH EMPIRE, unyielding insurrectionists, and warring criminal organizations vie for GALACTIC SUPREMACY.

In an effort to palliate these hidden threats, covert reinforcements approach the surface of ORD MANTELL…


STORY
Prior to the Mandalorian Wars, the Republic, scarred from the occurrences of Exar Kun's Great Sith War, established a police force tasked with preventing another galactic conflict. Nobody anticipated, however, that a threat from the Unknown Regions - the Mandalorians - would so rapidly invade and terrorize Republic space. Shortly after the appearance of this new enemy, Republic reformed its military, transforming its police forces into army soldiers sent to combat the Mandalorian threat.

Some elite policemen, however, were recruited by a secret organization named, "Areani", an intelligence-seeking organization that spearheaded the fight against criminals and terrorists in a conflict overshadowed by the Mandalorian Wars and known only to a few as, "The Great Conspiracy". Though uncredited, Areani and its affiliates successfully safeguarded the Republic's political and economic health from internal threats and factions: namely, the Exchange, the Hutt Cartel, and other factions I will not spoil for the sake of the story.

You will play a character that, during the Mandalorian and Jedi Civil Wars, fought in The Great Conspiracy as a Republic Elite Ranger - most of which were disavowed and turned into Republic Commandos sent to the frontlines. You led a task force and stopped what would have been the most brutal attack against the Republic's foundation and what would have severely crippled the Republic's war effort and chances against the Mandalorians. Yet, despite your previous heroism, betrayal and corruption have caused you to question your allegiances…


MAIN LOCATIONS
Ord Mantell
Coruscant
Corellia
Nal Hutta
Balmorra
Ziost
Taloraan
Yavin IV
Justa
Tatooine
Nathema
Dromund Kaas

EXTRA LOCATIONS
Ilum
Tion
Ossus


Our plan is to release a beta version of the game that will only incorporate the main storyline. After feedback regarding the plot and engine - bugs, plotholes, etc. - we will release a full version with the side planets and extra quests.


PARTY MEMBERS
Lieutenant-Commander Kory
Female Human | Soldier
A sense of duty and dedication to whoever might be in need of her service makes it obvious that Kory has more incentive to fight than credits. The Lieutenant-Commander's skills and motivations will be important to the battles you fight, as well as the battles you pick.

Major Thilian (Temporary)
Female Human | Soldier
Despite all the suspicion and dirt you may have accumulated over the years, Major Thilian has always placed trust in your actions. How you choose to use or abuse that trust will affect the Republic's survival.

Colonel Desh (Temporary)
Male Human | Soldier
An efficient commander and the leader of Republic intelligence on Ord Mantell, Desh will do whatever it takes to see that the Republic prevails.

Kile Gunter
Male Mirialan | Scout
This bounty hunter was once among the most feared in the galaxy. A failed mission, however, caused him to change his view on what he once thought was an "easy galaxy to live in"; now pursued by the Hutts, Kile knows not where to go.

HK-51
Masculine Droid | Assassin
Something about this unit will seem familiar... Don't know what though.

Bala Nisi
Female Kiffar | Jedi Archiver
Although her time in the halls of the Jedi Library have hindered her skill with a lightsaber, Morgana's vast knowledge of Jedi history and adeptness with the Force will make her a powerful asset to your squad.

Vargas
Male Human | Jedi Watchman
Having fought for both sides in the Great Sith War between the Jedi Council and Exar Kun's Brotherhood of the Sith, Vargas possesses experience and wisdom that will be invaluable not only for the Council's efforts, but also for your own.

Naresha Katarsis
Female Nagai | Scoundrel
Trained by the Zeison Sha, Naresha is a ruthless, cold, efficient, and tactical individual. She is skilled in various areas of warfare - survival, espionage, and most notably, assassination.

Talia Szin
Female Twi'lek/Zeltron Hybrid | Scout
A victim of atrocity, Talia is well-aware of the underground brutality that now seemingly transcends the order that has long been promoted by the Galactic Republic. Leading her gang called, "Vice", Talia will assist you in your fight against criminality in the galaxy.

Cravvus Thao
Male Zabrak | Cyborg Engineer
Cravvus' brilliant mind is unfortunately overshadowed by the poor reputation of his company - Czerka Corporation. He believes, however, that Czerka can turn itself around and capitalize on its potential to positively impact the galaxy.

Cyrus Vark
Male Miraluka | Assassin
A heavily modified individual, Cyrus possesses traits that even the greatest of warriors lack. At the same time, however, Cyrus is unaware of where his true loyalties lie. Will you steer him toward the light? Or will you drive him down the path of darkness and destruction?

Canderous Ordo
Male Human | Soldier
The Mandalorian is back and as loyal as ever. He remains vigilant in his efforts to unite the Mandalorian clans and preserve their honor... as well as his own.


SOFTWARE
Scrivener (Freeware Version: LyX)
Writing and organizing the Story Bible - including plot, characters, factions, locations, storyline, etc.

OmniGraffle Pro (Freeware Version: yEd)
Writing dialogue and sequences.

Microsoft Excel (Freeware Versions: LibreOffice, Open Office, Kingsoft Office)
Creating charts for Classes, Characters, Levels, Abilities, Feats, etc.

Microsoft Word (Freeware Versions:LibreOffice, Open Office, Kingsoft Office))
inalizing and publishing the Story Bible

jeffcorn 05-28-2012 07:05 PM

Sounds awesome looking forward to this one!

Warlord664 05-28-2012 09:28 PM

Wow, you guys have alot more work complete on this then I thought. I must say well done.

Kr1ffing_Br1lliant 06-22-2012 12:20 AM

Are you looking for help on some of the artwork? I do character drawings all the time and am interested in working on this, if you want.

starwarzchick112 08-10-2012 03:41 PM

Doesn't this belong in Holowan Labs?

CptPriceless 08-10-2012 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by starwarzchick112 (Post 2816324)
Doesn't this belong in Holowan Labs?

Holowan Labs: "This is your forum for questions related to modifying the PC versions of both KotOR and TSL."

This isn't a mod. :thmbup1:

Devizz 08-10-2012 10:08 PM

Looks awesome, can't wait to play some sort of demo version. ;) Good luck!

goldomenso 09-02-2012 02:24 PM

CptPriceless, your title crawl says "Previous JEDI conflicts have all but strained the GALACTIC REPUBLIC'S resources." I think you want either say "...have strained the GALACTIC REPUBLIC'S resources" or "...have all but exhausted the GALACTIC REPUBLIC'S resources."

.:Lord Revan:. 09-02-2012 03:49 PM

Is this a mod for kotor or tsl?

Sith Holocron 09-03-2012 08:00 AM

Check four posts above your last post.

thejman217 09-03-2012 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by .:Lord Revan:. (Post 2817851)
Is this a mod for kotor or tsl?

It seems like it's a whole new game.

thejman217 09-03-2012 03:29 PM

When it's released, will we have to pay for the game or is it free?

DeathScepter 09-03-2012 04:34 PM

legally it has to be free unless they want to have a legal battle to making money off a copyrighted product. Fan Fictions and Mods under the Fair Use Act do have their limits due to the copyright laws. So if they want to make money off this, they need to ask Lucas Arts and Bioware if they using the Kotor 1 game to do this. If they are using the Kotor 2, they need to make a deal with Lucas Arts and Obisdan for this, if they want to make their own product and sell it.

thejman217 09-03-2012 05:27 PM

Sweet! When will this be released?!

mattig89ch 09-04-2012 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejman217 (Post 2817961)
Sweet! When will this be released?!

this is just a guess, but I'd say when its done. But then again, i admit to not following this too closely, so I don't know if they've given a release date.

supreme kotor 04-07-2013 03:23 PM

Just a question how exactly are you making this kotor 3? UDT or done other program?

CptPriceless 04-07-2013 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supreme kotor (Post 2830581)
Just a question how exactly are you making this kotor 3? UDT or done other program?

LOVE2D

supreme kotor 07-16-2013 07:40 PM

Well I will be the first one to say it,

IM IN LOVE I LOVE THE NEW SCREENS.

Sith Sizzle 07-18-2013 01:52 AM

I think it's safe to say that this is the most complete, well thought out, and professional fan made KotOR game ever created. This is some amazing work and I can't wait to see what's added to this project in the future. Great job to all involved! :D

CptPriceless 07-21-2013 07:50 PM

I have finally updated the Developer's Blog!

Also, the first two posts in this thread will be edited, meaning new updates will be made only in the first two threads. The above post shows otherwise, I guess, but as for my own post, I intend to keep all updates in there and not spam the thread. :) So if you have any interest for or in this project, check periodically, even if the thread isn't bolded! :D

Fair Strides 2 07-22-2013 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CptPriceless (Post 2835652)
I have finally updated the Developer's Blog!

Also, the first two posts in this thread will be edited, meaning new updates will be made only in the first two threads. The above post shows otherwise, I guess, but as for my own post, I intend to keep all updates in there and not spam the thread. :) So if you have any interest for or in this project, check periodically, even if the thread isn't bolded! :D

Stupid question I know, but will this be 2D or 3D?

Please say 3D...

And what programming language is the engine?

Sith Sizzle 07-24-2013 06:33 AM

I see in one of the screenshots that there is an "Enable Cheats" setting. Are you really adding cheats to your own game? That's awesome, but I'd feel kind of guilty if I cheated right away before beating it at least once. :p

CptPriceless 07-24-2013 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sith Sizzle (Post 2835767)
I see in one of the screenshots that there is an "Enable Cheats" setting. Are you really adding cheats to your own game? That's awesome, but I'd feel kind of guilty if I cheated right away before beating it at least once. :p

We were testing modules and got tired of having to play through the entire thing over and over again. Those "cheats" were more for experimenting with newly implemented content and features. I doubt we'll actually use cheats in the end product. :P

Sith Sizzle 07-25-2013 08:49 PM

Haha well that makes sense. It would be funny if people modded your game like with other games.

Sirath 07-26-2013 03:31 AM

This seems awesome! I've always wanted to create my own KotOR 3 however, naturally, I don't have the patience (and I rage quit a lot with drawing sprites) to do so and 99% of my projects turn out dead a month or two after I start working on them.

On that note I'd be happy to contribute to this, if you need an extra programmer, I'd be happy to fill in (Never used LOVE2D or coded with Lua, but I have had some experience with C++, quite a bit with GML and AS2 so learning Lua shouldn't be too hard). Also I do have some experience with Blender as well.

Scorge 07-26-2013 11:56 AM

Honestly, the logo that you have atm, isn't the best. Would you like me to make one? Happy to help any way I can.

Well, I took the liberty of making a logo for this [just as a sample of what I can do] so you can see,

http://i.minus.com/iMOoUS2xPQg1L.jpg

Sirath 08-02-2013 10:25 PM

Well heres something I whipped up in blender yesterday. It hasn't been textured properly and not to mention the lighting around it doesn't make it 100% clear. Its not the best, but I'm trying to improve my own 3D modelling skills.
http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/855/0kdq.png

supreme kotor 08-19-2013 11:10 AM

(Sorry I'm slow) so I'm a little confused as to why there is pictures from a 3d engine for a 2d game?

Fair Strides 2 08-19-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supreme kotor (Post 2836922)
(Sorry I'm slow) so I'm a little confused as to why there is pictures from a 3d engine for a 2d game?

Maybe they decided to switch to 3D, since they managed to crack the engine-reading-mdl roadblock?

Codeluke 08-19-2013 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supreme kotor (Post 2836922)
(Sorry I'm slow) so I'm a little confused as to why there is pictures from a 3d engine for a 2d game?

Same here. Maybe he's using them for a cutscene or something?

CptPriceless 08-19-2013 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supreme kotor (Post 2836922)
(Sorry I'm slow) so I'm a little confused as to why there is pictures from a 3d engine for a 2d game?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Codeluke (Post 2836929)
Same here. Maybe he's using them for a cutscene or something?


At the moment, we're experimenting with a 3D game engine called, "Panda3D".

supreme kotor 08-20-2013 06:55 PM

Hey ya won't hear me complaining :)

Fair Strides 2 08-20-2013 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colshin (Post 2836965)
That's right, I thought myself capable of making a 3D version of the project. And so far, it all goes smoothly. So far, only the open-source and cross-platform tools were used, as usual. As for the models, I'm using KotOR ones strictly for testing purposes and it will be a relatively easy task to replace them with my own models (which I've already done on a few occasions). THIS IS NOT A MOD, IT'S A COMPLETELY NEW GAME WITH A DIFFERENT GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES NOT PRESENT IN KOTOR. Of course we're still keeping the 2D version, just in case we'll have to revert (also, NOSTALGY), but I don't really see it happening.

Thanks for the reply. I don't intend to give offense, but the possibility of 3D play just made me seriously interested in this project. Before I was interested in the "Can it be done?" aspect, but now it's the "I wanna play!" aspect.

colshin 08-20-2013 11:52 PM

Updated the first post.

Sith Sizzle 10-29-2013 11:34 PM

This thread hasn't had an update in 2 months, but what is the status of the 3D game?
I clicked the link to download the 2D game and it gives me a Dropbox Error (404).


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