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With the movement system mostly done, it's time to work on the battle system! This devblog I'll be explaining the basics of Life's Impetus's battle system.

Basics of Battle

The unique aspect of Life's Impetus is that your health is not determined by hitpoints, but instead by seconds. The focus of the fight isn't just beating the enemies, it's beating them quickly.  The battle system of LI takes a lot of inspiration from the Mario RPGs, particularly the Mario and Luigi series. The game is played in a field with enemies, and the battle starts when you encounter one of these. An RPG-like menu opens up but the battle takes place in real time. You can choose from a list of different attacks, which are executed by short animations that require timing, aiming, and other type of skills. The enemy can also attack back, but you can dodge their attacks with proper timing.

A gif from the prototype

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  • Listening to: The Strokes - Reptillia
  • Reading: Man's Search for Meaning
  • Playing: Disgaea 3


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certifiedninja00 Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy birthday! :D
AlceX Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(I'm really sorry for replying so late :( )

That said, thanks! It's been so long since I checked deviantart out... How have you been?
certifiedninja00 Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been doing well! No need to apologize, I understand you're probably pretty busy with designing Fountain of Life. How is that project going?
AlceX Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty well actually. I'm still in the pre-production phase (deciding how every element of the game will be like), but I'm reaching the end. I've started setting myself harsher deadlines than before, but that has actually helped me go faster.

I checked your journal... you're engaged?!? Congratulations! :) (Smile) 
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Freakerybattery4 Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice icon
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