Nimian Legends : BrightRidge 1.2 – The User Interface

Part of Nimian Legends : BrightRidge’s 1.2 update is a new user interface layout. There’s quite a few new mechanics coming in the update and i needed a more logical for the player to quickly access the expanded set of options. Here’s a sample of how i organize it. With these static wireframes im able to see what leads where. They don’t represent the final look but in game design wireframes like this ca help visualize what youre trying to create and see if it makes sense. I thought i’d share them with you:)

actions

camera

cheats

dialogue

mainui

options

quality

reset

settings

shapechange

spiritview

viewdotdetails

viewdots

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August 15th, 2014

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Nimian Legends : BrightRidge on Reddit

Bronxsta was kind enough to mention BrightRidge on reddit:) this kind of sharing and support really helps a solo dev like me.

https://www.reddit.com/r/iosgaming/comments/2d7bjj/explore_a_huge_open_world_in_nimian_legends/

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August 11th, 2014

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Coming in Update 1.2 – Camera Options

Nimian Legends :BrightRidge’s next update is 1.2, and there are some new mechanics being added. The camera option is turning out to be really cool. You can choose between 3 preset default camera views, and in the zoomed out “Diablo” views i was seeing the landscape in a different light. You can also zoom out views while you’re in eagle form. This is one of the mechanic updates coming in version 1.2

Here’s some screenshots taken with the new camera options: (kind of reminds me of photomode in The Last of Us )

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August 11th, 2014

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Nimian Battles : TombRidge Trailer

Nimian Battles is an Open World 3d Boss Battler for iPhone and iPad, and it’s set in the world of Nimian Legends. Explore a detailed, lush 3d landscape and hunt down the beast known as Boisine. It will be available Spring 2014. I’ve been inspired by the detailed open world adventures of The Witcher 3, Dragon Age : Inquisition and Shadow of the Colossus.

Nimian Battles : Tomb Ridge from Robert Kabwe on Vimeo.

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March 10th, 2014

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Protopop Weekly – March 3 2014

Lumbering through dense woods the giant Forest Troll barely disturbs a single branch or bush. At home beneath the trees away from direct sunlight, these gentle, intelligent creatures have formed their own societies. Nothing that compares to the gilded towers of Tiviscus or the smoky streets of Ookstergot, but simple groups that live very much in harmony with the nature that surrounds them. But don't mistake their way of life for weakness. Forest Trolls are incredibly strong, able to snap logs like twigs, and with a terrifying battle cry they will defend their young and their homes with feverish determination. Visit http://nimianlegends.com and you might encounter one for yourself. ... See MoreSee Less

True athletic success is found in genetic modification, chemical enhancements, and cybernetic upgrades. The best of the best battle for gold in the Junx City Biolympics! http://junxcity.com ... See MoreSee Less

Now you can play Nimian Legends on Facebook:) https://apps.facebook.com/nimianlegends/ ... See MoreSee Less

iPhone Support! Nimian Legends Beta 0.35 is online. The big feature is iPhone support. It also has bug fixes, interface enhancements, and new cheats. Play it now at http://nimianlegends.com (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

The Froosklan - Found mostly in the southern icy wastes of Eldt, this society hails from a glorious past. Their Diarchs ruled with great wisdom, but even their unmatched foresight could not stop the greed and corruption that turned their empyre into a loose collection of vagabonds and beggars. Now, generations later under new rule, the Diarchs begin their quest to return the Froosklan to it's former glory. Learn more about them or even join their ranks at http://nimianlegends.com ... See MoreSee Less

Next week's 0.35 Nimian Legends update brings fuller iPhone support for the game. You'll be able to explore the world of Nimia on the go and keep a world in your pocket. Check here for launch announcements soon:) (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Karma - it powers spells and increases stamina, and more of it is available to your adventurer - for a price. Come visit Fauvette in the marshland village of Hivre, a chilly, windswept community in the south that is a haven for Wytches and a target for Wytch Hunters. Toss a few gold coins his way and you'll leave with a nice Karma boost. http://nimianlegends.com ... See MoreSee Less

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March 10th, 2014

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Protopop Weekly – February 24 2014

Just received a great email from a Nimian Legends player playing in on Wii U. There are a few hiccups so I think it's time to get a Wii U and give it a thorough test. I'm glad it's works for the most part though and plan to expand Nimian Legends to more console web browsers in the coming weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Red Mantle's the blacksmyth in Bejra, a sturdy village under constant siege from beasts that inhabit nearby TombWood. In a place like this you need strength to fend off you foes. And Red Mantle is the one to train you. Focused, discipline, unforgiving - a workout with Red will leave you that much stronger. Visit Red Mantle in the village of Bejra at http://nimianlegends.com ... See MoreSee Less

Telelocom - Junx City's largest phone company. Actually, Junx City's only phone company. http://junxcity.com ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Zym Crucibet - a collector of all things precious. Hailing from the desert valleys of Physsus, the ruins of that faded empire intrigued Zym from an early age. Now, with an exceedingly obscene fortune amassed from years of shrewd trading, Zym travels the continent casting his obsessive eye on every artifact he can unearth, willing to go great lengths to add rare items to his vast, marvelous collection. You'll find Zym at the Excavation Site in http://nimianlegends.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Koldemarsh is a haven for Wytches like Merette. Feisty and formidable, she has resisted efforts by the Empyre to outlaw Wytchcraft and see her kind burn at the stake. It's rumored she has a remedy for the Blood Playgue, and she is willing to share it with those who respect her endeavors. Come meet Merette at http://nimianlegends.com ... See MoreSee Less

Ever meet a Zomby? The smell will give them away long before you see them. Still living creatures who have sold the smallest slice of their humanity in exchange for unnaturally long life and power. The exchange shatters their soul and gives Zombys their dreaded appearance and supernatural strength, even as dark powers continue to sap and rot the body from within. ... See MoreSee Less

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February 24th, 2014

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Protopop Weekly – February 17 2014

Rude Drunks. You'll find one in every town. The difficulties of Nimian life send many folks straight to the bottle to escape their fears and stresses. And one drink too many is all it takes for a rowdy villager try and prove themselves by challenging the latest adventurer to enter town - namely, You! ... See MoreSee Less

Frost Daemons are as comfortable in Ice and Snow as humans are on a warm summer day. usually these fierce, quick beasts and their razor sharp claws are (luckily) encountered as single creatures, but their are stories of an entire Frost Daemon clan living in the snowy peaks outside the village of Nizean that will tear even the most hardy adventurers to shreds. ... See MoreSee Less

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Match 3,4,5,6..... how high can you go? retro puzzle fun and one of my first Flash games. Do you have quick reflexes? Play Zymbols now: https://apps.facebook.com/zymbols/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Sour Girl. She lives in the swamps of Nueja. Legends say they are the lost daughters of Nana Sinki. Don't be fooled by their innocent demeanor. These are powerful creatures who will quickly drag unwary adventurers down into a watery grave. ... See MoreSee Less

Here's the wanted poster for Bosine - the beast in the first Nimian Battles game ... See MoreSee Less

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February 17th, 2014

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The Game Console of the Future is Already Here

light and portable is in

light and portable is in

I was at Target at 8am on a freezing Montreal morning waiting in line to grab the Xbox One. Got it. Lugged it home. Plugged it in. Played it. And was shocked at just how much space the technology took to play these games.

And it’s going to be another decade or so before the next generation after PS4 and Xbox One come out?

No thanks.

In the meantime Apple is silently laying the groundwork to take over the console game market.

iPhone already plays games from 10 years ago like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. Each new model seems capable of playing a new generation of games. I predict we’ll have caught up with the Xbox 360 withing 2 or 3 years.

You can put the iPhone in your pocket. It’s instant on and off. It’s backwards compatible. It is not only open to indies, but unlike the big consoles its entire ecosytem is BASED on it.

With IOS 7 we now have wireless controllers. And a relatively cheap 99$ Apple Tv lets you stream the games to your big screen

Add the IOS device + controller + apple TV and you have a modular, upgradeable and portable console system that improves on a yearly cycle, not every 8 – 10 years.

Adding a usb to Apple TV so you can plug in your phone to charge while you play will finish the loop.

A game console in your backpack!

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January 6th, 2014

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Open World iPhone Game

Footage from Nimian Hunter Salvation, my upcoming open-world IOS game. It’s an action adventure and the sequel to my 2007 Flash Game Nimian Hunter.
More details: http://www.protopop.com/games/nimianhuntersalvation.htm

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August 4th, 2013

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Nimian Legends : Playable Races Screenshots

There are several humanoid species in Nimian Legends, but 3 of them are playable off the bat.

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July 28th, 2013

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