I designed some "realistic" maps to accompany some of the more complex locations in the game. Below are some examples of the Endless Swamps and Rainfall Forest.
I'm unsure yet as to whether (or how) I'm going to use these in the actual game itself, but at the very least I'll add them to the Mikkoku site for players to view and use them :).
by Tom, 2017-08-19
I've added another video to the videos section of the site. This video gives a preview of an upcoming character: a cartographer who sells you a number of (mini-)maps at various points the game. Go check it out!
by Tom, 2017-08-16
I'm pleased to announce that I've finished the new site for my game project, Mikkoku. The new look and feel is much closer to that of the game itself. Special thanks go out to Wieke for drawing the Photoshop design and Hugo for once again providing the hosting.
The new site is also much better technically, seeing as my web development skills have grown significantly over the past few years. The entire site uses the popular PHP MVC framework Laravel at its core. In addition I've used jQuery, Bootstrap and several AJAX call to provide a more integrated, more fun experience on the front-end. Each part of the site should offer vastly different content and "gamification" elements, providing for a fresh and varied experience across the board. Special attention has been given to mobile devices as well.
Please check out the new Database section for some detailed lists of all weapons, shields, armour and helms in the game. Clicking on an item will reveal even more information about it. In addition, it's worth mentioning that the Screenshots section does no longer show a number of random screenshots but rather all of them, split over multiple pages.
by Tom, 2017-04-08
The last countries
I've finally finished writing the summaries for all major areas/countries in the game. Phew! Go visit The World page to read all about the City-state of Alekrypol, the Domain of the Elves, the Domain of the Night Elves, the Kingdom of Horbrok, the City-state of Wu, the Old Seaside Fortress, the Nameless Swamps and last but not least the Dwarven Kingdom!
Correspondingly, I've also updated the Screenshots section with lots of new screenshots.
by Tom, 2017-04-02
Even though only a handful of people will be able to read this message right now, I am pleased to announce that the News module has been rebuilt. In contrast to earlier versions of the site, the news articles are no longer stored "hard coded" in the PHP files, but are now coming from a live database. I have also developed a nice admin panel to go along with this in order to add, edit and delete posts. As a matter of fact, I am writing this small news article in order to test the new system ;).
by Tom, 2017-03-26
I have added several "Developer's Notes" to the characters section. These contain some notes about certain characters, for instance how they acquired their names and how their characters developed through the many years of making Mikkoku.
Personally, I always enjoy reading some trivia about a game I'm playing from the game makers' perspective(s), so I hope you do too. I'm planning to add more notes like these later, for example about how the game's world came to be as it is today.
Click on the small note at the top of the pages about Tom, Rhiannon, Thodal and/or Ralph to open the trivia boxes.