[KS+] Tree of Life

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Offline Purple Ink

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[KS+] Tree of Life
« on: January 03, 2021, 04:56:41 »

I've teased this level some with pics of tileset testing and such. I'm finally at the point I wanted to reach before announcing it. :)

This is not a remake of my first level. The same basic premise is the same, however. The Tree of Life gives life and energy to the whole planet but it's in danger. That's where the similarities end.

Join Juni on a new adventure as she must leave her village and travel the world to collect hidden treasures, ancient artefacts, and more, before ultimately saving the Tree. Her journey will take her to ancient temples around the world where she must overcome trials to retrieve sacred items needed for her quest. I've been working on this for quite some time but it's nowhere near complete. I estimate another two years at least before it's finished, provided I can work on it with fervour.


Travel the world to collect lost leaves. This is a collectible that won't unlock anything but is hopefully enough to give those completionists a good time. :)


Scattered throughout the world is lost scrolls. They will give information about the locations Juni visits and provide some history and lore for the world. I hope to have many of these to build a rich experience.

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Re: [KS+] Tree of Life
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 06:24:21 »
Sounds good. Two years will give me enough time to find everything hidden in Reditus.

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Re: [KS+] Tree of Life
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 20:00:06 »
Good luck with this one! Looking forward to playing it someday :^^:

I really like the idea of the "lost scroll" collectible. I considered doing something similar in Forgotten Realms, but in the end I went with a different approach since I wanted that particular level to remain backwards compatible with vanilla KS.
Some KS levels by me:

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Re: [KS+] Tree of Life
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2021, 13:35:06 »
Lost scrolls aren't collectibles as such. They are static objects you can interact with to read. I plan on having some be easy to find and others hidden somewhat. C)

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Re: [KS+] Tree of Life
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2021, 19:09:32 »
Ooh, the scroll thing sounds really fun. It's great that you're putting so much story and personality into each area.

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Re: [KS+] Tree of Life
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021, 05:43:38 »
Update time! :D

I've actually gotten a lot of work done recently. Been way more interested in working on this than I thought I'd be. I've work on improving things, creating screens, and done TONS of work on tilesets. I'd say I've put in like 20+ hours of tileset work in the last week (sound like a lot but I'm slow). Some of that was obsessing over one tileset and completely redoing it several times. Also, taking time to fine-tune other tilesets. I showed it off other places but I made a completely new tileset for an area I already finished. So I had to redo that entire area with the new tileset. I remapped some of those screens, changing the layout and moving some secrets around. All of this to say what I started with: I've been getting a lot of work done on this.

Giving a two year estimate was a mistake, in retrospect. Giving myself a timeline like that made me feel pressured to have to have the level ready in two years. So I'm redacting that estimate. The level will be ready when it's ready.