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    Norton
  Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:53 pm
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The game Mass Effect Chronicles is a fan-game based on Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 ( © Bioware / EA Games ). The story revolves around three main characters; a Turian, an Asari, and a Salarian.
The lives of millions were changed from the Reaper attack on the Citadel, and Commander Shepard of the human race is now missing in action. A new power is rising on the Citadel that could impact the alliances made between several of the species recognized on a galactic scale. How this new power impacts these alliances will inevitably be up to three individuals.

You will take charge of a vessel, gather a team of elite soldiers, tacticians, scientists, and more. Explore the vast galaxy and its many planets. Mine asteroids and mineral deposits. Fight a multitude of enemies. And determine the fate of peace in the galaxy.


Characters
We have been revealing characters on our website slowly, and many of the characters simply will not be revealed until the game has been released. With that said, I'll go ahead and list a few characters.
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-Vazill : After the obligatory service in the turian military, Vazill had opted to continue working in the military. He's a versatile expert when it comes to weapons. Because of his personality he works best alone or in small teams. Over the years he had often worked with Morwin, a tech-expert with biotic skills, and during that time has established a friendship with him despite their contrasting personalities.
Vazill certainly is a fighter to the core, but lacks the ability to lead - and on occasion has an unwillingness to be led. However, it would be fatal to consider him merely a mindless fighting machine, given the circumstances he displays a talent for improvisation as well; admittedly those improvisations often include the use of explosives, but they get the job done.
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-Morwin (Turian) : At the age of 43 Morwin is a highy respected Sentinel in the Turian
military. His intellect, technical skills and keen eye make him a powerful
ally in any situation.
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-Avina : Avina, while not part of your team, acts as a virtual dictionary or information booth.

I understand this isn't much information for Characters... but I'll definitely update it as we reveal more characters.


Scripts
-Laws Custom Save System
-Near's Anti-Lag
-Cogwheel's RTAB
-Cogwheel's Pixelmovement
-Zeriab's Pause
-SephirothSpawn's Bars
-Leon's Mission Script 2.0
-Stipe103's Achievement Book
-Paradog's Status Window Plus


Credits
© Bioware & EA Games for the title of Mass Effect and themed content found in this game.


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Features
-3 Playable characters (Each being a different species)
-Several recruitables (Both combative and non-combative)
-An interesting and compelling story that stays true to the Mass Effect games and heeds their historical references and data.
-Ability to visit locations from ME1, ME2 and several unique to this game.
-100% unique-to-this-game artwork and game art.
-An interesting mining system. (No planet spinning this time... sorry)
-Planetary exploration.
-Paragon/Renegade system.
-Love interest system.
-An upgradable ship.
-Much, much more!


Development Team
Artists
- Shadee
- Criz
- Fuelreaver
- Gutterworks
- Scooter
- Norton

Audio
- Edddd
- Treesnogger
- Rix Raw

Writing
- Criz

PR
- Phaedon

Further information
For further information please visit http://www.mechronicles.com


Last edited by Norton on Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:33 am, edited 3 times in total.

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    kqurmiz
  Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:32 pm
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Wow Custom graphics looking foward to this.


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    darkcieran
  Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:04 pm
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i must say looks very good for a rmxp game. the tile and characters really give it its own appeal.

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    death by moogles
  Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:37 pm
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Location: Over there! *points*
In writing the story, are you also staying consistent with the books?

I'd like to know more about the story; it's extremely vague as it is now.


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    Norton
  Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:20 pm
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Yea, sorry for how vague it is at the moment... the story itself is 32 pages long, and it's strictly just for the team (for the time being). I may make certain exceptions to reveal more of the story later on, but yes, it will be consistent with the books as well. One of my biggest aspirations for this project is to make sure that we are accurate in everything we do.)

I'll be discussing a few things with the writing department and see if we can come up with a more informative summary that won't reveal too much at once.

Also, thanks for the feedback guys. If anyone's interested in helping out with this project, just let me know. We really need a few more spriters and tileset artists. Someone with scripting knowledge would also be helpful.


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    death by moogles
  Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:39 am
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Wonderful. The Mass Effect universe is absolutely amazing. I wish I would've found this project about a year ago; I would've offered to write for you.

I wish good luck to you and the rest of the team. I would absolutely love to see this project come to fruition.

The only grievance I have is the battle system. It wouldn't be hard to implement an ABS similar to Mass Effect, but it seems that the game is already pretty rooted in the turn-based, front-view system.


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    friend
  Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:59 am
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Everything in this game will eventually be 100% unique (from the tilesets, sprites, and pictures to the music and sounds.)
However, at this current moment, we are using a few of the original RTP resources and miscellaneous tiles I had stockpiled long ago. (No idea where they came from or who made them.) The screenshots below are anywhere from 100% unique to 80% unique.

Hold on your horses, boy, that is one AMBITIOUS thing to do.

Not saying you shouldn't do it, but please make sure you can do it, many have tried but failed.

But if you have a dedicated team, go on ahead!

However, its a pity such effort is put into a fangame, but let that not stop you, at least for you anyways.
It would be more worthwhile to make it an original game.

( Also, do all the turians look like that? O.O )

But the rest looks good.

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    Norton
  Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:18 am
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Ambitious...yes. I'm aware that most RMXP games don't get finished, but I also don't think most projects have a team of 9 or more.

I don't think it's a waste for this to be a fangame, but I do understand what you're saying. Maybe after this project is complete, our team will go on to create an original game. (Most likely space themed) Even though it is incredibly tempting to go on and make a game based on Star Trek :P .

I'm not sure what you mean with the Turians. Are you talking about the face-set or the battlers? I could provide more examples if you would like.

Salarian Concept faces
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Human Face Concepts (Receding hairline)
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    Chalupa
  Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:04 am
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I was expecting this to be full of fail, only to be surprised by how AWESOME this looks! Keep it up!

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    friend
  Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:05 pm
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What I mean is that why do all of them have the same face shapes and poses?

Also its hard to manage a team of 9 or more, let alone 5.

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    Norton
  Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:53 pm
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Yes, they will have the same basic face shape. As for leading a team, its definitely not easy, but thankfully, we are all huge fans of Mass Effect and have the common goal of making the best fangame possible with each of our abilities. But yea, not easy.


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    SPN
  Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:08 pm
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This might be kind of a stupid comment, but I'm going to throw it out there anyway. In the status window, you abbreviated Attack to ATK, but the other three stats are not abbreviated. Just a tiny little inconsistency. Little things like this are easy to miss, and easier to overlook, but, you know, it's the little things, right?

Best of luck on the ambitious project. Keep at it, that's all I can say.


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    Norton
  Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:46 am
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Hey SPN, I appreciate your feedback on that! And I'll correct that immediately. You're absolutely right, I didn't even notice it.


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    Norton
  Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:35 am
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Sorry for the double post... but I just wanted to let everyone know that I've updated this topic with new screenshots, news, etc...

Feedback appreciated!


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    Sgt. Cookie
  Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:20 pm
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I am interested in the battle system, converting a primarily action oriented battle system into a turn based one just doesnt seem like the pacing will be kept. I am surprised that you didn't use an ABS instead, it seems to me that you could keep most of the pacing that the normal games use.

But it looks like it could be well worth the effort in the long run.

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    Citizen86
  Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:13 pm
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Game looks awesome. I already made an account on your forum. I'll be keeping up with the progress


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