Well now that I’m in the divide between school and my new job in Seattle, I have nothing but free time on my hand. Oh, and loads of bacon, waffle parties are the best. Anyways, I should be finishing all the details of moving to a new city (or country, for that matter) but for the past day or two I’ve been working on adding the remaining levels to Red Metropolis, as well as drawing some art for RM: Run and hiring an artist for something else all together. And while I’ve made about as much progress as you could guess in 2 days time, I wanted to talk about my plans for New Game+.
New Game+ is mainly to add an extra challenge to people who have beaten the game but still want something to do. It’s also a blatant mechanic for lengthening the game with minimal effort, but more on that later. Essentially New Game+ will reset the story of your game, letting you keep your character, party members, and items. As well, enemies levels are set to start at end game levels to make it actually a challenge for well geared players.
Aside from the normal New Game+ changes, I’m also planning on adding some special events only available in New Game+ games:
- Enhanced Bosses: Bosses will have an extra ability, and whatever changes are needed to make them that much more of a challenge.
- Nightmare Missions: Each Nightmare mission will contain a warped, corrupted version of one of the bosses you have already played, with alternate abilities for an even greater challenge. Beating these bosses will give you quite a good reward too.
- Bandit Arena: This may or may not make an appearance in normal games, not just New Game+, but basically is a colosseum type arena where you fight progressively harder opponents, either being waves of zombies, or a full on boss fight. Completing a wave will give you a money (material) reward, and every few waves will give you a unqiue powerful item.
And that’s pretty much all I have planned for New Game+. I’m hesitant to add in a new area for New Game+ games, as I feel things like that should be available in normal games as well. Well that’s all for now, I’m going to go back to planning out levels!