Jan/Feb 2017 - LATEST NEWS:
Translation into the first non English language - Russian is almost complete! Other languages to follow hopefully. (Over 900 sentences takes time!). Players will be able to select a language at the title screen which will convert all text in the game and menus.
The game has gone under the first round of beta testing and had bugs fixed.
The last level is well under construction - the outside is done.. now just the inside!
New weapon types have been added, more destructible items, and more interesting ways for them to be destroyed. (We all like it when stuff blows up!)
More story has been packed in to make the overall goal of completing the game a lengthy (but not too lengthy) enjoyable time.
Save points are available on each Island. (They may or may not be active depending on what you are getting up to!). Some things will respawn, some will not (generally depending on the story line state).
The UI is pretty much done, just need to finish up some icons. The NPCs are all pretty much done and their dialogs. Final total of unique NPCs with their own dialogs and parts to play will be about 50.
Don't worry you wont have to remember what each NPC said - there is the new Log book which will record all conversations and you can look at it anytime in the inventory.
You can kill nearly all land animals now (and some sea) too - if you like.. and for those animal lovers out there, you can just watch them having fun in the tropical sun!
Steam integration is complete and there are about 25 achievements to collect!
Any questions or comments let me know!
I have been adding screenshots on facebook and twitter so please check them out.
The company is set up now so will be negotiating the Steamworks publishing process very soon.
Yo ho me hearties!
Blue Horizon Has been GREENLIT!
Thanks to the voters!
Blue Horizon Studios is pleased to be announcing the release of the first trailer, and Greenlight campaign, more screenshots of a brand new open world first person game set in a tropical archipelago filled with islands, sailing ships and pirates!
A brand new game, from a new Indie Studio, bringing you an action packed adventure on the high seas!
The year is 1686, and you must make your way through the Caribbean world on the Blue Horizon so find your fortune and seek revenge on the evil Pirate Captain Bloodbeard! A first person desktop game filled with adventure, discovery and combat.
Blue Horizon has been created so the player is in a large open world environment. With each part of the game although separate can be explored without the player noticing.
There is only one level. Always viewable on the horizon. Initially consisting of 8 Islands, the player must discover each location in order to explore it. Locations can be discovered by talking to NPCs (Non-Playable characters), or following maps found. Once a location has been found it can be traveled to and from using a ship.
Tropical Islands with towns, villages, forts, dunes, mountains, cave systems, giant caverns, ship wrecks, and forests all lay in wait for the player to find and explore.
Inventory and Items
Weapons, equipment, books, valuable loot are found laying around, in containers or purchased from shops and peddlers, looted from enemies, or given as rewards for completing tasks previously given. Keys are required for some doors too.
Weapons are currently melee, pistols and cannon emplacements.
Equipment or a pistol can also be equipped in the left hand such as the Lantern for seeing in dark caves. Provisions are needed to restore health, enhancement items can also be found or purchased.
To progress, one must complete tasks given from NPCs or from instructions found. The NPCs will be grateful, whether they are for the main quest or side missions. Tasks may involve collecting, farming, building, hunting, slaying or completing another task. Hidden stashes, and Bounty hunting are available from NPCs.
There are dangerous islands, and relatively safe islands. Unique foes await, be they Pirates, animals or strange creatures, undead and non-human. Some enemies are weak, some are strong and have various short and long range attacks. Some individuals you encounter will be docile until provoked, in which case they may attack as a group.
Enemy ships can plague the player too. Captain Bloodbeard's ship is the main aggressor. Bosses await to complete the main story line. The seas contain Marauding Pirate ships which you may encounter when sailing from Island to Island.
The game is still in development and is being expanded to give the player the most enjoyment and fun as possible, while making it not too easy or too hard.
Some quotes so far from viewers of the video
The game will appeal to all ages. Contains No Reference to sex / drugs / smoking / slavery.
- I love pirates and this game looks fun - "Banana Joe"
- can not wait to play this keep the good work up - "TECH 52"
- This reminds of Second life. Voted yes - "MeowMeow Ozapell"
- want this one - "Ankagunner"
- Looking Forward to this Game - "bypassed"
Will be available for the PC. (For now..)
Steam: Steam Greenlight :: Blue Horizon
Official Website: www.bluehorizongame.com