Hello everyone! Happy new year!

2016 will hold many exciting things for NOKORIWARE and We Shall Wake. We'll update you all more in the coming future - but we thank you for your patience in the meantime.

One of the main challenges for us (as I've said in past posts) is that we have little to no budget on what we make. DEMO 7 was made with 400 dollars from our Patreon, and the rest of the money is in our account waiting on when we need it.

We know a lot of you would support us on kickstarter, but we don't want our players to feel like we're taking advantage of them like that. So before we try a kickstarter, we'd like to try another method of making the money to build We Shall Wake first. We'll talk more about that relatively soon.

We thank you for your patience! Everything is coming along, we promise.

Here's some screenshots and concept art in the meantime:





We Shall Wake DEMO 7 was a success to NOKORI. We loved making it, and hopefully you guys enjoyed playing it. DEMO 7 will be available and free forever too, or atleast until we make something better that's also free. Consider it its own game, our gift to you (and yes, you can consider it a game, I think most people got around eight hours of gameplay out of it before putting it down).

Anyway, I'm excited about WSW, and hopefully you are too! But this is only the beginning. We still have a long way to go, and we're still going to need your help.

"What's the roadmap look like right now?"

Right now, we're working on getting a kickstarter ready. We're going to try and get We Shall Wake funded so it can reach its full potential. This involves some minor changes and preparations in the game engine, and getting some art assets ready so we can try and fill you in on what the whole game is going to be like.

Engine side, we updated INSOMNIA to "NNGINE." NNGINE is short for NOKORI ENGINE, and is an updated version of INSOMNIA. So, INSOMNIA is no more - we're now using our new NNGINE. 

These upgrades included moving us from LWJGL2 to LWJGL3, and updating our math library from LibGDX to the new, shinier JOML.

This alone has netted us some major performance gains, but that's not it.

We're also working on a new level editor, proper Inverse Kinematics systems, Artinator as we call it, and new gameplay elements. New gameplay elements include wall-running and various parkour movement enhancements, and the new "trading card" system that I've been calling "DNA Cards" or "Psyche Cards."

The movements systems are too infantile to talk about, but I will elaborate more on the Psyche-Cards. I'm super excited about them. Check out this screenshot:


First of all, those of you who played DEMO 7 will notice the new health bar. That, along with the card in the bottom right.

The card is the psyche-card, and it's replacing the old Scanner some of you may have used in DEMO 7. Of course, you'll also notice the Psyche-card is missing key info, like the robots stats/traits. This is because the card is still a work in progress, it's missing some textures that are still being worked on.

Most of you know that We Shall Wake's robots are very emotional little tykes. This plays a roll in the narrative, but from a gameplay standpoint, it also plays a huge role.

The emotional state of an AI affects their fighting, movements, and synchronization in groups - they can even have nervous breakdowns if you destroy all of their friends in front of them in terrifying ways.

In the final game, this will be important to consider when collecting these Psyche-cards. You'll be able to use them to rebuild the robot and have them employed to defend your bases inside of the Yarib mega-structure the game takes place in. You'll need to consider how good they are at fighting, how good they work in groups, and how high their stress threshold is.

This is just one of We Shall Wake's deep systems of mechanics. The items system is its entire beast, along with custom movesets, for example.

Anyway, TLDR;

  • We're getting ready for a kickstarter
  • We improved the engine
  • I made it easier to scan AI personalities
  • You can also collect the souls of fallen enemies, essentially, and rebuild them later for your bases
See ya soon!

WE SHALL WAKE

WE SHALL WAKE

Post-World Accelerated Action.


Millennia passed the extinction of mankind as we know it and centuries gone since the pass of the enigmatic race known simply as the Creators, a legendary machine is awoken to end a war that has long ended - yet continues to wage on. This machine is the legendary ninth MORS model - Novem; spoken of only as legend among whispers in a world that only vaguely remembers the old one.

Capable of the forgotten practice of emotion and possessing a bio-mechanical makeup that can cause apocalyptic levels of destruction, only you can finally end the conflict.

However, you are not the last MORS model in existence.


Action

Engage in lightning-fast combat with legions of enemies. Intelligent, aggressive AI will challenge your skills, decision making, and reflexes.

Speed

Experience sonic speeds as you traverse through supermassive structure of Yarib. Run, jump, dodge and attack freely with extremely smooth and responsive controls.

Customization

Construct your own customized movesets from more than 50 individual moves. Build and place defensive structures and allies wherever you choose.

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Minimum system requirements:
CPU: Intel dual core CPU @ 3.0 GHz or above, or any Intel or AMD quad core CPU (the game scales well any number of cores)

GPU: Nvidia GTX 8000 series card, a AMD HD3000 series card, or an Intel Ivy Bridge integrated GPU (HD2500 and HD4000).

RAM: 4GB

Recommended system for maximum graphics settings:
CPU: Any CPU with 4 or more cores GPU:
  • – For 1920x1080: Nvidia GTX 480, 570, 650 Ti, 750 Ti or above
    • AMD HD 6970, 7850, R7 265 or above
  • – For 2560x1440: Nvidia GTX 680, 770 or above
    • AMD Radeon HD 7970, R9 280X or above