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Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
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Animated Combat Stances and Movement

Posted by CIA, Inc. (Creator)
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When we first talked about how Project Phoenix’s squad-based combat system would work, we highlighted the idea that squads would be assigned specific stances, which define how the squads would then react to changes to their environment. The basic stances include an attack-oriented stance that emphasizes offensive power, a balanced stance that balances offense and defense, a defensive stance, and a stealth stance.

As you might expect, squad members will act and move in different ways when they’re in various stances. For example, a squad in attack stance will move along aggressively while those in a defensive stance will be much more cautious, raising their swords or shields to repel attacks. Those who are in a stealth stance will do their best to lay low when they’re idle or slink along to avoid detection. Sometimes, you might decide that they’ll need to move more quickly while in stealth mode, but the tradeoff is that your squad might be discovered more easily.

Either way, we've gone and animated some of these stances for in-game use. Let us know what you think about them!

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      Jamal Collins on

      The stance changes are a little detail that I really appreciate. In a world where true originality and unique design are EXTREMELY hard to come by in any degree, I find myself giving more weight to the small things that make a game different from others. The stances, while not a completely unique idea, the fact that the characters will enter a stance and STAY in that stance until you change it and that changes the animation of all their actions, is detail that speaks about the extent these guys are committed to crafting something truly fantastic. It's the little things in life, and games, that go the farthest and speak the loudest about a dev group. Thank you for rewarding my faith, and my money lol, by delivering on the things that mean the most to me. Continue your journey and I will certainly be one of those people showering you guys with accolades on a job well done.

    2. Blue-demon on

      Is the early access still schedule for September?

    3. Ehren on

      would be awesome to see a full squad of grey goo people moving about and changing stances, either way I'm getting pretty excited about what kind of new updates the future will hold

    4. CIA, Inc. Creator on

      @Fabian Kurayami Bessa

      We're quite a lot further along then is displayed here. Expect everything to come together when we finish the vertical slice at the end of the month.

      That being said, Developer backers are currently able to experience quite a lot more of the game ;)

      -Cronus

    5. Fabian Kurayami Bessa on

      Looks nice.

      Very worried about how early the game looks.

      I guess we can't expect nothing sooner than late 2015 / early 2016

    6. Juan Esponera on

      Liked a lot the Ruffles' stealth one =)

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      Mark on

      I thought the two handed attack stance looked weird: http://i.imgur.com/Y9vt2CI.png

      Everything else looks great.

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      Matt Leuthy on

      Looking good so far! I especially like Ruffles' "Shh!" motion when she switches to Stealth Stance.

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      Sleet
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      Neat stuff! Thanks for the update, guys!

    10. Dedee Trabletoon on

      this looks neat! can't wait to see how the stances will perform in battles

    11. Oh Zhi Wei
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      on

      Awesome, I love the artwork (line art), will take a look at the 3D models later