Joseph Hewitt, creator of the well known Giant Mecha Roguelike GearHead 2, has contacted roguetemple to inform about his latest activity!
Apart from being working hard on the much enhanced version of his main roguelike, Joe has started up again his GearHead related web comic at Ataraxia Theatre, along with the much fun post-apocaliptic Voles series, which he is distributing as a book. Good luck with it Joe!
After going through several months of development, GearHead 2, the FreePascal roguelike of random plots and huge mecha, has achieved a “completable” status! recently released Version 0.5.30 includes this as well as new mecha, new themes, and some adjustments to the combat system.
This mean you can now play from start to end, using the random campaign generator that will make your story be different each time.
Random plots are one of the defining features of the vapourware genroguelike; however after years of experience and development, Mr. Hewitt has become quite a Gepetto on the topic!
To celebrate this milestone, gearheadrpg.com will be holding a competition. Anyone who completes the game (without cheating) by January 31st 2009 and submits their victory file will get a postcard from them!
What do roguelike developers have with postcards? we all know about the postcardware model from Adom, but this is something completely new!
What are you waiting for, board your mecha and drive your way through the Spinners!
People of the rogueworld, I am glad to announce the latest production of Joe Hewitt’s Ataraxia Theatre!
The story begins at the Rishiri Region: L5 Orbital Pattern, not long after the Typhon incident at Snake Lake City (the same time frame of GearHead 2).
Mischa, a wealthy adventurer from Luna, has landed on the fanatics crowded Yatate Spinner, along with her sentient dweller robot dog, Bjorn. What will happen next is unknown, the Red Mask Raiders pirate group, along with a unique characters set will surely add up for an exciting adventure!
So, be sure to link “Mischa’s Story”, which updates on on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. First strip is out already!
(What! you don’t know what GearHead is?)
Mr. Hewitt has finally decided to say goodbye to his old HTML website in favor of a more stylish, functional website. Say hello to the new GearHead website!
He is also informed me this will be an exciting year for all the GearHead community, as he plans to both finish GH2 and make important advancements of GH1. Cheers for him and good luck!