Perilar is a simple, fast computer role-playing game (CRPG), with an epic quest! You will cross a vast monster-infested wilderness to the dungeons to recover ancient weapons and artifacts, then to the dragons' lairs, then face the final challenge...
Version 0.4 is a beta release for designing the gameplay, and future versions will have additional art, music, and sound effects.
Save Game Warning: Savefiles from previous versions will not be compatible with later versions until 1.0. At that point, I'll make sure they are always forward-compatible, but it hampers rapid development until then. Sorry for the trouble, but at least you'll get to see the new world features in each version!
Over a thousand years ago, the world was a peaceful but primitive place. Humans lived in tribal societies, rarely warred, and there were few dangerous animals and no monsters. Your kingdom, Perilar, was one of the safest, as it was protected by four great dragons of Air, Earth, Fire, and Water.
Where the Vampire King came from, nobody knows. He appeared in the far north and turned peaceful farmers into berserker raiders. After conquering the island kingdom of Oradon, he turned their druids to necromancy, raising armies of the dead to war on the next kingdom. Kingdom after kingdom fell, and in each, the people were slain and raised as undead warriors to assault the next kingdom.
As the army of the undead approached Perilar, the dragons closed the kingdom off with a magical seal. For a thousand years, the kingdom has been trapped inside, and none know the fate of the outside world.
In recent times, the seals have begun to fail. The Dragons have not been seen in centuries. Undead and monsters march in towards the castle of King Phalan and the village of Perilar, home to the last free people in the world. A great hero must do something about this, and you are determined to be that hero!
· Java 5.0
What's New in This Release:
· World map available for purchase (fill it in by exploring)!
· Help and historical background!
· Chop down trees to clear paths.
· Onscreen stats.
· Terrain flows smoothly into neighboring sectors.
· High score listing!
· Native Mac OS X installation and application bundle--still runs as a standalone jar on lesser platforms.
· Custom file selector that actually works.
· Load/save by character name.