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Ancient Enemy Vlog #2

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Jake talks about the map node editor he’s been using to add levels and backgrounds to the game.

Indie Sustainability with Jake Birkett

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Every 6 months Brandon & Larry gather experts from all corners of  the industry to regroup and talk about the real issues in the industry.  Find more info at: https://www.gdux.me/ 

This is a livestream they did with Grey Alien’s Jake recently:

Jake is a veteran indie and has shipped 11 games since 2005. He’ll talk  about his approach to running a sustainable indie microstudio and will  share data he has collected that will help you to make strategic  decisions about launching games on Steam and beyond. 

Ancient Enemy Dev Diary #6: Special Abilities

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

This week’s video features a roundup of special abilities that we have coded so far in Ancient Enemy.

  • The Castle – removes four random cards
  • Hammer of the Gods – smashes off targeted card and 2 nearby random ones
  • Will-o-the-Wisp – Shuffle
  • Hand of Power – converts targeted card into power (power can be used to learn new spells after each chapter)
  • Pillars of Power – changes the suit of all playable cards to match the targeted playable card
  • Glowing Eyes – converts targeted card into a joker
  • Druidic Runes – changes targeted playable card to your advantage
  • Tree of Fate – removes all targeted playable cards with the same suit as the targeted card
  • Northern Gale – Blasts off two random cards


As you can see these abilities vary in selectivity, with a card like Glowing Eyes, which has a very specific outcome more targeted than one like Northern Gale, which blasts off ‘random cards’.

In terms of strength, The Castle is a more powerful version of Northern Gale, as it removes more cards.

Strategic play is very important to get the most out of each move, conserve power and stay a step ahead of your opponent (the opponent’s next move is indicated on-screen as you make your decision.)

For instance, the suits in the game correspond to – and help charge up – your own hand of cards (attack, defense, magic). So playing Tree of Fate and cleaning up all the playable cards corresponding to melee attack will charge up your melee weapon ready to strike!

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