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Description

This is Chapter 2 in the ongoing campaignknown as The Life And Times Of Seth Serrenson. This game can beenjoyed as a standalone game, or it can be part of a largerroleplaying experience.

Chapter 1 of this series is called "Halls Of The Goblin Lords"and is available on GooglePlay.


BACK STORY
[Be advised that this back story will contain spoilers for peoplewho have not played the first chapter. If you wish to enjoy thefull experience, it is strongly advised that you play "Halls Of TheGoblin Lords" first.]

You are Seth Serrenson, an axe-wielding (and only axe-wielding)former mercenary once in the employ of the Viscountess BayetteD'Lasio. After a series of goblin raids in your area, she sent youon a quest to locate, and destroy, the goblin shaman who was aleader of the local clans. Using your usual resourcefulness, youpenetrated the mysterious Halls Of The Goblin Lords and worked yourway through the underground keep to finally locate Gench, theaforementioned shaman.

To accomplish this, you were assisted by an unnamed goblin whofeared that Gench was working for a cause contrary to goblininterests. The goblin would tell you no more.

When you finally confronted Gench, he informed you that Bayettehad actually sent you to the Halls Of The Goblin Lords so that youwould die there. As of now, you have no idea if he was lying ornot. He also spoke of a larger plot of which he was a part,seemingly confirming the worries of the unnamed goblin who assistedyou. But there were no further details offered as to the exactnature of said plot.

Before escaping the halls, you found two things of importance.One was a map with a Big X marked on a spot near a small villageknown as Westmoreland. The other item was a potion of unknowncontents.

The immediate back story to Chapter 2 is as follows: You decideto work your way towards Westmoreland, hoping to find some answersthere. While on your journey, you recall that a hermit-likepotionmaster named Oswego has taken up residence near the abandonedCryssus homestead. Since it is not far out of your way, you thinkit might be prudent to let Oswego have a look at the potion. Maybehe can identify it.

That is where our story begins...


GAME PLAY
I think it's safe to say that the controls are fairly standard.That big circle in the lower, left-hand side which looks like ajoystick control is actually a joystick control. The "attack" and"jump" icons are on the lower, right-hand side and it should befairly obvious which is which. The Settings "gear" icon is on theupper, right-hand side. Your score is on the upper, left-handside.

As with the previous chapter, most people won't have a problem"completing" this chapter. If you're just about accomplishingquests, this should be easy. Hardcore gamers, however, have theoption of going for a high score. A couple of levels are timed. Thefaster you complete them, the better your score. There also what Ilaughingly call "side quests" - optional opportunities to pick uptreasure and kill more monsters, all of which gives you a higherscore.

So... where is the health bar? There is no health bar. When youget injured, you hear a heartbeat. The more you get injured, thelouder the heartbeat.


DEVELOPMENT NOTES
As usual, I scrimped and cut as much as possible to get this thingunder Google's 50Mb limit. Lots of normal maps had to go away.Heck, the troll witch itself was over 10Mb!

I used three separate terrains as well - each one taking about2.5Mb. So I had to cut a lot to get under the magic number. But Idid it - just barely.

I hope to continue this series.

App Information The Terror Of The Troll Witch

  • App Name
    The Terror Of The Troll Witch
  • Package Name
    com.careydevelopment.games.seth.trollwitch
  • Updated
    January 22, 2013
  • File Size
    50M
  • Requires Android
    Android 2.3.3 and up
  • Version
    1.2
  • Developer
    Carey Development Corporation
  • Installs
    50,000 - 100,000
  • Price
    Free
  • Category
    Arcade
  • Developer
  • Google Play Link
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