by RUD on Dec.14, 2011, under --ROCKS, -GAMES, -RUD, ACTION, ADVENTURE, AWESOME, CLASSIC, CO-OP, CUSTOMIZED, EPIC, FANGAME, FREE, LINKS, MELEE, MULTIPLAYER, Mega Man Perfect Harmony, Omniblade, PLATFORMER, RETRO, WIN
These are my thoughts on Perfect Harmony, and I just want everyone to keep this in mind. I just picked up Game Maker a year ago, and this is just what I am capable of on my first go. I am listening to the feedback and criticism, and will keep it all in mind for the sequels.
Now, to answer a few frequently asked questions and to tell you my thoughts on the series.
This is a beta version of the game and perhaps the only demo I will release, unless I am unable to finish the entire game by 12-12-12.
There will not be an online mode. (I’m sorry, maybe in the far far future! Keep your hopes up!)
Each one of the games will be massive in size, roughly four times the size of a normal Mega Man game, and it shows in the length of the stages!
There will be an easy, normal, hard, and then extreme and nightmare modes. Extreme and Nightmare readjusts all of the settings of the enemies on screen to insane levels, and there are even more of them as well.
Perfect Harmony I is very difficult even on the normal setting. Easy has the least amount of enemies, with help throughout the one hit kill trapped areas, but the downside is you get the least amount of screws. I recommend playing normal, because it is an average amount of enemies with an average amount of screws. If you play hard mode, there are even more enemies and even more screw drops. Some mid-bosses health vary between difficulty modes, but for the most part the amount of maximum players determine the health of mid-bosses and final bosses.
Each game will get progressively more difficult, with more and more powerful characters and abilities at your disposal as the series progresses. The level of power steadily increases as each game makes the former seem weak in comparison. Also, characters like Rock, Roll, and Blues will start out with more powers from the start, and more characters will be available from the beginning in each of the sequels.
There will be a death match mode.
There will be a newer respawn system in place for cooperative mode.
The Perfect Harmony series is not the same as the classic Mega Man series. Many have mentioned how it has a different feel, as it should being that it is a spin off series that combines story and game play elements from the Classic, X and Zero series. It may share the same appearance as the classic, but it is actually the final four closing chapters of the classic series itself, so that the main series can go on forever. It is named Perfect Harmony, the story of how peace and harmony was finally restored for 50 years before X was unearthed.
Perfect Harmony I will be the most cheerful and reminiscent of the classic series. From II and on, it becomes more intense with a dramatic storyline involving the final moments of the main of the cast.
Perfect Harmony II will be more methodical, with less madness, answering most peoples complaints about the first game. There will also be classier characters such as Chess Man, Raven Man and Rose Woman.
Perfect Harmony II, III and IV will have more original media.
Perfect Harmony I and II are either very bright blue, or very dark in color, with tiny bits of brightness here and there. Not at all as colorful as the classic series, but has its own colder, darker appearance to it.
Perfect Harmony III and IV will be very bright and colorful in appearance, but with a contrasting darker story, involving many of the characters deaths.
Perfect Harmony I is modeled after Mega Man II, and Perfect Harmony II will be modeled after Mega Man III.
Perfect Harmony III will be reminiscent of Mega Man Zero 3, and Perfect Harmony IV will be reminiscent of Mega Man Zero 4.
The main overall theme of the Perfect Harmony series is Life, Death, and Rebirth.
by RUD on Nov.22, 2011, under --ROCKS, -GAMES, -RUD, ACTION, ADVENTURE, CLASSIC, CO-OP, CUSTOM MAPS, CUSTOMIZED, FANGAME, Final Fantasy 66, MULTIPLAYER, Mega Man Perfect Harmony, Omniblade, PLATFORMER, RETRO, RPG
The games section has been updated!
Sorry about all of the dead links, had a rough transitional period!
Go here for the new games section:
by RUD on Nov.11, 2011, under --ROCKS, -GAMES, -RUD, ACTION, ADVENTURE, AWESOME, CLASSIC, CO-OP, CUSTOMIZED, EPIC, FANGAME, FREE, LINKS, MELEE, MULTIPLAYER, Mega Man Perfect Harmony, Omniblade, PLATFORMER, RETRO, RPG, WIN
The 11-11-11 demo has finally arived!
Thank you for waiting! I was doing some last minute changes and bug fixes! There will inevitably be more that I missed, but I believe the game is in a solid state! You don’t really need to report bug or changes to me, because I will find the remaining ones before the final release (which has no set date).
I hope that everyone enjoys the demo until then! Remember, first player uses “W, A, S, D” for movement and “H, J, K” for action. Press F1 or Enter at any time to pull up the readme, check out the controls, as well as pause the game.
And have fun trying to find all of the secrets!!
by RUD on Jun.26, 2011, under --ROCKS, -GAMES, -RUD, ACTION, ADVENTURE, CLASSIC, CO-OP, CUSTOM MAPS, CUSTOMIZED, EPIC, FANGAME, FIGHTING, FPS, FREE, Final Fantasy 66, MULTIPLAYER, Mega Man Perfect Harmony, Omniblade, PLATFORMER, PUZZLE, RETRO, RPG, Ruds Rails, Shadow of Azrael
I am Rock (aka Rud). I am the founder of rocksclan.com, and work day in and out on various masterpieces. A lot of the imagination and creativity comes largely in part from a number of talented friends who are helping me along the way, namely my bandmates James, Chon, and Murdoch, as well as my cousin ruwin. There is also a great deal of innovation and creativity on my part, which I bring forth from beyond the boundaries of this realm that you perceive.
My goal is to create the greatest forms of art and entertainment the world has ever known. This includes free to play four player cooperative fan games, maps and servers for other free to play games, as well as original epic sagas of our own creation. Our aim is to bring to you the most intense and extreme forms of entertainment in known history.
I live my life on the edge, it has been a very intense ride for me, beyond imagination. But I will see this through to the very end, that these goals are accomplished despite any boundaries or limitations. Here is a list of our current projects.
Our central hub for everything that is awesome.
Our all genre encompassing metal band that creates most of the original soundtracks and scores of our following work.
////ROCKS CUSTOM MAPS
We create and inspire others to create original content for a free to download First Person Shooter. Urban Terror was once a Quake 3 Arena mod, but has now become a free to download game with a design similar to Counter Strike. It also easily allows you to download custom content, which we host the best of on our servers.
Originally a mod for Quake 3 Arena under many different names (Instaunlagged, Reactance, Revolution, Instagib, RCTF) Ruds Rails is a project I’ve been working on for years that will soon be a free to download game just like Urban Terror is now. Based on the Revolution mod which seeked to combine all of the elements under one name, this lightspeed intense game of Instagib allows you to trick jump and move very quickly and fluidly. The game itself is mainly oriented around Capture The Flag, and is very fast and for highly skilled gamers, as each and every shot you fire is a one hit kill.
A text based intricately designed RPG that is played with IRC, created by ruwin.
Based on an IRC roleplay, this story will also become a science fiction Graphic Novel, as well as a classic retro style 16-bit RPG with many advancements and innovations never seen before to date.
////THE SHADOW OF AZRAEL
An immense saga that will take the form of Graphic Novels, as well as a 4 player fighting game combining elements from Street Fighter, Smash Bros Melee, Dragon Ball Z, and Final Fantasy.
////THROES OF LOKI
Set in modern day New York, Loki is a story about the son of corporate giants who thrives on the chaos and manipluation of society. It is not until he discovers true love that his life spins completely out of his control.
Set in the 22nd century, the entire global populace has become enslaved by their own animalistic desires and their addiction to a new drug that consumes their body and soul.
Set 6 million years in the future, a new race of men has evolved and begun to explore and discover a New World submerged in water. Our heroes are a gang of pirates that must seek out ancient technology known as artifacts before they fall into the hands of evil.
Set in a very high fantasy setting, Toros is a rogue wizard that seeks to become the most powerful, all knowing magician that had ever lived. Normally men who devote themselves to this are forced to isolate themselves and study inside of towers for a majority of their lives, but Toros learns through experience and adventure. His wild, ammoral ambitions and desires runs free, as his wicked lust for power teaches him many lessons throughout his life.
Set in the year 1999, all of the electricity suddenly turns off, as the entire nation is left helpless to circumstances beyond their control. A mother must do everything she can to ensure the safety of her children, as the entire world transforms around her.
////MEGA MAN PERFECT HARMONY
A 4 player fan game that ties together the events of the Classic, X, and Zero series in a retro 8-bit style.
////THE LEGEND OF ZELDA – LINK’S CRUSADE
A retro style 4 player Zelda fan game, with 8-bit graphics and appearance but also containing advanced features and gameplay.
////METROID – ZEBES MISSION
A retro 8-bit style 4 player Metroid fan game, with advanced features and gameplay.
////CASTLEVANIA – QUARTET OF DESPAIR
A 4-player Castlevania game which takes place chronologically shortly after the events of Casltevania III.
////CONTRA – FALL OF RED FALCON
A 4-player fan game that pulls out all of the stops.
////SUPER MARIO – STAR POWER
A 4-player retro fan game that is on the backburner (because I dont want nintendo to sue me).
A 4-player fan game with a more zoomed out field of view so that you can see everything that lies ahead as you fly at super sonic speeds.
////FINAL FANTASY 66
A heavily modified, intense and difficult version of my personal favorite game, Final Fantasy 6. Ruwin and I used a much better, retranslated script as a base for this hack, and spent several years perfecting and completing this project.
////FINAL FANTASY TACTICS type R
Ruwins work of love, a heavily modified Final Fantasy Tactics with many gameplay fixes and innovations.
An extremely intensified version of DooM, featuring faster gameplay, millions of enemies, and original level designs by RUD.
////Mega Man Rock
A mod of Mega Man 4, originally meant to be the first of a series of games, but later abandoned due to the number of greater upcoming projects. This game however is completed and available for download.
/////////////Senior Members of Rocks Clan////////////////
Founder of Rocks Clan, Writer, Artist, Storyboard, Character Design, Musician, Lead Game Design, Level Design
Founder of Luna, Writer, Artist, Musician, Game Design
Founder of Lone Star Aquatic Farms, Server Host, Wizard :D
Our Champion and Chief Contributor
Prodigy Artist, Graphic Design, Game Design, Character Design, Musician, Lead Guitarist
Game Design, Musician, Drummer
Game Design, Musician, Guitarist
Major Contributor, Level Design
Rud’s evil brother, Retired Veteran and Admin
With help from:
Megan – My fiance ♥
Evolution – Coded Revolution
Monkk – Coded Reactance
Quadfather – Designed Reactance
waco – Custom Maps
HertzDevil – Chiptune Musician
Keeevvviiinnn – Chiptune Musician
rushjet1 – Chiptune Musician
coatlesscarl – Chiptune Musician
skullman(jman) – Designed Game Maker Mega Man engine
Karasai – Designed RM7fc and 8 remake
n64mario – Designed mmf2 Mega Man engine
roan – Gameplay ideas
blackhook – Spriter
Anchor – Support
Rage – Support
by RUD on Jun.16, 2011, under --ROCKS, -GAMES, -RUD, ACTION, ADVENTURE, CLASSIC, CO-OP, CUSTOMIZED, EPIC, FANGAME, FREE, MELEE, MULTIPLAYER, Mega Man Perfect Harmony, Omniblade, PLATFORMER, PUZZLE, RETRO, Shadow of Azrael, TRAILERS, WIN
First of all, thank you to everyone for keeping up with me! I’m sorry it has been kind of dead around here lately, but things have kind of settled down a bit more for me, so I should start posting more again :D
Also, big thanks once again to Annwn and Vmp for keeping us afloat!! One day I will repay you both in person for saving the day! Drinks on the house XD
And as for my new game plan… Until now I’ve been spending every second of my free time on numerous projects, all of which are each meant to be amazing, mind-blowing masterpeices in their own right. But the stress on my mind and body is proving to be a bit much, so I’ve been thinking over new strategies…
Perhaps, instead of a full release on my birthday, 11-11-11, I could release a solid, stable demo of our 4-player retro fangame Mega Man Perfect Harmony. This will not only give me more time to make sure the game is 100% perfect, but also get a playable version out there for everyone to experience.
Another plus side to this strategy, is that I can also release very simple barebones demo’s of my other 4-player retro fan games (including 4P 8-bit Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Castlevania, Contra). So, while Perfect Harmony’s demo release will be massive, I can also release that day or shortly after these small betas of my other amazing 4-player games.
Also, this will give me more time to work on my magnum opus, The Shadow of Azrael, which will take the form of both a graphic novel and an independently made fighting game. This will be a 4-player fighting game with a fluid animation style similar to SNK, and a fighting engine which could only be compared to Super Smash Bros Melee. This game will incorporate innovative features and many other elements from games such as Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, and Dragon Ball Z.
And all of this is being done entirely for free by yours truly, as usual XD along with lots of help from my closest and extremely talented friends! These are our labors of love for the games of the future!
I’m not sure which path I should take just yet, but these are the options I have ahead of me! I wont let something as hollow and meaningless as a degree stop me from accomplishing my goals and bringing these dreams to life! Thanks again to everyone keeping up! Peace!
by RUD on Jun.04, 2011, under --ROCKS, -GAMES, -VIDEO, ACTION, ADVENTURE, CLASSIC, CO-OP, CUSTOMIZED, EPIC, FANGAME, FREE, MULTIPLAYER, Mega Man Perfect Harmony, Omniblade, PLATFORMER, RETRO, RUDS CUSTOM, TRAILERS, TRAILERS, YOUTUBE
Had a really rough month there,
but I’m back!! Thanks for hanging in there!!
I’d really appreciate it if you guys could like all of our upcoming projects on the right side. We are pouring all of our time and energy into each and everyone of these pieces of art, so help out by showing your support!!
Lightning Man, Ethereal by James Hanna
Speed Man, Phantom Man, Flare Man by Ryan McCage
Title Build, Stratus Man, Smoke Man, Game Over, Desperate Wily, Eternal Strife by Nick Ridgway