Arokai [Canine creator v1. OUT NOW.]

z.m123's picture

Canine creator download!
Also, this hasn't been uptaded for a while, and things may have changed. Sorry. 8I


I hope its okay for you, M&A, that I made this blog! I know that many TEFers know about Arokai, and I wanted to make a blog for us to discuss about this game c:
And maybe share our Arokai usernames aswell.

This blog will be uptaded

Arokai on dA
Official Arokai forum

Arokai's realese date is not sure, but the staff hope for the 1st patch to come out in the end of May/beggining of June.

WHAT IS AROKAI?

Arokai (also known as AK or Aro'kai) is an artistic multiplayer online roleplaying game (AMORG) being created by a sole programmer (Superfeesh) and a team of talented artists. In Arokai, users will be able to select from six different species, who are aligned with different npc 'Gods' that roam in various places throughout the world. Characters will be unique, colorful, and diverse, and will be able to do a variety of interactions with the world and its inhabitants. Ultimately, Arokai is planned to be an artistic game that encourages creativity.


HOW IS IT BEING CREATED?

The server and client are being programmed in C++, with the aid of Microsoft Visual C++ Express IDE. 3D graphics and rendering is being handled by OGRE3D 1.7 under the MIT license. For networking, we are using the free library RakNet. The interface is designed in Flash and scripted with Actionscript 3.0, which is made functional ingame through the use of Hikari library. Boost::FileSystem is being used for file management on the server end. We may end up using other libraries for the game.


WHAT KIND OF WORLD DOES IT TAKE PLACE IN?

A fantasy world, but leaning towards the 'realistic' end of the fantasy spectrum. The atmosphere of the world is to be generally friendly, colorful, and bright, but some areas may vary. There is a crystal scheme that's prevalent throughout the worlds because of our storyline. The concept team is designing a world map eventually!


WHO ARE THE CHARACTERS?

Well, the general theme is good versus evil, with sides. On the 'good side' are Wolves, Deer, and Gryphons. On the 'bad' side are Wyverns, Felines, and Bears. On the neutral side are Owls. These will be playable, and will have a limited range of customization options to start with. We also want to put in NPC characters, such as gods of each species, and enemies to fight as well. This will have to come at a later date, since Superfeesh needs to learn AI to some extent in order to do that.


WHAT ART STYLE IS BEING USED?

It ranges from semi-realistic to somewhat cartoony but not too much. Detailed textures will be used always for aesthetic effect.

To see more images and content relating to Arokai, check out our DeviantArt!


Quoted from the official Arokai site.

Official Arokai trailer: here


-UPTADES ON GAME PROGRESS-


"UPDATE 5-28-2011
Back from hiatus!

Arokai's not going to come out in May, or early June. It comes out when it comes out, and it will not be announced either. As already established before, there will only be owls in the first version of Arokai.

You may be able to catch me working on Arokai on Livestream sometimes.

That is all!

-Superfeesh




UPDATE 4-10-2011
So... busy.... X:
With a motherboard failure, and so much work, it's been really hard for me to work on Arokai at all through March into this month. I'm still gunning for the end of May with only owls, but I'm not sure if it's going to happen. :/

-Superfeesh



UPDATE 1-5-2011
My game, Arokai is still very much a WIP, but I'm aiming to release a basic (EMPHASIS on "basic" Sticking out tongue) multiplayer version sometime in APRIL or in MAY of 2011. Since I'm not a professional programmer, and I'm also doing this in my limited free time, and we don't have a fixed server host yet, plans could change quite easily.

To keep things simple, Owls will be the only playable race in this first version. So Arokai will be updated in "Phases," which along with new species, will have more features and fixes and improvements upon the older, prior version.
Phase 1: Owls
Phase 2: Felines & Canines
Phase 3: Deer & Bears
Phase 4: Gryphon & Dragons

With that said, currently in progress is overhaul of UI design with six-language support, programming of physics, and networking. You may be able to catch me working on Arokai on Livestream. c:

- Superfeesh
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I do not own any of this, everything is © Arokai staff!
These are old now. New models have come.

Feel free to discuss about Arokai here.
Enny005's picture

Oh oh oh I want to play it.

Oh oh oh

I want to play it. Is it already released?
z.m123's picture

Quote:My game, Arokai is

Quote:
My game, Arokai is still very much a WIP, but I'm aiming to release a basic (EMPHASIS on "basic" ) multiplayer version sometime in APRIL or in MAY of 2011.

Did you read the blog?
Sluggs's picture

That green owl looks like a

That green owl looks like a flying cucumber! Laughing out loud

I don't like the models much. I think I'll stick with FH
Munkel's picture

The game caught my interest

The game caught my interest some time ago, this is very informative... thank you c:
z.m123's picture

Sluggs: I like the models,

Sluggs: I like the models, and I believe this one will be more entertaining then FH c:

Munkel: c:
Enny005's picture

It's May 2011 now. And I

It's May 2011 now.

And I don't know what's WIP.
z.m123's picture

WIP= Work In Progress ^^'

WIP= Work In Progress ^^'
Enny005's picture

thank you

thank you
moonsoverwater's picture

methinks I will play right

methinks I will play right when it is released :3


(thanks, starling! The avatar is amazing! And Thanks Pretzil for the siggie!
z.m123's picture

Me too xD

Me too xD
BluedeerLegend18's picture

At first I thought, "Hmm.

At first I thought, "Hmm. Seems a lot like FH. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Maybe I'll play it. I'll think about it." Then when I clicked the owl picture and learned the owls were barn owl, well, I know I am defiantly going to play it.
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
'snow's picture

I wanna try it out when the

I wanna try it out when the deer and dragon is playable. (:

I've been so excited for

I've been so excited for this. I can't wait until it's released.
-track-
BluedeerLegend18's picture

I think once the game is

I think once the game is released, there will be a lot of Sorens, Glyfies, Diggers, Twilights- lots of characters in the books. Ever since that movie came out everyone's been crazy about owls.
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
z.m123's picture

Yeah, probably

Yeah, probably
quadraptor's picture

I especially like the

I especially like the wyvern's design. I can totally see how easily I could make Anirapio there.

This looks nice, and since I promised a friend I would try it out, I'll follow.

Shameless track here anyway Eye

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Wotsits's picture

I'm tracking this to see how

I'm tracking this to see how it turns out and if it's worth playing. Thanks for posting this, very helpful &hearts


8DD, My favorite are deer and

8DD, My favorite are deer and wolf <33 Ashfksl I cant wait till it's out. :3

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z.m123's picture

Quad: I'll be happy to se him

Quad: I'll be happy to se him in there, haha :3
Wotsits: &hearts ♥
Nopje: Agreed x3
I like the owl model too, though
Sighthoundlady's picture

The different animals look

The different animals look beautiful, I know how much hard work something like this must take so I applaud the creators. Something I'll definitely be checking out when it's available.
P.S. I LOVE the owl. That makes me so happy right there. Smiling
z.m123's picture

Agreed.

Agreed.
eyestrain's picture

Oh! This was the trailer I

Oh! This was the trailer I saw some time ago, not Feral Heart.
It's impressive there are so many species. It would be fun to play with, I think.

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Saanra's picture

Just remember guys, Arokai is

Just remember guys, Arokai is 13+. It won't be all smiles and sunshine, and quite a few of the members probably won't have any problem with talking about 'mature' topics. There might even be blood, perhaps a little gore, depending on what Soup wants to put in.


Images done by Gurgelin and Mr.Sanguine, respectively.
BluedeerLegend18's picture

Three-quarters of games I own

Three-quarters of games I own is rated T. I think I can handle a lot of blood and gore.
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
Saanra's picture

The mods might kick you if

The mods might kick you if they find out you're under-age, though. They can get in trouble, otherwise :c


Images done by Gurgelin and Mr.Sanguine, respectively.
BluedeerLegend18's picture

(I hate being 11) I'm not

(I hate being 11)

I'm not that good at keeping secrets, but when it comes to age... Twisted
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
Harlequinn's picture

even if it's 13+ i don't

even if it's 13+ i don't think that will stop anyone. :/ i wanna play the deer.. >.>
awww, it just occurred to me, TEF used to be the closest thing to a realistic mmorpg. whats gonna happen to The Endless Forest since arokai has deer too O.O i'm not gonna leave.
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Saanra's picture

They still can't legally have

They still can't legally have anyone under 13. No USA-based company can, as they have to comply to the COPPA(Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). It's not fair to the people under 13. But, if there were too many known people under 13, Arokai could legally be shut down for violation of federal law, which would be REALLY not fair to everyone else :/


Images done by Gurgelin and Mr.Sanguine, respectively.
BluedeerLegend18's picture

I don't think TEF would be

I don't think TEF would be left in the dust when Arokai came out. I think FH will, though.
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
Saanra's picture

I have to agree about FH. It

I have to agree about FH. It just isn't that fun if you don't know anyone, but Arokai will have a story-line and such. The only thing I do now with FH is make designs, and I don't even do that anymore. TEF wouldn't be left behind, if only for the fact that it's unique. Games like Feral Heart will be a dime a dozen eventually, but I have never seen anything like TEF.


Images done by Gurgelin and Mr.Sanguine, respectively.
BluedeerLegend18's picture

I agree. When I first learned

I agree. When I first learned about TEF I thought "Hmm... seems intresting.." But as I looked into it, I knew I had to play it, because... the world just doesn't have any more unique games other than this one...
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
Harlequinn's picture

touche, TEF will always be

touche, TEF will always be the most unique.
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nuevapaz's picture

I am really looking forward

I am really looking forward to this game. I didn't realize it would have a plot.
Why are felines on the "bad" side though? :c
~*Paz*~

Saanra's picture

It's just what side the

It's just what side the species is on. Not all the 'evil' have to be bad, just like all the 'heroes' on't have to be good. Plus, what is good and bad, but perspective? I don't think many 'evil' people consider themselves evil, unless they're wanna-bes.


Images done by Gurgelin and Mr.Sanguine, respectively.
BluedeerLegend18's picture

I don't understand how Lions

I don't understand how Lions are bad either...
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
moonsoverwater's picture

They arent. Both sides are

They arent. Both sides are good if you are on them. Lions think lions are good, and owls think owls are good.


(thanks, starling! The avatar is amazing! And Thanks Pretzil for the siggie!

...Track....

...Track....
Kodiana's picture

Yes it is a very interesting

Yes it is a very interesting game in mind what the quality and movement
Interestno when it comes out ?
Starling's picture

The character creator has

The character creator has been released for canines. Sticking out tongue

Um, Superfeesh mentioned though that she may give the project away to other people? I don't think Arokai will exist for much longer, by the looks of things! Ahh...
z.m123's picture

I saw, today. :'D It's really

I saw, today. :'D It's really neat.
She did? Aw man. ;u;
Starling's picture

Well, she said she might in

Well, she said she might in the notes from the creator-download. Let's hope not though! x(
Unplugged's picture

Really love the possibilities

Really love the possibilities of the creator. Thanks for the link Starling!

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Harlequinn's picture

boooo, i read the read-me

boooo, i read the read-me too, Sad thats a shame.
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DEERTH's picture

I'd DEFINITELY like to play

Shocked

I'd DEFINITELY like to play it! Because when the dragons come out, I will love the game! Although I want the deer, owl, wolf and gryphon, too! I'll need a proper internet for it...

However, if they shut Arokai down, they would've a lot of work lost. :c
Also the dream to play dragons is poofed.
Call me Deery. Smiling
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OrinocoFlow's picture

track just in case

track just in case
You do not have a soul. You ARE a soul. You have a body.
~ C.S. Lewis
Inufur's picture

Guys lol, don't get your

Guys lol, don't get your hopes up. Anyways, it will probably take till 2013 or 2014 to finish the game since Feesh has been quiet. Any minute now the game could be done with. Or while were talking about it she is working on it. Smiling
Left.

If then, even! Arokai has

If then, even! Arokai has been in production for a long time, with name changes every now and again. First was Decayed Reality, which they changed because people were complaining that it sounded morbid. Second was Iko, which they changed because a game already existed with a similar name(Ico). Now they have Arokai, which seems to have stuck. It's probably been about...Three years now since development started. It's also changed it's goals a lot over the years, starting off as a Wolf RPG and slowly morphing into what it is today.

Honestly, I've just gotten a bit bitter over the project.

Teeny Requite by Dapper.

You own Arokai?

You own Arokai?

I hate being 11 too Arokai

I hate being 11 too Sad Arokai looks so so so so so so so SO FUN!Exclaim!!Exclaim!!Exclaim!!Exclaim!!Exclaim!!Exclaim!!Exclaim!!Exclaim!!!!
sorry for the out burst XD
I would very much like to try the deer as well. I wish it wasn't for only 13+ DX
I can't wait till I'm that age...............and when it comes out Smiling
Spear's picture

Nice, is there an estimated

Nice, is there an estimated release date?