Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Game Portfolio -- RPG Dice, Heroes of Whitestone

Continuing my Game Portfolio posts for Blaugust, it's time to move to a game I haven't written much about here on my blog, but it's one I play daily. In fact, my wife and I run a guild together in the game! 

RPG Dice Heroes of Whitestone


  • Release Date: January 18, 2022
  • Current Availability: Available for download on iOS or Android
  • Release Credit Category: Design / Writing Credit
  • Company: WIMO Games
  • Business Model: Free-to-Play
  • Category: Mobile
  • Genre: RPG Board Game

Personal Development notes
  • Fun Fact: After Dice was launched into the app stores and ended up doing really well, WIMO responded with some fun swag for the employees. The coolest swag was a big set of lawn dice where the number one was replaced with the RPG DICE logo.
     

  • Job Highlights: I was originally brought on to the Dice Team to help with the tutorial and other tasks until I was assigned to work on another game. Some of the enemy team compositions in Chapters 3 and 4 of the Campaign were originally pieced together by me, and I had a hand in crafting a couple of the tutorial sequences for the game. I also assigned the tiles to one of the Relic Adventure boards, but I honestly can't remember which one it was.

    Later, when Dice was transferred to WIMO upon the sale of KingsIsle and without a full-time creative writer on staff, WIMO turned to me to help them with writing in addition to my other duties as the Senior Designer for Outsourcing. The Main Campaign Story for Chapter 7 was written by me as well as the Relic Adventure stories for Chapters 3 through 6. The Goblin Tile text and several Skill Check Tile texts were written by me as well.

  • Best Memory: I was invited to participate in the first internal playtest of the game, and you could just tell there was something different about this game that made it special. Everyone was excited about it. I remember being in a meeting about the playtest results, and my only comment was something to the effect of  . . . Congratulations, this game is really good! 

  • Other Comments: There's a great team at WIMO behind this game, and they continue to work hard by bringing new, and regular updates to players! I can't wait to see where this game is in a year from now! It just keeps getting better.

Sample Gameplay:

I sat down the other day and recorded video of the first half of the Chapter 5 Relic Adventure. At the end of the video there's some summoning, hero leveling, and a fight with the Guild Boss, which should give you a good idea of what you'll find if you play RPG Dice, Heroes of Whitestone.

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