About: AURAYAMA is a travel game & first person shooter
Music: Covenant by Anthony Casalena. Thank you very much Anthony for such a beautiful composition!
Thankies: to every crydeveloper and crymodder that you are.
Main idea of project: each person is totally free in his life and self-expression, but has a habit to think, that he is not free. Being all-sufficient we still search outer source of happiness instead of trying to look inside ourselves.
Brief description of project: AURAYAMA is a name of the country, living in silver era of humanity. For this reason person's spiritual qualities are very developed and lots of people aware of their duty and purpose of life. There are no cheating and dishonesty in society, as these are satellites of stone era when, my dear, we now live. However, in the silver era a lot of people think: "I know that and this and I can do that and this, without having complete knowledge of their nature", which is of great pride. Pride was the reason of a war described in Aurayama.
Happened so that an old prime leader left his place in the prime government cause of an unknown reason. Maybe his inner voice told him. Anyway now peoples need to choose new one. Worthy one. No leader for some time – is really nothing serious for such a great advanced country. Nothing special, nothing is changing in major, in social life for hundreds of years. An old leader already knows his aim of life, he is one of those wise strong human beings who seems to know future much better than we know our past. He felt the looming challenges of human pride, those humans who have great knowledge about the world, but the knowledge is not that full. This half knowledge which surely makes them extremely happy and looking forward but still forces them to search the Truth….sometimes in strange places and in a strange way. Surely they all are graduates of special schools, they know that current world is just a step to the future, to unknown worlds, to the Full Truth and knowledge of life’s goal, to full happiness and power finally. But they don’t want to live with their knowledge and power peacefully. They want to fight with each other. They think – competition means power. No, they don’t suffer much about death. Their knowledge simply says: its an illusion, just a step to much vaster power of their spirit. Yeah, the time of Heroes! The one who doesn’t graduate from the special school, must not wear weapon, he must live in peace. It’s a LAW common for all peoples. Those who are – they are fighters, its not a war mostly, it’s a great wonderful, thrilling competition of human and superhuman abilities. No one will fight with women or civilians. They are Warriors, but not weak nobodies.
This way, an old leader knew those public sentiments, but he knew even more (how wise he is!) – how to stop, slowly reduce it. He left his post to allow “his little children” to play to the top of their bent, to kick each other a little and to calm down finally. Do you need this lesson? – Well, you will got it! He knew, the final will be worthy enough. Those who fight now will finally create new laws to protect peace in future. It will be in future. He saw it. Yes he was really wise great human being, worthy of the whole nation and its army. Everyone knew his wisdom and power. Noone could fight if he is a prime leader. He or those others like he is. And he wanted only 2 things – to walk through his life and death with his dignity and to provide the rest of his great nation with the same feelings, real deeds, power and fearlessness. Thats why he was never wrong.
Do not blame me, dear readers. It was not experiment from his side. He knew the process and the results for sure based on Real Knowledge. Like sometimes we have troubles to become stronger finally. The most optimistic process we can only realize. I even believe he could leave his life in one second if he understood his sacrifice is necessary for peace. You know, like in those kind books we read in childhood. We also must know, that the time im trying to describe – is not our time, but maybe thousands years earlier or later. Thousands years of understanding and True Knowledge. The time of wise humanity. The time when old knowledges of our lost Atlantis and Hyperborea are either not lost yet or are found again. Someone may ask: wise person doesn’t have war, doesn’t fight, he is saint and is sitting somewhere in cave. I’ll reply: sometimes does have! If he knows that God sent him this difficulty to become better and wiser and stronger. And this difficulty seems to be unsolvable, extremely hard even to image for non untrained person. But when the difficulty is overcome, a man is running to final understanding much faster and becomes really very glad finally.
Now everything happened exactly the same way. The previous country Prime government needs to choose new leader, the best of the best what mostly promises to be a lengthy process. Simultaneously some southern lands leaders are going to get access to government offices. Suitable analogy is well known feudal disunity in the Middle Ages. The main difference is surely in political system: its hard to say either its republic or authority of government with one Prime leader, whose word becomes a law. Thanks God previous leader was not talkative. Its hard to say also if those southern leaders are going to sit in the Government, want to separate their Southern lands or are going to change Country Laws. Though the last one is hardly believable. Noone will support those mad guys in this case. I think you will agree with me, dear reader, that basically it doesn’t matter a lot. Everything has its own not always understandable reason. And surely you will agree, that there are no good and bad political sides on this war. Simply lets forget about it – you was born to go your way and actually it doesn’t matter either it is sitting inside the cave or running through battlefield screaming “banzai”. The only one thing is true: you must do your deed with total concentration, even meditation I may say, on your deed. The most valuable thing in each person is not his place in society, but the way how he performs his duties. The most valuable are not the thingies one bought, but his attitude to those thingies. Too much “attachment” to those things creates suffering. The main place among these various thingies takes our main life tool – human body. So the duty is above everything. The duty of being a child, an adult, a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, a husband, a wife, a man, a woman, a human being finally and surely a warrior. This way those people thought. This way I suggest you think, my reader, immersing in this interesting bright and great world of the country known as Aurayama situated on archipelago Aurangaray. The archipelago is almost continent and today’s events take their place at its south-central islands. Both northern and southern fighting sides have chosen these islands due to some reasons. First of all these islands are not so calm in tectonic activity and that’s why relatively sparsely populated. Next these lands have mostly open valleys to deploy the front line and armored vehicles army. Also these strange lands are famous by their ancient military schools, some of those possess truly great secrets of war craft. Someone heard even, people here use unknown forces, but who knows, maybe you will avoid it taking part in various military operations.
In conclusion (I will describe this famous country in future posts) I wish you to make your own successful way through unknown territories, explore new spaces, improve your combat skills facing with multiple enemies and events, learn new things about this great country, get into some mysteries of Aurangaray archipelago eternal land called Aurayama.
To be continued ...
Today i want to say, i think that I have significantly moved forward in my project and are already considering the release of a technical alpha. But of course not right now. As there are still several updates coming with news about the environment and game mechanics. I managed, even having a little time, to play and impove AI significantly and, in general, the mechanics of the game turned out to be very dynamic. Moreover, I invented new mechanisms that were not used before (at least I have not seen or read before on the forums) the mechanisms of random events at the level.
Other words, wait for news.
Video from Outdated Cryengine Engine Build (most of the environment is reworked, assets reworked and retextured for today):
Screenshots from Outdated Cryengine Engine Build (most of the environment is reworked, assets reworked and retextured for today):