Well done, this looks like the kind of game I'd love to play!
Islands of the Caliph
A downloadable game
Islands of the Caliph imagines an ancient, seafaring Middle Eastern empire, spanning several islands to which the player may venture and explore.
Set in a fictional Island civilization, Islands of the Caliph is a unique mash up of the old school RPGs the developer played in the 1980s, and Middle Eastern folklore and religion.
- A simple combat system
- grid based movement
- upgrading weapons & equipment
The player must explore this open world and discover the game's primary quest for themselves. The game seeks to capture the open endedness of some of the very old RPGs like Might & Magic, Ultima and Bards Tale. It will not hand you everything you need on a platter, but will ask you to solve its problems your self.
Islands of the Caliph is currently under active development. Schmidt Workshops is the solo game development studio of Michael Klaus Schmidt. I expect to have a prototype ready for limited testing available in the next couple months. Finishing the game will involve adding lots of additional content. I don't have a specific time in mind, but I would guess between one and two years max.
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That looks lovely indeed! And I like the interesting scenario. I'll definitively keep an eye on this one. :)
Are you using the same "engine" as in Catacombs of the Necromancer?
Because I remember that being rather buggy, controls-wise. Not just your game I mean, but basically all from the jam.
Would probably be better to use a better one for a proper game.