Untold RPG - now with official support for VoiceOver

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Over the past two weeks I've had the pleasure of implementing support for VoiceOver for Untold RPG, a text-based mobile game (iPad support coming within a week).

There's still room for improvement so feel free to try it out (it's free to play up until a certain point in the story, after that it's $4.99 to unlock the full game). Got feedback? Post it in this thread or e-mail me on adam@untold-game.com.

App Store link: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1486667077
Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gotterdammerung.untold

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Submitted by Anthony on Sunday, August 23, 2020

Hello I am playing this cool game and was curious how I go about getting more gold Or purchase it

Submitted by Laura on Sunday, August 23, 2020

At one point in the game you will find a prompt to pay about five dollars to unlock the rest of the game, and I definitely found it to be worth it.
Yes, there are sounds and music. I find this sounds to be very helpful, and the music sets the tone very well.

Submitted by Anthony on Monday, August 24, 2020

Question how did you get past the chapel part every time I try to do it I get killed no matter which way I choose

Submitted by insats on Monday, August 24, 2020

In reply to by Anthony

@Anthony: You'll need a proper disguise to blend in. The first and third chapels belong to different fractions of the Druids and the exact same disguise might not work in both of them.

Submitted by Laura on Monday, August 24, 2020

In both the first and third chapels you need to wear a green cloak and a certain kind of mask depending on the chapel.

Submitted by Ashleigh Piccinino on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Hello,
I'm on level 9, and this game is awesome for me. however, although I'm ready to head to the island of Bast, I'm still waiting for my partner--Raslen--at the Set harbor. of course, I've just gotten to that point today, so what else can I do? She said she'd not be too far behind, but I've not seen her yet--of course, my character hasn't. I'm once again aboard our ship, but is that where I'm supposed to be? I can't find the Longhouse either/doesn't show up on the Set map. That's one thing I wish the dev team could better control. I wish the whole map were as visible as it can be, not just the parts you visit in your journey. I've already dealt with the accursed stingray, so you know how far I've gone.. Any favored weapons/armor or anything for you all? Mine, so far, is the two-handed halbard--love how it can literally sweep someone off his/her feeet. takes some strength to weild, though/never actually done so in real life/not a fighter in that way. pretty cool though … all except for all the death/violence. Notice anything about how this game can teach parts of "our" education? That is, notice how the O&M skills of the ECC can be taught/going places on the map and remembering where you are. Notice how money management and that for personal gain can also be taught/doing the above items--eating right and keeping your finances in order/well saved? I like the game/wish we could've known these characters as kids.
Ashleigh Piccinino
Notice, for psych majors like me, how that theme is incorporated in the game/history of America as well at times/slavery and that sort of thing?

Submitted by Ashleigh Piccinino on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

In reply to by Anthony

Hello,
Do some fighting and level your experience points up. After you've played the game for a while, you'll be asked to buy it for a small fee. However, that's not how you get more gold. You look for it, either in the belongings of the people you kill or … well, I think that's about it. Have fun and get lost in this addicting game, as I have. It's like the Stingray--you'll find out how that works. However, it's like it, trapping you for some gory … well, I wouldn't call it fun or a game even, but it's entertaining at best/makes you want to solve the mysteries within.

Submitted by Ashleigh Piccinino on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

In reply to by Anthony

Hello,
Make sure you literally dress for the part, so wear the green cloaka and other druidic clothing. that includes the masks when necessary. at one point, to get the antidote, you need to put on the Goddess' mask to get into the woman's chapple/no more hints … sorry, but don't want to spoil everything. Do your best, traveler, and good luck!

I figured that part out but still couldn't find the longhouse. The first time I tried the game before severely messing up/having to start over, I did find the Longhouse. However, I couldn't find it again after that. I'm now to where I need to severely level up to defeat the Preying Mantas. However, I don't want to go back to the Sleep Temple/been their for what I came for, at least for now. I'm back in Highcastle but can't seem to defeat the Vadandi siblings with my seven points of strength and everything else at either ones or twos. Do I need to start over? If so, how much should I put in each thing for leveling up my character? By the way, Raslen's dead, so … So sad to find that out, but it's war, right? Please help before I move any further okay? It's a good game though/keep in mind what my Apple Store review mentioned.

Submitted by Ana Jacob on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

I’m hooked. Totally worth the purchase, especially since there seems to be a lot of replay value too.

I have a couple ideas I thought I’d throw out there.

What about using sounds to indicate when you can attack instead of the “attack ready” announcement? That would reduce the VO chatter which makes keeping up with everything easier. And/or same for “stab ready” etc. what do you guys think?

Submitted by Laura on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

I like that idea. Maybe that could be an option in the settings.

I know it's not a great suggestion, but if you listen hard enough, you'll hear a slight noise which tells you your attack's ready and that for anything to the left of it--your stab and all. I just do that instead of having VoiceOver on during battles. the stab and other attacks sound sounds like someone unsheathing s sword very quickly. the attack ready sound, though, is a little hard for me to describe. it's there though although muted a bit/sounds, as best as I can tell as a knife or something being waved in the air, and you get that familiar sound/hard to describe in words. I just listen to those sounds and try to figure out which one would do the most damage. still, any favored weapons/armor for you all? you know mine, although I've given it up for the bronz glave. this uses my sweeping action with a cutting one too/still takes two hands to weild. to me, works better than all those hammers/maces and all. the best thing I can do for you is to tell you to act quickly when you're fighting. love the fight music, don't you? it just puts something extra into the game, something I can distract myself with if only for that brief time.

Other than the above statement--or where it should fall within this forum--read it first, of course, yes I believe that a louder sound should accompany you when you're ready to attack and stab and things. Also, why's the stab and other attack buttons further to the left than the actual attack? I think it'd be better, much better to have this game paired up with an Apple watch so you can actually do the motions yourself. of course, that'd be with your own body/playing this game wouldn't be something to do in p8ublic as people might think you're spastic. I do agree though that this should be hooked up to an Apple Watch/see reasons above. Hey, it could give you exercise too doing it that way. What do you all think?

Submitted by Ana Jacob on Thursday, August 27, 2020

It seems like you get more xp For attacking than for using charisma to trick opponents to get things done. Wouldn't it be more fair to reward as much experience for successful use of Charisma and the other stats as for winning a fight? I'd like to play the type of character that relies on their whit and cunning more than combat prowess. For instance, if you attack and kill a guard you get a good 30 to 60 XP, but tricking him with a disguise and high CHR so he just lets you through gets you no experience. So it ends up being more advantageous to just focus on the physical attributes.
Thoughts?

Yes, I think you should keep getting experience points for little things like hiding yourself in plain sight. I also think that more than one point should show up when you level your character up. I also wish the game were more like Timecrest, which actually moves through real time than you having to do it yourself. I'm still on level 11 but can't seem to go anywhere else but Highcastle and it's places/of course, the opium den that's called the Sleep Temple. This is really psychological for me/wish the game could focus on that more/how to get out of that situation for those prisoners. I don't know how to further my character's level as I've dumped so much into strength and not enough it seems into other things. It's a good game, though, but I wish there were more of a booklet on how to use the attribute points more thoroughly. By the way, please look at my earlier comment on making the ttack sound louder. I made a miscue, saying that the "attack ready" sound was like someone waving a knife/other short blade through the aior/hearing the wind from that. it's more like them unsheathing such a blade from probably a leather scabbard. I also keep the button pressed for attacking, only going leftwards on the screen when the other things show up/best to do with a Bluetooth keyboard, not your phone as you have to physically move fast … and yes, it's more you and your own skills of perception than that of your character What are your thoughts on all this?

Submitted by Laura on Friday, August 28, 2020

while I agree with earning XP for doing things other than fighting, I like everything else exactly the way it is currently.
There is a Discord where you can learn how to manage your XP wisely along with a post on Reddit. One of my favorite parts ofUntold is the fact that there are no timers, so we have that freedom to pick up our phones whenever and set them down without having to think about managing our time based on the game. That factor alone makes the game a lot more enjoyable.

Submitted by Ashleigh Piccinino on Friday, August 28, 2020

In reply to by Laura

I don't plan to be on any of those forums like discord or however you say it. I just don't trust things I don't know, so this and e-mail are the only ways I will discuss the game. Of course, Twitter as well as I have an account. What I meant by timing things is … well, just look at Timecrest and how it moves along without you having to do anything much. of course, when the characters in that game are doing something and you need to leave, you can come back and check on things. I have to start Untold over as I don't know how to get past level 11 without dying after the Preying Mantas gets to me. If you'd like to talk to me eabout this some more, please e-mail apiccinino@outlook.com or look me up on Twitter/just type my name in the search.

Submitted by insats on Sunday, August 30, 2020

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First of all - on the first encounter you don't have to defeat him entirely, the fight is split up with several breakpoints and you can heal in between them. Second, if your gear is not enough, there's a lot of stuff that can be bought from the vendors in Noble Heights, such as better armor. If you haven't already, try visiting the antiquarian, where you most likely will be able to make a few extra coins from stuff you've gathered so far in the game. Third: The game has seven different endings, and two of them are available without defeating Mantis yourself (Hint: One ending is a defeat and another is with help from someone else..).

You ought to be at least level 12 in order to beat him. He has high agility so perception is important in order to be able to hit him. 2-handed weapons with slam or sweep is likely the most efficient way.

If you're not high enough level, there might be a few ways for you to get more experience:

- Go back to the gambling den and kill the Verdandi siblings
- Talk to the preacher and complete the "Holy Concern" quest
- Kill the men in the dining hall (1st floor of the Sleep Temple)

Thanks for that. I'll remember it for future use. How do I kill the men in the dining hall of the Sleep Temple? I had to start all over due to not being high enough in anything, so I guess I dump the first four things into perception? I still don't know how that all works, leveling up your character--that is how many points of anything to have. when I play again, I'll try to experiment with things like that/see what I get. I guess I should've killed the dog garding the prison in Sleep Temple? Like I said, this game's not for kids, but it's fun anyway.

Submitted by Laura on Monday, August 31, 2020

Out of all five stats there are three that will help you the most. They are agility, perception, and charisma. They will help you unlock secrets of the game and accomplish more than the other stats.

Submitted by Ashleigh Piccinino on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In reply to by Laura

Thanks for the comment. I'll remember it for future use. I think this should be like Zelda where you just pick up things like your money and things. I also think a self-voicing option with features found in A Blind Legend--walking around on your own and stuff like that--would be even better. It'd be more like a learning by doing type of thing instead of just reading and answering questions--based on the text. by the answering questions thing, I only mean clicking on choices in the game/should be more based on your own thoughts/play A Blind Legend if you need more info on this.

Submitted by Tarja on Thursday, December 17, 2020

I cannot enter to third chaple because I don’t have goddess mask. How can I find it?

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

I cannot find a way to replenish my health points.
That's why I keep losing every time I have to fight because I haven't found anything that will make my health points go higher. I am currently stuck with 27 health points.
Any ideas?
I would really appreciate it if you would tell me how to find something that will help with my health points.
Thank you in advance.

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

So I've completed the game, my question is, how much of a variation is there in storyline? I did start up again on the beach, but it does seem to be railroading me along the same path so far.

Will keep searching. Well, I am at a point in which I cannot go anywhere else. I went to the prison trying to find were they have taken my partner but ended up not being able to kill the warden and as I try to leave the prison the guards chase me and one of them catches up to me and I end up having to fight him. However, since I have only 27 health points and he has 45, I am not able two finish him.
Unfortunately for me there doesn't seem to be anything else I can do at this point.
I guess I will have to try using another weapon in hope of better results.
Thank you so much for your help.
Have a great day.