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November 11th, 2021, 23:42
IceBlink Basic (IBbasic) is NOW RELEASED

IBbasic is a simplified version of the regular IceBlink Engine and is designed for PC, Android, and iOS. It is basically a cross between goldbox (combat and exploration) and NWN (conversation system based on NWN2 SoZ party chat). You can play and create modules with the app.

Everything is totally free with no in-app purchase stuff or ads.

Modules that will be ready at launch are:
- The Raventhal (by Pongo)
- Blackwinter (by Pongo)
- The Elderin Stone (by Pongo)
- The Birthday (by Zach)
- Lanterna - The Exile (by Slowdive_fan)

Modules in the works:
- Hearkenwold (by Dorateen and converted to IBbasic by me)
- Lanterna 2 (by me)
- various others as well

I'll post links here once it goes live:
PC (NW Vault): https://neverwintervault.org/project…-enginetoolset
Android (Google Play): https://play.google.com/store/apps/d….ibb.ibbasicjr
iOS (App Store): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ibbasi…e/id1568942230

My low budget ($0) trailer:
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Some screenshots:
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Check out our forums for all the latest updates at: https://www.iceblinkengine.com/ib_forums/index.php

Check out my streams of IceBlink modules like Hearkenwold and others here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrg…2QvASUtulQWRQQ
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November 14th, 2021, 23:24
Low budget trailer seems to have gone bye bye.

Good Luck!
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November 15th, 2021, 02:47
Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
Low budget trailer seems to have gone bye bye.

Good Luck!
I'm not sure why the YouTube tags stopped working here so I changed it out to just a link instead. Thanks for the good luck wishes and you may be the first that figured out where I got the name of the engine from, huge CT fan of course
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November 17th, 2021, 01:44
I finished a little early and the Apple approval process went faster than usual so I should be able to release IBbasic v1.0.17 tomorrow late evening (a day ahead of my original plan). Google Play is always fast and the PC version on the Neverwinter Vault is instant so Apple is typically the real unknown. I'll post links once I have them ready.
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November 18th, 2021, 02:20
IBbasic is now available on PC, android, and iOS (should work on M1 macs, but I don't have one to test). Check it out if you have some time and if you stream/record any playthroughs of the available modules, let me know, I'd love to watch. Thanks again!

Links posted above in the original post.
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November 19th, 2021, 18:20
Anyone who is able to install the Android and/or the iOS version of IBbasic, please consider rating the app (a review would be nice too) on Google Play and/or Apple App Store. Receiving ratings early helps bring the app to a higher visibility in the stores and hopefully this will result in more exposure and more community made modules. Many who have enjoyed the IceBlink Engine over the years have come across it randomly because of my poor marketing skills ;-)

Even though the engine itself is not the highest quality (my skills are limited), the community created modules by Dorateen, Pongo, Zach, and others are amazing and deserve to be discovered and played by those who would love to play them.

So as they say, Vote Early and Vote Often
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November 20th, 2021, 18:41
I received an excellent review that was thorough and honest about the current state of IBbasic, check it out:

I would like to improve the interface to make is less cluttered and more intuitive, any suggestions on similar retro styled games that have good interfaces and provide a great overall user experience? Thanks!

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November 20th, 2021, 23:55
Well lf you want to share videos you only need the last few numbers in the link.

Example v=UEPS-h8LsUA so you only need UEPS-h8LsUA

So click advanced view hit the YouTube button and add those numbers in the middle.
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November 21st, 2021, 00:11
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Well lf you want to share videos you only need the last few numbers in the link.

Example v=UEPS-h8LsUA so you only need UEPS-h8LsUA

So click advanced view hit the YouTube button and add those numbers in the middle.
Ah, that is what I was doing wrong, I was using the whole address and it wasn't working so I just went with the URL tag instead. I went back and fixed the previous posts now. Thank you Couchpotato!
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November 28th, 2021, 21:13
I made some UI changes based on feedback from RPG Crawler and Dorateen. All UI elements can be toggled on/off for the most part. I posted v1.0.18 (PC version only, Android and iOS to follow after PC users approve of the changes) to the NW Vault for those wanting to see the changes and provide feedback.

https://neverwintervault.org/project…-enginetoolset

Below images have some UI elements turned all on and some with everything turned off:












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December 13th, 2021, 00:30
I updated the Android and iOS versions (v1.0.19) to include the new UI improvements from above. See links in the top post for PC, Android, and iOS.
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