Niara: Rebellion Of the King Development after the demo

I have been working on the development of Niara:ROTK since April 2018. I released the demo in September and it was mildly successful in getting the attention of concerned gamers.

Story wise the game is still in its demo stage because I have been busy implementing new features and adding sprites and backgrounds to the game’s code so that it can access them.

I still have 2 months before I will have to release it in April 2019. I hope I will be able to finish it by then. It seems tough but its doable I believe.


Ideas and Implementation

A lot of us have many different ideas on new things and processes which we want to implement and bring in front of the world. Many of us also have the skills to do so. However, not all of us are able to do this. That is, bring our ideas from our head into reality. Why is that you ask? Let me give you my perspective on this.

Anime: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The image is not mine. I found it here:×1080-wallpaper.html

To think about new ideas is easy for the imaginative person. But in order to implement these ideas you need patience, hard work and perseverance. Nothing gets implemented if you have a lot of skills and know how but don’t put in the time and effort to put your ideas into action. When you are working on your ideas then you have no one else to depend on other than yourself. Your idea may fail and you may have to take a lot of sh*t. But, you still have to pursue it knowing deep in your heart that it might fail. This takes courage people. If you can muster this much courage then you can bring great things in the world.

So, be careful when you are trying to start the next big thing and leave your regular job. First think about this, are you ready to kill yourself for it? Because you may need to with all the hard work you will be doing. Sounds morbid, I know. But anything worth doing is a struggle.

Inner Voice

Inner voice is that voice inside your heart which tells you if what you are doing is right or not. It also guides you in your life.

Image is not mine. I found it here:×1050/kitchen-anime-girl-thinking-07cc18

Today I learned that, if that inner voice of yours is starting to hurt you then its probably a voice that somebody else kept in you. That person may have a very big influence in your life and the things they said and thought about you have manifested themselves in the form of your inner voice. If that voice is malicious to you, you must stop listening to it. That’s right, I just said that.

Also, look at what Gary said in this video. This inspired me very much to write this post because I feel that this is goddamn true.

watch at 3:04 to 3:25

Words to live by friends.

Recently released demo of my video game :)

I released the demo back in September 2018. I made my WordPress after that soooo… it is now. 

Niara: Rebellion Of the King Visual Novel RPG
Very excited to write about the demo and trailer of my game. First off, find the trailer here and go watch for yourself.

The soundtrack was Cosmic Home from Illusory Awakenings album made by solo band Illusion. My good friend Anish Gupta runs this band. Check out his instagram (here)

Illusion band Spotify page: Click here

His music is amazing and look how well it lines up with the game.

Here is the Google Play demo of the game: Niara ROTK Demo

The demo is short but it portrays all the main features of the game. These features are turn based battles, map exploration, picking up random objects if they are present in the map, and dialogues in visual novel style of course.

But the best thing? Check out these amazing drawings:

My drawing ain’t that good so I got help from Serena, (check out here instagram: here). Her drawing is amazing as you can see. All the character art was done by her.

Thank you for reading. Here is the cover art of the game:

Where should you register your domain name? And the truth about nameservers! O.O

Google domains logo

There are mainly two domain registrars which offer great service. One is Amazon Route 53 and Google Domains. Which one of them should you choose?

Amazon Route 53 logo

I will recommend that you go for Google Domains. See, the thing is that when you get a domain name then you also need to get nameservers and these nameservers also cost money. Google domains offers you domain name registration as well as their nameservers for a fixed yearly price. And boy, are their nameservers amazing! 😀

Amazon Route 53 has a separate fee for registration of domain name (which is around $12) and a separate monthly fee for using their nameservers. This gets expensive really quick and it makes you feel somewhat uneasy that you need to pay every month as well as pay a $12 yearly fees for your domain name. Also, Amazon Route 53 interface is really scary. :O I will only recommended it for professional web developers who want to host their websites and apps on Amazon’s infrastructure only.

Google offers everything in a fixed yearly price. Their price for domain names as well as nameservers are also around $12. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU GO FOR GOOGLE DOMAINS! 🙂

There are many more registrars out there and they offer you ridiculously low prices for domain names. But be warned, after an year or so they will again charge you a high/standard price for your domain and if you don’t know how to transfer domain to some other registrar then you are stuck with them.

Also, they do not tell you what type of nameservers they will be using. Generally, their nameserves are really low performance. That is where they cut their prices and this detail is always hidden from the customer. In my opinion they should tell upfront that this cost also includes a low performance nameserver. Don’t go for these low selling domain registrars, they will get you one way or the other.

Thank you for reading. I hope it helps you. :3