For our new game Merchant Beyond the Stars, an entire new set of Weapons and Armor had to be created.
Instead of simply drawing all 180 base items, Merchant builds items out of parts. This allows it to build countless different items with prefixes and elemental types.
Take this blaster here:
It is composed of two parts, a Stock and a Barrel.
Every item is designed to hook into another item, so be it a Blaster, a Phaser, or even an Energy sword, they can all combine to create new and unique weapons. We then take this idea an extend it to the different Space Heroes you encounter, and the planets and space stations they visit.
As you level up in the game, you unlock more and more weapons, each one more strange and unique than the last.
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