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3 comments by Lavid on Aug 14th, 2013

Kickstarter Updates :: Facebook

With the game fast approaching Alpha I thought it was high time that I started to update IndieDB again.

There is a lot to go over, so this update will be a refresher as to what Arakion is as well as an update describing major changes.

What is Arakion? : Arakion is a "dungeon" crawler similar to Grimrock, Might and Magic, Eye of the Beholder etc... You have a group of three characters and explore the world and dungeons of Arakion.

Some key changes and added features. I'm sure I'll miss something here so consider this a brief list.

Discovery System:
The discovery system has been implemented. With this you're given the tools to record the objects you see in your environment and apply them to your town as well as gain information about enemies. For instance you can copy a banner pattern that you see in a screenshot below and then use it on your town banner. This same rule of thumb applies to many objects throughout Arakion.

Formations:
Formations represent how your party is setup on the grid. Formations add additional stats or benefits based on the formation used. There are currently 15 formations with about 30 in the final release. You can find formations through the discovery system or earn them in the achievements system.

Invention System:
This is still in early phase testing. It will be used to create additional items for your town. You'll find raw inventors materials then be able to combine them together to find new inventions. You can test it during the alpha by going to the inventors hut. We will need to update the discovery system to fully implement this. 

Some key features and changes to the game for those who don't know:

  • 3 highly customized party members, 5 playable races and 6 professions to choose from.
  • 10-15 hours of main story gameplay
  • Extensive set of mini-games including a card game and tower defense.
  • Fully realized town creation system, you start with a desolated patch of land and build up a town to compliment your party members.
  • Open world areas as well as dungeon to explore
  • Grid based movement and combat system
  • Turn based as well as realtime (turn based currently disabled)

What could be in the game (development currently suspended on these):

  • Set of full mod tools to create your own adventures
  • Online multiplayer mode as well as creating and raiding town dungeons.

How far along are you in development? : We're in the late pre-alpha stages.

How big is the team? : 5 full time

When is the release date? : We're shooting for December this year.

I'll end the update today with a few screenshots and concept art. Be sure to check the media section to view everything.

-Chris

First level screenshots.
First level screenshots.
First level screenshots.

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TheMasquerader
TheMasquerader Feb 6 2013, 12:56pm says:

Congratulations for the great work you are doing on this project! Really love the feel of the game, and the original take on the character development. Not to mention the part about rebuilding the town!
Also congratulations for the music, it sounds great and goes straight to a gamer's heart :)
Good luck on the project! I'm certain this will be a great game!

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L0n3r
L0n3r Dec 13 2012, 6:24am says:

Hello,
how is the progress going?

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CumQuaT
CumQuaT Sep 20 2012, 10:55am says:

Just realised you guys were doing the KickStarter drive. I really wish you all the best of luck with that! It worked well for us, and I think your title deserves it far more! :D

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L0n3r
L0n3r Sep 14 2012, 2:38pm says:

Just backed, i think it is well deserved.
Do you plan to give Desura keys, if possible, for backers?
And what about Greenlight to enter on Steam?

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Lavid
Lavid Sep 14 2012, 2:44pm replied:

Hey thanks for backing!

Yeah I'll try to get whatever keys I can for people, I don't want you to have to pay extra simply because you prefer a certain client.

As far as Greenlight I've been teetering back and forth on that, haven't fully committed one way or the other yet.

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L0n3r
L0n3r Sep 14 2012, 3:02pm replied:

Thanks for answers!
Good luck for campaign and for stores!

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indefiance11
indefiance11 Sep 11 2012, 6:03pm says:

Looks awesome. Keep up the good work.

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Lavid
Lavid Sep 14 2012, 2:44pm replied:

Thanks, I really appreciate the comment.

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Hakumen
Hakumen Sep 9 2012, 5:13am says:

One question, will this be similar to Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven? That's the only M&M I've really played.

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Lavid
Lavid Sep 9 2012, 9:25am replied:

It will be similar that it's taken a lot of inspiration from the range of might and magic games, it's movement however is grid based like the ones directly before what you played.

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Couldn't use Kickstarter? Now's your chance to help fund Arakion with Indiegogo! Only 8k to go for Winters Edge!! T.co

Oct 9 2012, 9:47pm by arakiongame

I just wanted to take a second today to say thanks, the Kickstarter campaign ended with Arakion at almost 200% funded!

Oct 7 2012, 2:04pm by arakiongame

Arakion is in it's final day! New add-ons have been announced for Arakion backers. Be sure to check them out!! T.co

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Arakion has officially hit the second stretch goal!! If you haven't already be sure to check out all the new updates! T.co

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Update #10 is up on Kickstarter, be sure to check it out as well as the previous one detailing the Battlemage and Pets! T.co

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Arakion has reached 500 backers!

Sep 21 2012, 11:21am by arakiongame

Arakion has just hit the $10,000 mark! I want to once again thank everyone for their continued enthusiasm, let's keep it up!

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Update 2 is up, be sure to check it out! T.co

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Be sure read the article and check out my interview with Andrew Whipple over at The Plagued Gamer! T.co

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Update 2 should be out today! Arakion is well over 30% funded! Drop by the Kickstarter if you haven't Already!! T.co

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