Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox is an indie game with the intent to recreate the amazing turn-based, first person RPGs from the golden age of PC gaming using modern game engine technology. Rich classics such as the Might & Magic series, Eye of the Beholder and the like have inspired this new title which, when finished will put its players into a literally infinite fantasy world filled with procedurally generated content. The Sword of Ahkranox isn't trying to compete with the larger, professionally developed RPG titles out there, but instead our aim is to fill a large gap that we believe has existed in game technology since the mid-nineties. It is definitely a must-have for all enthusiasts of the quintessential RPG. The game's procedural engine can generate an infinite number of weapons, items, spells, monsters, dungeons, cities, countryside and even dialogue, allowing the player to explore the game with no end and no reason to stop.

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So with the unfortunate release push-back we still managed to hit our mark of getting the private beta happening pretty much on time! Our 1060 KickStarter pledgers were given access to the beta in a "private screening" and it's gone off with a BANG!

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So with the unfortunate release push-back we still managed to hit our mark of getting the private beta happening pretty much on time! Our 1060 KickStarter pledgers were given access to the beta in a "private screening" and it's gone off with a BANG!

I was actually really shocked at how amazingly positive the reception has been! They've exploded on our forums showing off their characters and things they've found... For the first time I can present to you screenshots that were not in any way taken by our team!

It's just incredible to see, and we have a packed new update going out to them very soon!

You're probably wondering "hey, I've pre-ordered the game... Where's MY beta access???" well, I'll tell you! The Kickstarter pledgers get in early because, well, they helped us out a great deal with the Kickstarter so they've gotten in quite early. However, by the end of January/early February, the pre-orders will get you in to the beta program and you'll be able to get it for yourself to start playing with, so stay tuned and get that pre-order in if you're interested!

In other news, this weekend Malevolence is going on public display once again at the GAME ON event happening in Brisbane, Australia, so we'll be sure to get lots of photos and maybe videos from that! It lasts for 4 months, too, so if you live in that part of the world be sure to go and see it!

And finally, a HUUUGE thank you to everyone that showed us support during the Indie Game of the Year awards here on IndieDB. Everyone's massive show of support was incredible and despite not placing, we all feel super warm and fuzzy that we saw so many votes going in for Malevolence :) You guys are awesome!

We'll be back soon with more updates! Sorry we've been quiet over the holiday period, but even WE take a break from time to time when the calendar calls for it :P

Talk again soon!

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lambda462
lambda462

Pre-ordered today... Was about time I did it. Good luck with this stage of development, guys!

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CumQuaT Author
CumQuaT

Thank you :D And thank you for pre-ordering!

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Razzee//X
Razzee//X

Fantastic!

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CumQuaT Author
CumQuaT

We're so excited about it!

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skyewing
skyewing

Well i might have thought about pre ordering if kickstarter donators werent the only one getting in the alpha right now. So good luck.

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CumQuaT Author
CumQuaT

We're in beta now :) Early bird gets the worm! Them getting early access is their reward for helping out with the fundraising. Everyone else will be getting access soon :)

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booman
booman

Thanks CumQuat for taking so much time replying to our comments!

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CumQuaT Author
CumQuaT

Always! Sorry I've been a bit spaced with the updates lately. All my effords have been focusing on getting the first update out to the KickStarter beta. Once I start work on the next update, however, it'll be kicking back into gear again, since update #2 is going to be quite content rich!

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chippewapagan
chippewapagan

I just pre ordered myself as well. Looking forward to BETA and dying by Ogres! Bring on the real meat of an RPG!

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