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Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox is a procedurally generated, turn-based first person roguelike set in an infinite world with infinite environments, items, weapons, spells, potions, cities, NPCs, quests and even dialogue. It's being made out of Australia, but involves a team of people from all over the world.

We keep a regularly updated development blog on BlogSpot, as well as maintain an official Facebook Fan Page and Twitter Feed, which I heartily encourage you to join if you're on those networks, as we keep them regularly updated with info about the game!

Here is some of what people have had to say about the title so far:

"A 3D roguelike? Shut up and take my money!"
"Best game i have EVER seen on this site"
"Freaking gorgeous! Best-looking roguelike ever."

"Just divorced skyrim.. Marry Me!!!"

"You guys are a constant inspiration to indie devs everywhere"

"I have never been so impressed. This is AMAZING work"
"This engine just blows my mind"
"With every article you guys post I want to play Malevolence more and more"
"When can I start giving you money? Please, take my money!!!"
"A system shock 1 like interface and an elder scrolls feel... I love it!"
"Dont ever stop! This game looks absolutely beautiful in all three of my main ways: Depth, Detail and Beauty!"
"Wow, this game looks like it has definite promise!"
"How did i not find out about this sooner?"
"This game looks awesome! Brings back so many memories."
"I hate rpgs, but this looks AMAZING"
"Infinite items, infinite world, infinite quests. Guys, I think I'm in love!"
"I think I may have just done a little love wee. "

Anyway, I hope you like it! And remember to please join the social networks to follow our development!

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0 comments by CumQuaT on Dec 19th, 2013

Hi all! We're back and almost ready to push out the Christmas update, which will - among other things - introduce the new Shaderless gameplay mode!

Not everyone has the most up-to-date PC and Malevolence is a pretty power-hungry game, so for those who have trouble getting the game to run at nominal speed, the shaderless mode will make the game FLY. Seriously, we've had it running on a Celeron laptop with onboard video at nearly 50fps.

It's not as visually pretty to run the game in this mode, as obviously many video concessions had to be made, but in our eyes it still looks pretty good considering it's an extremely low detail mode:

Countrysides have probably suffered the most, since they are - by far - the most graphically draining part of the game's engine, but still, it gives the game quite a nice retro feel to play in it, and many of our test team (who have quite powerful computers) have been opting to play in this mode by choice since it makes the game feel much more old-school to them, and more nostalgic:

It's quite a far cry from what the game looks like normally!

In addition to this, we were lucky enough (thanks to your generous votes) to be nominated for Indie Game of the Year this year! Now it's coming to the end of the final voting on the nominees and we'd love to get your support once more. If you can please click the vote button up above once more and give us your support once again, that would be great! And don't forget to share the link everywhere, as I think there's only about a day to go!

Anyway, we're pushing this update out within the next 48 hours, so we hope you enjoy it! Once it goes out, our team is having a short break over Christmas and then we'll be getting to work on finishing the procedural quest system ready for release!

Merry Christmas, lads and ladies! I hope you have a wonderful end of year. Don't drink too many bottles of Blatherbeard's Brew!

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Launcher Update - 11-Feb-2013

Launcher Update - 11-Feb-2013

Feb 11, 2013 Patch 1 comment

This is an update to the Malevolence Launcher to allow for manual selection of offline mode play.

Malevolence Beta (with demo!)

Malevolence Beta (with demo!)

Feb 3, 2013 Demo 23 comments

This is the full beta build of the game. Feel free to download and try out the demo mode! It's the full game, just without the ability to save :)

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jesse805 Apr 8 2013, 1:49am says:

hello i did the last update and the game now does not run it saids
runtime error 506 - could not load image at line 1070.
CWD:C:\visual Outbreak\malevolence Game load image images\banner_itemadded.png,666675,1,0
and its been working the hole time before the last update

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CumQuaT Creator
CumQuaT Apr 12 2013, 5:00am replied:

Does the file "images\banner_itemadded.png" exist?

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jesse805 May 27 2013, 5:06am replied:

no its not there i guess i will reinstall the game thats wired its not there

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Rayman51 Mar 3 2013, 3:34pm says:

finally , i knew that after asking all my friends to actually throw their money at the creator of the game, and not the screen, things would actually happen !!!!! i'm such a genius :3

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Rhyl3yMaster Mar 5 2013, 11:06pm replied:

I dunno bout that. My screens broken and my hands are covered in paper cuts. Do those count as things that happened?

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Rayman51 Mar 10 2013, 3:16am replied:

i said : not at the screen .

ps: how could a bunch of paper do this to your screen ?

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Guest Feb 8 2013, 3:14pm says:

I'm trying to install... Kind of a pain. I finally got the fonts to install but now the game won't install due to folder permissions. I don't know which folder to change permissions on. I am running as Admin. I can't eve bypass the installer due to a broken file.

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CumQuaT Creator
CumQuaT Feb 10 2013, 2:15am replied:

In our latest blog post on here, there are instructions on how to manually install. That should bypass any issues you're having :)

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siveon Feb 4 2013, 4:45pm says:

"Could Not Install Fonts
Check Permissions!" I got this message during install.
How do I check permissions?

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siveon Feb 4 2013, 4:54pm replied:

Nevermind, just had to run as admin.

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CumQuaT Creator
CumQuaT Feb 4 2013, 8:16pm replied:

Yep, you got it. Microsoft being Microsoft :\

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Rhyl3yMaster Feb 5 2013, 6:30pm replied:

Now lets so how much better Mac can do it... (jokes :3)

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CumQuaT Creator
CumQuaT Feb 6 2013, 7:13am replied:

:D we have a few people playing it through Wine!

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Rhyl3yMaster Mar 5 2013, 11:12pm replied:

Go home mac, You're drunk on wine.

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Rhyl3yMaster Mar 5 2013, 11:12pm replied:

Go home mac, You're drunk on wine.

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 8/10

Malevolence beta is turning into an amazing project with epic goals! I have never heard of limitless locations in a procedurally generated world, but they did it! All the Role Playing elements are here and the exploration is a huge part of the game. The current beta still has a lot of work to be done as the shaders and lighting still need to be optimized, but the developers have really put themselves in a new level of game design due to the massive amounts of assets, weapons, characters and locations…

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