Inspired by classic online games, Noble’s Land takes a retro approach for its art style. Designed to give an old school feel with current technology, Noble’s Land takes players back to the golden age of persistent online gaming. Where one decision could end in massive losses, or massive rewards.

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0 comments by BesomeGames on Dec 15th, 2014

After many months of work I'm happy to announce that the Noble's Land Alpha 0.6 test will begin next week, on Monday December 22, 2014. Although the game is DEFINITELY in an early state, I feel letting players into the world will only be beneficial over time. Beginning Monday, anyone can download Noble's Land and play for free. There is no planned stop date for the test, I'll keep it going as long as I can. For now, I won't be able to host a 24/7 server, simply because I lack a second PC to dedicate to the cause. Until enough donations come in to build a proper server I'll be putting the server up in waves. I'll try me best to leave it up as long as I can, but the longer it's up the less I can work.

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Once the test kicks off my first task will be fixing any immediate bugs players report to make sure everything is stable and playable. After that, I'll start working on new features and content. Patches will happen, on what I assume will be, a regular basis. You'll have to keep in mind that because of the early state of the game, you will be testing first and foremost. There is always the chance there is catastrophic failure, progress might not be saved, the economy could go to hell, the whole nine yards. Again, I'll do what I can to keep things happy and smooth but continued development will remain my main focus.

Over the next week I'll be doing some small promotion work to get people excited. There will be a few Dev Blogs detailing the main features currently in-game, a wiki style site with help and information, and a play testing stream where you can get a sneak peak of what's coming.

I can't wait to see how this goes. I'm both excited and scared. I look forward to seeing you in-game.

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Noble's Land World Editor v1.0

Noble's Land World Editor v1.0

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The Noble's Land World Editor can be used by players to create and submit content to be added to the live game. If you create good content, you'll earn...

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ChickenDelight
ChickenDelight Sep 21 2014, 7:16am says:

Btw, will there be a singleplayer and multiplayer mode?

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BesomeGames Creator
BesomeGames Sep 21 2014, 9:51pm replied:

Noble's Land is a full blown "Retro Sandbox MMORPG", there will be no single player mode. You'll always be playing online with other players.

When NL's time has come and gone I'll eventually release everything together, including the editors and server, so players can host their own. That is of course more then a decade away, I hope.

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kisdalton
kisdalton Aug 17 2014, 6:20pm says:

Just watched the video and i like the concept. Also this game looks a lot like ultima V.

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BesomeGames Creator
BesomeGames Aug 18 2014, 3:15pm replied:

I'm glad you liked what you saw! If the video you saw was on here I suggest you check out the Alpha 0.4 video on YouTube, you can easily get to it on the homepage.

I'm a huge huge fan of the classic Ultima games style, 4 and 5 particularly. They are some of the games I'm drawing inspiration from, so you saying that makes me happy.

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Arethrid
Arethrid Jul 8 2014, 9:21am says:

Looks a lot like "Dransik". Do you know that game?

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BesomeGames Creator
BesomeGames Jul 12 2014, 6:05pm replied:

Yes I'm very familiar with Dransik, I played it for over ten years as Noble. It became clear years ago that Dransik was losing support and players. I volunteered to work on it for free and I got a nasty reply telling me to go make my own game, so I have been.

I consider Noble's Land as a spiritual successor to Dransik. Although the artwork looks very similar, which was intentional, the Dransik style originally came from the very old series Ultima, specifically 4 and 5. The artwork I use now is programmer art, I created it pixel by pixel, and I intend to replace it when the game earns some income. It will be the same retro style, just retouched by a professional that knows what they're doing.

Although the base game, GUI layout, and artwork will feel similar to Dransik I'm not making a clone, I intend to take Noble's Land much farther and expand on certain aspects. If you liked Dransik there's a damn good chance you'll also enjoy Noble's Land.

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ChickenDelight
ChickenDelight Apr 13 2014, 11:45pm says:

WANT.

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Gexgekko
Gexgekko Jan 2 2014, 7:17am says:

Awesome game! I love this kind of games! Waiting the release date!

Take this as feedback:
Will the game have multiple screen resolutions/size? My eyes are a bit ****** so I can't see well and this kind of game I love is always about small images in a small window, so I can't almost enjoy them, and I know there is people worse... Hope the images are easy to see :/

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BesomeGames Creator
BesomeGames Jan 3 2014, 1:25am replied:

Glad you like what you see!

Noble's Land is being designed to feel like an older game when you play it, but the technology behind it is current. The game is designed at, and will look best when played at, 1920x1080. To keep things fair for all players any other resolution or aspect ratio scales to fit instead of showing more or less of the play area or black space. Everyone gets the same experience but those that play at 1920x1080 gets the "full" experience.

I myself play at 1440x900 and I think it looks great. 800x600, not so much.

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Gexgekko
Gexgekko Jan 3 2014, 6:27am replied:

Thanks for replying! I usually play 1366x768, but for indie/pixelated/small characters games I need to lower the resolution because some mix of colours makes me unable to see because of my damaged eyes and when I think about all the people like me who can actually play a game but no enjoy it because of the resolution... Uh, I become mad! (lol nope xD)
Loving old school games with new technologies.

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After many false starts this last week I can confidently say that Noble's Land Alpha 0.6 will be going up for download by 5:00PM EST tonight

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@adag_dot_me sorry been busy. After many delays this week I'm putting it up when I get home in about an hour.

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Quick teaser while I take a cigarette break while I set the server up. That super secret feature I was talking about? T.co

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Noble's Land Alpha 0.6 is going LIVE in a few hours. Fixing a saving bug I discovered during a soft launch. Won't take long.

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