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Today marks a significant milestone for our project. We finally have enough of the game completed that we feel now is an appropriate time to release an Alpha Demo to you, the public.

Posted by CountVlad on Jul 5th, 2009

The Alpha Demo can be found in our 'Downloads' section. It weighs in at just under 80MB, which is slightly larger than anticipated, but we think it's worth it!

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This version of the game contains the following:

  • Over 60 areas to explore.
  • 4 full quests to complete.
  • 15 unique NPCs to talk to.
  • ... and plenty of bugs!

This should work on all Windows PCs and Laptop, but good performance is not guaranteed as it has only been tested on one High-End machine. Unfortunately the game is not yet moddable, but the full version will be. A ReadMe file has been included to help you learn how to play the game.

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Hummus Jul 5 2009 says:

I always wanted to play a RPG maker game... I think I'll try it out.

Edit: A heavily modified engine, you said? Must try!

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treat Jul 5 2009 says:

is there anything that makes this special?

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CountVlad Jul 6 2009 replied:

Everything is explained in the news items on the game profile.

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Dragonlord Jul 6 2009 says:

2D graphics and high-end machine only? Sounds a bit steep. 2D should not require a high-end machine to work.

Nevertheless I might give it a try... that is if Wine can cope with it :P

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CountVlad Jul 6 2009 replied:

It should run fine on most machines. I said I've only tested it on a high-end machine.

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Afnopo Jul 6 2009 says:

Even though it was an alpha, the classic 8-bit graphics with those new shadow effects look really interesting. I can't say anything about the game play since this is only an alpha.

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NullSoldier Jul 6 2009 replied:

Looks very nice for an RPGMaker game. Your maps look pretty neat, and your overall polish to take away the feel of a premade RPGMaker game is exremely notable. I suggest everyone give this a try and download it.

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CountVlad Jul 7 2009 replied:

Thank you! :D

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DuckSauce Jul 6 2009 says:

I think I've encounterd a bug :P

I doubt I'm supposed to be able to get there lol, I can't get out of that Inn or whatever it is either :(

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CountVlad Jul 7 2009 replied:

Damn! Forgot to put blocking on the inside graphics. Also the people aren't supposed to be standing on tables, etc.
Looks like I also forgot to put an exit point in that inn as well, sorry about that. Still, that area isn't important for anything yet. All four quests have been tested and can be completed without the player getting stuck.

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Betelgeuze Jul 6 2009 says:

any plans for a mac version?

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CountVlad Jul 7 2009 replied:

I'm sorry, I have no idea how to port it to mac. If anyone has software to do that then they are very welcome to.

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BeelzebossErik Jul 9 2009 says:

Some thingsf from me:
- I entered the tavern but couldnt leave, also i could step through every tile, even walls.
-Walking speed is a bit slow
Also you shouldnt realease a version that doesnt even feature enemies.
What saw apart from the nice shadows was pretty generic RPG Xp stuff...

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CountVlad Jul 9 2009 replied:

Yeah I kinda forgot to block off the wall tiles and forgot to add a few entry and exit points. With a game of this scale some bugs are bound to creep in. Fortunately there aren't any bugs (as far as I'm aware) that stop you from completing all four quests in the demo.
As far as the walking speed is concerned, it's designed to be reasonably 'realistic' (or at least as far as you can go with realism in RMXP). You can sprint by pressing Shift, which increases the speed dramatically, but that's bound to your Skill Points meter so at level one you won't be able to sprint for long distances.

Thanks for the feedback. It'll be useful for when the Public Beta is released.

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