Celeritas Eos is an open world dark fantasy horror survival role playing mod for Neverwinter Nights.
We've talked this up a lot, and now it's time to put our money where our mouth is (if we had any money for this thing). Players will finally get to try Celeritas Eos with our upcoming public demo, "Avue"!
Posted by ABJECT_SELF on Apr 12th, 2014
For our first (probably only) public demo, we'll be showing off the city of Avue, a major urban hub that the player should encounter 3-6 hours into the game. This is the seat of power for the region and host of the corrupted castle Lox Avue, which makes the game's largest city also the center of your investigation into the chaos that has gripped Eridanus. While you won't be able to venture outside of the city, you will have free reign of the place, meaning the demo has no real ending and you can spend as much time walking Avue's streets as you want.
That's not to say you'll be lacking in things to do. A number of huge self-contained sidequests can be fully gained and completed within Avue's walls. From the disappearance of a local noble to investigating a suspected vampire, you'll find a wealth of surprising and horrifying secrets underneath the cobble streets.
Quests aside, this demo offers a chance to finally show the unique gameplay and AI features that set Celeritas Eos apart from any other NWN mod out there. You'll be able to see city streets naturally fill with people thanks to our procedural generation system and watch them go about their lives in the city. You'll encounter public unrest, criminals and possibly even rioting thanks to our crime rate system. You'll also eavesdrop on dynamically-generated conversations from NPCs with different personalities.
Of course, the real draw to Celeritas Eos is mankind's desperate war against a mysterious undead force. You'll have plenty of opportunities to do battle with zombies, vampires and other brand new enemies. You won't have to go it alone, especially when we've raised the henchman limit to allow you to assemble an actual party of heroes and/or villains.
Avue is more than a city. It's a key character in our story, and we've worked tirelessly to give it a voice that is disturbingly haunting, absurdly hilarious and undeniably memorable. For those who have been patiently waiting for this mod for some time, your support has been greatly appreciated and we're glad to finally offer you a tangible piece of this ambitious mod.
Q: When will the demo be released?
A: By the end of May of this year.
Q: Will the demo include all the same content we can expect in the final game?
A: No. There are overarching quests that stretch outside of Avue that we won't include for obvious reasons, plus plot-related characters and locations that we are not ready to reveal.
Q: Will the demo be updated at all?
A: Yes. The demo is still a beta product, so patches and updates will be released as we discover new bugs. Certain quests also may not be ready by the demo's release, so we'll add them as they are being developed.
Q: I participated in the closed alpha test. Is there anything here I haven't seen before?
A: Tons! Avue has been almost completely rebuilt from the ground up, with plenty of new locations both exterior and interior. Conversations have been rewritten, quests have been altered and countless new features have been added since the alpha.
Q: What happened to that JM_Scion douche from the earlier posts?
A: That's me. Just changed my name.
Q: Any word on an actual release date for the full mod?
A: Not yet, but we just discovered a neat trick that should cut the total dev time into a fourth of our previous projection, so Celeritas Eos is much closer than you think.
Q: What will be required to run the Celeritas Eos demo?
A: An up-to-date copy of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition, now available at GOG.com. As of right now, no additional mods or addons will need to be downloaded separately.