Celeritas Eos is an open world dark fantasy horror survival role playing mod for Neverwinter Nights.

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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

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"!


CELERITAS EOS: THE AVUE DEMO

Due date: EoM May 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.


Avue is a city of secrets, some of which may be better left buried.

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.


You'll have the chance to help defend a besieged city - or watch its people fend for themselves.

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.


Survival horror remains a theme even in the urban-centric demo.

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.

Later
-Abject

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Nightwatch66
Nightwatch66 Apr 12 2014, 2:20pm says:

First of all i want to say thank you all for your hard work!
Well i've a question about this demo: Will it contain the begining of the game/mod?? I mean are we just thrown into the city or does this contain the introduction of the game??

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ABJECT_SELF
ABJECT_SELF May 2 2014, 8:26pm replied:

Sorry I'm so late to answer this. The demo does not contain the beginning of the game. However, since you can't proceed with the main quest beyond the city walls, there's not much in the way of spoilers or a need to know what happened before.

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Nightwatch66
Nightwatch66 May 8 2014, 7:20pm replied:

OK thanks a lot for your answer! I hope everything is going well for you. Thank you very much for your work anyway!

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Urch
Urch Apr 12 2014, 9:23pm says:

Huzzah!

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menatv
menatv Apr 13 2014, 12:02am says:

Woo hoo! Great news! Definitely will be awaiting with bated breath (whatever that actually means) for the release of said public demo!

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei May 30 2014, 3:05pm replied:

Delayed till June 6th.

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