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The first release of the game is scheduled for sometime in late August/September 2011. The game will be unfinished, but playable. I am releasing the game in this very early stage in order to make enough money to fund further development.

Posted by captain_deathbeard on Jul 24th, 2011

This means it will look awful and be buggy and incomplete, but on the plus side you get to try out the game early, and buying it sooner rather than later will work out cheaper for you as the price will slowly raise as the game gets nearer completion.  Think of buying the game now as a donation to support the game's development.  Money is a growing problem for me.  Currently I'm working a part time job for 6 pounds an hour and I'd like to be able to get rid of it and also have enough money to buy game assets and hire at least one permanent artist. 

Don't expect too much from the game at this early stage.  It is nowhere near finished.


  • It will cost 10 Euros, and be in the form of a playable demo that you unlock by purchasing.  The price will gradually increase over time, so the sooner you buy the cheaper it will be.
  • Once you buy it that's all you pay, there will be regular free updates and improvements to the game.  Its currently at version 0.2 so it has a long way to go.
  • The graphics + art will be bare and plain until I make enough money to hire an artist.
  • There is not yet any sound or music in the game, again I need money for this.

GAMEPLAY

Also gameplay will be very basic at the start.  Many features will be missing or incomplete:

  • There wont be much to do at first, except wander from town to town getting in fights and looting.
  • Currently armour does not act as armour
  • The medical system is incomplete, and for now healing will be simplified
  • AI will also be very limited
  • There's not much in the way of variety, all characters will pretty much look the same.  Not much in the way of clothing or hair, and currently no females either.
  • The world map as you see it in the first release is big, but does not even cover a quarter of the final map size.
  • Performance will likely increase at a later date
  • The pathfinding is buggy
  • There is no day/night cycle, water, weather, or wildlife



Fortress city
The landscape will be bare and empty of features and graphical effects, wind, shadows, grass, rocks etc

ESTIMATED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows XP or later
  • At least 1GB RAM (but probably 2GB)
  • At least a 2-core CPU
  • A good video card, reccommend at least 512MB of VRAM.  (maybe more)

Obviously I don't have a variety of machines to test it out on, but my current development system has a GeForce GTX 260 with 1GB VRAM and that runs the game pretty nicely.

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dowdpride
dowdpride Jul 25 2011, 12:21am says:

seems fair to me. buy the alpha and get the game through all the updates. like minecraft. how much is 10 euros in canadian?

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purgations
purgations Jul 25 2011, 12:53am says:

or american? and i agree but dude your game looks pretty tight man. keep it up. also it seems to me like you have taken ideas from several games like fallout and so on but have improved so i am congratulating not insuating. keep up the great work

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Spr09
Spr09 Jul 25 2011, 2:07pm replied:

where can we get this? and 10 euro = 13.25 us dollars

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ZachSlayer117
ZachSlayer117 Aug 8 2011, 5:48pm replied:

1 euro is about $1.25 cents. I know because I am an American in Europe.

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TRiBLy
TRiBLy Jul 25 2011, 1:16am says:

Your game looks nice. I don't know if this question was asked before, or not, but: will there be a Linux port? I don't mean now, at the beginning, but maybe at a later state, or when the game is finished. That'd be awesome.

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Renegade2
Renegade2 Jul 25 2011, 1:17am says:

Is it possible for you to make a place where i can donate money? i am very eager to help out

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Calbino
Calbino Jul 25 2011, 1:17am says:

Looking forward to it

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nijbu
nijbu Jul 25 2011, 1:57am says:

Buying it.

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GHOST04111
GHOST04111 Jul 25 2011, 6:46am says:

will this demo at the start cost money becouse before u said there would be a free version

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ithilienranger
ithilienranger Jul 25 2011, 11:48am replied:

It says there will be an unlockable demo. So you get to play a limited amount in some form and then you can pay to unlock the rest of the game.

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soufmeister
soufmeister Jul 25 2011, 8:56am says:

will it be moddable?

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Tengil
Tengil Jul 25 2011, 10:10am says:

pre-purchase im interested :P

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lexyz123
lexyz123 Jul 25 2011, 2:32pm says:

10 Euros? damn it all! thats like 60 bucks in my country! damn you Tight wallet damn you! D:

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purgations
purgations Jul 25 2011, 11:58pm replied:

where the **** do you live lol 1 euro equals about 1.5 us dollars i believe lol its about 15 bucks mate

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Highmist
Highmist Jul 25 2011, 10:14pm says:

This game looks mighty grand, and I'll gladly be looking forward to pre-ordering it once it's available.

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Nephos
Nephos Jul 26 2011, 8:02pm says:

I'll buy it the day it comes out (Probably).

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m|rage
m|rage Aug 1 2011, 7:29am says:

Buying....

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