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After over a year of hard work, I'm proud to announce the release of Paragon Evolved's Alpha Demo!

Posted by Squared55 on Jul 20th, 2013

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After over a year of hard work, I'm proud to announce the release of Paragon Evolved's Alpha Demo.

This demo will give you a taste of Paragon Evolved's intense combat as you fight off waves of hostile machines.  It features:

- 5 weapons, ranging from reliable pistols to time-slowing anti-material rifles
- 6 enemies, including nimble soldiers and hulking bipedial tanks
- Over 100 combinations of attachments and upgrades
- 3 Maps

When you're done playing, we'd really appreciate your feedback.  Head on over to Paragon Evolved's forums and tell us about your experience!

Indiedb.com

Links:

PC:
Paragon Evolved Demo 1_PC

Mac:
Paragon Evolved Demo 1_Mac

Linux:
Paragon Evolved Demo 1_Linux


Controls:

WASD:  Move
Double Tap WASD:  Dodge
LMB : Fire
RMB : Aim
Q : Grenade
F: Melee
E:  Interact
T: Open Doors
Space : Jump
Tab/Mouse Wheel : Switch Weapons

Instructions
1.  Extract the content of the .zip file to your desired location
2.  Open the "ParagonEvolved_Demo1.exe"
3.  Enjoy!

Tips:
1.  Find the Store.  Use the Store!
2.  Grab an armor-piercing weapon early!
3.  If you don't need a health pack you find, leave it until you really do!

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HaMM4R
HaMM4R Jul 21 2013, 3:57am says: Online

Woo! Downloading now, can't wait to play!

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HaMM4R
HaMM4R Jul 21 2013, 4:54am says: Online

Ive just been playing the game for about 30 mins, and I have to say its absolutely amazing. The AI Works brilliantly, the weapons feel powerful and varied, and the map design and graphics are stunning. Just a few things. The sniper feels a little underpowered. The zoom takes too long, and there aren't enough bullets in the mag. Maybe up it from 3 to 5. Also the scope is pretty bad. Rather than having it as a 2D texture as you do currently, I would far rather it be like the other weapons, like the iron battle rifle, just because its far more practical and easier to use. Secondly the store. The store itself is brilliant. It works really well but when I first opened it, and saw the upgrade menu, I though that was the store. If I were you I would switch it around, so the store opens by default, and the and upgrade menu is opened using a button. Lastly, this is just a small thing, but id love grenades to come as part of the ammo refill, they are so helpful when facing the shielded guys. Anyway, I love your game, its so good! Im off to go play some more!

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Squared55
Squared55 Jul 21 2013, 8:19am replied:

Very glad you're enjoying it. Really motivating. :)

Sniper: Really? I think it's OP, lol. You gotta get attachments for it. If you can't aim, go for enhanced reflexes. If you want to be able to 1-shot everything, take the powershot. If you want to no-scope, take the rockets. If you want to zoom in faster, that's what the customized grip is for. Noted the scope concern. :)

Store: I can do that. :)

Grenades: How about just reducing the price? Having too many of them is super OP on the Hailstorm.

Also, I've made a thread on the forums for people to post there records. This is partly for my sake, as it allows me to see what needs to be easier/harder. :)

Indiedb.com

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HaMM4R
HaMM4R Jul 21 2013, 11:03am replied: Online

Reducing the price would work

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Squared55
Squared55 Jul 22 2013, 7:09pm replied:

Done. :) (And before there is any confusion, this alpha demo remains the same).

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HaMM4R
HaMM4R Jul 21 2013, 6:01am says: Online

If I could see one feature added, no doubt it would be multiplayer. Make it happen!

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Squared55
Squared55 Jul 21 2013, 8:14am replied:

As soon as the SP is done, that's what I plan to do. :)

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jul 28 2013, 6:24pm says:

I got to say this is surprisingly fun and addictive! Even though the concept is a simple one, but 'KISS' usually works best, doesn't it? :) I am also surprised by the quality of the game, especially considering you have made it all by yourself (I think?). Of course it is not flawless, for example shooting the pistol feels a bit awkward and the weapon model feels a bit out of place (lower quality), but I'm still impressed! I also like the AI taking cover and such, great job.

EDIT: I just read "we" a couple of times in newsposts, so I guess it isn't a one-man team? Not that it makes the game any less awesome :P

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Squared55
Squared55 Jul 30 2013, 9:42am replied:

Thanks. :) The pistol is full-auto, BTW, so that may have been the cause of the awkwardness.

As for the team, it's kinda hard to explain. I did the programming, design and some of the art, but I recently got an artist and a composer to make higher-quality stuff.

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