If you ever played paper RPG Death Maze, Citadel of Blood or Labirynt Śmierci then you already know this game. DG is a tribute to this RPG (three names but game the same). In Dark Gates you lead your team of 6 heroes into dungeon where they will fight their way through in order to destroy Dark Gates and evil mage who is the master of the dungeon. Main feature of the game is dungeon itself. This is no predefined layout and every time you play, map is always different. Dungeon creates itself as you play. In your quest you will find monsters, magical items, trap, puzzles and treasures. Glory awaits one who destroys Dark Gates and evil mage. Game is in alpha stage, lot's of stuff missing or not working as intended.

Report RSS Release 0.5.0

Gamepad support finally arrived, new art updates, bugfixes and balance adjustments.

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In the latest release of Dark Gates you can find new look in fight arena, full gamepad support and more. Let's start with most obvious change which is art change in fight arena. As you can see below, top down view is changed to isometric-ish view with brand new art for floor and heroes avatars are finally starting to appear. There was also much confusion in 'team movement' phase on what to do if game is not allowing to skip it. Now if your are in movement phase (fight) there will be a red Celtic looking cross showing which positions must be filled before ending this phase.



Gamepad Support

Big feature of this release is a gamepad support. If you got gamepad with at least d-pad and 6 buttons, game should support it as long your OS does. With this there is also a change in game UI, where depending on your input device you will see button icons. If you got gamepad is plugged in, game by default choose to show gamepad mappings (x360 type controller). Dark Gates has been tested successfully with official and 3rd party x360/PC wired controllers, PS3 3rd party wired controllers and old school PC Logitech Wingman Precision.

Adjustments in Upgrade department.
While testing new release it came out that current upgrade levels are quite high. Release 0.5.0 brings much lover upgrades, starting from 30xp and 80 gold for first level, and then 40xp and 80 gold for another two.

Bugfixes
Three game crashing bugs has been squashed. One has been found thanks to gamer slonovod on Desura. Many thanks for detailed info. Hopefully this is a last of those nasty bugs in Dark Gates.

Changelog - Release 0.5.0
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New: Gamepad support
New: Visual indicator of which positions have to be occupied in team movement phase while in fight
New: In fight avatars: Almuryk, Braqoon, Draugr, Gilith, Lordil, Zareth
New: Button icons in UI instead of text
Change: New look of fight arena
Change: Lower upgrade price to enhance heroes.
Bugfix: Game is trying to load an empty slot in Continue menu
Bugfix: Game crash while exploring labyrinth - map generation script.
Bugfix: Game crash while trying to continue a saved game and game tries to display spells in player selection menu but one of the spell is not in default selection (eg. Resurrection)
Bugfix: In save game menu, going back from typing name of the save game takes you back to main menu.
Bugfix: Game crash while in team movement while attempting to swap heroes in positions.

Comments
Woodoochild
Woodoochild

Nice improve for the gamepad support. Thanks :o)
And to have clarified the Team movement.
Regards
J

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Braqoon Author
Braqoon

Thanks, more to come. I have just finished 3 day marathon on biggest gaming show in Poland. Lot's of good feedback and massive positive response. I will post some pictures and videos soon. Cheers.

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all_zebest
all_zebest

Great update ! Dziękuję !

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