Freeborn is a visual novel adventure about messy old friendships, card battles, and psychological chaos. Explore a semi-open world, build your deck, and make dialogue choices all on your quest to become a champion!

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Freeborn is the story of Mark Vesco’s coming of age. Once an inspired youngster, Mark finds himself living a listless, dutiful existence just two years out of high school. When an old friend contacts Mark about reuniting for a competitive card tournament, you’ll take control of his words, actions, and destiny.

Dive into the adventure // Plentiful, diverse sidequests

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In the country of Arithia, there’s no shortage of eccentric and interesting characters to meet and defeat in card battles. By branching from the beaten path, you’ll be rewarded with a rich storyworld full of dramatic and comic escapades.

Play your card // Exciting, fast-paced card battles

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Choose your strategy, pick your opponent, and draw your hand. It’s time for Ekosi, the radical revival of Pazaak! Inspired by the iconic minigame from Knights of the Old Republic, Ekosi takes the hit/stand dilemma of Blackjack to a new level of strategy with an array of special cards to manipulate the score in your favor. Easy to learn and endlessly challenging, each turn in Ekosi is a strategic choice!

Go your own way // Customizable deck

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Strategizing extends beyond the card interface. Take your deck with you and shape it over time by finding, purchasing, and winning new cards. Visit card shops to turn match winnings into new cards as you build the perfect deck.

Steer the conversation // Complex dialogue trees

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Everyone likes options. In Freeborn, get outside the familiar binary options and choose from up to six possible choices in any given dialogue. Whether you’re a comedian or a combatant, a Casanova or a coward, there’s a choice to fit your conversation style.

Explore Arithia // An immersive 3D world

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Arithia is a small country with worlds to see. Explore diverse cities and terrains as you get lost in the semi-open, immersive 3D world. From coastal paradises to ornate casinos, from sprawling grasslands to towering skyscrapers, Arithia has it all. Where to?

Listen to the music // Original Soundtrack

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Bang your head to energetic battle tracks and lose yourself in ambient overworld tunes, all composed by Brandon Ledbetter for our original soundtrack.

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Deckpoint Studio is an indie game studio located in Columbus, OH. Founded by crime-fighting interstellar misfits (Jesse Kooner - Lead Developer, Jonathan Lee - Community Manager, Tyler Clementi - Writer, Brandon Ledbetter - Composer, Emma Salamanca - Artist) in late 2013, our project is the card-game/RPG hybrid, Luckless Seven - now - Freeborn. Our team is united by a passion for great stories, player choices, and spicy-chicken rigatoni. Join us on our game development journey!

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Howdy folks,

Today I wanted to talk about a feature that has become a staple in many story-driven RPGs. It is something we get asked about during every convention we attend and has been, by far, our most requested addition to the game. I am, of course, referring to having romanceable companions throughout the story campaign.

We have mentioned in the last few posts the great amount of time spent restructuring the opening sequences of the campaign to reflect some of the darker tone that was initially seen in the “mindscape” sections while Mark is dreaming.

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Surreal environments like this show off the escalated nature of Mark's journey.


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Floating platforms welcome Mark into another realm entirely.


Well, I am pleased to announce that Mark’s adventures are not only taking a darker turn, they are taking a romantic turn as well. This is something that has been a long time in the works, and we are finally ready to reveal what we’ve been cooking so far.

As you may know, Mark’s journey throughout the campaign is inextricably tied to his traveling companions. They drive most of the story elements and provide a greater insight into Mark’s past and the world around him. Freeborn has always had a strong social component, and this is reflected in the game’s quests and dialogue system.

We’ve had approximately 1000 individual people asking us to add a romance component to the game. This came from in-person interactions, surveys, forum feedback and direct messages. This is something we’ve also wanted to add for a long time - unfortunately, medical issues both within the team and with some of our family members disrupted the cadence of our workflow and required us to prioritize other focuses.

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Recent work has included an overhaul to the Ekosi UI. We love it.


So with that said, we’d like to introduce 2 new characters that will be potential romances during your journey. This won’t represent everyone you can romance, but we’ll be keeping the rest a secret for now.

The first character is someone Mark will meet early in the story near his first Ekosi tournament. She will not necessarily be part of your normal traveling party like Jacob and Krista, but you will continue to encounter her as you progress through the tournament and travel the country.

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The first of Mark's potential companions is dark in dress, and extremely confident.


There will also be other characters that are participating in the tournament who will be regularly encountered throughout the story. The other romance option is one such character who is also trying to progress through the tournament.

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The second of Mark's potential companions is quieter, but more than a handful in Ekosi.


We can’t wait to show these characters to you in-game. We’ll have more to say about them and other companions in an upcoming post.

Until then, stay safe out there!

Dev Diary #73: Maximum Razzle and Dazzle

Dev Diary #73: Maximum Razzle and Dazzle

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Huge revamps to the UI, new animations, and strange new worlds!

Dev Diary #72: The Results of Updating 100K Lines of Code

Dev Diary #72: The Results of Updating 100K Lines of Code

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More environment visuals and background on our behind-the-scenes reworking of the entire project.

Dev Diary #71: Huge Engine Update, Ohayocon and Beyond

Dev Diary #71: Huge Engine Update, Ohayocon and Beyond

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Massive new engine update to Freeborn, where we've been, and Ohayocon pictures!

Dev Diary #69: Giving and Receiving

Dev Diary #69: Giving and Receiving

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Dev Diary #69: Giving and Receiving (yes we went for the low hanging fruit. Silly jokes and updates ahead).

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Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Windows (64-bit)

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Windows (64-bit)

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Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Windows (32-bit)

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Windows (32-bit)

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for MacOSX

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for MacOSX

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Linux

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Linux

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.832 for Windows (64-bit)

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.832 for Windows (64-bit)

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.832 for Windows (32-bit)

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.832 for Windows (32-bit)

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

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LunarShuriken
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dope

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Guest
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I am using an MX-15 Debian Jessie 32bit Linux system.
Only version 0.561 works on my computer.
Which version of Unity is being used? 4.6.4?

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HeavenlyChakra
HeavenlyChakra - - 3 comments

Just played a bit of the demo. Interesting game, hope you add more content later on :P.

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DeckpointStudio Creator
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Thank you for playing! We'll definitely be adding a lot of new features to the game over the next couple months. We've been working hard on the overworld and dialogue system, and we should have them implemented into the demo within the next couple months. We hope you'll take another look at the game when those changes are up!

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Tracking;)

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DeckpointStudio Creator
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Thanks for checking out our game!

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Guest
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Awesome! Looking forward to the release

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