An role-playing game reminiscent of old school Might and Magic, while bringing that formula into the new age with updated graphics, mechanics and general gameplay.
With the game fast approaching Alpha I thought it was high time that I started to update IndieDB again.
There is a lot to go over, so this update will be a refresher as to what Arakion is as well as an update describing major changes.
What is Arakion? : Arakion is a "dungeon" crawler similar to Grimrock, Might and Magic, Eye of the Beholder etc... You have a group of three characters and explore the world and dungeons of Arakion.
Some key changes and added features. I'm sure I'll miss something here so consider this a brief list.
The discovery system has been implemented. With this you're given the tools to record the objects you see in your environment and apply them to your town as well as gain information about enemies. For instance you can copy a banner pattern that you see in a screenshot below and then use it on your town banner. This same rule of thumb applies to many objects throughout Arakion.
Formations represent how your party is setup on the grid. Formations add additional stats or benefits based on the formation used. There are currently 15 formations with about 30 in the final release. You can find formations through the discovery system or earn them in the achievements system.
This is still in early phase testing. It will be used to create additional items for your town. You'll find raw inventors materials then be able to combine them together to find new inventions. You can test it during the alpha by going to the inventors hut. We will need to update the discovery system to fully implement this.
Some key features and changes to the game for those who don't know:
What could be in the game (development currently suspended on these):
How far along are you in development? : We're in the late pre-alpha stages.
How big is the team? : 5 full time
When is the release date? : We're shooting for December this year.
I'll end the update today with a few screenshots and concept art. Be sure to check the media section to view everything.
Couldn't use Kickstarter? Now's your chance to help fund Arakion with Indiegogo! Only 8k to go for Winters Edge!! T.co
Oct 9 2012, 9:47pm by arakiongame
I just wanted to take a second today to say thanks, the Kickstarter campaign ended with Arakion at almost 200% funded!
Oct 7 2012, 2:04pm by arakiongame
Arakion is in it's final day! New add-ons have been announced for Arakion backers. Be sure to check them out!! T.co
Oct 6 2012, 11:51am by arakiongame
Arakion has officially hit the second stretch goal!! If you haven't already be sure to check out all the new updates! T.co
Oct 5 2012, 2:06pm by arakiongame
Oct 1 2012, 8:59pm by arakiongame
Arakion has reached 500 backers!
Sep 21 2012, 11:21am by arakiongame
Arakion has just hit the $10,000 mark! I want to once again thank everyone for their continued enthusiasm, let's keep it up!
Sep 14 2012, 11:31pm by arakiongame
Update 2 is up, be sure to check it out! T.co
Sep 13 2012, 8:35pm by arakiongame
Be sure read the article and check out my interview with Andrew Whipple over at The Plagued Gamer! T.co
Sep 12 2012, 4:45pm by arakiongame
Update 2 should be out today! Arakion is well over 30% funded! Drop by the Kickstarter if you haven't Already!! T.co
Sep 12 2012, 12:25pm by arakiongame