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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.

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0 comments by Braqoon on Aug 26th, 2014

So here we are again. This it time for new release, last one before going gold. Finally some of the old issues has been tackled and whole game is now more consistent. Let's brake it down on what's new and what's changed.

How To Play
From the main menu you can now access a quick, crash course guide on how to play Dark Gates. This will explain the  most common questions about mechanics and what's the end goal. Such guide is a first part of adding more context in the game. While this is purely information for newcomers, second part will include story elements but that's left for version 1.0.

How To Play

Revamped party selection menu
This is a big change on how you select a team. Grid with heroes avatars allows you for much quicker navigation and more clear selection of heroes. Scroll art assets also has been done from scratch to bring them up to 1080p resolution and to create more unified look with rest of the game. Some repositioning of navigation guides should help as well.

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Dark Gates intro music
Blazej Grygiel - composed a Rock Edit version of Dark Gates original score done by Alex Perucci. Both versions you can hear on DFour Games Youtube Channel. You can also hear Rock Edit on the intro of Dark Gates.

Changelog - Release 0.9.0
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New: How to play section to teach about mechanics of the game
New: Dark Gates intro music
Change: revamped party selection menu
Bugfix: Added select button info in party stats


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Draugr
Draugr Dec 27 2013, 5:50pm says:

I had to get out of the game just to come back here and say..... WTH?!? Unbelievable! GREAT update. Lots of cool features added. I love the combat screen now and the fact that you can see how many hit points the enemy has. I see that more of the combat avatars for the heroes have also been completed.

I've been checking in every few days for a while now hoping for the time to come when I see Dark Gates updated in Desura. Today was that day and when I went to the page I was happy to see a new release and this release is KILLER!

GREAT work Braqoon!

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Braqoon
Braqoon Dec 26 2013, 8:11pm says:

Release 0.6.0 is out :) Full release info to follow today. Good to know that saves from 0.5.0 are no good (game will brake), sorry.

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Draugr
Draugr Oct 14 2013, 1:01am says:

New battle area and hero art looks GREAT! Can't wait to play v0.5.0 :)

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Braqoon
Braqoon Oct 16 2013, 6:38am replied:

Sorry it takes so long. Game is still pending authorisation. I have contacted Desura to see what's going on.

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Braqoon
Braqoon Oct 11 2013, 9:32pm says:

New release 0.5.0 is off to authorisation. Press release and new trailer to follow. Cheers

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slonovod
slonovod Sep 25 2013, 3:33pm says:

I`ve just purchased it. When trying to change resolution or make it full screen it is always crashing to desctop. WTF?

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XyNephes
XyNephes Dec 22 2013, 3:41pm replied:

If it crashes when you launch an attack with a hero with total of aglity + mastery of 12 or more then the solution is not to upgrade your heroes above a total of 11, at least in the 0.5.0 version.
The attack roll of the board game is a 1d6 + agility + mastery and the table is limited to 17.
I guess a score of 18 or more makes the crash.

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Braqoon
Braqoon Dec 23 2013, 10:05am replied:

Hi, yes you are 100% right. 0.6 have this bug already fixed. New release is planned just after Christmas, please stay tuned. Thanks for your support.

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Braqoon
Braqoon Sep 26 2013, 10:42am replied:

Hi, what OS you are using ? You can change resolution in settings.cfg file as well

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Braqoon
Braqoon Sep 26 2013, 10:51am replied:

Just replied to your message. I hope it helps.

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