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Savage is equal parts inspired by the Conan stories by Robert E. Howard, my fascination with Zelda II (yes, yes, I know - the black sheep of the Zelda family), other games of its ilk (like Gargoyle's Quest) and a healthy dose of general barbarian fetishism.

The final product will (hopefully) include a varied, somewhat open world to explore, an interesting little tale filled with machismo, magic and muscles, day/night cycle, overworld hunting/tracking, lots of action/platforming, fun melee system and some mild RPG elements (item use, leveling up, gear, crafting and the like).

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Un-Bear-Able!

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Man, what an em-bear-assing headline (sorry, I can't help it. It's, like, a serious problem)!

Ahem. Anyway... Progress goes on, my to-do list grows ever shorter and the game gets closer to something I'd consider fun and playable! At present, there is enough rough content (still in desperate need of a polish and balance pass) that I can speedrun what's mostly finished in about an hour and a half -- and I'm enjoying it, rough edges aside!

Here's what's been going on behind the scenes:

New Location and Sub-Areas, Cairns of Magdragh

This zone is heavily populated with the cannibalistic hill tribes, the Ilgogi. Worshipers of bears and the bear god, Magdragh, their weapons and clothing mirror their brutal way of life.

This area features a few new modular enemy types:

  • Ilgogi Maneater
  • Ilgogi Huntress
  • Kin of Magdragh (Hill Bears)
  • Rockbiters

Yes, Rockbiters are back and working within the new enemy system! These little buggers were a pain to bring back into the fold, but worth it. Here's a debug screen of me attempting to snap them to their new locations -- challenging, given their wall-crawly nature.

The area also features some new puzzly mechanics:

New Boss - Tra Tibow't, Mother of Bears, Feastbreaker and Warcaller of the Ilgogi... and her bear Mag!

Here are some work-in-progress bits for the new boss and her pet, based on a friend of mine and her online twitter persona, @twobitart!

I had built out the boss room a certain way, and after some testing, found out I was really not very happy with it. It had too many small platforms that sort of created small uninteresting choke-points during the fight.

The rebuild of the room came out much better - still keeping a bit of deviation in the terrain, but keeping it open enough for everyone to move around.

New Gear

Pictured in the above gif madness are new Ilgogi and bear themed shields, bone based weapons like spears and clubs, as well as a shiny new powerful polearm called Phalanx!

Archived Livestreams

As some of you know, I livestream every now and again on Twitch. I have recently decided to start archiving the streams on my Youtube channel, which you can find here!

That's all for now. Thanks again so much for all your patience and support! I'm as ready to be done with this game as I'm sure you are to play it, and I'm working hard to make it worth the wait - we're gettin' there!

See ya next update, and have a GREAT one!

-Matt

You Shouldn't Run With Knives... BUT

You Shouldn't Run With Knives... BUT

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Hi everybody! Sorry for the quiet during January (speaking of, hope you all had a great holiday season and your new year is off to great start!), but...

What Sorcery is This?!

What Sorcery is This?!

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Happy Holidays, everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates through November - I've been nose to the grindstone over here and sometimes it's hard to remember...

They (un)Live!

They (un)Live!

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Happy Halloween! To tie up this series of spooky inspired updates, I figured we'd end with an undead extravaganza! They're Back And loaded with all sorts...

More Spooky Monsters!

More Spooky Monsters!

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As promised, I've been finishing up some more creatures that'll fit right into your Halloween festivities! Bats and spiders have been added to the monster...

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SAVAGE: The Shard of Gosen alpha 4.5

SAVAGE: The Shard of Gosen alpha 4.5

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SAVAGE: The Shard of Gosen alpha 4.5 - Lots of new content in this update, including shields and the undead!

Savage: The Shard of Gosen (public alpha 03)

Savage: The Shard of Gosen (public alpha 03)

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This public alpha build has been rebuilt on a new architecture, and is what I'll be using throughout development from now on. This build fixes a number...

Halloween Goodies Bag

Halloween Goodies Bag

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I threw together some goodies for you (or anyone who's interested) to consume! The "bag" includes: Wallpapers, NES retro controller overlays, and a few...

Savage: The Shard of Gosen (second public alpha)

Savage: The Shard of Gosen (second public alpha)

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Second playable build, alpha 0.4.2.3 is out! - 10/21/2013

Savage: The Shard of Gosen (first public alpha)

Savage: The Shard of Gosen (first public alpha)

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So - I have shamelessly copied/pasted the following from my ​Game Jolt page (because, no sleep for a billion hours!! :D ) - I made it! I managed to...

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Any plans on a early steam release?

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

OH MY GOD SO MUCH DAMN AWESOMENESSS!!!!!! I always did feel the skeletons were lacking something! Now they are much more different! In Alpha 4.5 I thought they were TOO easy to beat (Though that could be due to the fact after getting Wrym Scale, everything barely did damage). Maybe some foes get armor piercing attacks (Like stabbing ferociously, or simply wielding natural piercing weapons like spears).

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Nembo
Nembo

Looks awesome! Keep it up.

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toborprime Creator
toborprime

Thanks very much!

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Silmarill_SK
Silmarill_SK

It looks really cool, gotta track it!

I see that the release date is TBD, but do you have any rough date when it will be released?

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toborprime Creator
toborprime

Thanks! I wish I had a good answer for ya, but I'm gonna have to go with the obnoxious "soon".

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LordofGilneas
LordofGilneas

I can wait... But not for too long toborprime.....

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yesssssss savage <3 this game super hyped for the final product tobor you legend

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PRANGL3Yx

its me :)

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toborprime Creator
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lol, Hiya Prang XD

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