I have finally gotten my game to the point where I am beginning to expand the player base beyond a few testers, and I am now starting to advertise and expand the exposure of the game.
Vantage is a Prehistoric Simulation MMO. Your main objective is simple... to stay alive!

You explore the massive world searching for food, creating primitive tools and weapons to create, hunt, and craft other items to make your life easier.

- Create fires at night using some tinder and wood so you don't freeze at night.

- Build a hut to live in and call 'home'.

- Find wild plants, take their seeds and plant crops to become more self-sustaining.

- Create some clothes to keep yourself warm and well protected, by skinning dead animals and tanning the hides.

- And much, much more!

Vantage is a game I have been working on longer than I care to say. It is my life's work and I am proud to still be working on it, and I believe in the concept of the game and I hope that other people do as well, and find the game fun, entertaining, and also educational.

The game is based heavily around a complex crafting mechanic. You must craft all the items you need to survive. In addition, a lot of research is done to make the crafting mechanics for each item as realistic as possible. For example: to make a fire, you need a wood spindle, wood hearth, and some tinder (dry grass for example) just like in primitive times. You attempt to make the fire with those items and you may fail if your skills are not good enough.



The game engine is my own custom engine I call VantEdit. The engine renders a fully seamless world (no loading screens) of any definable size.

The world is created using a tectonic plate simulation system that simulated millions of years of tectonic shifting, collision, and terrain erosion, etc. The final result is completely terraformed using my custom terraforming algorithms, and the final world is streamed to the user as they play.

You can interact with every single item within the game, from trees to rocks and animals. Depending on the size of the world, there can be millions of objects, or more! You can take an apple from one of thousands of apple trees, or extract the water from a cactus and take it with you in newly created coconut cup.

My ultimate objective for the game is to make a complete technological skill tree for people to play thruogh, from primitive times all the way to modern times. By implementing items, skills and crafts one at a time. The VantEdit interface has a full editor system to quickly and easily allow for me to do this.
But of course, the absolute main object of the game is to make it fun! If the game is not fun, there is no reason to make it!

Currently the game is completely free to play, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/comments/bugs you can give me, it would be extremely valuable and helpful to me.
A full interactive in-game tutorial is included as you play the game.

Vantage Website: Crystaldragon.com

Direct Vantage Download link (installer): Crystaldragon.com

Vantage Facebook page (currently the main community page): Facebook.com

You can also email me with any questions/bugs at carradine@crystaldragon.com
Thanks, and enjoy!

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Open Alpha Test Time: Sunday Jan 29th -

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time


I would like to officially announce my Open Alpha test for Vantage: Prehistoric Simulation Game! I would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to jump in and play the game on Sunday the 29th and stress test the game server before I integrate the game into Steam for Early Access Alpha.


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Vantage is a game I have been working on longer than I care to say. It is my life's work and I am proud to still be working on it, and I believe in the concept of the game and I hope that other people do as well, and find the game fun, entertaining, and also educational.

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The game is based heavily around a complex crafting mechanic. You must craft all the items you need to survive. In addition, a lot of research is done to make the crafting mechanics for each item as realistic as possible. For example: to make a fire, you need a wood spindle, wood hearth, and some tinder (dry grass for example) just like in primitive times. You attempt to make the fire with those items and you may fail if your skills are not good enough.


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Please come and enjoy playing the game for a few hours before it gets converted over to Steam. Your help in testing the game is extremely invaluable!

If you cannot play the game during the Open Alpha test time, the game is currently available to play immediately at your own leisure as well!

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Downloading / Preparing the game:
1. Download the installer from Crystaldragon.com
(Direct download link: Crystaldragon.com )

or from here:

Vantage: Prehistoric Simulation MMO


2. Install, and run the installer, the game will automatically patch and download the full game ( approx. 10-15 minutes download time on a high speed connection).

3. When running the game, press the "Create New Account" button in "Step 3" to create a new account (this is only a temporary account and will be deleted after the tests).

4. Login, then press the "Play Vantage" button!

5. You have the option to play the tutorial, or just jump into the main game and test it out. The character creation windows have help tips in the upper-left of each window in case you need some help in creating an advanced character.

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6. Enjoy! Please leave any Bugs/Suggestions/Comments by pressing the button in the upper-left of the screen, or by emailing at carradine@crystaldragon.com.

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The process after this Open Alpha is to immediately start integrating into Steam, I will enable local dedicated server functionality for the game's release so you can play alone or with your friends if you wish ( they are currently deactivated because the purpose of this test is to stress the server). Of course I will be hosting a public server, and when the game is released other players can host their own public servers as well.

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Enjoy the open alpha!!!


Vantage Facebook page: Vantage Facebook

Twitter: Vantage Twitter

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A large patch to Vantage has been released. A tutorial overhaul, and a huge amount of bug fixing.

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It has finally happened! It is still blowing my mind! Thank you all who have voted and supported the game!

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Mauserrio
Mauserrio

Is this Single Player and Multiplayer? or only MultiP.?

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Carradine Creator
Carradine

Sorry for late reply, but it is a online game. I currently host a dedicated server, however when I release the game you will be able to host your own server, or jut play by yourself if you wish.

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setup could not download the file. please retry later or check network connection. <----- (It gives this error)

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Carradine

Hmm, I have not seen that issue before, but I will look into it. That doesn't sound like a issue with my game files however.

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axemall
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hi my client has dowloaded the latest release but today i was gonna play but the website has gone down and the client can,t patch is there a reason are you updateing the server the client or the site

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My apologies, the server ran into a breakpoint where is it paused the running of the server, I have fixed the issue and the server is running again sorry.

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14.07.11
need a mechanism where tradscrafting can market their surplus items to get some kind of economy going and encourage crafting besides what the individual needs to "survive."

Also in tutorial certain items are missing, one has to explore a bit to find the specified item and progress in the 'tutorial' (e.g. apple, banana) though the necklace mentioned being in the bag is not there (also no bag starts out, had to rerol char and pre purchase a bag); presume one must kill lil rabits and jewlry-type-craft a bone necklace to progres in the 'tutorial.'

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Sorry I guess I need to make it a little more apparent, but the "tutorial" option on the main menu is the option you want to choose when starting the interactive tutorial. It starts you with all the necessary items. The tutorial appears when creating a full character for the first time for people who want to skip the tutorial, but to let them know there is one.

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