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Vaults of Ashen is a RPG/Bullet Hell hybrid in which you explore a vast open world, battling hordes of enemies and collecting powerful, rare items to help you in your quest. But remember, item choices matter! Will you play as a tank, taking damage while slowly whittling away the foe's health, a fast sniper with long range and high critical hits or a glass cannon, nuking large bosses in a few hits but being completely vulnerable to attack? The choice is yours.

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0 comments by bigbadwaffle on Mar 3rd, 2014

At last, I've managed to cross 'GUI' from my list. It's been sitting there, watching items fall away around it until it was the last one left.

With that done, all I have left to do for the Demo is to write and record some music, balance a few things here and there and most importantly, build all the maps that the Demo will feature.

I won't give away too much about it but I can say that the Demo will contain at least these areas: Tutorial Map, Outskirts of the City, The City, The City Prison, The City Graveyard, the Boss Zone and one or two hidden areas for you to discover. You will be able to level up to level 20 within the confines of the Demo but due to the nature of the loot system, even then there will be things left for you to do. That is, redo old areas in hopes of getting better rolls on items and also, loot some rare items off bosses.

A section of the Tutorial Map

An old man in a bookshop, he has a rare item for sale to those who can afford it.

A small graveyard on the outskirts of the City.

The city blacksmith.

A potion brewing Alchemist in the City.

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@ramsgaarda Thanks!. This is exactly how I do it too. I'll write an extra post to address it. Don't want to bog newbies down with details.

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@avatarv2 and remove any tiles that weren't reached. (Set them all to 999 or something in the recursive).

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@avatarv2 I've done a few of them but there's no easy solution. Easiest is to flood fill the empty tiles with a recursive algorithm...

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@dRxPePPeRzZ Can do. In the UK for business but I'll drop you a PM next weekend if you still need help.

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