Zeran's Folly has been Greenlit! Thanks to everyone who voted.

December 30, 2016: Latest download: Vinegarden (New Dungeons!)


Lone is a warrior on a quest to restore his memory. When tragedy starts to follow him like a tail, he wonders if maybe his past is best left buried.

Zeran's Folly is a story-driven action-adventure with fluid melee combat, four unique playable characters, and a twisted sense of humor. Even with murderers and thieves as your best allies, the caustic landscape from the fiery pits of Dorfhole to the darkest depths of Pukamake Grotto will rip you apart if you're not at your best.

Features and stuff:
Four characters! Four of 'em!
Each of the four playable characters has their own move set and special upgrades to make them shine even brighter. Lone is an axe-wielding berserker, rushing into battle and fighting face-to-face. Lydia is a resourceful mage, taking out enemies from afar with her mana bombs. Lisa is a heavy knight with a huge spear, eager to make char siu out of anything that gets in her way. Last but not least, Abby is the mischievous rogue, fast as lightning and twice as deadly. Figuratively speaking, anyway.

Fluid combat!
Get into the groove of things by doing a deadly dance of blades with your enemies. Each character has moves that affect their flow for fast yet tight control. Use the environment to your advantage to secure kills in dazzling and strategic ways.

A huge interconnected world to explore with secrets galore!

There are six daunting dungeons to delve into and a vibrant world to explore, all packed with hidden goodies.

Some sidequests or something!

Get to know the kooky characters infesting the land by doing stuff for them. They already have couriers so you won't be doing any fetching. Instead, you'll be taking revenge, defying authority, saving the innocent, helping the lazy, rising through the ranks, and more.

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Zeran's Folly is now on Steam Greenlight!

At the time of writing, it has just shy of 47,543 Yes votes, if "just shy of" means "0.6478% of". Go vote either way if you're so inclined: Zeran's Folly on Steam Greenlight

My rationale for launching a Greenlight campaign with a half-finished game is that most of the stuff in the trailer is fairly finished. That's right: it's not going to look much different come launch time. There will be more uninteresting, trailer-unfriendly stuff like dialogue, rings, talents, etc, but it wasn't worth waiting to put those things in there.

Old Business

Here are some updates about some things that were said in the lsat update:

  • All six dungeons are room-complete. Vinegarden and the Final Dungeon still need their bosses and textures but everything is playable. Garden Rush, the timed platforming submission in Vinegarden, is now functional. Multiple texture layers are in. Speaking of which...
  • Load times have been improved dramatically. It's in the latest build but that came after the last news update.

New Business

Get ready for a sticky belly because inventory management is here:

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Here in the Ring Box you can see a few things:

  • There are 55 rings total. 15 of them have cosmetic effects like screen shaders and character coloring.
  • Some rings have Mega versions that are more powerful.
  • Each ring requires an amount of RP (Ring Power) to equip.
  • You can increase RP by gaining XP (Transcendence Points). XP is gained by killing monsters or buying XP items with gelder. You can have 99 RP at most.
  • Lisa has a sexy hand.

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Ah, talents. It wouldn't be a modern game without talents.

  • Each character has 6 talents. Talents are unlocked through events and meeting requirements.
  • You can equip as many or as few talents as you like, there's no limit.
  • Most talents are straight-up buffs, a few are sidegrades.

Other stuff is yet to come, like the Wardrobe that lets you change your character's outfit, and the map screen.

Here's a video of Panic King, the first boss in the final dungeon:

Here's a big long video of the final dungeon with placeholder textures, if you can handle it:

Progress and Timeline Update

Progress and Timeline Update

News

Dungeon talk, development schedule, release content and expansion plans, and Greenlight.

New Dungeon: Pukamake Grotto

New Dungeon: Pukamake Grotto

News 12 comments

An overview of Pukamake Grotto and development stuff.

Tomb of Kings Complete

Tomb of Kings Complete

News

New bosses, enemy tweaks, new Options Menu, and more.

Gold, Boobs, Dungeons, and More

Gold, Boobs, Dungeons, and More

News

Gelder does stuff now, new outfits, and a timeline to miss for dungeons.

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Vinegarden

Vinegarden

Demo

Contains the first five dungeons and Terna Island Assault. Some areas are unfinished.

Pukamake Grotto

Pukamake Grotto

Demo

Contains the first three dungeons and the Terna Island Assault sidequest.

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Indie.Gets.Reviewed
Indie.Gets.Reviewed

Hi, Zeran's Folly was reviewed: Indie-gets-reviewed.com

Cheers

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Myroid Creator
Myroid

Thanks for the review! I'll keep your critiques in mind.

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metalizer101
metalizer101

any plans for online co op?

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Myroid Creator
Myroid

Not currently, but I'll see what I can do.

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FingerSpoons
FingerSpoons

This is like all the platformers I played growing up in one ball of awesomeness.

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Cpl. William
Cpl. William

Oh, come on! I need this.

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Holy_Terra
Holy_Terra

Metroidvania+Sonic+Weapon combat.. cool! i like your style :)

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Irenaart
Irenaart

Sounds promising, so tracking... And cute characters as well;)

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Playing old games bums me out now. It's like, "I've played this, why am I playing it again?" That and the "I should be working" guilt.

19hours ago

Felt the itch to play Dark Souls 3 again. Played for a little bit and remembered that DS is fun but stressful. Just wanna relax.

19hours ago

It wouldn't be a rite of passage without a statue to talk to. Lisa seeking guidance from Mo'i: T.co

21hours ago

Oh yeah, and a shitload of music to do. Something like 90+ tracks? Kill me.

Feb 22 2017

At least the overworld will be straightforward. No new enemies/obstacles, just low room-count areas, lotsa art assets and dialogue scripting

Feb 22 2017

Still need to fix some rooms in Vinegarden, script 7 bosses in the last two dungeons, textures for the last one, mid stamps for them all...

Feb 22 2017

All these menus and stuff being done is nice but there hasn't been any real playable progress in almost two months. Too much stuff fto do.

Feb 22 2017

I added camera look to the right stick because it was incredibly easy, just getting a float from a thing. Mouse? Forget about it.

Feb 22 2017

Aaaand it's functional. Not going to bother adding camera look for keyboard/mouse, sorry. Use a gamepad. T.co

Feb 22 2017

My wandering focus continues. Today is Keybinding Menu day.

Feb 21 2017

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