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Freeborn is a visual novel adventure about messy old friendships, card battles, and psychological chaos. Explore a semi-open world, build your deck, and make dialogue choices all on your quest to become a champion!

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Freeborn is the story of Mark Vesco’s coming of age. Once an inspired youngster, Mark finds himself living a listless, dutiful existence just two years out of high school. When an old friend contacts Mark about reuniting for a competitive card tournament, you’ll take control of his words, actions, and destiny.

Dive into the adventure // Plentiful, diverse sidequests

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In the country of Arithia, there’s no shortage of eccentric and interesting characters to meet and defeat in card battles. By branching from the beaten path, you’ll be rewarded with a rich storyworld full of dramatic and comic escapades.

Play your card // Exciting, fast-paced card battles

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Choose your strategy, pick your opponent, and draw your hand. It’s time for Ekosi, the radical revival of Pazaak! Inspired by the iconic minigame from Knights of the Old Republic, Ekosi takes the hit/stand dilemma of Blackjack to a new level of strategy with an array of special cards to manipulate the score in your favor. Easy to learn and endlessly challenging, each turn in Ekosi is a strategic choice!

Go your own way // Customizable deck

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Strategizing extends beyond the card interface. Take your deck with you and shape it over time by finding, purchasing, and winning new cards. Visit card shops to turn match winnings into new cards as you build the perfect deck.

Steer the conversation // Complex dialogue trees

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Everyone likes options. In Freeborn, get outside the familiar binary options and choose from up to six possible choices in any given dialogue. Whether you’re a comedian or a combatant, a Casanova or a coward, there’s a choice to fit your conversation style.

Explore Arithia // An immersive 3D world

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Arithia is a small country with worlds to see. Explore diverse cities and terrains as you get lost in the semi-open, immersive 3D world. From coastal paradises to ornate casinos, from sprawling grasslands to towering skyscrapers, Arithia has it all. Where to?

Listen to the music // Original Soundtrack

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Bang your head to energetic battle tracks and lose yourself in ambient overworld tunes, all composed by Brandon Ledbetter for our original soundtrack.

The Deckpoint Studio Team

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Deckpoint Studio is an indie game studio located in Columbus, OH. Founded by crime-fighting interstellar misfits (Jesse Kooner - Lead Developer, Jonathan Lee - Community Manager, Tyler Clementi - Writer, Brandon Ledbetter - Composer, Emma Salamanca - Artist) in late 2013, our project is the card-game/RPG hybrid, Luckless Seven - now - Freeborn. Our team is united by a passion for great stories, player choices, and spicy-chicken rigatoni. Join us on our game development journey!

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Hey folks,

Hope everyone is having a fantastic start to their New Year. As with most of you, the holiday season has been extremely busy for us. In the spirit of sharing, we have a preview of the new UI and visual effects we have created for the Ekosi battle board.

As part of our complete overhaul of the game during our engine update, most of the focus initially was on fixing core systems that got broken (or completely replacing them) and working on the overworld environments. However, it’s been a while since we’ve done a full upgrade of the Ekosi board. We’ve recently completed rework on every element of the board and updated the visual effects that occur at the conclusion of rounds.

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The rough paint-stroke aesthetic is combined with electric particle effects in the new set outcome messages.


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In this screenshot, the set is tied. Wins, losses, and ties have unique brush stroke and particle effects.


As you can see, we’ve completely changed the main dividers separating the different elements of the board. We felt that the white boards offered a much cleaner separation between sections. Besides making the board look more visually attractive, we looked at ways to make each part of it easier to distinguish. A wavy effect was added to the bottom of the board to make the player hand area more visually distinct from the main battle field.

If you are a veteran player of Ekosi, you may notice that we’ve also replaced the font we were using for all our text, created in-house by our very own Tyler!

We’ve also added completely new particle effects for when the player wins, ties, or loses a round.

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In this screenshot, the set is won via a Stacked Field. A unique brush and particle effect is rendered.


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In this GIF, the set is tied. Tying never felt so good!


This update to the UI was a long time coming because our previous UI did not support 4k resolution or ultra wide screens. With our update almost complete, Ekosi will be ready to shine on all modern setups!

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In this screenshot, Mark stands amongst strangely colored trees and floating crystals.


Our next demo release should have these new UI features implemented, though there are a couple additional reworks that need to be completed first. We will preview those changes in the next update. We also have a completely new gameplay component that will change the nature of the player’s journey. We can’t wait to show you it, but we can’t spoil it yet. For now, let’s just say it will drastically spice up the social dynamic of the game.

Until next time!

Dev Diary #72: The Results of Updating 100K Lines of Code

Dev Diary #72: The Results of Updating 100K Lines of Code

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More environment visuals and background on our behind-the-scenes reworking of the entire project.

Dev Diary #71: Huge Engine Update, Ohayocon and Beyond

Dev Diary #71: Huge Engine Update, Ohayocon and Beyond

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Massive new engine update to Freeborn, where we've been, and Ohayocon pictures!

Dev Diary #69: Giving and Receiving

Dev Diary #69: Giving and Receiving

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Dev Diary #69: Giving and Receiving (yes we went for the low hanging fruit. Silly jokes and updates ahead).

Dev Diary #68: Level Design Done, UI Refresh In Progress

Dev Diary #68: Level Design Done, UI Refresh In Progress

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All levels have been completed for Freeborn. UI refresh in progress.

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Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Windows (64-bit)

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Windows (64-bit)

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Windows (32-bit)

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Windows (32-bit)

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for MacOSX

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for MacOSX

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Linux

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.840 for Linux

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.832 for Windows (64-bit)

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.832 for Windows (64-bit)

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.832 for Windows (32-bit)

Luckless Seven Beta Candidate 0.832 for Windows (32-bit)

Demo

Luckless Seven is the story of Mark Vesco’s journey from a listless existence to competitive glory. Blending a fast-paced card battle system with conversations...

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LunarShuriken
LunarShuriken

dope

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Guest
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I am using an MX-15 Debian Jessie 32bit Linux system.
Only version 0.561 works on my computer.
Which version of Unity is being used? 4.6.4?

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HeavenlyChakra
HeavenlyChakra

Just played a bit of the demo. Interesting game, hope you add more content later on :P.

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DeckpointStudio Creator
DeckpointStudio

Thank you for playing! We'll definitely be adding a lot of new features to the game over the next couple months. We've been working hard on the overworld and dialogue system, and we should have them implemented into the demo within the next couple months. We hope you'll take another look at the game when those changes are up!

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SniperCharlie
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Tracking;)

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DeckpointStudio Creator
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Thanks for checking out our game!

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Guest
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Awesome! Looking forward to the release

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