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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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For those who are interested, Vantage is currently in Early Access on Steam, you can check it out here:


The Vantage Trailer!


Vantage Early Access 1.3.0 is Live! This update overhauls the herbalism system by adding the ability to make liquid concoctions! Also, I have done a complete overhaul of the plant items in the game. They now spawn, grow, germinate, and spread their seeds in various ways, dynamically populating the world!

You can now gather, prepare and cook herbs in boiling liquids to make liquid concoctions by making infusion containers. You can make drinking liquids a huge boost to your stats depending on what herbs, and herb combinations that you use!


You can also now micromanage your liquids in this update. You can now transfer any amount of liquid from one container to another. This helps greatly with making your herbalism concoctions.


Plants now dynamically spawn all over the world, they repopulate over time. But be careful! They can spawn out of control if you don't take care of them, especially in your farmland!


This was a MASSIVE update in terms of coding, framework, and game play mechanics. I will of course be testing this update even though I have had not seen any major issues with it. Also, keep in mind there are ALOT of statistics and numbers that may need to be tweaked in regard to the item spawn and growth algorithms of the plants.


I will be moving onto refining the game play elements in this update for the next update, as well as doing several optimizations, etc... I will be adding a bit more functionality to the plant spawning system as well.

Enjoy!!!

You can check out more information on the game's Steam website here: Store.steampowered.com

Vantage's Facebook Page: Facebook.com

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Vantage: Primitive Survival Game is Now on Steam Early Access!

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The launch was a big success! No major issues and the servers remained stable!

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Vantage is a Prehistoric Simulation MMO. Your main objective is simple... to stay alive!

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is there many kind of animals?

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Carradine Creator
Carradine

Yes! Currently there are fish, rabbits, bears, wolves, deer, sabretooth tigers and mammoths to kill (and some to be killed by). As development continues many more animals will be added as well.

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Guest

Is it a free to play game?

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Carradine Creator
Carradine

No sorry, I have not announced the price as of yet but stay tuned!

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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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hadesis
hadesis

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

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Carradine Creator
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
axemall

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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Carradine Creator
Carradine

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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