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"Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones" is a Lovecraftian computer roleplaying game of horror, loss and madness.
"Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones" is a Lovecraftian computer roleplaying game of horror, loss and madness.
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Publishing and Crafting: Two Separate Systems of Survival

Posted by Cultic Games (Creator)

Greetings Brewers of the Forbidden Recipe!

We'd like to start this update with an announcement. The publishing of Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones will be handled by 1C Online Games the publisher of King's Bounty and Men of War series. This cooperation will help bring Stygian to a wider audience, therefore hasten the doom of mankind, although they are not aware of it...

We'd like to thank the 1C Online team for seeing the potential of mayhem in Stygian. As you can expect, Cultic Games will retain its total creative freedom over the doomed town of Arkham and its unfortunate residents.

Now, let's talk about some of the game systems and have a look at the Crafting System.

There are three main skills associated with Crafting: Science, Medicine and Survival

With the help of your Science skill you can discover (or learn) blueprints of gadgets and contraptions. With the sufficient Science skill value and the right components you'll be able to craft a variety of items from electric lanterns to prototypical weapons.

With Medicine you can discover (or learn) formulas of mixtures and drugs. With the sufficient Medicine skill value and the right components you'll be able to craft a variety of items from cocaine to pheromone cocktails.

And lastly, Survival gradually unlocks new survival recipes which can aid you in your desperate struggle such as ammo belts and handmade backpacks.

You can see the whole system at work in the showcase video below:

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Lastly, there are two types of components which you'll be using to produce your much needed items:

  • Specific Components: If the plan requires a specific item and that item only, it falls in to the category of Specific components
  • Components with Crafting Traits: If the plan requires an item with a crafting trait, any item that bears the same trait will suffice

For example if a plan requires an item with the Alcoholic trait, any kind of liquor or even pure alcohol itself will suffice to fill that particular slot. With this approach, we wanted to  open up the way for a flexible system that enables situations like using the clothes you wear to make bandages. And we somehow feel that you'll find yourself in grim situations like this pretty often...

Feel free to throw away any questions you might have ladies and gentlemen!

Until we set sail for the black unknown with the elder race from the stars...

Team Cultic

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    1. Retcon Raider on


      I've really been looking forward to seeing more about the crafting system, and it looks great so far!

      In fact, it pretty much guarantees that my first hapless investigator is going to be a man of science...

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      T.E. on

      Love it. I haven't seen a bad design decision yet from you guys and some things, like the music, continue to amaze me. I am still quite convinced we've got a modern classic on our hands. Can't wait to play the actual game!

    3. Cisco Jimenez

      What is the timeline for game release? I really want to start playing!!

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      Vicente Muñoz Puentes on

      NIce video!! Due to the delay in finishing the game, it would be interesting a translation into Spanish.

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      Henrik Garde on

      It would be cool if you could rip off a part of a jacket (say a sleeve) and use it to craft a bandage, and still have a (partially) useful jacket (obviously with decreased stats).

      Glad to see that the game is coming along nicely!

    6. Antonio Galan on

      I like the video

      By the way Is it possible that the game is translated into other languages like Spanish now that you have 1C Onlines?

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