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A retro computer game inspired by Ultima and The Bard's Tale. Playable on Apple II or on a modern Mac or PC. Defend the realm!
A retro computer game inspired by Ultima and The Bard's Tale. Playable on Apple II or on a modern Mac or PC. Defend the realm!
566 backers pledged $42,323 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Digital Download

    Support the pizza fund! Be one of the first people to play Nox Archaist on your 128k Apple II or in an emulator on a modern Mac or PC! Plus, you’ll keep the team fed and happy as they finish the game!

    Includes:
    • Nox Archaist download link and install instructions
    • Electronic copy of the Nox Archaist manual and map
    • Digital download of fantasy music composed for Nox Archaist
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    Boxed Set

    Proudly display your Nox Archaist game box on your bookshelf!

    You will receive Nox Archaist in an awesome game box with a printed manual, full-color paper map, floppy disks for the Apple II, a USB stick, and digital downloads for the Mac and PC.

    Includes:
    • Full-color game box
    • Printed manual
    • 5.25" floppies for Apple IIe, IIc, and IIgs
    • USB drive containing the game
    • Full-color paper map of the realm
    • Digital downloads of the game, map, manual, and music
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    Collector’s Edition Boxed Set

    This is the full collector’s edition of Nox Archaist with all the feelies!

    You will receive Nox Archaist in an awesome game box loaded with feelies, such as a fabric map, game tokens, and a crown jewel. Designed for Apple II, Mac, and PC gamers!

    Includes:
    • Full-color game box
    • Printed manual
    • Full-color cloth map
    • 5.25" floppies for Apple IIe, IIc, and IIgs
    • USB drive containing the game
    • Digital downloads of the game, map, manual, and music
    • Game artifact: Tokens of the Realm
    • Game artifact: Crown Jewel
    • Writ from the Queen, sealed with wax using the royal insignia
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    Collector's Edition + Boxed Set

    Get a Collector's Edition Boxed Set for yourself, and a regular Boxed Set to give as a gift! Or maybe you want to keep one copy pristine and unopened? Either way, this reward tier comes with a complete Collector's Edition and a complete Boxed Set, with all of the rewards for each.

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    • Collector's Edition Boxed Set with all of the goodies
    • Boxed Set with all of the goodies
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    Castle Boxed Set

    Add some humor to the Nox Archaist realm!

    You’ll receive all of the items in the above tiers, plus you get to name an in-game object found in Castle Foolery.

    Castle Foolery is a special location in the game which is ruled by jesters. It is a silly place, but it can also be very perilous.

    - Name your own NPC (limit 8)
    - Name your own shop (limit 2)
    - Name your own courtyard statue (limit 1)
    - Name your own well (1)
    - Name your own wall torch (3)
    - Name your own door (3)
    - Name your own fireplace (1)
    - Name your own plant (1)
    - Name your own well (1)
    - Name your own chair (1)
    - Name your own treasure chest (1)

    ** During the reward survey we’ll ask you for your first and second choice. We’ll process these in the order pledges were received during the Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Full-color game box
    • Printed manual
    • Full-color cloth map
    • 5.25" floppies for Apple IIe, IIc, and IIgs
    • USB drive containing the game
    • Digital downloads of the game, map, manual, and music
    • Game artifact: Tokens of the Realm
    • Game artifact: Crown Jewel
    • Writ from the Queen, sealed with wax using the royal insignia
    • Name your own item**
    • Map autographed by the game co-creators (optional)
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    Limited Edition Boxed Set

    Make your mark on the Nox Archaist realm!

    You’ll receive all of the items in the above tiers, plus you get to name one of the following in-game items:
    - A mountain that is a quest destination (limit 6)
    - A forest filled with shadows (limit 4)
    - A heroic statue found in the town square (limit 4)
    - A rare gem found in treasure chests (limit 3)
    - A suit of armor or a shield that will appear in shops or treasure chests (limit 3)
    - A weapon that will appear in shops or treasure chests (limit 3)
    - A town or village (limit 1)
    - A dungeon full of deadly perils (limit 1)

    ** During the reward survey we’ll ask you for your first and second choice. We’ll process these in the order pledges were received during the Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Full-color game box
    • Printed manual
    • Full-color cloth map
    • 5.25" floppies for Apple IIe, IIc, and IIgs
    • USB drive containing the game
    • Digital downloads of the game, map, manual, and music
    • Game artifact: Tokens of the Realm
    • Game artifact: Crown Jewel
    • Writ from the Queen, sealed with wax using the royal insignia
    • Name your own item**
    • Baron of the Realm in the in-game credits and Scrolls of Nobility
    • Map autographed by the game co-creators (optional)
    • Limited Edition numbered certificate
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    Game Designer

    Gamers who want to participate in the creative design process - this tier is for you!

    DESIGN AND LAYOUT YOUR OWN LOCATION
    You get to map out a 100-tile location that can be found and explored in-game! Create a crypt, island, cave, or mysterious house. You choose the name for the location as well as a list of treasures that will be hidden within!

    FLEX YOUR ROLE PLAYING MUSCLES
    Send us a backstory for your location! We’ll try to integrate that story into the world through NPC conversations and quest design!

    Includes:
    • Full-color game box
    • Printed manual
    • Full-color cloth map
    • 5.25" floppies for Apple IIe, IIc, and IIgs
    • USB drive containing the game
    • Digital downloads of the game, map, manual, and music
    • Game artifact: Tokens of the Realm
    • Game artifact: Crown Jewel
    • Design and layout your own location
    • Personal letter from the Queen with handwritten calligraphy
    • Count of the Realm in the in-game credits and Scrolls of Nobility
    • Map autographed by the game co-creators (optional)
    • Limited Edition numbered certificate
    • Free shipping!
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    Lord of the Realm

    Only two Royalty Edition copies of Nox Archaist will be produced.

    BECOME A LORD
    The Lords of the Realm (LOTR) are appointed by the Queen to oversee the realm. You will be greeted as a peer by the other Lords and will have special privileges in the tavern within your home town.

    OWN YOUR OWN TAVERN
    You are granted ownership of a lucrative tavern. You will be acknowledged as the owner by the bartender and have access to a private party room for which you will have the opportunity to provide design feedback. You will also have direct input on the bartender’s dialogue which every other player will see.

    NOX ARCHAIST THE INTERVIEW
    Talk for at least an hour with project co-creators Mark Lemmert and Mike Reimer. Ask technical questions, gameplay questions, discuss ideas for expansion packs or whatever you'd like!

    Includes:
    • Full-color game box
    • Printed manual
    • Full-color cloth map
    • 5.25" floppies for Apple IIe, IIc, and IIgs
    • USB drive containing the game
    • Digital downloads of the game, map, manual, and music
    • Game artifact: Tokens of the Realm
    • Game artifact: Crown Jewel
    • Own your own tavern, design the dialogue
    • Acknowledged as a peer by the other Lords
    • Lord of the Realm in the in-game credits and Scrolls of Nobility
    • Personal letter from the Queen with handwritten calligraphy
    • Map autographed by the game co-creators (optional)
    • Custom plaque with 6502 Workshop logo and your backer name
    • Custom Nox Archaist Lord of the Realm t-shirt
    • Interview with the project co-creators
    • Free shipping!
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    Nox Box

    10 GR : POKE 49234,0
    20 VTAB 11: HTAB 10: FLASH
    30 FOR I = 0 TO 19: COLOR=16*RND(1)
    40 VLIN 0,47 AT I: VLIN 0,47 AT 39-I
    50 NEXT I
    60 SPEED=5: FOR I = 0 TO 20
    70 READ X: PRINT CHR$ (X);: NEXT
    80 SPEED= 255: POKE 49233,0
    90 GOSUB 99: POKE 49232,0
    95 GOSUB 99: GOTO 80
    99 FOR I=1 TO 1000: NEXT : RETURN
    100 DATA 32,78,79,88,32,66,79
    110 DATA 88,32,83,72,82,79,85
    120 DATA 68,83,32,65,76,76,32

    Includes:
    • Can only be revealed to one who enters the darkness
    • Through the inky haze of Nox we reveal we are but ONE
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