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Arakion is a first person, group based RPG that includes extensive customization, town building and adventuring in a story driven world
Arakion is a
group based role-playing dungeon crawler that pays homage the classics
while adding its own style with fresh mechanics. Lead a band of three
heroes through a broken land, ripped apart by unknown forces.
Arakion is a group based role-playing dungeon crawler that pays homage the classics while adding its own style with fresh mechanics. Lead a band of three heroes through a broken land, ripped apart by unknown forces.
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Before the world ends will you be the final hero that it needs?

Arakion is a modern take on a classic RPG formula. You're put in control of three heroes  trying to survive a world devastated by war. Adventuring in Arakion will take you across open land, into deep dungeons and even put you in control of rebuilding a desolated town.

A great evil, nearly destroying Arakion in ages past, has returned. It is up to you to create a band of heroes to fight this darkness. The game takes place on two continents floating in the sky, as well as hundreds of minor islands. Arakion has been marred by war and strife for thousands of years and the landscape is a reflection of that. 

Arakion will be released for Windows, Mac and Linux (with possible tablet support after release)

  • Character Customization! Character customization in Arakion is a refreshing take on the RPG Level-Up formula. Instead of skills and stats after X experience, your choices throughout the game affect your heroes. From the weapons you choose to forge, to the add-ons you choose for their housing, every decision has an impact on your heroes.
  • You did what with my weapon?! Each character only starts with one weapon, one set of armor and four skills. You'll use the materials you find in the world to shape and morph your characters in to the heroes they'll become. Every decision you make has a permanent and lasting impact on your hero which resonates in the manner they play and interact with the world.
  • Town Building! Using building blueprints you find, the people you rescue, along with the help of a mysterious stranger, you'll use ancient devices to rebuild a lost town. You'll have to choose wisely however, as some building decisions permanently prevent other choices.
  • Combat!  Combat in Arakion allows you to choose real-time, turn-based or a unique blend of both. The core system of Arakion takes two old school styles of gameplay and merging them into one seamless combat experience. 
  • Adventure! You'll adventure through dozens of dungeons, castles and open world areas while finding hidden passageways, collecting materials and crushing your foes.
  • Story! The game features a deep and engaging story-line that spans generations. As you play through the game you'll learn about the history of Arakion and your heroes, as well as taking a part in shaping your heroes past with the unique trait system.

I've been working on Arakion every spare moment for some time now. Until a couple of weeks ago, I was mainly focused on getting the ideas down and making sure I could achieve the look, feel and gameplay that I wanted. 

Now that the prototype is finished Arakion is ready for the next phase of development. While all the basics are done, coded and ready, and the art-style has been defined and refined, I would like to be able to put in the additional hours and potentially hire some extra hands  to move it out of the prototype stage and into a full game.

I'll be using kickstarter to move Arakion into this next stage of development; building upon the foundation to bring you a great game. The funding will be used for:

  • Hiring : A game is not easy to make, so I'll be using Kickstarter funds to hire on the extra hands I need to make Arakion a reality.
  • Surviving : Paying the bills - you know how it goes.
  • Expanding : Take a look at the stretch chart. I've spent a lot of time crunching the numbers so you know exactly what you're getting for your buck.
  • Software...ing : The license to use software can be extremely expensive, and while I own most of the software needed to make the game, buying the additional pieces that put that extra layer of polish on it can be very pricey

If you're looking to add a little something extra to your reward then look no further than the add-ons! All you will need to do is click the "Manage Your Pledge" button, then all you have to do is add in the amount that covers the add-on(s) you want. Please note that for any physical add-ons, please include an additional $15 for international shipping. 

  • Digital Players Guide *Think old players guides you would find in RPGs* ($5) - This isn't stated but it is included in $65+ 
  • An additional copy of the game ($15) 
  • Backer only T-Shirt ($15) 
  • Backer only Poster ($15) 
  • Cloth Map ($30) - included in $250+ 
  • Hardcover Artbook ($45) - Included in pledges $100+ 
  • Additional Figurine ($250) - :: please add $300 if you are below the $550 reward tier

Arakion around the web

IndieDB  ::  Facebook  ::  Website :: Twitter :: T-Shirt Designs

Musical theme by Mike Skalandunas

FAQ

  • Yes, it will be localized to a few languages at launch, please let me know if there is a specific language you would like considered.

    For Sure: Français

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  • Yep, same day for all three!

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  • While I hope the answer to both of these is yes, and yes. I can't guarantee that, but I'll do my best to get it onto steam and get you free keys.

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  • Yes the website, hopefully as well as places like GOG, will have a DRM free version after launch.

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  • No, No, and more no. I'm neither of those guys I just happen to share a similar name. It's been said I am "the other, other Chris Taylor who isn't that other Chris Taylor". Hopefully that clears things up.

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  • Yes, in the final version you will have full customization of the character's physical appearance

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  • Because of how the character development system is setup, you can't really min max in the traditional sense. I went with a party of three because it makes your choices matter more. I always found in games where you have 6 party members I had a few worthless characters that were there, but not really substantial, and I always ended up with 1 powerhouse character that didn't really need the rest of the group.

    With three each decision has a heavier impact and all three characters feel like powerhouses throughout the game, relying on each other and specialized in multiple roles. Also because of how characters develop in the game, each character "should" develop at a constant rate in relation to the other characters.

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  • I’m asking for 25k because I believe this is what is required to develop you an excellent game. That’s not to say I wouldn't like additional funds, the stretch chart is there for a reason, It’s just to say that I believe I can make a wonderful game for everyone to enjoy for the amount requested. I’m not willing to sacrifice Arakion being made, simply because I think I can’t work on a budget. With 25k, I will be able to work on Arakion full time as well as have 3 people join on and help develop the game.

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