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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

Denver, CO Video Games
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    1. Creator Malau about 3 hours ago

      Hope everything's going alright?

    2. Creator Chris Taylor about 17 hours ago

      Will have an update on the 16th, my freelance got pushed a little longer than expected. It wraps up on the 16th and alpha will launch shortly after.

    3. Creator Chris Taylor on February 21

      Will have an update this weekend, still finishing up that freelance to pay for production through beta.

    4. Creator James Hall on February 21

      Any news Chris? Starting to get a bit worried about this.

    5. Creator Chris Taylor on January 14

      Yeah will give an update soon, been finalizing some freelance to finish paying for the Alpha and Beta.

    6. Creator James Sablatura on January 14

      Can you give an update?

    7. Creator Chris Taylor on October 13

      Still rolling out alphas, running a little slower than expected but we're adding tons of new features and fixing a lot of broken things. Thanks so far for everyone help and everyone else you'll be in soon!

    8. Creator Chris Taylor on September 23

      Just so everyone knows looks like we're going to be closer to the Thursday end of things on the alphs release, we're working extremely hard we're just finalizing everything for you all!

    9. Creator Andre Kuppe on September 21

      Good to hear. I'm very excited. Arakion was my first backed project.

    10. Creator Chris Taylor on September 20

      @Andre: Alpha will be linux as well although we don't know what adjustments need made, so that's why it's alpha!

    11. Creator Andre Kuppe on September 20

      Is the alpha Windows only or is it possible to test it on Linux?

    12. Creator Zerotown on August 10, 2014

      @Chris Taylor:
      no problem. Good to read you are able to fund development yourself as well. I've backed a few Kickstarter-campaigns that ran into financial trouble after some time, having to spend funding on factors that they estimated to be lower (taxes, promotion etc.). I think the Early Access option is a good idea. It did wonders for the Legend of Eisenwald team: not only did they gain additional income, but build a large fan-base and did an extensive beta-test to boot.

    13. Creator Chris Taylor on August 9, 2014

      @Zerotown : Appreciate that, I'll add a little more to that by saying we're still self funding.

    14. Creator Zerotown on August 9, 2014

      @Groultok:

      Chris has posted a small update on July 19'th. You can read it on the game's official forums (http://bit.ly/XOULGM). I'll paraphrase some highlights for you and other backers:

      - The game is still being developed, but at a slower pace than expected.

      - The team hope to release an alpha-version in august, but emphasize that this is an internal goal.

      - The team are exited about the playability of the current internal build.

      - The enlisted community member (mentioned in update #50) has not been able to free up time to help out.

      - The Kickstarter money has basically run out, with the exception of money reserved for physical rewards.

      - The team are considering selling the game as Early Acces to generate additional income.

    15. Creator Chris Taylor on August 7, 2014

      @Groultok : Yeah sorry I'll post the next update on Kickstarter.

    16. Creator Groultok on August 7, 2014

      Like a month since the last comment, but still no update ! I'm leaving soon in holidays, hope i will have some news before !

    17. Creator Chris Taylor on July 9, 2014

      @Zerotown: Everything is going well we'll have an update soon!

    18. Creator Zerotown on July 9, 2014

      Hello Chris,

      hope everything is going well with the team and the development of Arakion. Is there an update on it's progress planned? Both the Kickstarter-pages and the official forum are becoming silent.

    19. Creator Chris Taylor on April 23, 2014

      @Ham: Ment to write this with the post, although I haven't updated Kickstarter we've been working constantly on the game and we're about a week or so from alpha, I'll make a large kickstarter update regarding how to access it. Until then the forums are the place for current up to date info.

    20. Creator Ham Wizard on April 23, 2014

      This ever gonna happen?

    21. Creator Chris Taylor on March 26, 2014

      @Malau: Been updating on the forums.

    22. Creator Malau on March 25, 2014

      Any new updates recently? I've not heard anything from Arakion for a while now.

    23. Creator Trister - OO's Tormented Master Wetboy on February 27, 2014

      @ chris

      i'll have to take a look then. i just don't tend to remember the forums very much. so what dawn said is very applicable.

    24. Creator Dawn_ on February 27, 2014

      I, for once am totally confident that the game is being made. I didn't see any videos since i don't go to forums (when you got over a hundred backed games..you can't go to their respective forums..).

      But, i can clearly tell that chris is just really enthusiastic about his game and that he is wary to release anything before it's perfect in his eyes. it's his baby, he worked alone on it for quite some time. It's understable.

      But for most of us who don't have time to go to forums, it'd be nice to have sometimes an update here and there with some of those so-called videos.

    25. Creator Chris Taylor on February 26, 2014

      @Trister: We put a bunch of dev videos on the forums for anyone that wants to see them.

    26. Creator Trister - OO's Tormented Master Wetboy on February 26, 2014

      my opinion on it when i backed it was i have doubts about the game getting made, but eh, what's a few bucks to help get past the stretch goal it was near. honestly it wouldn't surprise me either way, but i hope that the game is getting made and that alpha becomes available soon. the hold over on the not releasing it because of bugs and minor things is exactly the same thing that inxile did with wasteland 2, so could be legit. but it would be nice to see some of the unfinished things. even if you don't like releasing unfinished assets chris, it shows us, the backers, that you are working on things. you can always say it's something that is still a work in progress and we'll all understand. but releasing something as a show of good faith would be a good idea at this point, especially since the more frequent updates fell through again.

    27. Creator Eero Elvisto on February 22, 2014

      What bothers me is that all of the stuff we've seen in the "making-of" vids now posted on the forum could have happened 2 years ago for what it's worth. No gameplay equals no alpha. I'd want to hear a comment of one reliable backer who'd say he'd gotten into the alpha. Until that's not the case, we don't have any reason to believe the project has made any progress whatsoever. Backers will rather be suspicious of the supposed developers lying. Nobody wants that.

      All the best to you, Chris, if you *are* working on it. And sorry if this bothers, but it's how things are for now...

    28. Creator James Sablatura on February 18, 2014

      I love indie's, I support them all the time. But indie's are part of the community. They post updates, they keep their potential user base informed, they show the latest screenshots, they post development blogs of the technology they are using, they are responsive to their users, they post tech and gameplay videos, but most importantly they are proud of the product they are producing and want to share it with the world. This project has done none of the above.

      There are no updates, very few screenshots, not one gameplay video, and only promises of "more frequent updates" and then never delivering. If this project is really so close to alpha, why has there been nothing? And please, please don't patronize us with "it's because we are working so hard on it".

      So instead of just whining in post, I'm calling for action. How about making a commitment to those that paid you by backing your project that you will:

      1) post weekly development updates of what's going on with the game, starting this week
      2) post weekly screenshots of the game as you are playing / testing it
      3) post a gameplay video THIS WEEK

      These things should have been going on this whole time but it's time to actually commit to this and have the backers hold your feet to the fire.

      I don't think any of the above is unreasonable. Can you commit to the above?

    29. Creator Raldor on February 15, 2014

      How do I get the alpha?

    30. Creator Adauli, Red Wizard of the Obisdian Order on February 14, 2014

      Good was starting to wonder if there is any update on this project.
      Hopeful we can see this within this month.

    31. Creator Chris Taylor on February 6, 2014

      Major update and release soon, we're working day and night. Appreciate everyone hanging in there!

    32. Creator Eero Elvisto on December 23, 2013

      Has anyone actually gotten into the alpha? What's it like?

    33. Creator Gökhan Halil Düzgün on November 30, 2013

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    34. Creator Chris Taylor on October 28, 2013

      @Adauli & Wayne: We're close to begin launching rapid updates and alpha testing. We've all been working crazy hard these last few months to get everything perfect. More info tomorrow.

    35. Creator Adauli, Red Wizard of the Obisdian Order on October 27, 2013

      Its again 10 days after the update promised the last time and the last update is nearly 3 months ago. So a new update would be good maybe even with a video showing some ingame scene.

    36. Creator Wayne A Arthurton on October 24, 2013

      As much as I've been looking forward to this game, I've begun to write it off in my mind.

      The forums are seemingly abandoned, no status has been posted in 2 months, the promised alpha is continually postponed and there has been no gameplay video that I can find since the initial Kickstarter videos.

      I'm not sure what is going on and I want to be positive, but from the outside things don't look to hopeful. We really deserve regular progress updates with achievements and failures. There was promises of regular updates, but those also have not materialized.

      Please help me regain my faith.

      Wayne

    37. Creator Chris Taylor on October 17, 2013

      @Eero: It's getting close, will be here soon.

    38. Creator Eero Elvisto on October 17, 2013

      Where the hell is Alpha footage? o.O

    39. Creator Tom Shannon on May 10, 2013

      Been loving the updates. I'm really excited about the game and the choices you've made for it. Keep on keeping on.

    40. Creator Trister - OO's Tormented Master Wetboy on March 31, 2013

      soooooo... an update would be kind of nice.

    41. Creator ☜☆RSF☆☞ on November 13, 2012

      @Jeroen,
      I totally agree. Congrats to Chris & Arakion on getting pretty much 200% funding. Can't wait till we get to play through Arakion!
      @fellow backers
      Whilst a slightly different game, just thought I'd let you know about the Hero-U KS in case you've missed it.
      Hero-U is a turn-based PC RPG with adventure game puzzles and immersive story, by the award-winning designers of Quest for Glory (Lori & Corey Cole). If that sounds interesting to you, follow the link below. Thanks.
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1878147873/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption

    42. Creator Jeroen on October 29, 2012

      Good morning Chris, (its early in the morning in europe now)
      Just wanted to say I think you are doing a great job trying (and succeeding, I'm sure) to make your game 'Arakion'
      The Indiegogo campain probably dis not as well as you hoped, and ending with this may make you feel a bit unhappy, but think of what you did achieve.
      with the kickstarter campain and the indiegogo campain combined, you have with 2 hours left in the indiegogo campain a total of $49,762 funded. only $238 short of 200% funded and the 2 $50k goals.
      you already mentioned before these goals will be included with Arakion and thats great but with the extra money from indiegogo at least you dont have to pay too much out of your own pocket.

      Looking foreward to Arakion including 'the darkest night' and 'fates change'

      so dont feel too disappointed with the indiegogo campain, instead I say : congratulations with 200% funded !

    43. Creator Chris Taylor on October 23, 2012

      Finishing up the forums right now. Sorry about the wait was working on contracts and getting people officially working on the game all week. Updates will be incoming soon!

    44. Creator Ben on October 22, 2012

      Whenever you guys have time an update to the website would be much appreciated! And of course...the forums... =)

    45. Creator atomic on October 19, 2012

      Very excited to see this progress into a playable game. First time backer. Hope everything goes to plan :D

    46. Creator gz33 on October 15, 2012

      New arrivals and those who want to add to their pledges: remember you can still pledge on indiegogo: http://igg.me/p/247363

    47. Creator Avery Campbell on October 15, 2012

      By the way, this might be pertinent to some of the backers here: The entire Might and Magic series (along with a ton of other Ubi games) is on sale on GOG, at the moment. I've been playing through them for the first time (except for 6. I realized I actually played it a bit when I was little), and really enjoying them. Just makes me more excited for Arakion. :)

    48. Creator Jörn Huxhorn on October 14, 2012

      I had to think about http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116365/ when I heard of the caped soul.

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