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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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Arakion Launches!

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Open The Gates!

The gates of Arakion are now open - dive in and begin your journey!  

Begin your journey!
Begin your journey!

Begin Your Journeys

I am so excited for you all to begin your adventures! Currently, you can play through Chapter One, enjoy portions of the Sanctuary and even begin town building! Since this is early access your feedback is important - so head over to the forums to get involved! 

So What Comes Next?

Arakion is launching in Early Access for a reason, this is just the beginning. Through the coming months, the world of Arakion will expand even more. Moving forward, development each month will have a particular focus and theme. I listen closely to feedback so head over to the forums and help make Arakion even greater!

 As the testers already know and you're soon to find out, Arakion is updated regularly. You can usually expect [beta] updates weekly. Exactly how those updates will roll out on Steam will be discussed soon. For the next couple of weeks, I will be focusing on player feedback for immediate changes before diving into the June dev cycle! 

Start your journey today!

Lavidimus 

More stuff!

Keys Sent!

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Hey everyone!

A quick update to let you all know that keys have been sent out! Arakion has a ton of owners now on Steam! It fills me with joy to see so many people ready to play!

If you have not received a key, let's fix the problem! I really want everyone to dive in at launch! There are a few reasons for this. Please check the list below and make the appropriate correction.

  • Most likely the key is in your spam folder. If you think you filled out the survey correctly, check this first! It's always a possibility. Keys were sent from lavidimus@gmail.com or arakionllc@gmail.com. Since most people filled out the forms this is the first thing to check!
  • You put an incorrect or invalid email. Please message me directly on Kickstarter with your information and I will try to get it sorted. A few people put their name in the email box and I have no email to send to.
  • You filled out the survey in the last week or two. I have not updated my database with new information yet. I will be checking for new surveys this weekend and will send out keys as I find them.
  • You have yet to fill out the survey. Please fill out the survey so you can get your key! If you have not filled out the survey by Sunday, you may get your key after launch.
  • When in doubt, send me a message with your information. I'll send you your key directly.

I will be looking for any messages/surveys and sending keys through this weekend. Please note I will likely be very busy after launch, so it would be beneficial if you could get this sorted before then!

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

-Lavidimus

Let's Talk About Questing!

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Let's Talk About Questing!

About 

Questing has been a much-asked-for feature in Arakion, and it's finally here! In Arakion the primary focus of questing is to help develop the story and retain a log of everything the party has accomplished. Quests may begin when you stumble across something unique or are simply chatting it up with a local. Each quest can have a number of sub-quests and chapter quests tend to be the longest! Chapter One, for instance, has six sub-quests.

A Fragmented World
A Fragmented World

Types Of Quests 

There are three types of quests in Arakion and each one is very unique. Chapter quests focus on the main story of Arakion and any developments therein. Recruit quests revolve around the stories of individual NPCs you meet during your travels. Journey quests are quests that focus on aspects outside of the main story.

Another quest?!
Another quest?!

Journey Log 

To view any current or previous quest, simply open up your journey log! In this log, you can find all the quests you've completed, quests you're currently on and what the status is of each. Many logs also contain additional backstory that you otherwise wouldn't know about!

Journey Log
Journey Log
Recruit Logs!
Recruit Logs!

Let's Talk About The Guide! 

The Guide is a handy-dandy little friend of our heroes. He was created by The Maker himself to help the heroes on their journey. They meet him shortly after waking up and he will help 'guide' them on their journey as they begin. He has a lot of useful information for the group and you should pay close attention to his words, even if he tends to be grumpy!

The Guide
The Guide
The Guide pt 2. Revenge of The Guide
The Guide pt 2. Revenge of The Guide

Thanks For Reading! 

There you have it - the basics of 'Questing and The Guide'! With these additions, you are much more informed about the world, story, and what you should be doing! Arakion launches Early Access on May 15th, be sure to dive in and tell me what you think about questing!

Have a wonderful day!

-Lavidimus

Arakion Crafting

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Let's Talk About Crafting!

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About

Unlike many other dungeon crawlers, you can’t go to spot X and grab the Hammer of Destiny to crush all foes. Instead, most equipment must be crafted. There are two aspects to crafting: developing new ideas and putting them together.

Developing An Idea

The first thing to do before crafting is to develop an idea for an object. Ideas are primarily developed by taking a picture of a relevant object, such as this spear. However, ideas can also be developed by gaining traits, learning lore, reading storybooks and much more.

Look a spear!
Look a spear!

Taking A Photo

In order to develop an idea with your camera, you first have to find a promising object. These are often accompanied by a rare species of blue butterfly. Looking at the object with your camera will highlight it, and taking a picture will grant you the new idea.

I've captured you spear!
I've captured you spear!

Crafting The Object

Crafting the object itself is pretty straightforward. Head to the forge. Once there, you can either talk to the Forgemaster or simply open the crafting panel directly while you're near the forge. Click on the object, and, if you have enough resources, click 'craft' to craft it.

Rawr, make me equipment!
Rawr, make me equipment!
Look we can make the spear now!
Look we can make the spear now!

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Crafting Is Additive

A Wooden Spear isn't very exciting on its own - the next part of crafting is where Arakion gets unique. Nearly every craftable object can be upgraded in different ways.  

The spear has a number of unique upgrades. These include a Brass Spear, a Pitchfork, and a Javelin. In turn, each one of those items has their own set of upgrades - and so on.

Sweet I can be a farmer?!
Sweet I can be a farmer?!
Look at that, hidden secret 'Farmer's Getup'
Look at that, hidden secret 'Farmer's Getup'

Thanks For Reading!

There you have it - the basics of crafting! Crafting is core to your heroes' performance, and selecting which objects to craft is nearly as critical as crafting them at all! Crafting is something that I love in Arakion and just another way to customize your heroes. Arakion launches Early Access on May 15th, be sure to dive in and tell me what you think about crafting!

Have a wonderful day!

-Lavidimus

Arakion Launches | May 15th

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Hey Everyone!

Arakion Early Access is rolling out on May 15th! 

Get ready to begin your journey into the unique world that is Arakion. The one-of-a-kind dungeon crawling experience you all helped bring to life! Why Early Access? Well, Arakion is large. Our testers currently spend ~10 hours on current content in the first playthrough. So, although it's Early Access there is a lot to do.

As our testers have already found out, Arakion also gets updated a lot, weekly in fact! So be sure to check out the Roadmap & Updates to always stay up to date with Arakion's developments!

If you haven't already, be sure to head over to Steam and follow Arakion!

Over the next two weeks, I'll be showcasing all the new and awesome stuff in Arakion such as crafting, constructs, randomized dungeons and more! Additionally, shortly after the launch, I will begin holding polls and contests for the backer-created content such as the backer-created profession. More details on backer-exclusives soon.

If you have filled out your survey, you should receive an email with your Steam Key within the next few days. If you have NOT filled out your survey, be sure to fill it out soon. All non-key rewards (physical box / music / etc) will be sent out after Early Access.

Have a wonderful day,

-Lavidimus

If you haven't seen Arakion in a while, take a look!

Starting a new journey
Starting a new journey
Finally making camp
Finally making camp
Slimekeeper, oh noes!
Slimekeeper, oh noes!
Recovering a soul
Recovering a soul