It's a juicy update.
This is a simple video, without commentary, made for the website showcasing character creation. Additional videos can be found here! I'll be adding more videos very rapidly this week in anticipation for Greenlight, including a trailer and 15 minute gameplay preview.
A much needed website overhaul is in progress in anticipation for Greenlight. While it's not 'quite' finished it is very close and I would love to have you all look through it and hear any feedback. Please feel free to let me know of any errors, typos or what have you, it's much appreciated!
Please bear in mind there is a lot left to add, but juggling everything means it gets added as I get to it. If there is anything you would like to see on the site feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll see about adding it!
So the two big news pieces today
- The Chapters
- The Greenlight Plans.
So what's the news?
After much deliberation with both testers and Andrew, I have decided to roll out Arakion in Chapters. Each chapter will be a complete story in and of itself while also interlocking to the larger overall narrative. You can think of chapters in the same way as you would a Telltale game in the sense of the satisfaction gained by completing a chunk of the story.
That's not to say there isn't more to do in each chapter than the story though! Every chapter will add not only the story sections but their own islands to the massive open world for you to get lost in.
Arakion is a planned 3 book 20 chapter saga, this allows us to move forward with the endgame of creating a massive interconnected RPG (much like light and dark side of Xeen make World of Xeen) as opposed to three entirely separate games.
A very incomplete section about them on the site can be found here
So what's the news?
So you know the plan for chapters. You've looked through it and now you're wondering "When can I get my hands on the first release!?!?!"
Well I've got good news for you my friend, shortly after Arakion is approved on Steam Greenlight, I will be putting it up for download and exploring for all! In addition this also means that all of our rewards will FINALLY be sent out to you, Arakions most loyal followers.
Alright alright so when is this "Greenlight"
In addition to all the heads up and other tidbits I'll be sending out it's important to know that Steam will be launching on a Thursday, hopefully NEXT Thursday but I have to finish press write-ups and the all important press kit as well as the trailers and videos. I will let you all know a couple days in advance.
It is imperative that during the first few days of Greenlight Arakion gets as many votes as possible so that it is accepted. If you want to dig your teeth into the juicy meat that is Arakion. be sure to get your buddies, friends and guys ("I'm not your fwiend buddy") to upvote Arakion as much as possible. The more upvotes the faster it will be accepted.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who put in the hours on Alpha2. We've squashed a lot of bugs and we've came away with something special!
I am so very excited for the journey ahead!
As always if you have any questions or comments leave them below and I'll reply as soon as I see them, otherwise you can get a hold of me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org