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Keo  [developer] Aug 19, 2015 @ 2:33pm
FAQ
What kind of game is Vagante?
Vagante is a challenging roguelike action platformer with rpg mechanics. Which means it features the following:

  • Perma-death
  • Randomly Generated Levels
  • Randomly Generated Loot
  • Character Building

The game features it's own leveling system, called the Affinities. Each class, of which there are four currently, has their own set of unique affinities they can level as they gain experience. Affinities add or upgrade the repeteroire of actions of each class, for instance the Rogue class may stealth, upgrade their skill with bows to aim and pierce, or roll and wall climb. Vagante encourages the player to experiment and adapt their character builds per run.

The game is structured in 4 acts or environments, with 3 floors per act, and at least one challenging but optional branching level.

In your adventures you'll encounter various bosses, shopkeepers, monsters, bandits, gift granting shrines and various traps. Secrets are spread throughout floors and hidden in the mechanics. We try our best to keep silent some of the secrets we hide in the game (please use spoiler tags).

The game also features unlockables, which are granted when the player meets certain conditions. Most of the current unlockables are 'backgrounds' which can be chosen before each run, which give a variety of benefits along with tradeoffs, but never quite making the game easier per se.

We follow a tough but fair design philosophy, which is to say damage and subsequently death can be avoided by the skill of the player, which is learned through subsequent playthroughs, this entails paying attention to the environment, the tells and patterns of enemies, skillful maneuvering and also the players reflexes. We take after the Dark Souls + Castlevania series in this regard. The game is more methodical than you might be use to from other games in this genre.

Is there a demo?
There is, this is Build 41d, it includes Act 1, local multiplayer, and achievements can still be unlocked. Grab it here: http://vagantegame.com/vagante_demo_41d.zip

What platforms are you targeting?
Vagante is currently out on Windows, with mac and linux porting underway as of August 2015.

Release Date?
To be decided

Are the devs still active?
Why yes, please check the announcements section to catch the latest news.

Local Co-op?
Yes currently Vagante features a unique local co-op experience.

How many players can play at once?
Up to four players.

What's the update schedule of Early Access?
Bi-weekly updates, with hotfixes for issues that arise because of the update, usually within the following week if not the following day.

Will you please remove spikes
probably not but we have many discussions about them.

Do you have a roadmap?
Yes we do check it out here: http://vagantegame.com/RoadMap

Who is the team?
The core team, Nuke Nine, consists of 3, ekun [programmer] , ssjmetroid [programmer] (ssjmetroid), keo [artist] . Sam English (twitter: @infinisam) is recording the soundtrack and the various sfx you hear in the game. We also have a new member, Ian, working on porting Vagante to mac and linux.

The 3 of us have been working small jam games for 2-3 years before flinging ourselves into Vagante. We're passionate about this game, and hoping to make it the best experience we can. Thanks for your support and suggestions!

Other Links
blog: http://vagantegame.com/
twitter: @nukeninegames
email: vagantegame@gmail.com
official wiki: http://vagante.gamepedia.com/Vagante_Wiki

We'll update this as we move along.
Last edited by Keo; May 4, 2016 @ 11:49am
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Don't remove spikes. It's just a git-gud type of problem.
Shadowy Aug 19, 2015 @ 8:21pm 
omg dont remove deathtraps, they are distintive of vagante. i LOVE/HATE the spikes :)
Agreed please never get rid of them.
R. Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:40am 
One question, mana regeneration seems break sometimes...
It sometimes stops regenerate for minutes or until the next level
el Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:04am 
Mana regeneration is currently limited by revealing map terrain. eg. If you explore more, it will start to regenerate again.

In other words, you have a limited mana supply per level.
Road map seemse broken
TigerBlitzXD Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:09am 
I love the thing of changing costumes now, but...
Can you put the first costumes of the knight and the rogue one?
Also, I'm exited about the online gameplay *---*
NemesisZidar Oct 10, 2015 @ 4:09am 
is your website broken? Clicking the roadmap gets me an error and trying to go for the website directly aswell. All other websites are functioning so it shouldnt be a problem on my end.
Edit: I figured out that the link above is just incorrect.
Last edited by NemesisZidar; Oct 10, 2015 @ 4:10am
Dark Meta Knight Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:22pm 
Originally posted by NemesisZidar:
is your website broken? Clicking the roadmap gets me an error and trying to go for the website directly aswell. All other websites are functioning so it shouldnt be a problem on my end.
Edit: I figured out that the link above is just incorrect.
Can you please post a link to the correct one? I'm also interested in viewing the roadmap.

Edit: Never mind, found it via going to the website then going to devblog > Roadmap.
Here it is: http://vagantegame.tumblr.com/RoadMap
Last edited by Dark Meta Knight; Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:23pm
rustedghost Dec 9, 2015 @ 10:54am 
Originally posted by R..:
One question, mana regeneration seems break sometimes...
It sometimes stops regenerate for minutes or until the next level

I'm pretty sure mana regens due to map exploration
changmu Dec 10, 2015 @ 9:55am 
yeah 2-3 years.. no double why you show inexperience in game designing and project planning.
Gaudion Dec 12, 2015 @ 6:14am 
Originally posted by changmu:
yeah 2-3 years.. no double why you show inexperience in game designing and project planning.
What?
Benawesome20 Mar 5, 2016 @ 10:23am 
you may want to add that mac/linux updates are not on the same update schedule
KapBean Mar 13, 2016 @ 3:47am 
Would it be possible to add a compendium of sorts? A guide of interactions that fills out the more you encounter things? This personally would just help with things like alters and certain boss strategies.
SmileOnSpeedDial Apr 4, 2016 @ 5:29am 
LAN co-op or single machine co-op? More indie devs need to realise no one does couch co-op on their PC when couples/people usually have their own machines.
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