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Genre: RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player, Co-op
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Patch #051716 Released
PATCH #051716 RELEASED

FIXES:

Mechanics:
• The bug with inventory listing when you put the object from active slot to inventory is fixed.
• Bug when you're unable to drop object on the floor fixed.
• Stacking system amended.
• Items identification bugs fixed.
• Tutorial pages now can be slid correctly.
• Items activation while switching items fixed.
• Saving/Loading date while travelling between levels reworked.

FEATURES & CHANGES:

Gameplay:
• Ivy monodialog [first aid] added.
• Ivy monodialog [recover] added.
• Ivy dialog [warning] added.
• Quanton monodialog [NBC] added.
• Quanton monodialog [firealarm] added.
• Quanton dialog [broken] added.
• Free talk dialog with Ivy as a companion added.
• Tutorial "Character Skills" added.
• Tutorial "Hacking Electronic Devices" added.
• Tutorial "Lockpicking Mechanical Locks" added.
• Tutorial "Item Identification" added.
• Tutorial "Identifying Creatures" added.
• Tutorial "Journal Records" added.
• "What Makes a Terrorist?" Journal Record added to gameplay.
• "Gigantic Red Zones Amoebas" Journal Record added to gameplay.
• "R/K Selection Theory When Applied to the Status of "Survivors" Journal Record added to gameplay.
• "Quanton Hubs" Journal Record added to gameplay.
• "O'Shea's Cooperation Speech" Journal Record added to gameplay.
• "Artificial Intelligence" Journal Record added to gameplay.

Graphics:
• Screen Resolution selection launch screen for MAC version added.
• New Quanton NPC model (broken and fixed) and its VFX added.

Interface:
• Augmentation panel added to Character Menu.
• Need to lock other interactions while in game Main Menu is open.

Mechanics:
• Quantity dialog window when move only one object now does not appear.
• Pop-up text mechanics (Fallout 1/2/T style) for monodialogues and NPC taunts added.

Other:
• Dozens of new items.
• Trash containers authentically added to Special Facility and Science Facility levels.
• Final containers (contents/types/states/descriptions/sounds) for Special Facility level added.
• Final containers (contents/types/states/descriptions/sounds) for Science Facility level added.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. Sorry for delay with the update: it was ready around a week ago but we found the critical bug in the final build - Kaspersky deleted (!) the whole build relying to "suspicious behaviors" when the character travel between levels. We were not able to find out origin of the bug in our scripts for a week; hence, we had to rewrite all save/load system from scratch symbol by symbol. Now it works smoothly.

2. I know, with this huge update, it might look like we "finally" got to development just a couple months ago. Frankly, we joke a lot about within our team ourselves. But the case is the major work was done for that year before – the major work for creating content and engine/constructor fitted to our SACPIC game mechanics. We go right step by step like Bioware did for Neverwinter Nights 1: it took around 3 years of 75 programmers and 45 testers (10 internal, 35 external) as well as 10 million dollars just to create an engine/constructor fitted to DnD 3.5 mechanics, and only after that they get to sewing campaign on it. That was actual in good old 2002. Modern technologies, social support and crowd founding gave us a boost but we still follow the same passage and still face the same issues :)

3. Mac users, now you can select screen resolutions when launching the game as well as running it in windowed mode. It looks beautiful, but I recommend to use resolution not wider than 1920 for now because current Macs might be lagging running the game on 4k resolution. E.g. I prefer to play in on Mac with 1200 resolution windowed. I know, Mac suffer some visual bugs in Main Menu but we’ll fix that on further updates.

4. You might encounter many dialogues with Ivy in this build, albeit she is represented by painted avatar still. We got her model but I decided it is not as cool as other content of ours. She’s too important (as the companion for the decent part of the game) to be neglected. Freelancer did her model, so now our lead 3d modeler redoes it himself. I’ll present you her "old" version with comparison to "new" one in the next update.



PROLOGUE RELEASE ESTIMATED DATE

One of the most inspiring part of today's news is that, based on our current stage and pace of development, as well as on our current human and financial resources, I recon to complete and delivery the prologue by the end of this summer. I know this is just an estimation, but it is a realistic one.

The game core become more and more sophisticated with every monthly update. It happens very often when amending one bug that we reveal a couple of new ones. The major threat to this plan of release is the human factor (frankly, as it's been the case during the whole development). I'm doing my best to attach a new spare programmer to the development (at least for bug fixing) but if we lose our current programmers that might slow us down again. I'm praying with you that won't happen and we'll go through this coming three months smoothly and release a great product.

Beyond that, if it goes according the plan, we need to look in the future. In the next update, I feel like to share the plans with Co-Founders, coordinate it with them, then (in August) share updated plan with Kisckstarter backers to ask their thought on it. If it run fine again, we'll share the plan with everybody else after release of the prologue by this Fall.



8,000 WISHLIST FANS REACHED ON STEAM

In previous update I posted Steam statistics about 7,000 wish lists collected and how that milestone has inspired us. It looks like my news found some traction within the hearts of our fans that follow the development process. For this month amount of wish lists has increased to 8,200!

Thanks for adding us, guys. This growing number of wish list adds will definitely help us by the release date.

The art above is painted and cordially shared as the illustration by one of our favorite contributor-artists Antony Fedotov who worked on the cover art of Fall of Gyes. This art you see is inspired by New Reno capital of the New Confederacy from After Reset setting :)



ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LORE

At this current stage we’re working hard on Ivy and Quanton characters. Both of these NPCs are virtual intelligences. For several weeks we received a lot of questions from our fan, littleONE, about Artificial & Virtual Intelligence science and its place in the hard sci-fi setting of After Reset.

I decided to prepare some extra lore about that issue and include it into the prologue. You might read about it here or discover it in current build by yourself. But I’d like to show you how the hard sci-fi approach is different from casual "fast-food" approach (e.g. for many, the subject of AI typically resolves into "AI is a threat" or "Kill all humans").

Here you can read a part of an article from a public official from the Human Rights Watch. By 132 A.R. the HRW is one of the Social Corps Departments that monitor and enforce compliance for a ban on AI research and development within the United Governments. I hope, you'll enjoy it:

"Specify the way in which you believe that a man is superior to a computer and I shall build a computer which refutes your belief. Turing’s challenge should not be taken up; for any sufficiently precise specification could be used in principle to program a computer."
Karl Popper, The Self and its Brain

When thinking about Artificial Intelligence a

Patch #032616 Released
PATCH #031816 RELEASED



FIXES:

Audio:
• Music loop in Main Menu fixed.

Graphics:

• Female clothes skins fixed.

Interface:

• Container panel reworked.
• Quantity panel reworked.
• Character Panel icons changed.

Mechanics:
• Inventory mechanics revised.
• Apparel mechanics revised.
• Containers mechanics revised.
• Drop mechanics revised.
• Character speed after encumbrance level is off now, returns to the normal state.

FEATURES & CHANGES:

Gameplay:
• Quests at Special Facility level added.
• Containers at Special Facility level filled with random items.
• Containers at Science Facility level filled with random items.
• Ivy awakening dialog added.

Graphics:

• Light armor for UG Military Police forces created and added.

Interface:
• Quests UI added.
• Dialogues UI added.

Mechanics:
• Quest Mechanics added.
• Dialogs Mechanics added.
• Random loot mechanics added.
• Random container’s content mechanics added.
• Random DC (Science, Lockpick, Repair) for Electronic and Mechanical locks added.
• Data saving (character, containers, loot, locks, doors) while travelling between areas added.



IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. As it was planned, we’ve embedded another part of cool randomness of PnP RPG to our game’s mechanics.

First, all containers and locks (electronic and mechanical) you meet in the updated build and onward will have random Difficulty Class for Repairing, Lockpicking, Hacking actions set in range relevant to the area type those containers and locks located.

Second feature represents the sandbox randomness of the loot and containers’ content. Enhancing our engine with game designer module for work with items and containers, I’ve been able to add more than 100 items from the database on our forum to the proper random lists for each container of the Special Facility and Science facility levels. Feel free to test how it works.

Finally, the third is a shard of randomness in NPC behavior, dialogues and quests. The idea is to set random behavior and dialogues to various NPCs. All that implies nobody knows for sure if an NPC would be in a mood to talk with you, trade with you or give you a quest. Nobody even knows if the NPC would be in right place and time to meet you. That mechanics should work before any classic checks like: your alignment, your reputation, your achievements, your STATS, etc. A half part of the game should be defined by your destiny only.

2. I double-checked the graphic settings in our build and figured our that our visual capabilities is used less than at 25% (like maximum textures content and resolution, filtration, details, 3d postprocessing, lightning, materials, etc). Analyzing PC/MAC data of our fans who activated the game on Steam now I’ve just slightly move the visual quality indicator 5% up. Your machines should cope with that.

I’m still sure that the decision to create all assets of AAA quality (4k resolution full set of textures with high details geometry) was the right decision. Thus, we won’t have to redo all stuff with every chapter till the final game release, but just switch the level of quality allowed higher and higher. So that even by the final release our quality will be dignified.

7,000 WISHLIST FANS REACHED ON STEAM



Here I’d like to share some fresh and inspiring stats about our forces gathering to take back Nassau to come to release looms on the horizon.

First off, we finally reached 7,000 wishlist adds on Steam. Frankly, for the time I prepared this news for our Editor to the today’s release of the news, this amount rose by 63 more fellow fans. That quite decent and inspiring amount fuels our passion and dedication as we see how many people want to play the game we’re working on. Thank you all who added us, guys!



I also can’t ignore the 200+ people who purchased (and keeps purchasing weekly) our EA version in this very EARLY stage. I encourage everyone who wants to support us to add After Reset to their wishlist, and for those of you who have made purchases, please do give us feedback. Frankly, I privately and publically asked all media/reviewers not to post any reviews until the prologue is complete. I also didn’t use the Steam Promotion we’ve been granted for our marketing arsenal. Till the release, we don’t need the publicity. But as I said, I can’t skip thanking those 200+ people who backed us on Steam despite all the negative comments such as: ‘Flint is dead’, ‘this game will never be completed’, ‘$50 for nothing’. In these circumstances I think you all are some of the most loyal supporters AR has and should be rewarded somehow. I’ll revisit this topic at a later date.



Regarding our current fan base from Kickstarter and from Direct Pledges, I’ve collected and united all the data to prepare one database that will give us a better view of the people aboard our AR RPG ‘capital ship.’

There are around 3,700 fans on KS/DP/Forum from the following countries:
United States: 37%
United Kingdom: 8%
Russian Federation: 7%
Germany: 6%
Canada: 5%
Australia: 5%
France: 4%
Sweden: 3%
Others: 25%

This data correlates with the viewers/customers data on Steam (I finally set GA properly).



Beyond that, the mystery of this large amount of backers from KS who didn’t receive our letters with the key in time dispelled. When I applied e-mail server data validation check on e-mail entered on Kickstarter – around 62% of the e-mails turned out to be invalid. It’s hard to see when you browse through 3000 e-mails but easily indicated after such automated validation. Anyway, we manually fixed all errors, sent all keys missed by the system, and we’ll be sure to use e-mail validation in the future.

THE FALL OF GYES APP NOW ON STEAM



I’m not going to talk about this any further as you already know about this, our small ‘assault frigate’ constructed by our other Kickstarter project related to After Reset universe. I just wanted to mention it in this briefing for those few who may have missed the previous announcements. For more info, check the update history.

As of previous Friday, we successfully launched the Fall of Gyes on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/440100/.

Despite our small team, I’d like to add full voice acting for the FoG app and by purchasing it and up-voting it people can help to make that upgrade a reality. The product also helps to familiarize people with the After Reset setting and I think it turned out to be really decent. Beyond that, extra funds we receive from the FoG app will be used to make more of the same visual stories with more choices (leading it to be like Telltale's games) and to invest further into our primary ‘capital ship,’ ‘the big RPG of our dreams’ - After Reset RPG.

The other benefit from the reworking the FoG graphic novel as a kinetic novel/app an

Description
Release date: End of 2015


After Reset RPG an old-school hard sci-fi post-apocalyptic roleplaying game inspired by such video games as Fallout 1/2, Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment.

GENRE: RPG.
TARGET AUDIENCE: 21+y.o., USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand.
TARGET PLATFORM: PC (Windows, Linux), Mac OS X.
COMBAT MODE: rule-based real-time.
GAME MODE: single-player, co-op.

After Reset RPG is based on three pillars of the good old days of RPG - you can expect:
A POSTAPOCALYPTIC ATMOSPHERE, developed with scientific realism and with more places to explore than Fallout 1 and 2 together had;
A NONLINEAR STORY with freedom of choice and a ton of branches and endings, which influence the whole setting even beyond the game you play;
HARDCORE MECHANICS in the best traditions of DnD and SPECIAL, in which even the process of character creation stretches out into prolonged enjoyment.

- A POSTAPOCALYPTIC ATMOSPHERE -

It’s our future. The golden age of humanity, globalized under the aegis of the United Governments. The century of corporations, of unbelievable scientific discoveries and hard overpopulation. A century in which extraterrestrial artifacts appeared. A century of conflict, which ended just as it never began. A century in which our planet was burned by nuclear fire, and a century which buried humanity and almost all life on Earth under radioactive ash.

Despite the scale of the tragedy, several millions from a population of over 17 billion were able to find refuge in specially equipped underground bases and over hundreds of years to expand them into fully fledged underground megalopolises. And so, after more than 100 years of hiding under the earth, the United Governments noticed that the ecological situation on the surface had improved and made the decision to come back outside and begin the reconstruction of the world.

All the same, as suddenly became clear, the burden of this holy mission had already been taken up by a civilization born of the flames and chaos of the apocalypse. A civilization that was markedly behind the United Governments technologically but made up for it in their larger numbers and better-developed survival instincts. Hundreds of isolated descendants of Survivors are beginning to unite under the banner of the New Confederation to stake their claim on the Yellow Zones and drive back the war machine of the old world that’s slowly crawling out onto the surface. For the Survivors, it’s a replay of the American Revolutionary War against the British Empire. For the United Governments it’s the Iraq War all over again, threatening to turn into a new Vietnam.

The action in the game After Reset RPG takes place starting 132 years after the apocalypse, called the Reset in two large areas of the former North America: The Great Desert (what was once Nevada) and The State of Eagle (what was once California).

- A NONLINEAR STORY -

Here is your story. When it begins, you find yourself on the floor of some kind of laboratory, completely naked and surrounded by shards of broken glass and spilled liquids. You don’t know anything or remember anything, neither about yourself, nor about the place where you are. Apart from medical instruments and some kind of installations, there’s no one around, and the only thing in the laboratory other than you is a female voice. It brings you to by saying “Wake up, Commander.” From that moment, everything is in your hands. Where to go, what to do, whether to listen to the voice or not, to try to figure out your story or not – it all depends on you. I don’t want to spoil too much of the game for you, so I’ll only add one more thing – no matter where you go, or who you decide to become in the expanses of the Great Desert, your personal story will find you. Like in Baldur’s Gate 1, you’re totally free to explore the world, but the story will follow you like your shadow.

- HARDCORE MECHANICS -

When making the game mechanics for After Reset RPG, we brang together the very best of the mechanics of Dungeons and Dragons edition 3.5 and SPECIAL. If you’ve played Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights or Fallout 1-2, it’ll all be pretty intuitive for you. Like in the original Fallout, we named our mechanics SACPIC after the first letter of all the main stats of your character. And similarly to Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, it can promise you a long, thought-out character creation process with a true multitude of combinations and interesting descriptions. And yes, don’t forget that of course, God made everyone different, but Colonel Colt evened the playing field. Good or bad, level three or seven, a lot of strength or a little – in the expanses of the wasteland, what matters is who has a gun.

In our way for the visual part of gameplay, we’re trying to make it all as close to the classics of the genre as possible. The same top-down view, the same shabby interface, and the same global map. A never-ending space to expore, limited only by your water supplies, skills and some feats. In terms of fights, we’re often asked: will the game have a turn-based system or real-time. I can safely say that the game will be rule-based real-time (like Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate, and Planescape: Torment).

And of course, speaking of game mechanics in After Reset RPG, I want to note again the features like Quanton Synchronization which will require an Internet connection. I’d also like to remind you that the game can be played just fine without being connected, but if you activate it you’ll get the maximum enjoyment from the game. This includes bonuses such as your choices influencing the whole setting of the After Reset world, and unique encounters, and access to other goodies like parts for a cyberdog companion etc.
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Rifleman71 May 19 @ 7:42pm 
Mr.Nixon [author] Oct 24, 2013 @ 3:40pm
Release date: End of 2015.

Oh yeah ????
Mr.Nixon  [author] Oct 15, 2015 @ 8:59am 
1 и 2. Потому что дрался с 3мя старшекласниками за два эти диска. Разбитый нос, выбитый молочный зуб, С по куче предметов в четверти, но эти две игры того стоили :)
Кraftер Oct 15, 2015 @ 6:31am 
Какая ваша любимая часть Fallout и почему?
MDR.Bugs Bunny Sep 27, 2015 @ 1:58am 
lol
paulo Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:12pm 
Top-down view? no, thanks! I prefer Firste or Third Person view in my RPGs.
Mr.Nixon  [author] Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:02pm 
Можно почитать здесь (интервью еще до КС): http://wasteland.riotpixels.com/after-reset/after-reset-rpg-interview/
Кraftер Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:49am 
Как родилась идея After Reset?
Mr.Nixon  [author] Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:40am 
Отчасти, реализация такой сложной системы и является причиной того, "почему мы так долго возимся с программированием" :-/
Mr.Nixon  [author] Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:40am 
Если говорить о прологе, то мы реализуем сейчас 6 способов (и результатов) его прохождения, не считая боевки. Плюч 4 вида смертей, не связанных с боем, а только с действиями/бездействиями игрока. В остальном: это песочница, мы не знаем точно, как вы будете проходить пролог и игру, куда пойдете, как в конкретную сессию игры решат себя вести те или иные НПС, появятся они в сессии или нет, что выпадет в том или ином луте или что находится в контейнерах...
Mr.Nixon  [author] Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:39am 
Механика концовок всей игры планируется двойной: содержание последних двух глав должно строиться на результатах прохождения предыдущих. Плюс, после прохождения этих двух последних глав. Концовки по регионам, людям, организациям на которые игроки оказали вляние (или не оказали), как в оригинальных Fallout 1 и Fallout 2.