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Arakion: Book One
 
 
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Genre: RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player
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Sep 1, 2016 @ 2:55pm
Jan 22 @ 10:12am
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Feature | The Satyr
Hey everyone!

Some quick news, Arakion has a tentative release of early June, I'm trying to get it out as quickly as possible but things generally end up taking longer than expected. I'll hopefully be able to post a release date announcement soon. There is a checklist of things I've been going over including making sure saving functions (see Prey) on all machines. I want your playtime in Arakion to be fun, seamless and bug-free to reflect the experience that's intended.

Because there are so many new and awesome features and bug fixes to go over since my last update, for the sake of settling back into the rhythm of things, today I'll be going over Arakion's updated character creation and Satyr race!

The character creation has been modified to be easier to use and look visually more appealing, you can see a preview of it in the video provided.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ImUDd9Bsro&feature=youtu.be






The Satyr

Satyrs were little-known before the Sky War in Arakion. During the war, they stepped up and became a valuable asset to overcome the Fae. Altruistic in nature, they have near human-like adaptability and this quickly catapulted them to a Great-Race status. As many races vie to replace Humans on the western continent, more and more people look to the Satyr to lead the future.

The video previews Western Satyr, smaller and more slender than the other races of Arakion, they make up for this by having high adaptability, a stealth-like presence, and unsurpassed vigilance. The Satyr race starts with slightly less Health and Strength but drastically increased Vigilance, making them ideal ranged weapon users, lock-pick specialist and trap disablers.

That's it for today, but a lot of updates will be coming soon. Back to work on Arakion for me and I hope you all have a wonderful day!
-Lavidimus

Description
Release date: Q1 2017
Enter the world of Arakion, a group based role-playing dungeon crawler that pays homage classics while adding its own style with fresh mechanics. Lead a band of three heroes through a broken land, ripped apart by unknown forces. Explore a beautiful handcrafted world filled with crumbling dungeons, dense forests, ancient temples, and hidden secrets, all while attempting to build a safe-haven from the chaos.



The Story
Play as three adventurers awoken in a world torn by conflict, where the lands and rivers have been ripped from the ground. In midst of this upheaval there is but one desire - finding a place free from the conflict and chaos. In the search for order your heroes must find a way to stop the destruction from continuing.

Between your intrepid adventurers and their goal exists a council of immortal beings. They are known as The Ancients. The Ancients wandered Arakion since before written history. Their plan is simple - utter annihilation for all who oppose them.

It's time to begin your story, will you be the worlds salvation or destruction?


The Background
Arakion takes everything that made classic role-playing games like Might & Magic great, then adds an expansive set of new features. Lead your heroes through the breathtaking, desolated world of Arakion. Explore every alcove for the resources you need to customize your adventurers, build your town, and more. Relive the glory days of role-playing games with this one-of-a-kind experience. Arakion is a beautiful world where you will get lost in adventure and exploration.

The creators of Arakion have been inspired by a multitude of games - everything from Dungeon Master to Dark Cloud 2. Our desire is to take everything that makes those games fun and bring it into one amazing package.

[arakion.com]


  • No leveling up!
    Arakion features a fresh take on the Role-Playing genre that focuses on choices rather than the grind.
  • Control a unique party of three heroes
    A wide variety of races, professions, and traits adds great diversity to the way you solve conflicts
  • Town building
    Build a town that YOU think would best fit this environment. A wide array of options allows you to put the focus where you want, on anything from farming to town defense.
  • Pets
    Some of Arakion's wildlife is friendly - find and rescue these little critters, then train them and take them back into the field to wipe floor with the bad guys!
  • Release in Chapters
    Arakion will be released in a story format over three books and twenty chapters!
  • Strategic combat
    Quick decisions and deep tactics combine to create a challenging and rewarding combat experience.
  • A deep story where YOU are the guide!
  • A beautiful handcrafted world to explore!
  • Optional Hardcore mode!
  • Tons of puzzles!
  • Minigames
  • Full time of day!
[arakion.com]



Additional Links

Press Kit[arakion.com]
Pre-Order[arakion.com]

  • How many people are developing Arakion?
    Arakion is primarily developed by one person.
  • Arakion has been in development for a while, what took so long?
    We chose to take the time to develop a quality product and engine as opposed to rushing Arakion to market. We were either going to do it right, or not do it at all. Players deserve a quality game, no matter how much time it takes.
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141 Comments
Shiny The Devil Cat May 24 @ 4:14am 
@ Lavidimus
Glad to hear it. I love turn-based blobbers!
Lavidimus  [author] May 14 @ 9:19am 
@Shiny: At launch, combat will be real-time only. However, most of the mechanics are implemented for turn based and it just requires testing, so turn-based combat should launch in an update shortly after launch.
Shiny The Devil Cat May 14 @ 3:38am 
Looks cool, can't wait for it!
@ Lavidimus
Is the combat turn-based?
Lavidimus  [author] May 12 @ 10:37am 
@Tchey: Tentative launch date is June 1st right now, sorry about the delay. Getting all my ducks in a row.
Tchey Apr 24 @ 4:29am 
So, nothing on Kickstarter, nothing on website, nothing on Steam... For several months it should come "next week". Should we be worried ? I can't post on KS because i bought it on the website, and here is the only place that is not too dead.
Tchey Apr 17 @ 1:36am 
Still expected "this month" ? It would be great, so i could play Arakion, then Star Crawler (26th of may), then Grimoire (29th of may). And then play all again for another run. Almost perfectly scheduled. If.
Lavidimus  [author] Apr 1 @ 7:16am 
@Tchey: Hey sorry for the delayed response, I've been crazy busy recently. I'll be posting a big update soon and you should expect initial launch this month.
Tchey Mar 11 @ 4:33am 
Any new news ? Couldn't find on reddit, kickstarter, steam... Will we be able to play/test Arakion in a few days, weeks, months, seasons, years, lives, generation, more ?
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