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Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:42am
Dec 4, 2013 @ 11:25am
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A small plug for a good friend.
Indie Game of the Year Awards!
Release date: Christmas 2013

If you're just having a quick look, here are the key things that make this game what it is:

- An open-ended, procedurally generated, infinite, persistent world
- The largest first-person roguelike ever created!
- Inspired by RPG classics such as Might & Magic, Wizardry and Dungeon Master
- The world is filled with an infinite number dungeons, crypts, forests, cities, vast oceans and more
- Though infinite, the world is NOT randomly generated, so you can return to anywhere you've been!
- Items, weapons, quests, locations, maps, NPCs, even dialogue are generated procedurally by the game
- Even some graphics such as weapon images are generated procedurally for millions of combinations!

Still here? Awesome!

Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox is a first person Roguelike RPG for the PC aimed at all those fans of old-school RPG gaming. The movement is grid-based, but also turn-based, bringing back that old strategising element of games such as Might & Magic.

There are an infinite number of items and weapons and armor to find, and an infinite number of quests to go on, however, the aim of this game's existence isn't to have a game you can play forever, but instead to create an RPG roguelike experience that you can play for as long or as little as you want, and always have new people, places and loot to find.

Best of all, the in-game world is also persistent, so if you find something cool, you can share its location with your friends and they'll be able to find it, too, and any place that you find can be visited again by you or anyone else told where to find it.

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Popular Discussions View All (1)
Nov 8, 2013 @ 3:47am
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warthurton Apr 6 @ 5:46am 
I've been playing off and on since the first beta sent to Kickstarter backers. I've had a ton of fun and it reminds me of the (good) pain of early Apple II RPGs.
CumQuaT  [author] Mar 29 @ 11:22pm 
Thank you, Exalic! As an indie dev it means a great deal to hear that from you!
Exalic Mar 29 @ 4:01am 
Can't wait for this game, it looks amazing!
CumQuaT  [author] Mar 24 @ 8:04am 
Thanks syky_finisher :) We'll have it up here on Steam very soon! Just putting some last-minute polish onto it before uploading it to the Steam Early Access program. Most of the text in the game is generated dynamically, however, which makes other languages difficult. We're looking into it, though!
syky_finisher Mar 23 @ 10:07am 
Awesome game!!! I hope, that more languages are supported after the game release!
CumQuaT  [author] Feb 26 @ 2:16am 
Thank you, studmuffin! We'll be up with an early access build within the next couple of months. I'm actually aiming to have it up before my birthday, which is on May 2nd :)
studmuffin Feb 25 @ 2:19am 
when is this game due for release please.have to say it looks fantastic
CumQuaT  [author] Feb 19 @ 1:40am 
Hi DeathAdder! Yeah, the installer is a little sqewy right now, but we're working on a new, more seamless one. For now, though... The DirectX installer will unpack the DirectX files to a temporary folder. You can then go into that folder and run the setup from there. If you have a later version of C++ then you're good to go and don't need to install the other one :) with the permissions error, try running the setup as an Admin (this is one of the things that will be fixed in the new installer) but for now, simply right-click on the setup file and select "Run as Administrator" and it should fix the problem. If they still persist, you can find the instructions to manually install the beta here -

I hope this helps! Let me know if I can give you any extra info and I'll get back to you ASAP!
DeathAdder Feb 18 @ 6:27pm 
So how exactly do you Install the demo game?
First: the DirectX August 2009 SDK doesn't have any location where to Install It, where Is the right folder?
Second: I cant Install the microsoft visual C++, because my computer just saying that I already have a newer version.
Third: When I try to Install the game (without the C++, and the directX just Installed on a created folder) The game just says ''Could not install fonts! Check permissions!''?
swissarmyfish Feb 7 @ 7:39pm 
Thank you I am getting momre and more intreaged by it:-))