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Arcana Kirā
 
 
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Genre: Action, RPG
Platforms: PC
Players: Single-player
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May 22, 2015 @ 6:04pm
Aug 3, 2017 @ 6:00pm
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44 Song Original Soundtrack!
Arcana Kira Progress (World Building an Indie Open World Action RPG)
Description
Release date: Q3 2018
Arcana Kira is an epic action role playing game with innovative 3rd person platforming gameplay, memorable characters, and a modern aesthetic. You play as the enigmatic Arcana Kira, a space assassin chasing a bounty that will make her rich enough to retire in luxury. But such bounties are hard to secure, especially on a huge alien world and across multiple trans-dimensional boundaries while fighting hoards of elemental beasts and bosses.

If you love RPGs fused with other genres, beautiful sci-fi art, delicate handcrafted music, insane bosses, subtle dark humor and total sci-fi nerdom… Arcana Kira is for you!


The year is 3417: the dawn of the Federation Civil War . You are Arcana Kira (アルカナキラー) a professional assassin & bounty hunter, hired by the Federation to capture a rogue scientist and his transdimensional weapons. Journey through a massive alien planet, fight hordes of multidimensional beasts, and chase your bounty through dimensional vortexes in this huge open world action RPG game.







Talon IV is located in the Talon solar system, which is in the Maffei Galaxy. On March 15, 3349 a probe sent to the Talon system discovered metallic compounds & structures associated with the lost alien race called the Zira. It wasn't until August 31st, 3416 that a full expedition from the Federation Archaeology Department arrived to investigate, headed by Dr. Taiyokera. Audio logs and initial reports from the team were unremarkable, but after several months Dr. Taiyokera reported a remarkable discover: there were 5 portals to 5 different dimensions constructed from Zira technology. 3 days after sending his stunning report, on December 31st, 3416 the Federation Star Alliance declared war against the Imperial Allegiance, which became known as the "Federation Civil War." All attempts at contact to Dr. Taiyokera and the Talon IV archaeology team failed. Both sides of the Federation Civil War were aware of Dr. Taiyokera's research, and both sides view his transdimensional vortexes as potential weapons that could turn the tide of war. You are Arcana Kira, a hired assassin, who was commissioned by the Federation on February 1st, 3417 to find and return Dr. Taiyokera & his research and to keep him away from the Imperial factions.

The playable in-area area of Talon IV is around 144sq/km.


Aside from creating the game itself, I also write and record all the music (including the songs you hear in the trailers.) Arcana Kira has a full digital soundtrack scheduled for release on July 3rd, 2015, featuring the original score from the game and totaling over an hour of all original music. It's fun to make and I hope you enjoy it (included as a free gift for pre-ordering before release.)

You can listen to music from Arcana Kira, Daath Galaxy, and other albums I've worked on here:
https://soundcloud.com/madchenkraft


Minimum Specs:
  • 64-bit Windows Vista or greater (Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista X64)
  • Dual Intel Core i3 at 2.4GHz or higher or AMD Quad Core Phenom II at 3 Ghz or higher
  • ATI Radeon 5870 with 1GB GDDR5 or higher or Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
  • 4GB of RAM or higher
  • 2GB of hard drive space

Recommended Specs:
  • Core i7 2600k or higher or AMD FX8350 or higher
  • 8GB of DDR3 or higher
  • AMD Radeon 7970 or higher or Nvidia GTX 680 or higher

Arcana Kirā utilizes multi-threading, requires DirectX11, and requires a 64-bit version of Windows.

After the beta period ends I will be supporting Arcana Kira for at least an additional year. Here are the details:
  • 3 months to 1 year of beta testing
  • After beta testing ends, and the retail version is released, an additional year of full support for Arcana Kira

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Nov 28, 2016 @ 6:50pm
Abandoned?
Sir Jaxxy
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DeltaBladeX Nov 29, 2018 @ 2:18pm 
Thanks for the info. Guess I can continue to be patient. Best of luck with Daath Origins.
Black Lodge Games  [author] Nov 29, 2018 @ 1:58pm 
So when I say halted, that's what I mean. But it's hard to say "wait 2 or 3 more years for me to remake this other game," without it sounding like Arcana Kira is cancelled. It's not, but I don't expect anyone to wait around or put faith into that statement at this point. I only have time for one massive RPG at a time. The problem is that I released Daath Origins on Early Access over a year ago. I can't move on to another game until I make Daath Origins a "fun and done" experience, and to really do that, I need the game to bake in the oven for another couple of years. It's a tough pill for you and me to swallow, but fun and complete RPGs are not an easy thing for big companies, let alone sole developers like me.
Black Lodge Games  [author] Nov 29, 2018 @ 1:57pm 
Arcana Kira, the character, has 4 stories that form the entirety of her life and death, and the ambitious goal is to express those stories via a comic, an animated movie and a video game or 3. I'm committed to seeing my vision through to the end, however long or hard that process may be.

Black Lodge Games  [author] Nov 29, 2018 @ 1:57pm 
Arcana Kira has unique mechanics that are interwoven around a philosophical quagmire. The bad guy isn't a bad guy, and you don't get to make any clear right/wrong decisions. I wrote the progression of the story to continually make you choose between 2 or 3 choices, none of which are good or bad, instead each choice is full of compromises with serious world changing consqeuences no matter what you choose. It's a story I really want people to experience and contemplate, and a game that I put years of hard work into already. I'm not throwing this game away.
Black Lodge Games  [author] Nov 29, 2018 @ 1:57pm 
Unfortunately, progress on Arcana Kira has been indefinitely halted until Daath Origins gets fixed and comes out of Early Access. The good news is that Daath Origins and Arcana Kira now share the same engine and code base, so work on Daath Origins sometimes means progress on Arcana Kira. All the multithreading and open world coding I did for Arcana Kira survives in the latest builds of Daath Origins. The bad news is I anticipate another 1 to 3 years to fix and fully release Daath Origins.

Black Lodge Games  [author] Nov 29, 2018 @ 1:57pm 
Thanks! I really appreciate the follow up. The number of emails, DMs/PMs, and comments since my website went down has really helped me realize that there are a number of people following my progress. Apologies for the lack of communication, and thanks again for reaching out!

As a 1 man studio, it's been tough all around. The website is down specifically because I don't have the time/energy to keep it patched and maintained, although it will come back at some point when I've got free time or money to throw at the problem. I do occasionally tweet updates @blacklodgegames
DeltaBladeX Nov 27, 2018 @ 3:29pm 
Since you site is either gone or inaccessible, I'm wondering if there are any recent progress updates
Black Lodge Games  [author] Jul 16, 2017 @ 3:38pm 
Latest news: https://blacklodgegames.com/world-building-indie-open-world-action-rpg-arcana-kira-news/

I'm now targeting Aug 15, 2018 for private beta launch, and am considering forgoing Early Access altogether in favor a private beta through Steam. Anyone who previously purchased from another storefront/bundle will have access to the private beta, as well as the full retail copy at actual launch. Hoping to also reward early backers in some additional capacity, without alienating new players. Thanks everyone for the patience.

In the meantime, check out my other game Dᴀᴀᴛʜ Oʀɪɢɪɴѕ : http://store.steampowered.com/app/655340/Daath_Origins/

Funds earned from Dᴀᴀᴛʜ Oʀɪɢɪɴѕ will be invested directly into completing Arcana Kira. Thanks again!
letsmaybeLP92 May 29, 2017 @ 7:40pm 
Thanks for the update :D
Black Lodge Games  [author] May 29, 2017 @ 9:01am 
I've been posting some updates on Arcana Kira on our Twitter feed. I'm waiting for the release date announcements at E3 in order to set a firm date for Arcana Kira's Early Access/BETA testing phase to begin. I'm looking to distance Arcana Kira's Early Access release date from other open world game releases... at least as much as I can. I'll have a lot more news trickling out, so if you're interested, please follow us on Twitter .