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Official 1.500 “Linux Support” Released!

July 17th, 2014

This one brings official linux support to the game for the first time, as well as a 64bit build for OSX. There is also one minor bugfix in there, too.

The game has always run well under WINE, but we're really glad to finally have proper native support for the game under linux!

License Keys No More

Another nice thing about this version is that the license key that was previously required is now optional instead. The game won't ask you for the CD key anymore, and Steam actually no longer even gives you one, since that was only confusing and pointless. But if you have one from the past, you can still use it if you... for some reason want to. ;)

Enjoy!

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“Every thought of "I'll just give it five more minutes" turned into, "Wait, where did that last hour go?"”
Kotaku

About the Game

A 2D sidescroller without a linear path. An action game with tactical combat and citybuilding. An adventure game that lets you free-roam a vast, procedurally-generated world. A Valley Without Wind defies genre stereotypes. Unlike other procedurally-generated games, you also get a logical progression in difficulty, plus helpful tips and checklists to guide your travels (should you need them).
Choose for yourself how to prepare to face the vastly stronger Overlord. Complete a variety of missions to earn new spells, and/or roam the wilds to uncover secret missions and stashes of magical crafting loot. Customize your characters with unique combinations of enchants and spells that change how you move, jump, and fight. Or rescue people and bring them back to your settlement so that they can then be sent on dispatch missions; you don't have to carry the burden of your fledgling civilization alone!
You choose how to play, and the world adapts around you.

Key features:

  • Travel alone or with friends across an ever-expanding world of dangerous creatures, powerful magic, high technology, and mysteries.
  • You have choice. The world of Environ is a procedurally generated sandbox, and lets you go anywhere you see -- including right into the overlord's keep at any time. (Good luck with that.)
  • Environ is endless. When you save one continent from an overlord, a larger and more complex continent appears.
  • The game adapts to how you play: as you demonstrate your proficiency, monsters and missions upgrade accordingly. Killed 100 bats? Okay, time for... bats on fire!
  • Crazy amounts of character customization. Combine a multitude of spells, enchants, and equipment to create specialized character builds.
  • Play as a long line of brave adventurers. It's not a question of IF your character is going to die, but WHEN. Any character that dies is permanently lost, but you keep all your inventory, enchants, and general progress in the game.
  • Become a community leader. Rescue NPCs for your settlement, construct buildings for them, and improve their skill and mood -- then send them on dispatch missions to help you in return!
  • Be a clever problem-solver. Challenges have more than one solution, each with its own pros and cons. You get to figure things out rather than just jumping through a set of hoops.
  • Difficulty levels give exactly the challenge you want, from casual to hardcore on platforming, combat, and citybuilding independently.
  • All owners of Valley 1 also get the much-improved sequel absolutely free! Valley 2 is out now, and features a different style of more-focused, non-sandbox play. Both games are quite distinct from one another, but you don’t have to choose between them -- both are yours for the price of one!

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz CPU (more is recommended for multiplayer servers)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 800x600 or greater desktop screen resolution (1024x768 recommended) Graphics card must support 1024x1024 textures (most 32MB and up graphics cards do).

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Mac OSX Intel CPU and "Leopard" 10.5 or later.
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz CPU (more is recommended for multiplayer servers)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 800x600 or greater desktop screen resolution (1024x768 recommended) Graphics card must support 1024x1024 textures (most 32MB and up graphics cards do).

Linux System Requirements

    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or later, although other unsupported distros may very well work
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz CPU (more is recommended for multiplayer servers)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 800x600 or greater desktop screen resolution (1024x768 recommended) Graphics card must support 1024x1024 textures (most 32MB and up graphics cards do).
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
381 products in account
59 reviews
9.3 hrs on record
This could be interesting multi-genre game, with strategy, metroidvania and some RPG elements.

Unfortunately, after some time in development it went to hard "random action mission" way, and never returned back. Strategy and RPG are still here, but too insignificant now.

So if you are fan of random platforming with neverending monsters and several types of monster-killing, it can be quite fun. I had some fun with it, even if I don't very fond of such type of games. But it not worth any significant money.

6.5/10
Posted: July 8th, 2014
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
835 products in account
7 reviews
17.3 hrs on record
There's a lot to love in A Valley Without Wind - freedom and exploration in a randomly-generated world, crafting and upgrades, lots of perilous platforming challenges and a Rogue Legacy-style new hero system - but the experience is somewhat marred by the fact that the game looks like something that would barely pass muster for freeware back in the 90's. If you can past the somewhat dated visuals (although it can hit 60FPS, which is always nice), there's much fun to be had.

Just be mindful that this isn't really a game that holds your hand - as each playthrough is never the same, you may be frustrated at the fact that there's no real direction or point in the beginning. Stick with it, and you'll learn to love it.
Posted: April 12th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
117 products in account
9 reviews
13.8 hrs on record
Something about the clunky-ish controls, HUD and character animations makes this game amazing. Its a mix between nostalgia and indepth gameplay. Pure lonelyness when playing by yourself (in a good way), but invite 2-200 (serously) of your friends and die slightly less quickly. Its realy a play it to believe it game, but I deffently think its worth it, not to mention the Valley 1&2 deal.
Posted: February 18th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
642 products in account
13 reviews
43.8 hrs on record
Metroidvania (super-metroid-ish with free mouse aiming) with some RPG and strategy elements.
Infinite, but it gets repetitive (but/and hard (and hard is good, like, dodge that bullet or it goes half the HP!)) after a while, by the third or fourth world (that are somewhat like re-plays with a few added stuff). But until then, it's some good many hours.
A nice experience, that can be *very addictive* for a few days.
Posted: April 4th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
216 products in account
8 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Greetings, comrades! I really, REALLY wanted to like this game. I mean, who wouldn't? A randomly generated "Metroid-vania" style game with RPG-heavy gameplay, what more could you want? Well, the answer lies below, if you dare to enter the rabbit hole.

Pros:

As I already stated, the concept is amazing, and the RPG elements are simple yet complete. Unlike most RPGs, this one gives you a very strong weapon right off the bat. Not the best, but good enough to be a constant companion throughout the game.

I found the graphics to be a refreshing change from the standard "drab-&-dull" that older Indie games are known for (not all Indie games, calm down fan-people). The world is bright and sharp, with clean angles and stunning detail.

The custom difficulty is nice, allowing you to set your own pace.

The controls, while a bit quirky, are responsive and imaginative.

Cons:

While the RPG elements are all there, there really isn't a temptation to level up. I mean, my character could "tank" all of the early bosses with ease, the only challenge being when a boss is resistant to a certain elemental-type weapon, and you have to use another element to kill it. Even then, the challenge rests not in the boss itself, but rather in finding the new element required to kill it.

While I like quick weapon progression, as it allows you to do other stuff instead of trying to get a new weapon, this game suffers from a lack of other stuff to do. The quests are the same, the enemies are the same, the graphics are the same, and the gameplay style is the same. All the same. All the same. Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? (Heh, see what I did there? Ha ha! No? Ah, forget it.)

As I said, the world is very realistic, but the characters are not. It's almost like playing one of those old CD drive games in which the people look like cut-outs pasted onto a background. This is actually a fatal flaw, as it throws off jumping in an odd way. It makes you unsure of what is in the background, or what you can jump on. I really can't describe it, but if you play it, you should see what I mean.


I really hate to say it, but this game's lack of creativity and excess of imagination bring this game down from the heights it could have achieved. It's almost like they were so focused on the imaginative idea of the game that they forgot to flesh it out into something workable. Plenty of people like the game, and I can see why, however I just couldn't bring myself to do the same.

Thanks for reading and have an awesome day!
Posted: March 6th, 2014
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
102 products in account
21 reviews
32.5 hrs on record
Try the demo. It's not for everyone. I played it with my friend a long time ago, thought it was an OK game. Came back several months later taking my time playing solo, and actually getting INTO it. There's a LOT to wrap your head around, prepare to learn, you're gonna pick up a lot of things you don't know what to do with for a while, however in a lot of ways combat is no different than Terraria combat, or a platformer like that.

But the development is really good, and tutorials are really funny. The game breaks the "3'rd wall" of roleplay in really fun ways, making fun of the way we play games.

The overworld let's you build upon a settlement you already have. Almost reminds me of a Super Mario Bro's overworld map. Connect farms to your main base to feed your people. Send your people on missions. The main mission? To destroy the Overlord!! You can lower his level before facing him, by killing his Lieutennants around the regional islands, who are amidst an impenetrable slurry of WIND. There's a lot of counters to your missions, and a lot of ways to handle them.

Awesome game if you can get into it. I don't know if it's "indie game of the year" material, I have to take a lot of breaks. I think there's a lot to criticize, but I do get burning desires to play this game sometimes. It's not a crap game, and there's a lot of new things to discover that I think are pretty cool! Give it a shot if you can, and you might like it :)
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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