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Folk Tale is a sandbox fantasy citybuilder RPG game in which you lead a ragtag band of peasants in growing a small settlement into a thriving market town, while dastardly minions plot your downfall. Sound the rallying call and head out into the wilds with parties of heroes to fight back the tide of evil in a game of endless possibilities.
Release Date: May 30, 2013
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Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

“Folk Tale is in early alpha development. Currently the game provides a self-contained mini-campaign tutorial with its own story offering 1-3 hours of play time to introduce the world of Folk Tale and some of the gameplay features. Following launch we've been busy rebuilding the game to become a sandbox aimed at offering a huge amount of replayability, as well as implementing community feedback. Patches now include the Sandbox Editor that we'll be using to develop playable sandbox content.

As a development driven by community, we’d love you to join us in the forums - where we are active daily - to share your feedback and ideas for what you’d like to see included in the game beyond our own vision. Throughout development we'll keep you updated with regular dev blogs posted both in Steam Announcements and at blog.gamesfoundry.com.

The discounted Early Access price includes immediate access to the early alpha, regular updates throughout development, the digital retail version of the game, and all maintenance patches thereafter.

Thanks for considering supporting the team by grabbing a copy during Early Access. We have big plans for Folk Tale and thanks to players just like you we have a fully funded full-time team of 9 dedicated to developing an amazing game. If you choose to buy during Early Access, you'll be contributing towards expanding the team and helping us as we strive to win the crown of best fantasy city-builder.”
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Folk Tale Patch 0.2.8.0

August 16th, 2014



Platforms
PC, Mac

Changes
Sandbox Editor: Wave Inspector added to new Systems Kit
Sandbox Editor: Props moved off Iron Mine and provided as independent kit pieces
Sandbox Editor: Goblins added via Wave/Spawn Point system ( archer, warrior, beserker )
Sandbox Editor: Goblin Siege Kit: new pieces added ( Warship )
Sandbox Editor: Cemetery Kit: new pieces added
Sandbox Editor: Grassland Kit: new pieces added
Sandbox Editor: Kobold Camp Kit: new pieces added
Sandbox Editor: Some tree and foliage textures updated
Sandbox Editor: New community map added: The Valley (by Matty101)
Sandbox Editor: Static chests added to Systems Kit
Sandbox Editor: Kobold character fixed
Sandbox Player: Goblins scale city walls ( assuming they can’t just walk around )
Sandbox Player: Character inventory added ( use bag icon on character portrait )
Sandbox Player: Global inventory added ( use bag icon on top bar )
Sandbox Player: Profession cap per economy building increased from 2 to 4 for tier 1
Sandbox Player: Characters now purchase food from shops and eat ( Bakery, Butchery )
Sandbox Player: Downsampling implemented under settings
Sandbox Player: Characters weapons now change when inventory changed
Sandbox Player: Ability to set field to grow wheat or pumpkins
Sandbox Player: Trebuchet boulder ammo consumes 1 unit of Stone Block per shot
Sandbox Player: Street Lamps now have night lights
Sandbox Player: Cottage chimneys only smoke when firewood has been delivered
Sandbox Player: Sound fx now played when workers deliver resources
Sandbox Player: Resource collection now happens every time a worker returns resources to a building, not based on a timer as was the case before
Sandbox Player: Health of human buildings doubled
Sandbox Player: Colliders removed from corpses to make selection during battles easier
Sandbox Player: Corpses are now removed after 2 minutes to reduce clutter
Sandbox Player: Polyphony increased on mining/quarrying/chopping animation sfx
Sandbox Player: Experimental flying code on crows disabled
Sandbox Player: Ambience SFX added for rivers, torches, creaking ships
Sandbox Player: Character selection when in front of buildings improvement via depth sort
Launcher: Windowed Mode now supports resizable windows

Bug Fixes
#0091 Sandbox Editor: Cannot move water tiles with arrow keys
#0092 Tutorial: Characters Stuck Moonwalking After Loading Save Game
#0093 Tutorial: Characters Are Doing No Damage
#0094 Sandbox Player: Dead character colliders prevent walking over corpses
#0095 Sandbox Player: Hunting Lodge is constantly showing LOD2
#0097 Sandbox Player: VSync Setting Not Being Respected
#0101 Sandbox Player: At high population counts, training Hunter can leave the skeletal bones visible

Developer Comments
Goblin warships have landed, and goblins will be scaling your city walls with the help of the new Wave Spawn generator located in the new Systems Kit. Have your monsters wander in a region, or seek out the player for open conflict.

Over 100 new kit pieces have been added including flaming torches and sconces, mushrooms, and an expanded cemetery kit for creating spooky graveyards. Please note that to make cemetery wall sections walkable, a floor01 piece has to be placed on top of them.

For players who are limited by their graphics cards, we’ve implemented downsampling under the settings, enabling you to draw the game world at a lower resolution while keeping the UI at your native resolution, thereby helping performance.

Rivers, waterfalls, camp fires, and torches now have ambient sound effects as part of a new positional audio system which we’ll be expanding in future patches.

There is a backwards compatibility breaking change which will invalidate most previously saved editor maps. To fix this, first backup your map file, then open and edit the worldobjects.json file.

Replace...
"prefabName": "Chest_prefab",
"kitName": "Human_Buildings_Prefabs",
And...
"prefabName": "SpawnPoint",
"kitName": "Human_Buildings_Prefabs",
With...
"prefabName": "same as above",
"kitName": "Systems_Systems_Prefabs",


We’d like to remind players that the default build for Windows is now 64-bit, which the vast majority of players are using. Players with older 32-bit versions of Windows will need to opt in to the 32-bit build. For more information, please visit http://steamcommunity.com/app/224440/discussions/0/540744474771635312/

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Sunday Dev Hangouts

August 13th, 2014



Howdy folks. As part of our continuing efforts to explore new ways to engage with the good people in our community, several weeks ago we started experimenting with live streaming on Twitch.tv. With practice over, it's time we started promoting the Sunday Dev Hangouts.

What's it all about?
The Dev Hangout is a live stream every Sunday where the community can ask questions in chat while the I'm running the latest dev build of Folk Tale. It's a great opportunity to see what we've been working on, what's coming in the next patch, discuss game features, and pick up a few tips on how we build maps using the Sandbox Editor.

How do I watch?
Open your browser, visit http://www.twitch.tv/gamesfoundry and follow us. Check out some of the previous streams, and then check what time on Sunday the live stream happens (below).

Schedule - Every Sunday 3pm GMT:
08:00 Los Angeles
11:00 New York
16:00 London
17:00 Europe
19:00 Moscow
23:00 Hong Kong
01:00 Sydney (Monday)

Win a Folk Tale Steam Key!
Each Sunday we'll be handing out a Steam key for Folk Tale to one lucky viewer picked at random during the show. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is follow the channel and be watching the hangout.

Invitation
The current hangout community are a really nice bunch of people, so come on over, say hi, and let's hangout together.
http://www.twitch.tv/gamesfoundry

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Reviews

"Folk Tale looks like a marvelously ambitious fantasy city-builder – featuring fully explorable building/dungeon interiors and an adventure-focused RPG component – with some admirably silly humor to boot."
Rock Paper Shotgun

"Folk Tale has some interesting ideas and a sense of humour."
PC Gamer

Notice

Folk Tale contains edgy humor that may be considered inappropriate for children or sensitive audiences. Folk Tale isn't a childrens game. We'd like to encourage parents to undertake due diligence before purchasing and fully understand what Early Access is by reading Steam's Early Access FAQ.

About the Game

Folk Tale is a sandbox fantasy city-builder RPG game in which you lead a ragtag band of peasants in growing a small settlement into a thriving market town, while dastardly minions plot your downfall. Sound the rallying call and head out into the wilds with parties of heroes to fight back the tide of evil in a game of endless possibilities.

Rule with tyranny and oppression, or liberalism and justice. Play as a merciless expansionist hell-bent on destruction, or as a gold-hoarding mercantilist who'll sell their own grandmother for a handful of coin. With random events and dynamic story, in Folk Tale you never know how the story will unfold.

Planned Features


Rich and varied gameplay including building your own impressive settlement and economy, defending your city from attack, exploring a rich and diverse world, raiding dungeons, and immersing yourself in the lives of your villagers as they become drawn into their own story lines;

Beautiful stylized graphics with voice-acted characters and fully animated quest/story cinematics;

Download community-designed custom worlds, or create your own using the editor to share with friends or the wider community;

Collect resources and loot corpses for ingredients to be used in crafting;

Tongue-in-cheek humor for a refreshing blend of fantasy;

Endless hours of sandbox fun with random events within a dynamic story framework;

Multiple camera modes for a variety of play styles with massive zoom-in to enjoy the detail;

Supports different styles of play, from fast-paced war-mongering to slower city management.






PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9 compatible with 512 MB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850)*
    • Desktop Resolution:1280x720
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1GB HD space
    • Sound:Windows compatible sound card

    *Intel HD 4000 cards have a known problem and are not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 or 8 (64-bit)
    • Processor:Intel® CoreTM2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1GB HD space
    • Sound:Windows compatible sound card

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.7.5 or higher. OS X 10.8.0 or higher
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GT 650M 512MB, Radeon HD 5770 1GB, Alpha may run slowly on Intel integrated graphics chipsets*
    • Desktop Resolution:1280x720
    • Hard Drive:1252 MB HD space

    *Intel HD 4000 cards have a known problem and are not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS:OS X 10.7.5 or higher. OS X 10.8.0 or higher
    • Processor:Quad Core Intel
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB, Radeon HD 6970M 1 GB or better
    • Hard Drive:1252 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
150 of 190 people (79%) found this review helpful
1,427 products in account
15 reviews
7.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I'm not one to write up a review for an early release game as I feel that Steam shouldn't even allow a review till full release but they do anyways for early access games. So after reading a lot of the outdated reviews I decided this game needed one.

First for you impatient people, do not buy an early release game. Some devs prefer quality over quantity and these devs are just that. Yes the process is slower then most of the games I have snagged in early release but it's been worth it.

So far the demo in game shows a ton of promise and I can't wait for the RPG elements to get added into this game. But as of right now they've done a really good job with adding sandbox, character editor, and a map editor. I've monkeyed around with all the features and have enjoyed it.

Personally I could say yes buy the game now but we all have different preferences and patience levels. So where the game sits at the moment if you enjoy editing and messing around with sandbox games it's worth more of a look into for you. If your steam library is lacking sandbox like games this probably isn't the game for you.

I will update this every big patch with my thoughts of the current patch and to keep my review updated unlike many others reviews out there.

You can get more info at the devs blog here http://blog.gamesfoundry.com/
Posted: May 29th, 2014
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59 of 84 people (70%) found this review helpful
121 products in account
4 reviews
18.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I'll start by saying the games a long way from being finished, the current game as it stands includes the old tutorial, from the Campain game they where working on, along with The Sandbox editor,Character Editor and a Preview mode of what they game will be which is based off the Sandbox tech they have been working on. You can load the maps you have made from the editor though which is kinda cool.

The Devs do produce monthely blog updates, which are interesting to read and get you invloved in the work they are doing, they are also very active on the forums as well. On a down side progress is a little slow, but looking at the preview mode it still shows promise to what tuch wood is going to be a great game.

There are more complete games out there for the price but if you want to invest in this city builder, its a great comunity where the Devs are active and continue to release patches although slowley :D
Posted: May 24th, 2014
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54 of 76 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 products in account
1 review
12.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Absolutely recommended. Although still in the development stage, this game is amazing for RPG enthusiasts who'd like the added bonus of manipulating their own world and stories. The developers have been actively creating and improving multiple facets of the game since inception, regularly keeping backers involved in the process, and acting on requests and recommendations from us.
As each patch is released, it is abundantly apparent that Folk Tale will be an amazing game, well worth the wait and worth every penny invested by us. I'm VERY excited to see the finished product, yet I'm in no hurry to do so lest a premature final product takes away from the remarkable content being added every time a patch is released.
To the devs, my heartfelt thanks and congratulations on the quality of this game so far! I anxiously await the next integrations and surprised that undoubtedly wiill continue to amaze us.

~ Roxy
Posted: May 29th, 2014
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41 of 62 people (66%) found this review helpful
102 products in account
13 reviews
7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Yes it is in an very early stage. But so far it looks very promising and could become exactly the right mixture between village builder, rpg, and light strategy game!
Posted: May 10th, 2014
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
1 review
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I highly recomend this game,many of the current reviews are outdated and since then there has been a massive sandbox mode added to the game and frequent dev blogs as well as forums posts to keep hte community updated. This game has massive potential and is a must have in my opinion.
Posted: May 30th, 2014
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430 of 553 people (78%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
6 reviews
19.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Folk Tale has been available since the 30. May 2013, and since the release very little has changed aside from bugfixes and the addition of a savegame feature. In my opinion the game was released on Steam too early.
It has a very nice art style and the concept for it looks great - but the available playable content is very, very limited.

The plan is for this to be a sandbox experience type of game with stuff like building your own town, crafting, sieges, characters that gain experience and equip items that monsters on the map/in dungeons drop, and much more. Together with the overall graphical/sound quality of the game and the chosen theme, this would make for a great experience.

But only a tutorial for one of the races is available for now, and even though the developers are commited to communication and bugfixes, the available content does not warrant the purchase of the game at the time of writing this - 28 November 2013. There is also no set date for the release of new content to the game.

You can read blog posts and news about what the developers eventually plan to add to the game here:
http://blog.gamesfoundry.com/

Posted: November 28th, 2013
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