Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more
The beta of the third ‘chapter’ is now available to anyone who has the game in their Steam library. To access the beta build, right click on the game in your Steam library, select Properties, click on Betas tab. If it’s set on “None - Opt out of all beta programs”, change it to Test – Private Testing Branch.
Enter the Access Code (‘blacksheepwall’), click on Check Code, and wait for Steam to download the files.
About this beta. It’s a 'work in progress' build with many rough edges. It's in the same state Teron and Maadoran were when we released them to the testers, so for us it's business as usual (except for releasing it to all Early Access’ patrons rather than to the closed beta testers). For people who just want to play the next chapter expecting a few odd bugs here and there, it might be not what they expected.
To remind you, we put the very first playable build on Dec 24. We spent the next 3 weeks improving it, testing, moving things around, tweaking, etc, so the chapter is in a much better shape, but at this stage it’s still about functionality rather than form.
It would take us at least 4-5 weeks to bring it to an ‘enjoyable’ level and another 2-3 weeks to get it to the same state as Teron and Maadoran.
What makes a game city a city? In AoD it’s:
Сегодня началось бета-тестирование официальной русской локализации The Age of Decadence. Если вы обладаете копией игры и желаете помочь команде переводчиков отлавливать ошибки, скачайте русификатор и ознакомьтесь с инструкцией от координатора перевода, которая представлена ниже.
«Приветствуем всех русскоговорящих игроков Age of Decadence! Наша команда представляет локализованную на русский язык версию этой замечательной игры. Она совместима с последней Steam-версией 0.8.8.0306 и оптимизирована для разрешений экрана 1366×768 и 1920×1080, хотя работает и на других. Перевод требует интенсивного бета-тестинга и с вашей помощью может быть улучшен».
Инструкция по установке:
Распакуйте архив в папку с английской Steam-версией игры с заменой всех файлов. По умолчанию это «С:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Age of Decadence\»
Найдите в директории «C:\Users\<Имя пользователя>\Documents\My Games\Age Of Decadence» файл «prefs.cs», откройте его при помощи любого текстового редактора. Отыщите следующую строчку:
$pref::ITS::Language = "english";
И замените значение "english" на "russian".
«Играйте и пишите ваши баг-репорты по переводу сюда или в специальной теме на официальном форуме. С уважением, члены проекта локализации игры Age of Decadence».
“Ultimately, the demo of Age of Decadence has, more than any game in a long while, left my jaw firmly planted on the floor. As an RPG player who loves deep character systems, game worlds with rich lore, nebulous and amoral situations, deep reactivity and interesting quest design, The Age of Decadence doesn't just meet the bar, it leaves some of the best and classic CRPGs in the dust. And as much as I can complain and nit-pick about what the game does or doesn't do, I find myself constantly coming back to it, just to try the same scenarios again as a different character, or to see if I can win a challenging fight, and ten times through, I'm still finding new locations, events and characters - that's the sign of a great RPG to me.”
“This brings me to the main point: replayability. Judging from the demo, Age of Decadence will be immensely replayable. And at three levels, at that: after finishing the demo as a merchant I immediately wanted to play the game as a member of a different faction, to get a different take on the situation, but also to play as a merchant with a different skill and stat distribution, to check out options unavailable for my original build; but also, which in other games would be ridiculous, to play exactly the same build and simply make different choices! My merchant ended up being a sort of a power behind the throne, facilitating a shift in the power distribution in the region, purely by use of persuasion, disguise, and, of course, money, insulting more than one person on his way but gaining powerful friends, too. But there were both diplomatic and combat-oriented options I steered clear of, leaving them for future playthroughs.”
“Age of Decadence is a hard game. I’ve been killed so many times I’ve lost count. Combat is among the most challenging I’ve ever encountered in a game, and even the text-based portions of the game—sneaking into a castle, for instance—are rife with challenges that often lead to your untimely demise. The game isn’t like most modern role-playing games. It’s neither cinematic nor fast-paced. It requires you to read a great deal, not to mention reload. Basically it’s a tactical, turn-based fantasy RPG with a Roman-inspired setting. It’s a single-player RPG with a deep story, consequential choices, and no hint of “Kill Ten Goblin” fetch quests. In other words, it’s basically the antithesis of the MMORPG.”
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