Reunite the kingdom of Adventuria and defeat the evil Illusionist Miraj by recruiting Adventurers to send on Adventures for epic loot and rewards in this RPG/Management Sim with tons of depth, randomization, and customization options!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (115 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 23, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“VAStudios mission is to maintain development transparency while involving the player and their feedback throughout our games' development cycles. Early Access allows us to deliver our games to you at a discounted rate while also enabling us to also generate some development revenue. We are a small team working on Adventurer Manager and we opted out of traditional crowd-funding methods in favor of the direct feedback and transparency that Early Access allows. While those methods allowed us to make money, it prevented us from having direct and meaningful interactions with our players. Many player suggestions have already made it into the game as we make concerned efforts to work with our players to develop an incredible game that we all want to be playing.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Adventurer Manager to release sometime in Fall 2014.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Adventurer Manager will include as many of our Planned Features as possible as well as probably some exciting extras!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Adventurer Manager is fully playable with Adventurer levels 1-50 obtainable with all 7 Races and 13 Classes available. We have dozens of weapons and armors types, each with their own unique appearances. There are currently over a dozen unique dungeons with dozens of nodes to explore full of random events, mini-bosses and bosses. The game receives regular updates with improvements to all existing systems as well as the introduction of brand new content. Many of our players have already put in tons of hours so there is plenty to keep you busy!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“During Early Access, Adventurer Manager will be priced at 4.99USD and we expect at release it will increase to 9.99USD to reflect the many new features that will be introduced.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We check our Steam and Studio discussion boards daily to answer questions and elicit feedback and suggestions from our players. Tons of player feedback and suggestions have made it into the game thus far and we expect more to come. We even work more directly with our most committed players by chatting with them daily on all aspects of the game. We respect and appreciate our community's involvement in Adventurer Manager the same as we respect and appreciate our internal team.”
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October 19

ATTENTION All Mac Users (Important Save File Info)

Recently there was an engine update that greatly impacts the save location of Mac OS save files.

The hard coded location was being saved to ~Library\Caches\Vigilant Addiction Studios\Adventurer Manager Beta

This is problematic for anyone who uses disk cache clean up or any other temp file clean up tools.

It is possible that upgrading to Yosemite could cause caches to be cleaned up so this is a high priority announcement.

We will be patching some time this week which will change the path that Mac OS files load and save to which will make it seem like all save data has been wiped.

This week when the patch hits, all Mac users will be required to manually move all savedata.txt files from the old location to the new save location after launching the game.

To successfully perform the migration please launch Adventurer Manager after the patch this week and do the following:
- Launch Adventurer Manager and create a new game so that it creates the new directories that the save game will be in.
- Quit AM
- Go to Finder - Go - Hold Option - Select Library and then browse to Caches\Vigilant Addiction Studios\Adventurer Manager Beta
- Copy all savedata.txt files in this location
- Open the new location by going to Finder - Go - Hold Option - Select Library and then browse to Appliction Support\Vigilant Addiction Studios\Adventurer Manager Beta
- Copy all files in the old Caches location to the new Application Support location
- Launch Adventurer Manager and check save files

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but Unity has classified this as a bug and it is fixed in a new engine build which has just now released.

If there are any issues please post in the Support forum and we will try to address any questions.

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October 15

We have a RELEASE DATE!

After a little over a year in development, I am pleased to announce that AM will release on Steam for PC on December 4th!!

Get ready for hours of Adventuring fun! Our distribution plans outside of Steam will be announced soon. Thanks for your continued support. It's been a long journey but we hope you are as excited as we are!

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Reviews

“This game has the most absurd quest details and dialogue you will ever experience in your life, and it’s the best thing ever.”
Shoost

“If you want to buy a ticket to see a game get made in incremental stages and enjoy JRPGs, Adventurer Manager is the best choice on Steam today.”
Steam1st

“Adventurer Manager (which we first glimpsed last August) is going to kick us all upstairs into the castle corner office we so richly deserve after our long toil.”
Pocket Tactics

About This Game


Welcome to the Early Access for Adventurer Manager where the game is ONLY $4.99USD! Buy now before the game releases at it's FULL PRICE of $9.99! We're thrilled to be at this stage in development and to share it with you!

Why are we so thrilled?! It's because Early Access is where a lot of the boring base systems are now in place and we are going content heavy! That means that nearly every major patch will include new content and new systems and boy do we have a lot of them planned! You can see a running list in our Planned Features list at the bottom of our Store Page and expect it to change frequently. We will try our hardest to be transparent in our development process so you know what we're working on before we've released it. Also, what's more exciting is the ability for you, the player, to help shape and mold Adventurer Manager into the game you really want to be playing!

Thanks for supporting Adventurer Manager!


The evil Illusionist Miraj has murdered your parents, the King and Queen, and has taken control of the Kingdom of Adventuria. Playing as the King's sole heir, you must recruit local Adventurers to complete Adventures to regain the loyalty of the various races in the realm. Only through reuniting your kingdom will you have the power to defeat the evil Illusionist Miraj!

  • Create Your Ruler to begin your story!
  • Recruit Randomized Adventurers from 7 races and 13 classes each with their own bios, benefits, and drawbacks!
  • Unlock Secret Party Bonuses by organizing your Adventurers into 4 separate parties and arranging their formation front to back!
  • Send Your Adventurers on Adventures to over a dozen different locations on a large world map!
  • Automatically Complete Adventures and...
  • Manually Complete Adventures for bonus rewards!
  • Turn-based Combat with dozens of skills and spells!
  • Level Up your Adventurers with attribute points!
  • Tons of Skills from unique skill trees!
  • Endlessly Generated Loot to equip your Adventurers ranging from common, uncommon, rare, legendary, unique, and mythical items!
  • Dozens of Monsters each with...
  • Resistances and Weaknesses to exploit.
  • Rare Monsters and Monster Packs each with randomized mutators!
  • Unique Boss and Miniboss monsters to challenge your toughest Adventurers!
  • Craft and Salvage Equipment to create the perfect equipment!
  • Upgrade Your Castle to impart benefits to all of your Adventurers!
  • Monster Invasions where you must defend your subjects!
  • Gain Your Subjects' Allegiance to receive upgraded Adventurers and more!
  • Avoid Deadly Traps or don't!
  • Adventurer Endurance that needs time to recover!
  • Adventurer University where you can educate and train your Adventurers!
  • Bestiary that tracks your Monster kills to unlock information and gain bonuses against them!
  • Harsh Death Penalty where resurrecting your Adventurers isn't cheap!
  • Ironman Mode where when your Adventurers die, they stay dead!
  • Adventurer Appearance Customization to allow you to customize your Adventurers!
  • Achievements to track all the things!
  • Original Retro-inspired Soundtrack to groove to!
  • Steam Trading Cards to collect!


(in no particular order!)

  • Tutorials to assist you!
  • Item Socketing to improve your gear!
  • End Game Dungeon to test your hardiest Adventurers!
  • Set Items to collect for each class!
  • More SFX & Animations to improve the atmosphere!
  • and more to come!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: WinXP or later
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 128MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 2d sound compatible card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 128MB
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 2d sound compatible card
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
189.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The mix of management and dungeon crawling is excellent. I can't wait for more content to be released.
Posted: May 3
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I have to admit that this game is waaaay more fun that I imagined and I got addicted to it.


The good things:

I really like the idea of being a king that rules over a little army of heroes that have to loot dungeons for me while I sit on my comfortable throne and plan my revenge on the evil guy, wich works actually pretty good, as far as I have played it now. (3 groups of heroes around lvl 12-14).

The dungeon crawling itself is done well enough. Most enemies have a weakness against certain attacks or elements and sometimes have special effects or buffs like vampirism or things like that. The loot from chests and monsters is motivating for more and the fact that every class has it's own skill tree offer different strategies to make the dungeon runs more interesting.

Auto save- a lot of early access games and betas that I have played until now suffered of bugs that made the games crash a lot...and they did not automatically save the progress, so I was often thrown back many hours, which is god damn frustrating. Not with this game, It may crash from time to time and it has its bugs...but I never lost much because of that.
I also really like the humor of the game.



The not so good/bad things:

The game in its current state is not really pretty, but the Ui does it job and the gameplay can make up for it.
The crafting system does not seem really that interesting, same with the vendors because I almost always find equipment in
the dungeons that are way better than the things that I can buy or craft.


Bugs:
At the moment the game still suffers from a lot of bugs, which is probably to be expected from an early access game.
For example, I once entered a dungeon and the navigation buttons on the Ui just disappeared, so I could not move through the dungeon, nor could I escape it - a restart fixed it and it only happend once and almost no progress was lost thanks to the autosave option.
Another bug that appears more frequently is that sometimes when a hero has had a level up, the game is not showing the stat points that I had already invested or the bonuses from the current equipment, which made it appear as if the character was completely broken and useless - which is luckely not the case, a computer restart always helped and sometimes it's just enough to enter a dungeon and teleport back to the city.

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Aside from those points, I really like and appreciate the information that the developers are giving potential customers on the steam page before buying the game.
They make it absolutely clear, that the game itself is still very far from being complete and they also make clear which features are already working and what they still want to add. Also, the game seems to be updated frequently. That is sadly not as common as one might think it should be with Early Access games, so well done devs.


TL;DR
To be perfectly honest, when I bought this game I was not really expecting much of it, it was more like a "it's only 5 euro, it won't hurt me that much"- decision.
But, until now I have not regretted it. The game delivered everything the devs promised and I really want to dive into more dungeons, grab loot and level up my characters and I really want to see the game getting big, because it has a lot of potential and can already be quite entertaining.


5.5-6 out of 10 for the game for now, because it still needs work to make the dungeons less repetitive and for the grafics.


EDIT:
I forgot to mention some bugs that I have found.
For once, sometimes when I revived a hero from the graveyard, the message that pops up won't dissapear. If I hit escape the menu will pop up behind that message and I have to restart the game (the hero will still be alive after doing that)

You can actually put four heroes into a group and can save that group in one of 4 slots, so you don't have to make a new group before entering a dungeon over and over again. BUT the game allways overwrites all my save slots with the last group that I have saved, which is annoying because of if you have almost 30 heroes things get really confusing.

Which brings me to my last point, the Ui in the Adventurer menu really needs something to filter the hero list for level, classes or maybe equipment. My suggestion would, to let the player put their heroes in groups on the main/map screen. I think that would help a lot.
Posted: July 7
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
very nice old fashion RPG so far cant wait until they unlock more content since its still under developement
Posted: May 3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I love this game. It definitely reminds me of a Kairosoft game, but larger concept. It is a good buy.
Posted: May 18
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Simple but addictive game.

I bought this during the summer sale, thinking it looked like a decent game to pick up every now and then for an hour or so. It's incredibly addictive if you enjoy manager games. The turn based manual combat is OK, with new features being implemented often it is getting better as time goes on, the combat is surprisingly in depth.

The classic RPG character classes, combined with different races give plenty of room for character customisation, whilst randomly generated loot will make a fun challenge for collecting and creating your ultimate party!
Posted: July 10
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37 of 47 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
An interesting game...
Rather than focusing on a single party of adventurers, you are instead a king who manages several parties at once. Managing adventures is actually pretty fun, it really feels like you are running your own buisness. Unfortunately, the combat is pretty dull, so after a few dungeon crawls it starts to feel very repetitive. However, I do understand that it is an early access game, so hopefully we get an overhauled combat system before a final release. Overall, not a bad game. If you enjoy turn based combat and managing buisnesses, then I would recommend the game. Even if you don't plan on playing anytime soon, I'm sure the game will be very different after a few updates.

6/10 as of 4/23/14
Posted: April 23
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