In this open world action role-playing game you will bring your dragon's story to life. Become a terrifying or benevolent dragon powerful enough to threaten kingdoms and leave its claw-mark in history. WARNING: DRAGON IS IN EARLY ACCESS ALPHA. IT IS NOT A COMPLETED GAME.
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Release Date: Nov 7, 2014

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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

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is your chance to experience Dragon: The Game as it develops and improves in response to feedback from you and the community! We've worked hard to show you our core vision of the game and we want your help to shape Dragon's future.

When playing Dragon Early Access prepare yourself to have fun despite bugs and unbalanced skill trees.

Seriously, buy Early Access if you want to support the game, be part of a fantastic and growing community, and to help us make the best action RPG meets dragon simulator possible! Thanks for your support!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will continue to our retail launch in the winter of 2017. We will follow an aggressive development road map with major updates every three to seven weeks.”

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

“The full version of Dragon will expand on the core game-play of Early Access. Better dragon models and art, new customizable body parts and weapons. Mid to late game will also be expanded with ways to economically and politically impact the world around you. Your dragon will also age and grow becoming potentially much larger as you carve your legacy into the world.

It is our hope that when Dragon leaves Early Access players will have an immersive, exciting action roleplaying meets dragon simulator.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current build of Early Access includes basic combat and flight mechanics. A large open world, several villages to interact with and a few lairs hidden about. Players can hunt various wildlife and fantasy creatures and upgrade and improve their dragons.”

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

“The retail version of Dragon will expand in response to the community's support and demands. We anticipate the retail game to sell on Steam for $25-$35.”

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

“We all agree that Dragon has some huge creative shoes to fill and we can't possibly do it without the community's support and feedback. During Early Access the development team will publish, edit, and implement a roadmap. Building new features according to what our players want.”
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July 11

New Map! But Behind and Working Overtime.

Hey everyone,

We're about to launch the pilot 2D map! While Dragon will remain a fiery 3D experience, we're putting together a huge, adventurous, top-down world map to explore as you move from region to region spreading terror or majesty in your wake.

We've got ideas for dozens of cool encounters and zones for your dragon and to keep the action going, there will be random encounters, other dragons, groups of men and monsters wandering the map and more.



While this does somewhat break the open 3D world feel, it's a necessary workaround for our little team and keeps the game running as fast as possible, not having to manage all of the regions "in-between" the major zones of the game. As development continues, we may pivot back to the fully 3D world space, if time resources and money allows.

Unfortunately, this patch didn't come out last month. At this time Dragon is in something of a holding pattern as figure out how to fund development. In the meantime, our contributors are working outside of their day jobs to continue to move the ball forward

We apologize for the delay but remain committed to Dragon! We're looking forward to devoting increasing amounts of time towards development later this summer.

Talk soon!

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May 22

Checking-In: Next Patch Almost Across the Line



The next patch is almost out! Had a couple bugs when we complied tonight and I want to tighten up the GUI but ran out of time this evening.

We'll let you know tomorrow or Wednesday when the update is live. Thanks everyone!

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We're opening up the overworld map so you may again roam free! You'll be able to roam our map, entering and leaving zones as you please by flying to the edge of the map or above the cloud line.

We hope this will make for better performing, more detailed encounters/adventures we've been calling "zones".

Set in an open world with random events and sandbox play, we can deploy a lot more dragon-y content faster this way. This design also lends itself to better "domain" and strategy play as you claim your lands and find yourself tied up in the politics of dragons and men.

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About This Game

Experience dragons in their proper role as the monstrous, complex, and epic protagonists that they are.

In this open world action role-playing game you will bring your dragon's story to life. As you eat, age and hunt your dragon will develop allowing you to improve and customize its wings, tail, claws, and breath weapon.

Become a terrifying or benevolent dragon powerful enough to threaten city states and reshape kingdoms. Inevitably you will face other dragons, giants, trolls, orcs, liches, and other beasts as you leave your mark on the history of the world.

Curious? Follow our progress:





WARNING: DRAGON IS IN EARLY ACCESS ALPHA. IT IS NOT A COMPLETE GAME. Please do not purchase unless you want to actively support development and are PREPARED TO HAVE FUN DESPITE BUGS AND UNANTICIPATED PROBLEMS. Thank you for your support, Early Access makes this game possible!

The completed game will include...

  • Hunt and feast on tribute as you grow more powerful through the years.
  • Hoard gold, claim a lair and expand your dominance through-out a dragon-sized sandbox fantasy world.
  • Choose who to help and who to eat. Choose which cities will benefit and thrive under your protection and which will burn...
  • Customize and improve your dragon. Choose its color, face, look, and abilities. Customize and upgrades your weapons and armor such as scales, breath weapon, bite, tail, and wings.
  • Single and multi-player modes for all of your dragon co-op and PVP needs; work together in peace or find out whose the top dragon.
  • Users Mods - There is no way we can make this game great without tapping into the creativity of our players. Integration with Steam Workshop is planned as well.

Planned Early Access Features...

  • Single and multi-player Co-op and PVP
  • Save and load your dragon
  • Moddable dragons and maps
  • Basic combat and RPG mechanics
  • Fire burns trees, villagers, and wooden buildings
  • Physics based flight
  • Real time day-night cycle

Development Roadmap

Dragon is currently in early alpha and we've got a long way to go to make Dragon the game it deserves to be. All features and plans listed here are subject to change, we may add or remove features as we learn more about the community's needs during our Early Access.
  • More monsters, wildlife, and fantasy races to populate the world
  • Quests, story lines, and lore
  • More and larger worlds to explore and conquer
  • Randomly generated worlds
  • Expanded combat and improved NPC AI
  • More destructible and intractable environments and objects
  • Additional breath weapons and magic
  • Updated graphics and physics
  • Improved sound and music
  • Awesome new dragon models. Play as different "species" of dragon
  • Additional RPG mechanics and customization options
  • Weather effects and natural disasters (volcanoes, tornadoes, etc.)
  • Expanded mod support
  • Additional languages and controller support

At this point we think Dragon will reach retail version 1.0 in nine to 24 months; depending on funding and the amount of content in the final game.

About Us

We're a small and inspired group of gamers and dragon enthusiasts who couldn't stop ourselves from making this game. We've been juggling full-time jobs, family commitments, and nights and weekends to bring you Dragon. Please support Early Access so Dragon can become the incredible game that AAA studios will never be able to do correctly.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7/ Windows 8 (latest service pack)
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac® OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 (latest version)
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 or better
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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