Darkness sleeps just beneath the cracks on the ever-changing planet. The curious will uncover powerful artifacts and forge them anew. The strong will take the nanosword and crush galactic giants.
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March 8

Wyrms



http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=879673280

Songbringer has had a private, closed beta in progress since February 2016. Backers of the Kickstarter and others that have preordered have been sent keys to unlock the beta version. Anyone can obtain a key immediately by preordering the $32 version at http://songbringer.com/preorder or by raffling points gained by watching the live stream http://twitch.tv/wizard_fu

-=: Beta Version 0.9.G :=-

[NEW] Bombs have smoke and a new animation
[NEW] Enemy blood sometimes produces little Wyrms
[NEW] Some enemies instantly drop items without having to be scanned
[NEW] Wall boss has two new kinds of attack
[NEW] Wall boss fight takes place over two rooms
[NEW] Wall boss has three areas of vulnerability
[NEW] Time moves faster near waterfalls

[+++] Overworld enemies now have highlights so they can be noticed more easily at night
[+++] Goal container is more triumphant feeling
[+++] Goal container animation is faster overall
[+++] Goal container pushes other entities
[+++] Edges of lakes are no longer too straight
[+++] Cutscenes use framebuffer for pixel perfect art
[+++] Swordless dungeon entrances appear differently than regular dungeons on the map
[+++] Cactus has a minimum cooldown

[FIX] Fixed shadows remaining colored after eating a cactus
[FIX] Fixed invisible entity damaging hero and other entities on the overworld
[FIX] Fixed some entities lingering after death and causing havoc from then on
[FIX] Fixed potential crash on Linux when using languages other than English
[FIX] Fixed areas with huge invisible holes that made the hero jump around when walking
[FIX] Fixed being able to accidentally blink into mountains in some areas

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February 26

Meditative Powers



Songbringer has had a private, closed beta in progress since February 2016. Backers of the Kickstarter and others that have preordered have been sent keys to unlock the beta version. Anyone can obtain a key immediately by preordering the $32 version at http://songbringer.com/preorder or by raffling points gained by watching the live stream http://twitch.tv/wizard_fu

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=873405198
-=: Beta Version 0.9.F :=-

[NEW] Areas have sloped terrain
[NEW] Cactus reveals dungeon secrets
[NEW] Meditation reveals some secrets
[NEW] Explosive resistance: bosses have it so they cannot be cheesed so easily
[NEW] Bosses flash when low HP
[NEW] New cutscene before getting the teleporter
[NEW] New story elements: the Archway, Homecoming, Rosenbow, Guildenstern, etc.
[NEW] Believe blocks
[NEW] Audio for the Drobth miniboss' homing drone
[NEW] HUD quantities flash when changing
[NEW] Attract mode plays a few scenes if there is no input on the main menu

[+++] Jib can scan from a little farther away
[+++] Deeper-looking water on the overworld
[+++] AI system more deterministic per area: should make RNG more manipulatable

[FIX] Fixed all tree trunks accidentally having the same image
[FIX] Fixed Brutus sometimes being silent
[FIX] Fixed minimal HUD option not showing teeth
[FIX] Fixed Drobth miniboss bone arches sometimes blocking the path
[FIX] Rockface no longer stops world music
[FIX] Fixed lightning reflections too bright
[FIX] Fixed little dark lines of shadow out in the sky
[FIX] Fixed a bug when using two Xbox controllers (Windows only)

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Reviews

“Millions of unique worlds? Zelda-style exploration, combat, and puzzling? Be still, my beating heart.”
Kotaku

“As they say, there's no such thing as a free legendary sword.”
Eurogamer

“Zelda goes beautifully procedural.”
Cliqist

About This Game

Songbringer: Procedural Action RPG


Songbringer is a scifi action RPG with swords, secrets, dungeons, bosses and stuff.

You play the role of protagonist and accidental hero, Roq Epimetheos. With a propensity for partying and making music, he cruises the galaxy with his skybot Jib aboard the ship Songbringer, searching for verdant planets absent the presence of galactic police.

When Roq finds the nanosword hidden in a cave on Ekzerra, he unwittingly awakens an ancient evil. The sword is pretty fraggin' sweet though. It... hums.

Jib, the Skybot


Jib began life as a human boy on the skycity planet Yuerder. Growing up, he took an interest in programming artificial intelligence, eventually making a career for himself. On his deathbed, he illegally transferred his consciousness into a skybot, destroying the consciousness link thereby preventing overwrite.

Jib scans the bodies of your fallen foes, sometimes uncovering valuable loot. He can also gain the ability to stun foes. Jib is automatically controlled by AI, or player two can play Jib in local co-op mode.

Lacking the ability to grow one as a human, Jib is obsessed with mustaches.

Procedural


You choose a 6-letter world seed when beginning a quest. This seed is used to procedurally generate the planet, overworld, secrets and dungeons.

Entering the same world seed will always generate the same world, no matter which platform you are playing on. Thus lore and competition can be shared with others.

Play a new seed and surprise yourself with a new world. Or enter a seed you are familiar with for a speed run.

Open / Non-linear


The generated overworld is open and non-linear. Head in any compass direction you like or play dungeons out of order. You aren't even required to pick up the sword.

Of the nine dungeons Roq and Jib can uncover in each world:
  • Some are thematic, containing puzzles and items integral to completing the world.
  • Some are secret, hidden side quests in which abilities can be gained.
  • Some are tough as nails with overwhelmingly difficult foes, mobs and bosses.

Secrets of the Cacti


Everywhere one looks, there is much that is not seen. Concealed treasures abound. By eating cacti, Roq gains psychedelic powers and is able to perceive the secrets that lurk in plain sight.

Some items Roq discovers can be combined to create distinct artifacts. Find a blink orb and a fire cube? Take these to the droidsmith aboard Songbringer to craft a fire orb enabling Roq to teleport forward a few steps while turning into a fireball.

Songbringer features no experience points (no XP). Progress is made by crushing mobs, vanquishing bosses and claiming lost technological devices.

Leaderboard


On completing a quest, several factors are quantified to produce an overall score:

  • Time to complete
  • Percentage of map uncovered
  • Percentage of items obtained
  • Game mode: regular vs permadeath

Your score can be saved to a global leaderboard sorted by world seed. This leaderboard cycles through seeds by popularity and freshness. You can manually override to view a particular seed.

Links


Twitter @wizard_fu
Twitch (daily live stream)
Youtube Channel
Facebook Page
Official Website
Kickstarter
Press Kit

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu or equivalent
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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