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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May 21

More Refinements



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

-=: Beta Version 0.9.N :=-

[NEW] If you press enter to input a blank world seed, a random one will be generated
[NEW] Random seeds are 2/3 based on a custom dictionary and 1/3 based on pure randomness
[NEW] Blink does damage through the entire vector, not just at the destination
[NEW] Music muffles near secrets
[NEW] Smoke from burning trees and bushes
[NEW] New sound during the game's curtain-opening effect
[NEW] New artwork for portals
[NEW] Game now tracks total number of enemies killed, dungeons entered and a few other stats

[+++] Refined the overworld algorithms
[+++] Murmuroth can suck sand to draw the heroes inward
[+++] Murmuroth has a screen which he appears on before the fight
[+++] Murmuroth spawns less Zurrubs
[+++] Eiael boss fight ends during a tense moment
[+++] Eiael can spawn fear walls behind the hero
[+++] Eiael can no longer be invisible in the next room
[+++] Ice dragons can now be hit by the tophat
[+++] Radruiel's animation for recombining is more clear
[+++] Lassuarium cannot do as many ice attacks in her last phase
[+++] Lassaurium has a visual spark effect when attacked while shielded
[+++] Lightning spirals are a little slower
[+++] Lightning spirals have a slightly reduced hitbox
[+++] Bath Kol can be revealed by eating a cactus
[+++] Bath Kol's total courage reduced
[+++] Metatron has a slight shadow when dropping from the sky
[+++] Metatron spawns lightning midges instead of fear and there are less of them
[+++] Metatron has more distinct phases
[+++] Metatron's sword strike has a slightly longer intro
[+++] Metatron's phases have more even durations
[+++] Cratues can block exits
[+++] Dialogue zooms in on the current talking character
[+++] Rockface and lore pillar dialogue is centered and has a darker background
[+++] All songs can now be muffled by gear and story events
[+++] Meditate to heal takes a second to kick in and is slower
[+++] Hyper tophat is less expensive, no longer requiring a diamond sack
[+++] The cup has been moved to the overworld near a bike crash
[+++] Adjusted the collision box of big trees
[+++] Map is more intuitive with red where you are and green where you are going
[+++] Rock cracks revealed on the overworld also have a meditation glow
[+++] Refined some dialogue, especially in regards to Jib sounding more like Jib
[+++] Music is timed to the moment an area transition finishes
[+++] Refined many of the songs

[FIX] Fixed teleport landing on inaccessible places
[FIX] Fixed edge of ground on overworld sometimes black
[FIX] Fixed right side of mystery cave entrance being blocked off
[FIX] Fixed secret bombable paths in floatey dungeon
[FIX] Fixed Jib's courage refill animation not playing
[FIX] Fixed explored boss switch room not showing on the map
[FIX] Fixed an issue where Rockface would be inaccessible
[FIX] Fixed game crashing if OpenGL could not be initialized
[FIX] Fixed a situation where the Drobth miniboss could not be fought
[FIX] Fixed ripples, sparks and knockback remaining after save and quit

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May 15

Refinements



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

-=: Beta Version 0.9.M :=-

[NEW] Elevators glow as they get near bio-energetic sources
[NEW] Meditation slowly restores courage
[NEW] New boss music
[NEW] New overworld enemies: Baiyag2 and Phant2
[NEW] Areas on the overworld can sometimes have wider edges
[NEW] New secret item placements
[NEW] The overworld has a new mysterious cave

[+++] Virlocke in dungeon 1 only spawns spiders once
[+++] All other Virlockes grow fatter as they are about to spawn
[+++] Map is more noticeable, especially when switching from gear
[+++] Added a scene and refined the intro artwork
[+++] Improved the performance of ripples
[+++] Fire mages have explosive resistance
[+++] Foes no longer appear on some overworld interest areas
[+++] Refrain from auto-organizing equipment in crafting area
[+++] Crafting laser magnetizes items inwards
[+++] Old equipment is reloaded after leaving crafting room
[+++] Miniboss music refined
[+++] Removed some unimplemented achievements

[FIX] Fix Jib sometimes not noticing new scan locations
[FIX] Fix push pillars sometimes being difficult to use
[FIX] Can access the gear menu while Roq is holding his arm in the air
[FIX] Fixed Rockface turning gray when meditating
[FIX] Fixed beta notice being stuck on cutscenes
[FIX] Fixed the shadow alignment of some items
[FIX] Fixed a case where using teleport went to a black screen
[FIX] Fixed accidentally saving last teleport position when using boss portals
[FIX] Fixed a case where the bard was overwritten by a river

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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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