You are the hero inside the storybook of an obsessed author pondering with his life’s work. Explore repeating worlds, befriend a talking scarecrow and swing your sword really fast, while uncovering the true, overarching adventure within.
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Positive (36) - 86% of the 36 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 11, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

The Story Goes On is a large self-funded project that needs massive amounts of testing and suggestions and ideas from the community to make it a great game. We want the game to be made for, and accessible to a very broad audience. We are doing this with the help of the community: people who send in ideas and suggestions, people who have offered to assist in localizing and translating TSGO into their primary language, and even simply those who bought this game, play-tested it, and submitted bug reports to our forums.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

The Story Goes On will be in Early Access for the remainder of its development. We want to make sure it is a well balanced, fun experience that people of all ages and cultures can enjoy. We can only achieve this by letting the community contribute to the final product.”

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

“How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
The full version will include the refined game and story. As of now, there is no story; we want people to focus on critiquing gameplay without questioning what motivation these characters have to do what they do. Once we feel the mechanics are refined and set in stone we will include the lore from our world.

The content in the full game (different from Early Access) :
  • A Complete Story and In-Game Lore
  • Refined Gameplay and Intuitive Controls
  • Fully Animated Cutscenes
  • Custom Dungeons Involved in Game Progression
  • TONS of Achievements
  • A Full Downloadable and In-Game Soundtrack

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We would describe our current state as a “community ready beta”. We feel the game is ready and able to take critique from multiple gamers at once. We really want to iron out all the bugs, and make the game as accessible to as many nationalities as possible.

The current features included:
  • Hack’n’Slash Style Combat
  • Specific Music Tracks for Each Environment
  • A Large Roster of Community Items
  • Smooth Interface
  • Custom Localization (Players can add their own language)
  • 4 Unique Characters w/Different Playstyles
  • Secrets(Can’t tell you what they are, then it wouldn’t be seeecrreet)
  • Some Achievements
  • Character-Unlocking Puzzles

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

“The Early Access price may go up upon full release.”

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

“This game is essentially built by the community. We allow them to submit their own translations of the game, as well as content they’d like to see in the game: items, bosses, enemies, artwork, etc. We respond and attend to bugs almost immediately, and are very active on our forums.”
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“It has a certain appeal about it that keeps drawing you back...”
Pan Gamer

“It has a charm to it and the fast-paced action is a great antidote to games which take an hour just to get you through the tutorial!”
Amongst Geeks

“One for hack ‘n’ slash fans to keep an eye out for”

About This Game

Drop into the unfinished storybook of a crazed author, on the brink of being discarded forever. Discover what it means to become a hero worth writing about.

“The Story Goes On” is a different take on the hack’n’slash genre: combining elements of permadeath, random world generation, dozens of unique items and an overarching story.

Every item is designed to shift the way you play: from standard buffs to combat enhancements to new ways of traversing puzzles, items are made to work together and grant the player cool item combinations every time they play.

By progressing further and completing dungeons, the story introduces new bosses to defeat, tougher enemies to fight and more complex environments to conquer.

Within each randomly generated world is a matching pre-existing dungeon that introduces new mechanics, enemies and story elements into the main game.

20+ bosses to defeat, dozens of enemies to grind out for gold, the works.

Our original soundtrack adapts during gameplay to match the pace of battle.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: 2 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9 Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: If your toaster can't run it, there are settings to turn down the effects.
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2.01 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9 Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 350 MB available space

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