Barony is a 3D, first-person roguelike that brings back the cryptic and intricate designs of classic roguelikes such as Nethack and melds them with RPGs like Ultima Underworld, System Shock, and Daggerfall. Challenge is the calling card of this hard-boiled dungeon-crawler.
User reviews:
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Mostly Positive (13 reviews) - 76% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (546 reviews) - 88% of the 546 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 23, 2015

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May 4

Barony V2.0.5 RELEASE

Folks,

I'm taking v2.0.5 out of beta and releasing it with the following hotfixes:

* Added random name button (default push "Y" on the gamepad). Names pulled from playernames-male.txt and playernames-female.txt
* Changed hotbar to inventory and inventory to hotbar navigation so that you can directly dpad down into and out of the hotbar.
* Made hotbar prev and hotbar next game-exclusive bindings (will not work in inventory).
* Updated default gamepad bindings: cast spell = right shoulder, activate hotbar slot = left shoulder, navigate hotbar in-game = left & right d-pad.
* Clicking on a gamepad binding unassigns it.
* Assigned scancode 399 name "Unassigned key" and added color-coding for bindings: red = unknown key, baronyBlue = unassigned, green "..." = assigning.
* Reordered gamepad bindings settings screen. Bifunctional bindings first, menu-exclusive bindings next (only works in the game's menu, inventory, and other such things), and then game-exclusive bindings.
* Fixed ladders sometimes failing to generate in hell due to not finding a valid tile.
* Fixed light spell spazzing out when invisible.
* Fixed load savegame not using the saved map's seed, instead always using seed 0.
* Fixed gamepads not working in the main menu after returning to the menu from a game.
* Fixed incorrect string compare length in /minotaurlevel command.
* Added missing cheat guards for several commands.

The changes listed here are only what's new since the V2.0.5 BETA release; it includes and builds on top of what was listed in the "Barony V2.0.5 BETA" announcement.
The beta branch has been removed. You may need to restart Steam and/or select "NONE - Opt out of all beta programs" in the BETAS tab in Barony's Steam properties window.

I'd like to thank the community again for their continued interest and support. I'm very excited to say the last few months have seen an increase in involvement with the Github repository!


Note for translators: This version modifies en.txt from the V2.0.5 BETA, which in turn modified en.txt from V2.0.4. Translations will need to be updated.

P.S. Mac users: I noticed when updating from the v2.0.5 BETA branch to this update, Steam might report a content file is locked. I'm not sure why this is happening, but if you encounter it, you might need to either delete the offending file and revalidate your game files AFTER UPDATING (select "VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES" under the "LOCAL FILES" tab in Barony's Steam properties window), or uninstall Barony (and possibly make sure to completely delete the barony folder in steamapps/common?) and then reinstall Barony.

- Ciprian

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March 9

Barony V2.0.5 BETA

Folks,

I'd like to announce the release of beta v2.0.5.
To switch to the beta branch:
* Right click on Barony in your steam library -> Properties -> BETAS -> and select "beta" from the dropdown menu. Note that you may need to restart Steam to see the beta branch.
See below for full changelog, but for a quick rundown, this version contains controller support, various minor additions, bug fixes, and some major optimizations.

Changelog:
* Implemented controller support.
* Added /gold command.
* Added /minotaurlevel command.
* Added a resolution change confirmation.
* Added a minotaur warning icon for minotaur levels.
* Added new sprites which you can use in the editor to set chest types 0 to 8. Continue using the old chest sprite for randomly selected chest type (also means existing map files do NOT have to be changed).
* Split off character sheet's skill pages into its own window.
* Drawing and logic optimizations.
* Optimizations to frequently called functions.
* Small change to way minimap is drawn -- should help with non-optimised drivers on low-end cards.
* Massive entity optimizations: now use hash map.
* Fixed some GUI issues.
* Fixed crash when closing a chest.
* Fixed keys and mouse controlling main menu selection separately.
* Fixed bug with improper keying through pause menu.
* Fixed a multiplayer chest GUI bug.
* Code maintenance, clean-up, and some minor fixes.
* Should you choose to build the game yourself from the repository, you can opt to compile with OpenAL instead of FMOD (or neither to disable sound completely)


Note for translators: This version modifies en.txt. Translations will need to be updated.

A big thank-you to the community for the continued interest, including contributions to the Github repository.

- Ciprian

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About This Game

Barony is a 3D, first-person roguelike with cooperative multiplayer that brings back the cryptic and intricate designs of classic roguelikes such as Nethack and melds them with RPGs like Ultima Underworld, System Shock, and Daggerfall. Challenge is the calling card of this hard-boiled dungeon-crawler.

Features


  • Gameplay inspired by RPG classics like Ultima Underworld, System Shock, & Daggerfall
  • Roguelike mechanics such as perma-death, random dungeons, cryptic messages, and more
  • Meticulously narrated action that mimics the insane events one could expect to find in games like Nethack
  • A complex yet intuitive drag & drop interface to manage items and character stats
  • Cooperative multiplayer for up to 4 players over internet or LAN (includes Steam and direct-IP connections)
  • Hundreds of unique collectible items and loot, including several rare and mystical artifacts
  • Chock-full of secret areas, special levels, developer easter eggs, and more
  • Bundled level editor, exposed assets, and simple file formats for easy hacking, modding & tinkering

The Story So Far


Barony tells the story of an undead lich named Baron Herx, who terrorized the town of Hamlet in a previous life and is now holding out in a vast subterranean complex known as the Devil's Bastion. As a single hero or a group of adventurers, it is your mission to descend the depths of his abode, confront him in his hellish lair, and destroy him forever. Whether you will simply meet your doom in the dungeons as many have before you or rise to victory against the Baron and his hellspawn is ultimately up to you.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3 3.0 ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse is required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel i5 3.5 ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse is required
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7.5 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i3 3.0 ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse is required
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10.2 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5 3.5 ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse is required
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i3 3.0 ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse is required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5 3.5 ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse is required
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