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.
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March 25

Barony: Blessed Addition and the Extended Soundtrack! LAUNCH HYPE!

As of today, Barony Blessed Addition has officially launched! After over a year of work, we're excited for all of you to dive back into the dungeon. You'll enjoy 50% more content including new levels, more story, new secrets, powerful new items, vicious new monsters and bosses, in addition to the classic first-person, roguelike, co-op gameplay you've come to love and expect from Barony! All of this also comes with features and options that make Barony bigger, better and more accessible for you, both in gameplay, and in making your own levels. For the full list, check out all of our changelists from 3.0.0 on, and you'll see the mountain of work that's gone into this update. (Patch notes at the bottom of this announcement!)

As we've mentioned in the past, you'll soon see on our store page that we've updated the price of the game to reflect the work we've done. Barony now costs $14.99. A price increase is rarely popular, but we feel like Barony is worth it! We hope you do too. Those of you that have been supporting Barony from the beginning will obviously not be affected. You'll see we also have a snazzy new trailer that we hope you enjoy.

You'll also find the Barony Extended OST is now available in the Steam store. It features a whopping 44 atmospheric tracks, straight from the game's dungeons, including new stuff from the Blessed Addition. We hope you enjoy listening to these outside the game in whatever context suits your musical needs! Chris Kukla has composed and sourced all of these incredible tracks that really helps give Barony its signature mood.

Barony has always been a passion project and we hope you love this update as much as we do! Spread the word and get your friends into the dungeon. Most importantly, go kill some liches!

- From everyone at Turning Wheel LLC

GENERAL
  • Optimised game loop, should see massive improvements to performance!
  • Adjusted monster pathing to improve performance, now monsters on the perimeter of maps will take several smaller path choices instead of 1 large path to reach the opposite end of the map. Monsters may stick to the edges of maps more.
  • Reduced hunger count down tick rate and appraisal times when in multiplayer with 3 or 4 people to compensate for the reduced available loot to each player.
  • Monsters will attempt to destroy furniture if it is in their warpath.
  • Added tooltip for Dominate spell to hint at extra mana cost on top of the base mana cost.
  • Added new slow sound effect.
  • Adjusted shopkeeper/chest inventories to scale with dungeon level, now include higher tier gear such as crystal etc. Deeper dungeon levels now has reduced chance to spawn basic gear such as leather/bronze.
  • Shopkeepers can now spawn blessed gear at increased prices past level 18. Players with a EXPERT appraisal will see blessed shop items highlighted in green.
  • Bought items from a shop will now attempt to stack if possible.
  • Multiplayer savegames now only delete when all players in the game have died. Prevents losing a savegame due to a player encountering a crash.
  • Steam lobbies now show version info.
  • Slightly reworked Sokoban:
    • Add sound effect for completing the puzzle.
    • Angering the gods can now spawn an Insectoid.
    • Reward for completing the puzzle is reduced if boulders are destroyed by digging or pickaxe.
    • The artifact armor piece now requires solving the puzzle to appear, subject to the gods rating on your boulder pushing performance.
  • Add on-equip messages for all the new artifact armor pieces.
  • Add delete score button in the scores window to delete 1 entry.
  • Updated some story text backdrops.
  • Added /mapseed command to print out the current map's seed.
BUGFIXES
  • Fixed monsters being stuck inside doorways and never/rarely pathing out. Monsters react and move out of the way within a few game ticks.
  • Fixed issue where the right sidebar was clickable when not in inventory panel
  • Fixed issue where hardcode mode was too hardcore and inflated monster stats more than intended.
  • Fixed issue where hitting a player with the locking spell would display 'you open the door'
  • Fixed issue with fountains that caused desync of generated items in multiplayer
  • Fixed crash when deleting multiplayer save games.
  • Fixed cure ailment spell removing levitation, could cause you to fall to your death if casted over a pit.
  • Fixed crash in caves secret level when killing the miniboss.
  • Fixed issue where LEGENDARY spellcasting forcebolt spell cost 1 mana instead of 0 mana.
  • Fixed steam lobby browser not showing all new server flags.
  • Fixed issue where followers were disappearing after resuming a savegame.
  • Fixed crash when attempting to drop gold while dead.
  • Fixed crash when casting Opening spell on a column.
  • Fixed edge cases of /buddha mode players encountering death.
  • Fixed fountains in the Underworld map not spawning incubus or succubus if the fountain was surrounded by water tiles.

Previous Patch Notes:
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March 20

Blessed Addition - Community Screenshot Challenge!

We at Turning Wheel are turning to the community to take some thrilling Barony: Blessed Addition screenshots!

We're looking for 10 fantastic screenshots that show Barony at its best. We'll be picking out the best of the best and using them to help show off the game on digital storefronts.

What's in it for you?

The top 20 submissions will have a name of their choosing [within reason!] added to Barony's name randomizer for all to behold!
The top 10 submissions will receive a free copy of the Barony Soundtrack on Steam!

That's right! With the launch of the Blessed Addition, we're also launching the Barony Soundtrack, and Soundtrack Bundles for you to enjoy.

For your screenshot to qualify, gather screenshots from the Blessed Addition Beta. Simply submit it through the Steam Screenshot tool at 1920x1080 resolution.
Title the Screenshot as "Community Screenshot Challenge".
Comment on your Screenshot the name you would like to be added to the name randomizer.

You may submit several screenshots if you like. If we pick multiple of your screenshots, you may specify an additional name for the randomizer, but you'll still receive a single copy of the soundtrack. We'll be picking shots that make the game content look diverse, interesting, fun, beautiful, and exciting.
To improve your chances, show great cooperative play, take shots of more than just the new content, and avoid shots that spoil some of the game's bigger bosses.

You're welcome to try some hot cheats to get a leg-up on the screenshot pile including the following:
  • /noclip - good for generally putting the camera wherever you want - and if you press q or e you can raise or lower the camera for taking cool shots!
  • /thirdperson - detaches the camera and leaves it stationary in place, while you can move the character away

    Again, first and foremost, catch the game at its best!
    Thank you, and have fun! Happy lich hunting!
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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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