Descend into creative madness with Sketch Tales, a sandbox action RPG where what you draw becomes what you play! Build imaginative worlds, creatures, and weapons and watch your drawings come to life. Share your created worlds and maps with friends and battle it out in multiplayer.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Sketch Tales is developed by an experienced, yet very small team. Launching on Steam is a possibility to receive the players’ support, owing to which we’ll be able to expand the team and do what has been planned. Support us and we’ll make a game like you have never seen before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY5xuFmutvc
A new important stage of coming out to public access begins for Sketch Tales. We do it only for you and your feedback is very important to us.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect 9-12 months of further development and polishing of the game before it's ready for the release. There is still a ton of features to add, polish and tweak before the game meets our vision and your expectations.”

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

“First, it's going to be a better quality and polished product. Secondly, we will add Multiplayer, possibility to modify landscape, work out the Sketch Tales story and... yet undisclosed features.
Last but not least, a Cloud server to host all players' creations that can be integrated into the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The story brings you to an island, inhabited by 3 types of living beings: monsters, sketchmen and animals. They live their own life, look for food, goodies & shelter, hunt & fight, and even build relationships with you. It’s basic AI Simulation which we plan to expand drastically in future updates. On the gameplay side, Sketch Tales in Early Access offers all necessary basics for both adventurers and creative minds:
  • Draw your character, objects, weapons, spells, items, construction parts and creatures (to enable this, the game features built-in doodling editor and guides)
  • Build structures and fortifications
  • Fight enemies, survive deadly traps and anomalies
  • Explore the world and get quests

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

“The full release version will be priced higher than the Early Access one.”

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

“We're really counting on the community's feedback to move the game forward.
We plan multiple contests and activities to inspire the players' creativity.”
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November 7

Sketch Tales: freezing and restart

Hello everyone!



My name is Alexey Sityanov, I'm the project leader of Sketch Tales, and I’ve got two news for you.

1. We decided to freeze the Sketch Tales, and it seems there is no turning back.
2. We decided to restart the Sketch Tales, develop F2P version as an online world with the same history and possibilities.

Many times I postponed this letter and it didn’t come easily. Sketch Tales is an essential project for me, and I do not want to call it quits. However, in the current form, the Sketch Tales is impossible without serious funding. Also, the project has many difficulties with the technologies we have chosen. After a couple of years of searching and trying to negotiate with publishers we have to admit that there is no funding for the current version of the game.



Sketch Tales is an experimental and very innovative project. In it, we tried to do a lot of things, which no one else has done before us. A live RPG world that you can not only draw but also play in with friends. When we started, we could not imagine with what we will face. When we reached a certain point, our money just ran out. And as I wrote earlier, we did not find the new one. Also, we found ourself mired in a quagmire of technologies and we also missed all deadlines. What happened, happened. That’s why the project has to be frozen till better days.

But there is some good news - after all experiments and attempts to make everything work we’ve got an understanding of how to create a better version of Sketch Tales. One of the good variant is to make it more accessible by releasing the game in the form of an online F2P world. With the same history and possibilities.

Our future plan:
1. Frozen the first version of Sketch Tales, as it’s further development in the existing form is impossible
2. Find the funding and make the team for the F2P version of the game
3. Develop and release new Sketch Tales
4. For everyone who bought the game, we want to give cool individual awards and bonuses in the new version of a game. Also to provide access to the closed Beta of the new F2P Sketch Tales
5. Keep developing Sketch Tales

And now, it’s very important to us hear your opinion about this changes. Please write in comments your opinion about restarting Sketch Tales? What are your expectations from the new version of Sketch Tales?

I wanted to thank all who was with us all this time! To people who bought and played our game, left reviews and wrote comments. Even criticism! All this inspires us not to leave behind the project and to move on. Maybe in a new way. We want to make Sketch Tales better and more interesting than ever before.

Thanks to all of you!

Alexey Sityanov
8D studio, project lead



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioeZUBOTDFQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOjsQV3ZfPI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw0-0hzvOgY
20 comments Read more

November 7

Sketch Tales: freezing and restart

Hello everyone!



My name is Alexey Sityanov, I'm the project leader of Sketch Tales, and I’ve got two news for you.

1. We decided to freeze the Sketch Tales, and it seems there is no turning back.
2. We decided to restart the Sketch Tales, develop F2P version as an online world with the same history and possibilities.

Many times I postponed this letter and it didn’t come easily. Sketch Tales is an essential project for me, and I do not want to call it quits. However, in the current form, the Sketch Tales is impossible without serious funding. Also, the project has many difficulties with the technologies we have chosen. After a couple of years of searching and trying to negotiate with publishers we have to admit that there is no funding for the current version of the game.



Sketch Tales is an experimental and very innovative project. In it, we tried to do a lot of things, which no one else has done before us. A live RPG world that you can not only draw but also play in with friends. When we started, we could not imagine with what we will face. When we reached a certain point, our money just ran out. And as I wrote earlier, we did not find the new one. Also, we found ourself mired in a quagmire of technologies and we also missed all deadlines. What happened, happened. That’s why the project has to be frozen till better days.

But there is some good news - after all experiments and attempts to make everything work we’ve got an understanding of how to create a better version of Sketch Tales. One of the good variant is to make it more accessible by releasing the game in the form of an online F2P world. With the same history and possibilities.

Our future plan:
1. Frozen the first version of Sketch Tales, as it’s further development in the existing form is impossible
2. Find the funding and make the team for the F2P version of the game
3. Develop and release new Sketch Tales
4. For everyone who bought the game, we want to give cool individual awards and bonuses in the new version of a game. Also to provide access to the closed Beta of the new F2P Sketch Tales
5. Keep developing Sketch Tales

And now, it’s very important to us hear your opinion about this changes. Please write in comments your opinion about restarting Sketch Tales? What are your expectations from the new version of Sketch Tales?

I wanted to thank all who was with us all this time! To people who bought and played our game, left reviews and wrote comments. Even criticism! All this inspires us not to leave behind the project and to move on. Maybe in a new way. We want to make Sketch Tales better and more interesting than ever before.

Thanks to all of you!

Alexey Sityanov
8D studio, project lead



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioeZUBOTDFQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOjsQV3ZfPI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw0-0hzvOgY
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About This Game

What is Sketch Tales?

Sketch Tales is an immersive action-RPG sandbox where what you draw becomes what you play. You appear in a hand-drawn world, wherefrom all the colors had been stolen by a supervillain warlock. Get revenge on him, join him or ignore him – you have all the options for both gameplay and story are non-linear.

What can I do there?

The game has action RPG mechanics (with quests, dungeons, loot and weapons) that are based on drawing gameplay: your own artistic creations drive the world, which provides freedom of choice and stimulates creativity. With drawing you can create ingame items, weapons, spells, construction parts, living beings and much more. For instance, you could draw a monster within mere seconds and get him instantly live in the game.

Key Features:

In Early Access now:
  • Drawing magic: create anything and change the game world with doodling;
  • No sweat fun: zero artistic skills required to get instant fun;
  • Freedom of choice: create a fully unique character and chose any path for him;
  • Show your true colors: fight enemies, avoid deadly traps and magic anomalies.

    Will be added with upcoming updates:
  • Paint the town red: invite your friends into the world you created, explore together or fight each other, exchange your creations with other players.
  • Living universe: huge open world with deep atmosphere and random events. AI life simulation system gives each NPC unpredictable behavior patterns, desires, needs and emotional connections.
  • Law & disorder: Abide by the laws of physics or break them - destructible objects, forces of nature and degradable materials are affected by you and affect the world around you.
  • Cross-platforming: Join a game session with your friends while using different platforms.
  • Languages: Sketch Tales will speak to you in your mother tongue.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB or AMD HD 4870 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 10 compatible
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