Blackfaun is a fast paced roguelike with RPG elements, featuring challenging combat and replayability. Players join a faun tasked with a mysterious quest to prove her worth as heiress to the crown. Vibrant colors and a rich soundtrack bring dungeons to life for a fully immersive experience.
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Release Date: Oct 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Launch party! Blackfaun 1.0 is here!

Blackfaun 1.0 is here! Check out the full patch notes below:

GENERAL
  • Launch! Blackfaun is now in version 1.0!
  • As a result, all saves, achievements, and unlocks have be reset to retail. Happy hunting!
  • We’ve significantly tweaked game balance and cleaned up loads of bugs and other issues.
  • Another massive thanks to all of our PAX and Early Access backers -- it’s been a long (and sometimes lonesome) journey. Thanks for coming on this wild ride with us, your support has meant the world!

BOSSES
  • Reduced Stonebeak’s passive health regeneration.
  • Increased Gemini Beasts’ base health.
  • Significantly increased Pan/Eri’s base health.
  • Cleaned up all Ram Rider animations.

ENEMIES
  • Reduced enemy spawn rates across the board. Experience gain per monster defeated has been increased to compensate.
  • Court of Thorns enemy spawn rate tweaked proportionally higher to maintain difficulty.
  • Increased the time between Soul Prism attacks.

ITEMS
  • Added Crackling Ingots, get your chain lightning on!
  • Added the Deafening Maw, cover your ears, Boo!
  • Reduced negative stat modifiers on all items except on the lowest quality.
  • Significantly reduced stat reduction price on chest of valor items.
  • Reworded Psionic Relic’s description to clarify mechanics.
  • Reworded Tyrant’s Mace description to clarify mechanics.
  • Flaming First now deals increased damage to Blind Shriekers.
  • Moiraic Gate’s damage radius is now static, it was previously linked to the Vigor stat.

OTHER
  • Increased player starting health and health per level up gain, also increased amount of health that red hearts grant. These changes have been applied to all difficulty modes proportionally.
  • Increased Mana Burst effect radius across the board.
  • Removed on-equip stat penalties from talismans.
  • All offhand equipment Mana Bursts now cost a flat 1 mana.
  • Cleaned up tutorial overlay when using the controller.
  • Added sound effect to stat selection when using a controller.
  • Bosses in the Duskhaven Sanctuary now drop any consumables near their item chest to prevent them from being uncollectible.

BUG FIXES
  • Flaming Fist is no longer castable in rooms the player is not in.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the Burst Master achievement from tracking progress properly.
  • Fixed an issue cause sound effects to play when loading a new level.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the hurricane lamp to display incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue causing bookshelves to spawn to close to the boss doorway threshold.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Glint-eye Rogue talisman to create a spirit heart after every enemy death.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the recap screen to appear at the end of a run.
  • Fixed an issue that unequipped all talismans when exiting and then resuming a game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Continuing a game to start as Eri, even if playing as Pan.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Relic Guardian’s health bar from displaying properly.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the player from sprinting while the Demon Eye was equipped.

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September 29, 2016

Release date set! Blackfaun Patch 0.9.1

Blackfaun patch 0.9.1 is now live! Check out the full patch notes below:

GENERAL
  • Release! We’re excited to announce that Blackfaun will move to full retail release on October, 26th! Tell your friends!
  • Massive thanks to all of our Early Access supporters, we couldn't have done it without you!

OTHER
  • Lowered the amount of orbs that Genesis spawns to be relative to his current hit points.
  • Raised the Faun’s base projectile speed.
  • Reduced the projectile speed of the Withered Effigy.
  • Increased the damage over time effect on the Toxic Rod.
  • Increased the radius of the Mana Burst slightly.
  • Removed the ability to activate the Sprint ability while channeling a beam weapon.
  • Increased player starting health on Easy and Normal modes.
  • Added a delay to the portal activation after defeating a boss in the Duskhaven Sanctuary.

BUG FIXES
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Dacian’s Spyglass from detecting if it scored a hit or not.
  • Fixed an issue preventing some animations from playing in the recap screen.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the game to crash when fighting Elora.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the game from remembering screen resolution and fullscreen settings.
  • Removed controller prompts when playing with the keyboard and mouse.
  • Adjusted Lyrewolf pathing to fix some miscellaneous issues.
  • Fixed some environment collider objects in Lyrewood Vale.
  • Fixed Goblin Totem projectile height.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Court of Thorns map tiles to spawn improperly.
  • Fixed some issues that prevented the game from reloading when using “Play again” after death.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the game to crash when opening a golden chest.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the game to crash when encountering the Relic Guardian.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the game to crash when encountering Lai’ruhn Maga.
  • Increased performance overall on all platforms.
  • Fixed an issue with texture loading on the Mac platform.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Artemis Parry Mana Burst to be too close to the player.
  • Cleaned up Iron Phantasm’s animations.
  • Cleaned up Genesis, Pestilence, Dread, and Wonder animations.
  • Cleaned up the Faun’s boss dialog animations.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the player to attack a boss during boss conversations.
  • Fixed an issue where certain UI effects would improperly play during the loading sequence.
  • Fixed an issue with Pan’s starting weapon hitting offscreen enemies.

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About This Game

BLACKFAUN is a fast paced roguelike with RPG elements, it is built on the principles of skill-based, challenging combat and replayability.

Players will join a faun tasked with a mysterious quest given to her by her parents. To prove her worth as heiress to the crown, she must battle her way through unforgiving, randomly-generated dungeons on her journey of self-discovery. Along the way, you will uncover an incredible variety of powerful items with over 100 mechanics and thousands of additional stat variations. You’ll fight against cunning and relentless enemies that employ advanced tactics and abilities to exploit your weaknesses.

Featuring a different experience on each play-through, Blackfaun aims to deliver a unique experience built on a solid foundation of fun, intense combat. Drawing inspiration from some of our favorite games, Blackfaun will bring dungeons to life with vibrant colors, clean character designs, and a rich original soundtrack for a fully immersive experience.



FORTY UNIQUE ENEMIES AND BOSSES

Battle your way through cunning and relentless enemies that employ advanced tactics and abilities to exploit your weaknesses.

PROCEDURALLY GENERATED DUNGEONS

Explore unforgiving, procedurally-generated dungeons as you help Eri on her journey of self-discovery. Enjoy endless hours of Blackfaun fun as you experience new layouts on each playthrough.

A LARGE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ITEMS

Along the way, you will uncover an incredible variety of powerful items with over 100 mechanics and thousands of additional stat variations.

ORIGINAL STORY AND SOUNDTRACK

Unfold the relationship between Eri and her estranged brother, Pan, as each character shares their perspective of events. Their mysterious journey is accompanied by a rich and original soundtrack.




VANQUISH your foes as you brave your way through harsh environments, each with its own set of baddies that try to hinder Eri in her quest for truth.



This isn’t your standard ARPG. You’ll be on the move dodging projectiles and melee attacks, pushing enemies out of your path, turning ethereal, and making use of a huge variety of spell effects to stay alive against all kinds of creatures.




DISCOVER tons of items that boost your ability to dispatch your foes! Blackfaun aims to deliver a replayable experience that relies on play skill rather than time-played. As Eri, you will be collecting gear -- hidden throughout the environments and guarded by fearsome boss monsters.



In the process, balance your inventory by choosing between powerful stats and special abilities granted by different items. Be on the lookout for consumables left behind by fallen enemies to help replenish your resources.




NAVIGATE a carefully crafted world -- goblin forests, haunted temples, dank sewers, and decadent palaces. Blackfaun places emphasis on each individual playthrough as its own experience rather than a grind to the top of the level meter.













EXPERIENCE the plot as it unfolds. Eri, along with her birth-rune, Lex, seek to uncover the meaning of the quest her parents tasked her with. Eri is the heir apparent, but must complete her trial before she can claim the throne. On their journey, the two encounter Pan -- Eri’s long-estranged brother. After dismissing him initially, Eri and Lex being to wonder about his intentions as they try to parse his riddles.










System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 400 or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 400 or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or Later
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 400 or Equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or Later
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 400 or Equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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