An open world action-RPG. Shape shift into a highly customized character! Crush your foes, get loots, build your house and dungeon to challenge other players!
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Mar 24, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We plan to have a rich, dense and large game, including a lot of replayable content. It is important for us to test these features in a realistic environment, while receiving feedback. Wolcen is a project started a long time ago, driven by passion an we want to create the best gameplay experience possible. We are attached to our project, and are very experienced using the CRYENGINE technology.
The Early Access will also be a great way for us to remain a completely indie team. There is no private investor or publisher behind us, and we want to continue that way to keep a full control on the creative work we do. We want to take risks, bring some new features to the hack and slash genre and discuss with players about the best solution for our game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the Early Access to last at least a year. During that time, we will add new features regularly, such as Character Customization, Craft, Dungeon Challenge and Coop, to make sure that there is new content for players to test, and it will give us the time to balance and debug the game.”

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

“The final version of the game will be available on PC and Linux. It will include the following features :
  • Full Coop gameplay.
  • Apocalyptic Forms, allowing you to unlock mutations for your character according to your playstyle. Mix up to three of these mutation and shape-shift into that avatar of destruction to slay your foes!
  • Ability to create a dungeon thanks to our housing system, and include enemies captured in the open world for other player to challenge.
  • A lot of destroyable environments
  • Unlimited randomly generated dungeons, with increasing difficulty each steps !
  • Epic boss Fights
  • Large open world to explore
  • An epic and mysterious story to discover
  • Modding support
  • Gamepad support

Disclaimer: Character Wipes are likely to happen during the Early Access phase

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of the game aims to test the very basics of the gameplay.
You will be able to test the first mission of the storyline, and then fight in randomly generated dungeons, with an increasing difficulty each time to clean a level.
More than 20 skills are available right now, including combos.
Elements from skills and environment interact with each other : Lightning spreads in water, a frozen target will unfreeze once hit by Fire, and physical attacks deals more damage against frozen enemies !
Beautiful visual effects are triggered by your attacks, bringing an epic feeling to the game!
A lot of content is still using placeholders, and the sound quality is a bit poor, we are aware of that and it will be updated and upgraded really soon!”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features. The final price of the game should be about twice the current amount, so it is time to grab a copy now !”

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

“The community will be involved thanks to a Trello and various polls on our forums. Mostly you will be able to give your opinion about the which features need to come first, balance of the game and gameplay mechanics.
If you have any cool ideas new enemies, items or apocalyptic forms, we will gladly read about it on our forum!”
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October 4

A small announcement regarding patching schedule

Hi everyone!

As you may have noticed Wolcen Studio has been working hard for the past year and a half, releasing as much content as we could despite our team being very small in size. We’ve transformed the game landscape and added so many new mechanics and improvements because like our community, we want the game to be up to the high standards set by famous games of the Hack and Slash genre.
This has resulted in patches being sometimes released every two weeks, and some of these patches not being as polished as we wanted them to.

This is why we’ve decided to update our patching schedule to once every month or more, so we can release polished and feature-rich updates to you guys. This is not a strict schedule, and the update being fully ready will have priority above schedule. Experience proved to us that taking more time to work on a patch leads to less issues and better player satisfaction in the long run. I’d like to emphasize that this does not mean development on the game will slow down, but on the contrary as less time will be spent working on hotfixes for bugs added by a patch.

We can’t wait for you guys to test out update 0.5.0.3, which will include a new arena mode and new armor mechanics for both the player and monsters. We will release a devblog article explaining these new mechanics before the patch rolls out.


                                                 The new work in progress arena lobby

As always, thank you for your generosity and support. See you on the forums and discord!
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September 12

Update 0.5.0.2 Hotfix A

Hi everyone!

With this hotfix, we are addressing some of the issues you may have experienced with 0.5.0.2, especially crashes. Thanks for all the .dmp files you sent us, and please keep on forwarding them to us every time you encounter a problem.

Here' s the changelog for this small hotfix :

Useful links :
Wolcen's Roadmap
Wolcen's Feedback tracker
Wolcen's Official Website
Wolcen's Official Facebook Page
Wolcen's Twitter page
Wolcen's Official Discord server
Wolcen's FAQ
Help us us fix crashes here

Community websites:
German Fan Site : http://www.wolcen-game.de/
French Fan Site : Wolcen France


GENERAL:
  • Multiple crashes have been fixed.
  • Items versioning wasn’t causing a reroll for items in your chest, only the ones in your inventory. Since this is now fixed, you will have rerolled stats on chest items when you launch the game for the first time.
  • Fixed the issue that was causing the picked up gold not to be added to the inventory
  • Fixed a multithreading CPU performance leak
  • Fixed a bug causing temporary potions effects to be permanent after being used once.

UI:
  • Fixed the avatar healthbar placement
  • Fixed a bug that caused the player to move when drag & dropping a skill signature in certain resolutions/aspect ratio

PASSIVE SKILLS:
  • Practical Weapons (Assassin) skill’s effect is now correctly display in the character sheet.
  • Several effects affecting Dual Daggers and Crossbows were wrongly applied.
  • On-tick effects like Untouchable, Lethal Strikes or Elemental Boost will now be instantly removed when you deactivate their related passive skill (through respec or rings rotation).

AUDIO:
  • Fixed missing sound on item & gold pickup
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About This Game

An Open World action-RPG in a corrupted world falling apart, beautifully rendered thanks to CryEngine technology.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem features a dynamic, fast-paced combat system with weapon-based combos and charged attacks. Dodge, Dash, Hack, Slash and unleash devastating spells on your enemies !
The game has no class restriction and uses a Resource Opposition System that adapts to any play-style.

Co-op will be added, and players will be able to combine spells to create chain reactions, in order to overcome greater challenges.

There is a unique mechanic called Apocalyptic Form that allows players to shape shift into a highly customized character! You’re free to mold your character thanks to a deep and rich customization system. And thanks to our complex crafting mini-game and our housing module you will be able to make your adventure feel as YOUR adventure!

You are a former officer of army of the Human Republic, forced to flee the death penalty because of the magic powers you have unwillingly developed. Being tracked down by humans and hunted by the monsters of the Wild, you are recruited by a mysterious group of Templars. And thus an epic adventure begins in which you will wander the world to fight inhuman, mutated monsters and discover the terrible secret of the extinguishing mankind.


Key features:

* Under development and will be added to the game during the early access

  • Dynamic combat system: fast-paced combat system with weapon-based combos and charged attacks. Dodge, Dash, Hack, Slash and unleash devastating spells on your enemies !
  • Open World: Discover the world and enjoy it at your own convenience
  • Exploration and experimentation is rewarded with new powers, attributed according to your play style!
  • Free character development - No class limitation. You have three resources: Rage and Umbra interact with each other, thanks to the Resource Opposition System, in order to balance gameplay.
  • Rotating Passive Skills Tree: A deep and innovative way to taylor your play style !
  • Custom player: choose your gender and customize your player, skin color, hair, beard, eyes etc.
  • Randomly Generated Dungeons for infinite replayability
  • Element-based spells will react to the environment and to other active elements in the area. For example, lightning will spread in water and stun targets; Fire will spread unless water or frost gets in the way, ect.
  • Multiplayer mode*: Dungeon Challenge and Co-Op
  • Apocalyptic Form*: According to your play style, you will develop special powers for your character, changing their abilities and look. Fierce melee warriors may gain a third arm to equip with a new weapon; a fire caster will have their skin turn into lava, healing from fire. Even wings and horns might appear depending on your actions!
  • Tons of Loot: Weapons, Armor, Potions and randomly generated magic effects for more gameplay diversity!
  • Asymetric Armor System: We love asymmetric armor, and we want you to be able to customize your gear down to the finest details! You will be able to equip different shoulders and arm protection on the left and right side of your character, bringing a great number of personalization options!
  • Housing: Create your own house and proudly showcase your special gear!
  • Rotatable and customizable Camera: Have a new point of view, choose the best angle and discover hidden details.
  • Dungeon challenge*: Transform a special part of your house into a dungeon and challenge other players to survive the onslaught!
  • Time of day cycle with dynamic weather: You must adapt to the time of day. Some quests will only be achievable a certain hours, while the night is full of dangers. The rain will make your electrical powers more efficient.
  • Mature story full of secrets to discover exploring the world.
  • Kythera AI system: The automatic real time navigation adaptation of Kythera adapts to any change in the physics of the world, allowing us to create exciting scenes including large portion of levels collapsing or moving and fighting on the back of giant creature*, creating never seen before gameplay situations!
  • Semi procedural Weaponry*: Blades, pommel and guard details can be randomized for more unique gear in the game!
  • Advanced Crafting mini-game*: Build your own weapons and armors thanks to a complex and challenging module in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1, Windows 8.1 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1, Windows 8.1 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770S 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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