Tales Across Time is a story-driven RPG experience from the creator of 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey. It uses the classic short-story format to tell the tale of three different characters...
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February 15

Lunar New Year Deals + Music Samples + Dev Blog!

Another year, another update post – I hope you’ve all had a fantastic start to 2018! Today I come bearing discounts, music samples, and a brand new Dev Blog! Not quite a Monster’s Inc world reveal, but it’s not bad ;)

Lunar New Year Sale Discounts

For four days only (until 10:05 AM on February 19th Pacific Time), you can get 8-Bit Adventures at 60% off! That means you can own it for just $4 USD! You can also get the fantastic Remastered Soundtrack 30% off ($3.50 USD), or the Game + Soundtrack bundle 45% off (that’s only $6.60 USD)!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/370300
Additionally, my most recent game Tales Across Time is also participating in the sale, making an already cheap game even cheaper! You can now get it 20% off - that's just $2.39 USD!!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/461710
These discounts won't get any lower in the future, so get 'em while they're hot! ;)

And remember, every purchase goes towards 8-Bit Adventures 2's development. As many of you know, I am funding development myself, so any and all support is greatly appreciated!

Dev Blog

With the release getting closer, I wanted to write some articles about the process of developing 8-Bit Adventures 2. I don’t know how regular this will be (as you all know, first and foremost, I need to get the game finished!), but I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Right now there are two articles – an properly formatted version of my Battle System Overview from last year (explaining the battle system of 8-Bit Adventures 2), and a brand new article called ‘Inspiring an Adventure’ where I discuss some of the games (and other media) that inspire me and how they’ve influenced 8-Bit Adventures 2.



The reason I wanted to write about this is because when I make a game, it’s always a game that I want to play myself. So if you and I like similar things, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll like 8-Bit Adventures 2, as well! …At least, that’s my hope haha.

https://www.8bitadventures2.com/blog/

If you want to keep up to date with future articles and news, you can now join the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Mailing List! No spam – just new articles and major announcements. Just scroll to the bottom of the page listed above!

Music Samples

Now the fun part! I’ve uploaded lots of screenshots, but it’s very rare that I get to show off the game’s soundtrack. So today, I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek with five new music samples! They are significantly trimmed down and occasionally different sections have been edited together to fit within the sample size, but I think they give you a good idea of the chiptune goodness that Carfonu’s been working on!

Driftwood
https://soundcloud.com/8bitadventures2/driftwood-sample



World Map Theme
https://soundcloud.com/8bitadventures2/world-map-theme-sample



Glitch Battle Theme
https://soundcloud.com/8bitadventures2/glitch-battle-theme-sample



City of Sounds Part 2
https://soundcloud.com/8bitadventures2/city-of-sounds-part-2-sample



Desert Ruins
https://soundcloud.com/8bitadventures2/desert-ruins-sample



And if you want to give the composer some love, please check out his SoundCloud and send him some support – like Jerram and I, he’s working hard =) https://soundcloud.com/carfonu

That's All Folks

That’s all for now, but please stay tuned for more updates (and the release)! I always post 8-Bit Adventures 2 news here on Steam (including on the new 8-Bit Adventures 2 Steam Page!), but I also highly recommend following @CriticalGamesAU on Twitter, as that’s the best way I’ve found to keep up-to-date on news! Or now you can join the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Mailing List to receive updates to your inbox!

You can also check out the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Website for more info and screenshots (including our new Dev Blog), or check Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CriticalGamesDev

We’re getting closer and closer to the finish line, everyone!~
Josh
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December 21, 2017

Winter Sale Deals + Holiday Wishes/Screenshot + BTS Interview!

Looking for some RPG goodness this Christmas? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

All marketing aside, I sincerely want to wish everyone (yes, even you!) a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! As much as I wish I’d been able to finish 8-Bit Adventures 2, 2017 has been a year filled with progress and I am extremely happy with how the game is shaping up. I still have a…genuinely terrifying amount to do haha, but I know we’ll get it done. And hopefully it’ll end up being something very special!


*Merry Christmas from the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Party!*

Speaking of 'special', I wanted to quickly highlight a game called Persona 5. This was my favourite JRPG in a very long time, for a wide range of reasons. But more than anything, I loved how, despite dealing with very dark and often sad topics, Persona 5 was such an uplifting experience! Every action you took in that world made someone’s life better, and the ending left me with a genuine sense of wanting to be more proactive, improve myself and help others.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it. In my opinion, *this* is the kind of game we need at the moment =)

And on the development side of things, Persona 5 made me reaffirm that I want 8-Bit Adventures 2 to be a game which inspires a sense of fun, hope, and joy in its players!

But what if you’ve already finished Persona 5? Or are just looking for something a bit more retro (or an experience that doesn’t take 6 months to finish =P)? Well, there are some great deals on my previous games: 8-Bit Adventures 1 and Tales Across Time!

So if you're interested in 8-Bit Adventures 2 and want to check out the original,
now's the time to buy!

Winter Sale Discounts

For two weeks only (until 10:05 AM on January 4th Pacific Time), you can get 8-Bit Adventures at 60% off! That means you can own it for just $4 USD! You can also get the fantastic Remastered Soundtrack 30% off ($3.50 USD), or the Game + Soundtrack bundle 45% off (that’s only $6.60 USD)!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/370300
Additionally, my most recent game Tales Across Time is also participating in the sale, making an already cheap game even cheaper! You can now get it 20% off - that's just $2.39 USD!!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/461710
These discounts won't get any lower in the future, so get 'em while they're hot! ;)

And remember, every purchase goes towards 8-Bit Adventures 2's development. As many of you know, I am funding development myself, so any and all support is greatly appreciated!

8-Bit Adventures 2 News Recap and NEW Interview!

Just in case anyone missed it, 8-Bit Adventures 2 received several big updates last month! A brand new trailer, an official website, the Steam page launch, a special First Look Demo, and even a 13 Page SNES Manual! And you can check all of that out at the links below:

www.8bitadventures2.com

http://store.steampowered.com/app/733110/8Bit_Adventures_2/

8-Bit Adventures 2 has also popped up on a number of great media websites (such as Siliconera: http://www.siliconera.com/2017/10/24/8-bit-adventures-2-pits-rpg-heroes-dangerous-glitch/)!

You can also check out a brand new interview about my work conducted by Pierre on Chalgyr's Game Room! It was a fun chat, with lots of great questions. So if you've ever wanted to know more about the Behind-the-Scenes development of 8-Bit Adventures 1, 8-Bit Adventures 2 or Tales Across Time, it's well worth your time: http://www.chalgyr.com/2017/12/critical-games-josh-hallaran-on-8-bit.html

Thank You Everyone!

That’s all for now, but please stay tuned for more updates (and the release) in 2018! I always post 8-Bit Adventures 2 news here on Steam (including on the new 8-Bit Adventures 2 Steam Page!), but I also highly recommend following @CriticalGamesAU on Twitter, as that’s the best way I’ve found to keep up-to-date on news!

You can also check out the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Website for more info and screenshots (including some animated GIFs), or check Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CriticalGamesDev

Thank you, everyone, so much for your support in 2017. The response to the demo and trailer/screenshots has been phenomenal, and it's honestly given me a lot more confidence going forward.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year~
Josh
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Reviews

“A Warrior who thought he had nothing left. A Woman who had everything to look forward to. Finally a woman on the run with almost nothing left to give…the provided experience excels at telling a tale of mystery and wonder with a brilliantly designed battle and encounter systems.”
8/10 – Chalgyr's Game Room

About This Game



Tales Across Time is a linear, story-driven RPG experience from the creator of 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey. It uses the classic short-story format to tell the tale of three very different characters; each living centuries apart, but in the same location.



Each narrative presents a different experience. Explore a haunted, ancient ruin; help a young woman save her town and her love; face off with an unstoppable masked killer. Many tales have been told across time; will yours be able to transcend it?



Featuring:

  • Experience Three Gripping Tales, each set in a different time period.
  • Unique Turn-Based Battle System - built around resource management & one-on-one encounters.
  • Discover Engaging Characters and People with Personality.
  • Same Location, Different Environment - explore a familiar land, transformed by the passage of time.
  • Battle a Wide Variety of Monsters, which constantly change-up combat.
  • A Narrative-Focused Experience - keeps the story going and doesn’t waste your time (no grinding/filler).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows (XP or higher)
    • Processor: 1.5GHz Intel Pentium 4 equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in True Colour mode
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card

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