The early 22nd century began the era of "time travel". At this time, the UN Security Council also created the "Time Bureau", a special surveillance service where employees are required to eliminate anachronisms caused by people visiting past events.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“With the help of the Steam-community and the player’s reviews, we’re going to improve The Challenge and make it more interesting. The community will be able to influence the game’s development by pointing out some of its defects, which we have maybe missed. We are also planning on adding a multiplayer mode. It is at the early stage of development at the moment and we’re hoping, you will help us with its creation.

The Challenge is an ambitious project and a whole new level for us. Frankly speaking, it turned out to be a real “challenge” for our team. We’re hoping to get financial support from the Early Accesses release, because right now we don’t have an investor and all of the funding is provided by the developers themselves. Not forget to mention that most of the work is being done by... only one man!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to stay in the Early Accesses for about six to twelve month. When we’ll be sure, that the game is completed (both single- and multiplayer), we’ll release the final version.”

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

“There will be a lot of modifications. Changes might be made to the interface, gameplay, sound or visual parts of the game. We are also planning to add a multiplayer mode. It is at the early stage of development at the moment.

If we get a successful start and manage to obtain enough funding, we will be able to afford localization to other languages, make a voice-over of the characters, a VR-version of the game or fulfill some of the many other ideas we’ve got.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the moment there is an alpha-version of the project, where we’ve realized the basic story campaign mechanisms. In this version you will have access to the basic Bureau of Time station, which is called EON-1, and to the first era – Stone Age. The second era – Ancient Egypt, is at the stage of development, but also available to play.

You can use a standard Xbox controller in the game. It is supported everywhere except for some of the secondary menus.”

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

“Yes. After the release of the final product, the price of the game will be increased. Financial support is very important for us right now, since it would enable us to finish the development of this project. That is why we offer a discount for the first Early Access buyers.”

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

“The community will control all the aspects of the game’s development. All your ideas and suggestions will be taken into consideration and implemented if possible (they can’t contradict with the overall concept of the project). Also the community could help us realize and test the multiplayer mode for The Challenge.”
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June 20

Update (v0.8.0.0) [BETA BRANCH]

- Completely redesigned all levels of the game
- Completely redesigned graphics
- A new system of dialogues
- New Inventory System
- Introduced a system for controlling the development of the plot
- Completely new enemies
- The AI ​​of ancient people was rewritten
- New weapons system
- Many new models have been added
- Modified characters to match the plot and characters
- Lots of new animations
- New sounds
- New main menu
- New settings menu

Warning: This is an experimental build, which is the preparation for the release of the final version of the game. A lot of game features may not work or not work properly. Switch to the beta branch only if you want to see the changes in the game first.
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“Overall, it's one I'm patiently going to be keeping an eye on. I love the graphical style, I love the entire idea of the story. It just needs a fair bit of love right now.”
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-challenge-a-new-unreal-engine-adventure-game-about-protecting-time-its-a-bit-of-a-mess.8281

“The Challenge est un jeu avec un potentiel énorme. L’histoire est superbe. Par contre, le jeu étant en accès anticipé, l’acheter actuellement, c’est être prêt à accompagner le studio de développement dans la construction du jeu.”
http://www.graal.fr/2016/11/01/test-the-challenge-la-version-pour-steam/

About This Game


The early 22nd century began the era of "time travel". At this time, the UN Security Council also created the "Time Bureau", a special surveillance service where employees are required to eliminate anachronisms caused by people visiting past events.

Their job is to follow these tourists and preventing any interference with history as it is known. They must also prevent people from smuggling artifacts from the past into the future, which could upset the economy.

One of the employees of the "Bureau" is a man named Maxin Gromov, and it seems today is going to be especially hard for him...

Some of the main features of “The Challenge” include:
- An original story from a professional writer of science fiction
- Interesting quests in different time eras
- Mazes full of dangers
- Excellent graphics (powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine 4)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (x64)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 (x64)
    • Processor: Intel i5 4570 @ 3.2 GHz / AMD Phenom II 945 @ 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9.2
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11.6
    • Processor: Intel i5 4570 @ 3.2 GHz / AMD Phenom II 945 @ 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M370X
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any reasonable new Linux distro, SteamOS+
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 15.04, SteamOS+
    • Processor: Intel i5 4570 @ 3.2 GHz / AMD Phenom II 945 @ 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 970 GTX or higher with latest NVidia binary drivers
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
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