Know someone that is struggling with their ABC's or basic spelling? Do they have a short attention time span? Want a program that all students or children can use in the same classroom and can tailor make it to their needs and levels? Well here it is, DASM Spell Quest!
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Release Date: Jun 5, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Since this is our first game release through STEAM we are releasing this software Early Access just in case something may have been overlooked. We are also hoping to form a community of parents, teachers and guardians who can provide us with feedback on any issues that may arise. Plus, while in early access plain feedback from game play would be valuable to us also.
Is DASM Spell Quest buggy or playable?
The software has been tested on several different types of Personal Computers and Notebooks with various Windows operating system ranging from Windows XP right up to Windows 8.1 and most tests proved successful.
Tests that did fail were caused due to:
  • Low memory.
  • Drivers not updated or correctly installed.
  • Game specifications were not met. (For example, Video card, CPU or memory requirements.)
  • Hard disk space full or fragmented.
  • Viruses or other various background processes using system resources.

By being Early Access if anything else does arise outside of these known issues it gives us time to research the problems before the full release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“DASM Spell Quest will remain early access for around 12months but may go longer depending on any unforeseen issues that may arise. The game has been tested quite a number of times but it is quite easy to overlook something during its creation due to it's complexity and size. On most systems it has been 100% playable especially when played on systems within and over the required specifications.”

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

“There should be no major difference between the game now as an Early Access version compared to the Non Early Access version in the future.
Though, we will consider/ or will modify the software if:
  • Feedback from the community has a reasonable request.
  • A bug has been found.
  • A game glitch/graphic issue has been reported.
  • Part of the game play is too difficult.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of this software should be 100% playable and complete. The main reason to why we have gone Early Access is to monitor the software of any bugs and gain feedback from the STEAM community.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price of our software once it is fully debugged and tested. It will not be raised a substantial amount but it will cost a little extra.”

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

“We want the community to speak to us. Let us know what they need even if it is not related to DASM Spell Quest. We are here to create software for users who struggle to learn and we want to create a Database of information so we can make software in the future for our communities needs.
Overall we would like the community to:
  • Comment if they liked/disliked something.
  • Share any funny moments with us. (Jump scares, mine cart rides.)
  • Let us know if the user performs better at learning after using our software.
  • Share any ideas with us and the DASM/ STEAM community.
  • Share how to access the secret areas or secret rides.
  • Provide game play hints or tips.
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June 24

Latest patch is now out!

Hello people! We have released a second patch to tidy up a few things that were overlooked during testing. Special thanks to everyone that emailed us directly via our website and reported some issues.

  • Wizard hat puzzle would not save.
  • Wizard would always say beware before walking through the tunnel to the city when it is not supposed to and the gates would remain shut.
  • Wizard could be physically seen after saying beware on the other side of the tower instead of disappearing.
  • Added new feature where after the game is patched it won’t restart in a minimized screen.
  • Cleaned up some messy commands and fixed a few save bugs.
  • Fixed the Train Station map where the graphics and lighting was set way too bright or incorrectly and some of the textures were not displaying right.
We are currently working on a 3rd patch but this will be quite large and involves changing some of the settings in the DASM City maps.
Please email us or place a message here if you’re having any problems: http://steamcommunity.com/app/543910/discussions/0/1354868867706525555/

Thank you.

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June 5

World of DASM, DASM Spell Quest is here!

Hello people!

DASM Spell Quest is now ready for release and we are all excited here at DASM HQ. All the fans and educators who have been following us from the start know that this software has evolved over time and has been shaped by the general community, students and yes the teachers!

This software was specifically created and designed for students aged between 5 to 12 years old who are struggling to learn the alphabet or spelling words. DASM Spell Quest also helps to form the very basic building blocks for sentence structure, and contains a substantial amount of reading material with full audio and text.

Unlike most ABC type software programs DASM Spell Quest is well…a little twisted! It uses a whole new style of teaching and learning techniques to keep users interested.

Since this will be an Alpha release we kindly ask the STEAM community to report any bugs or issues if they arise.

Any adults who wish to use this software be warned that it is for your child or student. Once trapped in the World of DASM time can slip away and you yourself can become its next victim.

Welcome to the World of DASM!

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“Amusing review for DASM Spell Quest. (Contains some mild language.)”
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About This Game

Welcome to the World of DASM, DASM Spell Quest!


The user of this software will have no idea they are learning yet playing a video game! The only requirement that they need is basic keyboard and mouse skills to play. The good news is if they cannot use a keyboard or mouse they can still play with a competent gaming adult. Simply let them guide you so they are still gaining the visual effects that DASM Spell Quest has to offer.

Is there a story to this or is it just another ABC game?
The wizards called Brother and Lord Ferret discover a small pink planet while passing through space and time. The planets main natural resources consisted of letters and numbers. Brother wanted to use the resources of the planet to help educate life forms throughout the universe. Unfortunately Lord Ferret had his own ideas and plans. Once Brother found out about his treachery and ideas he sealed him within a mountain but allowed him to have his magical powers still. While imprisoned, Lord Ferret helped Brother develop new life forms and cities on the planet called DASM. After a while, Lord Ferret was released from his mountain prison and promised Brother that he would “sort of” behave himself.
Suddenly, you find yourself teleported to this planet the wizards created. Lord Ferret is there to greet you and has to train you up as part of his ongoing punishment.
Is he really there to help you or is he there to train you for something else? Are you part of a plan or is Lord Ferret just trying to do the right thing for once? Perhaps Brother even has plans for you himself for some other reason? Who knows, I guess you will have to find out for yourself but be very careful with what you do.

So what is so great about DASM Spell Quest?
When it comes to learning, most children’s biggest enemy is boredom. Boredom can reduce the amount of information that they absorb due to the fact they lose interest and go into a dream state where they wish they were doing something more exciting or better. This boredom can be triggered if their work is too hard or even too easy. In some cases it may be or even is a medical condition that makes it difficult for them to learn or concentrate.
With DASM Spell Quest they get to choose the level of difficulty, the location, and items that they want to look for. This keeps them interested by giving the user freedom and the power of choice. What makes this game so unique also it that you are you. You don’t have to pick a character just be yourself and freely do what you want to do.
Our software also works on a reward basis. The harder you play, the more you can find. Some levels even have hidden rides or even huge hidden worlds when selecting the hard settings. Some rides can be boats, mine carts, flying foxes and please don’t forget the spooky ghost train ride if you can find it!

What does DASM Spell Quest has to offer?
World of DASM Campaign: 100 missions which involve reading and collecting items.
The “start” of the campaign is an excellent way to learn how to move and comes with some missions so the user can get to feel what the interface of the game is like. There are no spelling puzzles within the first section of this option and it mainly focuses on learning how to move. Though, once you leave this area and enter a tunnel which takes you to the city the game really begins. The main purpose of the campaign is mainly reading. There are 100 missions in the campaign. Each mission has a unique quest and the user can click a button to have it read to them or they can read it themselves. The city in the campaign has shops which you can buy items from with the spelling tokens you collect. Spelling tokens from instant action missions and other spelling worlds can be spent there also.
Training Grounds: 3 types of word puzzles, learn how to activate them and how they work.
Visit the training grounds to get a feel of what DASM has to offer. This is where you get to understand how puzzles work and how to activate them. Once all three word puzzles are completed you can ride the mine cart. While you are doing this you can look for miscellaneous items and try to locate 8 spelling tokens.
3 Word spelling worlds: Words, spelling and sentences with easy or normal settings.
ABC World: Explore a castle while collecting the alphabet, tokens and miscellaneous items while avoiding basic traps, puzzles and monsters.
Words World: Explore a massive oil rig and fight in an arena while you match words with your words list or spell out words using the alphabet. Avoid monsters and work out puzzles with moderate difficulty.
Sentences World: Explore inland and near a coastline, match words to build sentences. Avoid traps and solve puzzles while avoiding monsters and other strange unknown never seen before life forms.
30 Instant action maps: Easy, normal or hard setting with different terrains and puzzles.
Easy: No time limit, no items to collect but play at your own pace with no thrills.
Normal: Reasonable time limit, some basic items to collect.
Hard: Restricted time limit to beat, basic items to collect, a full set of clothing to find, a special side quest with specific items to collect and possibly a hidden ride or mission.
Statistics: How many items collected and places visited.
Items: How many dolls, brother tokens, spelling tokens you have found.
Maps: What maps you have played and completed.
Collect all items: Shows if you have collected every item on each map.
Hidden levels: Shows if you found any hidden levels or worlds.
Rank: Shows your current rank.
Missions: What mission you are currently up to out of 100 while playing the campaign.

WARNING:

This game can become highly addictive to adults so let the children play first!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with service pack 3
    • Processor: 2.4GHz + Duo core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.8GHz + muli-core processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 8000 series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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