We just wanted to clarify a bit the situation on the development of Dungeon of the Endless. We are working on an update at the moment that was initially planned for this week (hence the announcement on game saves, that still stands by the way). However, it will be slightly delayed.
We have indeed been working on this update for a little while now and the holidays happened, so it took a little longer than expected but we're almost there. The next update will introduce the awaited heroes' system of skills, besides a 4th level, amongst other additions. It's still very work in progress, but it should add a little something interesting to the game. Unless we aren't fully satisfied with our work and decide to do more testing, we will try our best to keep these updates coming regularly.
Each hero gets up to 3 (currently 2) active and 3 (currently 2) passive skills when s/he levels up (predefined for each)
The passive skills automatically give specific bonuses under certain conditions
The active skills need to be cast by the player
The effect lasts during X seconds
Then the skill is deactivated during X turns
Add more interest and control in battles and hero management
Add more interest in the level up of the heroes
Improve the differences and enhance the personalities of the heroes
Add choices for the player about the right moment to use each skill
We tried to avoid micromanagement, so there is no need to target
The objective is not to come close to an action game (such as a MOBA): you cannot frenetically use them; it’s more about choosing the right moment
We started with relatively “simple” skills (stats modifiers) but we are planning on adding more complex ones
This will be a first version of the system, so we will listen to your feedback very carefully.
We’re beginning to implement some of yours requests, mostly about the controls and the balance of the game. We will also add a 4th level to the dungeon!
Of course, we happen to be working on other exciting additions for the game but it'll all be available when the time is right so stay tuned. Please accept our apologies and thank you for your understanding.
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the Vaulters in Endless Space, equipping Gork with the pink tutu in Dungeon of the Endless, or going through the game design documents of Endless Legend. We have several things on our minds to share with you that are related to our games and the GAMES2GETHER.
NEXT UPDATE & SAVES COMPATIBILITY
It's coming...soon. I hate to tease you like that (no really, I do) but it is still work in progress and we'd rather not reveal anything to disappoint you but since we're all back from our holidays, we should focus on the development of the game and provide updates regularly.
Before the new version is available, please make sure that you finish your current game:
Game saves will not be compatible with the new version.
So tell your friends, family and pugs in case they miss the message. Keep in mind that we are in Alpha and many changes are likely to be made so don't get too attached to your current crew members, you'll find more of them if you explore the dungeon.
We have the results of the G2G votes for our mid and long term priorities for DotE: Advanced Events and the Multiplayer won! Before you worry about the other choices, please understand that we will eventually add all the items listed on this G2G votes, as they are on our list of improvements but the G2G votes allow us to set priorities.
We have also asked you for event ideas for the game and have been loving your submissions. In the G2G vote of this week, we will ask you to choose between the ones we thought were more likely to be added soon. More details on our decision here but congrats already to all of those who contributed to the thread.
You can vote on the GAMES2GETHER page but don't forget to redeem your CD keys before doing so.
The GAMES2GETHER is back, with two exciting votes for Dungeon of the Endless. Please log into your Amplitude account and redeem the Steam CD keys provided with your copy of Endless Space or DotE. Then, check out the official GAMES2GETHER page and vote for your favourite feature.
Please, note that all these proposals will eventually be worked on. We are just asking you what you think deserves to be added first. VOTE HERE.
The votes will end on January 8th, 2014. We are welcoming suggestions for Advanced Events and the Multiplayer.
Thanks to the GAMES2GETHER, we would like to include you in the development our our games. We have had a very fun experience with you all, in the past year with Endless Space, and would like to reiterate that with Dungeon of the Endless. We launched the Alpha, through the Steam Early Access system a week ago and have already received some really interesting suggestions and feedback.
As promised, we will work with you to make DotE your dream dungeon survival game. So, if you have any ideas, don't hesitate to participate on our forums or the Steam Discussions.
Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and his team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their way out... so what could go wrong... open the door!