If you are interested in magic, dark and dangerous dungeons with traps and enemies, unusual islands, bright weather conditions, mysteries, stories, sea voyages on your own ship, hiding deep secrets through the ocean, then this adventure is for you!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access is a great chance to hear about the minuses and pluses of the game "Noel's Hope". Rate and express Your opinion about both the gameplay process and the plot itself.
As the only developer, it is extremely important for me, to hear Your wishes on the development of the game, so that I understand, what You like and what You don't like. Where need to add hardcore gameplay, and where need more history and atmospheric lore.
In addition, the game have NOT final denouement of the story. Much has not been said yet, some of the key locations are missing and a lot of things are only hand-made text on paper and are not implemented in a gameplay plan. Many bosses and locations are still awaiting their creation. And they will not only be created, but also improved, thanks to Your opinion!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A lot of projects are in the endless "Early Access". This applies to games of many genres (including survival). But I do not plan to leave "Noel's Hope" for a long time with this status.

As soon as the main plot of the game is completed and implemented (all possible endings will be fully realized and thought out, also all possible battles with "bosses"),
as well as Your ideas were realized in game (I sincerely believe that it will be interesting for You to share Your thoughts about the fate of Noel),
only after that the game will go into a full release.

If You are interested in the "date of release", then I think it will be in 6 months, as part of the plot is ALREADY implemented in beta version 0.1, but not all plot.”

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

“First of all - the opportunity to complete the game to the end and a normal, professional translation into English :)

If talk about the near future, I am planing to add alchemy, new spells, additional ship improvements, more types of dungeons (additional floors), more different phenomena, as well as improve and complement the underwater world.

What else is planned?
  • New additional tasks
  • New islands, constructions, dungeons
  • More traps, more enemies, more loot
  • More bosses with cool battle systems, unique spells and complex attacks
  • More interesting plot twists

But of course, that's not all. A lot depends on the audience of the game, part of the stories and part of the plot - due to You. There are many examples of other projects where users added key elements to the game, changed its mechanics and etc. All in Our hands :)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“I have already spoken about this, but I repeat that at the moment, in the game there is NO final plot.
There are only a few completed additional quests and a small, main storyline.
However, there are many things that will make Your travel interesting:

  • - More than 30 islands and dungeons, with random generation of items, enemies, buildings and traps
  • - More than 60 types of items, including food, ores, parts, alchemical accessories, tools, resources for building and improving the ship
  • - More than 20 milestone upgrades for magic skills
  • - More than 5 bosses, with different mechanics and abilities
  • - Weather conditions such as rain, snow, typhoon, fog, etc.
  • - Various, day and night effects and events
  • - The first plot location
  • - First of some satellites

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

“I do not exclude the possibility of a slight price increase after the game is released from early access.
This is due to the fact that the game will have a lot of new content (for example, new chapters of the plot), including everything necessary for its implementation (sound effects, text, visual effects, sprites, models, animations, etc.).”

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

“Community is a very important part of the creation of Noel's story and additional aspects.
So that You (the Community) understand that the development of the game is not stopped and "Early Access" is only one of the stages, and not the ultimate goal, "Noel's Hope" will be updated frequently and communicate with You.

To communicate with the community, it is planned to use the forum on Steam, where You can share ideas, express your opinion on all areas of the game, ask various questions and discuss details. Depending on the audience, the possibility of creating a web site is being considered. And for more convenience, it is possible to create a group in Discord :)”
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February 17

New Game Mode: "Challenges" and some fix bugs

Hello, dear Friends :)

Noel's Hope is alive and developing :)
The game has a new game mode: "Challenges".

IMPORTANT:

The mode is NOT connected to the main game and is NOT connected to the plot! To start playing it - You do NOT need a high-lvl character or any progress in the main game!


What is this?

You will have only 5 lives to find the right path and overcome the necessary challenges. Some of them are limited in time, others have traps, because of which you yourself will have to accelerate in passing!

  • More than 15 different tests that will test your dexterity, reaction, logic and luck
  • 4 different play areas
  • Many different mechanics
  • New melodies

In addition, the main game was affected in the update:

  • Fixed very important bugs with Swimming System. Now You don't see empty ocean, and can't jumping on ocean area.
  • Partially reworked areas of the game (SFX effects, models, textures and sounds)
  • Completely reworked the mechanics of the "Tutorial" game
  • Added 21 new Steam Achivements
  • Partially fixed bugs related to "FPS drop"



Enjoy the new mode and have fun with new update!

Good Luck,
Yours sincerely, Valsidalv N.
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January 28

So, Noel had a dream...

Dear friends!
The game has become available for purchase in the Early Access. This means, that Noel’s journey began across the vast expanses of Steam.
I beliave, this will be a good start and you will like the story of Noel's Hope!
Also i will follow the all possible reviews, comments and posts about various aspects of the game:
From gameplay to plot!
From music to graphics!
From peaceful play to hardcore fights!


P.s.
In the next few weeks, possible , there will be a major update related to the plot, companions and ship improvements!

Thank you for your attention and let Luck come to all of Us! :)

Yours sincerely,
Valsidalv N.
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About This Game

If you are interested in magic, dark and dangerous dungeons with traps and enemies, unusual islands, bright weather conditions, mysteries, stories, sea voyages on your own ship, hiding deep secrets through the ocean, then this adventure is for you!

What is the game about?


After all the events that occurred with Noel, he is on a ship in the middle of a magical ocean.
You have to find food and water, useful materials, valuable minerals, magic items, scrolls and etc. to survive.
As well as explore various islands and dungeons, fight against powerful and strange creatures, overcome the bad weather, avoid traps, upgrade Your magic skills and characteristics.
Secrets and magic history are waiting for You.

And remember! Your goal is not only to survive, but to find a sister! What made this all happen? Who will help You find a sister? Maybe, You are not the only survivor in this world?

Features and what's available:


  • The combat system allows You to use each spell with a separate hand
  • Unlimited inventory. Ability to improve the characteristics, milestones skills for magic, various improvements for each spell separately
  • Improvement of the ship, allowing You to add buildings for crafting, melting ores, planting and growing mushrooms and herbs and more
  • Underwater zone, with its own resources and plants
  • Various islands, buildings, boats, dungeons, traps and NPC traders
  • Bosses, with their unique mechanics and skills
  • Scrolls, thanks to which You can learn how to defeat one or another boss, as well as get additional tasks, reveal the secrets of some characters and get a chance to visit secrets locations
  • Day and night effects of islands and events in dungeons
  • Weather conditions that hinder Your journey or allowing You to get some buffes
  • Flying islands and enemies
  • Over 40 Steam Achievements
  • Separate game mode: "Challenges":
    - Over than 15 different tests that will test your dexterity, reaction, logic and luck
    - 4 different play areas
    - Many different mechanics of challenges

What's next?


At the moment, the full plot is not implemented. You can NOT complete the game completely!
In the future, the plot of the game will be revealed, there will be more locations, characters, magic, and of course, dangerous bosses, global events and the disclosure of the details of "Noel's tragedy and life."

Important!


The entire translation into English, made exclusively on the basis of online translators!
Therefore, you can meet strange nonsense, complete nonsense and incomprehensible expressions! I bring my apologies for all the misunderstandings, that you can see!
Thank you for understanding.

Story


In one small village, there lived an usual family. A loving father, a beautiful mother and two gifted children. The girl's name was Kate, and her brother was Noel.

Kate was a much more gifted child. She had a high concentration of mana and she easily controlled most of the magical elements. Noel was less gifted, he only studied the basics of magic. Their father did not have a magical gift, he was making various household appliances. Their mother, Carolyn, was a skilful healer and selling herbs in a small market square. The family was not very rich, but they lived in prosperity.

Once, bandits attacked the village. It all started with the market. They needed money, goods items and magical artifacts ... One old woman refused to give the family ring. In anger, one of the robbers hit her. Seeing this, Carolyn decided to intervene. The village was small and poor, by the standards of the capital... The bandits were waiting for much more booty. They wanted a lot more... But they got only village staffs, herbs and a handful of gold. This infuriated them.

The leader of the bandits, wheezed something and attacked the Carolyn. It could not be a fight. It was a slaughter. The guards were stabbed right away, the bandits began to kill the merchants. Carolyn was been killed.

After this incident, Noel's family fell into despair. Father stopped working and helping the village, stopped eating and talking to children. He constantly locked himself up in his workshop. Always worked on something. At this time, brother and sister, after long disputes, decided to collect the remaining gold coins and send Kate to study at the Higher Academy of Mages, in the capital.
"You are very gifted, Kate", said Noel. "You can become a real adept!"
"But what about our father? He’s health is completely bad! We need to take care of him, and even if I leave, you won’t have any gold left to..."
"I can do it" , Noel interrupted her. "I believe in you, and you will must believe in me!" .

Passed few months. Noel worked with the sweat of the brow up to midnight. He almost did not upgrade his magical knowledge. The father, at all, went mad. He sold all his inventions. Noel tried to argue with him, appeal to reason, but everything turned out to be in vain. After this deal, father rented a small jetty. There, he start to build something like a boat or small ship...

As time went. Kate sometimes wrote letters to her brother. She studied the runes, various magical seals. Increased her manna potential and soon she should have had an important exam. Noel was happy for her. But Noel was often sad because of mom, sister and... father and because of that time, when everything was fine... Noel still did not know that the worst was yet to come...

And so it happened. Noel was about to go to bed. When suddenly his father flew into the room, almost knocking the door off its hinges.
"Noel! NOEL !!! Get up, faster! Hurry up!"
"Father?.. What?.."
“No time, son!” , with these words, he grabbed Noel’s arm and they literally ran towards the rented pier.

On the way, Noel managed to notice that the sky was multi-colored. No stars were visible. There were no clouds. Only a cold, pale blue glow on one side of the sky and a blood-scarlet on the other. And it approached each other. It was literally going to devour everything between them.
"Rather! Faster!" , with a wheeze in his voice and through a cough, his father shouted.
A strange glow was approaching, and Noel and his father were all running towards the pier. The shimmering shadows were getting closer, and the glow turned into fire.
Noel and his father almost reached the pier. It already showed a huge ship. Noel did not believe that his father did it. He was shocked and...

...And then came the moment when two magic glow - collided. Two blazing twinkles. Two stars. Two spells...
Everything around was wrapped in a mist of flowers, Noel and his father closed his eyes, and when the blinding and stunning was gone, Noel saw his father lay on the ground. In blood... He was dead. Noel did not have time to do anything, say anything, or even cry. Fire and water flooded everything around. Flames devoured trees and buildings ... And the water absorbed the earth and all who were on the surface. Water did not extinguish the fire. Two elements, as if mixed with each other in unison, bringing only chaos and destruction.
Noel, literally at the last second, jumped into the ship and the magic wave, pushed him.

When the consciousness returned to him, Noel saw only the ocean. Around him - a solid ocean.

After the panic that seized Noel for long hours, after tears, understanding that everything he knew about the world is dead, after long deliberation and unsuccessful attempts to take control of mind, Noel realized that now he has a single goal. His life goal is to find a sister. He did not want to think that the same fate befell her. Anyone was supposed to survive?! Noel believed in her. And he also knew that there were to be Three Great Magicians in the capital. Three defenders. Three pillars. Three supports. They had to protect the capital! Let everything be destroyed, but the capital will not fall! Their power is undeniable. No matter what kind of magic it was, the Three Great Magicians would protect the inhabitants of the capital! They will protect Kate. They must do it!!!

Noel did not know, what magic destroyed everything around. He did not know, is his sister was alive or not. Did not know, if he even had a small, single chance to find a sister...
But it was his hope.
Noel's Hope.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+ / 8 / 8.1 / 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.6GHz or similar
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 500 series or similar
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit operating system is required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.6GHz or similar
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 700 series or similar
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit operating system is required

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