The multiplayer survival fantasy you've been looking for! Set in a timeless era, Play how you want to build a character with unique stats, skills, karma, and reputation as you slay monsters, war factions, loot graves, cast spells, hunt down PK or be one yourself!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Certain feature enhancements are planned where player feedback will prove essential to the process.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately six to 12 months.”

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

“Faction system will be fleshed out with more objective oriented content and region control.
More spells for majik system, alchemy.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Very playable with much content and more on the way. Please see the 'About' section below for a complete list of currently active game content.”

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

“Price may increase moderately after full release.”

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

“Using the Steam discussion boards and Slurkum Discord channels will be two great ways for players to provide input on issues related to balance and gameplay, and for server admin feedback / suggestions.”
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About This Game

Welcome to Slurkum, the fantasy based survival game where danger and fun are one and the same.

Start with nothing but your wit (and a smile) to carve out your mark on the world of Slurkum. Develop your skills and reputation at your own pace, in a casual pvp environment where looting is the norm and karma is king. Resources are plentiful through mining, hunting, monsters, and crafting throughout the land.
The basic game mechanics are simple. Play how you want. Housing can be used with a land claim, factions can be joined for Order/Chaos pvp, trade your wares, or lurk in the woods and rob/loot/kill. It's up to you!

Game server environment is loosely based on key elements of popular mmo and simplified for a more casual gaming experience in that genre. Using a purely authoritative server architecture, Slurkum is made with the admin / host in mind, as well. With the built-in Game Master menu, administrators can designate trusted players as GM's for events, disputes, and more!

As with any situation, awareness is key. With that said, keep these points in mind as you explore Slurkum.

  • =PvP Color Flags=
  • Blue = Lawful citizen
  • Green = Fellow townsman and ally
  • Orange = Enemy town citizen
  • Red = Murderer (attackable by all and banished from safe zones)

Be mindful in your travels, as many beasts, vermin, undead, and other foul things dwell in the wilder and darker regions of the land.

  • =Beastiary=
  • Trollkin: kobolds, goblins, orcs, hobgoblins, cyclops and trolls
  • Dragonkin: wyverns, dragons, hydras, lizard and dragonmen
  • Nightspawn: ghastly, vampire, nightmare, werewolves and nightfiends
  • Vermin: snakes, rats, spiders, mutants, insectoids
  • Legendary: snowfiend, manticores, harpy, tree ents, vendigos, chimeras and griffins
  • Hellborn: lava golems, beholders,, rippers, undead soldiers, demon lords
  • Wildlife: bears, wolves, deer, rabbit, boar, fox

Slurkum offers a robust combat system with single, double, even triple melee attacks (sufficient stamina required). Crossbow and pyromancy offer ranged options, with kick and uppercut for when that enemy gets in too close.

  • =Combat=
  • Armor Class: AC reduces the attack rating by scaling the damage:
    (raw damage * scaled percent) / 100
    Example: AC of 15 would weaken an attack to 85%
  • Stamina Cost: all melee attacks cost stamina
  • Attack Strength: raw damage is scaled against current stamina:
    actual damage == (raw damage * scaled % of stamina) / 100
    Example: 50% stam reduces attack damage to half, while 100% delivers full
  • Pugilism: right hook, left hook, uppercut, kick, jabs, rolls, and combos
  • Great Weapons: more attack range and damage in exchange for high stam cost
  • Hand Weapons: one handed weapons quick but less damage
  • Combo Attacks: single click- 1 swing, dble click- 2 swing combo, pressing 2 concise dble clicks- 3 swing attack, kick key and also a special melee key (all dependent on stamina supply)

As stated earlier, simplified functionality is intended and crafting is no exception. For most items, crafting will be a two part process where you refine ingredients or resources using a station, then combine them with your crafting menu. Each station requires a specific fuel, depending on it's purpose.

  • =Crafting=
  • Forge: process ores and also prepared metal to create ingots
  • Work Station: mill select raw lumber to plank
  • Tanning Station: process various animal and monster skin to rawhide for leatherwork
  • Cooking Station: cook prepared meals and basic meats
  • Alchemy Station: distill extracts for potions and tincture
  • Camp Fire: cook meats, regain temperature, repel nightspawn

  • =Resources=
  • [Mining] Ores and Rock can be obtained by breaking apart boulders scattered throughout the land (pierce damage is best)
  • [Gathering] Herbs can be picked from the ground
  • [Harvesting] Wood and certain plant materials are can be had by physically damaging them - (slashing damage is best)
  • [Water] Only available from wells which can be found in town or crafted and placed on claimed land
  • [Loot Drops] Both day creatures and nightspawn have their own loot lists which drop ingredients specific to their genre

The struggle between Order and Chaos has been with us since the dawn of time. It permeates all eras, all dimensions, all cultures. Those devout in principal may choose to enlist their service for the cause by joining the townstone of that faction. You will know your enemy by their orange hue.
Even as these forces of Order and Chaos dance in eternal duality, so too does the wheel of karma. Attacking players who are not your enemy will cause loss of karma. The taking of innocent life will also mark your player as a murderer for all to know. Karma does regenerate slowly, and murder counts do erase themselves, with enough passage of time and good behavior.

  • =Chaos / Order=
  • [Score] Every enemy, criminal, or murderer killed awards 1 point
  • [Murders] kill innocent receive 1 count
  • More features, objectives, and systems yet to be implemented, such as faction influence, resource claims, and altar boons.

To place structures you must own land, and to do that you must drop a claim stone (which can be crafted).

  • =Land Claim System=
  • Claim block keeps all structures in radius invuln
  • Claim block decay over time, use repair hammer to keep fresh
  • if claim block dies, all structure items become vulnerable
  • can add friends to the builders list

Skill proficiencies increase things like damage and heal potency, as well as defining your profession and rank.

  • =Skill Gain and Profession System=
  • skill level affect damage/heals at += .2 * skill level
  • skill gain occur from item use and recipe crafting
  • ancillary skills to be used for various criteria in other game code, as things evolve

Magik is no stranger to Slurkum, and there are two branches for the devout to embrace.

  • =Schools of Majik=
  • Book ok Life -restoration
  • Book of Fire -pyromacy

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

PvP violence may affect game experience for some players.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: RealTek
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 series / Intel Core 10th gen
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 20 series / Radeon 5800 series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: NVidia High Definition Audio

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