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A modern-day open-world RPG about a secret world. With the help of your companions, some demons, some cats, and any supernatural entities you can bend to your will, all the different ways to solve problems, you may still fail to save the world. Life is simply unfair. But, will you stop trying?
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Do you want to just play those games which may be good, but your voices are never heard by the developer? Are you satisfied with just being players who can only feed by content you are not involved in?
No, I don't think so. Here is an opportunity that we can make something great together.
Please let me know your feedback and suggestions. Maybe you will see it implemented in the upcoming updates.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It may take 2 years.
Please be aware:
1, As the sole developer of the game, there are things in my life that may happen to delay the game development significantly. This is just an approximate estimation.
2, The end of early access does not change much. The game will keep update to the end.”

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

“0, The main storyline will be finished with multiple endings.
1, Most of the features from the previous games will be migrated into this one. (All the code are already in, they just need to be awakened when contents get there.)
2, Expand the explorable maps into at least 5 major areas.
3, A lot of more content, including side quests, procedurally generated quests, encounters to cover another at least 10 hours of gameplay.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Please be aware, this section is going to be outdated really quickly.
I'm planning to provide more up-to-date progress as the development diary on the Steam forum when it's up.
By Feb 2nd, 2021, we have:
0, First 2 main story quests which alone covers about 40 minutes of gameplay.
1, Functional firearm system.
2, A pet system allowing to capture, drop, store, withdraw, sell pets, and train them with different skills.
3, 2 major areas. One is a relatively "normal" town, with procedurally generated citizens going on their daily routines, police officers enforcing laws. Another is currently under siege of supernatural threats.
4, A few magic items with their own unique mechanisms that impact the exploration and combat significantly.
5, Some mini-games, including minesweeping and blackjack. They are insignificant to this game. It's more about mocking people who sell such kinds of tiny games asking for an unreasonable price. So, I'd like to provide you with those kinds of mini-games as additional content of my game free of additional charge. They do, however, provide some in-game benefits.”

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

“After receiving some feedback, I decided to check if we shall increase the price every year.”

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

“I'll be on the Steam forum. To players in China who do not have access to Steam forums, I will be in QQ groups. We will discuss how to make this world a better place. Just as I have done in the last decades.”
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Planned Release Date: December 2021

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/1519140
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Now, will you give up your chance to give it a try?
With a demo that is updated frequently, what's not to like?

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After all, the demo and updates are free. You will only lose something by not do so.


The demo has at least 3 hours of content.
But, let's be honest. It's still just a quite early demo.
Thus, if you encounter any problems, just let me know. I'm always here to make this game better since 2004.
Contacts:
Discord: https://discord.gg/pGmHzupNjX
QQ Group: 737883429
Developer QQ: 181669887
Support mailbox: neolithictotheend@gmail.com

About This Game

TL:DR

This may be the weirdest fever dream you've ever had.
Life is full of absurdity

Some Features:
Everything in a classical RPG plus...
1, First-person gunfight during battle.
2, Convert supernatural (or not so supernatural) enemies to be your pets.
3, Deployable traps, barricades, and furniture to decorate your home.
4, Your very own home with a map editor. (Support import/export map to RMXP)
5, Magical items with their own mechanisms.
6, Crafting items from 3D printers.
7, Plant and harvest food and...something else.
8, Endless procedurally generated quests from mission boards.
9, A powerful cheat console that can run Ruby script.
10, Minigames! The awesome part of an open-world RPG is, you can get all those minigames for free!
11, Frequent updates. Who knows what you can find in the future.
12. DRM-Free!
13. Highly customizable playing experience.

Risks: (I will be totally honest with you. Thus, I put it here)
1, The game is made with a very old game engine. (For memories' sake)
2, There is only one developer.
3, I am terrible at 2D art.
4, I am not a native speaker of English.
Thus, I provide an honest demo for you. The demo version will update all the way till the game release.
It reflects the current stage of game development in almost real-time.

As the game is one of the first and last RMXP games that's ever being developed, I'm not exactly aiming to make it something great. (or even sane.)
Instead, it needs to be unique and fun in a way that people can rarely see nowadays, to make people laugh maniacally even in a grimdark world where both the in-game world and the life circle of RMXP are coming to an end.

Story


Welcome to our secret society of [redacted]. We are among the most ancient ones in our line of work.
For a long time, we have witnessed the rise and fall of many others.
The situation is grim, the world almost ended in 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2020.
Some people predict it will keep ending this year, next year, and the year after.

But, well, even if that's true, even if the ending is inevitable, it is tragic, we are still alive.
So, cheer up! We shall carry on.
As long as we stand, the world shall never fall!
To the end...

Features:


Unbalanced and Unfair
Beneath the facet of the beautiful life people called "normal", lurks the truth that this secret struggle is never fair.
There are things that can hardly be killed. They may come in great numbers to overwhelm us.
Even when not facing such a supernatural entity, a well-trained Kung-Fu master can still be killed by just a bullet.

But, We Fight on With All We Have!
We have guns and our own magics. We even learned to bind supernatural entities to our wills.
We have tools and artifacts, we have skills ranging from combat to conversation.
If there is a lock that can hardly be picked, try blowing it.
There are always solutions.

You Are Different.
Your arrival was not expected. You were not on any lists. We know little about you.
Show us, who you are and who you will become with all the perks/skills/proficiency you may develop.
We may still stand a chance against all odds with your help.
Lead us...

In This Vast World
Your loyal companions will follow you from ancient ruins to modern metropolis, from east to west.
You will meet common folks we swear to protect, watching them live their "normal" life.
You will discover mysteries, solve them when combat evil forces lurking in the dark.

The Secret History

The story behind this game:
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1519140/view/2986431641632413538

It's the first Neolithic game with English localization that comes to Steam since 2004 when the first game of Neolithic was published in a dark corner of China.

Comparing to a commercial game, this is more like a memento to the old golden age of RPG Maker XP (when indie games are really indie; when updates are free instead of being paid DLCs; when developers update games for years, even decades instead of abandon projects as soon as it's no longer profitable; when games are made with passion instead of money-hunger; And, when RPG Maker was not used to just make those cheap adult-only games.)
This is NEOLITHIC!
There are many games out there, made with modern tools and more than 1 developer. They are supposed to be better than mine.
But, they are not. Why?

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We also have cats! They are cute. :3

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Some of my testers told me this game is likely PG-13 from their points of view. It may not be true anymore as the game has been updating a lot since then. Also, as people are living in different countries, some places in the world may be more conservative than others.

So, I will just list everything that may be "mature content" in the game here: (last updated: June 26, 2021)

NEOLITHIC To the End is a game that has content related to cartoon violence(Because of guns and combat), lots of blood(and tomato juice)

The exact violence/blood level can be checked in the trailers.
In version 20210315, a game option has been added to customize the blood/gore level. (You can even replace blood with flowers or kittens...)

It also has content related to strong language, alcoholic drinks(Because there is a bar), and other general mature content.

Being a modern-day supernatural RPG, the game also has content related to conspiracy theories, radical politics, and atheism.

The game also has content related to LGBT which may not be suitable for players in certain countries. To be more specific, The player can change their character's gender at will during the game progress if they want. And certain characters may fall in love with the main character without check their gender.

Update on June 26, 2021: Nudity content has appeared in some cutscenes. Sexual content is mostly text-based.

There is no adult-only sexual content in the base game right now.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: PC with 800MHz Intel® Pentium® III equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible (Warning: there are a few reports of game crashes on old AMD cards. the developer is currently unable to reproduce.)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 11 is still highly recommended. DirectX 9 may have random crashes. For testing purpose, You can find a big town map within the first 20 minutes of gameplay. If you can stay there for a few minutes and the game does not crash, then you are likely fine.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: PC with 800MHz Intel® Pentium® III equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GFX 770 or above
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
    • Additional Notes: The setting above is recommended because it's very close to my development machine. Thus, it is less likely to get hardware-related issues.
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