In this open world action role-playing game you will bring your dragon's story to life. Become a terrifying or benevolent dragon powerful enough to threaten kingdoms and leave its claw-mark in history. WARNING: DRAGON IS IN EARLY ACCESS ALPHA. IT IS NOT A COMPLETED GAME.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is your chance to experience Dragon: The Game as it develops and improves in response to feedback from you and the community! We've worked hard to show you our core vision of the game and we want your help to shape Dragon's future.

When playing Dragon Early Access prepare yourself to have fun despite bugs and unbalanced skill trees.

Seriously, buy Early Access if you want to support the game, be part of a fantastic and growing community, and to help us make the best action RPG meets dragon simulator possible! Thanks for your support!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will continue to our retail launch in the winter of 2017. We will follow an aggressive development road map with major updates every three to seven weeks.”

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

“The full version of Dragon will expand on the core game-play of Early Access. Better dragon models and art, new customizable body parts and weapons. Mid to late game will also be expanded with ways to economically and politically impact the world around you. Your dragon will also age and grow becoming potentially much larger as you carve your legacy into the world.

It is our hope that when Dragon leaves Early Access players will have an immersive, exciting action roleplaying meets dragon simulator.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current build of Early Access includes basic combat and flight mechanics. A large open world, several villages to interact with and a few lairs hidden about. Players can hunt various wildlife and fantasy creatures and upgrade and improve their dragons.”

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

“The retail version of Dragon will expand in response to the community's support and demands. We anticipate the retail game to sell on Steam for $25-$35.”

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

“We all agree that Dragon has some huge creative shoes to fill and we can't possibly do it without the community's support and feedback. During Early Access the development team will publish, edit, and implement a roadmap. Building new features according to what our players want.”
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July 6

July Update

Hey everyone,

We’re getting close to the next update! Following up on the patch we released 3 weeks ago, this update will include the next generation of proxy meshes (another step towards beautiful, fluid terrain streaming) and will also fill out some more locations on our map, fix some of the bugs in the town, and whatever else we can squeeze in.

We’re also getting close to resuming recruiting for our team. We had some limited success earlier this year but ran into some technical debt issues that made it too difficult to coordinate. These issues are nearly resolved, we will reach out to those players who have contacted us expressing interest – we are so grateful for your enthusiasm and support!

Anyway, we wanted to have the patch ready today but were slightly delayed due to 4th of July holiday schedule. Expect to hear from us again late next week!
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April 30

Dragon v9.5 Performance and Stability Update

We've been wrestling with some technical debt and old code that has been plaguing performance and making it difficult to add new contributors to our team. Today's patch successfuly resolves many of these issues!

*Players should see greatly improved frame rates as well as reduced stuttering and load times! Please be patient as we update lighting, NPCs, and other content.

Notes
+Some parts of the game have been slightly rolled back so that maintenance and upgrades can be made. Please be patient as we update lighting, NPCs, and other content.
+New map shows off terrain streaming tech.
+Fog, the camera, and other perspective settings are being adjusted to accommodate streaming terrains.
+Don't forget to try different graphic settings, as well as grass and tree options! These can have a major impact on FPS and visual presentation

As we update and rework parts of Dragon we've been constantly toying with the right balance of open-world vs modular zone design. Because Dragon has the unique character of being both a flight simulator and action-rpg - two vastly different kinds of games - we must find approaches that scale well.

To this end, we think we've found the right balance. Moving forward, we'll be using "zones" or "regions", bounded spaces that are composed of many streaming terrains. The game manages the streaming terrains for a (generally) seamless experience. This approach keeps the vast open-world experience while leveraging the reduced development and performance overhead which comes with bounded spaces.

This patch is just the tip of the iceberg! Thanks for being patient as we clean house and get Dragon in to shape.
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About This Game

Experience dragons in their proper role as the monstrous, complex, and epic protagonists that they are.

In this open world action role-playing game you will bring your dragon's story to life. As you eat, age and hunt your dragon will develop allowing you to improve and customize its wings, tail, claws, and breath weapon.

Become a terrifying or benevolent dragon powerful enough to threaten city states and reshape kingdoms. Inevitably you will face other dragons, giants, trolls, orcs, liches, and other beasts as you leave your mark on the history of the world.

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WARNING: DRAGON IS IN EARLY ACCESS ALPHA. IT IS NOT A COMPLETE GAME. Please do not purchase unless you want to actively support development and are PREPARED TO HAVE FUN DESPITE BUGS AND UNANTICIPATED PROBLEMS. Thank you for your support, Early Access makes this game possible!

The completed game will include...

  • Hunt and feast on tribute as you grow more powerful through the years.
  • Hoard gold, claim a lair and expand your dominance through-out a dragon-sized sandbox fantasy world.
  • Choose who to help and who to eat. Choose which cities will benefit and thrive under your protection and which will burn...
  • Customize and improve your dragon. Choose its color, face, look, and abilities. Customize and upgrades your weapons and armor such as scales, breath weapon, bite, tail, and wings.
  • Single and multi-player modes for all of your dragon co-op and PVP needs; work together in peace or find out whose the top dragon.
  • Users Mods - There is no way we can make this game great without tapping into the creativity of our players. Integration with Steam Workshop is planned as well.

Planned Early Access Features...

  • Single and multi-player Co-op and PVP
  • Save and load your dragon
  • Moddable dragons and maps
  • Basic combat and RPG mechanics
  • Fire burns trees, villagers, and wooden buildings
  • Physics based flight
  • Real time day-night cycle

Development Roadmap

Dragon is currently in early alpha and we've got a long way to go to make Dragon the game it deserves to be. All features and plans listed here are subject to change, we may add or remove features as we learn more about the community's needs during our Early Access.
  • More monsters, wildlife, and fantasy races to populate the world
  • Quests, story lines, and lore
  • More and larger worlds to explore and conquer
  • Randomly generated worlds
  • Expanded combat and improved NPC AI
  • More destructible and intractable environments and objects
  • Additional breath weapons and magic
  • Updated graphics and physics
  • Improved sound and music
  • Awesome new dragon models. Play as different "species" of dragon
  • Additional RPG mechanics and customization options
  • Weather effects and natural disasters (volcanoes, tornadoes, etc.)
  • Expanded mod support
  • Additional languages and controller support

At this point we think Dragon will reach retail version 1.0 in nine to 24 months; depending on funding and the amount of content in the final game.

About Us

We're a small and inspired group of gamers and dragon enthusiasts who couldn't stop ourselves from making this game. We've been juggling full-time jobs, family commitments, and nights and weekends to bring you Dragon. Please support Early Access so Dragon can become the incredible game that AAA studios will never be able to do correctly.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7/ Windows 8 (latest service pack)
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac® OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 (latest version)
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 or better
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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