Drifting Lands is an hybrid of classical horizontal shoot'em'up with a lot of strong gameplay elements coming straight from the action-RPG genre. If you want an original diablo-like game or you want a different kind of shoot'em'up, you're in the right place!
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February 8

An update... and some news



Hi All! It's been a while since the release of Drifting Lands. 7 months, and I have to admit we gave very little news or spend very little time improving the game. To be honest, the game didn't perform as well as we hoped. It's probably my fault, and for multiple reasons, but the sales barely covered 20% of the development cost. I can't really give steam sales publicly (it's supposed to be under NDA) but you can get a pretty accurate estimation by looking numbers on steamspy.

Anyway... We're still around because Alkemi has another source of stable income and we finally found some time to complete unfinished tasks we had on the game! At this point though, it would not be reasonable to expect a lot of new content or any console port for Drifting Lands. We lost enough money in this project as it is.

In the future, Alkemi will still work on games but probably with scopes A LOT smaller than for Drifting Lands. At least until, we have proven to ourselves that we are not only able to make games but that we are also able to actually sell them decently :)

Here's a changelog for this update :

FEATURES:
* We finally changed the gamepad control in the menus. It's now a focus based control system. If like me you prefered the virtual cursor, you can still switch back to the old mode in the options!

IMPROVEMENTS:
* Most SFXs of weapons have been revamped and are now much more present in the global mix (stronger and louder pew pews!)
* There is now less notifications when you start the game. Some have been removed, others less important are triggered later in the game.
* 2 mandatory missions were removed in grade 1 to allow a quicker progression in those boring levels without suicide bullets :)
* There is now a helper window to remind you that you have cargo in your hold each time you return from a mission. You can empty your hold into your stash directly from this window.
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About This Game

Imagine a Diablo-like game with the mouse clicking part replaced by an horizontal shoot'em'up core gameplay.




That's what is Drifting Lands in essence: first and foremost an action-RPG (Hack'n'Slash or however you may call this). Then and only then a different kind of shoot'em'up, accessible to a wider audience than usual.

Drifting Lands main characteristics are:

  • randomy generated missions for replayability
  • 100 levels of difficulty to climb with your skill or your ability to optimize your gear and powers
  • 70 active and passive powers with various effects: dash, area of effect attacks, time control, etc.
  • a complex item generation system with a lot of stat modifiers to optimize, unique items with "game changer" powers
  • 3 classes of ships for different profiles of players
  • Not your usual bland heroic fantasy universe

Drifting Lands is designed to meet both shmup and hack & slash enthusiasts’ expectations.

With the choice of your class, you’ll have the opportunity to take control of different ships, best suited to your favorite gameplay style.

You’re a super player of bullet hells and don’t mind dying on the first few impacts ?

You’ll find a perfect class for you with high-damages / low-resistances interceptors. You’ll benefit from a smart customization of your gear, but your performances on the field will be mainly based on your skill.

You enjoy the progressive design of a powerfull build through skills and inventory optimization ?

Your class will offer more resistant ships, able to put up with a lot more impacts. But if you want to shine, you’ll have to be smart in the selection of your special powers and how you create synergies with your equipment!

Want to report bugs, ask the team what is planned for this or that, suggest ideas or improvements, know what we're up to for the next update...

come have a chat in the community section!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or Better
    • Processor: Anything for gaming bought in the past 2 or 3 years
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any AMD/ATI or NVidia with more than 512Mo of DEDICATED RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Anything that goes beyond bleep really
    • Additional Notes: Will most probably not work with Intel video cards
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel Quad Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any powerful AMD/ATI or NVIDIA card with more than 512 of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Anything that goes beyond bleep really
    • Additional Notes: More fun with a pad though you can use your keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Anything for gaming bought in the past 2 or 3 years
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any AMD/ATI or NVidia with more than 512Mo of DEDICATED RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Anything that goes beyond bleep really
    • Additional Notes: In a test phase on Mac
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mavericks or more recent
    • Processor: Quad Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any powerful AMD/ATI or NVIDIA card with more than 512 of RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Anything that goes beyond bleep really
    • Additional Notes: In a test phase on Mac

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