ABD: A Beautiful Day is an MMORTSS (Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Survival Strategy) that spans from 100,000 B.C.E. to 245 B.C.E.. Play ABD in a 24 hour, 7 days a week continuous environment to build your civilization, play with friends, and battle exposure in the process.
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Release Date:
Aug 14, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access on Steam enables us to actively tailor ABD to the communities specific requests. Also, it helps us fund development as an indie developer. By allowing early access we can expand our team, keep the server running, and make meaningful changes along the way.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“ABD will be a W.I.P. early access game for approximately one year, starting August 15th 2015, ending August 15th 2016.”

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

“The initial Alpha build of ABD will include the first three(3) tiers of technology, and the end-stage Beta will encompass all twelve(12) tiers. In addition to the technology, we plan to expand both the scope and scale of ABD as we get closer to the middle of 2016.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“For our August 15th launch date, we are in an Alpha state. Once we fine tune the game, and move closer to newer technologies, we will be looking at a Beta build by November.”

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

“Our price will change gradually depending on the level of content, size of the team, and level of interest we are able to achieve. MMO server costs can become expensive, and in order to keep track of these stats and have a continuous environment, we will be reaching out to the community to see what they have to say. Upon voting and poles, we will take action based on what is important to our players.

We will do our absolute best to keep the price minimal to enable everyone a fair chance to own ABD.”

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

“We are regularly checking, updating, and monitoring our community pages. Also, we have been considering opening up a forum specific to ABD on www.GagAMaggotEnt.com to address the largest possible spectrum of community involvement. It is difficult to keep track of, and respond to, all the players that come across ABD; however, we make a huge effort to do so. From voting to poles, community involvement, and monitoring the level of interest for a Community Hub player created content and modifications - we will be taking every measure possible to accommodate the needs of our players.”
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ABD: A Beautiful Day is an MMORTSS (Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Survival Strategy) that spans from 100,000 B.C.E. to 245 B.C.E.. Play in this 24 hour, 7 days a week continuous environment to build your civilization, and fight exposure in the process. Work together or work alone, and task your minions to do your bidding while you're gone! Inspired by Gaming Epic's like Empire Earth, Age of Empires, Supreme Commander, and The Oregon Trail, you will embark on an epic journey for survival that spans the ages. As a player, you will contribute to the progression and stories that encompass the era, the era around you, and the direction of the game as time moves forward. It isn't one rain drop that initiates a flood, its many thousands.

•Anticipated Rating: M for Mature.
•Post-Launch Agenda: E for Everyone version.

•24 hour, 7 days a week continuous game area.
•100+ Square Kilometer Map + Infinite.
•Holiday Events.
•Units work while you're away.
•Men, Women, and Children.
•Historical accuracy.
•Unique Technology system.
•Unique Crafting and Equipment system.
•Diverse Economy. (W.I.P.)
•Full Dismemberment. (W.I.P.)
•Many, many more features.

Players will battle exposure, infection, a lack of technology, and hardships that can cast the environment into a dark-age. Each Tier involves something called a Paradigm Shift, a Formal Paradigm that encompasses the epic of the era. Epics are stories that societies tell themselves that encompass their world views. These Paradigms are in textual form, which advances both on an individual player level and reflects globally across the game environment. For the July 15th Release, you will play through the First and Second tier, receiving further tiers as we progress through the refinement process of our Work in Progress release.

Unlike most Tier/Era/Age based Real-Time-Strategy games, we're moving away from 'set' timespans. When you enter the game, you'll have primitive technology to begin with just like everyone else regardless of global progression. As you expand, you'll unlock further technology to aid you in your travels. Instead of having this 'set' timespan, players will have a unique experience every time they enter a server. For instance, if Server A is more aggressive, a dark age will be incurred. If Server B is more cooperative, technology and trade will be abundant. On Server C it could be a mix of the two, with certain regions in constant conflict and one or two superpowers in the far off distance. Also, you progress individually, but can work cooperatively and form alliances or guilds.

ABD plays out like any other RTS, except this time, cooperation and unity is your best bet for survival. The days of killing everything and everyone are over, you'll need each other to survive. Not only that, you'll form developmental relationships with your civilization. Sending your minions in to die will have an effect on you, emotionally immersing you into the experience. The introduction to Women and Children is important, otherwise the 18-32 male only demographic makes players remorseless to their actions in games. You will absolutely encounter ruthless players, but this feature will unify the gaming community in the conquest for the greater good to triumph the evils of the almighty player.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit
    • Processor: 2 ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: 3 ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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