An amazing mix of RPG, strategy, simulation, sandbox and survival game. Aurora Dusk looks like a lot of games but instead of being alone, you live in a community. You play a single villager and evolve in a dynamic world.
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29 Apr, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I work alone on this game and the development takes time. The game is currently playable and has lot of contents. Early Access allows me to have the players feedback and improve the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“No idea. 3 months, 6 months, 1 year ... That will depend on player feedback.”

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

“The final version offers additional content (new missions, new equipment ...) will be rebalanced and will have fewer bugs.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is almost full :
– 6 ages from prehistoric age to industrial age.
– 7 playable races.
– 270 items.
– 72 skills.
– 55 buildings.
– 24 resources to collect and transform.
– 20 missions with 6 difficulty levels.
– a skirmish mode to fight up to 8 villages.
– a custom survival mode to fight off unlimited waves of monsters.
– 43 maps.”

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

“No, the price will remain the same.”

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

“I regularly present my work on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurora-Dusk/619811461461341”
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20 December, 2018

v1.4.2 - last missions and PvP

New content:
- (Beta) 3 new missions.
- 2 new customised missions.
- 4 new soldiers: light horseman, horse raider, heavy horseman, knight. (suggestion from Tallestdavid)
- 1 new siege weapon: heavy cannon. (suggestion from Cirno)
- the remaining cost of the structures are displayed.
- 3 new maps for skirmish mode.
- new artwork for the main screen.

Multiplayer:
- (Beta) PvP added. You can play select your team in multiplayer.
- You can play "customised missions" in multiplayer.
- if you join a multiplayer game in pause, you cannot move. (Bug reported by many players)

Corrections:
- partial English and French corrections. (interface & missions)

Balancing:
- NPCs are less agressive.
- maps 1v1 in Skirmish Mode were resized. (64*64 => 128*128)

Bugs corrected:
- a major bug when you select "random" for team 1 was corrected. (Bug reported by KylarNightAngel)
- IAs can build a Town Centre at the Steam Age.
- a crash when you load a savegame with an artillery was corrected.
- the mount "nightmare" disapear if you unequip it.
- in the warehouse, "K" display change at 10000 instead 2000. (Bug reported by Cirno)
- label of "inventory shortcut" in options corrected.
- a crash with collecting resources from AI was corrected.
- the rectangle to select units was opimized and should not cause crash anymore.
- Food bonus are fixed. (Bug reported by Lee)
- cities localisation in skirmish corrected. (Bug reported by Nathaël)
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24 September, 2018

v1.4.1 - online multiplayer (beta)

Major updates:
- online multiplayer. (beta)
- you can store resources in the town center.
- you can recruit servants at town center.
- you can improve your perks.

Multiplayer content:
- you recover your inventory when you reconnect to the same server.
- 2 new windows: messages & list of players.
- maximum of players added to server settings.

New content:
- 3 new missions.
- 2 new walls: "ice wall" and "golden wall".
- 1 new spell: "werewolf transformation". (shamanic altar)
- 1 new monster: "mushroom guy".
- 4 new male hairs.
- 5 new female hairs. 1 new female face.
- 7 new beards for male dwarfs.
- you can repair golems even if they move or fight.

Balancing:
- number of resurrections in chapel: 15 -> 20.
- cost of soldiers increased by 20%.

Bugs corrected:
- tooltips added to age selection. (in the construction bar)
- items enhancement are better managed by the AIs. (thanks to Airstrike)
- an endless loop with AI corrected. (thanks to Airstrike)
- 'Warrior born' perk give attack and defense bonus. (thanks to Akari Akaza)
- soldier's counter corrected when you load a world or a mission. (thanks to Jseah)
- appearence change when you recycle or sell an item. (thanks to NoobToy)
- many memory leaks in AI editor corrected. (thanks to Jseah)
- if you recycle or sell an enhanced item+X, you gain more resources.
- max resources are limited to 999999999.
- AIs stop going to medicinal plants in combat.
- the monsters only attack the walls that are on their way.
- you cannot order your units to attack themselves.
- feline ears disapear when you transform to lich.
- when your lich transformation ends you transform to human back.
- GPU limit extended from 512ko to 2Mo. (may avoid invisible sprites)
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About This Game

Aurora Dusk looks like a lot of games but instead of being alone, you live in a community. You play a single villager and evolve in a dynamic world.
- Create and improve your character in a fantasy world. Your skills will evolve according to your actions. You can choose either to play an archer/a mage/etc. or play them at the same time.
- Develop your village through 6 ages from prehistoric age to industrial age. Build defenses and barracks. Order your armies and annihilate the enemy.
- Plant and collect many resources: wood, iron, wheat, wool, meat… Use your workshops like mill or market to transform your resources and manufacture your equipment.

A simulation game: In Aurora, you control a character able to plant and harvest resources. Building workshops, you manufacture these resources and make your equipment. The game has over 20 resources : animal, vegetable and mineral. Plant trees, wheat fields, raise pets and prospecting iron, gold or sulfur ore.
A sandbox game: Configure the game as you want. Playing a short game of 5 minutes or 5 hours. Play with few characters or play in huge with lot of characters. Choose the field, the resources, the number of allies, enemies…
A role playing game: You can create and customize your character from 7 playable races. You have more than 70 skills. Throughout the game, you gain experience and increase your character level. Each skill have an experience gauge. You can both specialize in one profession or in all activities. There is no level limit and you can make and remake all game modes with the same character.
A strategy game: Build barracks, defense turrets and recruit soldiers who obey your orders. There are gigantic golems too. You move through five ages from wooden club to firearms.
A survival mode: In this game mode, you must fight off the assault of monsters. You will not be alone because many of artificial intelligences have the same capabilities as your character will help. Your character cannot build defenses networks alone. Protect your allies and collaborate to defeat hordes of invaders.
A skirmish mode: In this game mode, you can play against other villages. This time, you’re an invader and you must destroy the opponents defenses. Crush your enemies with armies or with golems.
A custom game: All game data in readable text files. Any image editor lets you create your own graphics and maps. It is possible to create mods and add content made by the players.

– 6 ages from prehistoric age to industrial age.
– 7 playable races.
– 270 items.
– 72 skills.
– 55 buildings.
– 24 resources to collect and transform.
– 20 missions with 6 difficulty levels.
– a skirmish mode to fight up to 8 villages.
– a custom survival mode to fight off unlimited waves of monsters.
– 43 maps.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2,33 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 240 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10
    • Processor: dual core 2,33 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 240 MB available space

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