Tales Across Time is a story-driven RPG experience from the creator of 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey. It uses the classic short-story format to tell the tale of three different characters...
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November 21

8-Bit Adventures 2 Video Update + Autumn Sale Deals!

Time flies, doesn't it? I've been hard at work on the game, but I'm back with another update - this time in video form! And for American players, just in time for Thanksgiving =)

8-Bit Adventures 2 November 2018 Update

I'm sorry it's been so long since the last update, but the game is progressing really well. However, I've got both good news and bad news. It's not exactly a trailer, but I've prepared a sort of 'sizzle reel' that you can watch below. I really hope everyone enjoys it!

If you want to skip straight to the gameplay, please go to 1:54 on the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BZIxbw_m30

So, as most of you have probably guessed, 8-Bit Adventures 2 will be released in 2019. I feel terrible for breaking another release window and keeping you all waiting. But I'm also not going to release an unfinished game, or something that isn't worthy of the support you've all shown me these past 3 years.

Even though I won't give a date, the end is nigh! With a few small exceptions, all of the mapping is complete (the final dungeon was completed a few weeks ago), cutscenes are at least 90% completed, environments are fully functional, NPCs are all written and implemented, the game's systems are all in place and finalised...The biggest challenges on the horizon are battles, balancing and testing (and lots of work has already been done on these fronts).

This game has been an incredible learning experience for me, and a much bigger project than I ever could've anticipated. Every other game I've worked on has taken around 6-12 months to complete - which is why my previous estimates for this game have been so wrong. Mistakes were made (and learnt from), but overall it's been a pretty smooth process. It's just also a pretty big game =)

I'm sure this news will disappoint some, but I just wanted to say that you guys are amazing. I love talking with you all, meeting new people through this game (and my previous works), and the patience and support you've shown me has really kept me on track these last few years.
We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but I'm always thankful for you guys!

I sincerely hope you enjoyed the video and, as always, I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the game. Well, to a point...spoilers ;)

The closer we get to release, the more I'm going to have to say and show, so please stay tuned! And if you haven't already, add 8-Bit Adventures 2 to your Steam Wishlist to get notified when it releases!

Autumn Sale Discounts

For this week only (until 10:05 AM on November 27th Pacific Time), you can get 8-Bit Adventures at 60% off! That means you can own it for just $4 USD! You can also get the fantastic Remastered Soundtrack 30% off ($3.50 USD), or the Game + Soundtrack bundle 45% off (that’s only $6.60 USD)!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/370300
Additionally, my most recent game Tales Across Time is also participating in the sale, making an already cheap game even cheaper! You can now get it 20% off - that's just $2.39 USD!!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/461710
These discounts won't get any lower in the future, so get 'em while they're hot! ;)

And remember, every purchase goes towards 8-Bit Adventures 2's development. As many of you know, I am funding development myself, so any and all support is greatly appreciated!

That's All Folks!

I always post 8-Bit Adventures 2 news here on Steam (on the 8-Bit Adventures 1, 8-Bit Adventures 2, and Tales Across Time pages), but I also highly recommend following @CriticalGamesAU on Twitter, as that’s the best way I’ve found to keep up-to-date on news!

You can also check out the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Website for more info and screenshots, or check Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CriticalGamesDev

And don't forget the newest addition - the Critical Games Creator Page: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/33038547
Follow that page or wishlist the game to be notified when 8-Bit Adventures 2 is finally released!

Thank you everyone for your support; I'll have another update post next month.

Hopefully my intro in the video wasn't too bad! I was up past 4AM getting it all finished...Phew!
~Josh
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August 20

Weeklong Sale + Square Enix Collective Result!

Well, it was a crazy month, but 8-Bit Adventures 2's time on the Square Enix Collective finally drew to a close last week. 300 people voted for the game, and we had an amazing response on the website and on social media - ending up with a 90% YES rating!



Now as far as I'm concerned, that's absolutely incredible! Thank you so much to everyone who supported us over the past month, whether you voted, gave feedback, tweeted, or just checked out the page! Everything you guys did for the game was sincerely appreciated.

In fact, we even got our very first piece of 8-Bit Adventures 2 fan art, drawn by the wonderful @Zepht on Twitter, who did an incredible job!



I'm planning to run a fan creation competition at release with some really fun prizes for collectors. So if there any artists, musicians, or writers out there, get ready! We'll be accepting all kinds of entries, so even if you don't fall into the above categories, you still have a shot. But that's a discussion for another time!

Weeklong Sale Discounts

For this week only (until 10:00 AM on August 27th Pacific Time), you can get 8-Bit Adventures at 60% off! That means you can own it for just $4 USD! You can also get the fantastic Remastered Soundtrack 30% off ($3.50 USD), or the Game + Soundtrack bundle 45% off (that’s only $6.60 USD)!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/370300
Additionally, my most recent game Tales Across Time is also participating in the sale, making an already cheap game even cheaper! You can now get it 20% off - that's just $2.39 USD!!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/461710
These discounts won't get any lower in the future, so get 'em while they're hot! ;)

And remember, every purchase goes towards 8-Bit Adventures 2's development. As many of you know, I am funding development myself, so any and all support is greatly appreciated!

That's All Folks!

I plan to have some more announcements in the (relatively) near future, so please stay tuned! I always post 8-Bit Adventures 2 news here on Steam (including on the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Steam Page!), but I also highly recommend following @CriticalGamesAU on Twitter, as that’s the best way I’ve found to keep up-to-date on news!

You can also check out the 8-Bit Adventures 2 Website for more info and screenshots (including our new Dev Blog), or check Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CriticalGamesDev

And don't forget the newest addition - the Critical Games Creator Page: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/33038547
Follow that page or wishlist the game to be notified when 8-Bit Adventures 2 is finally released!



So long! Farewell! Auf wiedersehen goodbye...
~Josh
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Reviews

“A Warrior who thought he had nothing left. A Woman who had everything to look forward to. Finally a woman on the run with almost nothing left to give…the provided experience excels at telling a tale of mystery and wonder with a brilliantly designed battle and encounter systems.”
8/10 – Chalgyr's Game Room

About This Game



Tales Across Time is a linear, story-driven RPG experience from the creator of 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey. It uses the classic short-story format to tell the tale of three very different characters; each living centuries apart, but in the same location.



Each narrative presents a different experience. Explore a haunted, ancient ruin; help a young woman save her town and her love; face off with an unstoppable masked killer. Many tales have been told across time; will yours be able to transcend it?



Featuring:

  • Experience Three Gripping Tales, each set in a different time period.
  • Unique Turn-Based Battle System - built around resource management & one-on-one encounters.
  • Discover Engaging Characters and People with Personality.
  • Same Location, Different Environment - explore a familiar land, transformed by the passage of time.
  • Battle a Wide Variety of Monsters, which constantly change-up combat.
  • A Narrative-Focused Experience - keeps the story going and doesn’t waste your time (no grinding/filler).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows (XP or higher)
    • Processor: 1.5GHz Intel Pentium 4 equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in True Colour mode
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card

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