Journey into Arakion, where classic dungeon crawling meets world-building, crafting, deep customization, and more! An epic tale to uncover the mysteries of a broken world! Begin your journey today!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I love Arakion and think it is a great grid-based dungeon crawler! As a solo dev, completing everything before launch in a game with this much depth and content is unrealistic. So why Early Access?
• Arakion can be refined and improved through your feedback.
• The community gets to help shape new content”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“My hope is that Early Access will last about six months. Considering the fact that this is a solo development project, the timeframe could flucuate. In closed testing, I have been updating Arakion on a weekly basis. I expect similar updates on Steam.”

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

“My hope is, that 'Arakion: Book One' finishes at 4 chapters. The EA version of the game currently includes most of Chapter One as well as The Sanctuary.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“I consider Arakion in beta with ~35% of in-game content available. Most of Chapter One is complete. You can begin your journey with venturers from races like Yin and Satyr and professions like Imperator and Ethermage. Once you're done with their appearances and perks, you can begin exploring a one-of-a-kind world and unraveling its mysteries, all while you build a town and try your hand at activities like fishing, farming and raising pets.”

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

“Yes! Not only do you get to have your awesome input heard, but as thanks for your faith in Arakion, I'm giving you a huge discount! The Early Access cost is ~50% less than the final price.

The price of Arakion will go up with the initial launch of each chapter.”

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

The community is vital during Early Access! I think Arakion is great, but maybe you have thoughts on what could make it better! I appreciate any and all input so head over to the Steam discussion and chat it up, let your voice be heard so I know what you think would make Arakion better, what should be changed or any bugs you find!

There is a handy roadmap that you can see that will be adjusted based on community input.”
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September 18

Dev Blog - Early Access 02

Hey Everyone!

I'm happy to announce that after a long time in development, Early Access 02 will be launching soon! The [beta] will be launching sometime in the next two weeks (if you want to access it before then - come hit us up on Discord) - with a full launch likely one week after [beta].

With that said let us talk about what all is going to be added in the Early Access 02 Cycle. Please remember that each version (A, B, C, D) has a two-week development cycle. The version will release one week with a hotfix version the week after for feature refinement and bug fixes.

Early Access 02A
  • Chapter Zero - An all-new starting chapter with new content to sink your teeth into!
    New Building Mechanics - Worldbuilding got a complete overhaul. It is now much easier to use, much more expansive and much more fun!
    Dungeoneering - Create and explore custom player-made dungeons! Take the banner off the corpses of players who have fallen in your dungeon or head to other dungeons and steal banners directly! Banners can be exchanged for numerous rewards!

Early Access 02B
  • Crafting Update - Another 100 craftables ready to launch!
  • Skill Update - A massive cleanup for skills.
  • Combat Upgrade - General combat upgrade (This is part of the turn-based mechanics overhaul)

Early Access 02C
  • Town Visiting - Visit and shop at other players towns. Each town can focus on unique research that allows specific blueprints to be purchased there.
    Turn-Based Mechanics - This is currently Acade's singular focus. He's trying to get it out as soon as possible and has gotten a lot done already.

In The Pipeline
  • Chapter Two - This could be added at any point. It is mostly done but requires to fit seamlessly with the previous content.
  • Steamworks - This will be implemented so that players can mod the game with their own world, pets, weapons etc. The basics of this are already implemented but it requires extensive testing. We also have to decide how expansive we want this to be in the initial launch.
  • New Profession! - Keeping this under wraps for now but a new profession is about to launch!
  • Extra Sexes - Finalizing the rest of the sexes that don't exit (IE Human Females)
Be aware that these are the general goals. Updates more than 3 out may change as we may shift focus to something else if it's deemed more important.

What took so long?

The first reason for the delay is that Arakion hasn't generated much revenue through its initial launch. This isn't a huge deal and was semi-expected but it did end up limiting my work on Arakion the last couple months as I focused on freelance work to get funds for development. With that said we're full-steam ahead again!

The more important issue was that Arakion desperately needs more community involvement. I decided that more town, dungeon, and world-building will greatly help in this area. Although these features will be launching relatively lightweight they should get much better with time. Being able to visit each other's dungeons internally has been an awesome experience and I hope you all get the same enjoyment out of it!.

That's it for today. Have any questions or comments? Leave them below, otherwise hit us up on discord at https://discord.gg/SRHhPyr

Have a wonderful day!
Lavidimus
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August 7

Progress Update - Dungeon Builder

Hey Everyone!

Progress update today, we're hard at work on Early Access 02 and it is AWESOME! I'm really excited for you all to get your hands on it. The launch window is currently late August. Sorry about the delay (it was supposed to launch today), it took a little longer than expected to get everyone in the project and collaboration tools setup.

As you know a big focus in Early Access 02 is dungeon building. We've spent the last two weeks building a new level editor and dungeon builder from the ground up. These will be the same tools that I'll be using to build levels from now on. Eventually, you will not only be able to build your own dungeon, but you'll be able to create your own adventures, campaigns, and worlds! You will have a ton of control over everything including puzzles, visuals and more!

Soon, I'll post a video update previewing the dungeon builder in all its glory! Until then, here are a few screenshots showing off some features.

Vegetation and detail painting? Check! (The blue circle is the painting area)


Click and drag linking? Check! (Also full customization of all things like notes, traps, and more)


Ability to create beautiful and treacherous dungeons? Check! (This took 2 minutes to build)


A video update will be coming soon followed by the [beta] launch of Early Access 02! So get prepared to enjoy a massive content update!

Have a wonderful day!
Lavidimus
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FAQ

  • What games are similar to Arakion?

    The core of Arakion is based on Blobber RPGs. With that said, Arakion takes inspiration from many games including Might and Magic, Dark Cloud 2, Dungeon Master and many more to create a truly unique experience.
  • What Languages Does Arakion Support?

    Arakion officially supports only English. However, you can access Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French and German in various states of translation. Almost all text will be Translated while some will be manually translated and some machine translated.
  • Is Arakion turn-based or real-time?

    Arakion will launch with only real-time combat. However, the Arakion engine supports both - implementing turn-based combat as an option is a high priority for after-launch.
  • How many people are developing Arakion?

    Arakion is primarily developed by one person.
  • Arakion has been in development for a while, what took so long?

    I chose to take the time to develop a quality product and engine as opposed to rushing Arakion to market. I was either going to do it right or not do it at all. Players deserve a quality game, no matter how much time it takes.

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About This Game

Enter the world of Arakion, a grid-based role-playing dungeon crawler that pays homage to classics while adding its own style with fresh mechanics. Lead a band of three heroes through a broken land, ripped apart by unknown forces. Explore a beautiful handcrafted world filled with crumbling dungeons, dense forests, ancient temples, and hidden secrets, all while attempting to build a safe-haven from the chaos.

The Story

Play as three adventurers awoken in a world torn by conflict, where the lands and rivers have been ripped from the ground. In midst of this upheaval, there is but one desire - finding a place free from the conflict and chaos. In the search for order, your heroes must find a way to stop the destruction from continuing.

Between your intrepid adventurers and their goal exists a council of immortal beings. They are known as The Ancients. The Ancients wandered Arakion since before written history. Their plan is simple - utter annihilation for all who oppose them.

It's time to begin your story, will you be the world's salvation or destruction?

The Background

Arakion takes everything that made classic role-playing games like Might & Magic great, then adds an expansive set of new features. Lead your heroes through the breathtaking, desolated world of Arakion. Explore every alcove for the resources you need to customize your adventurers, build your town, and more. Relive the glory days of role-playing games with this one-of-a-kind experience. Arakion is a beautiful world where you will get lost in adventure and exploration.

The creators of Arakion have been inspired by a multitude of games - everything from Dungeon Master to Dark Cloud 2. Our desire is to take everything that makes those games fun and bring it into one amazing package.

  • No leveling up! Arakion features a fresh take on the Role-Playing genre that focuses on choices rather than the grind.
  • Grid-Based Dungeon Crawling! Like the classics, but updated with free-look, even while moving, so you can admire the scenery and discover its hidden secrets!
  • Control a unique party of three heroes. A wide variety of races, professions, and traits adds great diversity to the way you solve conflicts
  • Town building! Build a town that YOU think would best fit this environment. A wide array of options allows you to put the focus where you want, on anything from farming to town defense.
  • Pets! Some of Arakion's wildlife is friendly - find and rescue these little critters, then train them and take them back into the field to wipe the floor with the bad guys!
  • Crafting! Equipment in Arakion is crafted not found
  • Release in Chapters! Arakion will be released in a story format over three books and a plethora of chapters!
  • Strategic combat! Quick decisions and deep tactics combine to create a challenging and rewarding combat experience.
  • A deep story where YOU are the guide!
  • A beautiful handcrafted world to explore!
  • Recruitable NPCs!
  • Optional Hardcore mode!
  • Tons of puzzles!
  • Minigames
  • Full time of day!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3 3210m
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 650M
    • DirectX: Version 10
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 780
    • DirectX: Version 11
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Core i3 3210M
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OpenSuSE 15.0
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon RX 460

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