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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July 10

The Team Grows!

Hey Everyone!

Although Early Access 02 isn't quite ready, I wanted to post a general update. I'm very excited to announce that two amazing developers will be joining to work on Arakion part-time.

Andrew Milne a coder extraordinaire! He helped code the foundation of Arakion a long time ago and will be joining to create and maintain some of the new Early Access 02 features as well as improve existing features.

Daniel Viana Alcaraz an excellent 3D and graphic artist. He will help develop additional graphics and once the new editors are finished will hopefully join in on level creation/content implementation!

With these two joining in, I need to bring them up to date on all things Arakion. This shouldn't take longer than a couple weeks. Afterward, we'll be able to produce better content for you at a faster pace. The long-term goal is to eventually bring them on full-time but part-time for now is fantastic and a huge help.

So let's talk a little about Early Access 02.

So what is it?
Early Access 02 is a massive update and content addition for Arakion. It adds a new early chapter, multiple new dungeons (and new randomized dungeons), tons of new loot and puzzles, an extensive town overhaul, player made dungeons, the ability to visit other players towns (universes), extensive graphical updates, extensive skill updates and so much more!

When is it?
The new planned launch date is August 7th. A little later than I wanted, but this is a good thing. Internally we're focusing on speeding up long-term development including building new and better custom editors (that you'll be using to create your own dungeons in-game!)

Will saves transfer over?
Yep, no worries.

Some New Features:
  • [beta] Player made dungeons - This OPTIONAL gameplay mechanic allows you to create a dungeon beneath your town that your friends can visit. If they fall in your dungeon you are rewarded. The first player to succeed in your dungeon daily will receive a reward.
  • Massive optimizations! The install size has already been reduced from 5.5 gigs to 2.5 gigs in early testing. Additionally, memory usage and the overall cpu/gpu footprint has been decreased dramatically. Additionally, Arakion is now being built with Unity Cloud which will allow all versions of Arakion to be built every week.
  • Extensive town overhaul! You will begin creating your town within an hour of beginning your journey. Additionally, the content of the town will expand greatly and [beta] town customization will show up (like changing the season).
  • New starting chapter! This will be right before the current Chapter One and will introduce the player to the major threat of the game.
  • New Recipes, new dungeons, new content! Just lots more of the same stuff you already love.
  • General mob and combat improvements (maaaybe turn-based, we're working hard on it!)
  • Lots of player feedback features implemented!
  • So very very much more!

A big focus of Early Access 02 is to bring the story to the forefront and get the community more involved in the game. Having two people help develop, even part-time, will go a long way towards speeding up development in Arakion.

So be sure to get involved! Tell me what you think below and what you'd like to see (or not see) in this big update. What type of dungeons would you like to create? What recipes would you like to see? What type of areas would you like to explore? I take player feedback to heart and really try to implement features you all would like to see.

Until next week!
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June 26

Early Access 01F

Hey Everyone!

Fingers crossed Early Access 02 should be out next week. At the latest, it will launch in two weeks. For today we have another minor update with some bug fixes and general changes. I will push the Linux & Mac versions out later this week as they take some time to build.

Version Early Access 01F | June 26th 2018
  • Changed movement animation to feel smoother with new speed.
  • Removed escape pausing, was causing too many issues and needs custom implemented.
  • Journal has been removed.
  • You can now exit character creation.
  • You now have to confirm before releasing a recruit.
  • Clicking on the quest popup will now bring up the quest log.
  • Updated a few tooltips to be more accurate.
  • Items can now be right clicked on for easy equipping.
Bugs Fixes
  • CRITICAL - Game would fail to load properly if a potion was set on an Action bar slot.
  • Unity will now pause when alt-tabbed out again.
  • Changing recruit will now properly update stats.
  • Left-Hand action buttons were showing the wrong tooltip.
  • Character window will update now when switching stances.
  • You were able to modify the right and left-hand action buttons of Hero 1, this is unintended.
  • Action button potion icon was incorrect, this has been fixed.
  • Left-hand icon is now more accurate.
  • Female Yin has the wrong animations
  • Skill panel will now close when other UI windows open
  • Construct panel will now properly show the interact key.
  • Hunger descriptions were inaccurate
  • Camera will no longer shake when a game is loaded.

The update has been pushed directly to the [default] branch as it has a critical bug fix. If you have any questions or comments be sure to post them below!

Have a wonderful day!
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  • 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

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

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