Akuto: Mad World is an award-nominated, isometric, fast-paced action game where players compete with swords and guns in intense versus matches.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are releasing Akuto: Mad World through Steam Early Access to build a community that will be involved in the development of the game. We want the community to inform us what currently is working, what needs to be changed/fixed, and what features we should prioritize.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have not set a release date for the full version of Akuto: Mad World. We are hoping to release the full version at the end of 2017. This is not set in stone as the scope of the game could increase because of the feedback from the community, meaning the full version will be released later than planned.”

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

“The full game will play similarly to the Early Access version but with all the features implemented. This includes versus game modes, single-player mode, level editor, and much more.

A full list of the features we plan to have in the game can be seen here.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version of the game is a local multiplayer game that supports 1-4 players. It has three completed levels, two different weapon types, and several different game modes.

We will be releasing 1 update at minimum every month, but most likely more. Each update will add new features to the game.”

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

“Yes, the price of Akuto: Mad World will increase as we complete milestones (features).

We are also going to NOT put the game on sale or discount any time during Early Access.”

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

“We want the Early Access community to be part of the development of the game. We will be listening to them on what features to prioritize, what content needs to be fixed, and if any modifications need to be made to make the game as good as it can be.”
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June 15

Update 71



Fixes and Updates for Experimental Branch:
  • Removed sword throw ability
  • Removed Level Editor mode
  • Removed Survival mode
  • Removed Singleplayer mode
  • Removed Minigames mode
  • Removed multiplayer versus modes
  • Added stock [version 2.0] game mode
  • Updated game camera
  • Characters spawn with no weapon and gun
  • Weapons are destroyed after X amounts of kills
  • Guns are destroyed after X amounts of shots


Experimental Branch
You may have noticed that all fixes and updates this week were for the experimental branch. What is the experimental branch? Well, the experimental branch is Akuto 2.0. This is the version of Akuto that we are working on for the final release of the game.

Because of the amount of stuff we removed in Akuto 2.0, there is not much to content currently available. We decided, until it is more content-complete, we will keep Akuto 2.0 in a separate branch while everyone enjoys the original version of the game.

We do urge everyone to keep playing Akuto 1.0 and not go on the experimental branch, unless you want to see how the new version is shaping up. Note that you might have difficulties loading your existing save files with Akuto 1.0 if you play the experimental branch.


Game Modes
The first biggest change we made is that we removed nearly all game modes and added stock [version 2.0] game mode. Stock 2.0 works quite similar to the original stock game mode, where the last character alive wins the match. The difference now is that players start with 3 lives and they need 3 rounds to win the match. A round is a single match, and each round will be held at a random level.

A big change we made compared to the original stock, and other game modes, is that now there can be draws in a round. If the last 2 remaining players die simultaneously without any lives remaining, the round will end in a draw with no winner.


Weapons
Another change we made is to the weapon system. Players no longer start with a weapon or a gun. Players will have to get a weapon/gun by picking them up in the match. One thing we did not manage to do this week is optimize the levels, meaning the weapon pick-ups are the same as before. So most levels will have only 1 katana pick-up and 1/2 bullet pick-ups.

In addition, weapons will now be destroyed after X amount of kills, while guns will be destroyed after X amount of shots.


Game Camera
We updated the game but are still not happy with it. We will continue tweaking it until it feels right.


You can download the ‘experimental’ branch on Steam at any time by right-clicking on the ‘Akuto: Mad World’ game name on the Steam library page and selecting 'Properties' from the window that opens. From this window select the 'BETAS' tab and then the 'experimental' option from the dropdown menu (the menu labelled 'Select the beta you would like to opt into:’.

To revert back to the latest build of Akuto: Mad World, change the branch to 'NONE- Opt out of all beta programs' from the same menu.



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June 8

Update 70



So while talks are still on going with the other parties, we decided to start updating Akuto: Mad World. While we originally wanted to release a build of Akuto 2.0 (which we are calling the new version of Akuto: Mad World, so that we can differentiate between the current version of Akuto: Mad World and the upcoming new version), we did not get it ready on time. We should have it ready for release next week.

Akuto 2.0 will be on its own branch (which we will explain how to get access to) so that people can still play the original version of Akuto: Mad World. There will be gameplay modes that we will be removing, changing the core gameplay, and updating the online mode. We know that not everyone will be happy with some of these changes, but we were never going to make a game that will please everyone.

We will also be adding a new game mode, new gameplay features, which will change how the game is played, and customization options. Also, and most importantly, a working online mode (!!!) will be added in Akuto 2.0.

We will try to fix the online mode in the current build of Akuto: Mad World if we have time, but most of our resources will be spent on working and completing Akuto 2.0., which we hope to have out in 6-9 months.

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“It's all about making a bloody mess of your friends”
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“A few goes in, but only one stands alive”
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About This Game

Fast-Paced Arena Action

Akuto: Mad World is an award-nominated, isometric, fast-paced action game where players compete with swords and guns in intense versus matches.

The game is set on low poly, diorama arenas where players have to not only watch out for opponents, but also for the environment from killing them.


SWORDS

Your sword is your best friend. Their sword is your worst enemy.


GUNS

Too far to hit them with your sword? Then try shooting at them with one of the many different bullets!


ENVIRONMENT

Trick your enemies by using the environment and let natural order take place.


MINIGAMES

Tired of killing? Bored of winning all the time? Then try out one of the minigames!


FAMILY FRIENDLY

Beat your kids (figuratively) and show them who rules your household.

Key Features

  • Fight in over 10 different dynamic levels.
  • Hone your killing skills in the procedurally-generated singleplayer mode.
  • Join with up to four players to take on survival mode and aim to become number 1 on the leaderboards.
  • Fight against your friends in local multiplayer, online* multiplayer, or play against the bots in one of the many versus modes.
  • Tired of the same, old levels? Then go create your own levels using the in-game level editor and upload them onto the Steam Workshop!

*Online mode is still in beta

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista
    • Processor: 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 10
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.11 or later
    • Processor: 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space

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