The Bounty is a retro-inspired competitive RPG, with an East meets West approach, deviously combined with an arcade high score sensibility. An experience that will challenge your wits as you push to survive, uncover a multitude of secrets, and earn the high score.
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February 10

V2 Progress Report



What's up, players?
I'm still plugging away at this overhaul when time allows; the launch (relaunch?) is looking like around June-ish. There isn't too much actual dev work remaining; just balancing, bug squishing, and the like for the most part.

As before the main hurdle is promotion and funding- so at some point between now and getting somebody in to handle the press sort of stuff, I'll put together some videos outlining the new game mode, graphics & sound, extras, and quality of life improvements.

For now, a quick summary of the goodies thus far.

ADVENTURE MODE-

In Adventure Mode, you're tasked with piecing together the Blade of Legends so you can enter the castle and defeat the final boss. This blade can also be powered up by finding the seven Legendary Orbs hidden within the dungeons- but these are completely optional. Will you rush the castle as quickly as you can, or take your time finding the orbs and boosting your score as high as you can?

The actual player story finds you playtesting a new and incomplete nonlinear game mode. This pushes the envelope a bit more on the 4th wall breaking side; with some pretty big surprises. There are bound to be a few laughs, but you'll have to wait to play it yourself!


GRAPHICS OPTION-

The handmade option is the new default. This applies to all modes, including Adventure Mode's dungeons and underworld. The ASCII overworld cannot be changed.

The handmade player character has been canceled, however! When used on the traditional dungeon skins, she was a little jarring- but in the default, the speed and scrolling of minute details along with your focal point was almost nauseating. She looks cool, but in practice, she was not a good idea. I'll share some pictures of her physical sprite with you all sometime though. Remind me if it seems like I forgot.

NEW SYSTEM ITEMS-
These are more surprises for later, but here are a couple that help make your experience a little more user-friendly.

Timepiece- This magical stopwatch is for speedrunners and time
conscious folks alike! Tells your current playtime. Usable in all modes.

Console Terminal- A console which lets you interface with the game
directly. This lets you bypass the Googles of Outlook and the Bodyswapper 9K (though they still work), to change your player or dungeon skin with a quick command line. Want to play as Trickman Terry? Enter char-19. Switch to the low color dungeon? gfx-3. There may also be a few cheat codes, but if you were to find and use them there could be an adverse effect to your scoring. ;)

I'll be back soon with more updates, and enjoy the rest of the sale!

-Dave
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January 8

Birthday Sale!



The Bounty: Deluxe Edition is a whole year old already... where does the time go? Well, to celebrate, I'm knocking off 65% of the price for a brief sale! Not a better time yet to jump in or gift to a friend.

I would have liked to have the free V2 update/relaunch/whatever up by now of course, but scheduling and funding and all that have other ideas. Still coming and totally massive, but just a bit longer.

Thanks for your support and patience. Enjoy.

-Dave
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About This Game


The Bounty is a 4th wall breaking adventure which blends gameplay styles from traditional JRPGs, Roguelikes, and puzzle games, while adding a deep score system to drive the experience further. Players explore top-down levels full of monsters, hazards, secrets, and treasures. Battles are kept simple with an ebb and flow resembling the traditional style of Dragon Quest. Your character's attributes level up the way you choose; coupled with balanced gear options, you get an equally challenging, balanced experience while playing your character your way.


In the Story Mode, the player selects their difficulty level, names their character (including secret avatars via codes), and begins their journey through a concise adventure across four episodes. Some levels, treasures, riddles, and monsters are shuffled in each playthrough. This adds variety while retaining the experience of learning the game and maps.

In Casual Mode, the score system is disabled, and the player gains the ability to save freely, including an autosave feature. This mode lets the player enjoy the game at their own pace, and practice to score higher in Competitive Mode.
Competitive Mode is the more difficult primary game mode, with each monster, puzzle, treasure, and secret awarding points. With hundreds of scenarios, secrets, and bonuses, players have a virtually endless challenge awaiting them to get the highest score. Furthermore, completing the game opens Endless Dungeon +, allowing the player to play in the Endless Dungeon with their existing character, pushing their score to never-ending heights.


The Endless Dungeon is also selectable as a separate mode. In this mode, players begin with a full loadout of gear and journey through a never-ending, always-changing dungeon. This is the perfect mode to play when you want to get in a quick game but you're short on time!
Also features Endless Dungeon +, which when playing on Competitive Mode, allows you to enter an endless dungeon after completing the main game, giving endless challenges and opportunities to blast your scores into the stratosphere.



*A truly unique score based, fast paced competitive RPG.
*Gameplay heavy/Story light. A challenging RPG that you can pick up and play.
*Impeccably balanced- every player choice has equal value in strengths and weaknesses, every path has the same scoring potential.
*Hundreds of secrets and fourth-wall breaking easter eggs- a true celebration in gaming culture and history.
*Stylized visuals, audio, and gameplay hearken back to Japanese 16-bit console RPGs while embracing Western PC-centric designs and sensibilities.
*Fully compatible with keyboard, mouse, and controller support
*Free Post-launch content updates keep the game fresh with new scenarios, endless level packs, player and dungeon skins, and more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 Capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: OpenGL ES 2.0 hardware driver support required for WebGL acceleration. (AMD Catalyst 10.9, nVidia 358.50)

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