Never Split the Party is an ultra social rogue-like! You're one of four adventurers joining together to explore a procedurally generated dungeon, amass powerful upgrades, and cooperate with your fellow adventures to conquer and crush the evil dungeon champions!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Everything is on fire. We are desperately trying not to completely suck.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Probably six months.”

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

“For initial early access release we have 54 unique upgrades. For release we would like to have over 120, including 10 familiars (initially there's only 1 familiar implemented).

Also there's initially only 2 character classes in the game. Paladin and Cleric. We hope to ship with 6 of them when we exit early access. While the Paladin will be free to play for everyone (so that you can always play with your friends), the other 5 will require the paid DLC.

Initially, there's no story cinematics in the game. We'd like to add intro and multiple ending cinematics before exiting early access.

We'd also like to add a short single player tutorial level to explain the basic elements clearly to new players.

In addition our servers record reports from every game and we will analyze those to ensure proper balance and fix any problem areas in the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is roughly feature complete and is playable from start to finish.

We currently have 54 upgrades, 19 magical potions, 19 dangerous enemies, 9 unique bosses, and over 425 room designs spread among 5 programmatically generated dungeon levels for maximum replayability!

There are may be run ending bugs in the game. We apologize for any frustration and appreciate your patience. Often these will generate crash reports that will be sent to us for analysis and prompt fixes.”

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

“The game will still be free to play.

The price may increase for the character class unlock DLC that unlocks the 5 classes other than the Paladin.”

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

“We'd love to see feedback and suggestions from the community on the Steam forums.

We'd also love to collaborate via:
Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/legend_studio
Twitter https://twitter.com/BryanLivingston
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/legendstudiogames/
Discord https://discordapp.com/invite/bFNVWNV
Direct Contact https://legendstudio.com/contact/

We also have analytics in place and will adjust the game balance based on feedback from every run. Also, every time the game crashes it emails a crash report to the lead devs inbox.”
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September 25

Cleric Class Unlocked!

Since launching last week we’ve had some fantastic success with the game being enjoyed by many players. We’ve had 70,000 downloads and our peak concurrent players was over 500. Lots of you really seem to enjoy the game.

There have been some complaints about our business model. We want to do a shareware like model, where everyone can always play with their friends. Then if you want you can unlock the rest of the content with a one time purchase. We didn’t want to do crates and keys and turn the game into a hat store. :crate: :cleankey:

Making money was not our primary motivation for making Never Split the Party. But we would like to make enough to justify continued investment. We have many plans to expand the content of the game.

We are making the Cleric class free! :steamhappy: Playing as a Cleric makes the game easier because she is focused on defense. You don’t die as easily and your team will survive longer with a Cleric on the team.

We’re planning on adding more classes to the Fellowship Full Game Unlock, as well as adding challenge modes for additional replayability and increased difficulty. The challenge modes are planned to require the Fellowship Full Game Unlock for the host of the game.

Most of our negative reviews are from non-english languages, so we’ve also been working hard to improve our localization support. We apologize to those that have experience bugs. Please be patient with us as Never Split the Party is in early access.

-= Full Release Notes =-

Fixed errors relating to upgrades.
Delay item flavor text more.
Don't carry store upgrades.
Upgrades don't go thru walls anymore.
Cleric class is now free to play.
Fixed upgrades being picked up.
Shrank pot hit box.
Fixed level change while NPC dialog open.
Updated enemy send rates.
Automatically show steam invite screen.
Increased player movement braking speed.
Stop facing down when movement stopped.
More bug fixes on carriables.
Stop carrying when bomb explodes in your hands.
Fixed bombs not triggering on client.
Fixed NPC dialogs triggering only on server.
Fixed mouse cursor on NPC dialog window.
Updated localizations.
Networked carrying.
Network sync bomb explosions since they are movable now.
Fixed NPCs over network.
Buffed Cleric and Mercenary Damage Renamed armor to shield.
Fixed The Stash for Carlos.
Made bombs carriable.
Throwing pots does double damage to whatever it hits.
Added NPCs back to start room.
Changed throw action key.
Worked on making pots carriable and throwable.
Updated localizations.
Increased update rate for enemies.
Fixed cross platform versioning.
Updated localizations.
Added confirm dialog for host quitting the game.
Started adding initial language select menu.
Scrollable server browser.
Started working on language select menu on first time run.
Updated input library to try to fix mouse issues.
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September 15

New Build Posted! 1.0.6832.24

Fixed player dead but standing up bug.
Fixed a save game related crash.
Fixed teleport potion in lobby bug.
Fixed steamworks crash.
Fixed the resolution dropdowns disappearing bug.
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Feature List

- Cooperate with your friends and cover each others backs in this 4 Player Co-op
- Explore a procedurally-generated megadungeon that spans 5 progressively difficult floors
- Destroy a wide variety of dangerous enemies in over 425 unique dungeon rooms
- Dodge devious hazards that split the party
- Revive your companions when they get knocked down
- Discover and amass over 120 devastating abilities and artifacts
- Share the knowledge of one of four unique specialist roles
- Unlock new upgrades through a variety of achievements
- Always available to play with your friends because it's FREE!

About This Game

Never Split the Party is an ultra social rogue-like! You're one of four adventurers entering an epic dungeon to take down the evil vampire known only as The Countess, who killed your parents and is now constantly bombarding you with insults.

Explore a procedurally generated dungeon, amass powerful upgrades, and cooperate with your fellow adventures to conquer and crush the vile dungeon bosses!

Never Split the Party has over 120 upgrades, 21 magical potions, 28 unique enemies, and over 425 room designs spread among 5 procedurally generated dungeon levels for maximum replayability!

Each player has both a role and a character class.

The four unique roles in the game each provide vital info to the party.
- The Cartographer tracks the dungeon maps.
- The Treasurer tracks each players inventory.
- The Vitalist tracks each players health.
- The Loremaster tracks all knowledge of the upgrades.

If you were to be split from the party, say through an Skeleton Wizard's teleportation or a Punter that knocks you into the next room, then everyone else would lose access to your roles vital info until you're reunited.

You'll also get to unlock and choose your character class. While the initial Fighter class will be FREE for everyone (so that you can always play with your friends), access to the other 5 classes require the Fellowship DLC.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 capabilities
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 capabilities
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 capabilities
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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