ELDERBORN is a skill-based slasher infused with ancient heavy metal melee combat. Slice your way through an adventure inspired by the cult classics of the FPP genre and relive the old-school feeling of a game that doesn’t hold your hand.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to show the game to a wider audience - to you! Show that we are listening to your feedback and we'll be improving the game based on your suggestions.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to release the game somewhere in Q1/Q2 2019, so as long as everything goes as planned, the game will stay in Early Access for several months.”

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

“Gameplay-wise, the full version will be longer (approximately 3 times longer, with different areas than those in the Early Access version), will contain more enemies and more weapons. We are also planning to improve gameplay by adding new gameplay features, including collectibles (we plan to give more variety and give the player more reasons to collect them, by, for example, introducing some power-ups). Other language versions are also being discussed but will most likely appear in the release version.
We also keep improving the game's performance.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The version can be fully completed from the beginning until the end, does not contain any critical bugs related to gameplay, audio or visual assets. We have run the game through a general QA to ensure that the players are satisfied with the quality and do not feel that we are treating Early Access as beta-testing.
The game contains a save system and a variety of video settings (resolution, vsync, texture quality, ambient occlusion and so on).”

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

“The price won't change.”

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

“We want to gather feedback from our Community members on the game's combat (abilities, overall feeling), level design (enemy placement, traps). We have already run focus tests and adjusted the game based on this kind of feedback, so we would like to continue following the path of building the game around end-users.”
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November 9

A MESSAGE FROM THE DEVELOPERS

Dear ELDERBORN players,

We are nearing the end of the first month since the game was launched on Steam Early Access. The Hyperstrange dev team wants to take this opportunity to share a very special message with all of you.

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October 19

EARLY ACCESS ROADMAP



GREETINGS, WARRIORS!

A week after the launch of Early Access we would like to present you our roadmap with updates we are planning. Your feedback is very important for us and it is already proving to be fruitful, for which we want to thank you.

There will be two types of updates: Tech Updates, with changes to performance and general user experience, as well as Content Updates with new areas, weapons, etc. The roadmap contains only the key points for each update but there will be more coming, including achievements, weapon balance, gameplay elements and so on - we will be sharing with you more details in advance, so please stay tuned for future posts!



ELDERBORN EARLY ACCESS ROADMAP

Tech Update #1 - November 2018
  • Improvements to optimization
  • Key bindings
  • Enemy AI improvement

Content Update #1 - January 2019
  • First boss fight (Janus)
  • Intro (the first version for lore introduction, will be improved later)
  • Two additional locations
  • At least 1 new weapon

Tech Update #2 - February 2019
  • Blood decals
  • Gore setting (no blood, particles or particles + decals)
  • Full controller support

Content Update #2 - March 2019
  • City level
  • At least 1 new weapon
  • At least 6 new types of enemies

Content Update #3 - April 2019
  • Second boss fight (TBA)
  • Temple level
  • At least 3 new types of enemies
  • At least 1 new weapon

Final Release - May/June 2019
  • Final fixes and upgrades
  • ELDERBORN in its full heavy metal glory \m/
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Reviews

“Between the excellent melee combat and the stellar presentation, Elderborn is shaping up to be one of my most highly-anticipated games of this year, and it should be for you, too. Good melee games are somewhat rare in this shooting game era, so Elderborn is going to have a big chance to shine brightly.”
Windows Central

“Elderborn is a title that deserves peoples attention for its minimalist style and ability to imbue the player with a sense of power and badassery using only music and awesome weaponry.”
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About This Game

ELDERBORN is a skill-based slasher infused with ancient heavy metal melee combat. Slice your way through an adventure inspired by the cult classics of the FPP genre and relive the old-school feeling of a game that doesn’t hold your hand.



Imagine a dungeon, a dungeon full of evil and corruption that needs to be put down back to sleep. A mysterious ancient ruin full of deadly traps, vicious monsters, and omnipresent death. Now visualize yourself - you're a warrior, you're huge, and you certainly know how to fight.

Ready to take on the challenge that will bring back your best memories of heroic fantasy classics? Well, in that case - welcome to ELDERBORN.


You will love it if:
  • you’re a sucker for skill-based melee combat and a subscriber of the GIT GUD philosophy of gaming
  • you’re sick of procedurally-generated content and for a change you would like to explore extensive, hand-designed, devious dungeons
  • you feel that ending a life of an enemy with a well-placed kick is something that’s been missing from your life
  • you always wanted to find out how DOOM would feel if it had swords and a warhammer instead of guns
  • you miss the old-school feel of a game that does not hold your hand
  • you pray at the altars of Dio, Lemmy and other mighty Gods of Metal

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4700MQ
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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