Aeon of Sands - The Trail is a post-apocalyptic RPG, set in a dangerously pixelated desert world that eats people, and has a taste for city clerks. Oh, by the way, you are a city clerk. And it's lunch time.
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Dec 4, 2018
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December 11

Aeon of Sands - Patchnotes Version 1.0.4+1.0.5

Version 1.0.5
Corrections:
  • hotfixed the rewards at "A Skirmish"

Version 1.0.4

New Features:
  • added 4 new stats to gameplay stats screen, which is shown after the end and the credits

Corrections:
  • fixed the wrong number of all story scenes in the gameplay stats screen (we have 147)
  • fixed a bug where under certain cercumstances some enemies where not counted as kill for the result screen after a playthrough
  • fixed a bug where you couldn't click on the portrait anymore to access the inventory
  • help menu background has now the correct background when exiting a game
  • problem solved with Xunis tear attack (thanks to the reporter of this bug)
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December 9

Aeon of Sands - Patchnotes Version 1.0.3

Version 1.0.3

New Features:
  • double-click (or middle-click) on an item in the inventory to identify items
    (for touchpad/macOS users)
  • hard mode is now even harder: enemy AI improved and chances to break an attack lowered
  • the order of items in your inventory is now saved!
  • you can now throw items into holes

Corrections:
  • fixed a bug where difficulty mode was not saved into savegame and was reset to normal mode (only for new game)
  • added a fix to close the hole to the ant queen, when ant queen was already killed (only for new game)
  • small visual update of "a ruin" maze
  • some item locations in starting mazes and "the valley" changed
  • skeletons now drop 'poultice' instead of 'water skin' or 'raw meat'
  • 'water skin' lowered to 5 hp and 5 stamina instead of 5 hp and 10 stamina
  • stats of shoes improved
  • typos fixed in "the pit", "the marketplace", "xuni", "intro", tutorials and help pages
  • parser fix in "skirmish" where a party of three can meet the leech
  • "Centipede" made a bit faster
  • "Pantellan Cutthroat" drop chance and items changed
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Reviews

“One of the most brilliant pieces of design I’ve seen in forever”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Aeons of Sands is a fascinating take on the ye olde grid-based first-person RPG”
PCGamer

About This Game

Aeon of Sands – The Trail is a roleplaying game set in a post-apocalyptic desert world. It combines real-time exploration gameplay with classic gamebooks where you create your very own non-linear story adventure.

The game follows the misadventures of a likeable slacker, who is suddenly thrown out of his cozy home into a terrible, infinite desert that seems to hate him.

Get ready for a world full of events, puzzles, combat and secrets that want to be explored!

It's basically Choose Your Own Adventure featuring Dungeon Crawling!

The Setting




The Kinami giant tree, a rare and precious shelter in a sea of sand around which the story evolves, and on whose colossal trunk and branches a hardy people built a whole city, Pantella.

Exits The Hero!




Setrani is the main character of the story: vain and clumsy, he’s one of the young men and women who keep the Kinami tree in good health.

Setrani is a cross between a gardener and also a lowly factotum for the city government: he basically crowdfunds supplies to maintain all the tree caretakers.

A slacker and a nap taker, he’s the definition of whom you would not trust with your life.

The BIG HOT Problem!




Where is the missing caravan?!

A caravan carrying supplies and legations to a distant sister city has disappeared from the trail.

Was it a trick of its intended recipients?
Was it a dreaded nomadic tribe raid?
Or something else entirely?

Choose Your Adventure!




Aeon of Sands’ adventuring is based on illustrated dialogues with multiple-choice: through them, the players are introduced to new situations.

Based on the actions or attitude that the players make Setrani take, new areas can be explored, while others become inaccessible, or they meet new companions or make enemies for life. But most of the time, it’s both!

The story has many different paths, locations to visit and three different endings.

Friend Or Foe?




What about a rugged guard, with a checkered past and a big heart? Or a crazy aged lady looking for murderous adventures? And what about Herman, the dead sandcrawler’s body? Or a bored archaeologist slash tourist with a fetish for water faucets?

Them Who Roam The Desert!




City states sometime suffer the incursions of the men and women who live in nomadic tribes in the desert, always moving, always raiding other settlements, and usually in a state of constant war with each other.

Their tribes are usually composed of scavengers, who may be the only people in the whole world that understand a little of the technologies lost in time, as well as brute marauders and powerful warlocks, who bend the elements to their will.

But there might be more people, rogues and pariahs, settled in hidden havens, and if the desert teaches anything to Setrani, he must be wary of appearances.

And, You Know, Creatures!




While Setrani might be afraid of strangers, there’s no shortage of critters to really freak him out, and possibly eat him. No matter how many companions as he brings with him: the more, the merrier.

From the common sandcrawler to giant centipedes and leeches, from creatures of the underground to creatures of the sky.

To whatever it is the one in the image above belongs to, and wherever it might come from.

Meet Interesting People (In Combat)!




This is Bob, Bob is a fashion blogger. He wears a stylish headdress made of a carved pumpkin-like red animal skull or just pottery (the jury is still out), and a sprawling necklace of sandcrawler innards, with a touch of sweet aroma of decay, Charnel No 5.

Name: Bob

Occupation: Rogue working with basic 9 to 5 contract with his employer settlement, committing routinely roguish acts of random robbery on desert travelers, but he dreams of becoming a star fashion blogger.

Greatest Skill: Perfect duckface in pictures.

Greatest Drawback: Nobody ever saw his face, on account of it being stuck inside his headdress. Also: he has no internet.

FEATURES


  • Choose your path, or stumble around blindly! Let nonlinearity be your pal!
  • Replay it! Do it differently all over, and still manage to sabotage civilisation!
  • Travel the large desert like there's no tomorrow!
  • Play with magic, which is most often as dangerous to you as to others!
  • Face multiple endings, and more often, your own!

  • Real-time combat
  • 20 locations and more than 60 mazes and dungeons to explore
  • More than 140 dialogues
  • Completely hand drawn 2.5D environment, 240 hand-drawn illustrations
  • Up to 2 other characters can join your party during play
  • Each character’s personality influences the outcome of the story, and opens up new paths

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel Core i3, Dual Core or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card supporting OpenGL 2.1+/GLSL 1.40+, 1 GB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: for an optimal gaming experience you need a 3 button mouse.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or 10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Intel® Core™ i5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card supporting OpenGL 2.1+/GLSL 1.40+, 2 GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: for an optimal gaming experience you need a 3 button mouse.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.12+ (64 bit)
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card supporting OpenGL 2.1+/GLSL 1.40+, 1 GB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: for an optimal gaming experience you need a 3 button mouse.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.12.4+ (64 bit)
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU supporting OpenGL 2.1+/GLSL 1.40+, 2 GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: for an optimal gaming experience you need a 3 button mouse.

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