In the Action RPG, Bound By Blades, the desolate land of Ashmyr has become overwhelmed by bloodthirsty beasts. Scavenge materials, forge gear, and fortify yourself to confront the ferocious foes that lie ahead in order to rekindle the last hopes of life.
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March 20

Developer Update 13 - Challenge Bosses

Dev Update Video

Features in this build

Challenge Bosses
The challenge bosses are fully modified variations of the core bosses.
Along with increased power and variety, they're given massive changes to their abilities.
A small additional piece was updating the previous temp art for projectile attacks, now with more final art but temp animations in.

Gallow Ex
- Fireballs now shot at adjacent points and split on impact, launching more outwards
- Laser attack doubled, now with 2 lasers that cross each other while you run from them
- Blast now also splits on all 4 standpoints, causing a mass amount of fireballs to launch out


Skullako Ex
- Spawns as 3 small slimes, instead of as 1. Joins together when multiple are killed, creating bigger slimes compared to normal version that splits when killed instead.
- Slime attacks now shoot out towards standpoints, blocking them off from the player
- Big Skullako now uses an AoE slime attack that shoots a barrage in a full circle


Mittux Ex
- Has 4 minis that surround him, compared to normal with only 2.
- Mini-Gun attack, where the eyes shoot a massive barrage of projectiles out at the player
- Charge Blast launches 2 minis onto opposite corners, blocking the player, compared to normal that now shoots only 1 out.
- Blindness (When all eyes/minis are killed), now causes Mittux to shoot arc waves randomly at the standpoints, and now he can do charge blasts while blind, where he rotates in full circles until landing on a random standpoint to blast at full power.


Balancing and Gear Updates
For the challenge bosses, there have been a large amount of tweaks in general to ensure a smooth system of combat, along with not requiring a massive amount of grinding to feel powerful enough to take them on.

Tweaks
- Teo's abilities for dodging and running have been sped up so gameplay feels faster.
- Gear upgrades set at a maximum of level 5, down from 10. This helps reduce the grind to reach maximum level.
- Upgrade costs have been reduced to speed up the overall process.
- Mittux (normal) was given a few nerfs to ensure a better ramping of difficulty to him as only the third boss.

Battle Menu
From a simple 3 boss list, to now including tabs and more choices and descriptions
- Tabs now show for Story, Training, and Challenge bosses.
- Training options have been re-enabled after completing them to practice and remember them as needed.
- New pop up when making a selection, showing the boss details including a description for the boss and if they've been defeated, a rank and time for your best battle against them.


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February 10

Developer Update 12 - Transition screens, Reflect Rune & more


Features in this build

This update hits a lot of areas with small tweaks and additions to improve the overall feel.

Animated Screen Transitions

New animated fading screen while transitioning to different areas


New Reflect Rune

The rune has a chance on blocking to reflect projectile attacks back at bosses

New Progress Crafting Window

While crafting, there is now a progressing crafting bar to display silly humor by the Blacksmith as he crafts your weapon and shows when it’s ready!


Rank and Times set on Battle Menu

Following with how we already rank and record time for your runs, we now save them and show you your best ranks directly on the boss menu

Loot Updates

Small quality of life updates to improve the loot and randomization systems, limiting the max of one item that can drop, and increasing the amount of loot per boss.

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We’re aiming for Kickstarter and we need all the support we can get to succeed!

Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter on our site here

The most updated source and a way to communicate with us directly is our Discord here

For art check out both our Twitter and our Instagram
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Heading to Kickstarter in 2019

We’re aiming for Kickstarter later this year and we need all the support we can get to succeed!

Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter on our site here
The most updated source and a way to communicate with us directly is our Discord here
For art check out both our Twitter and our Instagram

About This Game

Bound By Blades is a boss hunting Action RPG, fight alone or group up with friends to slay the Ilcyon overrunning the lands of Ashmyr.



Features of Bound By Blades
  • Select from 3 unique characters with their own combat styles to start your journey
  • Cooperative boss hunting gameplay across over 25 bosses
  • Join with friends in Multiplayer or play solo with their character's assistance
  • Craft new equipment and upgrade it to overpower your foes
  • Choose your unique runes that suit your playstyle, strengthen your offense or bolster your defenses
  • Learn the lore of the lands of Ashmyr and tips through various NPCs in town
  • Hatch and raise battle brood pets and bring them into battle to assist you
  • Harvest materials and interact with your pets in Dreamland

Inspired by the Monster Hunter series
Slay large monsters, harvest loot and craft upgrades to take on the next massive beasts. Join with friends or tackle the challenges alone. But even alone you can bring friend's characters as NPCs as well as your own battle pet to assist you for the toughest foes that lie ahead.



Intuitive Controls and Unique Combat
Controls are built to be comfortable and intuitive for all control schemes. Play with a controller, keyboard and mouse, mouse or even just a keyboard. BBB is built for players of all types and is meant to allow any adventurer to embark on this challenging journey. The combat system is vast in allowing a variety of attacks like Quick Attacks, Strong Attacks, Combos and Unique Combo Finishers. But you'll need to survive too, so you'll need to master Blocking, Dodging, Running and Healing using potions in the midst of battle. The game may look simple, but it opens itself to a wide dynamic of gameplay and challenges through the bosses' abilities and the necessity to master your own.

Learn the Lore of the Lands of Ashmyr
In-between battles talk with the NPCs in town to gain insight on where the Ilcyon came from and the stories of each one. Gain knowledge from the village elder, Eldros as he helps give tips on tackling each battle. And learn the lore of stories told within the world from Finny, the "magical and real heroine" of Bound By Blades.

And Watch the World Grow
Bound By Blades is an indie game, and is being developed for all the players who love RPGs. The game will grow with all the feedback given, from now, to the release and hopefully through the future as well.



The Next Step For Bound By Blades
Bound By Blades is headed towards Kickstarter in the coming months, we'll need all of your support to help ensure the game can be developed!
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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.11+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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