Arkeia Beta on the Way

October 28th, 2011

Yes, I know it’s been over a month since the last post but other priorities have gotten in the way. First among them of course is my latest game Arkeia, which is coming together a bit slower than expected but I think it’ll be worth the wait. The game’s fifteen different maps are largely done and a new battle deployment system is in place. With this system all battles start out paused in a deployment phase, allowing you to set up as many as sixteen units before the action begins. Total army sizes are much smaller than in Swordfall, so your initital deployment is typically about half your forces, with the rest sent out as reserves in the usual way. Units also walk a lot slower now and the kill rate is slower as well. The end result is much better pacing, focused on a single climactic engagement.

Right now I’m implementing a modified ability system that introduces active abilities, including spells and special attacks. Triggering these abilities at the right time will ultimately be the key to defeating all the nasty orcs, goblins and undead armies you’ll run into.

Time is admittedly getting a bit tight before I leave for Mexico on the 11th next month, but I’m still feeling confident I can get a beta out before then. It might be a little rough around the edges, but there should be plenty to see and test nonetheless. If anyone’s interested in trying it out, make sure to give me a message, either on here or on kongregate.

– Peace and well-paced battles 



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