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March 29th, 2014, 22:43
Balcony just released the Balrum BETA today for backers. Thought i'd start a thread for those wanting to discuss it. Downloading now, hopefully my daughter gets her nap in and lets me try it out

Kickstarter Update with new video:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects…m/posts/792075
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March 30th, 2014, 09:26
I can't get over how far the camera is zoomed out. Is there an option to bring it closer?
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March 30th, 2014, 18:20
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I can't get over how far the camera is zoomed out. Is there an option to bring it closer?
They did talk about being able to play it in almost any resolution past 960×576, so i'm assuming tweaking that and the window/full screen might do it, but I haven't found resolution settings anywhere yet, so i'm assuming they disabled it so far for the beta.
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March 30th, 2014, 18:21
Actually after some tweaking, it looks like you can adjust the resolution by resizing the window, otherwise it just auto-adjusts in fullscreen
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April 4th, 2014, 02:51
This is a game I really WISH that I would have backed. Looks great…reminding me a lot of the Eschalon series at first glance.

I will be eagerly awaiting the full release!
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January 27th, 2015, 03:19
I'm surprised how little attention this gets. I watched a bunch of the "lets play" vids on YouTube and this looks like a real gem.
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January 27th, 2015, 06:20
I'm sure I'll be playing this immediately after release, plus the obligatory 10 patches or so. It has an old school look that really appeals to me.
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January 27th, 2015, 06:52
Well we covered the game since it was announced, and on Kickstarter.

Link - http://www.rpgwatch.com/games/balrum-553.html

I tried to get an interview three times but the developer never responded.
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January 31st, 2015, 14:28
To you people in the beta or following closely,

can you have summons/ minions/ henchmen in this game? I find single character FPP games to be rather boring, and it's even more inexcusable in an isometric (non action heavy) game.

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January 31st, 2015, 16:14
Don't have an answer but have you played Eschalon? They are single character. I played the first two and liked them alot. Normally I prefer party based games but I found Eschalon surprisingly fun.
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December 8th, 2015, 08:55
http://balconyteam.com/release-date/ 14 december w00t

sadly didnt find any info about price
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December 8th, 2015, 16:46
this is indie game, hope this is not more than 15$
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Yeah I just got an email update on this game, I really had forgotten all about it. It will be nice to play it soon.
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February 28th, 2016, 01:33
This game looks phenomenal. I will be buying it, for sure.
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Loving it so far and personally I think the hunger/thirst complaints are way overblown. I am still on version 1 (without the hunger/thirst patch) and if I fill hunger and thirst to 100% it stays full for quite some time. One tip is keep the Rest/Thirst/Hunger UI open. It's a very small window you can place off to one side but lets you easily keep an eye on how low any of them are. Very disappointed there isn't more discussion for this game here of all places. These are the sort of games we should want more of.
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My reason for not playing it as of yet is quite simple, after giving money to the kickstarter however many years ago, I didn't receive a key on the day of release. It was close to two days later that I finally got my key, and then I'd found something else to play. I'll get to it in time, but for now it is sitting waaaayyyy back in my que.
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Loving it so far… Very disappointed there isn't more discussion for this game here of all places. These are the sort of games we should want more of.
What makes the game special in your view? How does this compare to other oldies and how does it contrast? Sell the game to me. It looks very, very basic. I generally pick these old-looking games up when they hit a couple dollars. I have paid full price though if there is good word of mouth or if there is a demo and I end up enjoying that.
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Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
What makes the game special in your view? How does this compare to other oldies and how does it contrast? Sell the game to me. It looks very, very basic. I generally pick these old-looking games up when they hit a couple dollars. I have paid full price though if there is good word of mouth or if there is a demo and I end up enjoying that.
I haven't played it yet myself, but it looks more than just very basic to me. Have you looked at the feature list? It has crafting, base building, and farming to go along with turn-based combat and a hand-crafted open world. I can't think of another game that combines all that.
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March 7th, 2016, 19:44
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
What makes the game special in your view? How does this compare to other oldies and how does it contrast? Sell the game to me. It looks very, very basic. I generally pick these old-looking games up when they hit a couple dollars. I have paid full price though if there is good word of mouth or if there is a demo and I end up enjoying that.
As strange a comparison as this is, it's more like Divinity Original Sin. Just with Eschalon style graphics, and not party based. On the flip side you can interact with the world more.
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