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April 28th, 2014, 17:59
We have recently been made aware of the game Aeon of Sands: The Trial, which is currently in development by two persons. The game is schedule for release in 2015 and claims to be in the style of the classic PC and Amiga dungeon games of the 90s.

Aeon of Sands is a "Dungeon Adventure": a story-driven role playing game and a love letter to classic PC and Amiga games of the 90s.

"The Trail" is the first chapter of the Aeon series, in which you follow the adventures of a young city clerk in a world that is orbited by two suns. The clerk Setrani is sent on a investigative mission: the search for a missing diplomatic caravan in a territory ravaged by bandits. Will he track it down? And what if he does? Will this save the dome city from the fall of its sacred tree?

Explore the long shadows of the gigantic Kinami tree, which is the sacred totem and protector of mankind. The world is permeated by a magical energy that is absorbed by all beings and things. People use items to adopt their magical energy. Magical items produce different effects depending on the ethnic group and their current magic skills.

  • Story-driven role playing game with unique choices
  • First-person perspective in real time
  • More than 20 challenging dungeons with more than 30 monsters and bosses, more than 300 unique items, more than 150 illustrated scenes for plot nodes
  • Style and feeling of classic RPG games from the '90s (Perihelion, Eye of the Beholder, Dungeon Master [])
  • Skill Gain System
  • Item-based magicsystem (Characters gain their magical energy from objects)
  • Completely hand-drawn & painted visuals
  • Platforms: Windows | MacOSX | Linux
  • Release: Early 2015
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April 28th, 2014, 17:59
A world orbited by two suns, that certainly is unusual.

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April 28th, 2014, 18:44
If anyone can confirm that the game multimedia files are stored in IFF format, I'll instabuy this.
If not… Well… Buhbye.

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April 28th, 2014, 18:55
They had me at EoTB……crackers ))
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April 28th, 2014, 20:24
Checked out the Perihelion video, its surely an eye-killer with that jerky, side-scrolling text.
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April 28th, 2014, 22:42
LoL just finishing my EOB 1-2-3 marathon and I read this. Awesome!
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April 30th, 2014, 08:36
The graphical style looks intersting, quite dark and drity.


Looks like a game I want to play. Just hope that the combat isn't a mess.
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April 30th, 2014, 12:48
bleh, real time combat, didn't like it in Grimrock, probably won't like it in this one either
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April 30th, 2014, 15:29
Looks good. Would like it more if they made better use of screen real estate thought. TB combat would make it a must have.
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May 18th, 2014, 20:01
real time combat is a specific feature of this type of game and Grimrock
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May 18th, 2014, 20:25
Well, if you call this type of game Real-Time Dungeon Crawler then yes.

Otherwise I think that Dungeon Crawlers can as well have turn based combat, like Wizardry had.

But most important is that the combat is actually fun. I neither want to play an arcade game like in grimrock where I have to cycle around the enemy after each hit, nor do I want to move back after each hit like in Anvil of Dawn , nor do I want to hectically click on each weapon in a different part of the screen when it's individual cooldown is ready like in Eye of the Beholder, nor do I want to kill my enemys by throwing all my items at them as in Eye of the Beholder as well.
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