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Friday - January 04, 2013
Wednesday - November 23, 2011
Thursday - September 08, 2011
Monday - August 01, 2011
Friday - May 20, 2011
Thursday - April 07, 2011
Tuesday - December 16, 2008
Friday - May 09, 2008
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Friday - January 04, 2013

Basilisk Games - 2013 Mega Sale

by Dhruin, 23:26

From the Basilisk site:

2013 Mega Sale!

We received quite a few emails from people upset that we missed Steam’s annual Holiday Sale. Sorry about that- we just didn’t get the information to them in time. To make up for it, we are having a 4-day sale here on our own website!

Eschalon: Book I  for  $2.95

Eschalon: Book II  for  $4.95

Wednesday - November 23, 2011

Basilisk Games - Holiday Sale

by Skavenhorde, 13:16

Basilisk Games holiday sale has begun. You can get Eschalon Book 1 or 2 for 50% off. Unfortunatly the DVDs for Eschalon Book 2 are currently sold out, but you can still get the download version for $12.50. Book one is priced at $9.95.

Thursday - September 08, 2011

Basilisk Games - Goodbye, Summer!

by Dhruin, 01:00

Another minor item - it doesn't seem long ago that Basilisk was writing they were scaling back for Summer - but now they're back to it in full swing:

It’s funny- when you post something like “we’re relaxing a bit this summer” people assume that you mean you’ve left the building and shut off the lights. Not so at all! We’ve been here, just working more in a “part-time” fashion. Now that Summer is showing herself to the door, we’re back in the studio moving full speed ahead. We’re putting together the information needed to announce the next game, and working with Steam on a fix for the Lion + Steam + Eschalon bug that has popped up a few weeks ago. More info soon!

Monday - August 01, 2011

Basilisk Games - Summer Break

by Dhruin, 23:30

Basilisk has kicked up an update on what they have been doing - enjoying summer, is the answer:

Lots of people have been emailing us to find out what’s going on. Well, it’s summer! Honestly, to avoid complete burnout we pretty much halt development over the summer months so we can get in family vacations and synthesize some vitamin D via contact with the sun.

With the end of summer slowly approaching, we’ll be back in “full development mode” soon enough. That means the official Book III announcement (and some early screenshots) shouldn’t be too far off.  Until then, get outside and enjoy these hot, lazy days!

Friday - May 20, 2011

Basilisk Games - Interview @ Gaming Irresponsibly

by Dhruin, 01:48

Basilisk's Thomas Riegsecker has been interviewed at Gaming Irresponsibly about developing indie RPGs and their approach. Here's a snip on Book III:

There hasn’t been any news regarding Book III lately. Without any spoilers, what are some of the concepts that you think will go into its development?

With Book III, we are looking at what made the first two games successful and build upon those elements. While that seems like an obvious response, the truth is that it’s often difficult for developers to acknowledge this and give current fans “more of what they want” instead of pushing the gameplay in a new direction,  looking to acquire a larger audience.

I’ve always said that Eschalon is not intended to be a ground-breaking reinvention of the role-playing genre. On the contrary, we want to make a solid, memorable, and thoroughly enjoyable game built on the established fundamentals of what made those classic RPGs so fun.

Book III will feature more of everything our fans love- hundreds of additional items, more quests, more puzzles, and more story. We will further balance character stats and skills using feedback gathered from Book II. Players can expect a multitude of hidden areas and secrets that will take months to uncover. Book III is the final game in the trilogy and we want this to be a fulfilling ending for everyone who has gone on this journey with us.

And finally, we will be releasing some of our development tools as well, so that players can work on their own maps and share them with the community. This, more than anything, is what I am looking forward to: playing maps made by other people!

Thursday - April 07, 2011

Basilisk Games - Projects Update

by Dhruin, 12:33

Basilisk has posted an update on their projects - Eschalon: Book III is a given, of course, but apparently they have a sci-fi design kicking around:

Book III remains officially unannounced, but we are certainly hard at work on it. For the final game in the trilogy, the size of the team has grown and we are giddy with excitement to show you what we are working on! However, don’t expect to hear much more or see any screenshots until we make an formal announcement later this summer. As for a release date, it’s definitely not going to be this year, so let’s just go with “when it’s done.”

There are always other projects simmering here at the studio, and we hope to make an announcement regarding our first post-Eschalon project soon. Many of you have heard rumors that we have been working on a Sci-Fi based RPG for quite some time, and that is true, though we are not prepared just yet to say that is what’s coming next. Just keep an eye on our forums, Twitter feed or Facebook page because those are the places we tend to “slip” information about what projects we playing around with day-to-day.

Tuesday - December 16, 2008

Basilisk Games - Website Back Up

by Magerette, 17:38

Basilisk Games had some temporary problems with their official site earlier today and let us know the details in this thread posted by the Wrangler in Chief. Apparently, it appears to be a configuration problem rather than hacking.

The site is back up now barring some intermittent problems as per Thomas's udate in the thread linked above.

 

Friday - May 09, 2008

Basilisk Games - New Forums Coming

by Dhruin, 00:27

The Basilisk site site has news they'll replace their forums with shiny new ones next Monday...given they've previously said they might "officially" unveil Eschalon: Book II around May, we're hoping this is a sign they're getting ready.

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