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November 7th, 2018, 20:25
You're right, Spain is something like a stepstone between two continents (europe / africa) plus two huge masses of water like the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are, so we got almost all possible western civilizations in the last 3K years

Thanks for your feedback, we will keep sending infos for sure!

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I think ancient Spain is an excellent area to explore in a game. Thanks for the information, please keep it coming!
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Hi Dave,

Here it's David from Gato Studio. Firstly, I understand 100% your critic about the studio. I know there's a huge delay with the final installment of AR-K and that's really sad, but consider the third episode was a really solid release, we got around 80% ratings through all the media, even sites about specialized adventure / point & click games like Justadventure or Adventuregamers.com gave us really nice reviews. The problem, and that took us until 2017, is that the game didn't sold as nice as its reviews so there was no way out to produce a the final chapter if we wanted to stay alive as developers.
This is something you should have at some point communicated in the Kickstarter updates for AR-K. Perhaps somewhere in the period from Summer 2015 to Summer of 2018 which had zero KS updates. That is the biggest criticism I have of your studio. Delays are to be expected with Kickstarters. But you didn't communicate with your backers at all for 3 years. (Including ignoring a KS private message I sent about 2 years ago). I find that extremely disrespectful to your backers and there's no excuse for that.

I just don't want to see more people throw more of their hard-earned money at a company that treats their backers like that. Maybe you genuinely want to do better, but I don't see any reason to trust you this time. If you manage to reach your goal on Waylanders, how do we know this won't happen again when you inevitably fall on hard times? It sounds to me like this KS may be the ditch effort of a struggling company to prevent bankruptcy… or maybe just delay it for awhile.
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November 8th, 2018, 20:50
Dear Dave, you're free to keep showing your discontent, but in the very end, this project is really solid and it's completion doesn't depend on how good it's gonna be the kickstarter because if you make some fast numbers, 150K USD is a really tiny part of a 40 buddies 30 month project. The Kickstarter will determine only how big it's gonna be the game.

Please notice we've been visiting some international fairs like Gamescom (where RPGWatch staff approached to our demo) or Tokyo Game Show and there's an overall very nice feedback within all press and users about The Waylanders.

Like we promised, you'll get your reward in early 2019, but at this very moment The Waylanders is our main priority

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November 9th, 2018, 00:09
I don't really want to talk about this project anymore. I just felt it right to warn people of your track record. Obviously people are free to decide whether or not they want to back it. I hope for their sake you'll treat Waylanders backers better than you've treated AR-K backers.
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November 9th, 2018, 11:58
Here's our last update!
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Update #13 Formations

As you already know, the formation system is one of the most innovative features in The Waylanders.

When we release the Kickstarter campaign, we showed you three formations available in the pre-alpha demo: the orb, the arrow head and the phallanx formations

Orb formation:


Arrow head formation:


Phallanx formation:


In this update, we want to show three new formations. And we can assure these formations are different to any traditional formation you've seen until now. Keep reading!



Sorcerer Tower

The Sorcerer Tower is a long-range static formation, made to be protected while it deals great magical damage.


Tree Formation

The healer Tree Formation allows you to have a flexible and strong unit, highly resistant to magic and capable of supporting all other units. Advantages to using this strategy vary depending on which allies take part in the formation.


Star Formation

The ranger Star formation allows you to constantly shoot in any direction, plus you can use an ability to switch from having a movable to a static unit, allowing you to attack enemies located at great distances.


*Keep in mind these formation are a WIP, so they are subject to changes.

These formations are very different between them and brings variety in the combat system. We would like to read your opinions in the comments!
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November 10th, 2018, 12:24
And another one, at this moment the campaign is at 68% with 103.255USD, less than 1/3 to goal!

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Game improvements and exclusive add on!

The people behind The Waylanders pour their hearts and souls into every single detail of the content they create. Characters, environments, textures, VFX, lighting… Sometimes, even after finishing an asset, they analyze it and look for ways to make it even better.

Ever since we showcased our pre-alpha demo at game conferences such as Gamescom and the Tokyo Game Show in 2018, we have made several improvements to certain elements of the game. Today we’ll be showing you some of them!



Hillforts are one of the constructions you’ll see more often in the Celtic period. They all have been remodeled and retexturized to add some variation and make them more interesting-looking. It might be difficult to fully appreciate the difference seeing them here by themselves, but we can promise you that the overall look of the village will drastically change in the final version of the game thanks to this kind of small details.



On top of this, we have also improved the 3D models of our characters. All their bodies have been redesigned to showcase a more detailed style (check out those fingers and toes!). This new style will most definitely boost the overall quality and look of the game.




New amazing add-on!


This is not just any add-on. This is a life-size replica of a Mourian sword!

We have reached an agreement with Tier Lab, a company specialized in the handcrafting of swords, armors and other objects for cosplay, exhibitions and even approved items for LARPing!

Best of all, no sword will be identical to any other. Tier Lab, as opposed to many other companies that make every item from a single cast, handcrafts every single item. That’s right, your Mourian sword will be different to any other, it will an exclusive unique item!



SIZE
Sword length: 91 cm
Blade: 65 cm
Hilt: 14 cm
Weight: 375 g

If you need a visual reference to get an idea of its actual size, here is one:


MATERIALS
Glass fiber core, polyethylene foam, leather and lead hilt for balance and latex paint.

We’ve known Tier Lab for years, they are good friends of some people on the team and we can 100% guarantee the quality of this beautiful handcrafted collectible.

We hope you love this new add-on as much as we do!

How do I choose an add-on?
It's easier than you probably expect: if you want any add-on, you have to add the price to the reward you've selected. Let's see an example:

Emily wants to select the $30 reward to get the Celtic Guardian Edition. But she wants to get the Mourian Sword too! She needs to select the $30 reward and add the sword price. This means $30+ $150 = $180

Then, when the Kickstarter campaign is over, we'll send you a form to select the add-on you want.

Anyway, if you need help with the add-ons, please contact us! We’ll be happy to help.
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November 13th, 2018, 10:46
campaign is now at 87% with 3 days to go!

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update #15

ALPHA access, German translation and free location

After a great weekend, we are super close to our goal! And we want to thank you for your amazing support with 3 new surprises: a new awesome add-on, a new FREE ingame location and the translation of the game to German!


We are adding an important location on the map of The Waylanders, which will expand your game experience.


Finisterre (or Fisterra, in Galician language) comes from Latin: 'finis terrae'. Which means, 'land's end'.


Finisterre is a rocky peninsula on the coast of Medieval Gallaecia, and is said to be the end of the world. It is as far west as anyone has ever been able to travel on the mainland.


The rocks in Finisterre are known to be imbued with power, and witches have constructed countless stone formations there in order to conduct evil magickal rituals.


To reach Finisterre, one must follow Saint John’s Way. The early Christian apostle, James, made a journey from Compostela to the coast, and marked his journey with altars. Some early Christians travel this path on a pilgrimage to become closer to their God, but it has become so overrun by witches, that it’s considered incredibly unsafe. The altars left by Saint John are now mostly used for dark sacraments, instead of their intended purpose.


Exploring Saint James Way will be dangerous, and full of conflict with those who would like to watch the land burn. But, it may be worth the treasures that await you, and the knowledge you will gain from your own journey to the edge of reality.







The Waylanders will be available on German!

We have received huge support from the German community ever since we announced The Waylanders. At 2018’s Gamescom in Cologne thousands of people tried out our pre-alpha demo and provided us with invaluable feedback. We have also received thousands of comments and messages about the translation of the game into the German language. And on Kickstarter, the German speaking countries have played a major role in the campaign. After the US and Spain (our motherland), Germany is the country with most backers. So we wanted to reward you with a German translation of The Waylanders.

That’s why the stretch goal is now early unlocked and will be available for all of you!



Many of you have requested it, and now you can have it: The Waylanders Alpha access! From now on, you’ll find it as an add-on available to add to any pledge above the $20 early bird. You only have to add $10 to your reward and you can enjoy The Waylanders before anyone else!

The Alpha add-on will give you access to the demo 6 months before the launch of the beta. So you can be part of the development of the game and start playing on late 2019.
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November 14th, 2018, 11:50
8K to go!

Goblins and… almost funded!



The Goblins are cute, magical creatures intrinsically tied to nature. They wear outfits and masks made of bark, sticks, and leather.



Sometimes people don’t realize that they are speaking to a goblin- at first glance, they often look like children wearing costumes and playing pretend.

Adult goblins still move like children- they often run, jump, or skip instead of walking like proper human adults. Their high pitch voices and playful nature also contribute to this common misconception.



They are pranksters, and will do whatever they can in order to give themselves and their friends a good laugh… sometimes without realizing the harm they can cause. If they do hurt someone, they’ll feel bad about it. But empathetic foresight is uh… not their strong suit.

Despite this, goblins are clever and relatively mature. They are capable rogues and explorers, and they are brilliant at lightening the mood when necessary. Basically, they’re good people to have around in any adventuring party.



The largest population of goblins exists in the beautiful coastal city of Aunes, so many of them are used to sunlight, the ocean, and a calm lifestyle. The possibility of joining an adventure that could take them out of their comfort zone and allow them to experience new, fun places with totally different surroundings would be of great interest to many goblins.

Now that you know about this new race, we’ll like to give you a little present: a goblin companion will be include in the game for free!



So you now might be asking… What’s a companion? Well…

Companions are important characters that can join your party, and that you can have close relations with. They’ll provide you with more hours of gameplay, since they have their own character quests (these will have a similar format to Mass Effect’s loyalty missions). If you have a close relationship with them, you will get further quests and they’ll become an important part of your gameplay experience. And this goblin is the very first companion we are adding to the game!

HELP US ON TWITTER!

90% reached!! We are almost funded! And we would like to ask you for help to get visibility on Twitter:

Join this discussion thread and comment

Retweet this!

It's an easy way to help us spreading the word. We appreciate your comments and retweets!

We hope you like the info about goblins and the free companion
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Brian Fargo joined #TeamWaylanders! We are going full throttle! 7,5K to go!

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November 14th, 2018, 16:06
That should give you folks a solid boost, good luck!!
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November 15th, 2018, 00:26
Really happy to communicate this one

UPDATE #17 - 14 de nov de 2018

FUNDED!!! New stretch goals revealed

We are now funded! And we wouldn't have been able to do it without your amazing support!

We want to say just two words:


But it's time to keep working, because there are two important days left! And we want to adjust our stretch goals. Emily have joined our team before we reached the stretch goal, and we also give you the first companion as a present for free. So, the next stretch goal was in $300,000. We adjusted it to… $160.000!


Do you want to know more about Aunes? You already have the info on this update!

And we also want to reveal the next stretch goals:


Despite his youth, Heraklios is one of the best greek warriors, as good using sword as with his fists. Nobody wants to fight him in pancratio, sport where Heraklios is a brutal champion.

He’s a member of Salamina’s royal family and it’s said that he comes from Teucer’s lineage.

Following the known idea that superheroes are the gods and heroes in a modern mythology, Heraklios is obsessed with greek legends in the same way a modern “freak” would be with Star Wars or superhero comics. During his childhood his parents told him classic greek histories, making him an absolute fan of these legends, being the Trojan Cycle his favorite saga. He could recite from memory all the ships and warriors who joined in the trojan siege, or spend hours in an argument about who would be the winner in a fight between Hercules and Achilles.

He is also obsessed with collecting things related with his favorite legends; his most valuable belonging is a replica of Achilles’ shield, decorated just like the one described in the Iliad. He does not use the shield in battle to keep it intact, in the same way a collector today would never open the package of a rare action figure.

His biggest dream is to get the glory in combat and become an equal to the mythological heroes he admires.

When a group of greek soldiers comes to Brigantia he joins them to follow the steps of his ancestor and go to the land where Teucer spent his last years.

As Brigantia is now in siege, Heraklios finds some kind of similarity with the trojan war and thinks this is the great battle where he can find the fame he is looking for.



We'll reveal more information about Mal and Khaldun soon!

These three characters will add hours of play to The Waylanders! We want to remind you the important role of the companions in The Waylanders:

Companions are important characters that can join your party, and that you can have close relations with. They’ll provide you with more hours of gameplay, since they have their own character quests (these will have a similar format to Mass Effect’s loyalty missions). If you have a close relationship with them, you will get further quests and they’ll become an important part of your gameplay experience.

So, more companions means more time to enjoy The Waylanders!

Thank you again for your huge support. We'll do our best to unlock the new stretch goals!
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November 16th, 2018, 08:58
24h to go!

Update #18 - 15th nov 2018
Last 24 hours! Stretch goal unlocked and more info

Yeah! We achieved the next goal! Aunes is now unlocked and this location will be available in The Waylanders!


You can read more info about Aunes on this update.

And now, let's try to unlock the next stretch goal: the companion called Heraklios!


In case you missed it, we revealed info about Heraklios in the previous update.

Mal and Khaldun
These two companions will add hours of gameplay to The Waylanders. Also, they will provide with a great variety of situations. Heraklios, Mal and Khaldun will have full detailed personalities, and clearly contrasted between them. If you want to know more about Mal and Khaldun, just keep reading!



Mal is a monster hunter, specialized in hunting 'cursed' people, that is, people possessed by a demon. This demon flees once its host dies and looks for a new one, therefore Mal has been chasing the same evil spirit throughout the whole Celtic nation, finally arriving to Brigantia.

She is missing one eye and its socket is covered in Mourian gold paint. In this magical socket she can place either a Mourian eye or the eye of any creature, whose last memories she can see if said creature is dead. These last memories are usually distorted depending on how the creature perceived its surroundings at the time of death. For example, in case of a violent one, the attacker would appear as a demon and the surroundings eerily unsettling.



Khaldun is an ambitious man, with grey ethics and moral. He has come to Brigantia to complete his training with a Celtic druid.

In Egypt, Khaldun used to practice death magic
, and he is surprised by the bad reputation it has in the Celtic society. His lack of understanding makes him arrogant and condescending, and he sees the Celtic culture as one riddled with absurd superstitions that do nothing but slow down his studies.


This is the final step of the way(landers) on Kickstarter campaign! We are having an amazing experience, and we want to do our best in the final hours. We appreciate if you help us sharing the campaign in your social media profiles, forums or wherever you want!

Let's try to unlock more stretch goals to improve The Waylanders!
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