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July 17th, 2021, 17:47
Thanks, I understand now. The word "jank" sounds too much for me like "junk", though.
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July 18th, 2021, 19:08
Lost Eidolons - Demo First Look

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"Lost Eidolons is a strategy turn-based RPG set in a western fantasy world called Artemesia." Developed by indie studio Ocean Drive Studio and set to release sometime in Q4 of this year, we check out the #SteamNextFest demo here for you! Be sure to watch for the Pros vs. Cons.
Lost Eidolons - Demo Feedback & Release Timeline
It's been about 4 weeks since the Lost Eidolons demo was playable during Steam Next Fest last month. Since then we've been preparing plans to polish several areas of the game! Our team was excited and grateful for the quality and quantity of feedback we got from everyone.
Wartales - Demo First Look

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From @ShiroGamesTV, the makers of Darksburg and Evoland comes a new open-world ARPG Wartales! Watch until the end for the Pros vs. Cons feedback! This #SteamNextFest demo was one I was looking forward to trying, did it measure up?!
Empire of Ember Blog #5: Empire of Ember's highlights

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Our Dev Blog#5 is ready for you to watch, as it comes in video format! This week we wanted to give you an overview of the game's highlights so you can get a good grasp of what goes on in the world of Domus.
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July 18th, 2021, 19:24
King's Bounty II Preview Roundup

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The world seems dense, not being open for the sake of being open, the story extensive and varied, and the combat being engagingly tactical. I've played the King's Bounty series a long time now, and this feels that it could be a genuine successor that expands the scope of the franchise.
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There is a lot to like about King's Bounty II on paper, but after a few hours with it some concern is creeping in. The commitment to bring a big open world adventure to the turn-based strategy games space is one they get right in form, but not always in function. The bread-and-butter combat is rewarding if you have the patience to weather its steep learning curve and are willing to work around some of its chokepoints, but it can be a devastating challenge for all but the most determined strategy gamers.
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I've found my time playing a preview of King's Bounty II generally enjoyable, but not without some recurring annoyances. I praise the game world's detail and the treat of unique areas wherever you go, either in the RPG part of the game or when doing a turn-based battle. Combat is challenging and there are plenty of different units, backed by a complex system of upgrades and unit classes. However, choices in the storyline feel limited and you're practically forced to complete side quests, as your army is too weak to continue the battles in the main storyline. Still, if you're into adventure and appreciate when a game's core elements are solidly worked out, King's Bounty II should be on your list of considerations.
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July 21st, 2021, 23:56
Monomyth coming to Kickstarter on July 27th

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MONOMYTH is an immersive, first-person dungeon crawling RPG in the vein of Ultima Underworld, Arx Fatalis, and the King's Field series. Coming soon to Kickstarter! (including a Demo).
The Bloodline - Inspired by Mount and Blade and Skyrim

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The Bloodline is a fantasy action RPG where you take the role of a descendant of the Harbinger.
Imprisoned Hyperion - RPG inspired by Arx Fatalis

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Imprisoned hyperion is an imersive sim, first-person rpg. Explore the dark and dangerous dungeons of a world that has survived its end. Survive by finding safe resting places and cooking food. Help different creatures and learn the dark history of this world and your own.
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July 22nd, 2021, 00:00
Solasta: Crown of the Magister - Developer Stream & Kickstarter Goodies
We hope you're out there having fun enjoying the Sorcerer Update. We're doing this little update to inform you all that we'll be hosting a small Dev Stream on Tuesday 27th starting at 9 am PDT / 11 am EDT / 6 pm CEST for about 2 hours, where we'll discuss the game, the update and also talk a bit about the future (a bright one, worry not). We're also taking the opportunity to give our Kickstarter Backers an update on everything that has to do with their rewards - especially their physical ones!
Fallout 76 - Fallout Worlds Preview - Bethesda
With Fallout Worlds, your imagination is the limit when under the sky of your own personal Appalachia. Utilizing a wide list of customizable settings, players can construct C.A.M.P.s in previously restricted areas or even remove the need for electricity to establish a builder’s paradise. Love Fallout 76’s survival mechanics? You can double down on braving Appalachia’s untamed wilds by changing the PVP rules and difficulty settings. And those are but two examples of what’s possible in Fallout Worlds.
Path of Exile: Expedition - Game Balance Overview
With every league release, we review and rebalance many aspects of Path of Exile to update and reinvigorate old mechanics while trimming some power from strategies that stand too far above the rest.

This time around, our changes are far more thorough. As part of the Expedition League announcement, Chris has already talked about a number of changes, but we'll go over them again quickly here with a bit more of a discussion of their consequences and some associated changes we've made as a result.

Over time, the introduction of new mechanics, updates to existing balance and improved collective understanding of the game has caused the damage of characters to be way too high. Many players are able to complete mid-difficulty boss fights in a fraction of a second, without any interesting interaction. Our ability to create interesting boss fights and monster combat is removed when players are routinely killing those monsters or bosses before they have used a single ability.

Because of this, we're significantly reducing player damage at higher levels to greatly increase the challenge of endgame content, and are raising monster life at lower levels to make the levelling experience in-line with our vision of how Path of Exile should be.

Many of these changes are intended to affect every character in the game in some way, but we're still going to continue our tradition of making changes to the most powerful and least powerful mechanics to improve build diversity.
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July 22nd, 2021, 01:29
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Monomyth coming to Kickstarter on July 27th
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MONOMYTH is an immersive, first-person dungeon crawling RPG in the vein of Ultima Underworld, Arx Fatalis, and the King's Field series. Coming soon to Kickstarter! (including a Demo).
Nice video! I hope this turns out to be a great game
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July 22nd, 2021, 03:18
Ohh very nice!! I'm not sure if I'll be kicking in at this point, yet I will be there to at least witness the pitch.
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July 22nd, 2021, 06:49
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Nice video! I hope this turns out to be a great game
I've had an eye on Monomyth for awhile. He's actually been working on it since at least 2017. I'm not sure why he took so long to bring it to Kickstarter. It certainly looks impressive for a game done mostly (afaik) by a single person.

There's a Steam page as well if you want to follow or wishlist it.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/908360/Monomyth/
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There's a Steam page as well if you want to follow or wishlist it.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/908360/Monomyth/
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July 23rd, 2021, 00:40
Combat system update - Code of the Savage

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I've been working my ass off with the combat system overhaul. Still needs some work, but It's finally at a stage that I'm happy with. Open public demo coming soon!
Matt Chat 471: Interview with Rick Francis of EOB/NWN

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This episode features an interview with Rick Francis, the modder who created the Eye of the Beholder I and II conversions for the Neverwinter Nights Aurora engine.
Legends of Ellaria - Some Q&A
Greetings, Ellarians!

We've compiled a list of questions about our history and about our future plans. Have fun!

Q: Now that Legends of Ellaria is in full release, will the development continue.

A: Yes, it will. We are constantly working on improving and optimizing the game mechanics to run faster and with as few bugs as possible. In addition, we're working on some extra features and DLC's. One of which is the long awaited Necromancer DLC.
Beyond Mankind: The Awakening - We're so close to release
Hi, H.O.P.E. soldiers!

The Brytenwalda Studios team want to thank you for the support during the last months. We have reached the 8.5K wishlists on Steam! That's huge, but the hard work continues.

We want to offer you the best gaming experience ever, so this is why we have been working so hard on this……
  • Bug Fixing
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Starfield - The End of an Era for Bethesda
Bethesda Game Studios' upcoming new IP Starfield is set to be the end of an era in a few ways, while also being the beginning of another.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Update #92 - Its Now or Never
Today we are bringing you a final reminder, along with the beautiful and high-quality wallpapers with Areelu Vorlesh, the game's main antagonist. For those of you who ever wanted to obtain them, you can find and download them here.

There is very little time left before the release of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. The new adventure in the world of Golarion will begin in less than 2 months!
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July 23rd, 2021, 03:21
Ember Dev Blog #6 - The commander mode

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Another week has passed, and here is another video dev blog of Empire of Ember made especially for the occasion.

Last time we talked about the game's highlights (check last week's dev blog if you missed it!), and today we will take a more detailed look into the combat system, specifically into the commander mode.

As you know, Empire of Ember features large-scale combat in which you will lead your army in first person, in battles of up to a hundred units. You can join the fight directly in real-time, and these hundred units will fight using the same tactics as the player, being able to block, dodge, pick up weapons, run away, and select the best range for their various attacks and abilities.
The Waylanders Alpha 0.33 - Pets Sneak Peek

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The Waylanders Alpha 0.33 gives you access to 5 pets for any Ranger character. Slip the bonds of fate in this party-based RPG filled with Celtic myth and historical legend. Discover thrilling adventure alongside mortal companions and immortal allies as you explore the world of The Waylanders.
Encased - Details of the Encased World
Dear subscribers! Once again, the latest issue of the post-apocalyptic CRONUS Weekly is on your screens. Can anyone hear us? Today we want to talk a little bit about the small features of the game that we haven't written about yet.
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July 24th, 2021, 02:16
Black Book Releasing Aug 10, 2021

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Black Book is a dark RPG Adventure, based on Slavic myths, in which you play as a young sorceress. Fight evil forces in card-based battles and explore the world, where humans live alongside mythological creatures.
Gamedec Lore Update - Everyday life in the 22nd century [Part III]
In the previous episode of this article series, we introduced you to the routines and ceremonies conducting the marriages of the citizens of the Gamedecan poleis. Today, we take a look at the various holidays and celebrations kept in the Gamedecverse. Enjoy!
Isometric games and Bethesda Publisher Weekend up to 90% off - GOG
It's time to look at things from a different perspective. The latest Weekend Sale on GOG.COM features engaging isometric games. Get titles like Geneforge 1 - Mutagen (-30%), Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (-60%), Lumo (-90%), and more with discounts up to 90% off.

We also invite you to check the Bethesda Publisher Weekend sale with deals for amazing action games like Prey (-60%), Dishonored: Complete Collection (-70%), The Evil Within 2 (-70%), Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (-80%), and more. Both sales run until 26th July 2021, 1 PM UTC.
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July 24th, 2021, 18:03
That Code of the Savage is looking pretty good to me. I might have to go against my dithers and give the demo a whirl, once it's available.
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July 26th, 2021, 01:34
Chernobyl Trips - Chernobylite Behind The Scenes

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What our Chernobyl trips looked like? How were they organized? You can hear a bit about our experiences there from our team members who travelled to Chernobyl more than just a few times!
Loop Hero Developers Reveal the Design Origins of their Breakthrough Hit


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We talk to Four Quarters, the developers of Loop Hero, about the design of their unique rouge-like, and how it evolved from a game-jam project, to a full commercial game.
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July 26th, 2021, 01:41
Top 10 ARPGs You Should Play in 2021

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The Top 10 ARPGs of 2021 on our list, no matter how old they may be, are still the best that the genre has to offer. All of them can be played solo or with friends, making these games highly accessible. Without further ado, let's talk about the Top 10 ARPGs you should play in 2021.
Bleak Faith Forsaken Gameplay Hands-On Impressions

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In this Bleak Faith Preview, I'll be discussing my impressions from the Bleak Faith Demo that should be coming out fairly shortly on Steam. I'll discuss things like combat, exploration, customization, and even Boss Fights so that you have some idea what to expect from this Souls-Like ARPG that is supposed to release sometime later this year that is being developed by just 2 people.
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July 27th, 2021, 12:02
Mechajammer - Visiting Three Hand Harry

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Expeditions: Rome - DevStream #4

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Check out the 4th DevStream for Expeditions: Rome, where Senior Producer Brad Logston sent the entire stream chatting with Art Director August Hansen about the visuals of the game.
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July 27th, 2021, 12:43
Ah, another sign of life from Interplay, so this getting back idea is still on.
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July 27th, 2021, 12:47
There's a followup post that's says "October 2021. It all begins."
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July 27th, 2021, 14:05
Anniversary date, probably? October '83 so 38 years… which is 83 in reverse, like the number of pages below

OK, I'm definitely reading too much into this
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What IP's do they actually own after going bankrupt?
You can see that on the Copyright office's website.

Not sure how long those links last, but here's an example (looking up "Interplay Entertainment").

Known example of Fallout: "Copyright assignment", with Bethesda (link)

It would require some time to dig into all this.

We'll know more in October
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