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Archaelund gets a teaser trailer, releasing on Early Access in Fall 2020

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Archaelund gets a teaser trailer, releasing on Early Access in Fall 2020

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Mon 2 December 2019, 23:57:16

Tags: 4 Dimension Games; Archaelund

Back in February we posted about Archaelund, the upcoming Realms of Arkania-style RPG by the Codex's DavidBVal set in the world of his previous game Exiled Kingdoms. Archaelund was originally supposed to come out on Steam Early Access in early 2020, but now it looks like it's going to be late 2020. The game has come far enough along to get its own Steam page though, including a super cool teaser trailer. I'll post the trailer along with the Early Access FAQ:



Why Early Access?

There is already an active community following Archaelund's development in forums; we want to broaden this community and give them an Early Access version so they can participate. Listening to players is essential, plus we love to have an active community playing, enjoying the updates and providing feedback during the upcoming years of development.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

The goal is to release the first Early Access version in fall 2020, then over the following years to make gradual updates until all the planned content is implemented. Our priority is making the game as good as it can get, and make it huge, so we have no dates set in stone.

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
  • The Early Access version to be released on fall 2020 includes around 30% of the whole planned geographical areas.
  • Some of the already available areas might be improved during development.
  • The Early Access version covers the character progression up to a limited level, based on the available content at the time.
  • Many more Advanced Careers and playable races are planned, as moving into new Careers is an important part of the character development once mid and high levels are reached.
  • The first Early Access release only includes the first chapter of the Main Quest.
We will make a great effort to make all saved games compatible through each Early Access update.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

The Early Access version scheduled for fall 2020 will be a playable game with all the core mechanics of Archaelund being functional. The geographical content will include most of the Southern March, a large semi-civilized region of Archaelund. The first chapter of the game's main quest will be completable, as well as dozens of handcrafted quests. This amounts to no less than 30 hours of playable content, probably more.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
We will gradually raise the price during the Early Access stage, as we add content and features.

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
By listening attentively, of course! Both positive and negative feedback will be considered. No matter how much thought and work we put into a game, the interaction with players and listening to their opinion is essential to reach the full potential of Archaelund.
Fall 2020 seems like a long time from now, but it's all relative. David tells us he's planned a five year development cycle, with almost four years still left to go until the game's final release.

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