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#ActualEigen

Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

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Every journey begins with a single step.

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So, what is this game about? Well it's a turn based exploration game with some RPG elements where you lead a party of pioneers each with different professions, skills and attributes. You start out in a town where you first have to assemble your party from the tavern, plan out and buy equipment you need from the supply store and get yourself a ship. Or two. Then by conversing with different people you get quests, which may be to follow the steps of the previous explorers that never came back and find out what happened, find treasures, compose an accurate map, find contact with unknown native tribes and 'export' religion or simply be the first to disover a piece of the world. You do all that while surviving the harsh environments with seasons that change each bringing with them a different set of challenges, fighting wildlife and tribespeople, finding food and water and trying not to die of dysentery. With each part of the world you discover, you gain access to larger regions further away from home. It's not that you couldn't go there to begin with but you need more men and supplies, which means you need to collect more wealth beforehand.
What else can you do? One crucial, sort of, aspect of the game is communication. You see, when you encounter an unknown tribe you are not able to understand them because they speak an unknown language. All foreign communication in the game takes place in form of icons/symbols/glyphs that you have to decipher. To make the players life easier, animals and tribes both share the same system. When you see a wolf start to attack you and this certain icon appears over its head you better remember this, because when you interact with some tribes and the same icon appears, you know you better get out of there.
The game is currently very much in progress but check below for playable builds. The game uses only 4 colors. Different seasons have different palettes with different set of colors.

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Gameplay video from September 23:
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To see the previous videos, visit my YouTube channel (If you like what you see, subscribe)



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Latest version (Build 3, September 24 2012)

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Previous versions:

Build 2 (2012-06-19)
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Tech-demo (2012-05-19)
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Pioneers is also on IndieDB with over a 100 watchers and 8000 visits. Become a watcher also and you get all the latest and greatest updates, screenshots, other media and downloads.
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Occasionally my computer screen with literally some developments taking place on it appears on Twitch livestream (if you follow my channel you get an email notification when it comes online)
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Some mentions of the game I've come across on the web:
PCGamer magazine news item. Woot!
Considerably lengthy summary & review (in German)
A indie game blog mention (in Russian, generated a lot of downloads)
First mention in an indie games blog

#6Eigen

Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

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Every journey begins with a single step.


So, what is this game about? Well it's a turn based exploration game with some RPG elements where you lead a party of pioneers each with different professions, skills and attributes. You start out in a town where you first have to assemble your party from the tavern, plan out and buy equipment you need from the supply store and get yourself a ship. Or two. Then by conversing with different people you get quests, which may be to follow the steps of the previous explorers that never came back and find out what happened, find treasures, compose an accurate map, find contact with unknown native tribes and 'export' religion or simply be the first to disover a piece of the world. You do all that while surviving the harsh environments with seasons that change each bringing with them a different set of challenges, fighting wildlife and tribespeople, finding food and water and trying not to die of dysentery. With each part of the world you discover, you gain access to larger regions further away from home. It's not that you couldn't go there to begin with but you need more men and supplies, which means you need to collect more wealth beforehand.
What else can you do? One crucial, sort of, aspect of the game is communication. You see, when you encounter an unknown tribe you are not able to understand them because they speak an unknown language. All foreign communication in the game takes place in form of icons/symbols/glyphs that you have to decipher. To make the players life easier, animals and tribes both share the same system. When you see a wolf start to attack you and this certain icon appears over its head you better remember this, because when you interact with some tribes and the same icon appears, you know you better get out of there.
The game is currently very much in progress but check below for playable builds. The game uses only 4 colors. Different seasons have different palettes with different set of colors.

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(Click for full sized images)

Gameplay video from September 23:
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To see the previous videos, visit my YouTube channel (If you like what you see, subscribe)



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Latest version (Build 3, September 24 2012)

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Previous versions:

Build 2 (2012-06-19)
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Posted Image Download for Mac

Tech-demo (2012-05-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac




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Pioneers is also on IndieDB with over a 100 watchers and 8000 visits. Become a watcher also and you get all the latest and greatest updates, screenshots, other media and downloads.
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Occasionally my computer screen with literally some developments taking place on it appears on Twitch livestream (if you follow my channel you get an email notification when it comes online)
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Some mentions of the game I've come across on the web:
A indie game blog mention (in Russian, generated a lot of downloads)
First mention in an indie games blog

#5Eigen

Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:55 AM

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Every journey begins with a single step.


So, what is this game about? Well it's a turn based exploration game with some RPG elements where you lead a party of pioneers each with different professions, skills and attributes. You start out in a town where you first have to assemble your party from the tavern, plan out and buy equipment you need from the supply store and get yourself a ship. Or two. Then by conversing with different people you get quests, which may be to follow the steps of the previous explorers that never came back and find out what happened, find treasures, compose an accurate map, find contact with unknown native tribes and 'export' religion or simply be the first to disover a piece of the world. You do all that while surviving the harsh environments with seasons that change each bringing with them a different set of challenges, fighting wildlife and tribespeople, finding food and water and trying not to die of dysentery. With each part of the world you discover, you gain access to larger regions further away from home. It's not that you couldn't go there to begin with but you need more men and supplies, which means you need to collect more wealth beforehand.
What else can you do? One crucial, sort of, aspect of the game is communication. You see, when you encounter an unknown tribe you are not able to understand them because they speak an unknown language. All foreign communication in the game takes place in form of icons/symbols/glyphs that you have to decipher. To make the players life easier, animals and tribes both share the same system. When you see a wolf start to attack you and this certain icon appears over its head you better remember this, because when you interact with some tribes and the same icon appears, you know you better get out of there.
The game is currently very much in progress but check below for playable builds. The game uses only 4 colors. Different seasons have different palettes with different set of colors.

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(Click for full sized images)

Gameplay video from September 23:
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To see the previous videos, visit my YouTube channel (If you like what you see, subscribe)



Posted Image


Latest version (Build 3, September 24 2012)

Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for OS X



Previous versions:

Build 2 (2012-06-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac

Tech-demo (2012-05-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac




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Pioneers is also on IndieDB with over a 100 watchers and 8000 visits. Become a watcher also and you get all the latest and greatest updates, screenshots, other media and downloads.
Posted Image

Occasionally my computer screen with literally some developments taking place on it appears on Twitch livestream (if you follow my channel you get an email notification when it comes online)
Posted Image

Some mentions of the game I've come across on the web:
A indie game blog mention (in Russian, generated a lot of downloads)
First mention in an indie games blog

#4Eigen

Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

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Every journey begins with a single step.


So, what is this game about? Well it's a turn based exploration game with some RPG elements where you lead a party of pioneers each with different professions, skills and attributes. You start out in a town where you first have to assemble your party from the tavern, plan out and buy equipment you need from the supply store and get yourself a ship. Or two. Then by conversing with different people you get quests, which may be to follow the steps of the previous explorers that never came back and find out what happened, find treasures, compose an accurate map, find contact with unknown native tribes and 'export' religion or simply be the first to disover a piece of the world. You do all that while surviving the harsh environments with seasons that change each bringing with them a different set of challenges, fighting wildlife and tribespeople, finding food and water and trying not to die of dysentery. With each part of the world you discover, you gain access to larger regions further away from home. It's not that you couldn't go there to begin with but you need more men and supplies, which means you need to collect more wealth beforehand.
What else can you do? One crucial, sort of, aspect of the game is communication. You see, when you encounter an unknown tribe you are not able to understand them because they speak an unknown language. All foreign communication in the game takes place in form of icons/symbols/glyphs that you have to decipher. To make the players life easier, animals and tribes both share the same system. When you see a wolf start to attack you and this certain icon appears over its head you better remember this, because when you interact with some tribes and the same icon appears, you know you better get out of there.
The game is currently very much in progress but check below for playable builds. The game uses only 4 colors. Different seasons have different palettes with different set of colors.

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(Click for full sized images)

Gameplay video from September 23:
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To see the previous videos, visit my YouTube channel (If you like what you see, subscribe)



Posted Image


Latest version (Build 3, September 24 2012)

Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for OS X



Previous versions:

Build 2 (2012-06-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac

Tech-demo (2012-05-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac




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Pioneers is also on IndieDB with over a 100 watchers and 8000 visits. Become a watcher also and you get all the latest and greatest updates, screenshots, other media and downloads.
Posted Image

Occasionally my computer screen with literally some developments taking place on it appears on Twitch livestream (if you follow my channel you get an email notification when it comes online)
Posted Image

Some mentions of the game I've come across on the web:
A indie game blog mention (in Russian, generated a lot of downloads)
First mention in an indie games blog

#3Eigen

Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

Posted Image
Every journey begins with a single step.


So, what is this game about? Well it's a turn based exploration game with some RPG elements where you lead a party of pioneers each with different professions, skills and attributes. You start out in a town where you first have to assemble your party from the tavern, plan out and buy equipment you need from the supply store and get yourself a ship. Or two. Then by conversing with different people you get quests, which may be to follow the steps of the previous explorers that never came back and find out what happened, find treasures, compose an accurate map, find contact with unknown native tribes and 'export' religion or simply be the first to disover a piece of the world. You do all that while surviving the harsh environments with seasons that change each bringing with them a different set of challenges, fighting wildlife and tribespeople, finding food and water and trying not to die of dysentery. With each part of the world you discover, you gain access to larger regions further away from home. It's not that you couldn't go there to begin with but you need more men and supplies, which means you need to collect more wealth beforehand.
What else can you do? One crucial, sort of, aspect of the game is communication. You see, when you encounter an unknown tribe you are not able to understand them because they speak an unknown language. All foreign communication in the game takes place in form of icons/symbols/glyphs that you have to decipher. To make the players life easier, animals and tribes both share the same system. When you see a wolf start to attack you and this certain icon appears over its head you better remember this, because when you interact with some tribes and the same icon appears, you know you better get out of there.
The game is currently very much in progress but check below for playable builds. The game uses only 4 colors. Different seasons have different palettes with different set of colors.

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(Click for full sized images)

Gameplay video from September 23:
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To see the previous videos, visit my YouTube channel (If you like what you see, subscribe)



Posted Image


Latest version (Build 3, September 24 2012)

Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for OS X



Previous versions:

Build 2 (2012-06-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac

Tech-demo (2012-05-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac



Posted Image


Pioneers is also on IndieDB with over a 100 watchers and 8000 visits. Become a watcher also and you get all the latest and greatest updates, screenshots, other media and downloads.
Posted Image

Occasionally my computer screen with literally some developments taking place on it appears on Twitch livestream (if you follow my channel you get an email notification when it comes online)
Posted Image

Some mentions of the game I've come across on the web:
A indie game blog mention (in Russian, generated a lot of downloads)
First mention in an indie games blog

#2Eigen

Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:43 AM

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Every journey begins with a single step.


So, what is this game about? Well it's a turn based exploration game with some RPG elements where you lead a party of pioneers each with different professions, skills and attributes. You start out in a town where you first have to assemble your party from the tavern, plan out and buy equipment you need from the supply store and get yourself a ship. Or two. Then by conversing with different people you get quests, which may be to follow the steps of the previous explorers that never came back and find out what happened, find treasures, compose an accurate map, find contact with unknown native tribes and 'export' religion or simply be the first to disover a piece of the world. You do all that while surviving the harsh environments with seasons that change each bringing with them a different set of challenges, fighting wildlife and tribespeople, finding food and water and trying not to die of dysentery. With each part of the world you discover, you gain access to larger regions further away from home. It's not that you couldn't go there to begin with but you need more men and supplies, which means you need to collect more wealth beforehand.
What else can you do? One crucial, sort of, aspect of the game is communication. You see, when you encounter an unknown tribe you are not able to understand them because they speak an unknown language. All foreign communication in the game takes place in form of icons/symbols/glyphs that you have to decipher. To make the players life easier, animals and tribes both share the same system. When you see a wolf start to attack you and this certain icon appears over its head you better remember this, because when you interact with some tribes and the same icon appears, you know you better get out of there.
The game is currently very much in progress but check below for playable builds. The game uses only 4 colors. Different seasons have different palettes with different set of colors.

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(Click for full sized images)

Gameplay video from September 23:
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To see the previous videos, visit my YouTube channel (If you like what you see, subscribe)



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I'm currently hard at work on the next build which will have a lot more content and things to do in it. In the meanwhile, you can try the last version from June to get a taste of what Pioneer's about.

Latest build (Build 2, 2012-06-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac

Previous versions:

Tech-demo (2012-05-19)
Posted Image Download for Windows
Posted Image Download for Mac


Posted Image


Pioneers is also on IndieDB with over a 100 watchers and 8000 visits. Become a watcher also and you get all the latest and greatest updates, screenshots, other media and downloads.
Posted Image

Occasionally my computer screen with literally some developments taking place on it appears on Twitch livestream (if you follow my channel you get an email notification when it comes online)
Posted Image

Some mentions of the game I've come across on the web:
A indie game blog mention (in Russian, generated a lot of downloads)
First mention in an indie games blog

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