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AuroraRL - Version 0.5.0 is out!

[color=rgb(55,55,55)][font='Helvetica Neue'] New version is out![/font][/color]
[color=rgb(55,55,55)][font='Helvetica Neue']What's new:[/font][/color]
New tutorial - at game start player now can choose an optional tutorial mission in a Solar system
New quests: Heritage and Quarantine
Modding support. Currently modding documentation is available only in russain at http://ru.aurora-roguelike.wikia.com/wiki/???????_?????_??_????????_?????
Humanity upgrades - now player can distribute points received for research between 3 branches of humanity development. These branches unlock new ship upgrades, humanity expands into outer space, major changes of life on Earth and much more.

[color=rgb(55,55,55)][font='Helvetica Neue']Windows installer (you should better uninstall old version manually if you have it, as installer sometimes fails to perform correct update):[/font][/color]
[color=rgb(55,55,55)][font='Helvetica Neue'] https://bitbucket.org/e_smirnov/aurora/downloads/AuroraRL_windows_0_5_0.exe
Cross-platform zip version (requires java):
[color=rgb(55,55,55)][font='Helvetica Neue']Please report bugs at




AuroraRL - English Version 0.4.3 is out!

[font=arial]Hey there, folks. So, another updated version of our game is out now!

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Version 0.4.3[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]List of changes:[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]1) Module for space probes[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]2) HP of new wild-life enemies is now hidden. Damage to previously discovered monsters are higher[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]3) Now you can loose a crew member when your ship is damaged by explosions[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]4) Updated game engine LWJGL 2.9.3. This should solve problem with resolution on retina-displays, and possibly some other issues[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]5) Regenerated monsters on planets[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]6) Some new lines of privat dialogues[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]7) Saves are moved to Users//AuroraRL.[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Old saves will work with this version. You just should move them to the new destination.[/color][/font]

Exe-version for Windows







AuroraRL - English version avalible!

It's been a while since we've posted here, but we were working very hard to finish the English version.
And now - here it is! AuroraRL is avalible in English!

You can download the game here:

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]Download zip-archive (you need latest Java version on your PC) - [/font][/color]https://bitbucket.org/e_smirnov/aurora/downloads/Aurora-0.4.1.zip
[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]Downolad exe win32 version - [/font][/color]https://bitbucket.org/e_smirnov/aurora/downloads/Aurora%20RL-04.1.-x32.exe
[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]Download exe win64 version - [/font][/color]https://bitbucket.org/e_smirnov/aurora/downloads/Aurora%20RL-windows64-offline.exe

For those, who sees this game the first time:

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]AuroraRL is a story-driven roguelike-like, that takes place in space. It features trading, researching, battles, planetary missions and text quests. Main plot takes place in not very bright future, when humanity had wasted all of the Earth resources and was desperate to find a new source of them outside of their planet. And this have led to building The Ship, which would be sent to space with a research mission. The Ship was handling its duty well, but to the point when it has stopped responding to any signal from Earth. The Ship disappearance have led to formation of the rescue group, with The Player as the leader. The Player's mission consist of two major tasks - find a way out of global crisis and find out what has happened with the first Aurora spaceship. And, of course, saving the Earth and the humanity in process.[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]Game features:[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]- Randomly generated space, full of mysteries;[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]- encounters with alien races;[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]- turn-based combat(in space and on the planets);[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]- huge variety of text quests;[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]- colonization of new planets;[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]- researches, trading, ship customizing;[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]- and a lot more.[/font][/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][size=2]For better understanding of the game process, we may suggest you to watch the trailer.[/font][/color]




AuroraRL - Gameplay video and English-version screenshots

Hello there.

So, we've been working on an English version of the game for a while, and now we've got some of it done.
All of the dialogs with your crew at the start of the game (and there is a lot of dialogs) have been translated.
It may seem like it's not much, but, trust me, we are really working on that stuff because we want our game to be played by as much people, as possible.

So, here we go:

And, also, for those who haven't seen the game, there is a video, that shows the basic gameplay and some of the arts. You can see it right here




AuroraRL - A space adventure story-driven roguelike-like

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma] [font=arial]AuroraRL - a roguelike-like game, that's influinced by Star Control II and Space Rangers. Your mission is to find something in deep space, that will become the Earth's salvation from the horrible ecological crisis. By using the newest and most advanced Earth's spaceship - Aurora-2, protagonist may become an explorer, or a soldier. And, while completing quest (peacefully or not), you may save your home planet. [/font]

[size=2][font=arial] [/font][/font][/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=tahoma][font=arial][size=2]Don't be confused with the strange letters. It's not an aliens language, it's just a russian version of the game.[/font][/font][/color]

[font=arial][color=rgb(0,0,0)]Game's features:[/color][/font]
[font=arial][color=rgb(0,0,0)]1. Global story - space is not as simple as it looks. There is a lot for you to discover[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]2. Procedural genereted space and planets[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]3. Ability to speak with your officers at any time. Lots of story and quests involving them.[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]4. Mash-up of different game-mechanics.[/color][/font]
[size=2]And those are your officers. From left to right: Sarah - the main engeneer, Henry - combat officer and Gordon from the science team.

[font=arial]Right now, AuroraRL is an Alpha-build, version 0.4.0, to be exact. But even at this stage it's absolutely playable and contents a lot of stuff (1/3 of the main story, dozens of side-quests and special encounters - and this is not even 1/5 of the planned features). And, as you may notice already, it's being developed in Russian, by a Russian indie-developers. But English version is in works, and will be done, hopefully, 'till march/april of 2015. But you can check the game itself right now, to see the basics of game mechanics, some impressive artwork and, overall, the game in general.

[font=arial]So here's some technical information:[/font]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Game engine - Java, slick2D[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Non-generated maps drawn in TilED[/color]
And... that's probably it. No hard science behind this.
Game is avalible for Windows, Linux and MacOS(there might be troubles with Retina displays).

I hope that I got you excited. That's probably the first time in 2 years of development that our game is shown to a foreign website. We will be glad to hear some feedback, positive or negative. We understand that without the English version there is no way to estimate this game fully, but if you have some questions - we well be happy to answer.
Here's some links:
[font=arial]https://auroraroguelikeen.wordpress.com/[/font][font=arial] [/font]- official developers blog (english version)
https://bitbucket.org/e_smirnov/aurora/downloads/Aurora-0.4.0_RU.zip - game itself(note: IT'S A RUSSIAN VERSION)



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