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Happy New Year everyone!

For many reasons, 2016 was a turbulent year, full of shock and bewilderment.
I hope that for all of us, 2017 turns out to be a better year.
A year full of positive changes without any regrets.

2016 was still an incredibly significant year for Shards of Azuria and the two of us at Blue Potion Games.
It has been massively rewarding to see it first successfully go on Steam Greenlight and then be released on Early Access.
The reception has been very humbling and reaffirming. It confirms that doing this is worth it.
Play testing, youtube videos, streaming, reviews and discussions have made it all an amazing experience.
THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed. We will make sure that Shards of Azuria continues to improve as 2017 goes on.


Planned Update – Build 6

It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to take the time to give some details on what to expect with a future update.
I am expecting the update to be ready sometime during February, but it could extend if more work is required first.

So what is expected to be in the update?..

– Custom Design Revamp
I mentioned this in my last post. This is not a decision to take lightly, but I feel is the right one.
Procedural generation of map areas is being phased out in favour of custom designing the map areas.
So while the world won’t look any different each time you create a new one, it should be a higher quality than before.
Doing this has meant there have been various development related things need, like a dev only map edit mode.
With this change, the current maps are also being revamped in their layout and appearance.

– Water, Rivers & Fishing

– Crop Growing

– New Abilities (Unseen, Mystic Bubble, Brace for Impact, Orb of Light)

– Queen Bee Boss

– More equipment/weapons

– Inventory Sort Button

This is merely a summary for now, the rest of the changes will be detailed within the full patch notes when the update comes.
I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas break and I wish you all the best this year!

 

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Future – Multiplayer (Online Co-op)

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The Official Shards of Azuria Wiki

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Build 6.2 – Fixes & Changes

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Build 6 – Rivers, Fishing, Abilities & More

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Happy New Year! Planned Future Update – Build 6

  (ノ°∀°)ノ⌒・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*☆ Happy New Year everyone! For many reasons, 2016 was a turbulent year, full of shock and bewilderment. I hope that for all of us, 2017 turns out to be a better year. A year full of positive changes without any regrets. 2016 was still an incredibly significant year for Shards of Azuria […]

Build 5.1 & Future Plans

  5.1 Thoughts Last night Build 5.1 went live, which brought an end to the Halloween event and added an option to choose a movement control alignment. The movement options are to allow players to play with keyboard controls aligned to different directions, so you can choose which feels natural.  Originally at the start of […]

Build 5 – Controls, Halloween & Tweaks [¬º-°]¬

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Planned Update Oct 24th, Controls, Tweaks & Halloween

Hi all! This is my first real announcement since launch. It has been a bewildering, but very rewarding experience. The feedback and engagement has been so amazing. I’ve tried to soak up everything that has been said to try and make the best decisions moving forward. I’m working towards an update on the 24th. I’ve […]