Finnish game site Game Reactor has posted the first official review of Eschalon: Book II, giving it 8/10 with high marks for its nostalgic factor. That’s what we aimed for! The article is in Finnish, but you can understand most of it with a quick Google translation.
Eschalon: Book II has just been released for Macintosh and Linux computers!
Read the full press release here: Press Release
Grab a copy of the demo from the downloads link on your left. More mirrors will be posted throughout the day as they come online. Also notice that the Windows version has been officially updated to 1.03 to match the Mac and Linux release versions, so grab a copy of that while you’re there!
Get yourself a Registration Code through the Purchase Games link to unlock the full version.
We’ve had a few people email us asking when their DVD would arrive, and it occurred to us that we may not have been very clear regarding shipping dates for the Eschalon: Book II DVDs. Since the DVD contains all three versions of the game, we can’t begin the duplication process until early next week when the Mac and Linux versions are finalized.
As soon as the discs begin duplication, it will be 7-10 days before we can start sending the first batch out.
Anyone who purchased a DVD thinking they would get the Mac or Linux version early, we apologize for the delay. These versions will be ready to download next week and you can begin to play then. The DVDs should start arriving shortly thereafter.
Based on a great deal of feedback, we are happy to announce the availability of Eschalon: Book II version 1.02. It is a recommended update for everyone since there are a few notable bug fixes, however since there have been no “game breaking” bugs reported, this update is optional.
Here are the release notes, if you are interested: Version 1.02 Release Notes
You can get the latest version from the downloads section. The best way to update is to uninstall the old version (your current saved games will remain) and then install this new version.
More download links will be posted as the file is mirrored!
Reviewer Michael Anderson has posted a positive “First Impression” of his experience with Eschalon: Book II, saying: “One subtle thing I noticed was the incredible polish and sense of maturity in the overall development. Things look, feel and play a bit smoother, I haven’t run into a single bug, mistake, typo or other issue as I’ve been playing. The pacing of the story is much more evenly handled and really grabs you from the start.”
Thanks Michael! For the full article, head here: Gear Diary Article
Jay Barnson, the Rampant Coyote himself, has published an interview with Eschalon Lead Developer Thomas Riegsecker. An assortment of topics regarding RPGs and game design are discussed.
Basilisk Games are pleased to announce the release dates for our second game, Eschalon: Book II.
Windows: May 12, 2010
Macintosh and Linux: May 26, 2010
The official Press Release can be read here: Press Release Link
Just a quick update: beta testing is still going great! We are giving our testers a Release Candidate later this week to check out. If all goes well, we should be able to announce a release date very, very soon. Keep checking in!
This is a good time to remind everyone of our Twitter, Facebook and Buzz accounts. Often “minor updates” will end up there if they aren’t important enough for our main website. It’s just another way to stay in the know!
[EDIT] This was just posted in the community forums. It’s far more entertaining than our boring update: Link