We are now testing with our “internal beta testing crew”. Their focus is game balance and checking on the main quest; meanwhile side-quests and secondary map map details are getting filled in. It is our greatest hope that this will lead into a semi-public beta test in February. Stay tuned!
Basilisk Games wants to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! Thanks for all your support, enthusiasm and patience throughout 2009. As a small gift, we’ve released a new screenshot to Eschalon: Book II. You can see it from the link below!
We’ve tossed up a few more answers to some of your questions. Check out the Q&A thread here. The latest additions are on the second page.
When we haven’t updated the front page for a few weeks, we start getting a regular stream of emails asking for some news. Well, we’ve said in the past when it is quiet here at Basilisk Games it is because we are hard at work, and that has never been truer than now. Book II is looking great and we are getting ready to run through another internal test in January. The release is not that far off! Please keep checking back, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
1UP recently ran a feature with industry leaders chiming in on the future of single-player RPGs. All sorts of interesting topics are covered. When they get to the section on indie RPGs, Alan Miranda of Ossian Studios mentions Eschalon: Book I and said he enjoyed it. The article is a great read for anyone interested in the genre of single-player RPGs.
Direct Link: http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3176786
Many people have asked for one, so we posted a small development update in the forums.
Some people are reporting they are having problems reaching the Community Forums this morning. It is likely our host is doing some maintenance on their end. All other services seem to be running fine. We’ll have things back to normal shortly.
We’ve upgraded our Swag Store with more stuff! Mousepads, key chains, and more shirt combinations than ever. We’ve also added a whole line of Eschalon: Book I swag (ton of requests for this!) so check it out by clicking the Merchandise link on the left.