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Lost Realms of Murkasada
« on: March 17, 2021, 20:20:52 PM »
Arkanix Labs will shortly be introducing a new C64 game...

'The Lost Realms of Murkasada'



Acting as a companion to our main CRPG 'Crimson Twilight', this game is an action adventure/RPG-lite set in the same world and will take place over a series of 'episodes', released periodically in the build up to the release of Crimson Twilight.

These short episodes are designed to be both short, fun little adventures to be completed in one evening and an introduction of sorts to CRPG's to those people who may not necessarily have played CRPG style games before.

More information will be posted shortly as the first episode is nearly complete and will be released soon after!

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Re: Lost Realms of Murkasada
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2021, 21:09:50 PM »
Very clever idea... Nice work mate.
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Re: Lost Realms of Murkasada
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 22:20:40 PM »
Huge stat section to the right reminds me of Xanadu on the MSX.  I miss games that had everything on screen.  No wading through menus :)
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Re: Lost Realms of Murkasada
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 10:44:47 AM »
We have now also created a thread on the Arkanix Labs forum to post info about this new game...

http://www.arkanixlabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1137

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Re: Lost Realms of Murkasada
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2021, 19:35:01 PM »
Episode 1 of the Arkanix Labs 'Crimson Twilight' companion, 'Lost Realms of Murkasada', will be released soon on the C64!

Just some final play testing to be completed before *you* can also start action adventuring!


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Re: Lost Realms of Murkasada
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2021, 20:31:20 PM »
Look forward to testing this out mate.
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Re: Lost Realms of Murkasada
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2021, 18:58:19 PM »
The game has finally been released!

Lost Realms of Murkasada Episode 1 is a companion adventure/rpg-lite using the world of our in development CRPG Crimson Twilight.

Grab a copy and enjoy some laid back adventuring as Helfarch in the realm of Allorona.

Download: https://csdb.dk/release/?id=205262



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                 original idea - RAY LEJUEZ
              code, gfx, music - ANDY VAISEY
                       testing - JON MINES
                               - RYLEY JAMES
                               - ANDREW FISHER
                               - VINNY MAINOLFI
                  title bitmap - HEND
                   disk loader - KRILL
                  disk dir art - WBOCHAR
                   tape loader - MARTIN PIPER
                 tape software - RICHARD BAYLISS
                       novella - ANDY VAISEY
                special thanks - FUZZ
                               - MOTION
                               - MAXLIDE


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AIM... ..  .

The game is played over a series of short episodes, with the
objective of each episode revealed in the corresponding
chapter of the accompanying novella.

STATUS... ..  .

Throughout the game, the information panel to the right of the
of the main play area is updated based on your interactions in
the game. It displays your current location, your strength, your
wealth, your current weapon and armor and any useful objects you
are holding.

CONTROL... ..  .

Your main character (knight) is moved around the screen using
the keyboard. "I" moves your character north, "K" moves south,
"J" moves west and "L" moves east.

Every 20 moves made decreases your strength by 1 unit.

During play, you may be required to press other keys such as
"SPACE" or answer questions by pressing "Y" or "N".

Keep an eye on the message box at the bottom of the game screen
for prompts.

SEARCH... ..  .

Moving on top of barrels or treasure chests to search them may
reveal wealth. Searching wells may reveal drinking water to
boost your strength.  Searching wooden logs or tree stumps may
reveal grubs to eat to also increase your strength.

COLLECT... ..  .

Some items can be collected by walking on to them. For example,
coins or other forms of treasure increase your wealth. Walking
on and collecting food items increases your strength. Objects
such as keys, potions or cloaks can be collected to be used
later in each episode so watch out for them as you explore.

SHOPS... ..  .

Walk on to open doorways of buildings to reveal building types,
such as blacksmiths, armorers, healers, taverns, amongst others.
Follow any instructions in the message box to make purchases.

ENEMIES... ..  .

Move your character next to enemies to begin combat.

Messages in the message box describe the battle. You give and
take hits until your character or the enemy is killed.

Buy better weapons and armor from shops to improve your chances
during combat.

HAZARDS... ..  .

The environment contains hazards such as poisonous mushrooms
and water whirlpools, amongst others, that drain your strength
on contact.

These hazards may occasionally block short cuts. They can be
passed but will drain your strength, so watch your health.

END... ..  .

Each episode ends when you either run out of stength and die
or you complete the episode task as described in the novella.


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The Lost Realms of Murkasada is free.

It may be copied and distributed freely as long as the main
credits remain intact and unaltered.


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Please visit the Arkanix Labs website, forum  and social media
sites for information about our current and future releases...

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Re: Lost Realms of Murkasada
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2021, 22:38:05 PM »
What a beautiful looking game, thanks m8.
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Re: Lost Realms of Murkasada
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2021, 22:41:09 PM »
What a beautiful looking game, thanks m8.
Thanks!

It is the first in a series of short episodes and is designed to be played in a spare 5 minutes or a lunchtime!

Download contains both disk and tape images, along with the first chapter of a novella that accompanies the game and a text instruction file. Disk image contains the game and C64 versions of the both novella and instructions.

 

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