1. Well fearless developers, care to introduce yourselves?
2. Now, how about introducing us to your forthcoming release: Age of Decadence?
– an original, low magic post-apocalyptic setting
– a detailed skill-based system
– turn-based combat with action points and different attacks
– a lot of dialogue with stat, skill, and reputation checks
– meaningful choices & consequences
– multiple paths & multiple endings
3. Any idea when we should expect to play it? Will it be a download-only title?
4. And the name, the name… What is the significance of the Age of Decadence title?
5. Care to elaborate a bit on the setting and story bits of the game?
The story begins when your character acquires an ancient map and revolves around learning where and what the map leads to, dealing with factions that have very different goals, and finally dealing with what awaits for you at the end of your journey.
6. I understand this will be more or less a turn based experience. How exactly will AoD play?
– your Dex defines the amount of action point you get per turn and ranges from 6 to 12.
– all actions have AP costs, so for example swinging a short sword costs 4AP, while bringing a two-handed sword on someone’s head will cost you 6AP. So, if you have 12AP per turn, you can either attack twice with a two-hander, or 3 times with a short sword, or 4 times with a dagger.
– AoD offers a large variety of attacks: fast, regular, power, special, and aimed. Fast attacks deliver less damage, but cost 1AP less and come with a to-hit bonus which works well against fast, hard to hit opponents. Power attacks pack quite a punch, but they cost 1AP more and are easier to avoid. Aimed attacks target specific body parts, etc.
So, going with the above mentioned example, armed with a short sword and 12AP per turn, you can do 3 regular attacks, or 4 fast attacks, or 2 power attacks, in which case you’ll still have 2AP left. If you grab a dagger in your free hand, you can perform a fast attack with a dagger. We also offer throwing nets, acid, and black powder bombs to enhance your combat experience.
7. Will there be dialog? Puzzles? Moral Choices? Naked goblins?
Overall, dialogues and choices are the main aspect of the game and the main attraction. We have seven different endings and only two involve mortal combat. You’ll be able to talk your way in and out of trouble, make allies and enemies (there are no default good and bad guys), and handle quests in non-combat ways using dialogues and text adventure elements.
8. Any information on the engine you’ll be using you’d care to share?
9. How about the available quests?
10. What kind of character creation and game mechanics systems will you be using? Should we expect something like D&D or something more akin to Fallout/GURPS?