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Lurking I v1.4.0 should no longer have any issues with errors which end the game session. The character creator has been updated and you can now use your own custom tiles for characters if you wish. I have begun to implement a map function which works, but not completely as intended yet. Mapped areas do not yet save. You may use it or not as you wish.

Lurking I v1.3.0 is a very important update. If you are playing a previous version please make sure you update to this version. Thanks to all who have played and contacted us with feedback.

A report of occasional errors which end session. Working on it. I put a previous version back up if you experience this and need it. Seems to be only some systems.

Linux?

Sorry about the Windows only condition. We did get a report of Lurking running nicely in Wine.

My apologies for the keyboard sensitivity issues introduced in v1.2.0. The new version should take care of it.

Suggestion: Remove the roll mechanic. All roll mechanics do is waste the players time. Any dedicated player is just gonna spam roll until they get what they want. I feel it's better to give the player points to allocate as they wish.

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thank you. In retrospect I agree. I liked it in wizardry but I do need to remove it or perhaps randomly distribute a set number of points only rather than all random.? Thanks again. Hope you enjoy the game.

Update: I have altered the mechanic in v1.2.0 to prevent this issue.


Lurking I Trailer

I saw a question on another site about what attributes do. I had to go back and look through the code and here is what I found:

STRENGTH:
- BONUS TO HIT DAMAGE IN BATTLE
- DETERMINE MAX EQUIPMENT BURDEN ($)

INTELLECT & WISDOM:
THESE WORK IN TANDEM TO:
- DECREASE DAMAGE FROM FAILED SPELL 'COUNTERSPELL' (Wisdom Only)
- INCREASES CHANCE OF SPELL SUCCESS (Equal Parts)
- RESIST MONSTER MAGIC ATTACKS (1 part Wisdom + 4 parts Int)

AGILITY:
- BONUS TO CHANCE OF EVADING ENEMY HIT

VITALITY:
- BONUS TO INCREASE IN HEALTH MAX ON LEVEL UP

($) All items currently have a weight value but this was never implemented.

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Started game... almost quit... stuck with it.... got hooked... love it! This game is absolutely awesome. It's big. Some of the characters are hilarious. Role playing aspect is just what I have been longing for. Not corralled along through the story. Spoiler Alert: Discovered a way to visit the ruins of a 'familiar land'. My mind has slowly been blown apart. Thank you!!! PS This should not be a free game.

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Thank you, ngzax! Haha. Thought that one would remain a secret forever. Nice way of putting it without being too much of a spoiler. Thanks for playing and posting! :)

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Very solid RPG. The game is rich in content (you'll probably need more than 40 hours to reach the end) and delivers some particularly interesting exploration.

Character creation and customization are free, the world is open and big, the towns and dungeons all provide their dose of unique characters, key items, tool and/or equipement. Inside combat like outside combat you'll be able to cast spells, sing songs and use tools and consumables. The equipement is varied.

Every character you meet will be involved in your quest one way or another, providing you a new item, spell, song, important keyword or hint which will help you in one of the numerous subquests slowly carrying you to the final goal.

The dialog system is well used, you'll need to ask people the good questions in order to progress through the story. Moreover you'll meet a lot of charming characters and it's pleasant to talk with them.

The game is definitely not easy, it doesn't hold your hand, which is part of its charm. However the mandatory puzzles are logical and you'll certainly reach the end if you take the time to visit the world and pay attention to what people say.

Besides the game is polished, there are a lot of secrets and you'll probably not discover all of them. There are also some nice little things like seasons which change over time, which is not only cosmetic since during winter shallow water turns to ice and is easier to distinguish.

Overall it's a very enjoyable game.

Thank you CryptRat! Glad you enjoyed it. This is what we worked so hard for. Thanks for posting.