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Offline gnosis

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video spotlight? manual? design document?
« on: June 23, 2015, 02:21:58 PM »
Trying to find more info about the game to no avail.

I only found this video series from Kasnavada which is trully horrible...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpUdjhC-gIs

Any chance for a current beta video preview/explanation/tutorial???

In preperation for the next wave I'm trying to find the design docs or somekind of manual. I did check the wiki but I find the material there too sparse, basic and disorganized at this stage.

If anyone from arcen or from the community can accomodate my curiosity about the mechanics of the game I'd be obliged.

Please reply with links!

Offline topper

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Re: video spotlight? manual? design document?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 03:19:23 PM »
Trying to find more info about the game to no avail.

I only found this video series from Kasnavada which is trully horrible...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpUdjhC-gIs
That was quite a while ago, and does not showcase the game in its current state. Frankly, the number of early beta videos should probably stay low since they might lead to unfair judgement of the finished game. I totally agree that we need some more videos, but Chris probably needs to have a hand in it. I know he did a few play videos during the TLF beta.

Any chance for a current beta video preview/explanation/tutorial???

In preperation for the next wave I'm trying to find the design docs or somekind of manual. I did check the wiki but I find the material there too sparse, basic and disorganized at this stage.

If anyone from arcen or from the community can accomodate my curiosity about the mechanics of the game I'd be obliged.

Please reply with links!
There is no manual, and there cant really be one for a game that is unfinished. The end goal is that the game should not need a manual, since the information should be present in-game in tooltips. Reading ahead on game mechanics is probably not what they want the new testers to do, since coming in "blind" is more typical of what new players will do, so you can still spot things that dont make sense. See more info in the forum post for entering beta testers:
http://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,17285.0.html

The wiki does have more info on the game, but it is community managed and needs work:
http://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Stars_Beyond_Reach:Stars_Beyond_Reach

And the beta release notes:
http://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Stars_Beyond_Reach_Beta_Release_Notes
and http://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Stars_Beyond_Reach_Beta_Phase_2_Release_Notes
and the bug tracker: http://arcengames.com/mantisbt/my_view_page.php
But they wont make much sense until you are already playing the game.

I hope that helped, get ready to have some fun!

Offline kasnavada

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Re: video spotlight? manual? design document?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 04:44:27 PM »
Actually, I'm deleting it tonight. Quality of the video aside, the gameplay changed too much since then.