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Title: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: x4000 on January 24, 2018, 12:45:07 PM
It's here! Arcen Games are proud to finally announce the launch of the first Starward Rogue expansion: AuGMENTED. Available now!


This is a bumper content pack for Starward Rogue featuring the following list of goodies:


* A new gold floor with unique challenges and rewards
* 4 new music tracks composed by Pablo Vega and The Overthinkers
* 3 new mechs: The Zephyr, The Paladin, and the Warhog
* 90+ new items
* 30+ new enemies
* 125+ new rooms
* 8 new room obstacles such as the pulse trap and the flamethrower turret
* 10+ challenge rooms (a new room type exclusive to the gold floors)
* 6 new minibosses
* 9 new bosses



We are also introducing Starward Rogue: Gold Edition which is a package deal featuring both the base game and AuGMENTED. Both AuGMENTED and the Gold Edition will also be on 10% discount until January 31.


It's been a lot of work, but AuGMENTED is something we're very proud of over at Arcen Games. Thanks, everybody. Hail to the Hydral! :)




We also wanted to make a special thanks to Windless Zephyr for inspiring the Zephyr mech, and also for providing us with so many episodes of your long-running Starward Rogue series! :)
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Castruccio on January 24, 2018, 01:31:53 PM
Is the 10% discount live on steam?  My steam shows full price for both base game and expansion, FYI.   This is in reference to this part of the announcement:  We are also introducing Starward Rogue: Gold Edition which is a package deal featuring both the base game and AuGMENTED. Both AuGMENTED and the Gold Edition will also be on 10% discount until January 31.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Pepisolo on January 24, 2018, 01:37:17 PM
Is the 10% discount live on steam?  My steam shows full price for both base game and expansion, FYI.   This is in reference to this part of the announcement:  We are also introducing Starward Rogue: Gold Edition which is a package deal featuring both the base game and AuGMENTED. Both AuGMENTED and the Gold Edition will also be on 10% discount until January 31.

It's not live yet for some reason. Everything looks like it's set up correctly, but there seems to be some kind of delay or glitch. Erik is in contact with Valve about it. Hopefully that should be resolved soon.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Bambusek on January 24, 2018, 01:44:50 PM
Just bought auGMENTED :) Though something is weird with discounts, Steam shows one price for package then different on checkout screen, after choosing payment option.

Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: x4000 on January 24, 2018, 01:46:48 PM
Just heard from Valve that it's a site wide thing. It shows no discount on things until you get it into your cart for checkout. Then it's fine! Blah.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: ElOhTeeBee on January 24, 2018, 08:05:09 PM
Congratulations on release! Hopefully I'll be able to shake $7 out of my budget soon enough.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: x4000 on January 24, 2018, 09:25:09 PM
Indeed, this time I get to offer my OWN congratulations to the primary team behind this.  Fantastic work, all of you!  :D
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Draco18s on January 24, 2018, 10:00:18 PM
Indeed, this time I get to offer my OWN congratulations to the primary team behind this.  Fantastic work, all of you!  :D

We're just a bunch of freaking volunteers.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Castruccio on January 24, 2018, 11:08:04 PM
Played a bunch of the expansion tonight and really enjoyed it.  Nice work guys. This is really a labor of love.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: steelwing on January 25, 2018, 07:57:47 AM
Indeed, this time I get to offer my OWN congratulations to the primary team behind this.  Fantastic work, all of you!  :D

We're just an awesome bunch of freaking volunteers.
There, fixed that for you.  8)  Great work, all of you.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Pepisolo on January 25, 2018, 10:49:52 AM
Thanks everybody! Well done team! :D
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: keith.lamothe on January 25, 2018, 11:19:36 AM
Excellent work, another step forward in the campaign to Make Players Lose ;)
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Misery on January 25, 2018, 12:08:03 PM
Excellent work, another step forward in the campaign to Make Players Lose ;)

A worthwhile goal.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: steelwing on January 25, 2018, 02:22:35 PM
*blames Misery*  8) :D
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: keith.lamothe on January 25, 2018, 02:57:57 PM
*blames Misery*  8) :D
The death screen (where it turns red and slows down) should display "Blame Misery" in huge text.

Though maybe sometimes it should rotate and say "Blame Pepisolo", or "Blame Goldenwolf", etc ;)
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: TheVampire100 on January 25, 2018, 04:40:25 PM
I actually like it, when the game mocks the player, when he lost. Like "You should have dodged this bullet."
, "Surely you wanted to die." and other stuff like this.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Whistler on January 25, 2018, 08:36:36 PM
Congrats on release!
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Misery on January 25, 2018, 09:41:12 PM
Everyone can feel free to occaisionally blame Ptarth, too, even though he hasn't been around much.

Reanimator is his boss, you see.  So that's a second boss in the game that isn't mine (the first being Invader, which is also his). 

I"ve had... more than a couple of derpy deaths to that bloody thing during my test runs.

 Though it's not as bad as losing by being run over by that Big Stupid Orb.  Can only blame myself on that one.


I actually like it, when the game mocks the player, when he lost. Like "You should have dodged this bullet." , "Surely you wanted to die." and other stuff like this.


Yeah, same here.  One of my favorite lines is from Dungeons of Dredmor: "CONGRATULATIONS! You have died."

But then that's the same game that gives you an achievement if it crashes. 



On a side note, there's still one rather large boss-related thing missing (I tried to get it finished before game went into lockdown, but noooope).  Going to try to get that finished and sent in today (well, what I'm calling "today" anyway) or tomorrow.  I underestimated how much of a total pain in the butt this one would be.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: TheVampire100 on January 26, 2018, 05:07:27 PM
I think I just had the best run of my life. It was totally broken and not fun for bosses though. Expect some complaint notes fromt hem any time soon.

Anyway, Zephyr Mech + Warhogs Shotgun + Tons of Crit boosts + double Crit Damage + several damage boosts + Acid Maw + some drones.
I also had the item,t hat gies you  seconds invincibility on entering a new room. 5 seconds was all I needed to clear a room, I could rush towards a boss face and blast all I had and then he just died. The biggest chager for me was, when I got the double crit damage towards the end of the run, this made such a difference with the crap ton of crit chances I had. And I had only 4 HP because of all the sacrifice stuff I bought. Worth it.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Tolc on January 26, 2018, 06:07:04 PM
Now this is some awesome news to come back to! Can't wait to pick it up :)
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Logorouge on January 26, 2018, 06:12:09 PM
I think I just had the best run of my life. It was totally broken and not fun for bosses though. Expect some complaint notes fromt hem any time soon.

Anyway, Zephyr Mech + Warhogs Shotgun + Tons of Crit boosts + double Crit Damage + several damage boosts + Acid Maw + some drones.
I also had the item,t hat gies you  seconds invincibility on entering a new room. 5 seconds was all I needed to clear a room, I could rush towards a boss face and blast all I had and then he just died. The biggest chager for me was, when I got the double crit damage towards the end of the run, this made such a difference with the crap ton of crit chances I had. And I had only 4 HP because of all the sacrifice stuff I bought. Worth it.
That's awesome. High risk, high reward. It puts a smile on my face to see that the Acid Maw was part of the combo. I love that weapon.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Whistler on January 26, 2018, 10:15:31 PM
For room Logo_VaultHeist, is there a way to clear it without a keycard? Started in the top left.
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Logorouge on January 26, 2018, 10:31:50 PM
For room Logo_VaultHeist, is there a way to clear it without a keycard? Started in the top left.
You don't need to bring a keycard with you, there's one available right next to the locked entrance, but you do need to unlock that block if you wanna clear the room.
Did you find a way to spend the key elsewhere or did it not spawn at all?
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: Whistler on January 26, 2018, 10:48:47 PM
I must have picked it up during the fight without noticing. My bad, Thanks!
Title: Re: AuGMENTED Goes Gold
Post by: ptarth on January 29, 2018, 07:21:29 PM
Everyone can feel free to occaisionally blame Ptarth, too, even though he hasn't been around much.

Reanimator is his boss, you see.

I'm waiting for Windless Zephyr to get killed by it.

Also, Hi!