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Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving.

Evoland, a console-style RPG that starts off as very basic 8-bit(ish) game and evolves to become more advanced and complex as you play it, is available 10% off on GOG.com. That's only $8.99 for the first week!

What makes a console-style action-RPG? This is a concept that has been evolving immensely over the years. So, why don't we take all that defines--and used to define--this genre and put it in one game? Why don't we make the player observe the evolution of gameplay-types, ideas, and visuals, as he progresses further in the game? Why not give him or her the chance to upgrade the game itself, from within the game? Intriguing, right? Well, that's exactly what Evoland is about.

Evoland is a concept game, but unlike many other concept games it offers much more than gameplay based on a gimmick. The story that the game tells you in its unique way is alone interesting enough to make it well-worth playing. The fact that in this single game, you're getting the whole history of console-style action-RPGs in a nutshell can be treated just as a bonus feature. In the end, though, you might find that the main drive for you is to find just one more upgrade-chest and find out how it will affect the gameworld. With many aesthetics and mechanics tightly packed together, waves of nostalgia passing as you play, and a high level of polish, this original title is something you should really check out!

Get upgrading! Start with upgrading your computer with a fresh copy of Evoland, for only $8.99 on GOG.com. The discount will last until Thursday, April 11, at 10:59AM GMT.
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tinyE: Far out, it's like Retro City Rampage for smart people.
Exactly what I was thinking... As superficial as Retro City Rampage in its gameplay...
Let's just hope at least this time it doesn't get into the bundle a week after release -.-
Game looks flippin awesome. Bought, and downloading now.
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keeveek: Let's just hope at least this time it doesn't get into the bundle a week after release -.-
I wouldn't mind that. :D
Never heard of this, but why not. One day :)
Gameplay concept does sound interesting, but I think I'll wait for more reviews before I commit. 78mb just seems really tiny. :\
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Gievre: Gameplay concept does sound interesting, but I think I'll wait for more reviews before I commit. 78mb just seems really tiny. :\
Not really, if you consider the game type. They don't need much.

Well, we will see. Just bought it. Like that FF/Zelda-Style and the Evolving Idea :D
Also the Soundtrack and other extras are pretty nice.
Gonna pass, Link to the Past was a great game though.
OMG, this is adorable. Wishlisted for next paycheck.
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Nordwolf: Here is a nice, yeah, "predecessor" of the game. At least it was the initial idea. It definitely makes fun :-)

http://evoland.shirogames.com/classic
Damn!... Now I wanna play the full game... ;p
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keeveek: Let's just hope at least this time it doesn't get into the bundle a week after release -.-
http://store.steampowered.com/app/233470 :p

Also it looks a bit short : http://steamcommunity.com/app/233470/discussions/0/828935361135637671
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keeveek: Let's just hope at least this time it doesn't get into the bundle a week after release -.-
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ne_zavarj: http://store.steampowered.com/app/233470 :p

Also it looks a bit short : http://steamcommunity.com/app/233470/discussions/0/828935361135637671
Not short for me :)

4 hours in now and I've repeated the same boss fight about 20 times. Literally.

At this rate I'm never going to finish it as, like the old games, with no option to save you're just repeating the same thing over and over again.

Still having fun though.

And, NO, I don't base whether a game is good or not on how many HOURS it takes to complete. That's sheer stupidity, IMO. The worst games in the world can take 40 plus hours but......THEY STILL SUCK :) And some of the best games (Botanicula, Machinarium etc) were only 3-5 hours long. Yet hugely successful games as they're so good. IMO, this one is in that league. It's excellent.

What also makes me laugh about this hours vs value discussion which always comes up is some of the people that won't spend less than 10 bucks on a great game by an indie developer WILL blow 60 bucks on a piece of crap AAA game put out by a major publisher. And then they're always decrying how terrible the gaming industry is and how the "unique" games never get made.

No shit Sherlock.
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Bloodygoodgames: snip
Thank you for your post . You deserved +1 rep from me .
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Bloodygoodgames: snip
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ne_zavarj: Thank you for your post . You deserved +1 rep from me .
LOL

Really...the whole discussion about 'how many hours is it' always drives me nuts. There are soooooo many terrible games that take hours and hours to complete but few that are so well designed as this.

I'm guessing it will probably take me about 6 hours to complete at least as I'm making sure I don't miss anything, but even at less than that it will still be well worth 9 bucks.

I mean, come on, a movie is around 10 bucks nowadays isn't it? And they usually take less than 2 hours, so why are people willing to spend that kind of money on a 2 hour movie but not that kind of money or less on a 6 hour game? Especially when most movies I watch are been-there-seen-that films or absolute garbage and most games you can play again. If you want to see a movie again, guess what, another 10 bucks :)

The amount of work that goes into creating a game like this is UNBELIEVABLE yet so many gamers nowadays want to pick up brand new games for 3 bucks and then bitch when they're more expensive. Then they bitch again because "indie development studios" are closing down.

Seriously.....when people won't even pay 10 bucks for a very good game, how on earth do they expect indie developers to not only have some success but stay open. It's not rocket science :)
Post edited April 04, 2013 by Bloodygoodgames
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Bloodygoodgames: ...
Heh, every time somebody mentions that a game I'm interested in is too short, I just add it to the 'positives' column, and when they say that a game gives you proper 100 hours of fun, I get playing thinking that I'll never finish it. Seriously, I'll take intense and fun experience over lengthy and repetitive one any time, as people making remarks about shorter length being a bad thing clearly have far too much time on their hands.