Daedalic Dungeons, Hamburg, November 14th, 2013 – Deep from the depths of their dark dungeons, acclaimed German publisher Daedalic Entertainment today announce a brand new developer diary for the menacing RPG Blackguards, exclusive to Early Access Deluxe and Contributor players.
A camera team visited senior producer Kai Fiebig and his band of roguish developers, delving behind the scenes to learn more about the shadowy world of Blackguards and the villainous characters who dwell within. How did Daedalic create a fresh perspective of Aventuria and The Dark Eye universe the game is set within? Early Access Deluxe and Contributor players will find the answers to this and much more in the video. A section of the developer diary can be viewed below:
Early Access gives players the opportunity to play the first chapters of Blackguards three months before the official release and influence the development process through their feedback based on the pre-release builds.
Blackguards will be published chapter by chapter while in Early Access in three week intervals. The first chapter is currently available to play, the second will be released on November 26th 2013. Players have the option of several Early Access packages, all of which include the final version of the game upon release. The different packages can be viewed here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/249650
Blackguards will release in January 2014 for PC and Mac. UK price to be announced.
What happens when the only hope of a threatened world lies not with heroes in shining armour but in the hands of a band of misfits and criminals? Blackguards – the new turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment explores this very question. The player takes on the role of a convicted murderer, who with the help of a team of more than questionable characters must save the world from a dark menace. During the wild chase throughout the South of Aventuria, the world of The Dark Eye, there is more to fight than vicious creatures – chapter by chapter a story full of intrigue and surprising twists unfolds. But when life and death are in the player’s hands, how far will they go to reach their goals?
The first turn-based RPG by Daedalic Entertainment unites the studios high standard of a suspenseful storytelling and unique characters with gripping battles in elaborately crafted 3D-environments. In taxing campaigns the player takes part in a dark story full of doubt, betrayal and loss.
Whether the player chooses to go into battle as a mighty warrior, a clever wizard or a skillful hunter, the first battle isn’t far away. Over 180 individually crafted battle maps full of interactive objects and strategically complex situations lead the player to exotic locations and put them through deadly trials.
About Daedalic Entertainment
From its Hamburg offices Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer- and videogames to a global market. The company’s focus lies in producing excellent entertainment-software with a strong narrative characteristic. With titles such as Chaos on Deponia, Harveys New Eyes and Chains of Satinav, Daedalic was able to set new standards in adventure-gaming and was awarded with 17 German Developer Awards (“Studio of the Year 2009”, among others), four German Computer Game Awards and a European Games Award. As a publisher, Daedalic brings unusual and extraordinary titles such as Torchlight II, Botanicula and Tales of Monkey Island to the German market. The foray into the turn-based RPG-genre is a first for the company, covering new grounds for Daedalic.