World Building an Indie Open World Action RPG (Arcana Kira™ News)

I love RPGs, and love to study what about them makes me love them so much. In the case of open world games, it’s right in the title: the world. You can randomly generate any generic world, but the art of immersing people into a fictional world through “world building” takes focused effort.


What’s Up With Arcana Kira, Daath Origins & Daath Galaxy?

It’s been a bit, so time to bring you up to speed on the development of our games. Here’s a paragraph update about each game:


Arcana Kira – New Release Date Target: March 22, 2016

Previously we were targeting November 2, 2015 for our release date for Arcana Kira on PC/Steam.  The game needs more time in development to properly balance game mechanics and fully populate the world, and as such, we’re now targeting March Read more…


Development Updates: Arcana Kira (Alpha 12 vs Alpha 11)

It’s been a few long weeks with no new Arcana Kira build since Alpha 11.  What gives?  Well, we’ve switched the development model a bit, moved to SVN for source code management, and as such, we’ve moved away from regular Read more…


Steamworks, End of Weekly Updates & Revised Current Timeline

Good news everyone!  BLACK LODGE GAMES, LLC has moved forward and this weekend we finally became a Steamworks developer thanks to your efforts in Greenlighting Arcana Kira and Daath Galaxy.  This year, the full focus is on bringing Arcana Kira Read more…


Arcana Kira August Assessment

Introduction Arcana Kira is supposed to be entering BETA in just about 1 month (Aug 21, 2015 is the beta target.)  This brief document will outline what has to be done in order to achieve this goal, or in this Read more…


Arcana Kira Development Update

BLACK LODGE GAMES, LLC usually releases an update for Arcana Kira alpha each Friday, and we’ve been pretty spot on each Friday for the last couple of months since we started.  However, last Friday we skipped a release and made Read more…


Arcana Kira Localization & Worldwide Editions + 2 New Languages

Arcana Kira was first publicly announced on May 22, 2015, which is less than a month ago, and during the initial announcement it was revealed that the game would feature English and Japanese languages.  Today, I’m ready to tell you Read more…


Oh Crap, 7700 People Are About to Own My Unfinished Game

Groupees were kind enough to place my Alpha status game Arcana Kira in their “Be Mine 20” bundle, and the current alpha build of the game will be unlocked once 7700 people have secured the bundle.  This is great news, Read more…


Arcana Kira Alpha 4 is Coming Tonight

It’s Friday, and every Friday I make a new alpha release of Arcana Kira.  This week it’s Alpha 4.  So far, it has new content & a few bug fixes from Alpha 3.2 (which went out Wednesday night.)  Generally my Read more…


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