Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kickstarter: $19 and $39 Apple II options are available

This post is a quick clarification that the $19 “Ones and Zeros” tier and the $39 "Zip It" tier on the Nox Archaist Kickstarter are playable on real Apple II hardware.

We received some questions indicating that these tiers appeared to be for Mac and PC only.


“Ones and Zeros” ($19)

This tier includes downloadable Apple II disk images that can be transferred to 5.25” floppy disks using ADTPro for use on Apple II machines.


"Zip It" ($39)

This tier is designed for Apple II users and includes 4 double sided 5.25” floppy disks for use on an Apple II machine. That's right, the Nox Archaist world is large enough to take up 4 double sided floppy disks!

The floppy disk versions of Nox Archaist are priced higher than the tiers which include the disk images on a USB drive due to the time and materials costs involved with distributing on old school 5.25" floppy media.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Assembly Lines Podcast: interview with Mark Lemmert of 6502 Workshop


Chris Torrence has released another episode of his video podcast "Assembly Lines". This episode features Chris and I discussing:


  • NEW Gameplay Clips of Nox Archaist
  • Info on Nox Archaist combat, stats systems, and more!
  • The sinister world of Nox Archaist and the dark tones in the storyline.
  • Behind the scenes: Creating features new to Apple II RPGs.
  • Lots More!

The gameplay clips include a demonstration of an optional "verbose stats" mode in combat enabling the player to see the dice rolls the game does to calculate things like hit/miss and damage.




Assembly Lines Podcast Episode #54
Assembly Lines Podcast Episode #54

Thanks again for your support! Please continue to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter to help make the Nox Archaist project a reality!

-Mark & the 6502 Workshop team

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kickstarter is underway - Nox Archaist First Backers!


The Nox Archaist Kickstarter has been officially live for one hour and we already have over a dozen backers!

The first 10 Nox Archaist backers will receive a special thank you to with their game from the 6502 Workshop team!


JM of Florida is Nox Archaist backer #1 at the Juiced.GS Collector's Box tier.  Thanks JM!




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Kickstarter Campaign is Live!


 

Nox Archaist Kickstarter Is LIVE

 
http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com/


At our KansasFest 2017 presentation we announced plans for a Kickstarter campaign to produce a collector's edition of Nox Archaist. The 6502 Workshop team is pleased to announce that the Nox Archaist Kickstarter campaign is now officially launched!

Our goal is to recapture the hands on gaming experience of the 1980s classics that we grew up with.
This is the opportunity to get your hands on all the cool physical stuff we are creating to go along with Nox Archaist, such as:

  • Full color game box
  • Fabric map
  • Printed manual
  • Game artifacts

All with professional custom artwork.  



The Nox Archaist collector's edition will be available either on floppy disks for real Apple II hardware or on a flash drive for emulators on MAC and PC. The game will also run on real and emulated hard drives with ProDOS installed.  You can choose to receive the game in a box with custom artwork or in an old school plastic bag.

Below you can check out the game box and some of the cool stuff that are available with Nox Archaist through Kickstarter. The photos show prototypes; there may be a few changes to the the artwork and materials of the final versions.


Nox Archaist Game Box


Canvas Map of the Realm


  Nox Archaist Game Manual

Writ from the King, hand sealed with wax with his royal insignia





Chain Mail Artifact


Tokens of the Realm





Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nox Archaist Kickstarter to launch September 16

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Burn the date onto your calendar!

The Nox Archaist Kickstarter is scheduled to launch at 10am U.S. Central Time on September 16, 2017.

The Nox Archaist collector's edition will be available either on floppy disks for real Apple II hardware or on a flash drive for emulators on MAC-PC. The game will also run on real and emulated hard drives with ProDOS installed.  You can choose to receive the game in a box loaded with feelies such as a fabric map and printed manual or in an old school plastic bag.


-Mark & the 6502 Workshop Team


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