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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Lord British T-Shirt **NEW** & Holiday Discounts!

As a holiday and 1-year anniversary promotion, we are offering a 10% discount on all items at Willy's, the Nox Archaist store, until Dec 31. Enter promo code HOLIDAY2021 at checkout.    


In addition to mugs, posters, adventure journals, Nox Archaist boxed sets and more, the store also now has a Lord British t-shirt!






According to former Origin Systems developer Dr. Cat, Nox Archaist is the only personal computer game that Lord British appears in as a character in which he remains undefeated!



This is also a great time to order the Book of Hints, which, now has much lower shipping costs for destinations outside the United States. The book is also eligible for the holiday discount. 





The discount also applies to Nox Archaist boxed sets, which are in stock and ready to ship!



There is still time to preorder the Making of Nox Archaist book, expected to ship February 2022. This is a little later than originally intended but this will allow us to get some additional content into the book that wasn't originally planned. 




Click HERE to reserve your copy of the printed edition + ebook, both with color cover and interior!




And…..if you haven't already, we invite you to join our Nox Archaist Discord server. It's a great place to share tips and tricks with other players and ask questions to the dev team. 


http://discord.noxarchaist.com

 

-Mark, Chris & the 6502 Workshop Team


Website - http://www.6502workshop.com

Discord - http://discord.noxarchaist.com

Twitter - @6502Workshop

Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com

Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com

Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com


Monday, July 26, 2021

Making of Nox Archaist Book ---NEW--

 



We are excited to announce the Making of Nox Archaist book is now available for preorder, expected to ship early December 2021! 



Click HERE to reserve your copy of the printed edition + ebook, both with color cover and interior!







In the Making of Nox Archaist, co-founder and lead developer Mark Lemmert talks about how making the game began as a childhood dream and ended with the first commercial role-playing game released on the Apple II in 30 years. 


Mark describes the challenges, including a failed Kickstarter, the Apple’s quirky graphics system, and getting decent audio out of a one-bit speaker. Along the way, the team received help from many sources, including Richard Garriott (Lord British), Dr. Cat, Burger Becky, and Steve Wozniak (Woz). Finally, after a wildly-successful Kickstarter and a year of non-stop coding, Mark details how an obscure floppy-disk bug nearly derailed the entire project just weeks before release.


We hope that you enjoy reading our story! Preorder HERE!




BOOK OF HINTS

Also, the official Book of Hints is in stock, available as a coil bound print + e-book or e-book only. 


Order your copy HERE.


Designed for new players, experienced players and replays. 






3RD BOXED-SET PRODUCTION RUN

If you want an extra boxed-set to keep shrink wrapped for your collection, or you missed out on the prior runs we have good news!

We are accepting preorders for the 3rd production run, expected to ship in September 2021. Click HERE to reserve your regular boxed-set or HERE to reserve your Collector’s Edition.





And...

If you haven't already, we invite you to join our Nox Archaist Discord server. It's a great place to share tips and tricks with other players and ask questions to the dev team. 

http://discord.noxarchaist.com



-Mark, Chris & the 6502 Workshop Team


Website - http://www.6502workshop.com

Discord - http://discord.noxarchaist.com

Twitter - @6502Workshop

Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com

Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com

Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com







Saturday, July 24, 2021

Nox Archaist Received Award!

 Nox Archaist received the Apple II Forever Award today at KansasFest 2021!




Many thanks to the Apple II community and the entire Nox Archaist community for your support, which kept us marching forward for 5 years to complete this game.


-Mark & the 6502 Workshop Team




Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Nox Archaist opens KansasFest 2021

 KansasFest 2021 will open at 10:00am (US CDT) on Friday July 23rd with a Nox Archaist session!

Join us to take a look back at the 5 year development adventure including early screenshots, diagrams, and some hilarious outtakes!

We'll also provide updates on current and future 6502 Workshop projects. 


Register for the event to access the Zoom webinar or tune into the live stream on YouTube. 



Saturday, June 26, 2021

Book of Hints - back in stock!

 




The official Nox Archaist Book of Hints is back in stock (2nd run)!


Act fast - the 1st run was sold out within a couple hours.


Available as coil bound print + e-book or e-book only.



Click HERE to reserve your copy!




At over 175 pages the Book of Hints is filled with:

  • Walkthroughs

  • Hints

  • Merchant & item information

  • Replay tips

  • Maps (spoiler and non-spoiler)


Players who just want a hint on a tough quest, players who want a full step-by-step walkthrough and those looking for strategies to spice up a replay will all find lots of useful information in the Book of Hints.




(more sample pages are available on the order page)



The text and layout of the Book of Hints are complete. We are running a preorder so we know how many books to order from the printing company. 


Click HERE to reserve your copy!




Mark, Chris & the 6502 Workshop Team
Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com


If you haven't already, we invite you to join our Nox Archaist Discord server. It's a great place to share tips and tricks with other players and ask questions to the dev team. 

 

http://discord.noxarchaist.com


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Nox Archaist Boxed-Sets - 3rd Production Run

We are pleased to announce a 3rd production run of the Nox Archaist Boxed-Sets!




If you've never taken your Boxed-Set out of the shrink wrap, this is an opportunity to get another Boxed-Set to open up and enjoy!


Click here to preorder. We expect to ship this September. 


Also, if you haven't already, we invite you to join our Nox Archaist Discord server. It's a great place to share tips and tricks with other players and ask questions to the dev team. 


http://discord.noxarchaist.com




Mark Lemmert & the 6502 Workshop Team
Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Discord - http://discord.noxarchaist.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com






Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Book of Hints: now in stock! E-book version!

 




We are excited to announce the print edition of the official Nox Archaist Book of Hints is now in stock!


The coil-bound print edition includes an e-book and the e-book can now be purchased separately.  



Click HERE to reserve your copy!




At over 175 pages the Book of Hints is filled with:

  • Walkthroughs

  • Hints

  • Merchant & item information

  • Replay tips

  • Maps (spoiler and non-spoiler)


Players who just want a hint on a tough quest, players who want a full step-by-step walkthrough and those looking for strategies to spice up a replay will all find lots of useful information in the Book of Hints.




(more sample pages are available on the order page)



The text and layout of the Book of Hints are complete. We are running a preorder so we know how many books to order from the printing company. 


Click HERE to reserve your copy!




Mark, Chris & the 6502 Workshop Team
Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com


If you haven't already, we invite you to join our Nox Archaist Discord server. It's a great place to share tips and tricks with other players and ask questions to the dev team. 

 

http://discord.noxarchaist.com


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Official Nox Archaist Book of Hints

 




We are excited to announce the official Nox Archaist Book of Hints is now available for preorder, expected to ship late May! 


Click HERE to reserve your copy of the printed coil-bound edition + e-book!




At over 175 pages the Book of Hints is filled with:

  • Walkthroughs

  • Hints

  • Merchant & item information

  • Replay tips

  • Maps (spoiler and non-spoiler)


Players who just want a hint on a tough quest, players who want a full step-by-step walkthrough and those looking for strategies to spice up a replay will all find lots of useful information in the Book of Hints.




(more sample pages are available on the preorder page)



The text and layout of the Book of Hints are complete. We are running a preorder so we know how many books to order from the printing company. 


Click HERE to reserve your copy!



OTHER APPLE II GAMES






The arcade style game Attack of the Petscii Robots has been freshly ported to the Apple II!


A digital edition and boxed-set are available to order from the 8-bit Guy, who shows some gameplay and talks about some of the technical aspects of the project in this video.







Mark, Chris & the 6502 Workshop Team
Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com


If you haven't already, we invite you to join our Nox Archaist Discord server. It's a great place to share tips and tricks with other players and ask questions to the dev team. 

 

http://discord.noxarchaist.com


Sunday, March 21, 2021

All day Nox Archaist live stream

An all day live stream of Nox Archaist is coming soon!

On Thursday March 25 the veteran CRPG players of the Lost Sectors will celebrate their 1000 subscriber milestone with this all day stream.  


A link will be available on their channel page the day of the stream, or click here for a direct link to the stream. 


Friday, January 22, 2021

Nox Archaist Launches on Steam and GOG!


STEAM & GOG LAUNCH

We are pleased to announce that Nox Archaist will launch on both Steam and GOG on January 28th!


Add us to your wishlist to get an alert!


NOX ARCHAIST VOTED IN TOP 10


Members of the RPG CODEX voted Nox Archaist as one of the top 10 RPGs of 2020, which put us in competition with all RPGs not just retro games. 





Mark Lemmert on Geek's Guide to the Galaxy


Nox Archaist lead developer Mark Lemmert and David L. Craddock, author of Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution are guests on Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Episode 450, which is also discussed in an article on wired.com

Along with host David Barr Kirtley, they talk about numerous topic including how gaming has changed since the 1980s, the importance of feelies in games, and personal experiences with Oregon Trail, Ultima, and more!






















Sunday, January 10, 2021

Release News, Shipping Update, Steam and more!

 It's been quite a ride since game release on December 12. Including the Kickstarter and Preorders, we've sold over 1200 copies of Nox Archaist, which must count as some sort of record for a 40-year old computer platform. We've seen tweets by Steve Wozniak, Richard Garriott, Robert Woodhead, Burger Becky, Jason Scott, Matt Barton, and many others. There's cool merchandise in our store, and Nox is coming to Steam. Most importantly, we've got great news on the ship date.

Shipping Update

Work is nearly complete on the floppy version of Nox Archaist. The floppy disk version is in beta and we hope to wrap that up in just a couple of weeks. At that point we'll begin disk duplication and start boxing up games and shipping them to all remaining Kickstarter backers and our first-run Preorder backers. Our plan is to start shipment at the beginning of February and have everything shipped out by the end of the month. We know you've been eagerly awaiting your boxed copy and we'll do our best to ship as soon as possible.

Last Call for Address Changes

If your shipping address has changed, this is your last chance to update it. Please make any address changes by January 22 by contacting us at support@6502workshop.com. After that date, there's no guarantee that we will get the change in time before shipment.

If you backed our Kickstarter, see the Kickstarter version of this announcement for instructions on how to update your shipping address.  

Game Update


In addition to fixing bugs, we've also listened to the feedback from the community. One feature request that we heard loud and clear is a way to flee during combat. We're excited to announce that we've now added a way to bravely run away! Look for an email coming soon with a download link. We'll also provide instructions on how to import your saved games to the new version. Moving forward, software updates will be for bug fixes only.

Share the Nox Love - Woz Did!


Were you part of Option2 and received your boxed set? Or do you have screenshots of game play? If so, we would encourage you to share them on social media. It's a great way to show off the game and it helps us get the word out. For Twitter posts, be sure to tag @6502Workshop and #NoxArchaist so we can "like" your post. Here are just a few of the many tweets about Nox: 






Steam and GOG


Yes, you read that right. Nox Archaist is coming to the Steam game platform! We have our store page up and are planning to release on January 28. If you know people on Steam who might be interested, please ask them to add it to their wishlist. If you're on Steam, and would like to play Nox within the Steam platform, we'll be making free Steam keys available to all backers - details coming soon!

We're also hoping to get Nox Archaist up on the GOG (Good Old Games) site. But to do that, we need your help. Please head over to the GOG wishlist page and add your vote and maybe even a comment. 




Merch!


If you thought the game was cool, wait until you take a look at the merchandise! Head on over to the Shop at Willy's to find adventure journals, posters, t-shirts, hats, bags, and more! 


Join the Community


Want to talk about Nox Archaist with other players? Stuck on a quest? Have some advice for new players? If so, head over to the Nox Archaist Discord Server. Over 350 people have joined the Discord - come add your voice!

You can also join the fun by watching one of the many live streams of Nox:

  • The Lost Sectors crew of Chris Freeman and Matt Herrick are streaming a full playthrough. Watch the first episode here and subscribe to get an alert for the next stream, Thursday January 24 at 9pm US Central time (GMT -6). 

 For both streams, you'll usually find one or more of the 6502 Workshop developers in the chat channel, giving advice and backseat driving. 





As always, thanks for your support of Nox Archaist.

Until next time, keep your sword sharp, your spells memorized, and watch out for the Cult!


-Mark and the 6502 Workshop Team


Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Discord - http://discord.noxarchaist.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com















Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Nox Archaist Live Steams (Full Playthrough)


Starting on Thursday January 7th at 9pm-ish US Central time (GMT -6), The Lost Sectors will begin live streaming Nox Archaist. They will continue streaming every other Thursday until they win the game. 

The Lost Sectors folks are veterans CRPG players. Last year they did live stream of Deathlord in the same format, taking around 8 months to win the game.

The stream can be found on their YouTube Channel





Lady Ailuros, host of Retro Metal, is a veteran streamer of Apple II games who is has been live streaming a full playthrough of Nox Archaist since release day.

Here stream schedule is usually:

(US Central time (GMT -6)

Sundays - 12pm

Mondays - 4:30pm

Wednesdays - 4:30pm


The stream can be found on her Twitch.TV channel.  


Mark Lemmert & the 6502 Workshop Team
Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Discord - http://discord.noxarchaist.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com