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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 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. 


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

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