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CURRENT EPIC REX NEWS

Epica Rex is a Retro Styled, 2D Isometric, Multiplayer Roleplaying Sandbox Game.

Want to help out?  Contribute!  The game needs funds.  Add a few dollars here, or there.  Get bonuses to your game account when the game is ready to be played!

Current status of game: In early development. Contributors (both from the IndieGoGo campaign, and direct from this site) will be notified upon any changes in releases.  Check the blog and forums for more info! (updated 6/2/2013)

WANT TO SAMPLE THE CURRENT STATE OF EPICA REX?
As a special offer for everyone to see what Epica Rex will have in store, I am allowing people to download the current build of Epica Rex which just underwent a major code overhaul for coding efficiency and running speed.  The game has gone through some grand evolutions since I started the project in August of 2012.  This offer is for a limited time only, and does not represent the final game as it only shows the earliest stages of the game, it's mechanics and world generation.  I hope you enjoy.

Instructions: 
1) Download the file below
2) Put the file in whatever folder you wish and unzip the EXE (ito_main.exe) into that folder.
3) Create a folder in the same directory called WORLDS (You will not be able to run a world if you do not do this.  This will also be fixed in future editions).  [UPDATE: I did put the WORLDS folder check into the program.  Skip this step or not]
4) Run the exe.
5) Select HOST
6) Create New World.  You should only need to edit the world NAME and SEED (Can be a number from  Zero  to 4.2 billion currently)
7) Hit the Done Button
8) Select Host/Play
9) Click on a character slot (All should be NEW) to create a new character.  Select a first and last name and login.

To Move Around
Use WASD, or hold down the Right Mouse Button, or use a Joypad

Hitting the Tilde key (~) will bring up debug info.
Hitting TAB will bring up the Server Window (will only show a player list if you aren't hosting).

NOTES: 
  • You can techinically connect to another server through the JOIN menu option, and even chat with people on the server; but currently character locations are not tracked and shown to other clients even if your client is reporting movement to the server.
  • Not all terrain tiles are present, so some terrain will look odd
  • There is currently no terrain collision and your character will often appear on top of some tiles they should be able to hide behind.  These will be fixed
  • I will not be taking bug reports for this version.
  •  If you have a problem running the game, sign onto and report it on the forum.
  • Only runs for Windows systems currently, there are no Macintosh or Linux builds at this time. You can find more RPG games, car games and Sport Heads Football at thepcaa.org gaming site!




CURRENT FUNDING: $3325 / $5000
(Updates Per Day)
INDIEGOGO Campaign
SPEICAL! Contribute $20-$49 or more and get 2 Silver Game Edition Keys! This offer runs to July 9th, 2013 11:59pm EST.

SPECIAL! Contribute $50 or more and get 2 extra Gold Edition Keys for your friends!  This offer runs to July 9th, 2013 11:59pm EST.
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  • $5 : Testing Key.  Name in Credits$10 :  Testing Key, Name in Credits,  Standard Game Key
  • $10 : Testing Key, Name in Credits, One Standard Game Keys
  • $12 : Testing Key, Name in Credits,  Two Standard Game Keys
  • $25 : Testing Key, Name in Credits,  Silver Edition Game Key (See Below), Standard Game Key
  • $30 : Testing Key, Name in Credits, Silver Edition Game Key (See Below), Two Standard Game Keys
  • $50 : Testing Key, Name in Credits, Gold Edition Game Key (See Below), Two Standard Game Keys
  • $75 : Testing Key, Name in Credits, Gold Edition Game Key (See Below), Four Standard Game Keys, Developer Access*
  • $100 :  Testing Key, Name in Credits, Gold Edition Game Key (See Below), Six Standard Game Keys, Developer Access*, Comic Book (See Below)
  • $250 :  Testing Key, Name in Credits, Unique Edition Game Key (See Below), Eight Standard Game Keys, Developer Access*, Comic Book (See Below)
  • $500 :  Testing Key, Name in Credits, Unique Edition Game Key (See Below), Six Standard Game Keys, Developer Access*, Comic Book (See Below), Creature Design, Strategy Guide

TESTING KEY: You get 1 testing key per release key you would get.  You will be notified when testing begins and when new versions are availible to test!

NAME IN CREDITS: Your name (or handle if you wish) will appear in the credits of the game.

STANDARD EDITION KEY:  No access to extras, but you will have a standard full featured key to play the game.

SILVER EDITION:  Includes extra appearance options for your character over what the standard edition offers.

GOLD EDITION: Not only includes the extra appearance options, but opens options for special decorative items and tools you can build in the world.

UNIQUE EDITION:  For any pledge over $250, you will be given a unique game key code that will open up custom appearance options that only YOU can select.  While others can see your unique appearance, they cannot use the appearance option.

DEVELOPER ACCESS: You are granted access to the special developer forum for direct input on the game.  This includes any special news concerning the game.  Note; this doesn't mean we'll ignore other people's input - but the developer access forum is where we will go first.  Also note that this is a change from the IGG campaign as the 'Preferred World List' is up in the air as a feature.  However, if you choose to host a world - it will be listed on our web site for all to see.

COMIC BOOK: You will recieve a full color graphic novel of the Epica Rex origins story.  This explains how Epica Rex worlds came to be, and what the possibilities of each world might extend to.

CREATURE DESIGN: You will be directly responsible for designing a creature in the game using powers and skills found within the game.  The creature will be given a unique appearance and then be set loose into Epica Rex.

STRATEGY GUIDE:  You will get access to the Epica Rex Strategy Games Guide which will give you deep insight into the workings of the game, as well as survival and building tips and tricks.

NOT AVAILIBLE: The Unique T-Shirts found in the IGG campaign are no longer availible.  Those who pledged during the IGG campaign will still get their T-Shirts however!

NEW REWARDS FOR DONATIONS / BACKING

You can now get specific rewards for donating.