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Almora – Future plans & current informations

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Hello Almorians!


There’s a lot of information that I want to share with you. Recently, I’ve been going through an intense period in my life because I’ve moved my house and many things have accumulated at the same time. However, this doesn’t mean that nothing is happening about the Almora project and its plans.

I’ll try to briefly describe the further action plan in points.

iOS (April – internal tests / May – official release)

I’m at the stage of setting up a test version in the Apple Store. A lot of testers have contacted me, thanks to which I will be able to test the whole game and all its aspects.

This will be my debut for the Apple Store, I have never put a game there before, so the release of the game on iOS stretches over time. Unfortunately, Apple for developers is not a friendly environment…

Internal testing was due to start in early April this year, but there was a slight delay and testing should start in late April. However, in May, I plan the official launch of Almora for iOS in the Apple Store.

New game modes (scheduled date June 2022)

This is a topic that will be rolled out right after the iOS release. New modes will give hardcore gamers the opportunity to complete the game again in the new mode. The game modes will differ in terms of limitations and difficulty levels, more information is available in this news:
https://almoradarkosen.com/2021/11/12/additional-game-modes/

Character professions (planned date July / August 2022)

In fact, this is a topic that I haven’t mentioned anything aloud, but I’m still working on. Character professions will be added to Almora, there will be some free ones and some for Premium Account holders. Professions will be unlocked after reaching a certain level in the game and you will be able to choose which profession you want to play, e.g. Barbarian, Traveler, Thief etc. Each profession will have additional passive skills.

More information on this will be available in June 2022.

Game expansion (planned date no earlier than 2023)

As I mentioned in the previous news, due to the great interest in the game, I decided to create an add-on to Almora, i.e. an extension to the basic game.

This is the biggest and most difficult task because it involves a huge amount of time, reflection and testing. At the moment, a scenario for the further fate of the island of Almora is being prepared and the only thing I can say at this stage is that it promises to be a really interesting gameplay.

Facebook

Unfortunately, my Facebook account was blocked because I was a victim of fraud and my login details were stolen. I’m also trying to recover them at the moment and it’s not easy. Most likely, I won’t be able to get my account back because Facebook totally ignores users and has a terrible support center, which is basically the lack of one, but the case went to the police and I hope something gets better.

I will probably end up creating a new account and creating a new Almora facebook website (I wish I had the whole story there…), but I will do my best to prevent that from happening. In addition, I also plan to launch a website on Twitter and launch a YouTube channel.

YouTube (Almora Vlog)?

I would like to remind you that I have a YouTube channel:

YouTube Channel


The channel on which I mainly ran live broadcasts of games (also Almora) and other content, not only in the form of streams.

It’s time to clean up the channel and I am thinking of creating a special series that would be a video blog about the creation / modernization of the Almora Darkosen project.

If you think it’s a good idea, I encourage you to subscribe to the channel and write in a comment if you want me to put such videos from Almora on the channel 🙂

The channel is in Polish, but the movies will also have subtitles.

At the end of this news

As you can see, there is a lot of work to do, and I’m still working on the game alone. Thanks to the moderator (@dontworryseba) and the rest of the Discord users for all help in running the channel and helping other players. Without you, it would be a lot harder for me. I’ll try to write back to everyone and help as much as I can, but a day has only 24 hours, of which I have to work 8 hours and another 8 hours to sleep 🙂

In conclusion, I wish everyone a happy, peaceful and, above all, healthy Easter! Looking forward to hear from you soon 🙂

Your Dedicated Game Dev
Grzegorz Borkowski

Google Cloud Save + informations

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Dear Almorians!

I am pleased to announce that Google Cloud Save is now available in the latest version of the game. I would like to remind you that CloudSave is used to transfer the game to another device or restore the game after uninstalling the application.

Download from Google Play

When you are logged in to Google Services: CloudSave is overwritten automatically during the game or when you click “Save Game”.

What’s next?

I am currently working on the iOS version. I’m almost finished and if there aren’t any major problems, it should officially be released at the end of January ’22.

This will be my first iOS game, so I hope it will be fine 🙂

In the meantime, I’m finishing my plan for new game modes, and it will remain to translate everything into 12 languages (currently)

Link to the description of the new modes: ADDITIONAL GAME MODES

P.S. A scenario for the additional part of the game is already being prepared 😉

Additional GAME MODES

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Here you can find more informations about additional game modes:

Updated: 13.01.2022

Work in progress…
AFTER FINISH THE GAME DON’T UNINSTALL IT!

YOU CAN USE GOOGLE CLOUD SAVE TO KEEP GAME DATA

New game modes will be available soon. I am working on it now:

SIMPLIFIED ( for Almorian boys… )

Always available

Death takes nothing
Prices lower 20%
Monsters -20% Power
Monsters -20% Health

Monster poison or fire resistance 30%

Awards:

Unlocks game mode “MARKED BY DARKOSEN”
You start the game with 1 Plain Key
You start the game with an additional 1 skill point

REGULAR ( current )

Always available

Death takes 10% of gold
Death takes 10% of experience
Monster poison or fire resistance 50%

Awards:

Unlocks game mode “MARKED BY DARKOSEN”
You start the game with 2 Plain Keys
You start the game with an additional 2 skill points
You start the game with an additional 3 stats points

MARKED BY DARKOSEN

Unlocked after finishing the game in “REGULAR” or “SIMPLIFIED” mode

Death takes 15% of gold
Death takes 15% of experience
Decreased mercenary duty time by 50%
Monsters +20% Power
Monsters +20% Health
Prices higher by 20%
Health and Power regeneration time -15%
Monster poison or fire resistance 70%

Awards:

Unlocks game mode “POSSESSED BY NIGHTMARES”
You start the game with 2 Plain Keys and 3 Almora Tokens
You start the game with an additional 4 skill points
You start the game with an additional 5 stats points

POSSESSED BY NIGHTMARES

Unlocked after finishing the game in “MARKED BY DARKOSEN” mode

Death takes 20% of gold
Death takes 20% of experience
No Mercenaries
Monsters +50% Power
Monsters +50% Health
Prices higher by 50%
Health and Power regeneration time -30%
Amount of Healing and Power Orbs (after monsters die) -50%
Monster poison or fire resistance 80%

Awards:

Unlocks game mode “DAMNED”
You start the game with 3 Plain Keys and 5 Almora Tokens
You start the game with an additional 8 skill points
You start the game with an additional 5 stat points

DAMNED

Unlocked after finishing the game in “POSSESSED BY NIGHTMARES” mode

Death takes 25% of gold
Death takes 25% of experience
No Mercenaries
Monsters +100% Power
Monsters +100% Health
Prices higher by 100%
Health and Power regeneration time -50%
No Healing and Power Orbs (after monsters die)
Double the time of being poisoned / set on fire
Traps damage +50%
Monster poison or fire resistance 90%

Awards:

Unlocks game mode “MORTAL”
You start the game with 3 Plain Keys and 5 Almora Tokens
You start the game with an additional 8 skill points
You start the game with an additional Battle and Defensive Essence +1000 / +500
You start the game with an additional 8 stat points

MORTAL

Unlocked after finishing the game in “DAMNED” mode or with Premium Account

No changes

Death ends the game
Awards:

Dare to finish and find it out yourself…

IMPOSSIBLE MORTAL

Unlocked after finishing the game in “MORTAL” mode or with Premium Account

No Mercenaries
Monsters +100% Power
Monsters +100% Health
Prices higher by 100%
Health and Power regeneration time -50%
No Healing and Power Orbs (after monsters die)
Double the time of being poisoned / set on fire
Traps damage +50%
Monster poison or fire resistance 90%

Death ends the game

Awards:

Dare to finish and find it out yourself…
You are freak of Almora!

500.000 Downloads! Almora Expansion Announcement!

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IMPORTANT UPDATE ( December 2022 )

It’s time to start the adventure again…

Almora Darkosen 2

More informations: https://almoradarkosen.com/almora-darkosen-2

Previous news:

Almora has 500,000 downloads!

Thank you all for your commitment and participation in the game!

The number above is proof of how much you like Almora, and it gives me the greatest pleasure – there is nothing better for the game developer than satisfied players. It really is an amazing feeling!

You proved that you needed the rest of the game, even though this one is over. In the future, my goal is to create Almora Darkosen 2, but in view of the above situation, I decided to make an extension to the current version, i.e. Almora Darkosen (expansion pack)!

This may include new territories, new monsters, new skills, new items and the story continuation!

At the moment I am busy improving and fixing the current version. As you know, the game is very complex and as of today it is translated into 10 languages. What is missing is primarily the iOS port, CloudSave and game pad support. I am working hard to bring it all in. I think it will take few months to implement all of this. By the end of this year, it should be fine, with iOS and SaveCloud now prioritizing.

Next year, work will begin on the rest of the game, i.e. the expansion of the current one. Will it be free? Yes of course! There will still be optional Premium, but not required to fully complete the game expansion.

Premium users will receive an in-game “support badge” and new ( optional ) game features as a thank you for their support! More details coming soon… THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT!

I know there is some of FAKE PREMIUM accounts. It’s really shame on some players who hacks the game and my hard work…
Especially that it is possible to play the game for free with a few ads, thanks to which there will be funds to create an additional part of the game.

So, Fake Premium users will lost their game progress and character stats will be erased… They will be no longer able to play current version and the Expansion Pack with Faked Premium.

I do not like to take such steps, but if someone does not respect me and my work, I have to implement it. Sorry…

Wish me good luck, because there is a lot of work ahead of me, but fortunately I also have help from some great friends, and I feel that this is not the end, because Gear-Studio plans to expand the team!

Stay tuned on the official game website and Discord. Discord already has about 1,000 active players and there are frequent updates about Almora.

Thank you for all for the support with the purchased Premium accounts, thanks to which we can develop the game and its subsequent parts, and thank you for all help with the project.

Many thanks are also due to many people for helping other players make their way through the island of Almora! You’re very active on Discord and helping other players – that’s great!

Until next time, and in meanwhile, see you again in the world of Almora!

Gear-Studio
Grzegorz Borkowski 

New F.A.Q section!

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Hello Almorians!

There are a lot of questions about the gameplay and game mechanics. The game has already been downloaded by 400,000 people and it’s really hard for me to answer all your questions. Many of them repeat a lot, so I decided to expand the F.A.Q. where you can find various information about the game. Welcome:

https://almoradarkosen.com/faq/faq-en (English version)

https://almoradarkosen.com/faq/faq-pl (Polish version)

Unfortunately, there are only two language versions at the moment, but that should change soon 🙂

Additionally, I would like to mention that I am working on a new Almora website that is clearer, lighter and more convenient!

New languages available! (update 10.09.2021)

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List of all languages available in Almora:

  • Polish
  • English
  • Russian
  • German
  • Espaniol
  • Portuguese-Brasil
  • Bulgarian
  • French
  • Italian
  • Turkish

I would like to thank all the translators for their hard work and amazing contributions to the Almora project. Thank you very much!

If you want to contact them, click on their names when selecting the language in the game. I wish you a pleasant cooperation! These are great people who do a good job!

New languages incoming!

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Hello Almorians!

I am pleased to announce that new languages will be available in about 2 weeks!
– Russian
– Spanish
– Portuguese (Brazil)
I am currently in the testing phase.

Will there be more languages? Of course, if you are willing to cooperate, please contact me 🙂

Official gameplay on YouTube

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Hello Almorians! I just uploaded on YouTube the 18 parts of whole gameplay of Almora Darkosen in english version. I hope it will help to someone that have a problems with some quests 🙂

Almora Darkosen is coming!

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Just few days left to official game release! Finally!

I guess it will take about one week. Would be cool this coming weekend! I hope there will be not a surprices from Google Play side.

They have about two days for veryfing the app, the worst thing is that if veryfication fails, then i have another two days lost.
Anyway… we can handle it! Se You soon Almorians!

The game is finished! (click for info )

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Due to vacations the release date it’s moved to september 2020. I need to rest and go on vacations, because I spent really much hours and days to finish that project. It’s not the end, after the game launch there will be a lot of work about updates and improvements, so that why I decided to gain some energy and launch the game with fresh mind 🙂

Thank You very much for Your patience!
I promise you will wait 60 days and you won’t regret it!

Now You can watch the official launch trailer. See You in september!