| Something Classic and Retreaux Games are thrilled to announce that retro 8-bit styled RPG Pillars of Dust is coming to Steam March 17th, 2020!
Step into the shoes of Prince Carlton and pauper Gregg as they make their separate ways through a forgotten kingdom. Guided by mysterious wise men, the two set out on adventures into the great unknown. Unbeknownst to each other, their paths run parallel.
With a variety of recruitable companions, countless secrets, and a non-linear character selection screen, no two runs of Pillars of Dust will be quite the same! Will you be the first to unlock the truths of Alluriga and get the coveted 100% completion?
– You choose the order! Play through each character’s story in the order of your choosing
– Two main characters with intersecting story lines
– One-liners and puns galore
– Snappy RPG combat
– 8-bit style graphics and chiptunes
– Fast-paced gameplay – no grinding necessary
– Streamlined menus and inventory system
– Chicken nugget-based economy and collectible cheese
Head to the Pillars of Dust Steam page to wishlist today!
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Today is the day!
You can now download a free-to-play demo Pillars of Dust.
(Default Key Bindings: Z- Confirm, X- Cancel. Works with some game controllers.)
Josh and Andy at Retreaux Games wanted to make a game that they would want to play – but they also want it to be a game that you want to play.
To that end, Retreaux Games fully welcome comments, praise, and criticism. If you play the demo and want to help improve the game before release, you can take the survey. Just click the link and answer a few questions!
Of course, you can always feel free to contact Retreaux Games on social media, send an e-mail to retreauxgames
Thank you all and enjoy the demo!
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About Something Classic Games
Something Classic Games is a developer of interactive media. Based out of Wisconsin, they have an international team of talented folks working under their banner. Creators of the indie Japanese-styled RPG Shadows of Adam for Windows, Mac, Linux and Nintendo Switch, Something Classic Games is expanding into publishing, with their first published title being Pillars of Dust.
About Retreaux Games
Retreaux Games was founded by long-time friends Josh Garlitz (Programmer for Shadows of Adam) and Andy Steadman. They are currently working on developing Pillars of Dust, an immersive 8-bit style RPG about the intertwining stories of two unique characters.
Something Classic Games is excited to publish Retreaux Game’s exciting new retro jrpg, Pillars of Dust. Here’s some information about the upcoming demo!
August 31 is demo release day
We will be releasing a playable demo of Pillars of Dust on August 31, 2019. We spent some time incorporating the feedback we received at Replay FX into the game, and we think you will like the results. As an example of something that we adjusted, we made movement smoother – while retaining the speed.
The demo will let you play all the way through to the end of the first dungeon for each main character, Carlton and Gregg. It’s a pretty decent slice of the total game, and it will be jam-packed with secrets for the savvy explorer.
Visit our Steam page
We have created a Steam page for Pillars of Dust, which will go live on August 31. When we release the full game, it will be available on Steam for download. But starting August 31, you can start adding Pillars of Dust to your Steam wishlist so you’ll know exactly when it’s released – and when it goes on sale!
Reach out on social media
As always, we welcome feedback – don’t hesitate to reach to us on social media if you have any questions, comments, or just want to chat. Here are some ways to reach us:
That’s all for now. Watch out for the next announcement on August 31!
Keep it retreaux,
Josh and Andy
Weapon: Oracle cards
Combat Role: Tank
Origin: Wallside, Seren
Occupation: Shop Girl
Alexandra lives in the modern city of Seren, running the family store after her mother inexplicably falls into a coma. Needing money to pay for her mother’s ongoing care, Alexandra agrees to help her brother Alvin with his shady business dealings. Her story takes an unexpected turn when she comes into possession of a deck of cards with mysterious magical properties.
Weapon: Kitchen utensils
Combat Role: AoE Magic, buffs
Origin: Unincorporated territory, northern Tyche
The head cook at a fashionable restaurant in the city of Akos, Ben finds himself out of a job when he manifests magical powers late in life—accidentally destroying his workplace! He wakes up several days later to find that he has come under the watch of the Order of the Phylax, a group that monitors mages in Tyche.
Combat Role: Magical damage, debuffs
Origin: Leornin City, Kingdom of Leornia
The daughter of a well-respected and successful doctor in the capital city of Leornin, Cordelia switched her field of study from medicine to magical law after his untimely death. After graduating at the top of her class, she lost her rightful position in the royal bureaucracy because of a minor political scandal. Frustrated and bitter, she sets out for the frontier of the Kingdom to make a name for herself.
Combat role: Healing over time, physical damage
Origin: Village of Therme, Auslen Empire
The son of a baker from a small village, Nikolai joined the Auslen Army to see more of the world. After serving as a firefighter and rising to the rank of sergeant, he was surprised by being selected to lead a squad tracking rogue mages on the frontier. His superiors give him a strange new device made for the task, and send him deep into the woods searching for the base of the raider Apingorix.
Combat Role: Direct heals, physical damage
Origin: Lorene, Leornian Protectorate
Occupation: Doctor, Spy
A one-time student of Cordelia’s father, he loses his passion for medicine after the death of his mentor. He accepts a job offer from a secret department of the government, and disappears from Leornian society. He encounters Cordelia by coincidence when she arrives in the frontier.
Combat Role: HP tank, physical damage
Origin: Windswept plains, Barbarian Country
A sentient grazing creature, Juna flees her home when her herd is attacked by a mysterious new predator. After a long and dangerous journey, she crosses paths with an expedition from the city of Seren. She agrees to go back with them, and takes refuge in the Seren National Zoo while she recovers from her wounds and fatigue.
Combat Role: Physical damage, dodge/evasion tank
Weapon: Dagger, Javelin
Origin: Birthplace unknown, raised in Akos
One of many orphans who found their way to the city of Akos in Tyche, Agata was adopted into the Order of the Phylax. She serves to police the city’s mages and track down illegal magic. She is assigned to watch Ben after he manifests his powers late in life.
Combat Role: Damage over time, buffs and debuffs
Origin: Ruins of Stral
Occupation: Memory Golem
A magical creature sometimes called a “czarobotna,” Zikaron encounters Nikolai on his journey through the destroyed city of Stral. After Nikolai accidentally activates him, Zikaron follows Nikolai around, sending him cryptic messages through a series of illusions.
Who are your favorite characters? Are you #teamJuna or #teamNikolai? Which four heroes will be your squad? Let us know in the comments or on twitter.
Something Classic Games is thrilled to announce the production of two new exciting JRPGs: Quartet and Pillars of Dust. Spearheaded by members from the Shadows of Adam development team, the games will also be developed with new outside collaborators.
Pillars of Dust:
Josh Garlitz (programmer and developer of Shadows of Adam) and Andrew Steadman bring together a JRPG with an arcade feel. Speed through the game as two men on an intersecting quest, or take the time to explore and learn about the storied past of the once prosperous nation of Alluriga. Grinding and repetition take a backseat to exploration, bizarre characters, and jokes about wimpy hands.
Pillars of Dust is aiming for a Q1 2020 release on PC. Follow its development on twitter.
Quartet is a new JRPG from Shadows of Adam producer/composer Tyler Mire, with original character art from Shadows of Adam lead artist, Tim Wendorf, and writing and systems design from Patrick Holleman, author of the Reverse Design series.
Eight heroes from four very different backgrounds come together to end the war for the control of magic. Along the way, they discover the secret history that shaped their world in unimaginable ways.
Quartet’s release window and targeted platforms will be announced in the future.
We will be releasing more information about these games, including individual character showcases for Quartet, so please follow us on twitter: @somethingclassc
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