Our August update is finally here! The past month was packed with awesome events and plenty of progress. Firstly, we showcased Serin Fate at PAX West 2019! It was great to receive a whole load of feedback that we can feed straight into improving the game. Plus, the positive comments made our whole month better. Beyond the work done for the PAX build, we have some cool new features to show off!
A bunch of work was done on creating multiple crafting stations for you to mix potions, forge weapons, and refine different materials that you can trade, sell, or use to build furniture.
The Cauldron Station will allow you to create potions, stews, and utilize magic recipes found throughout the world of Serin Fate.
The Smithy Station will help you refine metals from crumbles, pebbles, and ore into ingots. In addition, while refining these materials, you have a chance to uncover rare gems and runestones that can be sold for a pretty penny or held onto to craft better weapons and armor.
The Sawmill Station will help you refine timber into different planks that can be used to craft furniture for your house. If you love interior decorating, you’re going to love this station.
Bench Stations can be considered as general crafting stations, allowing you to to craft new instruments for your household and weapons to defeat the less-friendly creatures of the world.
What’s the point of crafting if you don’t have recipes? We have added more than 120 new craftable recipes and many new ingredients to the game. The list is not yet final, so expect more to come! Picking up an item will automatically unlock all recipes associated with it. Finding more materials means finding new recipes, so take your time when exploring the land to unlock secrets!
Potion & Statuses
We have added over 18 new potions, stews and dishes that can be crafted in the Cauldron Station. Every potion and stew will provide you with different bonuses that will temporarily boost your character to help you overcome challenges, like legendary creatures, or improve your chances of finding rare loot. Use potions wisely, they aren’t cheap!
In previous updates, we briefly mentioned how status effects work. We altered them slightly in the latest update in order to make certain status effects stack. For example, certain items will provide you with a light effect that can help you see during night exploration. Stacking multiple items with the same effect will increase the radius of the light.
We added a World Map! This’ll really help you out. Opening the map will give you a better sense of direction and scope of the world, as well as more info on regional weather patterns. Based on the weather, you will be able to find certain Chimeras or herbs. You might need to track the weather to catch a particular Chimera you’ve been searching for.
Reworked Title Menu, UI, and Saves
The main menu was beautified and made a little easier to navigate. Plus, the save/load system has been given some attention to improve how new files are created. Serin Fate has a ton of features, and sometimes it can be a little difficult to find what you’re looking for in the UI. A new radial UI menu has been introduced to give you easier access to your map, inventory, keys, notes, and Chimeras.
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