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    after reset

    After Reset reached its funding goal with no problem and now development on the sci-fi post apocalyptic RPG is well underway.

    No rest for the wicked following the successful Kickstarter as the Black Cloud Studios team are cracking on with development. Today they’ve posted a lengthy progress update, and probably one of the most important parts of the update explains how the game modes are going to function which they have designed to fit both Steam and GOG platforms.

    The three modes are explained as follows and these include options for co-op and those wanting to play with or without an Internet connection.

    GLOBAL MODE (INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED): requires Internet connection to establish synchronization between your computer and AR Quanton servers. After the game session our computers will calculate a global ending of the session for After Reset’s world. Everyone’s choices will be taken into account, we’ll polish it, and a final ‘global’ ending will be released in addition to the conclusion of your own personal story. Important Notes: Enemies can roll critical hits and only auto-saves are allowed for this mode, death is permanent and no ‘rerolls’ are possible. You are able to play through the game in Global Mode multiple times, but you can upload and synchronized the record of it only once. So, take your choices seriously! Recommendations: This mode is recommended for experienced RPG gamers.

    HARDCORE MODE (STANDALONE MODE): doesn’t require an Internet connection to establish synchronization between your computer and AR Quanton servers. You can save your progress at will, and we encourage you to explore alternative story branches with your saved games. Important Notes: Enemies can roll critical hits and manual saves are allowed for this mode. You are able to play through the game in Hardcore Mode multiple times. Recommendations: This mode is recommended for those who has no experience in old school RPGs or for experienced players who already played through the game in Global Mode.

    CO-OP MODE (INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED): requires Internet connection to establish synchronization between your and other player’s computers. In this mode you are able to take control of one of the companions of the host player’s character. Important Notes: You require IP and password of the host to join. As well as the host player must be running the game in Global Mode so that you can join it online. Recommendations: This game mode is only available for those players who already completed the game in Global Mode.

    Anyone following the development progress should check the whole update which also covers ideas for cinematics and models.

    If you missed backing this rather interesting looking project you can still chip in as a new store has opened up where there are packages for different levels of alpha and Early Access.

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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