v0.17.1 patch coming We’re working on an update that will fix the issues with using old save games and settings in the new version. If you want to play now, here are two things to try: When you run the
Flare v0.17 Released! Flare is charging through the remaining Alpha engine work, taking us to this latest and greatest v0.17 release. Release Highlights All menus now easy to mod/reskin! New Powers tree with traditional tabs and spendable points Shared Stash!
Dungeon Tileset comparison Lately we’ve been overhauling the classic Dungeon Tileset (which I started making 3 years ago!). I think the difference shows. Here’s a v0.15 screenshot vs. a v0.17 screenshot of the same location.
Desura Thanks to some solid help (from feillyne and protektor), Flare is now available through Desura! (Release announcement) If you’re just discovering Flare through Desura, welcome! I started F.L.A.R.E (Free/Libre Action Roleplaying Engine) 3 years ago to create a great
Dungeon Doors Continuing the theme of updating the really old Dungeon Tile Set. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out a good way (artistically and technically) to mark exits on maps. Since very early version of Flare we’ve been
v0.17 Dates There will be a String Freeze at the end of the day this Friday, September 21st. This means that no new or changed translated strings will be accepted, so that translators can perform their work. If you are
Separate Engine and Game Repos It’s time to separate Flare into two repos: Engine and Game. But exactly how to do that is unclear. Apologies ahead of time: I’m going to butcher git terminology here. We want just the engine
Ethics in Game Design: Respecting the Player’s Time [Cross-post from a thread on OpenGameArt] My opinion is going to be controversial here, but it’s worth sharing. There are things that players love, that are addicting, but are poor game design.
Dungeon Stairs I’ve been planning several key additions to Flare’s core tile sets — we want game designers to have the proper assets to create interesting maps. This weekend I created these Dungeon Stairs: Here are some various thoughts on
Bastion This weekend I was tempted to run out and purchase Guild Wars 2, but decided to stay in and give some love to my Steam library instead. In particular, I finally took the time to play through most of,