[Update] New Ability - Dash

August 31, 2014 - Anthony

Since Sprint has been replaced with an innate sprinting ability, we have replaced it with another movement based ability; Dash.


Charge forward 5 tiles, dealing physical damage to all enemies in your path. This attack applies the Stunned effect.

[Update] Sprinting (Better late than never!)

July 20, 2014 - Anthony

The activated Sprint ability has been replaced in favor of an innate sprint. From now on, players can hold Shift for a minor speed increase when moving. Holding sprint causes a slow drain on the player's Action Point pool.

I feel this change is necessary because I am constantly craving a speed boost while exploring, and don't necessarily want to have the Sprint ability equipped all the time.

Details about the new ability which replaced Sprint will be posted soon!

[Update] New Settlements

April 8, 2014 - Anthony

Two new settlements have been added:



[Update] Five New Towers

March 30, 2014 - Anthony

Five new towers have been added to the game:

From left to right:

[Update] Attack Telegraphs

January 18, 2014 - Anthony

Each time a creature is about to use an ability, a unique animation indicates to the player that an attack is coming. Players have about half a second to dodge the attack.

[Article] In-Game Cutscenes

January 17, 2014 - Anthony

For our third article, I break down In Game Cutscenes in indie titles, and discuss some ways to implement such a system from a technical standpoint. You can read this, and all other entries in the Articles Section.

As always, I love to hear feedback on Twitter or Facebook. Please let me know what you loved / hated!


[Update] Blood Splats

January 15, 2014 - Anthony

Added blood and goo splatters to the ground when the player or a creature is hit.

[Update] Main Quest - Relic

January 4, 2014 - Anthony

The main quest is now fully functional!

[Update] Item Disposal

January 4, 2014 - Anthony

Players can now throw away items taking up too much space in their bag.

[Announcement] Screenshot Saturday #152

January 4, 2014 - Anthony

First Screenshot Saturday (and post) of the year! Enjoy our new images along with a plethora of other games over here.

[Update] Combat and Camera Fixes

December 29, 2013 - Anthony

Made some combat changes for added smoothness:

Some camera changes were also made:

[Update] Minimap Icons

December 28, 2013 - Anthony

Areas of interest are now marked on the Minimap:

[Announcement] Screenshot Saturday #151

December 28, 2013 - Anthony

Screenshot Saturday is back once again. Didn't have a very content heavy post this week, but there were plenty of excellent screenshots all around. You can read the thread here.

[Update] Npc Names

December 28, 2013 - Anthony

Made some NPC name changes:

[Dungeon] Lakeside Encampment

December 27, 2013 - Anthony

Added a new dungeon, the Lakeside Encampment:

[Update] Map Location

December 27, 2013 - Anthony

Updated the HUD with a location tracker:

[Update] Quest Items

December 27, 2013 - Anthony

New item type, Quest Items:

[Update] Altar of Sacrifice

December 26, 2013 - Anthony

Added a new feature, the Altar of Sacrifice:

[Article] Tower Design

December 25, 2013 - Anthony

Our second article is finished! Here I talk a bit about Tower Design in tower defense games, and how it relates to game design in general.

Any and all feedback is much appreciated! I'd love to hear if anyone got something out of it. Next week’s article will involve the technical aspect of creating in-game cutscenes.


[Announcement] Screenshot Saturday #150

December 21, 2013 - Anthony

Last weeks Screenshot Saturday was very successful! Got a ton of great feedback from everybody. We're back again this week for SSS #150, head over here. to get in on the action.

[Announcement] Screenshot Saturday #149

December 14, 2013 - Anthony

We created our very first Screenshot Saturday post over on Reddit.

Be sure to drop by and check out all the awesome games this week!

[Announcement] Forum Launched

December 10, 2013 - Anthony

We now have our own Forum. We welcome any and all questions or discussions in the General section, and have an Updates section for all major announcements or changes.

[Article] Open World Development

December 8, 2013 - Anthony

I've posted the first article in the Articles section of the site. It's a technical write-up about Open World Development in video games, and should be helpful for any beginner developers looking to create an open world game.

I'll be posting bi-weekly articles in an effort to help fellow developers with some of the problems and experiences I've had during the development of Artifex. The next article will involve tower design in tower defense games. Keep an eye out!

[Announcement] Website Launched!

December 8, 2013 - Anthony

After a few weeks of building and tweaking the web page, it's finally finished! Check out the About Section to get a sneak peek at what Artifex Dei is all about!