Spokane, WA, USA - September 12, 2016 – “I always wanted to release a boxed PC game, and now I am,” says Jeff, the sole developer of Daath Origins, a retro style space RPG for Windows.
"Instead of waiting for the funds to make a physical edition of my game, I just went out, worked hard and earned the money to self-fund the boxed version of the game on my own.”
In order to showcase this work, the developer has posted a YouTube video detailing the creation of the Daath Origins Collector’s Edition. It shows a behind the scenes look at the various processes involved in creating the physical release:
The game puts you in command of an interstellar spaceship and a crew. You must guide them through star systems, planets, wormholes, strange dimensions, alternate timelines and more. All the while managing almost 1 million fragile human lives. The game has been described by the developer as featuring a mix of Star Control 2 inspired elements combined with gameplay mechanics similar to old SNES Final Fantasy games.
Aside from writing and programming the game, the lone developer also wrote and recorded a 31 song soundtrack that is included on a 2 CD set inside the Daath Origins Collector’s Edition. The physical release also includes a plastic figurine of the main starship from the game, as well as the game on DVD, a case for the game, a case for the 2-disc original soundtrack, a map, and a manual. All of that is enclosed in an outer box that is sealed.
“I could only afford to make 100 of them,” which is part of the reason the developer decided to call it a Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition will ship when the game exits beta, which is currently scheduled for mid or late October 2016.
BLACK LODGE GAMES, LLC is a video game company focused exclusively on RPG and RPG hybrid games. You can learn more about Daath Origins the official website.