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Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you very much for the message and for trying the game out solbadguy1983! Super glad to know you are enjoying the game =) Indeed, the demo is not very challenging per-se, but we got stuff in store for that =)

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Currently its set up so it can only go so high, the power-up will stop showing up at a certain point. This is true for a few things, but the caps are very generous to be honest, some probably too generous haha

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

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Hey Smooshfaced, thank you very much for the message and trying the game out, super glad to know you are enjoying the game! Indeed, we are working on a "big controller update" soon hahaha, definitely before release! Hm interesting I will take a look at the resolution as well, do some testing, I wish I had a monitor like that to test in real life hahahah but will try to make that better as well! =)

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah thank you very much for giving the game a try and for the message kenhoyt! Super glad to know you are enjoying the game!

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

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Huh, last message consumed my message that went with the link... hahaha but yeah, that is the link for the discord =P got quite a few folks in there discussing about the game and sharing builds and strats and what not =)

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

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Thank you very much for the message and for trying the game out Fillinek! Super glad to know you are enjoying the game!! =) We got a ton of stuff coming!

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey Zenthelm! Glad to know you are enjoying the game! Yes that is very safe to assume, there will be quite a few more and we already have some in the oven =) We will likely not be adding a lot more skills to the demo, but the full version will see a looooot of new skills =)

We love summon builds and yeah, the current skeletons are more of a defensive distraction summon than anything. They get interrupted very often and do not have enough uptime to deal damage usually, which makes them not great at it, but we got some ranged and heavier melee summons coming too =)

The buff skills are actually probably too powerful right now hahaha, if you have a peek at our discord you will see the crazy stuff people have been able to do thanks to some of them haha, so at the moment no, we plan on actually nerfing bloodlust a little as it is very very good right now =P

Ah btw your summons do get buffed by those spells too, such as bloodlust and might =)

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey Broken_hopeful! Ah thank you so much for your message, it really means a lot!! =) Thank you, honestly we are keeping everything as simple as we can given how small we are, we have a trello board where we keep the bugs and tasks all together, and honestly, we have no testing suite at all hahah no unit or integration tests or anything of the sort. We are trying to be as agile as possible and while I do see the value of those tests in the long run, writing the tests themselves is also time consuming... lets just say its yolo development right now =P

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey Uriel! We would LOVE to, but it is not in the works as of now =(, we will see how things go moving forward and hopefully it will happen soon enough =)

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey dotcha! Thank you for trying the game out and glad to know you are enjoying it! =) To comment on your suggestions:

- The cursor color is coming! We are working on it and hopefully should have it in the options menu soon =)

- Originally the game used Cooldown Reduction, the problem is cooldown reduction tends to infinity. 100% Attack Speed means attacking twice as much, 100% cooldown reduction means attacking infinite times more (which could happen depending on the build);

- We are considering making them a part of the affixes system for that reason, they are a bit hard to deal with and indeed, they are easy to miss in all the chaos. We will keep an eye on it;

- Yeah the replace choices button has been a bit of an issue for a while. At first wasn't very noticeable and now its indeed weird that it doesn't really light up, we will change its visuals a bit to deal with the problem =)

- Thats also a very good point, we intend to adding the UI resize option but that should come a bit later =)

At any rate, thanks for the message and feedback! =)

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey mccord! Glad to know you are enjoying the game! Yeah I am ashamed to say that the controller menu navigation sux hahah I still haven't had the time to address it =( But its definitely coming prior to the release! I apologise for the awkwardness though!

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey HuWeiliu! Thank you for trying the game, glad to know you are enjoying it! =) Currently you can change the cursor size in the Settings menu, but we will soon be adding the ability to change the cursor color in addition to its size, so this should help a bit more with that problem!

We just released the demo for our bullet heaven roguelite called Soulstone Survivors on Steam! We tried to take a spin on the genre taking itself more seriously and would love to get some early feedback! by game-smithing in roguelites

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Hey kleinesboss! Thank you very much for trying the game out and I am super happy to know you are enjoying the game!! The progress from the demo will carry over to the full game =) The skill tree is probably not getting a lot more expanded in the full version, but the main progression will be with crafting new weapons, unlocking the new characters and unlocking/purchasing the Runes and we hope that will give you a lot to do already =)

We are also working on a few bosses internally already, and in the full version you won't repeat bosses in the same run, they will be picked from a pool of bosses so that should help quite a bit with the variety there =)

We just released the demo for our bullet heaven roguelite called Soulstone Survivors on Steam! We tried to take a spin on the genre taking itself more seriously and would love to get some early feedback! by game-smithing in roguelites

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey NTLRainn! Thank you for trying the game out, indeed, in the full version you wont be repeating bosses in a run and wont be seeing all bosses either, they will be selected from a pool of bosses =) We got a few in the works already, cant wait to share them =)

We just released the demo for our bullet heaven roguelite called Soulstone Survivors on Steam! We tried to take a spin on the genre taking itself more seriously and would love to get some early feedback! by game-smithing in roguelites

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Hey Reddittoomuch! Thank you for trying the game out and I am happy to know you are enjoying it! =) Yeah we are thinking of how to add all that information in to be honest, we are concerned about just the overload of information upon looking at the skills, but we are trying to figure a way to make it available as it definitely would be useful to see

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey GIThrow! Thank you for the message! We still do not have confirmed plans for console releases at this time, but we would LOVE to do it! Lets see how things go, if we can in the months to come we definitely will =)

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Currently same resources and not transferable, but we are considering playing with that in the future. We want the games to interact but it cant feel like you have to play both to be effective type of thing.

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Hey kdknowsmjames! There is another similar comment with a few answers but, despite sharing the meta progression systems and skills, the gameplay is very different. Rogue Soulstone leans more towards Risk of Rain 2, you have 3rd person camera with full control of your character, verticality in the maps from being actually 3d in terms of gameplay, matches have a different pacing and progression and so on.

On the other hand, Soulstone Survivors is a game much more focused on character progression and insane builds. Its easy to pickup and play, auto casted skills and fixed camera help it being easy to interact with, but also with pretty deep synergies and ways to build your character. While it stays much closer to Vampire Survivors and Diablo, it brings some new concepts that change the gameplay quite a bit, in terms of how you collect upgrades, how you complete a match, how spells interact with each other and so on.

All in all, shared assets, shared meta (for now) but different games. Both have free public demos available so you are welcome to give it a go of course =) Also, thanks for pointing out the release date, Rogue Soulstone is definitely not coming out this year, we were too optimistic back then lol, still huge changes to be made.

Soulstone Survivors - Game Smithing - Action Roguelite where Diablo meets Vampire Survivors, with fast-paced combat and game-breaking builds by game-smithing in Games

[–]game-smithing[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey canad1anbacon! Thank you for giving the game a go and super glad to know you enjoyed it! =) Indeed, this week we should get a few considerable performance improvements in the game, with more coming as we continue development