The Solasta Dungeon Maker has been unveiled by Tactical Adventures — soon, it will allow you to make your very own dungeons for Solasta: Crown of the Magister.
Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a CRPG very much in the style of Dungeons & Dragons (and its associated video games, natch). While it provides the same style of gameplay, it's set in its own original universe — certainly an impressive feat for indie developer Tactical Adventures.
The game has been happily chugging along in Steam Early Access since late last year. There's already a lot of content to enjoy, but the developers are keen on adding some value to the game by letting you make your own content, too: you'll soon be able to make your own maps with the Solasta Dungeon Maker.
The Solasta Dungeon Maker is Just the Start
The Solasta Dungeon Maker will soon give players the opportunity to make their own maps. Unfortunately, it will be a bit barebones when it launches in beta.
"We're very happy to present to you the Dungeon Maker tool as we have always wanted to provide modding tools to the community," Tactical Adventures said in a new Dev Diary. "So far, we were unable to commit to it because the tools would either be too complex to use or it would take too much time for us to make."
"Instead, we've decided to start small and grow from there — the Dungeon Maker will be in a beta state when Solasta launches later this year and will feature an experience mostly similar to board games at first. We plan to improve it post-launch by adding more features such as other environments, but also more opens like adding a quest system, merchants, and ways to export your characters after completing a dungeon to use them in another user-generated campaign later."
Quite a few CRPGS over the years have had the ability to create user-generated content; one of the more famous examples is probably the Neverwinter Nights franchise. Solasta: Crown of the Magister seeks to equip its community to do the same.
The beta version of the Solasta Dungeon Maker will be a good start, but some features aren't likely to be released at all. The associated Steam Community news post notes that the Dungeon Maker won't be able to import custom monsters or items into the game, although Tactical Adventures expects talented modders will likely create tools of their own to supplement the Dungeon Maker.
You can look forward to using the Solasta Dungeon Maker sometime soon; Tactical Adventures has not yet provided a specific release date for the beta. In the meantime, you can buy Solasta: Crown of the Magister in Steam Early Access starting at $34.99 or your regional equivalent.
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