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  • svgJun 5, 2019News

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    If you haven’t already heard of Kynseed, it’s a “quirky sandbox RPG adventure life sim from veterans of the Fable series”. You can catch up with our previous post of Kynseed here, before diving into all of the most recent updates. Raise a family, farm the land, run shops, and explore the world as its inhabitants age around you by heading over to Steam now!

    Now that the dust has settled from the Steam Early Access release back in 2018, the developers, PixelCountStudios, have begun taking everyone’s feedback and adding it their own plans. Thus, the Kynseed Roadmap was made. Below we have written up this map for you which covers both the short-term view of updates to come as well as a long-term view of the entire game. As you can see, some updates have already been implemented and completed which adds many more features and content to Kynseed!

    Completed Updates

    First Steps

    • Goods Store Selling Tables
      • Sell items for a profit
      • Stores have special “wanted” items
      • Region and Season can affect pricing
    • Player Hair Custimization
    • Initial NPC Chat System
    • NPC Friendship Levels
    • NPC Favour Requests
    • Fae Wanderers
    • Other Additions
      • Support for multiple saves
      • Save files display character & current season
      • Player created tasks system
      • Basic NPC ownership permissions

    Down to Business

    • Blacksmith Ownership
      • Purchase the blacksmith shop by interacting with its ledger
      • Open & close shop
      • Create, sell, & recycle Blacksmith goods
      • Store crafted items in a shop cabinet
    • Fulfill customer orders
      • Greet customers at the counter before they get tired of waiting
      • Choose to either accept or refuse their order
      • If busy blacksmithing in the other room, you can tell customers to hang on to get a bit of extra time before they get impatient
    • Hire staff to run the counter
      • Locals can be hired to run the counter for you
      • Use the ledger to see available locals, hire them, set wages, or fire them
      • Some staff will have better traits than others
      • More in-depth staff management to come just a few updates from now
    • New Fairweather Items
      • Trough (to assist with pig-related chores)
      • Rootways (a magical way to get around)
      • Home Sweet Home (keeps your farm close)
    • Other Additions
      • Updated art for growables
      • NPC chat/favour improvements
      • Snow in Winter
      • New books & item collectibles
      • Dandelions can now be picked up for later uses

    Gnome Pun Intended

    • New Region: Tir Na Nog
      • New items and collectibles
      • Mines containing rare ore
    • New Minigame: Squeal Or No Squeal
      • Hosted by Gnome Edmunds
      • Strategically pop pig balloons and try to strike a deal
      • A number of prizes up for grabs
    • Pixie Lottery’s Goods Store
      • Sells local Tir Na Nog goods
      • Also sells H. Pepper’s Naming Nut, a new item for renaming pets
    • New Hair Dye Items & Colours
      • Hair dyes are now an in-game item
      • This allows for changing hair colour at any time
      • Can be purchased at various stores across the land
      • Plus, a few new colours added!
    • Pugs! Because Pugs.
    • Other Additions
      • Return to Mr. Fairweather
      • Yearly Fairweather Tax
      • Lightning System Improvements
      • Pets can now be renamed when purchasing them
      • Added ‘the naming nut’, which allows for renaming already owned pets
      • Ambiance added for mines

    Keyboard Cartography

    • New farm Mailbox Added
      • Receive a letter from us for each major update
      • (may break fourth wall)
    • Added Keyboard Remapping (via Options Menu)
    • Initial 3 items on new Cooking Skill Tree
    • Other Bits
      • Dev tools work (cutscenes, items, & navigation)
      • New dev tool: Skill Tree Editor
      • Spring Cleaning of unused textures & assets

    Future Updates

    A Song of Price and Hire

    • Goods Store Ownership
      • Sell various goods & animals
      • Barter with customers
      • Display Items
      • Feed & care for animals
    • Managing Hired Staff
      • NPCs have different job-related skills
      • Help keep employees happy
      • Employee skill will impact reputation
    • Gain Shop Reputation

    Growing Up & Going Out

    • New Region: Loverwood
    • Player Aging to the Adult Phase
    • Romantic Relationships
      • Courting
      • Marriage
      • Moving in Together

    Finally, it is important to note that this Roadmap is flexible so as to anticipate things that the developers can’t possibly predict. Each new batch of updates can take an estimated time of 3-4 weeks each and that is subject to change. The developers mention that catching up on bugs, working on behind the scenes engine systems, or addressing critical pieces of recent community feedback will be their priority.

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  • svgFeb 27, 2018News

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    [dropcap]K[/dropcap]ynseed is a sandbox RPG simulation with beautiful graphics. It is not dissimilar in appearance to Rakuen and Stardew Valley. The game allows you to make choices and therefore carve your own unique story. You even get to continue your legacy after your character’s death by stepping into the shoes of your descendants. The game is being developed by the creators of the Fable series, and is set to be released as an early access on Steam at some point in early 2018.

    If you love RPG games with farming elements, as much as we do, check out Fantasy Farming: Orange Season. If you want to enjoy your farming sim with a side of some dark and interesting storytelling, check out Gleaner Heights. Chucklefish, Stardew Valleys publisher is also working on a new magic school game called Spellbound, get caught up here.

    About Kynseed

    Live your life in a quirky world where everyone ages and dies, including your pets! Take control of the mystical Kynseed and grow your family legacy over generations as you pass your skills and powers down to your children.

    • Run a tavern, apothecary, goods store or blacksmith. Farm your land. Go adventuring and battle dark faery tale creatures. Or do them all. The choice is yours.
    • Develop relationships with NPC’s who have their own lives and loves, and who will remember your deeds, actions and pranks!
    • Find and use Proverbs to unlock the secrets of each ingredient, creature and inhabitant of a place where folk tales are all true.
    • Gather the materials to create better items, craft beers or to mix cures for a range of bizarre maladies for the simple people of the land.
    • Deal with the mysterious Fae gentleman, Mr Fairweather and buy strange artifacts from him that aid your chores, help you in combat or let you just mess with the world….but be aware of the life tax he extracts annually!

    In Kynseed, live your lives the way you choose in a lovingly hand-crafted and huge 2D open world.

    Kynseed main Features

    An Aging World
    The land is affected by your choices and deeds. Seasons come and go and affect the world both visually and in gameplay.

    Living Things Have Memory and Grow Old
    Individuals and animals grow old and eventually die. Families remember your good deeds or wrongdoings for generations.

    Unique Life Mechanic
    Pay the mysterious Mr Fairweather for powerful upgrades and revivals, at the cost of years from your life! Will you miss out on your child’s development to buy that music box that makes dragons dance? Will your business suffer because you bought a pet cat that turns people to stone?

    Real-time Combat
    Wander from The Path and indulge in meaty combat against various nasty faery tale creatures that guard the materials and loot you need to become the greatest in the land.

    Meaningful Relationship System
    Build friendship into romance and produce heirs to continue your legacy. Do favours for others and not only gain friendship but also juicy information and gifts.



    Event Calendar
    A calendar keeps you up to date of festivals and events. Learn where and when the best ingredients grow. Attend various competitions, annual fayres, and don’t you dare be late for a date!

    Monsters and Creatures
    They’re more than just sword fodder. Each creature has a sim and their own traits that you can take advantage of. Remember, even dragons need to go to the bathroom now and then. (That wasn’t a pile of gold that Smaug sat on!)

    Run Your Business
    Own a tavern and craft beers with bizarre effects.  Be a blacksmith and forge weapons and tools to order. Manage your apothecary and mix cures for a variety of bizarre poxes and curses.

    A Land Where Superstitions Are True
    Heed the advice of the Old Fishwife and the locals to find out everything from where the rarest items can be found to where and when the best places to conceive are! We’re not just a little stitious. We’re super stitious.

    Olde Traditions
    Every village has their own customs and quirks. Visit the annual cheese bowling rite and encounter Wiki Men, Fred Barleycorn and wear the Trousers of Fertility, as passed down through generations. (I really hope they wash them…)

    Hunger dictates combat prowess so a proper breakfast before some monster slaying goes a long way. Discover and use proper recipes though, and you can take your fighting to the next level, or even use the Traits in food to distract, weaken or even scare away enemies!

    Item Traits
    All items and materials, have unique traits. From medicinal to hallucinogenic, shrinking to fattening…Want to feed laxatives to herds of sheep and lead them through town? The creative possibilities for fun are endless.

    Be Friends with Animals
    Domestic animals and critters have opinions of you based on your actions. If they like you enough they may just let you ride them!

    Lovely Music
    No mythical world would be complete without music to go with it. The title music has been made by Russell Shaw but also helping us out with some beautiful world music is Matthijs den Daas. Here’s a couple of tracks you can expect to hear in our prototype. We’ll be adding much more music as development continues.


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