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Apocalich is an RPG where you race against time to defeat the Lich King, alone or couch co-op with friends!


The Lich King takes about 20 days to spread evil and activate magic towers that make him stronger and stronger.

On the 20th day (after ~1,5 hour gameplay) the Lich is all powered up and prompts the final fight, win this fight and you win game!
However, if you lose the final fight, you'll have to start all over.



The entire map is visible at all times! 
You can see what the Lich is up to while you are going on quests and rebuilding the world.
Sometimes events will happen on the other side of the map, will you be in time to intervene?
Maybe you'll need to fix the bridge and help the boat service get back on track to be somewhere in time.

Remember to talk to all the NPCs!



Whenever you cross paths with an enemy a battle window pops ups.
During battles use action commands to block incoming attacks and deal critical hits. 
Some skill even require multiple action commands to perform well!

If you or someone else walks behind a battle window, they will join the fight!
Watch out for sudden backup, or help out a friend in need!



  • an exciting map where everything is visible at all times!
  • ~1,5 hour of gameplay per save. if you lose, you start over!
  • up to 4 player local multiplayer! fight together and go on your quests separately. 
  • loads of items, skills and quests to find
  • real-time battles with action commands!

Can you figure out how to save the land from despair?


the entire map is visible at all times


Made for the Sokpop Patreon

Sokpop Patreon

Updated 1 day ago
Published 19 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
(4)
AuthorSokpop Collective

Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Apocalich.app.zip 233 MB
apocalich_v1.1_macosx.zip 472 MB
Apocalich_v1.1.3.zip 227 MB

Development log

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Is this really only for MacOS? Is Apocalich_v1.1.3.zip the Windows file?

yes that’s the windows file

I forgot the windows tag!

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I will say, I just did a run where I think I completed every quest in the game, killed the ghost king, bought all the dope items from the mountain smith and then killed the Lich early with a blizzard build... This game really is a great game considering how compact it is. You guys really crammed a lot of stuff in here. A lot of it is trial and error and normally that wouldn't be for me, but learning to route through the whole thing and getting better each time really was a lot of fun. Good job guys.

thanks!

Also wherever the Lich is when you save and reload becomes his home :>. He'll just return there every night after he causes mischief.

I believe this crash is happening when I case Blizzard (or Inferno as well probably) when all the enemies are dead. It does a randomization based on the number of enemies but if there are technically no enemies alive, you end up dividing by zero.

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ERROR in

action number 1

of Draw Event

for object oWorld:

DoMod :: Divide by zero

at gml_Script_member_draw_late

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gml_Script_member_draw_late (line -1)

gml_Object_oWorld_Draw_76

thanks for the report! i will fix it.

Had a crash:

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############################################################################################

ERROR in

action number 1

of Draw Event

for object oWorld:

Push :: Execution Error - Variable Index [4] out of range [4] - -9.moment(100162,4)

at gml_Script_member_draw_late

############################################################################################

gml_Script_member_draw_late (line -1)

gml_Object_oWorld_Draw_76

Hey, I found another glitch:
*I got caught on a collision box between the corner of the repaired bridge (on the north side of the water, on the right of the bridge). My character got stuck and I believe it perma-locked that save. I can't manage to get out, at least on Keyboard. It's possible with 360 movement from a joystick I could find the right angle to escape but not with 8 way keyboard movement lol. It was such a good run too T_T.

Ok nice.

So I love this game now that I got into it. I've played it for like 8 hours now. It's really addictive. I did want to give you a quick report of some bugs I've found which have not ruined the game necessarily, but have made the process annoying:
*Goblins who seem to be able to summon allies can still summon a 4th ally if you're alone.
*If you spam the "pick up" button at the end of combat, you will pick up any items that are dropped before they scatter away. This would be a neat and interesting technique that players get to learn if it wasn't for the fact that sometimes this doesn't delete the white glowing orb that was meant to represent the item. The orb just sits on the board forever or until you restart. When I'm speed running, I have to keep track of them so I don't let them distract me lol.
*You can buy a Bandana from the farmer in the first town for 2g and sell it back to him for 5g. I suspect this wasn't intentional. IDK if it's even bad for the game honestly, because at this point, having that money glitch let's me test out the game in a deeper way more quickly. I love having early access to the Bandana, but I sort of have to decide each game if I'm going to do a "real" run or a "infinite money" run which feels meh. In general, sell prices seem off somehow. I noticed some people will buy stuff for more than others. It's as if each person buys goods at different prices, which I suppose is kinda cool actually.
*The three mercenaries glitched after I helped them with their fight. They seemed stuck on a bounding box or something. I had to reload to make them interactable again.
*OH, there's this INCREDBLY ANNOYING spot to the left of the lower exit to the mountain that I keep getting hung on. You can't see the exit door while you're in the cave and so you run into this little corner that takes forever to get out of and will screw you up if you're going for a risky cave run during the day.
*After fighting the lich, I started a new game and the game started with the lich already active and I got sucked into the final fight at level 1 LOL. You have to turn the game off and turn it back on to make this bug go away. I suspect you guys left a Boolean flag on as a global variable or something. It was pretty funny :P
*IDK if this is a glitch but I once had a lich that simply gave up on doing his quest. I was up to day 22 and he had only done 1 tower (I believe I even reloaded the save file at some point). When I walked near him, suddenly he "woke up", teleported all over the map, finished his quest in a minute or two (at that point, he had only lit one tower), and then the final fight started. It was really weird. I was doing a particularly good job of removing all of his tentacles that game, so IDK if that slows him down or what, but it was still very weird.

All this said, my favorite strat so far is to buy the dagger so you get it's quick stab ability, then use the Axe and eventually the L. Sword with the quick stab, wearing the bandana of course for even more speed. Because it's incredibly easy to get crits with the quick stab attacks, the Axe is practically as good as the L. Sword, and is better against plants.

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Ah, I just encountered another frustration: If you die while you have an ally, the ally stays and the fight continues without you, so not only are you unable to play the game, you have to watch sadly as your doggo dies T_T. I don't know exactly how to address this, other than to maybe create an exception for solo play that allows you to respawn so that you can get back to your dog and save them, or at least set a timer so after 10 seconds or so, kill the dog and set me free. The dog can survive for like a whole minute while I'm not able to play, which is a lot of time lost in a game that's all about speed running.

The mage life is a hard life.

wow thanks for the feedback! glad to hear you enjoy the game :) i will take a look at the issues you mentioned

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Hi, I bought the game but couldn't figure out... How do you play with more players? What are the controls? Shared keyboard?
Connecting a PS4 controller didnt work either

you need controllers! Playstation controllers aren’t supported by windows computers because of the rivalry between Microsoft and Sony. You can make them work with a 3rd party app though

What controllers do you need to play with others? Is that the only way to play with others?

im not sure which controllers all work, but the easiest way is xbox controllers for windows computers and playstation controllers for apple computers.

i can add some functionality for a second player on keyboard perhaps, but i’m afraid it’ll be hard to play the game that way!

another way to play together is through Steam Remote Play Together btw

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Buying it now! Im a fellow game dev, got some free games.

Bought the game (am on a Mac), but when I unzipped it, it told me it was damaged and couldn't be opened? :(

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i put a guide in the download instructions here on itch.io how to solve it

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This happens because OSX puts the game into quarantine. Use this guide to lift the quarantine and play the game.

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Ah cheers! works just fine now. Really good little game by the way! :D

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thanks :)

Niiiice!!!! could you share some other screenshots? or a quick playthrough to understand more about the game?

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I watched this vid on YT: 

Thank you! :)

This looks amazing! Is there a goal to turn it into a mobile app?

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no, sorry! 

Is there a gameplay trailer? I can't judge a game only by screenshots, a gif and text.

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there will be a trailer for steam when the steam version comes out in a week or 2. 

in the meantime there is this introduction: https://youtu.be/QKIqUaWsw30

Gorgeous game, great aesthetic for this time of year.

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super pretty :o