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9.0.0b - February 1, 2013

In Starless Umbra, you play as Andoru in a quest to attempt to return home to save your sister after bandits raid your village. This simple task complicates itself quickly, as a strange phenomenon leaves you not only away from your village, but with little direction in a completely new continent.

As you travel, you'll learn the people around you aren't what they seem, and ties begin forming between yourself and others as your past is revealed. Unfortunately, no one can answer the simple question: "how do I get back home to save my sister?"

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Starless Umbra 9.0.0b Released!

In addition to the prologue, the game download here on RMN now includes Chapter One.

I'm actually not sure what people will think of this release; I've gotten no external feedback on it at all. I will say that it's more in-line with the original vision of the game that was poorly-executed with the first release of chapter one back in 2004ish. There's still plenty of room for improvement, but I promised to release something today so it's here.

The game plays through about the first 15-20% of the storyline. Enhancements have been made to the game's battle system, graphics, and UI. As I move forward with the releases I'm hoping to convert more and more of the graphics to original assets.

Gameplay-wise, this is everything you'd expect from Starless Umbra. Chapter One has one of my favorite mini-games, the revised mine carts.

The revised skill and equipment will also play more of an active role as character customization improves with several new pieces of gear. This, combined with some of the enhancements to the battle system should make for some interesting battle mechanics that are barely beginning to scratch the surface of what's to come.

Thanks kindly for your support. It's been a bumpy ride but I appreciate your interest in this project more than ever.
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I'm just passing through
Everyone has to play this game, NOW! seriously great work, should have gotten a Misao haha.
Yes, the game seems good from what i've seen and looks massive. I will try this out soon.
my font isn't right.The font fix files dont work.What to do?
Developer, Starless Umbra / Heroes of Umbra
Noo don't play this game. Wait for chapter five. haw haw <3
I've been hearing about this.. nice job dude.
I went to check its homepage, this game is not available for download yet, unless you want to beta-test it.
And to be 'allowed' to beta test, there is this ludicrous requirement:
Important! In order to download the beta, you need to be logged in and have at least 30 points. Remember, it's +1 point for a reply and +5 points for a topic.

That is posting on that game's own forum.
Well, I have better things to do than posting on a forum just to be allowed to beta-test... so I move on to next game.
Developer, Starless Umbra / Heroes of Umbra
Fafhred, the reason that is put into effect is because I only need two, maybe three testers. There are a lot of bugs as it is and there's no reason for me to hear the same bug feedback from testers to testers. Once it is ready (which it is absolutely not at the moment) there will be no posting requirements. In addition, I will make an effort to actually promote it. But for now I have been limiting the amount of traffic my game gets because I want people to play something that's good and ready--not something that has so many bugs. x]
I'm just passing through
Check the Misaos man you got a nomination!
PM me when you have a download ready.
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
I just played this again real quick. The whole intro got changed from the last time I played!
I'm really glad this was featured.
a microscopic look at pollen
Your admins and staffs are on the ball, with their thumb on the pulse of the community
an aristocrat of rpgmaker culture
I downloaded this like a year ago but never got around to playing it. It looks very RM2K3! (Which is +++)
Developer, Starless Umbra / Heroes of Umbra
I'm very excited that this got featured! As if I wasn't motivated enough already to work on this I hope you guys enjoy it, because I am rapidly working on chapter seven. 8)
congratz on front page :D
everyone definitely need to play this game. it's epic.
Everyone so needs to download this!
(Including m-me... *click*)
Dude this map is very awesome, I've never got bored with with this game, with many kinds of unique features and mini games this is totally awesome!!! but I think I found a glitch, the house in the entrainment village, the one with 3 treasure chest with gems on it, if you get back and forth the house the treasure chest somewhat refills, so from that I can get unlimited money selling thos gems, but I know you can fix this easily, :) overall 9.9/10 for me!!!
Developer, Starless Umbra / Heroes of Umbra
ravenduran, thanks. It has been fixed. :]

I'll be updating the game soon.