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APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat

A project in Alamance, NC by Actos Games, LLC

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A puzzle RPG with a focus on story, combat, and world-building. Gameplay influenced from Puzzle Quest, Scrabble, Bookworm Adventures.
Backers: 185
Average Pledge Per Backer: $18

Funded: $3,353 of $15,000
Dates: Nov 1st -> Dec 1st (31 days)
Project By: Actos Games, LLC
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Latest News

Reminder: Livestream Tomorrow Final Hours!

November 29th - via: kickstarter.com
That's right, we're livestreaming tomorrow!We'll be working on more graphics and interesting stuff for the game, which we'll stream as well as answer questions about where APEXICON and Actos Games moves forward from here. The Livestream will be... (Read More)

APEXICON nears its Kickstarter end!

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We're in the final days!Yep, APEXICON is nearing its Kickstarter end, and we're well short of our goal. We're hoping more sites pick us up (we've been emailing them nonstop about our demo), and that's all we can do, really! We've tried real hard to... (Read More)


November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
apexicongame.comSo yes, I created a website and an HTML 5 version for APEXICON. You can head on over, but be warned, things are still loading and processing on the site, and sounds may or may not be heard. Load times will be a little long at first as... (Read More)


November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
I need you all for a special mission.If you can download the game and run it, please get to the Literati Eraser fight, and let me know: When you get to a point where it becomes hard to make words What letters are showing up that you can't make words... (Read More)

APEXICON Demo Update V.73! Fixes... And interviews!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
First of all, we did some interviews!We got some interviews out with The Daily Chill, Incgamers, and various other websites! Lots of people (hopefully) know that APEXICON exists now! Next, we've got another demo updateThanks to feedback from our... (Read More)

APEXICON Public Demo V.72 - Changelog + MAC VERSION

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
 It's that time againYep, we got a new version of the demo for you! It's uploaded here: APEXICON Demo V.72 Here you go, the second demo, with some changes and the boss battle unlocked!   Changelog Balance  E's will show up much more often now. As... (Read More)

Woo! Our interview with dj grandpa is up! Plus demo feedback!

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
dj grandpa, the podcast of Kickstarter! Show title: Dj Grandpa's Crib: Invasion of the Geek Snatchers Show Description: DJG lives a dog’s life with Piggy, embarks on a Super Roman Conquest, finds the Kings of Israel in a board game, jams with... (Read More)

Dj Grandpa's Crib: Invasion of the Geek Snatchers

DJG lives a dog’s life with Piggy, embarks on a Super Roman Conquest, finds the Kings of Israel in a board game, jams with Nicholas Barron, puzzles APEXICON with Jonathan Meyer, races amazing vehicles with Bullet Bros, and discovers HOLLYWOOD IS DEAD. (Read More)


November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Yes, the demo is finally here!  It can't get any better than this folks! I'll be throwing the demo all over the internet! http://goo.gl/N4C57h - APEXICON PUBLIC DEMO 0.70Thank you so much for believing in me and have fun!  (Read More)

Hey guys! Been a while since the last update.

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
What we've been doing the past couple of daysWe've been doing interviews, getting more people to check out the kickstarter, as well as doing something majorly important. We've been working on the public demo!So my major concern to get more people to... (Read More)

LIVE STREAM and Q&A Tonight! Plus other devs who are awesome.

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
LIVE STREAM TONIGHT!Hey there Wordsmiths! We got something awesome for you tonight: APEXICON LIVE STREAM while I code! The stream will be live at 9 PM EST (about an hour from time of writing)! You can find the stream at: www.twitch.tv/ashodin I'll... (Read More)


November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
So we got a response back from Heart Machine about including their amazing character, the Drifter from Hyper Light Drifter. I've set my artist to task, and you'll be seeing this guest character in the game as a side-quest for the... (Read More)

Forget Stick And Stones; Words Will Hurt You In Apexicon Kickstarter

November 7th - via: indiestatik.com
We love words at Indie Statik. In fact, we’re so tickled by their delightful connotations that we type thousands every day just so we can stare at their beauty on-screen. Sometimes, they have a point. Other times, it may just be pointless babbling. For all intents and purposes, we’ve entered into a domestic partnership with words, pre-nup pending. (Read More)

Announcing: STRETCH GOALS! Plus, showing your support for APEXICON!

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Yep, we've been deliberating on them ever since we announced the $20,000 Wii U version and we're ready to announce them with a swanky image (which will be edited into the project page). Here it is for you guys to look at and ahh and ooh over. Subject... (Read More)

Free Tshirts for our Backers! Get it now while you can!

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Quick Update! Languages...

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
I've had some inquiries from other language-speaking fellows about their language being available in APEXICON. Well I'm here to tell you that one of our goals is thus: FULL LOCALIZATION FOR GERMAN, FRENCH, AND SPANISH. Yep you heard it right. If you... (Read More)

Actos launches Kickstarter campaign for iOS and Android word-based puzzle-RPG Apexicon

November 6th - via: pocketgamer.co.uk
Fans of Puzzle Quest, Scrabble, or Bookworm Adventures should be paying attention to the newly launched Kickstarter campaign for word-based mobile battler Apexicon right now. (Read More)

EXCLUSIVE BACKER-ONLY ITEM! More Exciting News Awaits!

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
So you've pledged money to Apexicon. You're in on the coolest Puzzle RPG that will be coming out (perhaps even on your favorite platform or console)! What else can we offer you? Well, we're working on a secret SPECIAL BACKER-ONLY DIGITAL REWARD. This... (Read More)

Apexicon Kickstarter Campaign Underway

November 5th - via: gamershell.com
Gameplay influenced from Puzzle Quest, Scrabble and Bookworm Adventures (Read More)

Letters, Red In Tooth And Claw: Apexicon Kickstarter

November 5th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
Forget Plants vs Zombies and Peggle – I’m still waiting for the next Bookworm Adventures game. Using words as a weapon is (almost) always fun. Why, if Subutai’s CLANG had been called SCRIBBLE and been about wielding pens instead of swords, we’d all be happily writing virtual reality letters to one another right now. Apexicon is a Kickstarter for a wordy game and the campaign page that opens with a torrent of namechecks, like a rapper making a comeback and thanking his crew. I say torrent but there are only three names – Puzzle Quest, Scrabble and Bookworm Adventures. Actos Games are hoping to create a fusion of those three. (Read More)

New Art, and Our First Confirmed Stretch Goal: Wii U!

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
On Top: Idiomancer, Plagiarist, Verbinator Bottom Row: General Regular Standard, Emperor Litacus Namicus III, and AlphaGobs.  So here's some art as we're steadily working along putting beautiful art into the game for the enemies and such. And I'm... (Read More)

Sharpened Wit Skill Video!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
So yeah, I finished up the integration on the board of Sharpened Wit (Wordsmith skill). Barring one interesting detail, it's all hooked up and it works awesome. Have a look:  Let me know what you guys think!  (Read More)

Damage Indicators are a thing. And important!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Damage numbers are working now!  Mini-Update #1  Development is going swimmingly towards the demo, as you can see above. Today will be really polishing off the combat, making Sharpened Wit actually, y'know, deal damage in addition to your regular... (Read More)

Damage indicators + Blood!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Attacking with powered up letters from Sharpened Wit is gonna hurt. Update #1 is here! Wow huh! Thanks all you guys for donating thus far, and don't forget to spread the word! I'm working super hard on making the skills and everything look great and... (Read More)

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