The final nemesis of the core game has arrived in the third Early Access update. Read on to learn all about the Carapace Queen and more!
The Carapace Queen, the Mother-of-Husks, the Swarm Daughter - all these dread names we have chosen in our vain attempts to comprehend this creature. But of all The Nameless, the Queen has brought the most ruin upon Gravehold, for her armies are vast and lethal, more clockwork things than beasts. There is a saying about the husks: “To kill one is to breed six...”
The Carapace Queen is part of the core game and so is available for all to play starting with this update. Swarms of husks will threaten to overwhelm you and Gravehold before you can stop her!
Sometimes you just want to take a minute and look at the cool cards. Now you can with the new Card Library screen. It includes all of the cards in the game - basic nemesis cards, nemeses and their unique cards, mages and their starter cards, and player cards available for the supply. Remember, you can right click any card to view the full size with text and artwork!
Under the Hood
We've updated the underlying version of the Unity game engine to the latest available. That brings many small improvements, but there's a risk of glitches too. Please let us know if you run into any trouble!
Notably, on Linux, 32-bit x86 support has been dropped. Only 64-bit CPUs are now supported.
On macOS, you may run into an error like: "The application can't be opened" or "Failed to start process for Aeon's End." If you see this, right-click the game in Steam and uninstall it, then reinstall it, and everything should work again. You won't lose any of your settings or saved game doing this.
This update includes various other bug fixes and improvements. Here's a list of the notable ones:
- Insatiable Avarice now automatically gains a gem if there's only one choice.
- The main menu now has an information area we can update to let you know about what's new.
- An animation is now shown to make it clear when the nemesis Unleashes.
- The turn no longer incorrectly automatically ends when you are buying charges with a lot of Aether.
- Corruption effects are no longer skipped if you undo within the start of your turn.
- Corruption cards acting at the end of turn are now properly highlighted.
The Early Access period is nearly at an end! The last major features we plan to add before retail launch are Steam achievements and statistics. We're also working on more performance improvements and optimizations. Plus, bonus content unlocked by the Kickstarter is on the roadmap to release soon after retail launch on Steam and tablets.
Thanks for playing and keep sending in your feedback!