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Vessels of Ávalt,
Well, here we are. After years of hard work and development from our humble studio in Stockholm, we’ve finally seen our dream come to life. Ravenbound’s final update is now live and being enjoyed by you all, and it's time for our team to set our sights on our next adventure.
As with any game development project we’ve had our ups and downs, but we’ve known from the start that Ravenbound is something special - and we are all so thrilled you’ve come along with us on this journey.
At its core, Ravenbound has always been a story of overcoming the impossible. We set out with a vision to create our own unique experience combining the freedom of a stunning open world together with challenging roguelite combat seeped in Scandinavian folklore. Through conception, development, and in the months since release, we've transformed that vision into a vibrant reality.
But this isn't just our journey; it's yours as well. Since its announcement in August last year, we’ve held fast to the belief that our community is vital to the heart and soul of Ravenbound. Each line of code, every visual element, and all the gameplay mechanics were crafted with you in mind. Our goal was an exciting and fresh experience that inspired our players to challenge themselves and their fellow community members, and our community is a testament to the fact that we’ve certainly achieved that.
Your feedback, your discussions, and your unwavering support have guided us every step of the way. Together, we've shaped this world into something we're proud to share with players around the globe. It is because of your passion for Ravenbound that we’ve been able to make improvements and add features such as the Vessel Select screen and the Skill Tree to make each lifetime tailored to your strategy and preferences. With your assistance, we made extensive improvements to the Hatred system, difficulty balancing, and we even added a map - making every playthrough more enjoyable for everyone. Without you, this wouldn’t have been possible!
We would also like to give a special thanks to our diligent community council, the Conspiracy of Ravens. Your dedication when testing the latest updates has helped us grow Ávalt into something for everyone to enjoy for years to come. The level of detail in your feedback blows us away every time, and it means the world to us. And for those of you who attempted speedruns to defeat the Betrayer, you showed us so many incredible ways to navigate Ávalt and clear the game. With each update, we’ve wondered how you would use the changes and new additions to reduce your clear time, and we’re always in awe of your results!
With Ravenbound now complete and standing as a testament to our collective efforts, it is time for us to officially pass the torch to you, so you can continue building your legacy in Ávalt for years to come. As our team moves on to their next projects, we know Ravenbound is in good hands. While active development has concluded, Ravenbound's legacy lives on in you and all of your fellow community members. We can’t wait to see all of the speedruns, creative videos, and beautiful art you continue to share in our Discord and across the internet.
So, from the depths of our hearts, we extend our sincerest gratitude. Your role in shaping Ravenbound and its world cannot be overstated. As you dive into the game, know that you're playing not just a product of our dedication, but a piece of our shared journey.
With heartfelt thanks,
The Ravenbound Team
Working side by side with our players, we want to create sandboxes with unique settings that allow your creativity to thrive. Our focus is freedom, exploration, and a drive to create games like the ones that kept us up at night as kids.