The registered version of Xargon
was released as freeware by its author, Allen W. Pilgrim
, alongside Kiloblaster
on August 4, 2008. The source code of both games was also released to the public.
In November 2012, Allen W. Pilgrim
released unused Xargon
artwork, including monster sprites, an early version of the main character's portrait and box art design. The artwork was created by Dan Froelich
, Matt Berger
and Joe Hitchens
and is not public domain. The files are exclusively available at RGB Classic Games
Both the shareware and the registered game indicate the version number as 3.0. However, no earlier public releases with lower versions numbers exist. Developer Allen Pilgrim
I did not want to release a product that had a version of 1.0 so I just made it 3.0. Technically there were enough internal updates, hundreds if not thousands, that would justify that but the reality is it is the only official version.