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Game News Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen is now on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Ceres Games; Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen

    It's mid-October, and the highly anticipated Realms Beyond Kickstarter campaign is finally here (now with an obligatory subtitle). The guys at Ceres have put together an amazingly thorough pitch. The seven and a half minute video showcases the game's four main aspects - the OGL-based character system, the turn-based tactical combat, exploration and dialogue in an interactive living world, and the ambitious world map travel layer. It's pure grognard fan service, and it's all there, in-engine, already working. Just watch:



    Introduction

    Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen is a fantasy computer role-playing game with turn-based combat and a party system that allows you to control up to six characters at any one time. Whether you yearn for an open world to explore at your own pace, tactical combat that allows you to plan your moves carefully, or want to lose yourself in the rich fabric of our world, trying to survive and make your mark, Realms Beyond offers endless choices, lands to travel, monster-infested dungeons and a host of storylines to follow.

    Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen is inspired by the classic RPGs of the 80s and 90s, taking the best elements of the beloved old classics and reforging them into something new in a powerful modern engine. In Realms Beyond, you will find the tactical turn-based combat of the Gold Box Games, Temple of Elemental Evil and Dark Sun, the world exploration and camp management of Realms of Arkania, the interactivity and living world of Ultima, the choice-driven quests and reactivity of Fallout and Arcanum, and the rich NPC interaction of Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment, along with fresh new features that haven’t been seen before in the genre.

    Realms Beyond is an RPG true to its roots, knowing that in order to reach the skies, it must stand on the shoulders of giants. But it is more than just a simple throwback to the old days: it's a new take on classic concepts of the genre, taking the best ideas of the past and adding its own fresh concepts to create a unique game with its very own atmosphere and personality.

    Main Features
    • A complex turn-based combat system featuring hundreds of spells, feats and actions, based on the rules described in the (3.5e) Revised System Reference Document (SRD) covered by the Open Game License v1.0a (OGL) by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
    • Custom-built, isometric graphics engine that combines zoomable 2D and 3D technology to bring never-before-seen levels of detail to life in massive, hand-crafted levels
    • A bustling open world spanning entire continents, replete with believable NPCs, complex cultures, factions, societies and a fascinating centuries-long history
    • Create a party of up to six characters where you can choose from 7 different races and 8 different classes and completely customize their appearance, equipment, feats, and skills
    • More than one hundred spells, each with unique, stunning visual effects
    • Over a thousand individual items to use and interact with
    • An epic background story, massive quests, uncounted missions, hordes of monsters and a world that is steeped in lore and mystery
    • Create your own adventures, campaigns or even entire worlds using the powerful RPG Engine of Realms Beyond
    I'm not sure anyone really believes Ceres can actually do all of this on a €100,000 budget, but after watching that video, who doesn't want to let them try? This was the promise of Chaos Chronicles, gentlemen - that tantalizing vision of the ultimate oldschool RPG. A copy of Realms Beyond can be yours for €20, €35 for Early Access, €55 for the combat beta. The game is due out in March 2020 if the campaign succeeds. Now go forth and pledge.
     
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  4. fluent Erudite Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    Reminds me of Ellis Studios.
     
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  5. Glaucon Savant

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    This actually looks good.
     
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  6. Agame Learned

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    Fabulously optimistic...

    But who knows, we could use another victory like Pathfinder, considering the hopeless mess of BT4 and probable disaster of Underworld Ascendant.

    Cos at this stage the nostalgia train is just about derailed. At least for me I am getting sick and tired of hearing old classic titles getting name dropped in Kickstarters.
     
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  7. Fenix Cipher Vatnik

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    Well, I'll wait for this game, enviroment looks gorgeous for sure.
     
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  8. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    That really is an extraordinary paragraph. That said, I'm disappointed that "the historical realism of Darklands, the vast explorable space of Daggerfall, the intense challenge of Wizardry" and so forth. Feel bad for the games that were left out.
     
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  9. MurkyShadow Glittering gem of hatred Patron

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    Maybe we are about to reach the name dropping singularity. The scope of this project sounds more likely to
    need a funding in the scope of Space Citizen. Or a neanderthal at the helm who just won't quit until it's done.
    Or they do it like Tales of Games, adding stuff while riding into the sunset until the day they leave this mortal coil behind.
    Not to say that I don't wish them the best of luck. But as stated before, it's (beyond) fabulously optimistic.
    But hey, I gave less deserving projects my money. I might still chime in.

    RPG Codex Fabulously Optimistic Fundraiser for Suckers? +M
     
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  10. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Arcane

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    man this could end up being a turn-based kingmaker. I am encouraged people are using the OGL license and making proper D&D based RPG's again; I think it gives the game a higher floor as long as they import most of the rules as designed.

    I do not get quite as good a feeling about this game as I did kingmaker, think they have less monetary support, which just makes me worry more that it will be finished. But it looks great and will certainly support it..
     
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    So, someone took the 5k€ pledge... on a project w. total of 17k€ of pledges so far. Seems legit to me!
     
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    This pitch is in desperate need of a corny voice over introduction by Cleveland Mark Blakemore. A 20+ minutes long rant. Would be very beneficial
     
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    If they are smart they take this paragraph and have their updates revolve around precisely those elements to fill that nostalgia namedropping with some more substance.

    "What we love about map exploration in Realms of Arkania and what we plan to do with our game.."
     
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    20 euro is too much for a ks...
     
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    Be sure to remind everyone wishing to kickstart it that the game was endorsed by literal nazis. CuckGoblin should suffer the consequences.
     
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    This is such a low energy Kickstarter that it is not even worth shitting on.

    Reminder: Bugmaker raised $909,057.

    Ponder that and then look at the scope for this game.

    The game won't ever be made without sizeable outside funding.
     
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  17. Aemar Educated

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    Would it be ok for you to pay like 1 euro and get the game + EE made by Beamdog then?
     
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  18. theSavant Erudite

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    Why is it not a blobber? Don't we have enough IE games already?
     
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    Glad it's turn-based. As all games should be.
     
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    I think they already got a decent chunk of it made as Chaos Chronicles. But, yeah, clearly they should’ve asked for more money.
     
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    I love the world map and the idea behind it.
     
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  23. Dyspaire Augur

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    That was arguably the best Kickstarter pitch I've ever seen.

    Watched the whole 7+ minute video silently saying wow to myself over and over.

    The Kickstarter page itself covered nearly every question and concern I could think of.

    Ticked every box for me that can be ticked.

    The entire pitch looks to be, finally, exactly what I've been waiting for all these years.

    Just please, please make one of the stretch goals a robust and relatively user-friendly campaign/map editor/creator.

    (And making it similarly easy to create and implement new art assets would be fantastic, too.)

    For what it's worth, godspeed to the developers. I'm sold.

    Finally.
     
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  24. Bohr Erudite

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    Not sure if you saw this on the KS page? (Don't know about "user friendly" but at least it sounds comprehensive compared to some of the very basic offerings some recent games have had)

     
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    Don't think this will end up being funded.
     
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