Archive for: June 2014

Avalon Lords

Avalon Lords is a Kingdom building real time strategy game where your primary goal is to establish your dominion as a rightful King to your people and your subjects. Whether they be friends, or foes. Whether by peaceful means, or by force.

A seamless, integrated world
As a player, you will not be constrained to a set size plot of land where you can’t see your neighbors or explore the surrounding countryside freely with your troops. In Avalon Lords we want players to leave behind the feelings of restriction you get from a lot of prior titles in the genre by taking a completely unique approach that allows you to physically explore your landscape. Exploring will be essential for finding other player’s cities and capitals.

Intricate city building capability
While building cities will be fun and easy to get into, with a wide range of buildings to unlock and implement, optimizing your city will be a challenging puzzle that tests your strategic skills. You will have to take advantage of the surrounding landscape to build strong, defensible cities from a wide range of available buildings, with no restrictions on where you build. We’ll also be making a variety of skins available.

Logistics, trading and diplomacy
We’re now able to add real time travel across the landscape, allowing you to see what your neighbors are up to and bringing you into contact with other armies to battle or ally with as you explore the world in real time.

In Avalon Lords, when you send your troops across the map to attack, they will actually travel across the map in real time, and possibly be intercepted or ambushed on the way. Imagine a MMORTS style map that you can cross with your army, passing other player’s territories and cities on the way. You will be able to post scouts and create bottlenecks, cut off enemy supply lines, or offer them safe passage for a fee. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the terrain and dive for cover, or attack and steal from other player’s trade caravans to take precious goods en-route to their destination. By combining the AI system with armies that actually march on each other in contiguous geography, there will be a huge range of strategic options to explore.

Player built roads with movement boosts
As a player you will be able to build your own roads, allowing you to trade and send reinforcements to your troops on the battlefront. This adds an extra gameplay element, allowing you to decide whether to take a fast but obvious route, or a slower one that potentially allows you to remain undetected for longer. You can also send trade carts across the map to sell items to fellow players or resupply troops far from home.

AI and control of units
The Avalon Lords combat system was pretty cool before we expanded our team, but now we’re also planning to add a sophisticated AI and a system that allows you to program the AI yourself if you want to really get hands-on. We want you to have enough confidence in your setup to know that even when you are offline, your armies stand a good chance of surviving and keeping your city safe until you return.

Each faction has a wide range of units to choose from, some of which you can read about in our gameplay section. We’ll also be adding one special super unit per faction, and including detailed unit grouping.

Combat
Armies can either be placed into strategic formations that we provide you with, or organized according to your own style of play. Figure out whether you want to go on the offensive or play it safe, and combine forces and resources with your friends to forge mighty empires.

Massive multiplayer gameplay
Avalon Lords will have an empire and alliance system that allows for massive cooperative efforts. You’ll be able to join a guild-like empire, and you’ll also be able to participate in multiple alliances to achieve a variety of objectives.

Resource generation
Resource generation will be carefully balanced, with both combat costs and rewards. Types of resources available in each area will vary, giving players an incentive to explore and conquer new territories.

Astral Terra

Astral Terra is an Indie, fantasy-themed sandbox RPG in a beautiful smooth voxel world that’s generated on the fly and completely editable. No two players will have the same experience as everything from the skills you learn to the world you play in is fully unique and customizable. Gather resources for crafting and building, journey among the planes to find lost temples or libraries full of knowledge and power (scrolls and tomes) or just explore for the sake of discovery. From character progression with experience points, level and skills, to the terrain and environments, every inch of the game is procedural and editable. Shape your world and your character the way that YOU want. Fantastic creatures and epic adventures await you in this magical journey in a world limited only by your imagination – Astral Terra! Astral Terra is a small fantasy sandbox with RPG elements.

By proudly utilizing the Unity Pro game engine, the game will be released for PC, Linux, and Mac initially.

PLAY YOUR WAY! CUSTOMIZE YOUR CHARACTER!

No starting Archetypes – your character grows the way you play them based on your actions and discoveries. Make your character your own through the character customizer where you will choose your sex (male or female) from 3 unique starting races: The Fey, Dark Elf or Dwarf. As development continues, options will increase for changing hair, body type, clothing and more!

DYNAMICALLY GENERATED INFINITE WORLDS

With a robust modern smooth voxel system, our worlds are generated on the fly every time a player starts a new game (or loads up a saved world that they’ve already worked on). Worlds include unique and different biomes (ie: haunted forest, mountains, plains, lush tropical areas, etc) as well as a full underground cave system, interactive water & a fully destructible, editable, and infinite environment.

BUILDING AND SCULPTING

Create or carve any shape you like with our flexible voxel system. This means clay-like blobs, cubes, spheres, octagons, diamonds and every other shape imaginable. Also, maybe you don’t want to make a definite shape and just want to design a smooth, voxel-based chunk of land, or a unique building? Anything is possible in Astral Terra. You can also use one of the pre-fabricated pieces (or prefabs) for quick building.No restrictions, endless replay potential.

MINING AND CRAFTING

Gather ingredients & resources from combat drops OR from mining your land to build new items, prefabs and recipes.Our in-depth crafting system will have hundreds of weapons, armor and other items to craft with all of the various resources to be found.

COMBAT AND LOOTING

Dynamic MOB system that gives players the option to both fight and befriend monsters. Fighting monsters will allow you to pick up their drops to later use for crafting materials, pre-fabs, spells, and other recipes. Befriending monsters will help protect your land from other invaders.

DISCOVERY & ADVENTURE

Unlock the mysteries of the world through exploration and discovery. Travel to other planes to find rare resources needed to craft the most epic gear and strongholds. Explore underground caves & find dynamic dungeons. Rare and fantastical creatures are spread across the world waiting to be discovered. With the infinitely generating procedural voxel world, the only limit to your journeys is your imagination.

SKILLS & XP

Gain XP through combat, exploration and questing. Choose skills based on the type of player you want to be and the type of adventures you complete. Unlock wizard spells by finding hidden libraries full of tomes. Discover your faith and unlock priestly divine powers by finding lost temples. Become a powerful warrior by honing your skills in melee combat and smithing your own weapons and armor. You decide how your character progresses.

SOLO & MULTIPLAYER OPTIONS

Invite Friends – Have some friends come over and join your world so they can check out your epic castle or underground fortress. Have them help you finish building out your settlement or go on adventures together – whatever you want!

In-Game Server Browser – Check out what other players are up to if their game is open to the public. Filter search results and find the right game for you. Make friends and forge alliances across the planes of Astral Terra.

Persistent Progression – Across all servers, game worlds, planes and everything your characters maintain their progression and growth. No need to make a new character each time you join a new game and you won1t lose any progress. This way, the adventures truly never end!

Untold Universe

Massively Multiplayer Sandbox
Play with people from all around the world, team up to be stronger and shape entire worlds all together!

Build and Trade your Designs
Gather resources and use them to build anything from factories to spaceships then sell or use them to your own benefit!

Explore an Infinite Universe
Land on planets of different types, then explore and exploit them! New ones will be added as more players enter the universe.

Build the game together
Starting from a minimal set of features, we will build the game along with players. Join us to be part of it!

Choose your Weapon
We want everybody to play on their favorite OS and that’s why Untold Universe is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Lay down the first stone
Today, Untold Universe is still in development. Everything is possible, and your opinion does matter!

Ascend: Hand of Kul

Ascend: Hand of Kul is a free-to-play multiplayer action RPG. Experience the robust world that is Ascend with other players and watch the struggle unfold as the balance of power between the three alignments alters the world around you.

The time has come, and now your God needs a champion. Will you rise to the challenge?

Wage war for your God as a brutal Caos warrior on a unique journey to Ascension. Destroy the spawn of the Titan, Ascend Champions to invade other player’s games, and tip the balance in the Crusade between the three Gods. But the greatest rewards require the ultimate sacrifice—your character! Your Ascended Champions bestow abilities that shape your growing army into the ultimate Caos warriors.

Ultimate Prestige: Pledge your loyalty to one of the Three Gods – the chaotic Goddess of Darkness, the zealous God of Light, or the manipulative Lord of the Void – and pillage the land on their behalf. As you crush your enemies and spread your deity’s influence, other players will kneel before your rule.

Seamless Single and Multiplayer Gameplay: Play with AND against other gamers as you each journey through your own private yet parallel paths to Ascension.

Ascend: The largest rewards require the ultimate sacrifice – your character! But all is not lost, as each life dedicated to your god brings new abilities that help shape you into the ultimate Caos warrior.

Third-Person Action RPG: Behold the world as it changes dynamically beneath your feet, bowing to your growing power. As you discover the secret of defeating the Titans and secure your god’s dominion over the world, you’ll claim your place as a legend.

Ancient texts tell of sacred artifacts, imbued with the will of the Gods themselves. Are you ready for the challenges ahead?