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Game News Exclusive Reveal: Realms Beyond, an upcoming fantasy RPG from the developers of Chaos Chronicles

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Ceres Games; Chaos Chronicles; Realms Beyond

    With the release of Demons Age earlier this month, I declared that the Chaos Chronicles saga had finally reached a sad end. It turns out I may have been too hasty. You might be aware that Peter "Hobgoblin42" Ohlmann, lead developer on Chaos Chronicles, left his job at SpellfForce 3 studio Grimlore Games last August, with plans to work on a mysterious indie RPG pet project on a full-time basis. Today he and his team, who call themselves Ceres Games and include our very own JarlFrank among their ranks, are finally ready to reveal their game to the world. I'm very happy to introduce Realms Beyond, a classical turn-based fantasy RPG based on Wizards of the Coast's Open Gaming License. That's right, it's Chaos Chronicles reborn. Behold:



    Realms Beyond is a classically inspired fantasy role-playing computer 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. Adapting and responding to the player’s interactions with the world, you will find a depth and richness for your adventures that combines the very best of traditional gameplay with modern-day technologies. The result is a game world that comes alive, brimming with undiscovered stories, content, mysteries, and challenges.

    Key Features:
    • Turn-based combat, featuring many favorite spells, feats and actions, based on 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 graphic engine that combines zoomable 2D and 3D technology to bring to the screen a never-before-seen amount of detail
    • A bustling open world, spanning entire continents, replete with believable NPCs, complex cultures, factions, societies and a fascinating history
    • Create a party of up to six characters, with customizable appearance, ranging from 7 different races and 8 different classes
    • More than one hundred spells, each with unique, stunning visual effects
    • Thousands of individual items to use and interact with
    • An epic storyline, 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 UrWelt RPG Engine framework
    Platform: PC Windows

    Planned Release Date: 2019
    Additional details, screenshots, videos and more are available at Realms Beyond's official website. Hurrah!
     
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    Damn, what a plot twist! And these are the same art assets of Chaos Chronicles... and of Demons Age. What a bizarre development...
     
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  3. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arbiter

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    Getting strong Ultima vibes, which is always a plus, but reading that list of features you have to wonder if they are biting more than they can chew.

    Also, still bitter about how Chaos Chronicles ended.
     
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    What the hell is JarlFrank doing there?
     
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  5. TheSentinel Magister

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    mite be incredibly cool
    camera perspective is completely fucked however
     
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    Look forward to finding out what this game turns in to.
     
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    They said it was epic, so I'm sold.

    In all seriousness, though, it looks like it has potential.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Wait till this one runs out of money too.
     
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    You had me at SRD
     
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    Looks great, but over-promises. Would be smarter to start with a smaller, tighter game, and then do a same-engine bigger sequel
     
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  12. Chrio Novice

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    What has Demons Age to do with this game (same developers?)? Didnt find any information, also seems the game (Demons Age) got deleted from Steam?


    Music from the trailers is quite nice.
     
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    Some shovelware dipshits acquired the CC assets/rights after it was cancelled, rolled around drinking cock on the rocks for a while then released it as a literally half-finished pre-alpha mess called Demons Age.
     
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    Ah thanks.
     
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    Eh, if it doesn't include instant teleportation to quest NPCs it's not a true Codex made RPG
     
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    Holy shit YES!

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    I've been in mourning since I've learned of Chaos Chronicles demise. Today, this mourning finally ends!

    :fuuyeah:
     
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    The engine looks good. Now just hire Avellone, I heard he do anything these days :cool:
     
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    This makes me hopeful!



    Let me prepare my vaseline to prep for the dissapointment.
     
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    Guybrush Threepwood cameo? :)
     
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    Wow, kudos to Hobgoblin42. It's inspiring how he never gave up.
    In any case, this sounds really fucking great! Consider me hyped.
    Also, I really liked the music for the coastal town :)

    Do they have a publisher in mind ? I'd hate to see a reiteration of CC's tragedy...
     
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    Epic! Massive! Uncounted! Sprawling! Bustling! Hundreds! Thousands! Complex!

    Sure sounds like an ambitious plan for a very bigly RPG. I wouldn't get too excited just yet.
     
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    Why, he is a published author and renown illustrator?

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    So yeah, I guess he can brew coffee and do the dishes or something.
     
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