Exiled Kingdoms enters beta

Exiled Kingdoms
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Phew! This month has been crazily busy–time to start making up for lost time and catching everyone up on the latest indie RPG news! Where to start…

First, David Ballestrino writes in to announce that his open world, isometric action RPG Exiled Kingdoms (previously covered back in August) is in beta, and has been released in that form on Google Play for Android.

The premise:

A century ago, the Andorian Empire was destroyed by a magical cataclysm that brought The Horrors into our world; humanity was nearly annihilated. Many thousands managed to escape sailing away to the Imperial Colony of Varannar: a savage island, dangerous and unexplored. Mistrust and blame made impossible to elect a new Emperor, and the four Exiled Kingdoms were proclaimed.

Nowadays, the ragtag kingdoms still struggle to survive in a harsh land, often waging war on each other. Empire and the Horrors are, for many, just old legends and fairytales. You are a novice adventurer, rarely paying attention to such old stories; you’re more concerned with your latest misadventures and lack of gold.

But for once, luck seems to be on your side. You received a letter from New Garand, stating that you are the sole beneficiary of a big inheritance. You don’t remember any relatives in the capital of the Kingdom of Varsilia, but certainly that won’t stop you from an opportunity like this! The road to New Garand will reveal many surprises, and will teach you that fairytales and legends can become, in fact, very real.

Here’s an updated trailer for the game, which pretty well gets across the gist of the game:

Ballestrino lists the game’s features as follows:

• Real-time combat against all kinds of different monsters and beasts, from vicious goblins to raging minotaurs and wyverns.
• Explore all kind of environments freely: forests and caves, cities, ancient tombs and remote valleys.
• Customize your character choosing between 4 classes, 40 skills and hundreds of different items.
• Dozens of quests to solve, many with unique rewards.
• Talk to hundreds of non-player characters, solve mysteries, make friends and enemies.
• Roam the world freely, the game is completely non-linear and you can pretty much go anywhere you want. Become a tomb robber, or a bounty hunter, it’s up to you!
• Work on your reputation to become a hero of one or more of the kingdoms or guilds. Eventually you can become a knight, a high mage, a hero… or a villiain.

The game is free to download in a sort of demo form, with about a dozen areas freely accessible consisting of 5 large outdoor maps, several dungeons, and 6 completable quests (as well as a level cap of 4).

Beyond that, it’s $2.95 to unlock the rest of the beta, which currently has over 60 areas, 33 quests+infinite procedural quests, and approximately 25-30 hours of gameplay. Ballestrino states that he is going to continue adding content weekly until the game hits version 1.0, at which point he hopes to have more than twice as much content in the game.

The Exiled Kingdoms beta for Android is available right here. The game is planned for released on iOS in late January 2016, and for PC in March 2016.

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