Exiled Kingdoms announced

Exiled Kingdoms
David Ballestrino writes in to announced Exiled Kingdoms, an isometric action RPG he’s developing for PC and mobile platforms.

The premise:

A hundred years ago, it is said that the Empire fell, destroyed by mysterious forces from another world. Only a small part of humanity could flee to the Imperial colony of Varannar, where they tamed the land and proclaimed the struggling and always conflicting Exiled Kingdoms. But… who really cares about a century ago? You are a hungry adventurer, with no time for fairytales about Empires or Dark Magic (that likely are just lies anyways). And for once, luck seems to be on your side, for you received a letter from New Garand, stating that you are the sole beneficiary of a big inheritance… you don’t remember having 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 may eventually teach you that fairytales and legends can become, in fact, very real.

Ballestrino describes the game as free-roaming, in that “you can travel, explore, quest, or craft, as you choose,” although there is also a proper storyline for you to follow.

You can get a sense of the directions this game is heading in from the alpha trailer:

Exiled Kingdoms is planned to include the following features:

– Isometric engine with pre-rendered 3D graphics, like some of the best classics of the RPG genre.
– Explore a large, dynamic world! the Exiled Kingdoms are tough lands, where war and chaos has become commonplace. Explore dozens of areas freely, including forests, mountains, towns, deserts, dungeons, libraries, castles, caves…
– Customize your character choosing between 4 classes, 25 skills, and hundreds of different items.
– A detailed setting: as you travel you’ll find lots of designed conversations, quests and challenges, but also randomly-generated encounters and quests. You’ll never run out of things to do!
– Companions: you play a single character, but you can have mercenaries or adventurers as followers, and later on, be joined by several specific companions, which you can equip and level up. They have their own storylines and conversations, which you can discover if you make the right choices.
– Faction system: increase your reputation with each of the Kingdoms, or even with each town. Join guilds, become a celebrated hero… or a wanted criminal!
– Crafting: build your own stuff! gather ingredients, and make unique, powerful items that can give you an edge.

Ballestrino writes that he is looking for testers; the game is currently only playable on Android, for which the game is planned for release in September 2015. He states that an iOS port will follow in October, with a Windows and Mac version planned for release sometime this winter.

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