Build up your empire and lead a massive war in this army-commanding RPG.
WELCOME TO THE ANCIENT LAND OF REX
- Immerse yourself in lush graphics and vivid scenes
- Awesome Horse Combat
- A large game world to explore[10+ real world miles]
- Full character dialogue with FaceFX
- Character Customization: You can become who YOU want to be
- Totally Non-Linear story line: Go where you want, when you want
- Dozens of quests to complete
- Interact with interesting NPCs
- Arena Combat
Fortis Rex will feature arena combat, where you can fight for honor and gold.
Journey to an ancient land, full of mystery and wonder. You play the
role of the Traveller, who one day wandered into the ancient land of
Rex, where a tyrannical Emperor rules over his kingdom with an iron
fist. All who even speak against his policies are executed, and the
people live in fear of his dominance. The Emperors 400 year war against
the Imperial Rebels has drained the coffers of both factions, and the
time is right for a new King. Generation after generation has fought and
died over an ideal that all but the Emperor's descendants have
forgotten about. It has been foretold by the Elders of Tarra that a
stranger will come from a distant land, and will unite the Empire again
under one banner. Support the Emperor, the King of the Imperial Rebels,
or carve your own path and become King, it's your choice.
Roam the land helping(or harming) the inhabitants of Rex, and join one(or multiple) factions intent on bending the future of the Empire to their will. The game world will respond to your actions, whether you choose to be the King or allow someone else to wear the Crown. Choose to do good or evil actions, and watch the game world respond to your own unique personality. In the world of Rex gunslingers and swordsmen travel the land, and compete with one another over resources and people. This is also another smaller war that is happening within Rex: the war between the ideal of traditionalism and modernism. The traditionalists seek to maintain the ancient ways, while the modernists seek to bring technology to the land of Rex. You can also join one of these factions as well, and become a supporter of either traditionalism or technology, but beware, your actions are always being watched and the game world will respond to who you support.
THE GAME WORLD
This ancient stone-mining pit stands on the south-central section of Rex. It's stone has built most of the major cities in Rex, and is the chief source of stone in Rex.
There are 40 villages throughout the land of Rex. Explore these unique villages and complete the quests the way you want.
The ancient city of Tarra is the seat of the Elders, the council who oversee prophecy and help the citizens of Rex. They have always been at odds with the Emperor, but tolerated because of their high status.
Ancient Warrior Statue
This ancient ruins outside the city of Tarra has been visited by warriors for centuries for inspiration to live by the Warrior's Creed. It is also a favored raiding spot for bandits.
The ancient seat of the Empire. Here the Emperor sits on his throne and plots to keep the Empire from rebelling more than it already has, and crush rebellions in progress.
The oldest city in all of the Empire. It is the seat of The Traditionalists Guild and is at odds with the city of Nelson and the supporters of The Technologists Guild. The Traditionalists are against the use of technology and support using ancient weapons such as swords and bows. Entholm is about half the size of Nelson, but it has a larger number of supporters, making Entholm one of the most heavily populated cities in all of the Empire. The symbol of Entholm and the center building is the Tower Of The Globe, an ancient gigantic tower with a massive ball at the end. The Globe is a symbol of the world, and some have even said that the ancients built this tower to symbolize their belief that Entholm was at the center of the world.
The home of The Guild Of Cartographers, and reputed stronghold of the Imperial Rebels, although all inquiries into the matter by the Emperor seem to come to naught. This is the largest city in the Empire, and the most heavily fortified and defended by Imperial retainers. Nelson is also the seat of The Technologists Guild and is the foremost authority on spreading technological innovations to the land of Rex. Nelson is in a war with the city of Entholm, against the direction of the Emperor, because of Entholms support of The Traditionalists Guild.
The Realm Of Paltorias
The Realm of an ancient King known as Paltorias. It is overgrown and
unkempt, and all expeditions into this realm have not returned. It is still
a mystery exactly what lies within the Realm of Paltorias: all we know for
sure is that someone or something keeps destroying our expeditions...
The Imperials are one of the most ancient factions in the Realm Of Rex.
They are at war with The Imperial Rebels, The Bandits, and the ever
troublesome Pirates. The Imperials have stations and garrisons in just about every city and town in the Empire. The seat and very heart of Imperial power lies in the city of Algoth. The total power of the Imperials is magnificent, mostly because they support both the Technologists and the Traditionalists. If one had designs on collapsing Imperial power, they would have to find a way to get the Imperials to join one side or the other...
The Imperial Rebels
The Imperial Rebels split from their parent faction, The Imperials, 400
years ago. The reason they split is still a debate to this day, but the
common reason is that they disagreed with Imperial methods and the massive amount of corruption in the Empire. They are at war with The Imperials, the Bandits, and the Pirates. Just like the Imperials, however, they support both sides of the side conflict, both the Technologists and the Traditionalists. In fact, it has been rumored that Rebel technology is actually more advanced than that of the Empire. It is rumored that the Imperial Rebels maintain a stronghold in the city of Nelson, although this is just a rumor, because all Imperial inquiries into the matter have come to naught...
The Bandits are the "People From The Forest". They dwell among the trees and from time to time raid and rob from their local village or the unsuspecting wayfarer. The Bandits are at war with all other factions, as their only friend and primary motivation is the attainment of gold.
The Pirates are very similar to the Bandits, except they like to sail up and down the river of Rex and throughout the world raiding coastal villages. They have also been known to put up blockades on railroad tracks and hold up entire trains.
The Technologists Guild
Supporters of technology and the primary ideas behind the development of new technology. Their armament includes guns, and new deadly developments in this area have recently come to light. Repeater muskets and a new innovation, rifles, have surfaced out of Nelson. These deadly weapons weaken the cause of the Traditionalists.
The Traditionalists Guild
The keepers of the traditional ways, and the opposers of the development of new technology. The Traditionalists Guild support the abolishment of technology, as they claim that it takes away from the rights of the people to do work for themselves. They say that trains will eventually rule out the need for horses, and guns will take the chivalry out of warfare. They support the use of bows and swords, and melee warfare, as they claim that it is honorable to fight with these forms of weapons, and it is dishonorable to use technology on the battlefield.
The Guild Of Cartographers
Based in Nelson, the Guild of Cartographers are responsible for putting the world of Rex on the map, literally. They are employed by the Empire and well payed, as their work is very dangerous(bandits, pirates, and other individuals who seek to do the Guild harm).
The Eye Of The Emperor
A branch of the Empire that watches the towns and cities all around Rex, to guard against rebellion and monitor bandit invasions. They are the "spies" of the Empire, although they are not called by this name and take offense to the term. They preferred to be called "Guardians", and are regularly called by this name in the Empire, although outsiders call them by other choice names...
MEET THE TEAM!
Travis Crane- A professional voice actor who has worked on numerous titles, including the recent Kickstarter success, Kitaru. Travis will play multiple roles in Fortis Rex, including the voice of the Imperial King and the Imperial Rebel King. TRAVIS CRANES OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE:
Mitchell Dunnam- Our chief concept artist
Jason Cathey- A talented music designer for Fortis Rex, and also an accomplished beta tester.
Mihai Nicula- An exceptional environment artist and 3d modeller. He is the chief of environment modelling and also a beta tester.
Iain Polson- The composer of our custom music and founder of Polson Music. He has created epic soundtracks for us and we look forward to hearing more music from him.
Hong Wen- A recent addition to our team, he is an excellent 3d Modeller and graphic designer. We are glad to have him aboard!
Thank you all so much for your support of Fortis Rex! Many people have been saying that $7000 is kind of a modest amount. We set this goal to cover just the basics of the game(the programs, game art, etc.), but in the event that our campaign goes over $7000, we have published these stretch goals to give an idea of how the money will be used:
$8,000: Supreme New Hardware for developing Fortis Rex
$10,000: November 2013 Completion Date(as we can purchase most of the models instead of creating them)
$14,000: Extra custom music, October 2013 Completion Date
$16,000: Extra models for Fortis Rex(Character armor and weapons, places to explore, and more enemies)
$25,000+: August 2013 Completion Date, Even More Models
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!
Thank you so much everyone for looking, and thanks to Kickstarter as well!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Programming Difficulties(such as Bugs)- software bugs can be a major hindrance to any piece of software, especially something as complex as a video game. We will address bugs as they come up, and build a strong beta testing team, and respond to all feedback regarding bugs, to immediately fix them as they arise.
Fortis Rex chronicles the players rise to power to become King of all of the world of Rex. You can complete dozens of side quests and dozens more main story quests in order to achieve this goal, or you can let the Imperials or the Imperial Rebels become the ruling faction. There are twists and turns throughout the story line and its totally non-linear, so you can go where you want at any time and seek any adventure you want.
The 7,000 dollars is the core amount for just the programs needed to complete the game, and a small amount of game art(buildings, characters, etc.). Our team decided to model most of the art ourselves(as we recently added a new modeller). We could hire additional team members and complete the game before December 2013 with additional funds, however.
Fortis Rex plays out like a lot of RPGS(exploration, comabat, etc), but the difference in Fortis Rex is excellent, intuitive horse combat and the ability to command your own custom army. There will be castle sieges and battles with hundreds of units. There won't be any micromanagement of your castle in-game, but there is an economic system with traders going from town to town. The main focus of the game, however, is combat, with troops being recruited from villages and taverns in cities, and upgraded as they gain levels to more powerful troops.The action sequences in the video were made in-game and are part of the gameplay. The camera is a 3 dimensional orbit cam that orbits around the player(and the horse if mounted), so that you can view yourself.
Fortis Rex supports battles with hundreds of unique, individual units, with independent animations and actions. Even on a modest CPU and Video Card Fortis Rex will support battles of up to 100 units(50 on your side, and 50 on the enemy side).
Fortis Rex: Rise Of The King Minimum System Requirements:
Windows 7/Vista/XP Pc (32 OR 64 bit)
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
2 GB RAM
5 GB Free Hard Drive Space
DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB RAM
DirectX compatible sound card
Recommended System Requirements:
Windows 7/Vista/XP Pc (32 OR 64 bit)
Processor: Quad-core Intel or equivalent processor
4 GB RAM
5 GB Free Hard Drive Space
DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 1 GB or Greater RAM(Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or equivalent Radeon card)
DirectX compatible sound card
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