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About

Runeous is a 2 part project with... 2 parts!

Both a Visual Novel and Youtube 'film' both released for FREE!

These will be released in 2 parts (Or episodes)

Episode 1 ready, you'll find a download at the bottom of the page! We are now beginning to turn our attention to Episode 2, and that's where you come in!

The first episode has taken just over a year to produce due to the entire team working on a volunteer basis. We have taken no money from the project and we're giving it away for free. However with funding we can reduce the time it takes to create the second episode and add awesome extras!

Gameplay screenshot
Gameplay screenshot

SYNOPSIS

The story follows a small group of heroes in a world ravished by the wars of its past. 

Rune stones possessing magical qualities are what fuel the industry, their secrets long ago lost. Humans research them to unlock their hidden potential. Overpopulation in cities built for far fewer inhabitants. Homes built atop homes with giant walkways connecting the various levels together.

The world of Ceir'a faces a new threat. It is here that Leif, a young runic apprentice meets a Jacawi tribeswoman Eme. Together they must overcome the differences of their people and unite the factions to thwart the rising evil empire. Though not all is as it seems when the very fabric of nature begins to fall apart!

CHARACTERS

THE WORLD OF CEIR'A

The world of Ceir’a holds much forgotten history and lore in which the story uncovers. From the great Runic Wars to the stories present day. A world tattered and scarred from the Wars of its past. In an attempt to rebuild towns and cities from an overcrowded population meant towering buildings had to be created to home its inhabitants. The capital city of Avaria created huge walkways on various levels of the city to enable its inhabitants to freely move around. Many levels containing marketplaces, airship docks and various government buildings such as the Runic Academy, Military barracks and its own respective Military Academy.

In-game backgrounds
In-game backgrounds

Where is your money going?

Well we want to be as transparent as possible when it comes to your precious money! That's why I'm happy to tell you that the game will be released regardless of our funding here!

"...Whaaattt?? So why do you need OUR money?"

It's quite simple really. We're a small team dedicating our free time between work, college and our real life problems. We're 100% dedicated to this game and we're going to see this thing through to the end if you like it or not! To that end the base £2000 will go to our amazing team members so that they can rest easy with a few of their bills paid and focus more time on the game, meaning better quality and faster turn around! We will be able to include more assets and a longer playtime.

We have implemented stretch goals that will allow us to raise the funds going to each team member. With these funds our team can improve upon their area of the game. More Artwork/CGs, music, sound effects and improved/longer plot.

At current, the second episode will at least double in length of the first.

             
     

Get Part 1 on Windows Now:

(Mac coming soon!)

Risks and challenges

Having developed Episode 1 already, we understand the workload required to finish our project. In fact we're already fully prepared to do so.
Without funding however, the second part will remain just as time consuming as the first as our volunteer team have to dedicate a lot of time to jobs in order to pay the bills. This means they need to spend more time on commissions in their free time than being able to work on the project.

With backing, this can eliminate that problem! Giving the extra funding to them means less time on commissions and more time on development!

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