Help us produce our first game, Fortis Rex Rise Of The King, an Army-Commanding RPG.
Fortis Rex: Rise Of The King, an army commanding Role Playing Game being developed by the small indie studio, Ancient Realms Studios.
Ancient Realms Studios was founded in 2012 with a multinational team from over 4 different countries. We are dedicated to the production of the game, but we need your help in order to keep the game production running at full efficiency. Let me present to you our game, Fortis Rex: Rise Of The King.
Fortis Rex is an army commanding, High-Medieval Role Playing Game, which means that you have the ability to create your own custom army of troops such as Knights, Musketman, Swordsmen, Archers, and specialized troops that you can only get if you join a special faction in Fortis Rex. Another big feature of Fortis Rex is the Horse Combat, which uses direction from the player camera to launch attacks.
IN GAME FACTIONS:
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...
SYSTEMS IN FORTIS REX:
There are numerous systems that make up Fortis Rex: Combat(both ground and horse), the different menus in Fortis Rex, facial generation, dialogue and quests, bartering and trade, and much more.
THE GAME WORLD
There are over 40 villages in Fortis Rex, and each one has a village elder that you can recruit peasants from, these peasants can be upgraded to stronger troops so that you can restore order to the land, and make yourself King.
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. This statue is a symbol of victory.
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 also several other places in Fortis Rex that we are working on. By The end of October, this year 2013 we hope to have about 40 percent of the game world completed, as well as tons of additional features.
Old Roman Gladius:
Norse Bearded Axe:
Old Rusty Roman Gladius:
MEET THE TEAM!
Heres a brief introduction of who we are:
Justin Nelson- Lead Developer for Ancient Realms Studios, loves Medieval Stuff.
Dario Vallesi- Our lead music developer, Dario is a singer, producer and music composer from Travel Sound Lab.
We started collaborating during our first Kickstarter project, and his work is top notch. So far he has composed eight tracks for Fortis Rex, and is still going. Here are a few samples of his work:
Tuan Nguyen- Our lead programmer, also loves medieval stuff :)
Shaul Hadar- Professional music composer from Israel, here is a sample of his work:
Travis Crane- A professional voice actor who has worked on numerous titles. 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:
Chris Thurman- Voice actor for Fortis Rex, Lives In Texas. Here is a link to his Voices Page:
Ben Forg- Lead SpeedTree and story designer, lives In Canada.
Dustin Lee Bean- Level Designer and assistant story designer
Raino Sommer- Lead character armor and weapon designer, very skilled with 3ds Max and photoshop with over 10 years experience. Also works at Esim games.
Nicula Mihai Adrian- Level Designer with a long list of programs that he has proficiency in, including 3ds Max, Photoshop, CrazyBump, and Unreal Development Kit(UDK). Lives in Romania. Here is a link to some of his work:
Simen Andersen- Voice actor, Lives in Norway.
Mitchell Dunnam- Art Director and Lead concept artist.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Bugs are the biggest challenges in Fortis Rex. As this is our first game, it's taking much of our effort to polish gameplay and remove as many bugs as possible, to make for a smooth gameplay experience.
Of course, any extra would definitely help, but we set the project for just the minimum needed to purchase legal documents to send to our members, legal fees such as trademark and copyright fees, and a few new models to make Fortis Rex much better(we plan to buy a few new character models and some new buildings). We appreciate your generous support!
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