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Sui Generis is an original open world RPG for the PC featuring dynamic story and physics based gameplay.
Sui Generis is an original open world RPG for the PC featuring dynamic story and physics based gameplay.
Sui Generis is an original open world RPG for the PC featuring dynamic story and physics based gameplay.
6,931 backers pledged £160,055 to help bring this project to life.

New Public Video


Somewhat later than promised, here finally is a new public video!

During development it's easy to dismiss many glitches and other issues due to things being unfinished and as you know we are developing all technology in house. As we endeavoured to make this video we became determined to solve every issue we encountered rather than avoiding them or using temporary workarounds. We are after all making a game, not just videos. The game is now very stable, the perfomance is solid and we removed every glitch we could find.

While the game still deserves many tweaks and improvements, and we want to continue improving it almost indefinitely, we feel we've reached a good level of quality and functionality. We've avoided showing some aspects of the game that we don't feel are complete enough yet but we tried to convey the spirit of the game in the video's narrative. Hope you enjoy it!

Despite our efforts the Youtube playback of the video is not very good, you can download a high quality smoother version of the video here:
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    1. Creator Bassam Mokbel on November 19, 2013

      This looks extremely promising and - above all - very unique! Your whole approach seems so different than anything I've seen in this genre and, at the same time, very consequent and thorough. I personally do not care if the running animation looks strange, as long as it fits into the context of the overall concept of body physics that you guys pursue in this project. So, considering your small budget, I hope you will continue to focus on the core mechanics which seem to be quite revolutionary... that's just my humble opinion. Anyway, big respect to you guys, and keep up the great work!

    2. Creator William Mains on November 19, 2013

      Thanks for the update. While what I see in this new video looks nice, what I saw in the video from last year when you started the Kickstarter, that also looks nice. Comparing the two videos, I'm seeing much the same things. It's fine if most of what you are doing is working under the hood, like bug fixes you mentioned above, but maybe you can summarize what has been accomplished in the last year and what changes we should be looking at, when you post the videos.

    3. Creator Mr3Machine on November 19, 2013

      Looks phenomonal! Keep up the good work guys, so unique

    4. Creator Theobeau:OOoE\Mad man with a box/Exiled on November 19, 2013

      Thanks for showing us the video.

      The environment looks amazing and the interplay of light and shadow in the interiors was very impressive.

      Kudos also for showing us inventory, the effects of armour (or was I imaging that the chain and plate armour made the avatar move more slowly) and some of the grading of weapons.

      Agree with some of the comments below about the running animation and the slight clunkiness of part of the combat but as pointed out by Team SG and many backers, this is very, very early stuff.

      Keep up the great work.

    5. Creator Lost-brain -Obsidian Order Dark Goddess on November 19, 2013

      Thanks for the new video. As always, the game looks impressive. But I have to say that's I'm disappointed : I expected much, like example of interaction with npc or a sample of storytelling. It will be for the next time, I guess...

    6. Creator Joshua P. on November 19, 2013

      Takes shield from wall, disappears between weapon swings, teleports up walls, trips over chair, Captain Morgans a bench, teleports guy off ledge, ninjas some clothing. Wow!!!!!!!!! I suppose it is possible to raid corpses, carts, and literally anything not bolted down, or which is too large, or too heavy?

      It looks as if the functionality of the magic changes in combat, otherwise I would have expected the player to teleported behind the enemy and take a swing before the NPC could react. If this is true, I find it an interesting feature.

      Playing the video at high res and full screen, I get the impression that it can zoom out sufficiently, but that it could stand to zoom in more; perhaps so the player character is 25%-50% larger. I think this would be important with the fine weapon control, where as with a game like Diablo zoom level doesn't matter so much, because all attack and defense work regardless of click and mouse movement style. The straight down camera view is a little disconcerting for some reason.

      The impacts of the weapons look good to me, but the swings have a distinct marionette quality. I hope we will eventually see more sophisticated melee, with emulation of proper stances, balance through swings, and flow from attack to defense. At one point I noticed the player character wind up a swing, which is something an experienced swordsman wouldn't need to do; kind of like an amateur pulling their fist back, then punching, instead of just punching.

    7. Creator Mark Newcombe on November 18, 2013

      For Pre-Alpha, the core systems look like they are really coming along.
      The environment is looking superb.
      Combat question, in the video where the Toon is fighting the first man with a sword which our heroine later equips, was she swinging the same sword slower than the original owner?? or is it just me?
      I love the interaction with the environment, looks great.
      I laughed when you turned her around to equip the castle guards equipment... very modest :-)

      Keep up the good work.

    8. Creator Leewelo Lorekeeper on November 18, 2013

      Looks great. Awesome work and really what I expect from an interactive world.
      A (semi) controlable zoom would be a great feature.
      Comments below apply :-D.
      Will the collision detection be linked with localized damage and impairments?

    9. Creator Godewijn on November 18, 2013

      Awesome! Especially the water and rocks and the fact you can place objects wherever you please!

    10. Creator Josh Gunderson on November 18, 2013

      Looking great! I LOL'd when she tripped over the chair. :)

    11. Creator Christiaan on November 18, 2013

      Looks great. Love the physical interaction. I think the animation in general is already looking a lot better than previously, but it still needs work, especially in the footwork (needs to anticipate movement more, instead of trailing behind). With the run I think the main problem is that the torso and especially the hips are almost completely static. When the legs are moving like that the hips should be turning a lot and the body twisting to compensate (with the shoulders countering). Also the feet don't seem to really make contact with the ground when running, instead just sort of tapping it (which gives it a robotic feeling). Also the run could adapt more to speed and terrain, taking smaller steps when going slower and anticipating inclines with correct foot placement. Still, impressive strides forward, can't wait to see more!

    12. Creator Claus Lehmann Munch on November 18, 2013

      Tend to agree with the running part, but hey, it's pre-alpha stuff ;)

    13. Creator Claus Lehmann Munch on November 18, 2013

      It looks freaking awesome guys!! Keep it up!

    14. Creator Yukikaze on November 18, 2013



    15. Creator Gelsamel on November 18, 2013

      Looks great but you need to stagger the movement to match the steps so it doesn't look like the characters is sliding. Also people don't swing weapons that slowly, they're not massive weights that we can barely lift up, they're wieldy death machines.

    16. Creator catmorbid on November 18, 2013

      This is looking ever more incredible. The environments are absolutely astonishing and I really like the transition between outdoor and indoor. Especially the lack of loading screen inbetween. Also, dungeon looks like dungeon, and the physics based combat is looking ever more brilliant. I really wish you'll add a decent storytelling layer as well, because that would really make the game Shine.

    17. Creator Christian Morgan on November 18, 2013

      Looks great. And, whilst that blink spell is cool, I hope for your sake that it's only for testing... it's going to make level design/traps/mazes very difficult otherwise. It would also be an archer/sniper's dream. Blink up to the tower, snipe the guards, blink somewhere else... all kinds of fun for players, all kinds of nightmares for game designers!

      I look forward to seeing a new running effect and hearing the characters come to life with some dialogue. But there's no rush - keep doing what you're doing and believe in yourselves. You're doing well so far!

      One other question, does the game have to be played from so 'high' up? I'd personally prefer more of a first person/over the shoulder view (so I can see where I'm going, albeit at the expense of seeing what's behind me).

    18. Creator Matt W on November 18, 2013

      I liked that after combat there was some permanent health loss (I assume until you find food/medical help) but what I would like to see is location based damage.

      For example, You get a strong hit to the leg (especially the first enemy) and you are less nimble and limp. A hit to the arm makes you swing slower/not able to wield with that arm.

      Aside from the walking/running animation everyone else pointed out I loved the video. But don't be perfectionists when releasing content (especially to Kickstarters) bugs are fun to see too

    19. Creator Joen on November 18, 2013

      Looks great. Only thing I'd suggest is to give commoners and peasants much more colorful clothes, it will make the environment look less brown and also make it look closer to the real medieval world.

    20. Creator Hobbit on November 18, 2013

      With regards to all the walkin' an' runnin' comments, I think that just some light sway in the hips and shoulders is all that is missing.

      That aside, this looks incredible! The combat feels really natural, and all my praises to the graphic dpt director, THIS is what I call some damn good taste.

    21. Creator Insert Disk 2 on November 18, 2013

      The level designer deserves a lot of praise, that beach felt so natural, and the castle was very self-consistent, functionnal. Great work sir.

    22. Creator Shanee Nishry on November 18, 2013

      Beautiful... again :)

      Wish you guys were looking for programmers to join you, that's just the project I'd love to work on. Good luck!

    23. Creator Luca on November 18, 2013

      Oh, BTW, physics is great but pikes for example can't be used like that... You need weapon-specific moves and combat style.

    24. Creator Luca on November 18, 2013

      I agree with previous comments: bad running anim (floating static body and just legs moving)...
      Everything else is great and VERY promising but I understand there's a lot of work still to do in environmental design etc. Of course also grass/trees, insects, birds... in short flora and fauna are still missing...
      Great work on the engine/physics/interaction and AI (I like how the enemy interrupts his blows when player disappears: no fixed anims and real time reaction)! And I like drag'n'drop for items in real-time... fast and efficient.

    25. Creator Slušnej Hodňák on November 18, 2013

      p.s. Agree with the user Netzbummler: The thing that you meet someone and without any other reason or motivation you need to fight immediately is somehow funny and it spoils the sense of "reality" uterly:)

    26. Creator Slušnej Hodňák on November 18, 2013

      It looks really fantastic regarding the physics and movement, except the running. The character looks like it is held on some puppet strings from above. It stays in one "balance level" all the time. There is no sense of gravity influencing his/her body which feels a little bit claustrofobic. The rest looks amazing and if this thing is tweaked somehow it will be almost perfect.

    27. Creator Netzbummler on November 18, 2013

      Well, apart from the ridiculously bad running animation and the fact that interacting with NPCs right now just means fighting to the death, the game looks really beautiful. However, I feel that right now, it's a very static environment. I do hope that in the final version, it will feature more NPCs, more clutter, more dirt and more signs of human life. Animals would be a nice addition, too. Still, you gave me much hope that my money was not wasted and that the final product will be everything I wished for.

    28. Creator Jonathan St-Yves on November 18, 2013

      This is my most anticipated game by far. The combat looks awesome. I like how everything is so integrated and realistic, really helps with the immersion. All the new stuff (magic, impersonation) is really great too.

      Off the top of my head, a couple of things to watch out for:
      -Magic looks overpowered. The combat tricks are fine since I guess killing ogres will still be very hard. I wonder how teleportation will be handled without breaking the game. Still pretty cool if the challenge to get these powers as great as the reward.
      -That running animation.
      -I hope the game will feature a variety of challenge to meet with those who will master the combat. Also is multiplayer duels a possibility?

      I didn't expect that much from the video, everything is so polished. I can only wonder what kind of NPC interaction and interactive world you guys will come up with.
      Great work.

    29. Creator Morrandir on November 18, 2013

      Same here. Only thing I disliked was the running animation.
      Keep up the good work! :-)

    30. Creator Ven on November 18, 2013

      After watching 1st minute of the video, I have to leave a comment - the best fight scene in computer games! What you've done is unbelievable. It's so natural, and the world looks great, and the editor is exceptional (I wish they used some of your world generator technology in Diablo). The only thing that bothers me is the running animation, if you nail it, the game should be exceptionally immersive. Keep up with great work!

    31. Creator Kim Fredrik Svendsen on November 18, 2013

      Wow! Now were talking. ;)

    32. Creator bulldog on November 18, 2013

      Wow this is incredible. I upgraded my pledge, please keep up the good work,

    33. Creator Joey Viner on November 17, 2013

      This looks so good, holy cow, very impressive... *upgraded my pledge tier*, thanks for the link

    34. Creator Kaax on November 17, 2013

      I love the fighting-speed! This is what makes it so thrilling to watch the progress of each fight, even as a spectator :) Can't wait to stumble over chairs ;)

    35. Creator GAMEHORDER on November 17, 2013

      I really hope we can knock people off of walls to their deaths... the "disguise" part is really cool too

    36. Creator Jonny on November 17, 2013

      Looks awesome!

    37. Creator Bare Mettle Entertainment on November 17, 2013

      Obviously with what we raised so far our resources are extremely limited. We are still accepting contributions on our website

      So... Yes please!

    38. Creator Leon Chia on November 17, 2013

      This looks really good! Do you need more money? :)

    39. Creator onyxhammer on November 17, 2013

      Beautiful world you are creating. Love the Castle. Combat looks great. I can't wait to try it out when it is ready. The walking needs tweaking like others have said but that it just nit picking compared to all the progress already made.

    40. Creator Mebahell on November 17, 2013

      I think tomorrow I will rewatch it and cry because the game isn't already complete ç_ç

    41. Creator Koshinator on November 17, 2013

      Looking very good... running animation needs a bit of work, but otherwise excellent stuff.

    42. Creator Xriah on November 17, 2013

      Dammit Bare Mettle...stop it!

      I'm trying to FORGET that I can't play this amazing game right now!

    43. Creator Anders T.N on November 17, 2013

      First things first; I love the water. As a student working with OpenGL I found that incredibly impressive. Liked the spell (BTW do you need those books to learn/perform spells?). I also liked the fact that you could dress up as a guard. If that's a non scripted sequence it's really impressive as very few RPG's take that route unless it's scripted to work in a particular setting.

      There were some things related to the animations which I felt was a bit off. That being said were not bad all over but you did get the sensation that the feet of the character and the torso was a bit out of tune at times. Also here running would look more convincing if it varied a bit in pace. Say for instance she could slow down a bit if she was running up a hill or on wet grass or slippery rocks. I think this would be very in-line with your physics system ;)

      Keep up the good work (and a happy Yuletide if this should be the last post before X-Mas)

    44. Creator David Mann on November 17, 2013

      Other games have talked about realistic combat, feeling the weight of melee combat. Oblivion and later Skyrim leap to mind as examples, but this is the first time -- through only a video, not even playing the game -- that I have felt it.

      Nice work. You guys have skills. Keep doing what you're doing.

    45. Creator Mebahell on November 17, 2013

      I like what I see and the creative use of magic.
      Especially at 10:01 (trolling as a offense tactic :D ) X3 X3 X3

    46. Creator Knight Porter on November 17, 2013

      99% of this video was utterly amazing. I love it all. AWESOME work.

      That being said, there's one thing I really want to know...

      Please please PLEASE tell me that the "running on flat terrain" animation is WIP. Everything else looks amazing, so I'm really hoping that you just haven't gotten to that yet.

    47. Creator Chris on November 17, 2013

      It almost got X Rated there! Was dissapointed it didn't :(.

      Anyways, awesome footage, glad I could see it!

    48. Creator Wouttonio on November 17, 2013

      Amazing footage! This makes me extremely thrilled to have backed this project! I really love the realism of the physics and the fighting. Not everyone is going to appreciate the realistic fighting speeds, as some seem to think humans have super strength and speed, but alas, we do not. When hit with a sword, you bleed and are in pain, but you won't fly 20 feet through the air. Bare Mettle understands this!

      When giving my honest opinion, here's some (hopefully constructive) criticism; I'm not crazy about the walking animation. The fact it looks like an animation to me, is what makes it slightly unrealistic in my eyes. I'm still undecided if the feet/legs are moving too slow or too fast, but it doesn't seem right. Unlike the rest of the game, which looks astonishingly real. From the lighting, to the way the person places his/her feet when standing halfway on staircases or objects! Falling over is also hilariously realistic.

      In my opinion, the 'feel' of a game is the most important of all aspects. If a game feels right, it can have a crappy storyline and it can have horrible graphics, it would still be a great game. Sui Generis sure seems to have an amazing vibe around it, as far as I can tell by looking at these videos. We know the graphics are great, but the storyline? We'll have to see about that but I'm confident you'll get that right as well. Keep up the great work! :)

    49. Creator Simon Cottee on November 17, 2013

      Looks so great! Love the house decoration. The running does have that floaty mechanical feel, which will be a challenge as it's using the physics engine. I guess it needs that weight to it and the steps feeling like they are planting and making contact.
      Hope that teleportation ability is an alpha demo spell ability, or at least incredibly high level Mage thing. You'd never bother walking again!

      Can't wait. Combat looks really great. It'd be fun if there was a wounded fighting state and the AI behaving with self preservation in mind.

    50. Creator Austin Andrews on November 17, 2013

      Very impressive. The integration between items and the world looks so smooth.