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Looking for MMO? Gloria Victis: MMO RPG with mature plot set in Dark Ages; advanced crafting, housing systems and dynamic PvP.

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We would like to announce that we have received an official support from:
Steffen Ruehl responsible for the plot in Gothic 1 and
Kai Rosenkranz who was the sound engineer and composer for Gothic 1-3 and Risen.
We've began the cooperation with their company "Nevigo" in connection to the plot and game design solutions called Articy:draft.

We are honored to announce that Dan Livingstone and Succeed with Plymouth University have taken our project under their patronage. We are so very proud that one of the best British universities, with many years of experience and a long history of tutoring future game developers, has decided to support our initiative.

Thank you very much!

Update # 17 More screenshots!

Update # 16 Gloria Victis Weather Announcement

Update #15 Shape your destiny: character development in GV

Update #14 Shape your destiny in Gloria Victis

Update #13 Speedart #2 Creating diffusion map in Adobe Photoshop using witch as an example. Part 2


Update #12 Questing in Gloria Victis and community news!


Update #11 PvP Tournament Video, Support from makers of Gothic, Pre-alpha Keys and Referral system!

Update #10 Plymouth University gives their suport to Gloria Victis!


Update #9 Additional add-ons now available!

Update #8 Speedart #1 Creating diffusion map using witch as an example

Update #7 Housing system and PvP tournament announcement!

Update #6 New soundtrack on Youtube and what's to come tomorrow


Update #5 Crafting - How to make beer!

Update #4 Shox Guard - Anti-Cheat Security System.

Update #3 A short journey in to the world of Gloria Victis [Video included]

Update #2 Extended KickStarter rewards: In-game currency!

Update #1 Hello Kickstarter! Looking good! And some screenshots as a bonus.

Soundtrack

Imagine that you land in a world 20 years after chaotic and bloody events have swept across the entire continent in a wave of wars, crusades and unexplained murders. You are a pivot in the middle of the conflict between the descendants of the world's first makers.

You can take one of the sides, join a guild, family or order and in their name retake sacred grounds that other families are trying to claim. You can join with your friends and follow the trail of missing artifacts surrounded by legends. You can delve into the mysteries of unnerving events, learn the history and take possession of the wisdom and glory it holds.

Beware though, for your every step will be watched by enemies who will lie in wait for a your moment of weakness. When the time is right for them, they shall take away what is dearest to you.

We are an independent team and our goal is creating a computer game that will be a mix of MMO and a classic RPG. Our product, called "Gloria Victis", is set in a grim world that is strongly inspired by medieval reality.


The gameplay will allow multiple players to interact at the same time, in the same world. It focuses on a non-linear, multi-plot story with an extensive dialogue system that has plenty of options to choose from, as defined by character's reputation. We will feature a system of clothing and equipment which is designed after authentic medieval replicas; which is a novelty in MMORPG's today. We will not only introduce a huge selection of items, but also the possibility of merging them together.

And dynamic weather!

Crafting in Gloria Victis is divided into 10 crafts and player will be able to use only two of them simultaneously. This limit is introduced to stimulate trading among craftsmen and encourage them to join craftsmanship guilds.
What benefits you will gain after joining craftsmanship guild ?

First, you will establish and maintain relations with people, whose craft items of the same category. Together, they can perform “crafting” tasks and gain achievements that will influence on crafting skills of craftsmanship guild's members as well as enable them to build instantiated abodes, where highest quality items can be manufactured.

Our game strongly involves the aspect of equipment manufacturing, thus we have decided to incorporate innovative solutions that are less popular in other MMO games, however in this way we came across players' demands.

Second, all items that players are able to acquire during playing Gloria Victis will be dependent on enemy, which you will be fighting against. For example, if you will kill boar, don't expect to find armor that he could swallow before, rather expect of learning the skill how to skin boar and craft the armor yourself.

Third, we emphasize realism in Gloria Victis therefore we contact and consult people whose every-day profession is the same or similar to equivalents in our game.
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Black Eye Games is an Indie studio that unites over 30 experienced developers. Some of us were a part of the teams that brought you 'The Witcher' or 'Neverwinter Nights'. Among us there are also team members who are working as Software Engineers in huge corporations such as Motorola Solutions Poland.

Our team has been working together for over half of a year and the years-long experience we've gathered allows us to persistently move towards our goal, a completed Gloria Victis.

Black Eye Games is an innovative team of developers skilled in the many areas of computer game development. Our team is completely filled out with 3D artists, animators, 2D concept artists, level designers, programmers, scripters, sound engineers and security specialists, amongst many others.


We work closely with medieval enthusiasts and knight brotherhoods to offer you the souvenirs on this page; which are crafted in a medieval smithy using the same techniques that were used in ages past.

Up until now, Gloria Victis was a game was being developed by a team on their own free time and without any budget whatsoever. However, it is our hope to speed up the process so that the game is released in the upcoming months. That's why we decided to offer you a possibility to co-operate with
us and help in the game's creation and development.


Your support will be a clear signal for us that you like the idea of an MMORPG in the medieval theme. And we, as a token of our gratitude, will place upon your hands an official thanks and the quickest access to Gloria Victis servers.

Additionally, we will reward you with a broad variety of gadgets - both virtual and physical items (all of which are hand-made by craftsmen using medieval tools) to enrich your in-game experiences.


A detailed list of gadgets and privileges, offered by us as a thank you for backing our idea financially, is available to the side. Moreover, it's worth saying that each and every payment will result in a higher quality game. A bigger budget will allow us to hire more professionals, who will help us build an even more beautiful world.

We count on your support and we promise to do everything in our power to create the highest quality computer game. One that will bring you many thrilling experiences and emotional moments as well as plenty of entertainment during the gray, cloudy days. Thanks to you, we will be able to fully give into our passion and give all we can to beautifully recreate a medieval reality in Gloria Victis.

To buy an Add-on, buy a chosen package and to the pledged sum add te price of the add-ons. Then send us a private message telling which of the add-ons you would like to receive.
+5£ Beta key
+5£ Digital soundtrack
+5£ Poster
+8£ Alpha key
+10£ 2 printed CDs with soundtrack
+20£ Ring
+20£ Mounted knight badge
+20£ T-Shirt
+50£ Leather bag attached to a belt
+50£ Pre-alpha key
+65£ Belt
+250£ Your face in game
+250£ Item named after your in-game name
+800£ Your own house in game
+X £ Amber Points (exual ammount as below)

If you introduce someone to our Kickstarter campaign and they decide to back us, then you will receive Amber Points equal to half of the amount of their donation.

Just make sure that your friends send us a message telling us who referred them. The maximum Amber Points you can receive for a single reference is equal to the number of points you received from your donation.

For example, if you made a donation of £55 and are set to receive 300 Amber Points then this is the maximum amount you can gain from a single reference.

Kickstarter provides us information of how a person came across the page so if you manage to spread the word around on some forums then we can arrange the reward for anyone who donates through that kind of reference.

Help us make the world know about our game!

Prealpha version - this is where we stand now. We have basic game elements, the world is explorable online and the most basic combat is functional. You can already murder hordes of enemies! Still, there is a lot to do before this version will become a fully playable alpha version. We want to bring you the best entertainment, and so we'd like to introduce you to our plans.

We'll prepare an alpha version of the game that will be ready for play (or testing). There will be a crafting system, character skills, and two of the four races which will take part in the conflict. Plot-wise there will obviously be many quests and interesting riddles. The world will operate in a day and night cycle, influencing living NPCs and creatures. The game's world will be big enough that it will allow players to enjoy long gameplay including PvP combat.

We estimate this to take 7 months.

This stage of the game will include guilds, their wars and first objectives. A system for mounted tournaments which the players will conduct in tournament arenas will be included. There will be a complex trade and crafting systems, as well as a much larger world to explore. We will add multiple epic instances and dungeons. Magic will start to appear and we'll add dynamic weather! The game will be available for Mac users and we'll try to make it work on Linux as well.

We estimate this to take 10 months.

This amount will allow us to introduce all of the races in an intermediate stage of development, there will be castles and areas to conquer and guilds will influence the world's economy. PvP battles on large scale will become reality. Virtually all models and animations will be finished, and we will be able to hire additional specialists who will help us develop the most advanced of systems.

We estimate this to take a year. By now, we'll be long fired from our day jobs and Gloria Victis will be our new home.

This amount will allow us to deliver a nearly complete game. A truly massive world will be created, guilds will have their own crests, as well as be able to hire AI castle guards to defend their conquered lands. Organizations will oversee trade in the towns conquered with steel and siege machines duringorganized conquests. We will also be able to finish hiring more people, allowing us to greatly decrease development time and produce an even higher quality game.

We estimate this to take 15 months.

Well, this sum is magical and the game we would deliver would be just as amazing! We're not afraid of the challenges and we will prepare a world-class game. We will strongly improve the visuals and provide bigger server systems and stronger security. There will be a massive and immersive world to explore! We will hire even more skilled team members who will quickly create a beautiful and dynamic game. All without wasting money for bureaucracy. What matters is the game that you support! You help us - we bring you the best game we can imagine!

We estimate this to take 17 months.

If we won't be able to collect 60.000 pounds, we also continue the work with the project. However, this will cause longer time for the game to be finished as well as game design may be altered as well.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Pledged amount is necessary for creating of playable alpha version of the game. It doesn't mean that if we won't be able to gather larger amount of money, game development would stop.

In such case we'll be looking for additional forms of financing as well as external investor will be welcome.

From project point of view what could happen is duration of project to extend up to 20 months. While we're developing the game, some new ideas could get across our minds and we will add or change initial scope of the project. Main of time we spend on Windows and Mac platforming therefore it might happen, that Linux platform could be struck by greater amount of initial game-stage bugs.

If we won't be able to collect 60.000 pounds, we also continue the work with the project. However, this will cause longer time the game to be finished as well as game design may be altered as well.

FAQ

  • Gloria Victis is an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) with a great focus on classic roleplay. The world is inspired by the medieval Europe and Near East with fantasy elements such as mythical creatures from Slavic folklore.

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  • The game will be free to play (F2P), with an Item Shop. The items sold there for real-world money will not affect the game's balance. They will be purely cosmetic or quality of life items. Few of them may be available for free in game, but those items will require a lot of time and effort to obtain.

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  • Gloria Victis will operate on a non-target combat system. Direction and distance are the primary considerations of combat. Ranged attacks require compensation for the speed and direction of the intended target as the missiles will not automatically home in on them. Dexterity and tactics will matter in combat.

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  • No. Player will have freedom in building their character using special stats and skills, but we will generate ready paths for those players, who'd rather follow something premade.

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  • In Gloria Victis there will be 10 different crafting professions to choose from that players can develop as they see fit. Though upgrading an item will not bring shiny auras, it will alsohave complexities beyond just attaching runes into slots.

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  • Yes. Character companions will be mostly animals (like hunting/war dogs, hunting eagles). They will have specific functions and controlling them will require obtaining proper skills.

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  • Magic in GV will be an elite skill that only few will possess. It will be mostly based on illusion, alchemy and occultism.

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  • The world is varied and open with heavy influences from the middle ages; especially the architecture, attire and customs. The nations available in the game will be based on those that existed in the real world. Playes will be able to choose between 4 nations: Etherians, Asken, Northern and Nuntians.

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  • Quests in the game will resemble those you see in the classical cRPGs. They're multi-pathed and character choices can significantly influence the gameplay. Following a certain path may have moral and ethical effects including changes in the NPC's attitudes.

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  • Gloria Victis is being developed for the fans of classic cRPGs such as Baldur's Gate, Gothic or Neverwinter Nights and it's simply different than today's Asian game standards that are currently dominant in the MMORPG market.

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  • Game servers will be loccated in Europe and USA.

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  • First, you will establish and maintain relations with people, whose craft items of the same category. Together, they can perform “crafting” tasks and gain achievements that will influence on crafting skills of craftsmanship guild's members as well as enable them to build instantiated abodes, where highest quality items can be manufactured.

    Our game strongly involves the aspect of equipment manufacturing, thus we have decided to incorporate innovative solutions that are less popular in other MMO games, however in this way we came across players' demands.

    Second, all items that players are able to acquire during playing Gloria Victis will be dependent on enemy, which you will be fighting against. For example, if you will kill boar, don't expect to find armor that he could swallow before, rather expect of learning the skill how to skin boar and craft the armor yourself.

    Third, we emphasize realism in Gloria Victis therefore we contact and consult people whose every-day profession is the same or similar to equivalents in our game.

    We want to imitate as close as possible the process of items' manufacturing to make player familiar with medieval times, however to give players some entertainment, each stage of crafting is extended by mini-games.

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  • As the example, I'd like to tell you about one of item included in food crafting, in detail in fermentation process. I want to familiarize you with brewing.
    The beer, as you probably know, is the product of fermentation of malt mixture (most often barley), water, hop and yeast. Hmm, for sure ?
    In Medieval Ages, the worst kind of the beer was a product without any addition of hop as well as yeast wasn't used at all.
    If this is true, how was it obtained from ? This knowledge will be revealed to you in our game.
    The player, who choose to be food specialist and is eager to manufacture beer, should visit each of three buildings located in major town, sometimes in the vicinity of cloisters or build them in cooperation with other guild's or craftsmanship’s members.

    What we mention above is malt-house, mill and brewery. It'd be also nice to get some grain or sow grain fields next to owned house.

    In the malt-house, the player will have to:
    - soak seeds in the tubs
    - fish the grain out and spread it on the threshing floor to make it sprout; player can speed up this process by putting heated stones between the seeds.
    - next by shuffling and raking player will separate the sprouts from seeds and put malt up for drying. The drying itself will go much faster if we invest in a drying room.
    - dried malt has to be then transported to the crushing mill, where it will be bruised.
    In the brewery the malt will be soaked in water and left for a period of time for the valuable components could deeply penetrate in. We can speed up this process by equipping our brewery with a furnace that will heat up the tubs. This process is called mashing.
    Then we pour everything to be filtered in grain bed itself in a process called lautering. On the canvas working as a filter appears malt that can be used to create a low quality beer such as home brew.
    Now we have a high quality wort (they differ depending on the grain used) and a low quality wort.
    We can pour both worts to fermentation tubs and get a low quality beer or add quality hop to the better wort along other ingredients to try and create a true masterpiece.
    We cannot forget about buying or acquiring residue from a previously made beer. It contains yeast that will allow the fermentation to begin.
    After the process is over, we can fill the barrels with beer and sell it to other players, inns or drink it ourselves to gain temporary attribute bonuses.

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