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About this project

Rise of the King is a third-person action-adventure game with survival elements, set within a medieval fantasy world. You will have to survive as you travel across the dangerous lands on your journey to find answers as you investigate the disappearance of a missing child.

You will explore a sweeping storyline filled with unique characters and meaningful interactions along your journey. Our gameplay is a unique combination of survival, action and investigation mechanics to flesh out a much more dynamic and immersive experience.

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  • Supported platforms: PC
  • Release date: Q4, 2018

Features

  • Survive in a frozen dangerous world along your journey as you search for food, drink, and supplies for shelter while avoiding deadly wildlife and hostile factions. 
  • Investigate - Examine for clues, read and interact with objects, interview people and solve various types of challenges to advance the story.
  • Unique combination of survival, combat and Investigation mechanics to produce a much more dynamic and immersive gameplay experience within the world.
  • Combat - Know when to strike, dodge and counter while managing your stamina. There are no health potions, powerups or special abilities here to help you.
  • Story - Get immersed in a compelling interactive story filled with lore, religion, and characters to interact with. 
  • Hunt - Experience the thrill of the hunt as you track and hunt the wide array of animal wildlife to stay alive.
  • Build - Construct campsites to stay warm from the cold.  Craft Bandages, torches, arrows, traps and various other supplies along the way to help keep you alive.
     

Not your typical medieval fantasy game

You won’t find the typical orcs, elves and magic fantasy world here. Rise of the King is a more realistic tone, set in a low fantasy setting. Also what you won’t find here is an obsession of stats, gear and levels. We’re about crafting a story driven experience where the adventure itself is the emphasis, rather than ones gear throughout it.

 

The experience of Rise of the King is best described as The Long Dark meets Sherlock Holmes with the combat of Dark Souls.

Using a unique blend of survival and investigation mechanics, you will have to survive the cold, look for clues, and talk to the locals along the way for information to find the missing boy. Critical thinking is vital to your success, interpret clues wrongly, and suffer the consequences from the unforgiving world around you. There's no quest log or mini-map updater here. You're on your own and your journal is your main tool to help you keep on track.

Combat in Rise of the King is designed to be a punishing but rewarding experience. Easy to learn, difficult to master. There are no health potions, powerups, or special abilities here to help you. Knowing when to strike, dodge, and counter while managing your stamina are vital to your success. Wolves can outnumber you, knock you down, or strip away your bow momentarily. Bears can pin you down and outrun you. Humans can pick up on your patterns and make adjustments.

 

The king has fallen and the lands of Arnithon are in turmoil. With the loss of their sovereign, and on the brink of war, the people are left abandoned, confused, and uncertain of the future. Amid the confusion and political unrest, the son of your lord, William of Winterlight, goes missing, and as the only one with the skills to track him, you are tasked with investigating the disappearance.

 

Protagonist

A forester and expert tracker, Greyson Wallace keeps watch over the estate of Lord William of Winterlight. He is a skilled woodsman and archer having once served in the Battle of Ost. He is a man of few words and fewer friends since the tragic loss of his wife and young child. In search of a new beginning, he fled north seeking solace from the memories. However, a man can never escape his own heart. It rules a man for all the days of his life.

 

As the northernmost region of Arnithon, New Haven is a vast, cold and untamed wilderness. For those that dare venture out beyond the established towns and settlements, adequate preparations must be made. Resources are scarce, and dangers abundant. Wolves and other fearsome predators prowl the cold, winter nights. Blizzards are common and relentless in their ferocity. Nature, however, is not the only threat, for the heart of man is ever dark and searching for someone to devour.

 

Revelation Games is a Small indie Christian-based game development studio founded upon the desire to create experiences that are more than just mere entertainment. The aim is to create interactive entertainment that wants more than to merely keep people playing, but to give redeeming, fun and thoughtful experiences. Rather than attempt to focus on perks, upgrades, levels and gear, gameplay and story are the focus of development. 

*Full team listed on website*

Our team members have spent years working in the game industry and have contributed to several large scale projects over the years.  Here's just a few of our most notable credits we've worked on over the years.

For more information please visit: https://www.rotkgame.com/about-us

Risks and challenges

We realize the large scope of a project like this presents several risks and challenges. There is always the possibility of additional costs and possible delays. Video game development has many challenges, and it's difficult to plan for each and every possible issue that can occur.

However, we've spent the last two years working hard to ensure the project has been fleshed out and properly designed. We're confident that we'll be able to provide a quality product for our budget structure. We have spared no expense up until this point doing as much prep work as possible to ensure a quality delivery.

There is always the possibility of delays, as is the case with many video game projects. We tried to give an accurate and honest timeline for a realistic delivery of our game. Many projects tend to underestimate the time required to complete the project so we tried to learn from the mistakes we've seen others make. We've taken every measure to ensure a low probability of delay. We take each investment very seriously and understand your expectations for a quality product within a reasonable time frame.

We have worked in the video games industry for years and have the experience and team to handle the completion of the project. But more than that, it's our highest priority to honor you as a backer and treat you and your investment with respect. We will do everything possible to keep you informed and stay on schedule.

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