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An RTS/3rd Person action hybrid multiplayer game set in the fantasy world of Demah. With up to 32 players online. For Windows & Mac.

See what others are saying about Champions of Demah:

Joystiq:

"Head on over to the Champions of Demah Kickstarter page for much more on this ambitious project"
"Head on over to the Champions of Demah Kickstarter page for much more on this ambitious project"

MMOHUNTER - "Fresh style with deeper strategies" - Link

Gamerrules:

"The gameplay and the mixed styles look interesting enough to grant it an audience"
"The gameplay and the mixed styles look interesting enough to grant it an audience"

Gamershell:

"hundreds of abilities and skills, nine playable classes, and deep customization options"
"hundreds of abilities and skills, nine playable classes, and deep customization options"

Indie DB:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/champions-of-demah

From Sweden, NRD Studios is proud to bring you Champions of Demah. An RTS Action hybrid set in a rich and fantastic world. Champions of Demah is a multiplayer game, in which you are the Champions.

We have already come so far in making this game and need your help to finish it.

So we at NRD are asking you, Kickstarter to be our Champions and help us make one of the most exciting multiplayer games this year.

Development Diary:

Champions of Demah is an RTS Action Hybrid game set in a fantasy world, which we call Demah. The game will feature lots of multiplayer action, multiple modes of gameplay and hundreds of choices to be made in both character and player customisations.

Throughout the years there have been some attempts to create an RTS Action Hybrid game, but we feel they have all fallen short of the real potential for this genre. Champions of Demah promises to be the first of its kind, designed from the ground up in every aspect to fit this genre perfectly.

The world of Demah is rich in history and story. You play during the Times of Assent, where 2 brothers are vying for power to control the kingdom. Each of the brothers are now asking for champions to lead their armies and bring them victory. You are those Champions.

Champions of Demah hosts a wide range of features and content, and here is a short list of some of the main and exciting ones.

  • Up to 32 Players
  • Multiple Map Modes
  • Interactive Maps
  • Custom Characters
  • 9 Playable Classes
  • Hundreds of Skills and Abilities
  • Player Reputation

Character Classes

Champions of Demah features 9 classes at its current stage. The game features a system of Major Classes, with multiple sub classes that specialise in particular skill sets.

Warrior Class - The Warrior Class focuses on combat, with decent weapons such as throwing axes, swords and small to medium shields.

Berserker - Information coming in Video Update - Berserker
Guardian - Information coming in Video Update - Guardian


Scout Class - The Scout Class focuses on being a skilled hunter from range. The Scout uses short swords, bows and daggers. Scouts rarely have the options for shields.

Assassin - Information coming in Video Update - Assassin
Ranger - Information coming in Video Update - Ranger


Mage Class - The Mage Class focuses on mastery of the arcane arts. The base mage focuses on a wide range of magic areas, but specialising in none.

Warlock - Information coming in Video Update - Warlock
Illusionist - Information coming in Video Update - Illusionist


Skills & Abilities

All characters in the game have a set of unique abilities and skills at hand to define their style of play. A detailed system of skill combination and customisation will open up for deep strategic gameplay and team tactics.

Character progression will see games shift naturally during the course of play, battles pivoting on abilities becoming more potent and game-changing skills becoming unlocked.

Environments

The levels in Champions of Demah will be dynamic, familiar yet strategically fresh. The resources are randomly generated and never appear in the same place very often.

The levels feature cave systems, hidden passages and areas that can be affected by magic and other worldly objects.

Domains

The Domain system is your place to show off your achievements and character. All players start with a campsite, that features your banner and basic items as well as your character.

Throughout the game, DLC and earning achievements you will have more and more to display in your Domain. Which starts its life as a campsite, but can become a fully fledged castle with NPC characters, duelling arenas and much more.

Orders

Playing online is great, especially when you find a group of buddies to play with. When this happens you can form an Order.

Orders are our version of guilds and clans. Orders can fight in special game modes and even have their own special domain area, unique banners and symbols. When you play Battle of the Orders game mode you fight under your Order's colours and for your Order's glory.

Allegiance

Depending on how you play, will affect your allegiance. You have the good and evil.

More information on this will be released when we get closer to the stretch goal.

Commanders

Commanders play in the RTS view. Building the main base and commanding from the map room inside the fort. They can issue orders to players, create helpful routes and information updates to your team as well as use special skills and abilities.

Commanders can fight and defend themselves quite well, but its best left to your own team and NPC bodyguards to ensure your most important character is never at risk.

Reputation

Everyone loves to show off, and playing online and getting achievements is all well and good. But we got something better.

When you get achievements, you can show them in your domain as different options.

Kill a high level player? Well done, how about displaying a statue of him in your grand hall. Or maybe a head on a spike outside?

More detailed information on this system will be released soon.

Current Goal & Funding

Stretch Goal - Dragons: The Dragons stretch goal focuses on a building which raises a dragon from hatchling to adult. With the dragon you can call airstrikes and it can be used to defend or attack. When young, the dragon will be small and weak, easy prey for enemy players who climb to the top of the nest.

Champions of Demah will be a great game on release, but with your help we can reach some of our planned Stretch goals and release even more this winter!

Throughout this campaign we will release details and information on the amazing ideas and plans we have in place for Champions of Demah. As well as give you, Kickstarter the chance to support us and receive some rewards.

Kickstarter provides us a unique opportunity to engage you, the future players of the game to provide us the feedback we need as developers to deliver the best experience possible. It will be you who will help us forge the game into a great experience.

We would love to launch this game knowing that we had you to help us fine tune and design the game.

To start this campaign was a no brainer, Kickstarter provides game developers a great outlet to test ideas and see what you the community want. As well as securing money for development we get to see how you feel about us and what we are developing.

Kickstarter is very active and very good platform for all developers. Thats why we also support the Kicking if Forward campaign :)

For showing your support for Champions of Demah and for NRD Studios. We have designed some very special rewards for only you Kickstarter backers. All though the best reward will be to us, your support in helping us make this game.

We thank you by offering the following for your support...

Bannerman - Every pledge is important, For backing our project we will produce a video stating our appreciation for all your support and how much it means to NRD.

Follower - Includes Tiers 1

Forum Access - As a Follower, you will receive special forum access.
Forum Icon - Icon for your profile to display that you support Champions of Demah

ADVOCATE - Includes Tiers 1 & 2

Digital Game - As an Advocate, you will receive a digital copy of Champions of Demah.
Early Access - You will be able to download and play the game 2 weeks earlier.
Kickstarter Banner - You will recieve a special banner to display in your domain. Not to worry, its a special slot that does not take over your standard banner. So you can show your pride in supporting us.

Apostle - Includes Tiers 1, 2 & 4

Beta Access - You will receive access to a beta, to be released between August & December
Beta Banner - For your support at this level, as well as being involved in the beta. You will be rewarded a Beta Banner, to display in your domain.
Beta Forum Access - You will have a special access to a forum, for all beta testers, to propose changes and alterations and aid us in making this the best game possible.

Credit - All Beta testers will get a named mention (if you like) in the games official credits. We will also support engaged and hard-working beta testers for their efforts, by officially stating your beta testing as a position in NRD. So you may beta test other games with our support.

The Knight - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 & 5

Silver Knight + Magma Knight - You will receive a special DLC for Champions of Demah. The DLC will provide 2 alternative backer armours for all 9 classes.


The Champion - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

Gold Knight + Obsidian Knight - You will receive a special DLC for Champions of Demah. The DLC will provide 2 alternative backer armours for all 9 classes.



The Lord - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 7

Kickstarter Cloak - You shall receive a special cloak, only backers of this level and higher will be able to wear cloaks. Cloaks are a future planned Update/DLC, but as a backer you will be the first to show off this flair. As a Kickstarter backer, you will get a special Cloak design and shoulder-pads.
Kickstarter Statue - You will receive a knightly statue for your domain. Displaying your name as a backer on the base.


The Seeker - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 8

Digital Collector Edition - You shall get the digital collectors edition of Champions of Demah. Which includes a digital artbook showing some of the concepts, renders and visual designs done for Champions of Demah. The edition also includes a digital soundtrack containing all the music done for Champions of Demah.

Standard-Bearer - S - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

USB - You will receive a special Champions of Demah USB drive, containing the install files for Champions of Demah, as well as the digital goods of the previous tier.
T-Shirt - A T-shirt of Champions of Demah. Upon completion we will request the size of the shirt you require, so you may wear it in all your pride.
You may only select either Tier 10 or 11.

Standard-Bearer - P - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

USB - You will receive a special Champions of Demah USB drive, containing the install files for Champions of Demah, as well as the digital goods of the previous tier.
Poster - You will receive a special poster, to display your support for Champions of Demah.

You may only select either Tier 10 or 11.

Pro Bearer - T - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Banner Towel - You will receive a special kickstarter banner towel. Full size.
You may only select either Tier 12 or 13.

Pro Bearer - B - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Signed Artbook - You will receive a brilliantly printed artbook containing signed works and thank you messages from the staff.
You may only select either Tier 12 or 13.

Collector - Silver - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Collectors Edition - You will get a boxed collectors edition of the game, which includes a full size Poster, The Champions of Demah Art book, Map of the world of Demah, Soundtrack and a set of DLC Armour specially designed for collectors.

Collector - Gold - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Collectors Edition - You will get a boxed collectors edition of the game, which includes a full size Poster, The Champions of Demah Art book, Map of the world of Demah, Soundtrack and a set of DLC Armour specially designed for collectors.
3D Printed Figure - This version of the collectors edition includes a special 3D Printed model from the game.

The Seen - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Game Likeness - We will put your likeness in the game on an NPC. NPC characters are 3rd party teams, that guard strategic locations through the maps.

The Character - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

NPC Naming - We will name a NPC after you in the game. The NPC shall be one of the 3rd Party teams in the map, that defend strategic and important points.

Place Master - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Place Naming - We will name a place inside the maps after you. The places will be forts, areas of the map, bridges any many other cool buildings.

Map Master - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Map Naming - The name of the Map shall be named after you, you will get your name on 1 of the playable maps that thousands of people will see.

The Forge Master - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Design a Weapon - You will conduct remote conference sessions, and assist from start to finish in the design of a weapon for any class in the game you wish. The weapon will be put in as DLC.

Curator of Demah - Includes Tiers 1, 2, 4 - 9

Come to Sweden! - Thats right, we will invite, help pay for the trip and you will get involved with our design team to come up with something for the game. You will work with us, eat with us and enjoy 1 week of game development experience. Design weapons, armour, map or anything you like to put in the game.

We will pay for the the hotel, accommodation expenses as well as any travel required in Sweden. You should pay for the flight and food expenses, except when we eat together. NRD Covers that ;)

Visas may or may not be required.

NRD Studios is a small studio located in Gävle, Sweden. We have a history in multiple industries and the 9 staff that make up our talented studio come from all manner of backgrounds and businesses. Collectively, the studio has over 50+ years of experience and skill in all areas of development.

In 2012 we decided to pool all of our skill and resources into finally realising a long awaited ambition to create a great game studio focused on gameplay, original design and original IP and so Champions of Demah was born.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Champions of Demah is an ambitious project, with many new design challenges.

Over the past months, we have faced such challenges and worked very hard to overcome this issues. Intense design sessions, analysis and feedback allows us to make better judgements.

With all game projects, comes risk. Champions of Demah is no different, but our passion for games, and this one in particular is unlimited. If you back this project, you not only get to fund a great game, but also a great studio with very talented team. One of the main risks we face is not having the finance needed to produce such a game.

With your support, for Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight and everywhere else across the web for Champions of Demah and NRD Studios, we are sure we will succeed.

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