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 For Windows OS only.

Aether, the Chaos Magic, ravages the land and splits the four nations. Only a hero summoned by the elements, the Guardian, can save the Four Realms. Become that hero. By collecting elemental Gems you can summon allies, materialize structures, cast powerful enchantments, or conjure devastating spells. Use this magic to stop the Aether!

The Guardian can't accomplish such a feat without the help of the four animal nations. To gain their trust you need to complete difficult missions and bring stability to the land. You must unite the Four Realms and lead them against the Chaos Magic.

Project Goals

Creative Cleverness: No puzzle has one solution. Use the resources and allies at hand to best all obstacles.

Tailored Playstyle: Make a custom Spell List with the type of spells you want to cast and allies you want to summon. Then customize it further with equipment to make your Guardian even more powerful. Choose how you approach the game.

Unique Journey: Every playthrough should feel like a new adventure through the world of Four Realms.

Four Realms takes inspirations from video and board games likes FTL: Faster than Light, XCOM: Enemy Unkown, King Arthur's World, Magic: the Gathering, Lord of the Rings: the Card Game, and Mage Knight: the Board Game. When you play a Guardian you should feel like Gandalf saving Middle Earth, powerful, but not almighty. A hero striving to unite and lead.
28 Playable Beast in the Alpha 56 in the Full Game
28 Playable Beast in the Alpha 56 in the Full Game

Features

  • Customization: Personal spell lists in the spirit of collectible card games. 
  • Action: A grand adventure with combat, puzzles, and platforming.
  • Diversity: A large selection of unique playable characters & diverse spells.
  • Replayablility: Semi-randomly generated world with roguelite qualities.
  • Personalization: Equipment to outfit unique Guardians.
  • Story: Unique missions and events that create a individual narrative.

Digital Game Copy: Get a digital copy of the the full game on release. Windows only. Specific distributors are still pending. 

Linux and Mac builds may come as later releases depending on project bandwith and funding. Please only back if you can play on Windows.

Beta Access: Get early access to Four Realms, this build will feature all content but may have bugs. Distributors pending. 

Alpha Access: Get early access to Four Realms, this build will feature half the content but may have bugs. The game will be updated regularly. Distributors pending.

Credits: Your name or a name of your choosing will be added to the credits of Four Realms. All names must be appropriate and within reason. Credits will be in order of pledge level.

Digital Soundtrack: Get the Four Realms full digital soundtrack by Galang Syahya, an estimated 15 minutes of music.

Lodestones: Lodestones are totems of the great ancestors. You'll find these scattered throughout the Four Realms. Touching one unlocks a new Spell for your Guardian. Collaborate with the developer and leave your mark on the Realms by inscribing your design or initials or a 8x32 pixel design. This Lodestone will be added to the random pool of Lodestone styles.

Add Your Initials to Four Realms
Add Your Initials to Four Realms

Name a Level: Collaborate on the name of one unique level in the Four Realms. Levels are randomly chosen each game and given a random mission. All names must be appropriate and within reason.

Change "Fire Level 4" to a Name of Your Choosing
Change "Fire Level 4" to a Name of Your Choosing

Design One Equipment Item: Shops are randomly given sets of items to equip your Guardian. Collaborate with the developer on one item for in game use that adjusts the Guardian's statistics such as Health, Armor, or Damage.

Create Some New Items to Equip Guardians
Create Some New Items to Equip Guardians

Design a Non Playable Character: Collaborate with the developer to make a background character for the designated Realm. Please see "the Realms" for style guides. Characters will be used in exploration levels and feature one idle animation.

Write One Story Event: Players will come upon random story events on their quest. Collaborate with the developer to write one branching story event and help tell the tale of the Four Realms.

Create a Story Event for Players to Enjoy
Create a Story Event for Players to Enjoy

Design One Spell: Collaborate with the developer on one Spell for the designated Realm. Please see "the Realms" for style guides. That Spell can be an Enchantment, Conjuration, Structure, or even a Summon! Yes, a fully playable character!

Note: All game collaborations are just that, collaborations. They will require developer approval and must be appropriate to the game. My goal is that these higher tiers will add value to the game!

Galang Syahya

Galang Syahya is a movie and video game soundtrack composer. He loves epic, emotional, up lifting, orchestral pieces. Galang currently lives in Indonesia.

Past projects include Seeders: the First Encounter(Desktop) and Minimon(Desktop). Listen to more of Galang's music here.

Delvin Mason

Hugebot! is the indie alias for me, Delvin Mason. Four Realms is my current passion project. I am currently living in Brookfield, IL with my wonderful wife.

Past projects include Mushroom Men(Wii), Ghostbusters(Wii), Rock Paper Dropkick(Flash), and Starhawk(PS3); as well as some really rad student projects and a score of unfinished prototypes! To put is shortly I've been doing this for around 10 years now and don't see any reason to stop. 

Why I Need Your Help?

I've come a long way with Four Realms, but now is the time to ask for help. A lot of help. While I've managed to handle the code and art for the game, the time has come to really amp up the game and make it better.

For that I need a few things:

  • Players! Try the demo and let me know what you think. How can I make Four Realms even better?
  • Music & SFX: The game is looking and playing pretty well. But it needs a lot of help with audio!
  • Business Costs: Licensing fees for software, business registration fees, professional advice, and office equipment.
  • Marketing & Conferences: It would be great to spread the word about Four Realms. This part of the funding would go primarily to attending local conferences and festivals.
  • Taxes & Fees: Kickstarter charges a fee for funding. Also the great state of Illinois taxes all online sales.

Here's a pie chart of where the Kickstarter funding would go. 

And don't forget to vote for Four Realms on Greenlight!

Vote for Four Realms!
Vote for Four Realms!

Thanks for looking at Four Realms!

-Del (Hugebot!)

Risks and challenges

Making a game is hard work. The challenges are many and daunting. But this game will be made!

I've worked hard to come up with a reasonable estimates for the schedule. I pledge to keep the communication as open, helpful, and friendly.

I'm an dedicated game developer who has put in the hours to make this game what it is. I hope you share my passion for Four Realms and, with your help, we can make it even better!

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    LEGEND OF THE REALMS

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    BEAST OF THE AIR REALM

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