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The Essence Reaper Ritual, part I
 
 
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Genre: RPG
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Description
Release date: Summer 2017
A classical dark epic fantasy Indie RPG (Video Game), where you control a party of up to 5 adventurers, in the world of Eternalia.

ABOUT THE GAME
Essencereaper Ritual is an Indie RPG (Role Playing Game) and as such you will travel over the west part of the continent known as Eternalia, looting, questing, killing monsters while followed during your adventures by up to four companions – there are up to ten different companions that could join your cause. During the adventures, you will also gather allies, territories and regiments to make an army that you will need to fight enemies. During the game, depending on your actions and the Spiritual Path you choose, the companions willing to join you or stay with you will be different, and applies to the regiments you can recruit for your army. There are some antogonist rewards you will get by choosing a particular decision that favour one spiritual path. Choose to fight slavers, and a Paladin companion might join you, choose to help the slavers and you may get gold and a dark paladin in your party. Those are your choices, and it is up to you to shape the destiny of you character as well as Eternalia course of events.


WHAT YOU MAY EXPECT
•A classic dark fantasy RPG, Alright, there are combats, but if you are just looking for hack and slash game with no much of a story, this is probably not your game. We warned you!
•Made with Unity and Dialogue System
•The first part of The Essence Reaper Ritual, about 15 hours of game. If crowdfunding is successful we will continue developing the world and the videogame.
•One character; human male warrior. If we achieve a great success we could add new races and professions.
•Up to 10 playable character that may fight for you... or against you depending on your actions.
•4 major scenarios; village of the Cross, the underground caves, Vivace Forest and Heartbreak Valley, plus other small play areas; Aurelius´s house, Merry Unicorn Tavern, Morrigu´s Temple, The Crypts, Camp at Vivace Forest and Heartbreak Inn.
•The book (PDF) "The Essence Reaper Ritual" (published) and "The Rise of the Great Necromancer" (pending to be published).
•We are interested on knowing your thoughts and ideas, as we would like to count on those to continue developing our videogame. WIth your help and feedback we can make better the videogame. We want to evolve and expand the world of Eternalia with your aid.

As we get more funds, we will continue making bigger the videogame and the world of Eternalia following the book of The Essence Reaper Ritual.


INSPIRATION TO MAKE THIS GAME

When building, creating and inventing this game, we were inspired by the following;
•Great (and the best!) RPG videogames like Baldur´s Gate saga (BG1, BG2, Throne of Bhaal), Icewind dale, Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, ...
• Addictive RTS videogames, such as Warhammer Fantasy (Mark of Chaos or Battle March), Praetorians, Total War series...
• Table top RPG games for the core rules, such as Rolemaster, AD&D, Runequest, Lord of the Rings (TSR edition), etc Strategic boardgames, such as Warhammer Fantasy.
•The world of Legends of Eternalia wrote by Axel A. Fox on his book The Essence Reaper Ritual



MOST INTERESTING FEATURES OF THE GAME

Probably the concept of Spiritual Path, basically the fact that the player´s decisions get reflected on his alignment (Good – Evil, Entropy – Order) and has a major impact on the world and the companions the player might recruit during the game.

Strongly related to the concept of the Spiritual Path we have some antogonism situations, thus helping a paladin against slavers ends in recruiting her as your companion, while if your character is evil, you might not get that option during the dialogues, instead you might be presented with the option of helping the slavers to bring new slaves to the Imperium, and finishing successfully that mission ends in recruiting a dark (evil) paladin following dark gods.

The Spiritual Path is set up from the very beginning. The first chapter of the game, Prelude: Boyhood, is a relatively short story that lacks combat (but not action!) with a vital event in the life of the character. In that very event the player will be presented with two series of three choices as to how to handle that event. Depending on the chosen path, your character’s Spiritual Path will be strongly forged in one direction or another. While later during the game it is possible to make some changes, it would be difficult for a character starting as Order Good to become Entropy Evil, although it could be possible to change from neutral to one of the extreme alignments. Certainly the boyhood shapes greatly our personality, so it is advisable for a greater gameplay experience to stick with the alignment chosen during the boyhood or do only minor adjustments. After all, you can always play again with a different race, gender, profession and alignment for a completely different game experience!

POSSIBLE PARTY COMPANIONS

One of the most important features of this videogame is that depending on your choices, evil or benign, order or entropy, your actions will change the world, and it will also decide what companions are willing to fight for you... or against you. Most of the characters were created in pairs; one good character has his counterpart dark one. Often companions missions involve helping a playable character while facing the other.
•Oleg Orefinder, the mighty dwarf, faithfull cleric of Morrigu, who thinks his goddness speak to him.
•Frederick Briskyfingers (Fred). A checky and cleptomaniac gnome with a experimental arqueabus.
•Aurelius; your mentor, an erudit from the Imperium with certain magical skills.
•Enora Lionheart, brave paladin of Forseti, god of justice and paladins.
• Preyton, evil character, an assassin.
• Ashak, demi-orc female, cleric of a dark god
•Grugk, a shaman globin, renegade of the globlin society.
• Lilith, a succubus demon with mentalist mage powers.
•Ecumius. paladin of the dark gods, a slaver of the Imperium and member of one of the most powerful families of the Imperium.
• Kira from the Blueye Clan. A feline woman skilled with the bow.

Two other characters could appears in future expansions;
•Lycaon, an alpha black wolf possesed by an evil spirit
•Ginnar, a fenrian, descendent of the god Fenris, very much alike a nordic wolf.

Please feel free to ask any question or provide any feedback. Your ideas and thoughts are of great value to us and the future of this videogame.

Thank you!
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Mar 29 @ 4:17am
First person camera or/and tactical camera
alexhapki
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Mar 28 @ 10:59pm
Next race you would like to add as playable character
alexhapki
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Mar 28 @ 10:56pm
Next profession you would like to add
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34 Comments
alexhapki  [author] Apr 22 @ 10:22am 
More improvements on the 3D designs! And we added the option to play with a female main player.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg6rYrU9AKM

We are now focusing on entering all data, such as stats, on programming weapon instantiation in the right place of the 3D models, and on writting more dialogues for playable characters as well as romance options with main player.
alexhapki  [author] Apr 22 @ 9:29am 
alexhapki  [author] Mar 30 @ 10:55am 
Ok, sorry then, a misunderstanding, my apologies. I checked the list of friends (just three really... and I removed one that seemed to be some sort of ad company and sent me an invitation I accepted. The other is another guy with a funny game so I let it be. Thanks for warning me, much appreciated, we will try to be more vigilant in the future. I am new here in Steam as a developer. Not new as a gamer though! :) And please feel free to warn me in the future.
wilco64256 Mar 30 @ 6:37am 
Defensive much? I didn't accuse you of cheating, just pointed out that some of the people on your friends list are boosters. You didn't seem to know what that meant so I explained it. I never said that you were boosting, just explained that having those types of people on your friends list can give people the perception that you might be looking for vote boosting.
alexhapki  [author] Mar 29 @ 11:56pm 
So hi everyone,
Would you please have comment about the videogame itself that could help to make it better? We discussed already the need to improve 3D models for characters. That is fine. Another option is to remove first person camera and leave tactical camera so a lot of details wont be needed as camera would be far away, similar to classic RPG games like BG2 o Pillar of Eternity. What do you think? Any other comment about the project?
Thank you for the comments and ideas that could make this videogame better
alexhapki  [author] Mar 29 @ 11:50pm 
Hi Wilco, This is the last time I am going to allow false accusations of cheating here, those are grave charges. Any insult will be deleted, and mind calling cheating people happily around is an insult, you are attacking other people honors without knowing the people behind this project. That is a violation of Steam rules, and I wont go into discussing whether that is right or a moral thing to do.
I wont allow more insults like that. Please be respectful with all Steam members, and that means also developers.
This Steam account only have 3 friends in Steam, it has been used to play games since 2011 or so, and those "friends" are the ones that came here first to make some comments like you did, as I see they might have something to say about this videogame. I dont send invitations to people who cannot add a value or anything to improve the videogame
wilco64256 Mar 29 @ 3:37pm 
Those "friends" in your friends list that nat was referring to, they only add you to help boost your game through Greenlight. It's cheating the system and part of the reason Valve is getting rid of it and moving to Steam Direct.
alexhapki  [author] Mar 29 @ 3:31pm 
Hi Wilco,
What do you mean by "Are only out to cheat the system"?
wilco64256 Mar 29 @ 3:28pm 
It is when those people you're "sharing thoughts" with are only out to cheat the system.
alexhapki  [author] Mar 29 @ 3:13pm 
No worries Nat! it is not bad to have discussions from time to time and share thoughts...