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Renowned Explorers: The Emperor’s Challenge expansion announced

renowned explorers: the emperor's challenge expansion announced in linux gaming news

Since it’s been two years since the #release of Renowned Explorers: International Society in gaming. Hence developer #AbbeyGames are back in the news with Renowned Explorers: The Emperor’s Challenge. The second premium #expansion pack for the “adventurer manager” Renowned Explorers on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Now the pack opens up East Asia with first-time additions to the character roster, coming May 10th.
So a new expedition in Indonesia with a whole new game mode. While players are tasked to compete directly against Rivaleux. All to fulfil the desires of Chinese Emperor Guāngxù. Also the base game comes with Humble Wild Frontier Bundle, still live for another 4 days.

What’s the story here?

So your crew, representing The International Society, has been spotted. Hence landing quietly in an undisclosed location East from Borneo in Indonesia by the order of Emperor Guāngxù. Yet hot on their heels comes your arch rival, Matthieu Rivaleux. While making a clearly visible landing at the busy docks with his team of investigators. And since the locals were clamouring for autographs from Rivaleux. With his dazzling smile flashing for the crowd of dedicated fans.
So no sooner are the teams ashore, but a race begans to the Temple of Trance. While involving miraculous feats of physical prowess, underhanded trickery. This is no small amount of charming smiles to get the locals to lend a hand. What does the lovable (but somewhat eccentric) Chinese Emperor have in store for the two renowned teams? And what amazing discoveries can we expect in the archaeological dream, Indonesia?

The Game:

Renowned Explorers is all turn-based strategy adventure gaming. All set in a whimsically fictitious, 19th century, historical setting for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. So Renowned Explorers: The Emperor’s Challenge is the second expansion in the news, all set in Indonesia. Hence this latest release opens up a new location for you to explore. While also coming with a host of new characters to pad your team. This includes a new game mode available as the titular Renowned Explorers: The Emperor’s Challenge.
So this mode will challenge Veterans of the game. Where player have to adapt their strategies on the fly for a new level of challenge. So do you choose Suh Min-Jeong, a child prodigy in the fields of diplomacy and archaeology. Or perhaps Wang Yu with his knack for fireworks and a penchant for trouble?

Features:

  • Explore the far corners of the world in the age of discovery. So outsmart your rivals, campaign for fame and become the most Renowned Explorer of the 19th century
  • Create your own adventures; get to know your explorers with their own character traits, skills and quirks. Managing their progression while hunting for the most prestigious treasures
  • Prepare your treasure hunt; collect Insight, Research, Gold and Status on your expeditions. All so that you can acquire supplies and support for the next adventure
  • Attitude-based gameplay; choose the best course of action. Such as engaging your opponents physically and mentally. While using charm, deception, intimidation or a show of force
  • There is always something new to discover in the amazing procedurally generated expeditions. Since your reputation opens up new opportunities

So Renowned Explorers: The Emperor’s Challenge expansion will be making a debut via Steam in Linux gaming on May 10th. Also in the news, the Renowned Explorers: International Society game still has a 92% to 100% Positive rating on Steam.

Renowned Explorers: International Society turn-based strategy launches

renowned explorers: international society turn-based strategy launches linux

Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game for Linux, Mac and Windows, where players command a motley crew of explorers, charting the mysterious blank spots that dot your 19th century maps. The goal is to find legendary treasures in order to present them at the World Expo, where you and your rival battle for fame. To come out on top you will need to travel to exotic locations and plan ambitious expeditions with the help of a good map, the right equipment, and an expert crew. During these expeditions you will encounter reality and myth and everything in between, as each journey brings you to forgotten cities, bustling civilizations, and untamed wilds. Be the first to chart all of this and you could just become the world’s most Renowned Explorers: International Society member!

Each of the 20 explorers has their own expertise and character traits when dealing with conflicts. Choose among Fighters, Scouts, Speakers and Scientists and find out the best way to use their talents. Acquire knowledge, get rich, or become famous by completing procedurally generated expeditions. Use these resources to get the skills, support and equipment you need for your next endeavor. Approach the natives consciously when running into a conflict; Fight them with Melee, Ranged and Area of Effect attacks; Win them over using Cheers, Charms and Compliments; Scare them away by Insults, Taunts and Humiliation. Every encounter is a new challenge with many solutions and it’s up to you to build a reputation. Are you a diplomat, a schemer or a fighter..? Prepare you expedition for September!

Features

  • Explore the far corners of the world in the age of discovery, outsmart your rivals, campaign for fame and become the most Renowned Explorers: International Society member of the 19th century
  • Live your own adventures; get to know your explorers with their own character traits, skills and quirks, manage their progression while hunting for the most prestigious treasures
  • Prepare your treasure hunt; collect insight, research, gold and status on your expeditions to acquire supplies and support for the next adventure
  • Attitude-based gameplay; choose the best course of action by engaging your opponents physically and mentally using charm, deception, intimidation or a show of force
  • There is always something new to discover in the thrilling procedurally generated expeditions, where your reputation opens up new opportunities

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Acquire knowledge, get rich, or become famous by completing any of the procedurally generated expeditions. Use these resources to get the skills, support and equipment you need for your next endeavor.

Approach the locals carefully when you encounter them:

  • Fight them with Melee, Ranged and Area of Effect attacks
  • Win them over using Cheers, Charms and Compliments
  • Scare them away by Insults, Taunts and Humiliation

Every encounter is a new challenge that has many different solutions and it’s up to you to build a reputation. Are you a diplomat, a schemer or a fighter..?

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Shortly after the success of the god-game Reus, the monks of Abbey Games decided to abide with their vision by creating another original PC game of one of the classical genres. They did this by combining strategic gameplay with an adventurous theme and art style. This rare combination, together with their innovative ‘Attitude-based gameplay’, makes this game truly one of its kind.

According to Adriaan Jansen, co-founder and game designer; “We took our inspiration from FTL and XCOM, plus an unlikely source; the Sims. We created a world full of procedurally generated locations to explore that feels like those of Indiana Jones and Tintin. The player can choose how to approach any encounters ahead: violently or verbally.”

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As of today players can embark on their own adventures in Renowned Explorers, as the Linux, Mac and Windows PC game has been released with a temporary 10% starter discount. Players that also possess the god-game Reus in their Steam, GoG or Humble Store inventory will receive a 25% loyalty discount on Renowned Explorers.

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Reus hits 700K in sales while Renowned Exporers is in development

Reus hits 700K in sales while Renowned Exporers is in development

#AbbeyGames has sold 700,000 copies of its 2D god game, Reus, designer Manuel Kerssemakers said at #Gamescom. Reus launched in May 2013, and within its first three months, it brought in 235,000 sales. The 700,000 count comes from copies sold across Steam, GOG, Humble, Desura and Gamersgate.

Sales of Reus have allowed Abbey Games to establish a studio with 16 people, some full-time and others as needed, Kerssemakers said. Abbey is now working on Renowned Explorers, a turn-based strategy game about a group of 19th century adventurers traveling the world and gathering treasures to show off at the World Expo. It’s inspired by XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Fire Emblem, Indiana Jones and Jules Verne.

Renowned Explorers is due out in the first quarter of 2015 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC via Steam, and so far Abbey isn’t interested in launching an early access version. “We’re kind of traditional in that we want to release a full version,” Kerssemakers said. “Reus people seemed to appreciate getting a full game.”

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