We have had some problems to post the new updates in IndieGoGo. They are quite big and unfortunately exceed the maximun length of an update. Apologies for that. We consider this a very annoying and artificial limitation and we don't want to cut them and loose some vital information.
So we recommend you to read them in Kickstarter as they are public:
Here are the three new updates:
I'd like to share with you a little bit about the origins of Lords of Xulima and to let you know how I've approached the balance between gameplay and story.
Many of you have asked us about the quest system in Lords of Xulima. Today we’d like to give you a little information about our thoughts on this subject and how it’s being approached in Lords of Xulima.
We have a very original reward level: A Statue with your Name in the Hall of Heroes of Varaskel. So, What is the Hall of Heroes?
Yes! We are proud to announce that the founding father of many important games for us (Bard’s tale, Wasteland, Planescape: Torment & too many others to list!), Brian Fargo, has supported Lords of Xulima by pledging here and mentioning us on Twitter. On behalf on our entire community (including us!).
Thank you very much Brian! Best wishes from the team!
New Goal Reached: The Divine Summoner
New special class for you, the Divine Summoner, who will
bring a lot of new possibilities to the gameplay. With him by your side, the
Heralds of the Gods will fight with you in the coming battles.
$25K - A Special Surprise on the road…
Surely some of you have noticed on the Goals Map that a mysterious surprise is waiting at 25K, by now. But we are not revealing anything until our protagonist gets there, so you can consider it a random encounter :o) What kind of enemies lies ahead? Help us discover it!
Next goal $30K - The Enchanted Isles of Varas Talak
7 mystical islands connected by a nightmarish sea, which you must brave onboard a ship. Who knows what lurks below the ocean? This new region is protected by an ancient, hidden power. Discovering its secrets will be vital to the success of your adventure
And more original, epic themes for the Lords of Xulima soundtrack!
And then? Help us decide the $40K goal!
Let us know which of these ideas you are most excited about:
A new Region, filled with lore: the Secret Garden of Nameria. Legends say that the most guarded secret of the Lords of Xulima, the destiny awaiting all of mankind, is hidden within. It is guarded by the Heralds of Alnaet, the most lethal creations of the Gods, who far surpass even the Titans in strength. Only the most powerful and high level parties can dare step in this sacred land. In the world of games, it would be considered an “Endgame” area. Can any mortal dare challenge this vestige of the Gods and unveil their most precious secret?
New themes for the soundtrack, created by our talented composer Nicolas de Ferran.
Full language translations in time for the game release: French and German.
Another special class to innovate your gameplay: The Monk Warrior. This disciplined warrior doesn’t rely on weapons and has lots of unique techniques in combat.
New Gameplay feature: An added game, within the game (such as battle cards), to play against the NPCs…
New Video Footage - The Beginnings of Lords of Xulima
We would like to present you the first video of a small series dedicated entirely to the gameplay of Lords of Xulima.
We love our work and really wish to offer the best first impression possible, but at this point we feel there is no better way to thank you for all your support than by revealing more about the journey that lies ahead.
Before watching it
Please keep in mind the game is not 100% done yet, it still needs some polish. Also, what you are seeing is the result of our poor 720p video capturing software, which is a bit capricious. The actual game runs smoothly at 60fps/1080p on a computer which is 5 years old, so it will look much prettier. Some of the English text is poorly translated (or not translated at all), and we apologize for that. Rest assured that the final version will be fully localized to English and revised by dedicated partners, as well as many of our Beta testers. Finally, some of the music and sound effects are still being improved by our composer.
The video shows the beginning of the game. The introduction of the first chapter, "The Divine Temples", was left out because it was a bit too long. It also has a few surprises in store for you, once you get to play the game yourself :o)
Here you will see part of the game-play which includes a mini-tutorial, a very easy battle and the entry area of the first peaceful town, Velegarn.
Enjoy this preview of how your journey in Lords of Xulima begins!
Thank you so much for the support, we cannot find the words to express how grateful we are for everybody who voted and helped. You who have e-mailed us with encouragements, all the wonderful projects on Kickstarter who share our vision of great RPGs and of course members of the team and friends! It is a small victory, but it means a lot to us.
We can begin planning for even greater things!
New Title Cover & New Special Limited Reward!
New Title Cover
First of all, we changed the title cover of our project with our new hand drawn portraits. We're proud to show off the face of our protagonist, Gaulen the Explorer. See that handsome man in the center? That's Gaulen! What do you guys think? We are always interested in your feedback.
New Special Limited Reward
Special Signed Physical Edition ($120)
Through your feedback, we decided to add Signed Physical Copies. That's right! The Lord's of Xulima director, and RPG Guru, Jesús Arribas will be signing and personally inscribing the awesome "Bestiary & Mythology" book. He will even write a unique dedication, just for you!
This is going to be an extremely limited tier, as we are only doing this for only 20 copies at the $120 level. Anyone who pledges to the other rewards above $120 (such as naming an NPC at $140) will also get their Bestiary and Mythology book signed!
It's very easy through Kickstarter to up your pledges if you are interested in having your copies signed!
Other Cool Projects We Recommend
We couldn't possibly be making an RPG to such caliber without being gamers ourselves! We wanted to share with you some other really awesome projects that are active on Kickstarter right now:
If you haven't heard about this game yet, you really need to check it out fast as their campaign is on its final days. Ever wonder what NPCs are thinking about heroes barging into their homes and stealing out of chests? Well, we have. Stupid heroes coming in and trashing everything in sight!
This beautiful game really captured our hearts. You can actually play the entire game without ever harming anything (if you want). How is that going to work? We want to know! When you check this project out, make sure you also listen to the soundtrack.
We couldn't be more excited about this game. An RPG mixed with Minecraft sandbox elements? Yes, please. We are so curious to try this game out, that we backed it as well. We really hope this project makes it, because we want to play some multiplayer!