EPICA REX RESOURCES
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WHAT IS EPICA REX?
"Project Epica Rex" (The working title, which very loosely means 'The King of Stories") is a multiplayer sandbox RPG system. It is not an MMO, but rather a multiplayer experience. Each person who has a copy of Epica Rex will be able to join existing worlds, or run their very own world. It is styled in retro-2D pixel sprites using an isometric perspective.
Since players get to run their own worlds, the goals and situations upon each world are totally up to the owner of that server.
Players will be able to explore, adventure, collect, own land, build structures, form alliances, politic for control, and possibly go to war with others. The possibilities are nearly endless.
Characters in Epica Rex will be able to select from a multitude of skills that will help them collect resources, craft and build, fight off threats or just make life easier. Currently the list of skills is nearing about 220, which doesn't even include special abilities, spells or implants.
Ultima Series, Ultima Online, Age of Wonders, Fallout Series, Dwarf Fortress, Minecraft, Dungeons of Dredmore (and many other roguelikes), Terraria
Epica Rex will feature dungeons, labyrinths, caves, ruins, military bases, and defunct labs which are randomly generated much like any roguelike game.
Eventually Epica Rex will span four ages, which will be released as the game is developed further.
The Archaic Age : An age of low technology, and high magic. The first of the four ages.
The Steam Age: Gadgetry, top hats, and gunpowder! The second age to be developed.
The Modern Age: Introducing electricity and electronics, advanced weapons and building materials.
The Future Age: Lasers, Teleporters and Robotics. The most advanced building materials are introduced.
Administrators of worlds will be able to pick and choose what they want out of any age, or enable or disable the specific features, skills and abilities.
WORLDS AND EDITOR
While the worlds are randomly generated, the game will feature a world editor where administrators can build the world they want to run!
The hope for Epica Rex is to release the first age, and thus the game by the end of 2013. This is a tentitive date and depends on many factors. Between now and then there will be a testing period.
The funding recieved will help:
- Pay for entry onto Steam's Project Greenlight
- Pay for small account advertising
- Legal and Copywright
- Language Localization
- Pay for music talent to add atmosphere to the game.
- Pay for additional artists or programmers to come aboard
- Pay for new equipment to test and develop the game with
- Pay for further software development tools and aids
- Pay for an official web site, its development and security
- To help keep my focus on developing the game
- Your rewards =)
These rewards only extend to people who contribute to this campaign specifically. Upon the game's release, prices and specials will change. The Special Edition and Super Special Edition, along with Unique Editions are ONLY availible through this campaign.
Create A Creature / Character Reward - With this reward you will be able to design a creature or special character that will appear in the game. The creature can have skills and abilities you specify and will become one of the default spawning creatures in the game! A special character is a 'leader' type character - a named monster - which can either hinder or harm players. While only one will spawn in the world at a time (perhaps multiple times in the life of a world), the impact can be much greater than a normally spawning creature. The choice is yours!
Note that such a creature or character must conform to the skills and abilities built into the design of the game and must be fairly balanced. Not going to allow an uber beast of ultimate destruction, nor a weak creature that drops every rare item in the game with maxed benefits!
$75 AND OVER - Unique T-Shirt.
Any reward that included the T-Shirt, is a unique T-Shirt. All rewards over $75 will be gifted with a unique T-Shirt which will include a custom designed Epica Rex Avatar and the official game name (or "Project Epica Rex").
As a group, you all have the power to unlock the secrets of Project Epica Rex. Reach these funding goals and the secrets will be unlocked!
First Goal - Skill List Revealed!
$5,000 UNLOCK - Still Locked!
Takes 500 x $10 Backers to get here!!!
$10,000 UNLOCK - Still Locked!
Only 1,000 x $10 Backers would not only fullfill the goal, but unlock something ultra special!
+$5,000 GOAL - Still Locked!
Even more backers can unlock the greatest of the secrets! Aim high!
For funding contributors, your help will go a long way into the development of this game and make it the very best it can be. Along with the rewards you will recieve, you will be making a contribution to the Indie Industry on it's most primal level.
Virgo Palace Software is about as small, mom and pop as you can get out of a company. Putting your trust in VP is a contract in getting out a product that is not only what is shown here, but a proof that if people work hard towards their goal, they can achieve their dreams. VP is working on just such a dream, and it can become a reality with your help!
When Epica Rex is funded, it can be used as a beacon for hope in the entrepuenueral small business world that anyone who dares light a torch can find the way!
Other Ways You Can Help
It is understandable that not everyone can contribute funds towards such projects as life can be pretty tough. But the life's blood of this type of campaign relies also on people to help get the word out.
Referrals from people will have rewards too should I get referrals. This includes inclusion into the testing period of the game, and perhaps getting free copies of the game.
Though tweeting or retweeting about the game are certainly helpful, if you are looking to get involved, and get one of the rewards listed; you'll need to be vigorous. If you are a student, make a poster at your school or college. If you are part of a club, make mention of the game! Tell your fellow parishners at church! As a Rexian, we need as many eyes and ears on this thing to help make it live!
Follow the hash tag #Rexian on Twitter, tweet to game industry people you follow (on a fairly constant basis). Keep an eye out for tweets from me aimed at a particular person, maybe we can catch some attention.
Very important! Keep this page active! Post comments, talk to each other, ask questions about the game! I'll be around constantly. Traffic needs to keep on the high side in order for this project to hit the front page! Tweet about it, share it on facebook, tumblr, ..wherever you are active! Share it! Talk about it.
TECH DEMO DOWNLOAD (Windows XP/Vista/7 - DirectX 9)