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We at Epoch Games strive to provide the very best RPG experience possible, while working closely with our community to achieve the best immersion and visuals known in an Indie-developed game. We are comprised of developers from around the world and have a dedication to the world we create and our community. Our current project, "Lays of Althas: Sundered Order", is a Medieval low-fantasy RPG set in the world of Jevreth, on the continent of Althas.

The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order

The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order is Epoch Games’ current and first project.

The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order is a Single-player, first-person, Medieval-Fantasy RPG currently being developed on Epic's Unreal Engine 4, for Windows PCs. The game is currently planned to be released by a Chapter basis, with every Chapter bringing new regional content and planned gameplay features.
More information is avaliable in our IndieDB page.

Joining the Team

Epoch Games is currently looking for new members, so if you have any of the skills mentioned below and have a passion for game development, please fill out an application on our forum. Keep in mind that Epoch Games is currently a non-profit group, and that we are all-volunteer. Feel free to enquire more about joining; you can contact our members via private messages or on the forums. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are currently looking for:

  • Level Designers
  • 3D Modellers
  • 2D artists
  • Animators
  • Programmers with experience in C++ and OpenGL (Experience in UE4 is a bonus)
  • Graphic Designer

and any other relevant skills...

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The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order

The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order

4 months ago TBD Role Playing

Even in its early days, Althas has been a land shaken by conflicts. In the early days, these conflicts pitted the Anointed Kingdoms of Men against the...

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OwenYulefield Jul 23 2013 says:

Is using another game's concept art illegal? If they didn't use it that is?

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Epoch_MEB Creator
Epoch_MEB Jul 23 2013 replied:

What do you mean by this? Is using, but not using another game's concept art illegal? Well, if its not copyrighted then they can't claim it, but its pretty distasteful to do so, copyright or not.

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OwenYulefield Jul 23 2013 replied:

It was just a question I thought of.

What I meant was is it illegal to use a concept another game had but never used.

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Nuvendil Jul 23 2013 replied:

Depends on how distinct it is from the game it was produced for. If it is so similar and distinctly derived from the game's source material, the conceot art is a derivative work and copyrighted. If not, the artist himself would have copyright claims. Copyright is established TECHNICALLY when the material is in a fixed form. But registration helps. Personally, I would find the use of another's concept to produce a new product to be in poor taste.

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OwenYulefield Jul 24 2013 replied:

Yeah I agree, it would be poor taste. I was just wondering because it seems a lot of good concept art seems to just get wasted.

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Epoch_MEB Creator
Epoch_MEB Jul 24 2013 replied:

define 'wasted'. It might not necessarily get shown to the public, but that isn't the point of 'concept art'. Concept art is part of the design process, its not a PR tool. Companies usually create art specifically for PR purposes, and standard concept art is solely used internally for defining atmosphere and drafting designs.

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Cliroj Jul 24 2013 replied:

Concept art can't get "wasted". One of the reasons is that sometimes it's basically just an idea of an atmosphere, a style or an emotion. It doesn't always have to be fully implemented in a game.

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OwenYulefield Jul 24 2013 replied:

Just forget I ever mentioned it lol

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bwils362 Jul 22 2013 says:

regardless of whether it is free or not, I will still spend what money I can on this game when it comes out. Good luck developing

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Gladius05 Jul 21 2013 says:

Interesting. Do you already have plans for how the combat will be implemented?

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Epoch_MEB Creator
Epoch_MEB Jul 23 2013 replied:

Yes, we do have plans for combat. We will be making a series of updates as we go soon, combat being a focus on the way.

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