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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.
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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!

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  • Animators
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  • Graphic Designer

and any other relevant skills...

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The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order

The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order

2 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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Sidhion Jul 20 2013 says:

I have a question, if you don't mind: You seem to be very open with your follows and I was wondering, will we be able to 'inspire' your descisions in anyway? Like, you could ask us what we thought about something, or will you just stick to your own thoughts and plans?

Also, sorry about MERP, and thanks for the amazing screenshots! But that is the past and I wish you luck with this new project!

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names_are_useless Creator
names_are_useless Jul 20 2013 replied:

@Sidhion: Personally, I'm quite open to story ideas (especially smaller ones). Afterall, a good open-world game should have a lot of side stories ;)

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Xangba Jul 21 2013 replied:

@names_are_useless I'm really glad to hear you say that. Obviously in an RPG the main story is the primary focus, but it seems that a lot of games forget that in an open world environment that it's the side quests, the NPCs, and the lore that make the world come to life. A world that doesn't feel alive isn't nearly as interesting to be in.

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Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil Jul 21 2013 replied:

Exactly! Many open world games fall short of their potential because the open world portion is weak. TES has a history of creating great worlds and that aspect of TES is definitely something we want to emulate. But unlike TES, we also want a really strong main story.

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ElfFriend Jul 21 2013 replied:

Another issue I think TES has in general is there is this huge open world that is awesome and epic but all the player choices don't do much to affect the environment. Guards treat you like a common peasant even though you have done all these great deeds and the Jarls think highly of you. When playing Skyrim I almost feel as if no time passes at all. Like really none of the guards know about my good deeds; while the minute I accidentally steal something every guard happens to know me... TB sums Skyrim up the best, "It's an ocean the depth of a puddle."

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Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil Jul 21 2013 replied:

Well to be fair, the guards in Skyrim and Oblivion did have things to say concerning your deeds, but since their dialogue was randomized they didn't always say it frequently. It would help a ton if, as you became famous, certain dialogues stopped being used so that others can be heard more frequently. But yeah, your choices do tend to have an isolated area of effect. We hope to try and broaden that reach as best we can so that the world does seem to react.

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Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil Jul 20 2013 replied:

Well our commitment to a vision has always been one of our defining characteristics with MERP team. However, we will listen. On lore and story and general vision, we will likely stay the course. It is, after all, the course that is driving us. However, on mechanics and perhaps other aspects, we may be inspired by many things such as fan input. But we will keep you in the loop as much as we feel comfortable, especially at the start as we introduce you to this new world ;) .

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OwenYulefield Jul 19 2013 says:

I'm not sure if this has been asked yet, but will LoA: SO be LOTR inspired?

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Epoch_MEB Creator
Epoch_MEB Jul 19 2013 replied:

You will find out soon enough... ;)

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OwenYulefield Jul 19 2013 replied:

How soon? Within the next week?! Oh God, the wait is unbearable!!!

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Anglachel Jul 19 2013 replied:

I wonder which epic fantasy tale isn't in some way or another inspired by LoTR :)

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ElfFriend Jul 19 2013 replied:

I'm quite sure it will be...

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