Realm Explorer will be a computer game about creation in the fantasy universe of Gnostaria; your creations. In perhaps the most dynamic sandbox world yet to be conceived you will be able to dig the soil and mine ore, precious metals and gems all in a beautiful and dynamic 3D world. The terrain will shape and form to your actions. Drive a shovel into the ground and watch the earth give way. Heave your pickaxe into a cave wall and see the stone disintegrate before you; revealing the treasure beneath. Go on adventures alone or with friends via internet multiplayer and craft weapons, armor, tools and other items. How you play is up to you. The possibilities are limitless.
Ever since the first footage of this game got released, I've thought that it had great potential. Now that I have gotten my hands on the Alpha, I am sure about this. If I look at it correctly, I can tell that in the realm explorer as how it's planned to be in the future, you can do whatever you please to do whenever you want to do it. If we look at future plans, we can tell that server administrators have endless possibilities to shape their realm. Settings will allow you to create your ideal realm. For players who like to join other realms instead, there will be tons of options, as everyone is able to host his or her own realm.
I have seen that the developers are working on this game a lot, this is why I am certain that it will go into the right direction.
All I can say is that I can't wait to see this game progress.
Awesome! I liked wurm online and this games looks a lot like it and better but I did not the MMO part and how the world is build in wurm but this is more like minecraft + wurm + skyrim for the rpg elements the best things of the world together! Can't wait for the full release!
Ok, this is an alpha. It shows promise. It has multi as well as single player. BUT...
When trying to create single player world I was suddenly requested to get microsoft .NET 4.5 framework. Why is dependencies not installed with the game?
The UI do not scale very well. I played in 720p Window (recording purposes) and the text was extreeemly small and barly readable. BUT on the other hand the intro screen, graphics of the floating island (as well as music) was very good indeed.
I did not have an account so I went for single player. This however turned out to be a let down. When I finally had a test world generated and a guy standing in it there was not much to do there. The world was ok looking but extremly barren. I could use pick axe and shovel but there was no visable evidence of me doing anything. I got the material and such but that was it. The sound worked but also that was very "un alive" so to speak.
As far as I see it this is a prototype of concept. Nothing more. It might be more in the future. FAR into the future. I'll keep an eye at it during the mean time. But for now: do NOT spend any money on this project which you can not afford to be without. At present time you will not get a game. Keep this in mind!
I don't know what to say... Based on the screenshots and video i was expecting a playable game and not some kind of minecraft-like square shaped world without npcs, objects, anything much to do. Long way ahead before this becomes anything close to a game... I agree that this can be anything at this point.
I'm reviewing the game as it is now. It's overpriced, overambitious and at least some of the videos for it, e.g. the one that groupees used when they put it in a bundle show all sorts of content that is not in the game at all and may never be for all we know.
Basically what you get now is a minecraft-like experience, but limited. You can dig and you can build things. It's interesting building things in high-res polygons blobs instead of cubes but it's not even as good as minecraft at the moment, e.g. the water is basically just another block type, not flowing or swimmable, there's no programmability like minecraft has. There's no mobs or combat, and the selection cursor is "quirky". Also you can easily fall through the world, and you "see" through the world often. (Mind you I suppose you do in minecraft too hehe).
I just think this project is over-ambitious. They aim to make it this big rpg with npcs and quests and combat and all this stuff. It's either going to take years and years to do or it's not going to happen at all.
The price is an absolute joke. Setting the notional full price as the same as new AAA games like Bioshock infinite? Even with all the planned features this game, because it would be indie and less polished, would normally have a price tag of about $20 new, with discounts following soon after. I think they only set the price so high so they could charge a high price for the alpha and say it's 75% off. It's not worth it.