Runes of Brennos is a combat game between druids of different clans, who fight for political power. Battles take place in temple-arenas and are fought with magical runes. The player uses the Leap Motion to draw these runes on the screen and can then cast them towards the enemy player/NPC. It's a game that's all about skills and wits. The player has to learn the runes, their power and weaknesses. To win, you need the right strategy and perfect timing; it's like playing a cool, expanded, fast-paced version of rock-paper-scissors. Leap Motion is, for us, the perfect technology to make this game as immersive as possible, where the player really feels like he is actually casting magic, instead of just pressing a button to do so.

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As you probably know, the release of Leap Motion was postponed until June 22nd. That means we have more time to finish Runes and add more features to the first version of the game!

Posted by Betelgeuze on May 6th, 2013

Project Status:
As you probably know, the release of Leap Motion was postponed until June 22nd. That means we have more time to finish Runes and add more features to the first version of the game!

We are in beta stage now and have all the basis mechanics in place. Most of the art is done, all the levels are finished, the menus and UI are as good as done, and the music is sounding great! The basic gameplay is implemented too; we just have to add some extra features to make it even better. The online multiplayer, campaign and tutorial are being worked on too.

New screenshots:

The blasphemed heathen-hall of Pritona
In Celtica, atop ruins from a wilder age,
Where baser wood replaced the rock of old,
Which, but for our lack of skill,
Spells doom by the day


The tomb of silent Ankou,
In the once-marks of Eburon,
Whose halls are promised all men of power,
Where fools seek the counsel of dead men,
But the wise will find dry bone

First campaign map and UI reveal:


Wild WEBPAGE appeared!
We now also have a Runes webpage online at
Let us know what you think!

Support us!
You can support the project by following us on Facebook and IndieDB, where we will post regular updates about the project. We want your feedback and ideas to help us make our best game yet!

Please note that everything is still very much a work in progress and that these pictures and movies are not in any way representative of the final version of the game. Which will be even more epic!

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streamdream May 7 2013, 4:12am says:

Looks really intreasting.

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celui May 9 2013, 3:49am says:

Interesting concept, there have been many good games in this genre, lets hope you come up with something better. Good Luck:)

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Betelgeuze May 11 2013, 11:27am replied:

Thanks Celui en streamdream! What game "genre" would you describe Runes to be?

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Runes of Brennos
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Released Jul 20, 2013
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