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An update about the current progress of Realm Explorer.

Posted by realmsource on May 16th, 2013

Greetings Realm Explorers!

It's been a few weeks since our last massive game patch -- the BIOME Patch -- and a lot more new development has been under way in that time. The dynamically generated realms of the game are starting to become more alive with each passing week. It seems rather appropriate that as the summer months approach that things are really starting to heat up with Realm Explorer.

We've been hard at work on the next big updates for Realm Explorer but we've always got our ear to the community. You guys asked and we listened! Aside from wanting more feature and content patches the number one requested item from the community has been more development updates! We're pleased to announce that starting next week we will be launching a new initiative to post both development news AND videos TWICE A WEEK. We plan to post blog posts detailing everything from the latest feature developments, news from upcoming patches, details of art creation, general game design issues and more. Videos will review features and content from recent patches as well as upcoming content for yet-to-be-released patches.

We have a lot of exciting new stuff that is ready or almost ready for the next few updates that we'll be revealing in the coming weeks. Completely new UI, character customization, major performance improvements and bug fixes, enhancements to crafting, combat, NPCs and a lot more are all in the works.

To conclude this brief announcement we're pleased to share a sneak peek at the completely revamped main menu. We're hard at work completing this new menu and all of the related features -- brand new 3D character customization and character selection feature, key binding, game options and much more. The main menu is the first thing you see when you play a game and we want to have something that looks good and is easy to use.

Please enjoy these screenshots from the concept phase through the first draft of implementation in the game. We're still working on it but we think it's coming along nicely!

General Main Menu Concept

3D menu display concepts in detail

Color Concept

First In-Game Draft

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Volumed May 16 2013, 5:28pm says:

I liked the old menu better it was more mystic. It looks like some really bad 3D render right now something from Warcraft 3.

Still I can't wait for the game more stable releases. :-)
The game got so many potential. Goodluck!

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PetrenkaPie May 16 2013, 6:14pm replied:

Liked the old one, too. But keep on rocking.

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delarobe May 16 2013, 10:04pm says:

looks nice, even though 2 ppl said the old one was better, i think the old one is too simplistic, good job

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Crlsdmc May 16 2013, 10:56pm says:

I've been waiting for more news, now I'm pleased, weekly videos and all that, I'm so looking forward to this title, you guys have a huge potential, you a have a master piece of a game if you keep doing things like you've been, listen to the community and you won't regret it!

The new main menu looks promising, and awesome, I hope you add some background mountains, It'll give that mystic feel of more kingdoms and worlds to discover.


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ElBaron May 23 2013, 3:20pm replied:

I second adding mountains to the background; the crow/raven gives a mystical or eerie feel but fog covered grounds with a hole to peek at mountains far off?

That spells a Monster Hunter mod to me(I'll make it with... MS Paint :P) which will make me get the game as soon as I can find enough $ for it :)

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klinke May 17 2013, 12:16am says:

There are only three words that can discribe this: very very awesome

keep the good work up i already bought your game

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dungeons0 May 17 2013, 1:28am says:

this looks the same as plants vs zombies menu. not even joking.

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babeco May 19 2013, 3:43pm says:

Nice logo!

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graspee May 23 2013, 9:02pm says:

Is working on this menu really the best thing to be doing right now? Seems to be like this is last stage polish. I would have thought putting more actual gameplay in would be more important.

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