Ars Notoria is a fantasy, survival-action RPG set inside an open world sandbox where you can hunt possessed creatures, solo or cooperatively with friends, and defeat them with mastery of unique schools of magic to create mighty enchanted artifacts. As your legend grows, you will recruit additional adventurers to assemble a powerful, sprawling faction and bring it under your control.

You begin the game as a lowly beggar, newly drafted into the kingdom’s army to fight the growing scourge of Enthralled; magic-infused creatures formed by corrupted shards of spiritual energy. You soon find yourself thrust into an epic struggle with the god-like High Spirits and the warring factions that worship them. Using your powerful ability to Soul Bind, you can absorb and swap between four unique adventurers on the fly, each with special skills, weapons, and combat styles. You will need every trick and magical ability you can muster to guide your faction in uncovering the origins of the Enthralled blight and ultimately decide the fate of the kingdom.

A Stunning, Vast Open World Sandbox

  • Explore a huge and diverse map teeming with forests, farmlands, dungeons, and a vast capital city, all affected by multiple weather conditions and seasons. Witness stunning panoramic views and intense environmental effects created by magic abilities.
  • Investigate and join one of the factions, each with its own unique agenda and philosophy, including non-lethal combat/quest resolution.
  • Journey through the world of Ars Notoria with your friends in online multiplayer PVE. Not only can you experience the epic tale together, but team up to raid loot-filled dungeons, craft legendary weapons, and build impressive settlements.


A Unique Experience On Every Playthrough

  • Experience a sprawling main story with plentiful side quests that can be played through multiple times to experience the tale from different viewpoints. Will you carve a path of destruction and fear, or restore unity and hope? Player choices result in multiple game endings.
  • Procedurally generated dungeons ensure each playthrough is unique. Traverse the depths of dark, icy caves, wander ancient ruins of old spirit magic, and navigate fiery lairs of powerful Enthralled.


Master Elaborate Fighting Combos

  • Swap at will with three other Soul Bound characters in your squad during combat, creating lethal, powerful combos with magical, spirit-infused weaponry.
  • Fight a large variety of deadly creatures, each possessed by unique spirits, that offer a multitude of combat challenges.
  • After defeating foes, capture a variety of spirits from different magical origins, each with a multitude of powers and elemental bonuses, allowing you to place additional enchantments on weapons, armor, and equipment.
  • Engage in epic boss fights against huge corrupted creatures capable of environmental destruction.


Customize and Craft Your World

  • Create a custom main character from the ground up and alter dozens of additional, recruitable characters that you can rotate in and out of your active, four-person squad by Soul Binding.
  • Craft a variety of buildings, creating custom, decor-filled living spaces with a detailed flourish, combat defenses, and places of commerce.
  • Recruit non-combat NPCs to grow your faction ranks, making it stronger and increasing its influence throughout the kingdom.
  • While you venture forth in the world with your squad, command your faction members to perform a variety of tasks in parallel, such as forging enchanted weapons and armor, researching crafting recipes, defending outposts, or gathering resources.
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Ars Notoria Dev Journal #4

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Hey everyone!

In this development blog post, we wanted to share with you some details about seasons and seasonal in-game events in Ars Notoria.

As we already showed in some videos and images that we posted previously, there are four different seasons in the world of Ars Notoria. There is a day/night cycle, and in-game time passes as you explore the region's territories and complete various quests. The open-ended nature of the game means that you can choose your own pace, and you can play through as many seasons as you want.

The seasons in Ars Notoria are the following:

  • Ren, Season of Renewal (Spring)
  • Lux, Season of Light (Summer)
  • Aur, Season of Harvest (Autumn)
  • Dim, Season of Twilight (Winter)

During each of the seasons, there are various festivals celebrated by the people of the region. The one that we wanted to introduce to you today is the Festival of Souls, which happens during Aur, Season of Harvest. It lasts for one in-game week and is dedicated to the remembrance of souls. Spiritual activity is especially high during this time and certain magic types become more powerful than usual, such as Ars Necromia, a type of magic designed to wreak havoc in the world of the living and raise the dead through necromancy.

During the days of the Festival of Souls, everyone decorates their houses with candles, spooky skeletons, carved pumpkins, and other accessories. The streets of the capital city and its surroundings are bright from all the festival lights even at night.

Since players can use the Building mode in Ars Notoria to create their own buildings anywhere in the region, we also decided to add plenty of festival-themed decorations that can be used to further customize players’ houses during this seasonal event. There are various designs of carved pumpkins, different types of lights and candles, and even cobwebs and skeletons that you can place around the house or in its interior.

We also prepared special quests that happen during the days of the Festival. In one of such quests, you can solve a mystery behind a bizarre mutated pumpkin, and depending on your choices obtain a rather unusual reward. There are also new enemy enemies that you can encounter while exploring various dungeons, ancient ruins, tombs, and graveyards.


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