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From the makers of Einlanzer, a new story is under development and introduced to you in this article. Current development has game time at around 8 hours so we are still in early development, but believe we are ready to begin sharing what we have so far and to keep track as we continue development until final release. If you have any questions about Diaspora please feel free to ask them in the comments section.

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Diaspora is set during the backdrop of a world at war with eachother. The powerful Vooresh Empire has recently defeated the Kingdom of Hess-Erabi when our story takes place. Only the equally powerful Kingdom of Kairon stands between them and world domination. In a world that is harsh, unforgiving and in such despair, how can anything be changed?

In the underbelly of society are a race of people called "Abeyan's". For centuries these human-like species have been subjugated to lives of exclusion and hatred by humans. What fate will befall on them as a result of the war and how does their story fit in?

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gameplay

Features

  • 8 Playable Characters each with unique stories, personalities, and equipment sets
  • 35+ Hours of main storyline
  • 10+ Hours of side quests all different from echother
  • Beautiful scores from multiple composers. Heavy celtic, somber and militaristic theme
  • 40+ Steam Achievments
  • New Game +
      • Additional 5 hours to main storyline with new perils and ending
      • Crafting, mini games and more side quests not seen in regular game
      • Invest in and build your own house to live the rest of your days in

Gamepads Supported

gamepads

Specs

  • MINIMUM:
      • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-bit/64-bit)
      • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Graphics: 640 x 480 pixels or higher desktop resolution
      • Storage: 550 MB available space
      • Additional Notes: Pretty much a potato could run this game! ;-)
    RECOMMENDED:
      • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM

characters

Ailfred2


Ailfred

Ailfred is a Captain in the Vooresh Army and has seen his fair share of combat during the war. Growing up, Ailfred befriended the king of Vooresh, King Ralts, which has catapulted his career and status in society. However, Ailfred is conflicted with the war and considers it a heavy burden on his men whom he tries to take good care of in the midst of so much calamity. Ailfred is hardly seen without his best friend Lieutenant Shakar close by.

Shakar


Shakar

A queen of daggers and stealth, Lieutenant Shakar has a significant list of talents that serve her well. Although she has only just recently joined the Vooresh Army, it is clear she already acquired the necessary skills to be a good soldier before becoming a soldier. Shakar sports a care free attitude, but is fierce in her nationalism and friendship with Captain Ailfred which can sometimes come at odds because of Ailfred's views on the war.

Orson


Orson

At a very young age, all male children in the Empire of Vooresh must undergo mandatory training and military service. The training instills discipline and nationalism at a very young age resulting in a more powerful soldier for the Empire. Orson is a prime example of this militaristic culture. He is quick to follow orders, believes in the Empire's cause and is brave beyond his years. Orson is at odds with his captain as Ailfred's view of the war wanes.

Habar


Habar

Being Abeyan, and not human, Habar and like so many other Abeyans like him know all to well the dangers they face. It is their duty to educate those around them and inspire hope even when all seems lost. Left with raising his daughter, Niomi, by himself; Habar must be the very careful in balancing Niomi's childhood with teaching her about the real world they live in, but also to let her be a kid and grow up on her own, no matter how difficult life can be.

Niomi


Niomi

Wise beyond her short years, thanks to her father's guidance and the disposition Abeyan's must endure, Niomi has a somewhat optimistic view of the world she lives in and effortlessly manages to find the good and beauty in life even when humans would regard her and other Abeyans as filth. Niomi has a insatiable curiosity and desire to learn as much as she can and better understand the world. The bond between her and her father is unbreakable.

Ralts


King Vooresh (Ralts)

King Vooresh (King Ralts to those closest to him), had the unlucky honor of the war breaking out shortly after becoming king of Vooresh. Twelve years ago, the Kingdom of Kairon and Hess-Erabi formed an alliance and invaded Vooresh kingdom. They where able to drive them off their land and through iron will, Ralts was able to reorganize and strengthen his armies and tactics which later resulted in a brutal victory over Hess-Erabi to form an Empire. Ralts was childhood friends with Ailfred.

Celeste


Celeste

While growing up in Aldair, a rich but secluded town in the Kingdom of Kairon, Celeste had very little hardships thanks to her fathers fortune. Celeste pursued the sport of fencing at a very young age as do most wealthy families living in Kairon. This would seem like a simple life, but Celeste cannot ignore how while her family is filthy rich, so many in Kairon are devastatingly poor. The desire to help is always there, but as her father would say it, "wealthy people are wealthy for a reason, poor people are no different".

Wedge


Wedge & Biggs

Wedge and Biggs represent almost every soldier under Captian Ailfred's command. One of the heaviest used companies in the war, these soldiers have been at the forefront since the initial invasion to the brutal occupation of Hess-Erabi. Even with their higher military training and discipline than other countries, these soldiers have endured so much that the once unshakable discipline they all had begins to vaporize away ever so little until it spills out as insubordination.

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Gabriel

One of the three generals in the Vooresh Army, Gabriel is a quite character that little is known about him, but holds tremendous sway over the king and the events of the war. Gabriel is in charge of the war planning and execution of such plans. He is a clear force to be reckoned with and is rumored to be an excellent fighter. Although his methods are cruel, no one can deny the progress and transformation Vooresh has made since being invaded.

More characters will be added as development continues


Comments
San_OutofLine
San_OutofLine

Is the name "Diaspora" a working title, or it's definitive? I just ask, because I know at least 3 other games called Diaspora, and when I say this article name, even thought it was from one of those games. Just a heads-up from possible future mistunderstandings. Other than that, good luck with the development, and hope to see gameplay soon :)

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Switz[3rdMAR] Author
Switz[3rdMAR]

Hi San, thanks for taking the time to visit and inform us. The only thing we could find was an old space strategy game so we decided to go with the name, but we are also so early in development that a name change won't hurt us. I'm quite surprised the name is that popular actually. Could you possibly message me to the other games? This will help us see if we will have any issues based on legality and confusion if another is also a RPG. And also to reach out to them to make them aware and see if they are okay with it.

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San_OutofLine
San_OutofLine

Hi Switz, I just send you a PM with all the details.

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Switz[3rdMAR] Author
Switz[3rdMAR]

You may have been a life saver for us thank you! We are reaching out to each game you provided.

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Switz[3rdMAR] Author
Switz[3rdMAR]

Just a update we forgot to add here in case others see this:

We got in contact with the developers of the Diaspora games (sounds very interesting, see link below) and where given the greenlight to continue using Diaspora as our games title. We added the "RPG" post script on our own though out of respect and to hopefully alleviate confusion. It is a older game (Diaspora) and that is our target audience too (old classic RPG 90's lovers) so I am sure you won't be the last to catch that.

Diaspora.hard-light.net

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San_OutofLine
San_OutofLine

Ok! Great to see everything was resolved and you could keep the name :)

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