Epoch Games


Summary

The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order is a single-player, medieval-low-fantasy RPG being developed by Epoch Games, utilizing Epic Game's Unreal Engine 4, for Windows PCs. The game will feature an expansive, living world that will evolve and grow by itself, instead of revolving around the player’s actions.
The game is currently planned to be released Chapter by Chapter, with each bringing new regional content and gameplay features.





The World of Althas

As old orders crumble and new powers rise, it is time for you to forge your destiny.
Ever since it's early history, Althas has been a land shaken by conflicts. In the early days, these conflicts pitted the Anointed Kingdoms of Men against dark and demonic forces that threatened them. However, with the passage of time, the world has changed: the Anointed order is eroding away and new powers are rising. Another war looms on the horizon, a war of personal and political motivation. Thenodar, a burgeoning new kingdom in the North, and Anorthile, one of the last of the three remaining Anointed Kingdoms, now prepare for a war that will shake all of Althas. Old demons and new enemies gather in the shadows of both lands as each sets their sights on the ruined wilderness known as the Feralands.


Gameplay Mechanics

There are many features we aim for in The Lays of Althas: SO. The game is in the early stages of development, so many of the features listed below are subject to change:
    • Open World: Adventure on the continent of Althas. A large, open-world awaits the player with full freedom to explore. Regions will be released via Chapters.

    • Deep Lore: The world of Althas has a rich history which is represented throughout the game. Interact with environments, NPCs, and as well as read through in-game books to learn more about the world.

    • Dynamic and Active World: Instead of a world that revolves around the player, we are creating a world where the player must learn to revolve around it. This approach will allow for date-based events to occur in Althas, even if you aren’t around to see them.

    • Adaptive Skill-based Combat: The game aims for a skill-based, first-person, system. Giving the player full control over melee swings and stabs, as well as engaging ranged combat and stealth.

    • Magic: Magic is a rare ability that the player will have to work hard to unlock in the Sundered Order period of Althas. When utilized correctly, it possesses a myriad of usages that can be extremely beneficial.

    • Dynamic Factions and Wars: Factions will make decisions and go to war with each other. Battles happen dynamically, according to the timeline and based on causes-and-effects within the game.


Epoch Games

The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order is being developed by Epoch Games, an all-volunteer group from all across the world. We are dedicated to making this game as great as possible, and to make Althas a truly epic RPG experience. Being volunteers, we’re doing this for free - our motivation comes from our desire to create great games. Members of Epoch Games hail from all over the world; we are an international group, with members from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, all working together online to bring you the best game experience we can. Visit our DB page.
For more news and discussion, please visit our official forums. If you're interested in joining the Epoch Games team, please post a thread in our Applications subforum. Can't contribute the time required for such a position? We are also allowing fans to help us in the game's development: you can become a contributor by going to the Public Claims subforum and claiming an open assignment. No help is too small!


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I hope you enjoyed our Christmas Update and our little New Year’s gifts, where we showed some of our level design and architecture work. We have bigger stuff coming, but to tide you over, we have a brief look at some weapons we’re working on.


To start off, we have this piece of art by Joan, the concept for our general weapons not associated with any factions:


And here we have some of those weapons realized in full by our 3D Art team, including the mace,



bow,



arrows,



and spear.



Oh but...wait, that shield doesn’t look like it belongs with the rest of these? Well, that’s because that’s the basic version of the shield belonging to these guys, the Thenodar Men-at-Arms:



Being among the most elite standard soldiers, the Men-at-Arms are formidable opponents on foot or on horseback. This armor is also common to see with commanders of small battalions of Thenodar’s army.


So that does it for our little update. And keep your eyes open, you may see those Men-at-Arms popping up in the not too distant future. Until then, stay tuned.

Christmas Update: Bordrima

Christmas Update: Bordrima

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A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Epoch Games. I know it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from us, but we have definitely...

The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 2

The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 2

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The second chapter of the short story series "The Hawk and the Stone".

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

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This week you’ll get to see some of the current Inventory system UI work done by our Graphic Designers, as well as an explanation to its general design...

Kept You Waiting, huh?

Kept You Waiting, huh?

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It's been awhile, but we haven't stopped, and are we happy to show you all some of the works that's been done.

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The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 1

The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 1

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This is the first chapter of "The Hawk and the Stone" in a .pdf file. Download and you can open it with e-reader apps like the Kindle app and of course...

The Hawk and the Stone - Chapter 2

The Hawk and the Stone - Chapter 2

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This is the second chapter of the story Hawk and the Stone. The file is a PDF format. Illustrations by: Joan Maldonado, Owen Yulefield, and Ruo Yo Chen

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names_are_useless Creator
names_are_useless

Hey everyone! We are currently having a hard time finding a Graphic Designer, with previous Game UI design experience. If you are one with such talent, and interested in joining the Epoch Games team, please see below:

Indiedb.com

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cartoonistwill
cartoonistwill

Hey, Epoch team. Local cartoonist and comic artist. Stumbled upon you while job hunting. Whereas I don't have the skills necessary to help you - I sucked at 3D while in college - it's great to see the beginning of a local game company. I'll be cheering you on. - Will Boyer, www.MiloComics.com

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names_are_useless Creator
names_are_useless

We are currently looking for traditional 2D Concept Artists, so I do recommend applying ;)

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Guest
Guest

WOW I almost forgot about this game lol, Good thing this is in my bookmarks. Great work!!!

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MiCizek
MiCizek

Hi, how do you do?

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names_are_useless Creator
names_are_useless

It's going VereWolf :)

Working on an update for you guys. Can't promise it will be soon, but I think you guys will really like this one.

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Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil

Hey, just want to drop a message here that we are hard at work and things have been a little quiet here, but we are working on stuff to hopefully show you soon.

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Guest
Guest

Hey, do you think you guys could upload some videos of early gameplay? Or is way too early for that?

In terms of dev blogs, maybe you could do one explaining how the combat will work?

BTW, love you work, shame what happened with MERP, though.

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MisterAmbidextrous Creator
MisterAmbidextrous

Hey everyone,

I should also like to remind that we've done another Dev Blog quite recently.
Epochgames.co.uk

Give it a read if you haven't.

Thanks and enjoy the new Article that just went up, too! :)

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Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil

Happy New Year! Keep your eyes open for some new content coming out in the coming days and week!

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Ready yourselves! Indiedb.com Here's a brief look at: Weapons.

Jan 17 2017

Hey all, we'd love it if you could join us on our forums. Come say Hi to the devs and other fans. Plus exclusives! Epochgames.co.uk

Jan 7 2017

Here's to the New Year: Give a read to our 10th dev blog.. A quick update on what's to come. Epochgames.co.uk

Jan 4 2017

It's been a minute.. Here's a jolly Christmas update for you guys! Indiedb.com Merry Christmas!

Dec 25 2016

Continuing the trend, we've another @IndieDB article to share with you all! We're a little overdue for this one. Indiedb.com

Jun 10 2016

Let's not forget that we also just released our blog post #9 that goes further in depth into our Inventory system. Epochgames.co.uk

May 25 2016

Check out this week's new @IndieDB update we have for you. This time it's all about the inventory! Indiedb.com #LaysOfAlthas

May 25 2016

Hi all thanks for being patient while we faff around behind the scenes. Fear not, development has been progressing, more new soon -D

May 11 2016

We're back in the public eye! Check out our latest post on @IndieDB. More soon. -D Indiedb.com #LaysOfAlthas #Althas #EpochGames

May 11 2016

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