Exiled Kingdoms' Beta will include almost all the final game features, and roughly half of the content, which is what I'm working on now. If you start playing now, you will be able to keep your saved games through all the future updates, don't worry.
In the last weeks, development focus has been put in the early areas/quests, which have been upgraded. There is now an initial area that serves as mini-tutorial and story introduction. Also, Iron-Man mode was included, which was a feature requested by perma-death and roguelike fans.
Here is the latest gameplay trailer.
An introduction to the story and setting
A century ago, the Andorian Empire was destroyed by a magical cataclysm that brought The Horrors into our world; humanity was nearly annihilated. Many thousands managed to escape, however, sailing away to the Imperial Colony of Varannar: a savage island, dangerous and unexplored. But mistrust and blame made impossible to elect a new Emperor, and the four Exiled Kingdoms were proclaimed.
Nowadays, the ragtag kingdoms still struggle to survive in a harsh land, often waging war on each other. Empire and the Horrors are, for many, just old legends and fairytales. You are a novice adventurer, rarely paying attention to such old stories; you're more concerned with your latest misadventures.
But for once, luck seems to be on your side. You received a letter from New Garand, stating that you are the sole beneficiary of a big inheritance. You don’t remember any relatives in the capital of the Kingdom of Varsilia, but certainly that won’t stop you from an opportunity like this! The road to New Garand will reveal many surprises, and will teach you that fairytales and legends can become, in fact, very real.