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Shattered Realms: Mortal Tale is a turn based rpg with a focus on a world overcome by war and destruction at the hands of the Lord of Death, who the main hero has escaped from but must now save his/her soul by fighting the various creatures that terrorize the land and ever extending the limited time you have to live, else the grip of the Death Curse shall tighten. An open world in which time is your only constraint, customize your hero and influence the world to your liking. All endings are canon, and multiple paths and times exist within this world. Currently one one race is playable, but a maximum of two races are on the table, and with four class variants for each gender, there are at least 16 total designs for the main character. A public demo is in active production.

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It has been a long while since an update was posted and I must sincerely apologize for keeping the people who follow the project in the dark.

After lots of behind the scenes drama a number of glaring issues made it clear that we needed to rework the game from the ground up or it would never have a proper chance to evolve into something we could be proud of or confident in the quality of. To this end, we have updated the game to the RPG Maker MV engine and have been hard at work making the mechanics and gameplay better than it ever was before.

Footage of the game prior to public demo release



Here is a list of things we have improved on thanks to this engine update:

  • Class Gameplay Overhaul: Classes have much better gameplay flow and are more engaging to play. Each requires a certain approach to make full use of the character's potential.
  • Skill Point System: Characters now only gain the majority of their skills through seeking a trainer and gaining skill points to buy new skills from them. A greater variety of skills become available to the Player, allowing them to tailor their characters to a specific style of play that suits them. This system grants far greater sense of progression and rewards doing quests more.
  • Death Curse Overhaul: The main gameplay concern of the game, the Death Curse was always flawed in the old XP game. Talking to NPCs felt impossible due to time constraints and limited people from freely exploring. Listening to feedback, we made several major changes:
    • More Sanctuary Areas: Besides Hanaru, more areas are considered 'safe' from the Death Curse and allow the Player to relax. Unlocking these areas also allows quick travel to these points, making future trips to their respective areas quicker.
    • Pause Button: While the Main Menu works this way too, it was observed that people wouldn't think about this when they needed to go afk or were distracted, so a Pause Button [P] Key was added that pauses all game functions and lets the Player have more agency.
    • Start/Pause/Stop Functionality: Conversations with NPCs will now pause or even reset the Death Curse depending on their importance level or length. The timer will always reset when dialogue leads into a battle. This functionality was also used to make the Pause Button possible.
    • Future Plans: There are ideas to create skills that increase the timer in battle, among other similar ideas to boost the Timer. These ideas are still early stage and will eventually be tested.
  • Improved Jumping/Sprinting: These features existed but posed aggravating problems in cutscenes. These have been largely fixed.
  • Story Telling Improvements: The overhaul lets us take a second look at the story and find new ways to tell it, lots of new and fundamentally better stories have arisen thanks to this engine.

We've made great progress but we still need feedback and an extra set of eyes to continue improving. The Tech Demo offers a temporary story and a sizable amount of game time, but we're looking to start showing a glimpse of the story proper and even more refined gameplay. Work on the Story Demo is ongoing, but any help you can provide in the form of feedback is greatly appreciated.

Here are some of the new areas coming in future updates and the Story Demo itself, as well as character concept art and enemies you will face even in the present version of the game.


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If you would like to try the game out yourself, the present version is live on IndieDB, and we have embedded it in this article for quick access. We hope you all have a great day and hope you enjoy the renovated SR:MT!

Shattered Realms: Mortal Tale Demo Version 0.6 Release

Shattered Realms: Mortal Tale Demo Version 0.6 Release

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After several long months, Chapter 2 is released and ready for public play.

Chapter 2 Release and Private Playtest

Chapter 2 Release and Private Playtest

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We're proud to announce that we are finally beginning the Private Playtest for Chapter 2, and announcing when the public version of the game will go live...

Chapter 2 Version 0.6.1 Development Details

Chapter 2 Version 0.6.1 Development Details

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We discuss the in depth plans for the still in progress Chapter 2 Version 0.6.1, and what you can expect to see from us during that time.

Patch 0.5.5 And Future Plans

Patch 0.5.5 And Future Plans

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Today's article discusses the download of Patch 0.5.5 and our future plans for the next few months.

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Shattered Realms Mortal Tale

Shattered Realms Mortal Tale

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Tech Demo Version 1.0.1 [Stable]. Updated to RPG Maker MV.

Chapter 2 Version 0.6.1

Chapter 2 Version 0.6.1

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Update patch 0.6.1 - boss difficulty, final boss (chapter 2) battles adjusted / edited. Read the description before downloading!

Chapter 2: Revelation Initial Build

Chapter 2: Revelation Initial Build

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Chapter 2 is live! Please read the description before downloading!

Demo Version 0.5.6

Demo Version 0.5.6

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Updated 0.5.5 to 0.5.6, bug patch plus some content.

Demo Version 0.5.4 The Cultists Emerge Update

Demo Version 0.5.4 The Cultists Emerge Update

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The Cultists Emerge Update has gone up! Thanks for supporting the project, please let us know if there are any more issues! Please read the description...

Shattered Realms: Mortal Tale Demo Version 0.4.1

Shattered Realms: Mortal Tale Demo Version 0.4.1

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The Ancient Forest Update is out! Thanks for supporting the project, please let us know if there are any more issues! Please read the description before...

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Looks amazing. Very well build from what i can see. Nice art style in functions very well and the concept behind it will do it well. Along with the beginning it does draw in a player or it does for me that is and i would love to see it progress into its final stages.

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AoDLegacy Creator
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Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it. I've still got a lot to do, but I'm enjoying the progress of the project.

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Looks good!

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AoDLegacy Creator
AoDLegacy

Thank you very much, I've still got a lot to do left before I can release a public first build though.

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Whooooo! Yeaaaaaaa! Epic suport! (gotch yer' back, man)

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