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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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I'm sorry our next update is taking so long ... there is a lot going on behind the scenes. We want to make sure our next update is a big one, and once we get that one out, to be updating more regularly.

Our project is still alive, we just don't want to be posting updates of material already shown OR in an incomplete state.

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Do you have an approximate ETA for when we can expect the next update? Or at least the percentage left until the update is fully ready to go?

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Can we get an update, please? As a late Christmas/ New Years gift? Pretty please?

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Its been 3 to 4 months since there last update are they going to post anything new?

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I think its dead. A shame, it looked promising.

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My common test if are Alive. :-D Google.cz

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MiCizek

It is ok if they recruiting new staff member. :-P

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Well at least Skyblivion and Skywind is alive and well.

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Exactly! Beyond Skyrim as well. Was hoping this would be finished though. I wonder what happened, they've been saying that they've got updates coming up.

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