Tales of Maj’Eyal is a roguelike RPG, featuring tactical turn-based combat and advanced character building. Play as one of many unique races and classes in the lore-filled world of Eyal, exploring random dungeons, facing challenging battles, and developing characters with your own tailored mix of abilities and powers.
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Release Date: Dec 31, 2012

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June 14

Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.4.8 aka "Of Redemption" is released!

My minions, I am happy and proud to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.4.7 ! See http://te4.org/

Enjoy and have fun in Eyal!

Release highlights:

  • Some bugfixes

Expanded changelist:
  • Fixed the Item's Vault crash. Sorry..
  • Unexisting particles (because of removed addon/..) will not prevent loading (should help with some world.teaw issues)
  • Oozewalk correctly only removes detrimental effects
  • Fixed offhand mindstar from not using the talent's damage multiplier

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June 13

Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.4.7 aka "Of Perception" is released!

My minions, I am happy and proud to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.4.7 ! See http://te4.org/

Enjoy and have fun in Eyal!

Release highlights:

  • Some bugfixes

Expanded changelist:
  • Updated Ring of the War Master and the Murderblade to correctly boost berserker talents
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes made alt daikara 4 or sludgenest 1 (and probably some others) fail to generate
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes made exiting subvaults bug out
  • Fixed a bug preventing adventurers from restarting from premades in the infinite dungeon
  • Updated OpenAL dll for windows to a new version, should prevent some windows10 crashes
  • Disabled greater-crypt abnd trickvault vaults (the ones with the levers/tricks that sometimes bork) until they can be remade in a way that cant trap players forever
  • Fixed Dominant Will to correctly fade away
  • Phase Door and Teleport respect teleport immunity
  • Fixed The Cage (Embers of Rage) from working only once
  • Fix random freeze/random stop at high run speed
  • Tinkered items can not be vaulted anymore


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Reviews

“If you didn’t download TOME immediately then please do so now, unless you’re at work, in which case it’s acceptable to wait until your lunch break. Take your lunch break immediately.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Tales of Maj’Eyal (TOME) seems to be a roguelike that refuses to have the shortcomings that are taken for granted in the genre.”
Dorkadia

“Even within a single class, there’s a lot of depth and tactical nuance to discover.”
Indiestatik

About This Game

Tales of Maj’Eyal is a roguelike RPG, featuring tactical turn-based combat and advanced character building. Play as one of many unique races and classes in the lore-filled world of Eyal, exploring random dungeons, facing challenging battles, and developing characters with your own tailored mix of abilities and powers.
With a modern graphical and customisable interface, intuitive mouse control, streamlined mechanics and deep, challenging combat, online stats and character sheets, Tales of Maj’Eyal offers engaging roguelike gameplay for the 21st century.

Key features:
  • Focus on randomly generated tactical battles
  • Rich set of very unique classes
  • Unlocks & achievements progression
  • Rich world with its own history which slowly reveal during the game
  • No consumables, no grinding
  • Turn based: think before you act!
  • Simple, easy to use interface
  • Easy modding support with Workshop integration

Buyers will get all the extra features that normal donators get. You can test for free on te4.org

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2+
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2+
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2+
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
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Papa John
81.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
One of the most addicting and deap games I have ever played. Didn't read any of the lore, but I'm sure its good.
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MY name is what 060575678569
15.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
By far one of the best roguelikes I've ever played! Tons of monsters, spells, skills, classes, races, quests, and all of the exploration you could want and an entertaining story to wrap it all up in.
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eb
231.2 hrs
Posted: September 17
About half a dozen RPGs in an overcoat pretending to be a roguelike. Unavoidably flawed given how huge it is, but mod support is excellent and you can easily improve/get rid of the annoying stuff (or add more if you like your RPGs bloated to hell and back). Has one of the ugliest, least functional tilesets ever, but the fake ASCII mode looks fantastic and you don't want to know what a yeek really looks like anyway.

Also, a warning: prolonged exposure to the Last Hope/Gates of Morning music will cause massive headaches.
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dinth1906
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 11
Highly recommended RPG.
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Mongoloid Mike
20.4 hrs
Posted: September 3
Terrible
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
263.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
I use my 4K gaming rig to play this game that looks like it was made back in 1993. Worth it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
430.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
ToME is a fantastic game with a great community. The game really draws you in and you get addicted fast. It's very difficult at times and has some really intense moments as well. There is a chat feature in game where you can talk, link items, ask for help and advice, etc. I can't reccomend it enough if you're a fan of rougelikes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
273.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Wow, what a great game. I'm not much of a roguelike fan, but I can't get enough of TOME. The class, combat, and loot systems are incredibly well thought out. So many race/class combos and plenty of different builds within those combinations. And the loot is actually interesting! It's common to pick up a item with 5 or more different stat gains plus a unique active spell. The game is never predictable and the turn-based combat means you can take it as fast or slow as you want. Definitely one of the best value games on Steam.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
796.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Beat Insane, tried Madness... It lives up to it's name.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
one of my favorite games i own

I got this game because my freind recomended it this it the first roughlike game i have ever played and i freaking love it get this game if you like rouglikes or if you like good games at all
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
86.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Good luck achievement hunters...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Best roguelike ever, hats off to our Dark God!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
443 of 455 people (97%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
956.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I don't play rogue-likes.

That was my starting point with ToME(4), aka Tales of Maj'Eyal. I'm not really a fan of the genre, though I am a fan of tactical RPGs. It was only after some interesting comments on another game forum (Grim Dawn, great game, look it up) that I decided to give ToME a try.

Unlike some other rogue-likes, ToME gives you the option to play softcore. There are varying difficulty levels in addition to different degrees of 'rogue-like-ness' (multiple lives; from 1 to infinite). The classes vary from basic and simple (Bulwark, Rogue, Archmage, etc) to surprisingly unique (Mindslayer, Oozemancer, Solipsist, etc). The unlock system can be a pain, but it does encourage you to progress through the game, explore and play various archetypes.

The lore is great; the world has been excellently crafted (imo). While it doesn't read like a AAA novel, the depth of the backstory is pretty astonishing considering it's been done primarily by one man (props Darkgod).

When it comes to the gameplay, everything is surprisingly newbie-friendly (for a rogue-like). The UI is simple and easy, the controls are variable (keyboard and/or mouse, re-bindable) and the overly-complex item usage often found in the genre has been notably streamlined.

The graphics are solid. Now, take that with a grain of salt; this is a 2d game of tiles and sprites. If you're anticipating something like Dragon Age, you're going to be disappointed. I know that I was unpleasantly surprised. That being said, it has definitely grown on me and it certainly gives enough information on what's happening.

All that being said, this IS a roguelike. You WILL walk around a corner/open a door/open a chest and get exploded. Careful, cautious play is highly encouraged.

Overall, if you find yourself wanting to try out a roguelike but finding they are a little too 'hardcore' for you, give ToME a try. It's the only roguelike that I have found myself returning to, time after time.
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259 of 266 people (97%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,329.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
I've never written a steam review before but TOME is so good that I have to chime in with my 2c. This is the first rogue-like game that I've ever played and I was extremely skeptical of the genre before giving TOME a try but I can honestly say that TOME is the best game that I've played in a very, very long time, and as a D&D nerd who grew up in the 80's, this game hits so many of the right notes from an RPG perspective that I have simply not been able to put it down since the summer sale and I've only played 2 out of the like 30 classes.

The replay value is through the roof and the challenge is out of this world difficult, but like Dark Souls, it mostly feels very fair and does become more manageable as you get better at the game. I can't believe I only paid something like 2$ for this game as it is worth the price of a full AAA title easily. In fact, if I was a developer who had slaved away on a mediocre AAA title this game would make me seriously re-evaluate my life choices. As far as I can tell, this game was developed by one dude, and stands head and shoulders above so many titles that took 100+ people to create that it should serve as an inspiration to hobby game developers everywhere. I can't believe how good this game is, you have to buy it.
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217 of 225 people (96%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
398.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
Well...how to start.

First, now that I have a few games under my belt and have a least started some of the overall learning curve (there is a lot of information to digest in this game), I would like to say BRAVO to the developer. This game is for any old school RPG'er that misses great mechanics and gameplay. I cannot stress enough how engaging this game is. Anyway, I will list some of the goods and bads of the game.

The Good

  • The developer, DarkGod, is very attentive to the boards and genuinely is interested in his customers. This is a positive that is almost nonexistent is most software. (Especially indy stuff.)
  • The choice of characters/classes is vast. Yes, you have to play to unlock all of them. That is part of the fun.
  • Character development is very customizable and detailed. For me this is a plus, for some this is the source of extreme confusion.
  • The UI is very friendly. Although, like a lot of the game, it does have a somewhat inclined learning curve. I have been playing for 60 odd hours and I am still finding ways to use it and new things I didn't know it could do with it.
  • The workshop support is tremendous. You can customize this game to suit your needs.
  • This is a Rogue Like game that has difficulty settings from casual to hard core. If you want, you CAN play with unlimited lives. Or, if you fancy a good challenge, you can play 1 life on crazy difficulty. The choice is yours. (I read a few reviews complaining that they died too quick. So set it on easy and learn to play; it is that simple.)
  • Tremendous amount of trophies. One ninth of them are very gettable for anyone. (The trophes are copied nine times for different levels of play. And, yes, if you do higher level trophies they will get all the same trophies below them. You just have to do a little dance to have it happen. If an old fart like me can figure it out (I read posts) then I imagine most people can do the same.)
  • The story is not bad at all. Far more engaging than most much more expensive games. If you think it is boring and unimaginative you probably haven't actually read and/or played through much of it.

The Bad

  • No, this game is not perfect. The biggest drawback, from some people's view, is the graphics. They are very yesterday, yesteryear, last decade possibly. (For me this is not that big of a deal, I will gladly trade eye-candy for good gameplay.)
  • I have experienced some game lag in different parts of the game. Not sure what causes them, but they are surely there. I have never had it crash, but I have had to wait 30-90 seconds for it to come out of an apparent mini-freeze.
  • This game can be unflinchingly mean and nasty at higher levels. For some this is a deal breaker. For me it is a lot of fun. So do with that what you want. (I have read many blog/posts about people rage quitting and never playing again. For those people...never play Magic the Gathering, you will end up hating life and your friends.)
  • The UI is very friendly. Although, like a lot of the game, it does have a somewhat inclined learning curve. Yes, I know this was listed in my "Goods," but it is most definitely a negative for a lot of people.
  • Kind of gets in the way of life if you get into it. It is a "just one more turn/zone/thingy type game that will overtake your life if you let it.

That is all that I can think of off the top of my head. I have an old head. (And, most of the other parts as well.) So, in closing, get the game. It is too cheap and well made to not have it in your library. If this is formatted incorrectly, I humbly apologize for my oldness and lack of modern techno-goodness; it has been years since I "formatted" anything and I imagine quite rusty.

***Sits back and waits to get troll-fired***
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