Star Trail is a faithful remake of Realms of Arkania’s classic sequel. This hardcore RPG features dozens of talents and spells, distinct races and character classes as well as a challenging isometric turn-based combat system.
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Release Date: Nov 11, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Crafty Studios developed the first remake of the RoA Trilogy, "Blade of Destiny" and released it in July 2013, only months after the "Early Access" program of Steam was started. It didn't work out so well, and we had to continue development together with a very involved and enthusiastic community for more than a year after initial release to make it the game it is today.

We learned the hardest way possible that especially when developing a big game with a small team, is important to have early and explicit feedback in the process. From the very beginning of production, we therefore involved a small group of highly motivated players in the daily development. With the help of the Steam Early Access program, we have the chance to engage a larger number of players that can help bringing “Star Trail” to a shape the community is completely satisfied with.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to end the Early Access Phase in February 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version is planned to differ from the Early Access version in the following points:


The following locations are already created but not in final quality and will become accessible in the course of the Early Access phase:
  • City of Lowangen
  • City of Tjolmar
  • Roughly 15 small towns, known as "dialog towns" from “Star Trail” 94’ are actually explorable
  • Dungeon "Swamp of the Forgotten"
  • Dungeon "Temple of the Nameless"
  • Dungeon "Blood Pinnacles"


We are planning to add several cutscenes to the final version to the already complete ones. Already existing are beginning and ending of the Star Trail Quest as well is a few Intro scenes.


Together with our great composer Louis (big thanks!) we are rerecording the legacy soundtrack of “Star Trail”. Five songs, including the legendary intro already made its way into the Early Access Version. During the EA phase, more and more tracks of the original 38 track OST will make it into the game. Once complete our Early Access users will get to download the complete OST in their favourite format.


The combat system as it is will be expanded and extended, there is already multifield opponents like ogres, bears and dragons. We will add tactical options to make the battles more interesting and faster paced.


Steam Workshop will allow for easy access and distribution of mods generated with the powerful tools available.


Mac OSX will be supported in the course of the Early Access phase.

Linux / SteamOS

Linux / SteamOS will be supported in the course of the Early Access phase.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We have broken down the current status of the Early Access version into the following points:


The „Star Trail“ questline is completely playable, the "salamander stone" questline is in place but lacks Tjolmar and the Temple of the Nameless Dungeon for short playthrough and Lowangen as well as the Swamp Dungeon for long playthrough.


The travel map with its more than 200 routes and dozens of encounters, fights and events is completed, the towns of Kvirasim, Gashok, Finsterkoppen and Tiefhusen are completed, can be entered and most of the events that can occur there are also ready. In addition, the large dungeons “Finsterkopp Pit” and “Phex Temple” are ready and explorable.


Humanoid characters that can also be encountered in towns can be designed using an integrated editor, they have dozens of characteristics than can be adapted to design them. Non-Humanoids have been mostly redone and expanded for a bigger number of opponents. Animations also have been redone, allowing for eight different kinds of (humanoid) attack weapon classes wielded and animated accordingly.


The user interface has been completely redone, presenting even more information where it is needed and less where it is not.


The already great modding capabilities have been expanded even further, allowing from new roads on the map to custom characters and customized battle arenas on top of the already known modding possibilities of Blade of Destiny HD.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access version will have a lower price point then the final one. Customers, which decide to join the Early Access phase, will get the game around 20% percent cheaper than it will be after the game is completely finished.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community was always a corner stone for our game development, more so for our Realms of Arkania series than for any other game we ever made. We will have a close ear at the community for their feedback and suggestions for missing features, off balancing and game fun in general. Startrail HD is an oldschool hardcore party RPG which tries to stay faithful to the version released more than 20 years ago while updating it for a modern audience and implementing learnings from the first remake as well as from game design advances made in the past two decades. The amount and balance of these updates always was and still is a core concern for our efforts in making this game, which is why we will rely heavily on the feedback and suggestions given from the community in this area.

We will also have an ingame reporting and suggestions form in place, allowing players to report and get involved in the early access process even without leaving the game.”
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Recent updates View all (7)

March 26

Version 0.77

This time around, the Update allows you to access the last remaining city of Tjolmar. In Detail:

Towns & Dungeons
  • Tjolmar is now accessible
  • The sleeping stalls in Lowangen don't have room service any more
  • If entering Lowangen without the Salamander Stone, Dragan won't start the Salamander Stone Quest
  • Several houses in Gashok were made solid again
  • Gashok now has night lanterns
  • The hole in the Phex temple of Gashok was bricked
  • A lighting bug at a blacksmith in Gashok was fixed
  • Finsterkoppen now has night lanterns
  • Reduced godgrace bonus when donating to beggars
  • Entering Lowangen without the Salamander Stone won't trigger the time limit
  • The magicians tower in the swamp now has solid walls
  • Lanterns below the swamp surface removed
  • Levitating objects in the swamp were put back on the ground
  • Display problem in the storage dialog fixed
  • Several character choices now have additional help display with probability displays for the characters as a tooltip
  • Itemtype is now exposed in getEquipped
  • The Tsa waterfall event now has an own background scene
  • Fumblecost for Ignifaxius was reduced
  • The conjured witch's broom is now immune to all spells

We are working hard to bring the Ingame Character Editor to life and will do so in the very near future!

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March 12

Update Version 0.76

Hail to the twelve!

This is a maintenance update for our last release 0.75, our main focus was on a drastic increase of performance in Lowangen. Enjoy!

  • Performance in Lowangen was increased dramatically
  • All wells in Lowangen can now be used as a water source
  • "Rent Room" in Lowangen was improved
  • Several temples in Lowangen have received more flags
  • The flags on Lowangen's temples now show the correct god
  • Many flaoting things in Lowangen have been grounded
  • The temple of Peraine in Lowangen was fixed
  • A Bug in the Salamanderstone quest in Lowangen was fixed
  • A misplaced sign in Lowangen was fixed
  • Several bugs on Lowangen's Minimap were fixed
  • A bug when sleeping in brothels was fixed
  • All potential companions now have unique portraits
  • Gashok's color scheme has been completely reworked
  • The white border on Boron flags was fixed
  • Wooden stairs to taverns in Tiefhusen now have better colliders
  • Barrels in Kvirasim that were too big were resized
  • Several missing collisions in Lowangen and Tiefhusen added
  • Tiefhusen's water is now better protected from entering
  • Several trees in Finsterkoppen were fixed
  • Arrow- and Bolt-slots now correctly have full weight
  • Several positioning bugs fixed in the swamp
  • Added a missing item image
  • Jittery Waterreflections fixed
  • A bug preventing to complete a quest in the Finsterkoppenbinge was fixed
  • A trigger in the swamp was improved
  • A quest in the swamp was prevented to be started twice
  • The recipe for the healing potion is readable again
  • The keyring can now be sold or thrown away
  • Texting fixes

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About This Game

The united orc tribes attempted to invade the region of Thorwal, but a group of valiant adventurers thwarted their plans during their previous quest. Now the orcs have regrouped and attacked other, more vulnerable areas – Lowangen is occupied and half the Svellt Valley lies in ashes. An elf ambassador summons the party to the city of Kvirasim. To unite the races of the elves and the dwarves in the struggle against a common enemy, they must recover an artifact known as the Salamander Stone.

Yet not all is as simple as it seems: As the party approaches an abandoned dwarven mine that may hold the answers to their questions, someone else makes it clear that not everyone in the country favors a cooperation between the two races.

Star Trail is a faithful remake of Realms of Arkania’s classic sequel. This hardcore RPG features dozens of talents and spells, distinct races and character classes as well as a challenging isometric turn-based combat system. Obey your orders and succeed in your quest to retrieve the Salamander stone – the peace between elves and dwarves depends on it!


  • Hardcore RPG with isometric turn-based tactical fights
  • Hand-crafted cities and dungeons to explore in first person view
  • Master dozens of talents including fighting and magical skills
  • Meet countless endearing characters within the lovingly detailed cities and villages
  • Create your characters and manage your party
  • Plan your extensive travels through the realm in detail
  • Based on the TDE ruleset as a hybrid between v3 and v4

Star Trail Classic

All Early Access customers will automatically get the classic version of "Realms of Arkania: Star Trail", originally relased in 1994 as a gift.
The game will show up in your library after pruchasing the Early Access version of "Realms of Arkania: Star Trail".

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo / AMD X2, min. 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon 7850, min. 2GB VRAM
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 / AMD X4, min. 2.8 GHZ
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 270X, min. 4GB VRAM
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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