Lords of Xulima is a challenging Role-playing game set on the mythical continent of Xulima, where Gods and humans once walked side by side. Experience a genuine RPG featuring over 100 hours of gameplay, and discover one of the most epic sagas ever told.
User reviews: Very Positive (423 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 14, 2014

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"If you like old school RPGs, you could easily dump 60 hours into this game. It modernizes a lot of the systems but keeps great depth and difficulty."
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May 29

The Physical Editions are ready!

Greetings!



As most of you know, Lords of Xulima comes from a Kickstarter project in which we offered special Collector's Editions that were also available for preorder until the game was released. We know that many people prefer to follow us through Steam, so here you have the last update about the physical editions of Lords of Xulima.

We have reserved some Collector's Editions to give them as a gift to some of our Steam players in a contest. We will talk more about it in the next update so stay tuned!

The Physical Editions of Lords of Xulima are ready to be shipped
The basic ones that don't include the printed books (the Bestiary and the Game Guide) are being shipped right now. Perhaps some of the backers already received them. The ones with the books will be shipped at the end of the next week as they need more work and time to assemble everything.

Preparing and producing the physical editions has been really hard. We think we have suffered all the problems possible. We thought at the beginning that it would be an easy task compared to creating the game, but it turned into a big challenge. We expected to have them in January at very latest, but then suffered five months of delay. We have had to redo everything more than once and switch from one company to another to get the best quality possible. But finally they are finished and ready to be shipped. And most importantly, the entire Numantian Party has gained five skill points in "Physical Editions Production” !!

The Full Collector's Edition contains:
  • The Big Flap Box
  • The DVD Box
  • The printed poster: world map of Xulima
  • The printed manual
  • The printed book "Secrets of Xulima"
  • The hard cover book "Bestiary and Mythology of Xulima".

    Take a look at the pictures, we hope you like it:




    We know some of you have waited to have the physical edition to start playing the game. Thank you very much for your patience. Playing Lords of Xulima with the world map in one hand and the bestiary in the other one will be an awesome experience, similar to the old days... I can remember the day that I opened the box of Might and Magic II and using the poster map. Please share your impressions with us!

    All the best for all the backers that trusted us and got the physical rewards. We really hope you enjoy them!

    See you soon!

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April 18

Polish Language Available & New version v.1.8

Greetings!

Polish Language Available



We have updated the version (v.1.8) and now the Polish language is included among the supported languages. Now the Lords of Xulima speak in English, Spanish, German, French and Polish.

Lords of Xulima has more than 70,000 words, so every new language is a real challenge. And as the game is so long, testing a new language can be very difficult. However, the extra effort is always worth it. We hope that the nice people in Poland enjoy it. To celebrate this, we have launched a special promotional discount.

Russian in the works!
The Russian translation is almost finished as well. We expect to release it in Russian very soon. As we have many fans there, many are asking us for a Russian translation. Bear with us just a little longer.

The Future of Xulima
We have been less active than before in the forums and with the updates, but that does not mean we are in a Caribbean Island resting and drinking mojitos. We are now at a point where we are deciding our plans for the future. These are hard decision to make, and before even thinking about doing them we have to be sure they are "possible". So we have been working in parallel with different goals. Here you have some:

Playing Lords of Xulima with a Gamepad?
No, we are not crazy (yet). We are planning to port LoX to consoles, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. One of the first challenges is changing the input system and allow LoX to be fully managed by a gamepad. Some parts are trivial but others will be challenging tasks. How are we going to implement the search for hidden items/buttons? How will the in-game help of the different GUI elements or map elements be displayed? And there are a hundred more problems that may arise that we are considering first.

Porting or not porting?
Porting the game to consoles or tablets will take a lot of effort, measured in time and money. Should we dedicate months of work for the ports? Or wouldn't be a better idea to start the development of a new game?

New game? New LoX gameplay mode? Lords of Xulima II ?
We have so many ideas... too many indeed. We have great plans for the sequel but not for the near future. The sequel will require a much bigger budget and important improvements to our engine. We need to think on a smaller project first, that could be a new gameplay mode for Lox (perhaps the Rogue-like Dungeons of Torment we spoke about our Kickstarter campaign) or a different game. So we are starting to prototype both the new gameplay and the new game concept. At the same time, we are improving our engine so that the new technology can be used for the sequel.

So... yes a lot of decisions and work is ahead. What do you think?
As always, we will keep you informed along the way.

Physical Editions...
For those of you that have one of the very limited Collector's Edition of LoX coming, we are very sorry about the delays. We had additional problems that has caused yet another setback. It is a shame and we know it. It is the only part that cannot be done by the team, so we have to rely on third party companies that have resulted in so many problems and delays. We are so disappointed because we are failing to those firsts backers that trusted us. In the name of the team, we sincerely apologize. You will have your boxes with the best quality possible, but we ask you for a bit more of patient please. The final reward will be worth it.

New Version 1.8
Apart of the new language supported, the latest update includes some performance improvements and small bug fixes.

See you soon!

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About This Game

Lords of Xulima is an original Fantasy RPG set on the mythical continent of Xulima, where Gods and humans once walked side by side. Become the Herald of the Gods and travel to an uncharted land to fulfill your mission of restoring balance in the known world.

The Talisman of Golot Edition

This edition includes the game Lords of Xulima and the Talisman of Golot DLC.

The Deluxe Edition

This Deluxe Edition includes the game Lords of Xulima, the Talisman of Golot DLC and the Special Digital Rewards DLC.

More than 100 hours of authentic Role-Playing Experience


Looking for a challenging adventure?
In Lords of Xulima, we do not hold your hand through the journey. We have created a world of diverse regions that are as vibrant with life as they are fraught with danger; from the alluring Golden Woods, through the Great Desert of Pernitia, to the daunting icy peaks of Karraga. You are free to explore and choose which path to follow, but be careful about where the adventure takes you. Your success or failure in Lords of Xulima all depends on your strategies and ability lead your customized party. Immerse yourself in the playability and depth of old school classics, presented through modern visuals and a user-friendly interface.

A Tale of Gods and Humans


Discover one of the most epic stories ever written and follow it to its twisted conclusion
Legend has it that many years ago, people lived in peace on the great continent of Rodinia; a peace that would not last. Soon, the Great War broke out, dragging every kingdom and village down an endless spiral of ruin and desolation. The people prayed for salvation from the Nine Gods, whose unreachable homeland lay beyond the Great Sea, on the forbidden continent of Xulima.

Eventually, the conflict came to a point where it threatened to ruin all creation. Thus Golot, Lord of Works and Dreams, appeared to Gaulen, a seasoned Explorer who lived on a remote island off the coast of Rodinia. The Lord of Works appointed Gaulen to be his Herald on Earth and to set sail for Xulima, so that balance could be restored to the world. Thus begins the adventure of our young protagonist.

Create your group of characters


Create and customize five characters to accompany Gaulen on your journey. With 9 character classes and over 100 useful skills, the possibilities are endless. Each group will be unique. Who will you decide to take with you? Choose among familiar classes such as the Mage, Cleric, Barbarian, Soldier, Thief, Bard and Paladin or try out the Arcane Soldier and Divine Summoner. Develop your characters’ abilities to suit your play style as they gain experience and grow stronger to face the trials ahead.

Strategic, fluid, turn-based combat


Discover an addictive combat system. Over 100 unique types of enemies roam the wilds of Xulima , each capable of posing their own kinds of threats to your divine mission. There are thousands of possible strategies to lead the group to victory, including the use of scrolls and divine blessings. Will you be able to match the strength of Nilfonte, the Ocean Titan? Or survive an encounter with Xabraluz, the Demon King of Vilak?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4650 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 / Intel HD 3000 Graphics, or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen resolution: 1280 x 720.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bits
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.66 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 5870, NVIDIA GTX 260
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 4670, NVIDIA GT 240, Intel HD4000
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The first time you start the game can take one or two minutes due to pre-processing that the game needs to do.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lyon
    • Processor: Quad Core 3Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 5870, NVIDIA GTX 260
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The first time you start the game can take one or two minutes due to pre-processing that the game needs to do.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14+
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4650 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 / Intel HD 3000 Graphics, or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SO and Steam Client fully updated.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14+
    • Processor: Quad Core 3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 5870, NVIDIA GTX 260
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SO and Steam Client fully updated.
Helpful customer reviews
70 of 81 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
131.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
TL:DR? See Conclusion

INTRODUCTION:
Lords of Xulima (pronounced as 'Shoo-lee-mah') is a 2D isometric old-school role playing game from Madrid-based developers Numantian Game Studios. The game is a ‘Kick starter’ success story that, as far as I know, had an original goal of only $10,000 but managed to reach a grand total of $35,657 by its end. The game features a world map gameplay similar to that of Heroes of Might and Magic and King's Bounty, but has a combat mechanic that is more akin to the Might and Magic series with certain areas of the game being blocked off by monsters until you're powerful enough to defeat them or find a way around them.

The game places you in the boots of Gaulen, an adventurer summoned by one of the nine (9) gods to go to their divine homeland of Xulima where a civil war has broken out when the god of death declared war against the other eight (8) gods. Gaulen sets sail with five (5) other companions but to their dismay, upon reaching Xulima, the gods had already left and in their place, terrible lords have taken power who will stop at nothing to keep Gaulen from interfering with the on-going war between the gods.

PROS:
+ Good 2D graphics and art style but... (See CON #4)
+ Well implemented gameplay that is reminiscent of old CRPG titles
+ Helpful first mission tutorial and tool tips that covers the game's basic elements
+ Challenging difficulties
+ Good class system with different skills and abilities but… (See CON #2 and #3)
+ Good atmosphere for a CRPG with day and night cycles as well as weather effects on some maps
+ Healthy game time
+ Large world with a lot of room for exploration
+ Good story worthy of a sequel but… (See CON #5 and 6)

CONS:
- The main character cannot be customized to have another class or portrait
- Some classes are almost indispensable for a successful campaign (ex. Cleric)
- No skill overview or mapping: This means you can not plan out your builds if it is your first play through unless you look it up in the internet or you're already familiar with the skill system.
- Portrait selections as well as some cinematic art works could use a bit more work
- The game's story (not gameplay) is linear because there are little choices to be made during important dialogue with the story NPCs
- Plot twist was a bit predictable
- Difficult early game
- Score system that is best ignored if you want a fun rather than competitive experience
- Game gets a bit boring at the end but that depends on you as the player

CONCLUSION:
Lords of Xulima is a surprisingly GOOD GAME and I have no trouble giving it my full recommendation especially with Classic RPG fans.

I can easily RECOMMEND this game even at full price especially since it is only $19.99 or your regional equivalent. The game can net you at least 60 hours of game time and has a lot of content to enjoy and therefore, making a simple $19.99 purchase worth more than some of the Triple A titles that were recently released.

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44 of 64 people (69%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Huge dissapointment.

The Feeling
I've never felt so much restricted in an RPG. Even though this game is supposed to lead you in a new territory, in the wilderness, you are restricted to follow a path in the woods, strictly leading to enemies that con "impossible", or "lethal" or "titanesque", each could as well be replaced by a wall, the message would be the same: don't go there. It feels more like a "heroes of might and magic" style of movement on the map, with a huge troll blocking the way until you grind enough and level up enough in a small zone to get rid of him. That's not my idea of an RPG.

The mechanisms
The possibilities of your characters are very few, 1 spell for your magician, 1 song for your bard, 1 attack for your warriors. That's it. The enemies are bags of HP and you have no other way to interact with them than just pressing your unique attack key during your turn an add up damage until they die. The same mechanism used in the last 25 years, nothing has changed. HP and mana doesn't regenerated with time, meaning that in order to resore your HP you have either to sleep for 8 hours, or use a spell or use money to purchase potions. Each resource being finite. In fact you could probably calculate how much gold is available on the first map, how much food is avaialble etc. Entering a city means paying with 100 gold, being hit means having to rest or having to cast, which means food, which means gold. You can barely loot anything, even fighting armed humanoid won't drop you a weapon, in 3 hours I've only looted one rat tooth. All of this leads to a feeling of being restricted. You have to go there, you have to fight this, you have to rest, you have to purchase food etc, with no other option.

Difficulty
A rat will kill one of you character in 3 bites, but this is not where the difficulty resides. The real difficulty is to heal you characters with the few gold, potions and spells available. There is no real difficulty here, in the sens that there is no real skill involved, because there is no real choice. If your group takes too much damage in a fight then you reaload a saved game, since healing would cost too much. It's not really difficult, you are not challenged by the game, you rather have to endure a poor choice of game mechanism.

Lasting impression
I'm really dissapointed to see that even with free and performant game engines avaialble for everone there is still such a lack of inspiration when it come to game design. "Dungeon master" offered more diversity and a more immersive experience and it was 25 years ago. Brass blade, then what? Iron blade? then steel blade and then silver blade? I can see it coming, just like the lesser heal, then medium heal, etc.

TL;DR: There is not enough here to keep me entertained
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Fantastic! If you like/remember old school classic RPGs such as Bards Tale, Might&Magic, or Wizardry, you will love this game. Final Fantasy/JRPG fans will also enjoy this a lot. Great for anyone who likes a party-based, turn-based RPG.

Nice customization/creation of 5 party members (+the sixth member is a fixed class, but CAN be customized). Games these days tend to omit (the great fun of) character & party creation, so it was quite refreshing to see it included and handled well here! I'd have preferred not to have been forced to take the class(Explorer), but this is a minor quibble, and doesn't affect the gameplay experience much (that party member is actually pretty useful).
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Not recommended. I have played CRPGs since the original Wizardry and Zork on my IBM PCjr in the 80's. This game does not make me feel nostalgic for those days, it makes me feel like I'm still at work. Not enough reward for the grinding you do, no real freedom, everything is fixed and on rails despite claiming to be "open." Most of the negative reviews point out these flaws and more.
In the end, I am left with the absolute worst crtiticism anyone can have for a GAME: for me, it was just NOT FUN.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
88.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
LoX is a classic isometric RPG that uses P&P RPG ideas like food, camping, wounds, and enemies that are too strong for the player at first. The graphics are beautifully drawn and the story is an epic high fantasy tale that includes "real" gods and titans.
The fights take place in a separated combat screen where the partie and their opponents are organized in a front and back row and hit each other in a turn-based order influenced by their speed. Unfortunately, the developers make the classic mistake (maybe on purpose) to include a very high chance to miss for physical attacks, while magic spells always connect. I never liked this design choice, because it implies that your hero is too stupid to hit anything. It really makes a psychological difference to relabel it to dodge instead of miss, because this way the enemy is just too good, not the hero too clumsy.
I hesitated for some time to give this game a positive review, because it really makes it hard for players to get into it. I started the game on "normal" (real) difficulty and didn't know about blessings which led to around twenty tries for each enemy and a lot of frustration, because I thought after I got three quests from the same person in a row that I was able to manage, the game intended for me to kill the ogre blocking the way as well. When I wasn't able to beat him, I even started the game all over again, such to find out that I was never supposed to defeat him at this point. After this experience I understood this design principal and was able to continue the journey with less frustrating encounters.
But the game is still unforgiving difficult.
Another problem is the random itemization, because the vendor is as likely to give you an upgrade as the big chest behind the boss, and later in the game armor or weapon upgrades cease to exist.
I can definitely not recommend this game to every player, but people who like CRPGs, turn-based combat, and hero parties might enjoy LoX after initial difficulties.
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