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.
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Release Date: Nov 14, 2014

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March 21

New Languages: Russian, Chinese and Italian



Greetings!

New Version v.2.1: Three New Languages Available

The new version of Lords of Xulima is available now and includes three new languages: Chinese, Russian and Italian.

We would have loved to release it sooner but we have experienced several delays with the translations. Also, languages with different alphabets like Russian and especially Chinese have been a real challenge to support. Anyway, we have learnt a lot and we promise that future games will be translated into all the languages for the official launch. Everything, from the world map to the Deluxe Edition books have been translated. Hope you enjoy it!

Future Projects of Numantian Games

We are currently working on two main projects.

First, porting LoX to consoles. We have just finished the gamepad support for LoX. It has been quite complex as the game has many different mechanics, but after a lot of work the game is fully playable with a gamepad. It feels very intuitive and fast to play.

Second, we are working on a new game in a different genre. What could it be? Any guess? :) It is a secret at the moment... but we hope to start talking about it very soon.

In the meantime...

We are also sketching what Lords of Xulima II will be. We are exploring new ideas and taking all the feedback possible from the forum comments and reviews. We have created a new forum branch "Lords of Xulima II Feedback" where you can write your ideas and wishes. Here you can comment on what parts or mechanics you have enjoyed the most from LoX, and which of them you enjoyed less or would change.

We would love to hear your ideas! We will periodically update the post to collect and summarize the feedback.

Thank you very much to all the players of LoX. Thanks for sharing it and recommending it. The success of this game has only been possible with your support.

All the best!

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November 13, 2015

MEGA UPDATE: Workshop and much more!

Welcome to Lords of Xulima V.2.0!

To celebrate the first anniversary of Lords of Xulima, we have released a major update with a lot of new things.

The Workshop

Finally, the Workshop is available. With the Workshop, you can create your own mods for the game in which you can change the rule set system to create a unique experience or simply to improve the original game to your taste.

We have created a specific application, the Lox Editor. With this tool, you can change the global parameters of the game, the encounters, monsters, skill, classes, treasures... in a very easy way. Then you can publish your mods so other users can try your version of LoX.


Players can easily manage the mods and activate them from inside the main game menu. First, subscribe to the ones you like in the Workshop page of LoX and then you can activate them directly from the game.

You now have three Mods available: "No Random Encounters Edition" (created by the Team), "The Deepest Dark" by the user Celerity and the "Streamlined Edition" by Valadurs Erbe. Hope you enjoy them!



Improved Game Balance

For the new version, we have tweaked a bit the difficulty levels to achieve a better overall balance. The treasures are now better and the bosses from the mid-end part of the game are now more challenging. The Normal version is a bit harder. Also, the resistances are capped at 90 as many features of the game were broken when you got immunity to certain types of damage.

New Wallpaper and Portrait for Gaulen


Our friend and great illustrator Nicole Cadet has created a new portrait for Gaulen which you can see in the game. There is also an awesome new wallpaper. The HD version is included in the Deluxe Edition. Surely the scene represented is very familiar to you ;o).

New Main Theme

Our composer Nicolas de Ferran has recorded again the main theme with the Russian violinist Maria Grigoryeva playing the Solo Violin. The main theme of LoX is now more beautiful than ever.
Listen it here

And that's all. We really hope you enjoy the Workshop. Playing the new mods can be a new original experience, providing you the perfect excuse to replay Lords of Xulima.

Although we are working on more projects, like the consoles porting of Lords of Xulima and a new very secret game, we will continue working to improve our beloved old-school RPG.

Thank you very much for your great support and 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SO and Steam Client fully updated.
Helpful customer reviews
64 of 69 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
193.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Tips for Hardcore and General Review

Positive's: Old school, challenging enough, quite long, good story, have many features , have secrets, and much more;
Negatives: Traps :) , limited valuable classes, weapon quality over levels ; no set items etc.. terrible loots; Gaulen's being classses! , stock prices increases with your level (how nonsense is this)

Overall 9,5 / 10 ; buy it :)

Tips for hardcore: (no mods installed)
I directly started in hardcore; finished game at level 66, did all maps clear (no single moster left, killed princes after killed armies, killed guardians first,even the powerful demon that gives horn which was in my idea the hardest fight to survive etc.) ,have all achives, ranked 99/100 in the end with score 33,183
My party was - (front) Gaulen -Barbarian- Thief (back) Divine summoner , Mage, Priest;
Though you can prove otherwise, here is my experience ; "you cant finish the game without a thief and a priest"; both you must have; and "you will have many difficulties if you dont master shurikens";

Now, general rules;
-Dont buy food; there is enough food in Nabros; and strating area
-Get treasures from imps (i killed all imps but not worth it believe me)
-Dont harvest plants until level 30;
-When you feel you are struck, and all armies left quite powerful, know that there is a fight with some small sacrifices to be done and you will in the end find an area that is simple to you ,
- In lower levels always get Constitioun blessing and then go explore ( it makes a huge difference)
- when you have enough money, buy like 30 torches/lockpicks/cyrstals and always shurikens in early stages, later these will be quite expensive;
- Dont rely on loots and stock sellings,
- Wounds and bleeding is quite important, so i suggest two classes that one goes for sword (barb. for exp.) and one for axes (Gaulen in my case), and thief with sword;
- After level 10 or so, equip shields for back row and no weapons; cause waepon damage is quite low for magic classes, and weapons dont gives stats but shields do :)
-Check the world map and try to locate teleporters; and go in that way first :)
- Be patient (i m a working man did 1 months to finish the game),
- Save often

Feel free to ask any questions
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
I'll keep this short, and to the point.

This is a decent, if not terribly inspired group based cRPG that is mostly bug free. It allows people to play both pregenerated and individually created characters in the party. Solid game, for a fairly cheap price.

The biggest negative for me was that compared to many other games of this type, it is VERY linear. There is basically one path to advance through the story and game. This is done through content being tied very closely to party levels, and ability. Sure, there is the illusion of "sandbox" or non-linear questing, but in reality, you can go to the various places whenever you want, but the enounters there will wreck your party if they try to do things in the "wrong" order.

Pros:
- Few bugs
- Decent UI
- Reasonable graphics
- Decent if fairly generic gameplay
- Reasonable sales price

Cons:

- Very linear in playability
- Some quests not explained well or have misleading instructions
- Wide disparity in usefulness of character classes (some are very powerful, others nearly useless)


Overall it gets a positive rating, it is a good game for what it is and what it is sells for. But Pillars of Eternity it is not.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
LOX is my secret game of the year 2016 - i loved games like might and magic x legacy, oder Might and Magic 8, and thats whats its like.
Yeah, there are some minor things which they could do better (for example Interface and Inventory!), but all in all this game is addicting by its old school rpg playing like i got addicted in M&M X Legacy.
So its a "you like it a lot or you hate it" game - try it out!
You cant do anything wrong with this small price on steam!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
179.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
One of the most unknown best old school rpgs out there. If you like turn based strategic crpg's then this game is for you. If you like grimrock or any of the older style rpgs like baldurs gate and icewind dale , divinity etc. This game is for you.

I finished the game on veteran difficulty and i restarted many times to get the party i liked most. The first 15 levels is very challenging at this difficulty and i recommend reading a guide just to for party makeup and skill management or you can severly hamper yourself. However, once you have a good understanding of the game you will enjoy yourself.

I am impressed with the quality of the game for an indie team. Highly recommended even at full price it's well worth it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
149.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Lords of Xulima is pretty fantastic if you're a fan of old school CRPGs. It blends Ultima style isometric world exploration with turn-based Might & Magic style combat and delivers over 100 hours worth of adventuring.

Xulima’s designs and art assets are extremely reminiscent of the classic Ultima games with numerous familiar character models and items, to the point where one could question whether it’s more homage or theft. The story also progresses in a manner which is somewhat similar to the Ultimas and some of the NPCs even spout similar catch phrases, so fans of the old Lord British series will feel right at home.

Combat is turn-based and fairly similar to old school Might & Magic and Bard's Tale games (or Paper Sorcerer would be a more recent example). Your party is arranged in front and back rows, with melee up front and only spells, missile weapons, and polearms capable of attacking from the back. Turn order is shown on the right side of the screen, with your Initiative stats and some randomization determining the initial attack sequence and Speed stats determining attack frequency. Each weapon type has a bonus effect, either stuns, bleeds, or wounds, and different spells also leverage those effects plus others like burns. Attack success is determined by a die roll exceeding a target value which is set by comparing the attacker's Attack stat to the attackee's Defense and Evasion stats.

It's actually a pretty cool system that pays homage to classic CRPGs while adding some modern updates, with a bit of extra depth thanks to effect stacking and turn order manipulation, plus an emphasis on resource management for power points, potions, scrolls, etc.

World exploration is also fun, each area has a unique flavor with distinct terrain and other characteristics. Towns tend to be small, often just glorified outposts, but overall the world is fairly interesting and the entire game benefits from being hand crafted to show off the land’s unique features.

Xulima tends to be somewhat challenging compared to many recent RPGs, you can easily gimp your characters by building them incorrectly, and it doesn't provide quest arrows and other modern conveniences. It's not for everyone but the world exploration and combat is fun enough to make it worth the effort.

A few noteworthy negatives… Xulima isn't truly open world, the available paths are far more restrictive than in the classic Ultima games and the world is split up into separate zones instead of being one continuous map. There’s also no monster respawn, once you clear a zone it stays clear, so that prevents the world from feeling as alive and realistic as the old Ultima games and it eventually limits how much you can level your characters. While the game offers a fun mix of classes there are some issues with class balance which tend to marginalize some of the options, and the combat system can be fairly unforgiving if you don't put points in the "correct" stats.

The Talisman of Golot DLC provides an item that you can use to periodically give your party a little boost. It collects energy as you kill things and progress through the game, then you can spend that energy to request assistance from the talisman in the form of money, food, bonus stat points, or bonus skill points. Also, if you're not sure what to do next to advance in the game, the talisman will tell you which objective you should be pursuing (and those little hints don't cost any energy). And that's all there is to it. No extra quests or other content, just a talisman that collects energy which you can occasionally exchange for a little boon (plus it's tied to an achievement or two).

Xulima isn’t a perfect game but it’s a fun homage to some of the classic CRPGs from the 80s and 90s. If you're looking for something that captures the feeling of the old Ultima games, Xulima will have no problem scratching that particular itch.
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