In this strategic rogue-like you become a famous expedition leader in the 19th century. You form your own crew with the skills and personality to discover legendary treasures, while exploring randomized locations and stories on every new adventure.
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Very Positive (16 reviews) - 87% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,376 reviews) - 93% of the 1,376 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 2, 2015

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May 18

Patch: Epic Items and more free content as Community Reward

During the 80 hours after release of The Emperor's Challenge DLC hundreds of players cooperated in the 'Around the World in 80 Hours' community content challenge. In their devoted effort they collected 2911 treasures across all expeditions and unlocked the Bronze, Silver and Gold tier rewards of the challenge. Part of the deal was that each tier would force Abbey Games to create free extra content. A deal is a deal, so today's patch introduces the following changes:

Secret Shop with Epic Items (Bronze Tier reward)



By writing enough papers in the Engineering research tree you can unlock a new Secret Shop that contains a special new category of items. Discover new crew builds with these powerful epic items!


New stories in the Mali Mystery and the Hungarian Fort (Silver Tier reward)



Two 2-star expeditions were enriched with some new stories. Travel to The Hungarian Fort and The Mali Mystery to discover some new things...


Stockholm Split - a new Entourage Shop (Gold Tier reward)



It got so busy in Stockholm that many of the Entourage Specialists decided to travel south and set up their own place in Madrid. You now have many more extra entourage options after the first expedition.

Don't forget that The Emperor's Challenge DLC is out since May 10th, which was accompanied with a free content addition to Transylvania.

Happy adventuring,

~ the monks from Abbey Games


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May 10

Out now: The Emperor's Challenge DLC + Transylvania content



If you're reading this post, you could already be playing the new Renowned Explorers expansion, so let's keep it short! This expansion pack for Renowned Explorers takes you all the way to the Far East. It’s packed with new content and also provides an entirely new way to play the game! If you want to learn more about the new expansion, or simply want to find a buy button, you can go to:

The Emperor's Challenge Store Page.


News from Transylvania! - Free Base Game Update
Do you dare to face... her?

This patch is a free update to Transylvania for everyone who owns the base game Renowned Explorers. It also includes a small update to the Hungarian Fort expedition. We hope you'll enjoy, let us know!



Around the world in 80 hours - Community Content Challenge
Play the game to force us to create even more content! Work together with your fellow explorers in this 80-hour long challenge, starting.... now! Read more here.



Enjoy the expansion and let us know what you think!

~ the monks from Abbey Games

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Reviews

“It's genuinely great, like, it's one of my favorite games this year so far. It's got so much going for it, so much depth, so much character, so much replayability, great systems, unique concepts in combat, awesome presentation...”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

“Here’s where I start to love Renowned Explorers. The encounters aren’t just a paper/rock/scissors system of aggressive, friendly, or devious. The more pertinent choice is whether you’re going to talk or fight. Either approach has distinct rules, with some characters suited to one or the other.”
100 – Quartertothree - Tom Chick

“...Renowned Explorers still stands as one of the best surprises of the year so far that wannabe adventurers of any age can enjoy. Encountering some thugs but instead of fighting, it just turns into one great big insult throwing contest where the loser runs away, foaming at the mouth. Brilliant.”
85 – Gamewatcher - John Paul Jones

About This Game

Renowned Explorers: International Society is a strategy adventure game set in a fictitious 19th century world. It introduces a unique attitude-based gameplay that challenges both your tactical and storytelling skills.

Key Features

  • Endless New Adventures - Explore the far corners of fictitious 19th century world in procedurally generated expeditions to Egypt, the Caribbean and much more.
  • Compose your Crew - Choose 3 experts out of 20. Fighters are Aggressive but Speakers can solve tactical conflicts with Speech actions.
  • Personality = Gameplay - Each conflict can be solved in different ways, depending on your crew's personality and strategy. 'Mood' is one of the most important gameplay elements.
    Fight them with Melee, Ranged and Area of Effect attacks,
    win them over using Cheers, Charms and Compliments,
    or scare them away by Insults, Taunts and Humiliation
  • Optimize your Economy - Collect Insight, Research, Gold and Status on your expeditions. Use them to build economy and support for your next expedition.
  • Vivid Stories - Find more than a hundred treasures in hundreds of visual events that adapt to the characters and have multiple outcomes.
  • Build a reputation - Become a Diplomat, Aggressor or Manipulator. Go for Science, Wealth or Status. Fame is your goal, but the way there is entirely up to you.
  • Permadeath? - In Adventure mode you cannot load after failure. Discovery mode lets you reload. Choose difficulties from Easy through Impossible to customize the challenge.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: x86/x64 versions of Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1 with latest updates), 8.1 and 10.
    • Processor: AMD Dual-Core running at 2.6 GHz / Intel Dual-Core processor running at ~1.9 GHz (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or newer series are the oldest CPU architectures recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, Intel integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM AMD Radeon HD 3450, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT and Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) and above are minimum required graphic cards.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9.0c compatible soundcard.
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: x64 versions of Windows 7 (SP1 with latest updates), 8.1 and 10.
    • Processor: AMD Triple-Core / Intel Dual-Core 3.2 GHz (AMD Athlon II X3 450 or Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 or newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated / Intel integrated with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM. AMD Radeon HD4850, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 and Intel HD4400 and above are recommended graphic cards.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 11 compatible soundcard.
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks).
    • Processor: Intel dual-core processor running at 2.4 GHz (Intel Core i3 2nd gen or newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel integrated graphics card HD4000 or above. With at least 768MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 4.0 support.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).
    • Processor: Intel quad-core processor running at 2.8 GHz (Intel Core i5 2nd gen or newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Dedicated graphics card with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 5.0 support. AMD HD6970M and above are recommended graphic cards.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
    • Processor: AMD Dual-Core running at 2.6 GHz / Intel Dual-Core processor running at ~1.9 GHz (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or newer series are the oldest CPU architectures recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 series, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT and above are minimum required graphic cards. With vendor-supported graphics drivers. For open source drivers you have to use Mesa 10.3 driver or newer (it applies to Intel cards, Intel HD Sandy Bridge is a minimum).
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
    • Processor: AMD Triple-Core / Intel Dual-Core 3.2 GHz (AMD Athlon II X3 450 or Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 or newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM. ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 series, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 and above are recommended graphic cards. With vendor-supported graphics drivers. For open source drivers you have to use Mesa 10.3 driver or newer (it applies to Intel cards, Intel HD4400 or newer is recommended).
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
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