Draw magical runes on the screen and see their power vanquish your opponents. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the runes to unleash their full potential. The road to power is a dangerous one, but with the right combination of strategy and skill the throne could be yours!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Positive (27 reviews) - 74% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2015

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About This Game

In Runes of Brennos, you take control of a mighty druid seeking to seize power. Draw magical runes on the screen and see their power vanquish your opponents. Memorize and harness combos as you develop your skills. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the runes to unleash their full potential. The road to power is a dangerous one, but with the right combination of strategy and skill the throne could be yours!

The game

Victory requires mastering the runes, their powers and weaknesses, clever tactics and perfect timing. It's like playing a cool, expanded, fast-paced version of rock-paper-scissors. A detailed single player campaigns trains you in the skills of druidism, but you can also put your skills to the test in multiplayer combat. Runes of Brennos is currently available for PC and Mac.

Features


  • Gesture based gameplay
  • An exciting single player campaign
  • Online multiplayer matches
  • 10 unique arenas
  • 15 magical rune powers
  • An extensive gameplay tutorial
  • Amazing graphics
  • High replay value
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cards

Setting


As he looks out over the smoking ruins of the city of Rome, the Gaulish chieftain Brennos realizes that he has changed history in some unforeseen way. The young kingdom of the Romans will never rise to power. The magical runes to which Brennos owes his triumph clearly hold a strange and unpredictable power.

With his new sorcery Brennos builds an empire of Celtic and Germanic tribes that stretches across the continent. But it isn't long before the runes are abused by warlords fighting for power. The empire soon proves unstable and falls into chaos. The world is scarred by their constant conflict. To prevent further disaster, the druids ritualize rune combat and restrict it to sacred arenas.

You are a young druid, dreaming of glory and power. Can you best the other druids and assume the throne?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP (latest SP)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.0 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 312 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible on-board
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer requires an internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (latest SP)
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 @ 2.5 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 7800 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 312 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible on-board
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer requires an internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion
    • Processor: 2,8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256MB
    • Storage: 317 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer requires an internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Lion or more recent
    • Processor: 2.8 GHZ Intel Core 7
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
    • Storage: 317 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer requires an internet connection
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (27 reviews)
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Curaxu
2.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 4, 2015
Runes of Brennos may at first glance seem like a reskin of a rock- paper scizzors game. somewhere you would be right, but if you play the game all the way, you will see that it becomes something else, more complex pretty fast.

it originally was made for the leap motion, but that piece of hardwear didnt really do it much justice.
it is not the most intuitive to play on a computer but on a tablet i see little to no issue with this game at all.

after a good few hours of playtime i'd say its worth a try, i myself had a lot of fun playing it.

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Pekmez
1.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 5, 2015
Harry potter is real
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SHARKE BYTE
1.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3, 2015
The idea of this game is very uniqe, and not something that has really been done before. I enjoy it.
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Mjollner
1.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: May 3, 2015
SNAPSHOT
An extremely limited and uninspired battle of attrition type game using mouse gestures

OVERALL - 0.5 / 10

PROS
+ I don't have to play this game anymore

CONS
- terrible gesture detection
- 3d art and animations for completely static gameplay
- awful turn timers
- lackluster... everything

DETAILS
This game is obviously meant for mobile devices, but thankfully I got this from a humble bundle instead of paying real money. The game is glitchy as hell and only has ~8 levels in it (all of which are just the same fight, only slightly more difficult). Seriously, unless you've never played any other games before this, avoid it and spend your precious time elsewhere.
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Durra
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: April 26, 2015
They say that this game is still under development. Ive played 2-3 battles not so bad but also its nothing to be thrilled about. Some kind of FPS on moves. Its all about runes, magic and fat beardy characthers. Ive got it for free and thats the only way I recommend this game. I would never spend money on something like this. Only if they made it available as a android/iphone/wp8.1 port cuz it would be much better to see it on phones or tablets and play it on touchscreen.
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Lythral
7.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: March 17, 2015
Loved the game! Nice graphics and visuals. Really enjoyed the combat system and had a lot of fun exercising the moves and elements.
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tuki нокти humor
13.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: January 26, 2015
Pros:
1. Secret rune combos
2. Good texture
3. Cheap game

Cons:
1. Can't save progress well, each time after startup game dont save last defeated druid
2. You can use rune system in middle of battle and easy counter spells - game don't require much skill
3. Very very short champaign - for me it lasted about 50 minutes
4. You can just spam any spell and win fights easily
5. All spells can't be countered, if enemy cast spell in last second you don't have time to counter it
6. Spells need to be drawn accurately and you don't have enough time for some complicated combos

Game is just "spell" system from my favorite game called "Arx Fatalis"

For me 3/10
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tomsolo
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: January 22, 2015
Great casual game.

The game's core mechanic it's a simpla rock-paper-scissor like thing, but realy challenging.
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Microsoft Word
2.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: January 19, 2015
Fun...I love it...Reminds me of Magicka a bit...I'd totally r8 8/8, m8...
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EvilLost
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: January 13, 2015
A very simplistic mobile-like game (swipe actions only) with a nonexistant "multiplayer" (possibly due to EA?)

NOTE: This game might actually make for a decent mobile game (assuming it had a multiplayer base) but on steam? No thanks.

PROS:
-Simple concept (its basically rock paper scissors except you have to memorize a bunch of shapes)

NEUTRAL:
-Nonexistant multiplayer base (this is EA, so I can't really knock the game for not having players yet)

CONS:
-Unnecessarily overcomplicated Swipe controls only
-No apparent connection between swipe commands and the results (brute force memorization or incessantly referring to the ingame mapping required)
-Looks exactly like a Mobile game (but it doesn't seem to be one...???)

The premise of the game is simple: You take turns attacking/defending by creating runes to attack your opponent (or create "counter" runes to block). You swipe in directions to create the specfic runes (for example, right to left to make water, down to up to make fire). Thats the sum of the gameplay.

The "swipe" system is unnecessarily overcomplicating the rune input system and aside from causing the player to simply memorize then, there is no apparent purpose for this design.

If we simply had a keypress for the various commands, the game would be exactly the same (and clearly dull), except without its "pretty" makeup.

Pass.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 9, 2015
The concept of this game is pretty simple, but well executed. Basically the player and opponent will alternate between offensive and defensive, while drawing simple lines to increasing complicated patterns and/or combinations of them to produce combos in a limited time frame. The lines/patterns drawn will determine the type of elemental attacks or blocks made on the opponent, sort of like rock/scissors/paper, as certain elements can be used to counter certain other elements (eg. water > fire). Involves a certain amount of memory and reaction speed to effectively attack/defend. I would hope to see more features as this game progresses, maybe more RPG-ish with items and equipments.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 10, 2015
Really kind of a cool game, the point is that you battle with other druids to take over territories.
To do this you have duels in various locations which consiost of an alternating attack and defense phase.
You draw shapes on the screen to represent runes which cause elemental type of damage, fire, water, wind, earth , and lighting respectively.
During your attack phase you draw as many of these runes as possible while your opponent tries to draw a rune that counters your element.

Essentially making combat a game of paper rock scissors.
As you progress your rune shapes get more complicated and do more damage.

Overall an enjoyable experience thats worth getting.

Pros:
Interesting settings and backdrops to the battles.
Simple mechanics
The tutorial is short and lets you dive right into battle.
I had no bug issues at all.

Cons:
After conquering about 4 territories the difficulty goes way way up and I found myself struggling, if you have a good memory and decent reaction times then this wont be a con, but it was for me because I just wasnt fast enough to be good at this.
Repetitive and feels like it needs more meat to it.

Try it out if that sounds good!
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 26, 2015
Pros:
1. Secret rune combos
2. Good texture
3. Cheap game

Cons:
1. Can't save progress well, each time after startup game dont save last defeated druid
2. You can use rune system in middle of battle and easy counter spells - game don't require much skill
3. Very very short champaign - for me it lasted about 50 minutes
4. You can just spam any spell and win fights easily
5. All spells can't be countered, if enemy cast spell in last second you don't have time to counter it
6. Spells need to be drawn accurately and you don't have enough time for some complicated combos

Game is just "spell" system from my favorite game called "Arx Fatalis"

For me 3/10
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 22, 2015
Great casual game.

The game's core mechanic it's a simpla rock-paper-scissor like thing, but realy challenging.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 17, 2015
Loved the game! Nice graphics and visuals. Really enjoyed the combat system and had a lot of fun exercising the moves and elements.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 4, 2015
Runes of Brennos may at first glance seem like a reskin of a rock- paper scizzors game. somewhere you would be right, but if you play the game all the way, you will see that it becomes something else, more complex pretty fast.

it originally was made for the leap motion, but that piece of hardwear didnt really do it much justice.
it is not the most intuitive to play on a computer but on a tablet i see little to no issue with this game at all.

after a good few hours of playtime i'd say its worth a try, i myself had a lot of fun playing it.

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14 of 27 people (52%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 13, 2015
A very simplistic mobile-like game (swipe actions only) with a nonexistant "multiplayer" (possibly due to EA?)

NOTE: This game might actually make for a decent mobile game (assuming it had a multiplayer base) but on steam? No thanks.

PROS:
-Simple concept (its basically rock paper scissors except you have to memorize a bunch of shapes)

NEUTRAL:
-Nonexistant multiplayer base (this is EA, so I can't really knock the game for not having players yet)

CONS:
-Unnecessarily overcomplicated Swipe controls only
-No apparent connection between swipe commands and the results (brute force memorization or incessantly referring to the ingame mapping required)
-Looks exactly like a Mobile game (but it doesn't seem to be one...???)

The premise of the game is simple: You take turns attacking/defending by creating runes to attack your opponent (or create "counter" runes to block). You swipe in directions to create the specfic runes (for example, right to left to make water, down to up to make fire). Thats the sum of the gameplay.

The "swipe" system is unnecessarily overcomplicating the rune input system and aside from causing the player to simply memorize then, there is no apparent purpose for this design.

If we simply had a keypress for the various commands, the game would be exactly the same (and clearly dull), except without its "pretty" makeup.

Pass.
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14 of 28 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 3, 2015
SNAPSHOT
An extremely limited and uninspired battle of attrition type game using mouse gestures

OVERALL - 0.5 / 10

PROS
+ I don't have to play this game anymore

CONS
- terrible gesture detection
- 3d art and animations for completely static gameplay
- awful turn timers
- lackluster... everything

DETAILS
This game is obviously meant for mobile devices, but thankfully I got this from a humble bundle instead of paying real money. The game is glitchy as hell and only has ~8 levels in it (all of which are just the same fight, only slightly more difficult). Seriously, unless you've never played any other games before this, avoid it and spend your precious time elsewhere.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 26, 2015
They say that this game is still under development. Ive played 2-3 battles not so bad but also its nothing to be thrilled about. Some kind of FPS on moves. Its all about runes, magic and fat beardy characthers. Ive got it for free and thats the only way I recommend this game. I would never spend money on something like this. Only if they made it available as a android/iphone/wp8.1 port cuz it would be much better to see it on phones or tablets and play it on touchscreen.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3, 2015
The idea of this game is very uniqe, and not something that has really been done before. I enjoy it.
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