Enter a unique science fantasy MMORPG and dive into a unique organic living world !
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May 6, 2016

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February 24

Pocket Worlds Creator moves to closed beta testing!

Following the release of the Scenographic Editor, which already allows you to create your own scenery on game islands, we are pleased to announce the imminent release of the Scenario Editor, which will allow you to enrich your islands with creatures, NPCs and missions.

The combination of these two Editors, allowing to create authentic worlds, is called Pocket Worlds creator (known as PoWo Creator). It will be available for beta testing as of February 28th on the test server.

What is a Pocket World?

Ryzom Team has already begun to use independent environments, known as Ring islands, to create recent events, in which you may have taken part. Some of you have already tested it, using Scenographic Editor to decorate islands.

These islands, enriched with scenery, creatures, even NPC’s, as they come to life within the Pocket Worlds Creator, they turn into your pocket world: PoWo to your friends.

What is possible with Pocket Worlds Creator?

You can personalise your chosen island and for that:
  • Choose an island among those available in the five ecosystems.
  • Add spawn points for the players in addition of the default one.
  • Place as much scenery as you require, using the Scenographic Editor, directly into the PoWo.
  • Add creatures and define their behaviour (attackable or not, aggressive toward players or other creatures, mobile or static).
  • Create dialogues which will allow creature to speak and to give missions to players, making your PoWo more interactive than ever.

For those who have known the Ryzom Ring, this first version is close to that idea, but proposes a totally different creation method. Particularly, PoWo will be available all the time (The creator won’t have to be connected). The players will be able to create their own instance but also join those proposed by other players.

How to use Pocket Worlds Creator?

Pocket Worlds Creator, based on Ryzom Arkitect (Ark), has a friendly interface and support pages.

The PoWo editor is accessed through a web browser. Numerous options allow you to choose the island, pop up NPC, objects or creatures. You can then make them speak and, if you want, give missions to players.

Some models are available to be modified, adapted, improved and finally tested with your friends.
You can also take the plunge, of course, and create your own PoWo A-to-Z!

Will Pocket Worlds Creator develop?

Yes, because we will rapidly and widely improve the Pocket Worlds Creator capacities over time, to make it an extraordinary tool for innovative and original creation.

How to be involved in the closed beta testing of the Pocket Worlds Creator?

If you already belong to Ryzom Forge testers and have a test account on “Yubo” you will automatically receive an invitation to join the Pocket Worlds Creator beta test as for the February 28th.
If you don’t have an account and wish to participate in the beta test from February 28th, you can now apply by email to Tamarea (tamarea@ryzom.com) specifying the name of your Ryzom account, the platform you are using (Windows, Linux, Mac) and the language in which you would like to perform the test (German, English, Spanish, French).

As soon as the beta is closed on the test server, the open beta will start and Pocket Worlds Creator will be available for all players on Atys.

The Ryzom Team remains at your disposal for any additional information, and offers best wishes to you!

Ryzom Team
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February 24

[Roleplay Event] (Nations & Neutrals) Closing of the Academic Summit - 2018-02-26

oren pyr,

I invite you to attend my closing speech at the Pyr Academic Summit to be held on Holeth, Floris 6, 2e CA 2597 (*). This ceremony will also be an opportunity for the Patriots to nominate the Chancellor who will head the Academy.

sharük pyrèkud!

* * *

Creator of the event: Ryzom Event Team.
Type of event: Small speech, election, fireworks.
Appropriate levels: All.

Date of the event: Monday, 26 February 20:00 UTC.

Expected duration: One hour.
Meeting place: Pyr Agora.

Homins concerned: Nations & Neutrals.
Synopsis: sharükos Lykos closes the Academic Summit.
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“The Saga of Ryzom is one of the more original MMORPGs we have ever seen.”
16/20 – http://www.jeuxvideo.com/articles/0000/00004555_test.htm

“The Saga of Ryzom boasts a dynamic world in which the mobs, NPCs and players all interact in ways that affect the overall world.”
7.3/10 – MMORPG

“Ryzom is the best MMORPG I've ever played, mainly thanks to its strong universe and its marvellous community. If you're searching a MMORPG where the letters RP are well used, Ryzom is the one !”
8.6/10 – Desura

Steam Greenlight

Ryzom warmly thanks the Steam community, whose votes allowed it to be greenlighted so quickly.


A few years ago WinchGate, owner of Ryzom, chose to open the game to the world for Free, releasing its code and to be the only open source MMORPG, playable on Windows, Linux and Mac.

However, maintaining Ryzom does involve costs, such as compensation for the small team of employees and payment for servers. That is why, even though Ryzom is playable as Free to Play, subscriptions are vital for it to continue.

To thank the players chosing to subscribe, certain features of the game are unlocked and certain bonuses are offered to them; an opportunity to level their characters to level 250 instead of 125, doubling all experience points gained, and access to several other means of storage.

To help Ryzom, make the choice to subscribe!


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About This Game

Enter a unique science fantasy MMORPG and dive into a unique organic living world !


Ryzom is one of only a few commercial-grade MMORPGs that are fully open source: client, server, tools, and media. Being open source means that Ryzom draws on a vibrant community providing fixes and functionality above and beyond that of what the team can provide. It offers players a unique opportunity to become involved in the development of the game.


Far from being a frozen world, Ryzom is constantly evolving in regard to your actions. Will you spark another war? Will you found a lucrative commercial guild or aim for political power? What if your hunting talents could be decisive in the struggle against Kitins?

Pick your actions well, for each one of them may impact the world and its inhabitants!


Ryzom characters are unusual in that they are not bound to a class. That means you don't have to choose between being a warrior, a mage, a harvester or a crafter. You can improve your skills in all these classes with only one character; you do not need to focus on one path. For example, you can, at your leisure, either train your pike handling, put on your magic amplifiers to heal or cast offensive spells, pick up your pickaxe and harvest materials, or go into crafting a new armor or weapon.

You have absolute freedom!


Ryzom offers official interactive events (with live NPC's), regular and varied, that evolve according to your actions. Nothing is preordained!
Would you like to create your own event? The Animation Team is always at your disposal and will gladly support and assist in logistics.
In addition, many guilds are prepared to open their doors to help your character evolve!

For lovers of imaginary languages, the players and Animation Team have created unique languages. Roleplay immersion guaranteed!


Picture yourself, in front of a city gate, looking at a far hill and sighting the scouts of a Kitin swarm. Now picture hundreds of Kitins following them, moving like a united and swarming army. Huge battles call for the cooperation of a great part of the community to counter these threatening invasions. And what if, one day, the Kitin were to win again, threatening hominity for the third time?

Consensual PVP

You can fight everywhere, but only when you wish to do so. Duels, outposts battles, faction of region fights... You are free to engage in them... or abstain!

Advanced Forage & Harvest

Ryzom features an advanced havesting and crafting system.

Harvesting - allows you to dig materials from the ground depending on season and weather and your skill. It's not so simple once predators get involved!

Crafting - Careful combination of materials depending on their characteristics and colors, allows production of unique weapons and armors. Thousands of recipes are possible.

Living mobs

A powerful A.I. system allows for a realistic wildlife behavior: carnivores attack herbivorous herds, realistic and dynamic animal motions make them lively, sometimes endearing, other times worrisome. There are also mass migrations on season changes and different behavior for different species. Take your time to sit and observe the life around you, it's an unforgettable view. But be careful of predators!

Dynamic environment

Ryzom is a 3D persistent world consisting of five lush and varied ecosystems. Landscape, wildlife behavior and ground material availability all change according to season, weather and time.

Discover the beauty of the Forest in the spring, do battle in the Jungle in a rainstorm under a summer sky streaked with lightning, lose yourself in the dunes of the Desert in the fall, or relax enjoying the reflections of a winter sun on the pure water of the Lakes.

Full character customization

Entirely customizable character appearance upon creation: shape your avatar the way you like it!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz single core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2 or DirectX 9.0 with 32 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 1 GHz single core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2 with 32 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Processor: 1 GHz single core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.2 with 32 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
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