Life of Rome is a third and first-person MMORPG set in the world of 320AD Rome. Choose to be Roman allegiance or Rebels; designed to emphasise roleplay and community using family systems and player-driven politics.
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Why Early Access?

“Life of Rome Early Access is your chance to experience Life of Rome as it evolves throughout its development process. Be aware that our Early Access offer is a representation of the final game. It is a work in progress and therefore contains a variety of bugs. We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the game to be in Early Access for approximately 1 year from launch.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Right now, we don't have access to a large player base to test. Early Access players will help us create the server infrastructure we need for a seamless experience come release. On top of this, the full release will have a fleshed out ma[. more customisation and a fully working faction system.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of Life of Rome is Alpha. A lot of base game mechanics are in the game, but most need polish, testing and tweaking. The terrain is 50% complete and will be expanded regularly during Early Access.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We will not ask a higher price during Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan to constantly involve the players in the development process by showing what we are doing and asking for input and feedback, both in Steam and on our official community Forums. We imagine that this will work on a 'per build' basis. We want to know how new elements are received, and what to focus on in new builds.”
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Available: 2017

 

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June 13

Video Update 1

This is the first of our video updates where you can see a quick glimpse into one of our walks through Life of Rome. Today we visit a few of the main monuments that you can explore in the world. This is just a small taste of what you can expect to find when you step into the open world of Life of Rome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih0jeSxb8Cs
Footage captured from a early pre-alpha version. This is a work in progress and subject to change. Thank you everyone for your continued patience with development. It's slower than we would like but rest assure we are making steady progress. Vade en pace!

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About This Game

Fortes Fortuna Iuvat - Fortune Favours the Bold

Life of Rome is a third and first-person massively multiplayer online action role playing game (MMORPG) set in the world of 320AD Rome. The game is played from the point of view of Roman allegiance and Rebels; designed to emphasise roleplay and community using a faction system and player-driven politics. The in-game world is a 50km2 representation of Rome and its surrounding areas, including small villages, Rebel camps and Roman forts.

Players interact with each other in a series of locations spread across the area. Major roleplaying-based storylines, purely optional, will be started and run by Breakout Studio staff as well as players. Players in a position of power may also affect gameplay by setting a faction’s agenda, creating long-term political, economic, or military goals, which are broken up into missions handed down through a faction’s hierarchy in the form of player generated and driven missions.

Allegiance & Politics
Players can choose whether they give their allegiance to Rome or reject the rule of the Empire and live life as a Rebel. Romans gain prestige from engaging in trade with other Romans, practising devotion to Roman gods, obeying the laws of Rome and slaughtering those who resist Roman rule. Rebels, on the other hand, live in rebel camps outside the walls of Rome. They pay no taxes, and gain prestige from murdering Roman citizens, and destroying or looting their belongings, and from looting other rebels.

Families
Players can form or join families with other players, and earn prestige for the whole group. A family also has an overall allegiance, based on a combination of the leader’s allegiance and an average of the other members. Families with a negative allegiance to Rome may all be branded as Rebels and banished from the city. Families can ally with other families, or go to war. Families at war will suffer a significantly smaller allegiance loss for engaging in combat, and a small prestige gain – so it’s wise not to make more enemies than you can handle. Earning prestige unlocks new skills, actions, buildings and items for your family members. Becoming a dominant Roman family may also pave your way into politics as your family’s fame and influence grow.

Politics
The leaders of the most prestigious families in Rome who meet the Prestige requirement can elect to join the Senate, with the two highest ranking leaders as Consuls. During Senate meetings, these players can vote to enact a single benefit which will apply to all players loyal to Rome until the next meeting.
The Consuls will decide which two benefits will be up for vote, with the overall selection dictated by the (Developer) Emperor. Benefits may include bonuses to combat, crafting, and healing-times, and reductions in tax rate and death penalties. Senators will have access to their own Chat channel to argue their cases and influence the decisions. The Consuls will typically be given 1 RL week to select a benefit for vote.

Religion
Rome and the surrounding territory will contain many Temples and Shrines to a variety of Deities, each with a selection of different Benefits. Players can select a Religious Benefit every 24 hours by visiting and praying at a temple or shire dedicated to a specific deity. Religion is an essential part of every player’s daily life, and a player who does not worship regularly will notice a gradual decrease in their Religion Skill.

WARNING: THIS GAME IS EARLY ACCESS ALPHA. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE UNLESS YOU WANT TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME AND ARE PREPARED TO HANDLE WITH SERIOUS ISSUES AND POSSIBLE INTERRUPTIONS OF GAME FUNCTIONING.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHz (8 CPUs)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
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