Battle Realms is fantasy real-time strategy game inspired by the stories told in kung-fu movies and oriental mythology. Develop your tiny peasant village into a highly trained and deadly efficient clan of warriors who are ready to die with your name on their lips.
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Nov 7, 2001
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“For us, Early Access is all about reengaging the Battle Realms player and opening a direct dialog between them and us. We want to recreate the vibrant Battle Realms community of the past and provide the kind of direct response to questions and problems that arise during high intensity gameplay.

Battle Realms isn't finished, and we intended it that way. Early Access let's us put the majority of the game on Steam and then accept the feedback from players to polish and hone the game to perfection.

We are committed to making the best 1.0 possible and we want to bring the fans in from the very beginning to make the game that they want as much as we do.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'm hoping that it will be less than a year, but it is hard to tell right now. I want everything to work well and most, it not all bugs that we find, fixed.”

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

“Currently we are only supporting English. I'd like to be supporting all the languages BR had in it's final release, along with any bugs or exploits we find removed from play.

Beyond that we are hoping for a deeper integration with Steam - including achievements and the rest.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Battle Realms Early Access is almost as feature complete as the 2001 release of the game.
All resourcing is in, all training, upgrading, combat, FX, and environmental systems. The game should be fully playable as a single player game and up to 2v2 multiplayer.

We are sorting out some minimap issues associated with interactions between the Steam Overlay and the game, and we are looking into ways of incorporating localizations in Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Originally these were all different versions with different builds but we are looking at what it would take to put it all into one version of the game.”

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

“Yes. For now the game will be priced at roughly half of what we intend to price it at once we reach 1.0.”

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

“Community will become integral to making the best 1.0 version of the game possible. I encourage any bugs found be reported to Support@battlerealms.com as we are forming a database to handle the perfecting of the game. Beyond that, as interest allows we will consider making Battle Packs, Expansions, and potentially even sequels to the game.”
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About This Game

Battle Realms is considered by many to be the best RTS games ever made. Back when it was released in 2001, it caused a many month delay of WarCraft III. The staff at Blizzard played Battle Realms and agreed that it was better then their current version of their game.

Featuring unique training and unit development dynamics as well as an innovative resource system. Battle Realms comes alive like no other RTS. Mounted units don't just pop out of stable. Your peasants must find horses, capture them, and bring them to the stable along with a willing rider. Train your peasants into mighty warriors, equip with with powerful upgrades and unleash them on your unsuspecting foe!

Sneak under the trees, used high ground to do more damage to you enemy. Accumulate Yin or Yang to embrace the power of Monks, Ninjas, and Zen Masters.

Fire isn't just a damage state. It's alive. Do enough fire damage to the building and it will be consumed unless you dowse it with fire.

Include the Expansion - Winter of the Wolf which tells part of the history of the Wolf Clan and how it's unique units came to be.

The game is easy enough to learn for beginners and deep enough to be satisfying for experts.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: Celeron or equivalent 400MHz
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8 compliant 16MB VRAM 3D AGP accelerated video card
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8 compliant sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: Pentium III 750MHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8 compliant 32MB VRAM 3D AGP accelerated video card
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8 compliant sound card

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