Realm Engine is a system-agnostic Tabletop world builder that supports both building and running your choice of role-playing game.
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Mixed (26) - 69% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 5, 2021

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have chosen early access as we feel that in its current state, Realm Engine is capable of delivering an amazing experience for those who want to utilise its in-person/tabletop features through the use of an external screen. The online multiplayer features of the game are currently still under development and require additional time and testing before they can be integrated for the final release.

The purpose of the early access is to allow for the finalised development of the multiplayer online version as well as the inclusion of many more assets, and pre-built maps/encounters. We will also be striving to have a Mac OS version available for the final release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Realm Engine will be in Early Access for 6- 12 months.

This will depend on player feedback and progress through the development process as we build in and test the Multiplayer functionality and Mac OS compatibility.”

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

“The current version of Realm Engine is suitable for use in-person tabletop gaming or screen sharing via software such as discord. Unlike the final release, Early Access will not yet have support for online multiplayer.

Additional features planned for final release:

  • Full Multiplayer
  • Importable and exportable miniatures
  • Animated miniature creator
  • Importable and exportable terrain
  • VR support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current game is caple of delivering an in-person/ tabletop experience for those who utilise an external tabletop screen and want to build worlds for their games in advance or on the fly. Ultra HD images of maps and can also be exported from Realm Engine and used as supplements for your campaigns.”

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

“Yes. Following Early access, the final release will include two versions of the game.
The table-top version, which will be completely free. This version will have similar features to the Early Access edition but will include additional assets and prebuilt maps which will be added to overtime.

The Elite Version of Realm Engine, which includes the online multiplayer features, will have a cost associated to support the ongoing development and support of Realm Engine as new features and assets are added over time.”

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

“Community feedback has been a key driver in Realm Engines progress. We have a very active discord server that allows our users to share their amazing projects, report issues, request assets or features and make suggestions for features to be added to the game. We hope you can join us!
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About This Game

Realm Engine is, at its heart, an in-depth 3D world builder & virtual tabletop that was built to be flexible enough to support the most popular tabletop RPGs and wargaming scenarios.

Realm Engine is packed with a large arsenal of tools to be drawn upon for
you to create the perfect map for each encounter, from dynamic lighting, animated miniatures & spell effects even 3d terrain sculpting.

Supporting a wide variety of campaign styles with hundreds of high-quality assets from arid & ancient desert tombs to lush forest & dark winding dungeons, you can let your imagination run wild.

Realm Engine is free for players and Game Masters to build maps and share them across the steam workshop or just between each other personally.
Multiplayer features are currently in the final stages of development and will be released as a single purchase DLC. This will only be necessary for the Game master to run games, players using the free version will still be able to join hosted sessions.

From desk lamps to cauldrons, even the entire sun!
Dynamic lighting allows you to create realistic scenes where you as the game master can control all light levels seen by the players. Controls for individual lights allow the players and game masters to interact dynamically with their environment and can help to set the mood for the adventures.
With the control of the environment and weather at your fingertips, you can tweak the rain, fog, and time of day with just a few sliders!

Build mountains, valleys, rivers, islands and so much more with the in-game terrain sculptor. This feature automatically generates the texture of cliffs, valleys, and overhangs to allow for the quick creation of realistic natural features.

Change the entire landscape and environment with just the push of a slider! From lakes, oceans, and lava flows, you can tweak the environment to suit your needs.
The versatile grid system lets you modify the height and color of the grid as well as toggle its visibility helping you to keep track of your players no matter where their adventures may lead.

Online multiplayer support ensures that all players can join in on the experience Completely Free, only the Game Master needs to own the multiplayer edition to host the session. This approach also provides the potential for streamers to host their sessions publically allowing invited individuals to join as players and others to participate as spectators. Giving you more ways than ever before to immerse yourself in all aspects of tabletop gaming!

Build truly unique maps and scenes for each encounter your adventure hurls at you, with animated spells and line of sight indicators you can map out the battlefield to make the most of your chance to get that sneak attack

Hotkeys to toggle between visible layers allow game masters and avid map builders to quickly and easily navigate to different parts of the map. This also allows game masters to have complete control of what the players see as they make their way through sprawling mansions and into the deepest dungeons of your adventure

Full Features List:

  • Hundreds of Placeable Assets (More to come over time)
  • Dynamic Lighting
  • Fog of War
  • Grid and Grid-less Play.
  • Procedural Terrain Generator
  • Terrain Sculpting and Painting
  • Import Your 3D Models.(Supports textured FBX files)
  • Import Your Own Audio Files.
  • Import 2D images.
  • Dynamic weather & Environment.
  • Animated Spells & Miniatures.
  • Export Hi-Resolution Images for Other Virtual Tabletops.
  • Hundreds of Ambient and Musical Soundtracks to Mix.
  • In-Game Chat + Dice Log
  • Chat-Based Dice Roller
  • Multi-level building support (Allows hiding and displaying individual layers of Dungeons.)
  • Top-down, Free view, and First Person Mode.
  • Save and Load Multiple Maps.
  • Share and Download Maps via The Steam Workshop
  • Export and Share Maps with Friends
  • Second Monitor Support
  • Join Session Hosted by a Game Master (Coming Soon!)

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 4 Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 980m
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 4 Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1660
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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