Team up with dozens of players and battle through the Realm of the Mad God, Oryx. With a retro 8-bit style, Realm is an evolution of traditional MMO gameplay.
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November 16

Producer's Letter: Realm Remastered Project and X31.1.0 Patch notes




Hello everyone!

A few months ago, in one of our previous Producer’s Letters, we announced that one of our top priorities on the roadmap was to make Realm of the Mad God future-proof. With the sunset of Flash, this essentially translated into investigating alternatives for the game past 2020.

We then went on to unveil that our choice had been set and that the new client would be rewritten, from scratch, in Unity: a powerful game engine that has proven its amazing capabilities over the years. In our very last Producer’s Letter, we expanded on the topic and shared with you some details about the progress that was made since the Unity project started.


Today, we are happy to announce that we have staffed two additional developers and they are fully set up and working hard on the Unity project. In addition to being able to talk about what we have been up to, we will actually also be able to show you some footage of where we are at with the Client right now in the Realm Remastered Unity Port - Phase I trailer.

As announced, we have also released an in-game Realm Remaster Support Campaign through which you support the Unity project and get your name engraved on the wall of fame in game forever. Once you unlock the campaign, you can collect exclusive Supporter Rewards by spending gold or by farming Nexus Fragments and Crystals in the Realm!

Before going into the details of the Realm Remaster Support Campaign and how you can help shape the future of the game, we wanted to give you a full recap of the project and what it means for Realm, for you and for us as a company.

 
A Realm Remastered - The Unity Project
The choice of Unity

We have said it many times over the past: we are in it for the long run and Realm of the Mad God is the cornerstone that kickstarted our company as well as the team. We have and always will view it as our core.

We knew that taking over a Flash game would bear the risk that the technology, on top of becoming more and more obsolete in the gaming industry, would eventually lose support from its creators and other key third party companies. For us back then, the question was never if that was going to happen but rather when it will happen.

Other than the necessity to change client technology to one that is heavily supported in the industry, performance is a key incentive to the port to Unity. The new client will significantly improve performance and longevity of the game.


Porting the Game - Definitely a remaster

We are essentially rewriting the entire client from scratch in Unity and C# - thus calling it a remaster. Nothing from the Flash implementation will remain and the only things that are carried over will be sprite sheets and XML.

As you can imagine, this is a big project - even if we do enjoy the jokes about the fact that we should be able to do it in our basement, with two people and a microwave. We want the game to feel and play identically which means that we are already working within the boundaries of what the current game is. Of course, we also want to add a lot of improvements made possible by Unity such as visual effects, camera management, performance, UIs and of course playing on full screen.

See it a bit as if you would renovate your house and move back in after it has been refurbished: everything feels familiar and you know your way around but it feels fresh and beautiful… and the leaking roof has finally been fixed. This is pretty much the result we are aiming for with the port.

Getting rid of legacy issues and starting off this new adventure with a clean code is our top priority with this project. We are regularly re-evaluating solutions and refactoring our work, building on solid foundations and as little tech debt as possible.


Team and Resources

We are not planning to stop development on the current game while porting the game to Unity and we actually expect to even have a time of running them in parallel. This was outlined in our past communications and still holds true.

This means that we went ahead and hired additional developers in the past months to form an extra team for the port project. We now have 2 full time Unity developers working on the client and also hired an additional backend developer in order to increase our capacity and prepare the game for what we hope will be a massive relaunch success for the game we love. And since a kid can dream, maybe we will go on to conquer the console space once we are live with Unity.


Remaster Support Campaign

This one was a long time in the making and we went back and forth on it quite a bit. There were just so many options. Should it be a donation only system? Should it incorporate game play? Should it reward the everyday gold spend?

At first we wanted to keep it donation based as that would allow us to allocate the proceeds directly to the remaster project. At the same time we felt that at its core, the campaign is about supporting the game - yes that means finances to a certain degree but it also means engagement, possibly the most important component to us.

 

People were asking us, why do this at all? We honestly asked ourselves that question and came up with the following answers that we wanted to share with you:

  • It’s a historic moment from the point of view of where the game came from and what it can become

  • Looking for validation that players agree that this is the right step for the product

  • Support the expanse of the team. These things always have to make business sense

  • Give people the chance to etch themselves into the game so that they can share in the credit of making it all possible
 

In the Shop, you are now able to access a new tab called “Campaign”.

The Campaign works as follows:

  • Donate Gold to join the Campaign and unlock the feature (points only start counting after unlocking the campaign)

  • Any Gold spent after unlocking the campaign in the mystery/package shop or purchases in the nexus will count towards collecting points throughout the Campaign in order to unlock “Supporter Ranks”.

  • As an alternative route, you can collect and use Support Items that you will be able to find in specific locations around the Realm

  • If you wish to go through the campaign faster or feel the desire to do something akin to donating gold to the cause, then you can use the boost option to unlock tiers directly for gold - any gold used for boosts will give you 2x the amount of points

  • Receive rewards associated with each of the Rank upon completion

  • Note that for technical reasons, NOT counted are: vault unlocks, charslot unlocks, class unlocks, skin unlocks, potions from inventories, pet yard features
 

Now we know that donating gold to unlock the campaign in the first place will get some people’s spider senses tingling, so we would like to explain it right away, since we also went back and forth on that one.

In essence we wanted to make sure that not every newly opened and botting account can get onto the wall of fame. That would discredit our loyal supporters in our eyes. Thus we decided for a very low amount of gold to be paid after which you can go through the tiers by game play or spending depending on your preference. Of course the gameplay part will be quite the challenge, we want to be fully transparent there. Otherwise the rewards would be worth nothing.

The other thing we want to further explain is the limited character glows. We want this one to be very exclusive and reserved for people who are as convinced about the project as we are, so it will be next to impossible to achieve this rank with only collecting shards and crystals. In order to gain access to the exclusive purple character glow, you will have to reach a total of 100.000 pts within the duration of the Campaign.

 

We want to sincerely thank all of you that have stuck with us and given us such great support over the past 2+ years. We consider ourselves lucky to have such a supportive Community and are looking forward to shaping the future with you.

 

R4 & The Deca Team

 
Rewards detail (cumulative):
Rank 1 <Basic Supporter> - 500 pts (Unlocking Campaign)
  • Your name on the Wall of Fame at the end of the campaign and in the Unity client’s credits section
  • Automatically unlocked when joining the campaign
Rank 2 <Greater Supporter> - 6.000 pts
  • Beta access to the Unity Client
  • Unity Supporter Vanity Item (Energy Signet)
  • Mystery ST Chest(s) x 1
Rank 3 <Superior Supporter> - 13.500 pts
  • Unity Supporter Pet Skin
  • Mystery ST Chest(s) x 2
Rank 4 <Paramount Supporter> - 24.000 pts
  • Exclusive Supporter Skins
  • Mystery ST Chest(s) x 5
Rank 5 <Exalted Supporter> - 39.000 pts
  • Exclusive Purple Chat color
  • Exclusive Deca Djinja Ninja skin
  • Mystery ST Chest(s) x 10
Rank 6 <Unbound Supporter> 60.000 pts
  • Exclusive Supporter Gravestones
  • Mystery ST Chest(s) x 20
EXTRA: Players achieving 100.000 pts
  • Limited exclusive purple character glow
 

Additional details:
  • Supporter Gravestones and Chat color are applied immediately after unlocking the corresponding Ranks (refresh the client if not).
  • The Exclusive Supporter Glow will not activate when reaching 100.000pts and will be activated in the coming days.
  • There is no toggle option for chat color and gravestones, activating them is permanently affecting the account (for now).




Update X.31.1.0:

Halloween 2018 Events End

Halloween events come to an end with this update.

● The Nexus and Guild Halls are back to normal.
● Zombie Hordes, Totalia the Malevolent and the Pumpkin Shrines have been banished from the Realms.
● Oryx the Mad God II is back to his normal battle attire.
● All quests (except Candy Quest I) will remain available for another 2 weeks.
● Halloween Tokens will remain in the game for another 2 weeks before being removed.


 
New - Realm Events!

With this update we will start to gradually introduce events to the Realms!

Following your feedback in the past weeks, we decided to double-down the development efforts to extend our capability to run events and incorporate the Realms more.

Starting this week-end, we will run our first ever Realm event prototype. The plan moving forward is to continue building exciting events with this new system and add more to the variety of events in the game.

New - Supporter Campaign

Our Supporter Campaign is about to launch!

● A new tab called "Campaign" will be available in the Shop when the campaign starts.
● Lesser and Greater Nexus Fragments as well as Nexus Crystals can be obtained to gather Supporter Points.
● Purchases in the Shop and “Boost” will grant Supporter Points for Gold.
● Unlock all Ranks to receive exclusive Rewards!

 
Fixes and Quality of Life

● Added an indication on how many stats are gained with every level up.
● Vial of Pure Darkness can now only be used in the Lost Halls.
● Wine Cellar Incantation can now only be used in the Oryx's Chambers.
● Suspicious Milk Bottle can no longer be used in dungeons.


 
New Cosmetics

New Skins!
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October 25

Patch X.31.0 - Halloween Horror!


Hello everyone!

The Halloween update is here! On the list today, quite a few changes and additions to the game. Without further ado, here’s the patch note:

 
Halloween 2018 Events (CLICK HERE!)
Halloween events are finally here! Events will run from today until November 15th.
  • The Halloween Nexus, Zombie Horde and Pumpkin Shrine are back!
  • Additionally, something seems to have happened to all Guild Halls...
  • But there is something else, a new magical presence is looming in the Realm.
 

Totalia the Malevolent

Totalia is a powerful witch who appears to be interested in the bone tokens from the piles of bones scattered throughout the realm. You need to fight her apparitions and ensure she doesn't accumulate any of them!

During the Event, gather Tokens and bring them to the Tinkerer for some exclusive rewards!

 

Halloween Candy Quests:

Exchange 4 Marks for Halloween Candy x 1 (Puppet Master, Archdemon Malphas, Dr. Terrible and Septavius) (repeatable)!

Halloween Candies can then be exchanged against the following rewards:
  • x25 can be exchanged for one Candy of Extreme Vitality, Wisdom or Speed (repeatable)
  • x50 can be exchanged for one Candy of Extreme Dexterity, Attack or Defense (repeatable)
  • x100 can be exchanged for one Candy of Extreme Mana or Life (repeatable)
 

Halloween UT Reskin Quest:

Exchange Pumpkin Token x 50 and Bone Token x 25 for the following rewards:
  • Helm of the Jack-O’-Naut (reskinned Helm of the Juggernaut)
  • Trap of the Blood Spirit (reskinned Trap of the Vile Spirit)
  • Orb of Terror (reskinned Orb of Conflict)
This quest is limited to one per day.

 

Halloween Skins and Mystery Skin Unlocker Quest:

Exchange Bone Token x 50 for an item of choice:
  • Headless Rider Paladin Skin
  • Haunted Robe Wizard Skin
  • Halloween Mystery Skin Unlocker
  • Halloween Mystery Pet Skin Unlocker
This quest is limited to one per day.

 
Oryx 2 Additions
We have a treat for you, Oryx has some new tricks up his sleeves!
  • Increased base HP from 65k to 100k, increased HP scaling from 20% to 30%
  • 4 new phases of which 2 are picked at random each fight
  • He can not be stunned in the new phases but his initial and last phase remain mostly the same
  • Fixed an issue which made him start out with 6 Henchmen instead of 3
  • Henchmen in his first phase only respawn up to 12 times
  • Minions now have 20% HP scaling and reduced base HP
  • Slightly increased top tier and potion drops, specifically T6 abilities
  • Replaced the Oryx Awesome set drops with the new ST set Oryx's Battle Attires
  • He announces who dealt the most damage at the end of the fight
 
New Knight ST Oryx’s Battle Attires
With the new Oryx 2 fight we wanted to introduce a new ST for Knights which isn’t only a reskin of tops.

Oryx’s Greatsword:
  • Damages: 185 - 245
  • Range: 2.8
  • Armor Pierce
  • Rate of Fire: 110%
  • Fame bonus: +4%
Champion’s Bastion
  • Shots: 5
  • Damages: 385-455
  • Range: 2.8
  • Multihit
  • Pass through obstacles

  • Stun for 1.5 sec

  • On Activate: +15 Def for 2.5 seconds

  • Cost: 75 MP

  • Fame bonus: 4%
Mercy’s Bane
  • +10 Defense
  • +7 Attack
  • +7 Dexterity
  • Fame bonus: 4%
Bloodstone Ring
  • +120 Max HP
  • +4 Defense
  • Fame Bonus: 4%
Oryx’s Battle Attires full set bonuses:
  • +75 max HP
  • +5 Dexterity
  • +15 Defense
  • +5 Attack
 
Halloween Chest Events
We will have Chest Events active every weekend during the Halloween event. Beside the dungeons mentioned below, the new Oryx 2 bossfight will play an important part in all of them. His chest will be filled to the brim with lots of interesting loot among which you will find keys to the event dungeons as well as keys to the Dungeons you need to farm for the Halloween Quests.

But beware! Shaitan has a new trick up his sleeve and may have trapped some chests - approach with extreme caution!

Chest Event times
  • Oct 26th - Oct 31st: Ice Cave, Haunted Cemetery, Parasite Chambers
  • Nov 2nd - Nov 7th: Puppet Master's Encore, Lair of Shaitan
  • Nov 9th - Nov 14th: Reef, Deadwater Docks
Fame Mboxes
During the Halloween event we will have a Mystery Box active that you can buy for fame. In the box you will find Bone and Pumpkin tokens for your Halloween Quests. You can spin the Box five times every day for 500 fame each.

The box is intended as a secondary route to your Halloween Skins, Pet Skins and Halloween UTs - make your fame count!
Balancing
  • Reduced Orb of Conflict cooldown from 5 seconds to 0.5
  • Enchanted Ice Shard (Sphinx) feed power: 700 -> 900
  • Headless Rider Skin feed power. 2000 -> 1000
  • Haunted Robe Skin feed power. 2000 -> 1000
Fixes and Quality of Life
  • Pet wardrobe skins now display information about how commonly they can be acquired through hatching or fusion
  • Fixed issues with quest portrait hover and player bubble right click
  • Fixed contextual inventory hotkeys not working for the backpack tab
  • Fixed certain Rock Dragon Oryx taunts
  • Fixed pets and pet skins in the pet wardrobe and pet selection being rendered too small
  • Fixed currently selected pet overlapping "Click to choose pet" text
Cosmetics
New Skins!
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About This Game

Realm of the Mad God is the first ever free to play Bullet Hell MMO. Team up with dozens of players and battle through the Realm of the Mad God, Oryx. With a retro 8-bit style, Realm is an evolution of traditional MMO gameplay. A dozen classes and hundreds of items to discover means Realm is easy to play but difficult to master. Players can jump in Realm for 5 minutes or stay online for hours because there is nothing to install or download.

Key Features

  • Action combat! No turn-based battles here, only skilled running and gunning.
  • Epic boss battles. Navigate demented waves of bullets from nasty demons.
  • True cooperative play. All experience is shared and you win by playing together.
  • Great 8-bit art: Retro styling straight from the 8-bit era.
  • Over a dozen unique character classes. Play as a powerful wizard, a clever mystic, a brawling warrior.
  • Loot! Hundreds of weapons, potions, armors, and rings.
  • PermaDeath. Dying well means something in Realm. Earn fame if you survive for long enough and kill enough monsters.
  • Sheep. The sheep say 'Baa.'

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.6 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space

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