Explore the fantasy world of Ars Notoria, a survival-action RPG set inside an open-world sandbox that lets you hunt powerful possessed creatures. Strike out on your own or play together with friends to build a sprawling faction, utilizing deep crafting mechanics and strategic recruiting of allies.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Ars Notoria is a game set in a large fantasy open world that combines a story-rich RPG with survival and faction-building elements. There are a lot of features and various gameplay mechanics and we want to make sure that we deliver the best experience we can. We think that player feedback is a crucial part of the development process and collaborating with the community will help us to create a great survival-action role-playing game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that the game will be in Early Access for at least one year. We plan to release constant content updates during Early Access which will include new enemies, bosses, magic abilities, crafting and building recipes, and quests.”

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

“The full version of the game will contain more in-game factions, each with a unique storyline, characters, gameplay mechanics, combat classes, armors and weapons, building modules, and more. We also plan to increase the size of the playable region and make it denser by adding new locations and dungeons filled with new enemy types, bosses, and additional side quests.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version features a vast open world with a large capital city to explore and all core gameplay mechanics fully implemented (like combat, building, crafting, faction management). You will be able to complete the main storyline in the Early Access version and continue playing in the post-end game mode to further develop your faction, conquer more territories and defeat powerful optional bosses.”

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

“No, the price of the game will stay the same at the full version launch.”

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

“We think that player feedback is the most important part of Early Access and it will be a great help in constantly improving the game. You are welcome to join our Discord channel, Steam Community forums, and socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) to share your ideas. We are excited to hear your suggestions about new game features and modifying existing ones.”
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About This Game

Ars Notoria is a fantasy, survival-action RPG set inside an open world sandbox where you can hunt possessed creatures, solo or cooperatively with friends, and defeat them with mastery of unique schools of magic to create mighty enchanted artifacts. As your legend grows, you will recruit additional adventurers to assemble a powerful, sprawling faction and bring it under your control.

You begin the game as a lowly beggar, newly drafted into the kingdom’s army to fight the growing scourge of Enthralled; magic-infused creatures formed by corrupted shards of spiritual energy. You soon find yourself thrust into an epic struggle with the god-like High Spirits and the warring factions that worship them. Using your powerful ability to Soul Bind, you can absorb and swap between four unique adventurers on the fly, each with special skills, weapons, and combat styles. You will need every trick and magical ability you can muster to guide your faction in uncovering the origins of the Enthralled blight and ultimately decide the fate of the kingdom.

A Stunning, Vast Open World Sandbox

  • Explore a huge and diverse map teeming with forests, farmlands, dungeons, and a vast capital city, all affected by multiple weather conditions and seasons. Witness stunning panoramic views and intense environmental effects created by magic abilities.
  • Investigate and join one of the factions, each with its own unique agenda and philosophy, including non-lethal combat/quest resolution.
  • Journey through the world of Ars Notoria with your friends in online multiplayer PVE. Not only can you experience the epic tale together, but team up to raid loot-filled dungeons, craft legendary weapons, and build impressive settlements.

A Unique Experience On Every Playthrough

  • Experience a sprawling main story with plentiful side quests that can be played through multiple times to experience the tale from different viewpoints. Will you carve a path of destruction and fear, or restore unity and hope? Player choices result in multiple game endings.
  • Procedurally generated dungeons ensure each playthrough is unique. Traverse the depths of dark, icy caves, wander ancient ruins of old spirit magic, and navigate fiery lairs of powerful Enthralled.

Master Elaborate Fighting Combos

  • Swap at will with three other Soul Bound characters in your squad during combat, creating lethal, powerful combos with magical, spirit-infused weaponry.
  • Fight a large variety of deadly creatures, each possessed by unique spirits, that offer a multitude of combat challenges.
  • After defeating foes, capture a variety of spirits from different magical origins, each with a multitude of powers and elemental bonuses, allowing you to place additional enchantments on weapons, armor, and equipment.
  • Engage in epic boss fights against huge corrupted creatures capable of environmental destruction.

Customize and Craft Your World

  • Create a custom main character from the ground up and alter dozens of additional, recruitable characters that you can rotate in and out of your active, four-person squad by Soul Binding.
  • Craft a variety of buildings, creating custom, decor-filled living spaces with a detailed flourish, combat defenses, and places of commerce.
  • Recruit non-combat NPCs to grow your faction ranks, making it stronger and increasing its influence throughout the kingdom.
  • While you venture forth in the world with your squad, command your faction members to perform a variety of tasks in parallel, such as forging enchanted weapons and armor, researching crafting recipes, defending outposts, or gathering resources.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel / AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 6850 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD is recommended for faster loading times.
    • OS: Windows 10 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K / AMD Ryzen 7 1700 or higher
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD is recommended for faster loading times.

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