In this strategic rogue-like you become a famous expedition leader in the 19th century. You form your own crew with the skills and personality to discover legendary treasures, while exploring randomized locations and stories on every new adventure.
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Very Positive (12) - 91% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,618) - 93% of the 1,618 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 2, 2015
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May 16

Patch 26: Reus' Birthday

As some of you may know, our other game Reus celebrates it’s fifth birthday this week. Before we start the festivities on that tomorrow, we thought it would be nice to patch in a little nod to the giant god game in Renowned Explorers. Can you spot it below?



But that’s not all, of course. Like many patches before it, this one contains some minor fixes and rebalances of which you can read up in the patch notes.

So, the spotlight might shine on Reus for a moment and behind the scenes we’re also working on some unannounced stuff, but we’re definitely not planning on jumping airship from Renowned Explorers for the foreseeable future. There are still some great unexplored stories out there for our crew! And although we can’t really wait to tell you about it… we will wait to tell you about it. Expect some announcements later this year! And until then:…

Happy adventuring,

~ the monks from Abbey Games

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April 1

Coming Soon: Renowned Explorers - Daring Dates DLC

Disclaimer: April Fools!

After the release of the original Renowned Explorers in 2015 and the More to Explore and Emperor's Challenge DLC in 2016 and 2017 respectively, we're planning to release another expansion to the Renowned Explorers universe in 2018. The Renowned Explorers community has given us a lot of input about what direction they want the game to take and we figured it's about time we really listen. So without further ado, we're proud to present: Renowned Explorers - Daring Dates!



In this DLC, instead of taking a crew of three explorers on an epic adventure of tales and treasure, you can take one crew member... on a date! That might sound easier than it is, though. Renowned Explorers' band of characters is made up of seasoned explorers, and they are hard to impress! Where to go on your first date, for example? The Museum? Paris? Or straight to the exotic hideaways of the Emerged Island in the Caribbean?



And that's just picking the location... How about picking the right outfit?! A date is essentially a lot like an expedition: you have to prepare for it. Bring the wrong gear or start an encounter with an aggressive attitude and you might kill the mood in just one turn.



If all goes well, though, and you play your cards right as a 19th-century globetrotting Casanova, you might even get the chance to go on a date with the most Renowned of all the Explorers: Mathieu Rivaleux!



Renowned Explorers: Daring Dates is still in development and it's too soon to pinpoint an exact release date. But if you want to stay posted and maybe even try your chances in a closed beta encounter with Anna or Victor, for example, be sure to sign up for the Abbey Games newsletter or stay in touch through the Renowned Explorers community hub. We hope to see you on some adventurous dates sometime in 2018!

~ the monks from Abbey Games
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Reviews

“It's genuinely great, like, it's one of my favorite games this year so far. It's got so much going for it, so much depth, so much character, so much replayability, great systems, unique concepts in combat, awesome presentation...”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

“Here’s where I start to love Renowned Explorers. The encounters aren’t just a paper/rock/scissors system of aggressive, friendly, or devious. The more pertinent choice is whether you’re going to talk or fight. Either approach has distinct rules, with some characters suited to one or the other.”
100 – Quartertothree - Tom Chick

“...Renowned Explorers still stands as one of the best surprises of the year so far that wannabe adventurers of any age can enjoy. Encountering some thugs but instead of fighting, it just turns into one great big insult throwing contest where the loser runs away, foaming at the mouth. Brilliant.”
85 – Gamewatcher - John Paul Jones

About This Game

Renowned Explorers: International Society is a strategy adventure game set in a fictitious 19th century world. It introduces a unique attitude-based gameplay that challenges both your tactical and storytelling skills.

Key Features

  • Endless New Adventures - Explore the far corners of fictitious 19th century world in procedurally generated expeditions to Egypt, the Caribbean and much more.
  • Compose your Crew - Choose 3 experts out of 20. Fighters are Aggressive but Speakers can solve tactical conflicts with Speech actions.
  • Personality = Gameplay - Each conflict can be solved in different ways, depending on your crew's personality and strategy. 'Mood' is one of the most important gameplay elements.
    Fight them with Melee, Ranged and Area of Effect attacks,
    win them over using Cheers, Charms and Compliments,
    or scare them away by Insults, Taunts and Humiliation
  • Optimize your Economy - Collect Insight, Research, Gold and Status on your expeditions. Use them to build economy and support for your next expedition.
  • Vivid Stories - Find more than a hundred treasures in hundreds of visual events that adapt to the characters and have multiple outcomes.
  • Build a reputation - Become a Diplomat, Aggressor or Manipulator. Go for Science, Wealth or Status. Fame is your goal, but the way there is entirely up to you.
  • Permadeath? - In Adventure mode you cannot load after failure. Discovery mode lets you reload. Choose difficulties from Easy through Impossible to customize the challenge.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: x86/x64 versions of Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1 with latest updates), 8.1 and 10.
    • Processor: AMD Dual-Core running at 2.6 GHz / Intel Dual-Core processor running at ~1.9 GHz (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or newer series are the oldest CPU architectures recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, Intel integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM AMD Radeon HD 3450, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT and Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) and above are minimum required graphic cards.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9.0c compatible soundcard.
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: x64 versions of Windows 7 (SP1 with latest updates), 8.1 and 10.
    • Processor: AMD Triple-Core / Intel Dual-Core 3.2 GHz (AMD Athlon II X3 450 or Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 or newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated / Intel integrated with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM. AMD Radeon HD4850, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 and Intel HD4400 and above are recommended graphic cards.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 11 compatible soundcard.
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks).
    • Processor: Intel dual-core processor running at 2.4 GHz (Intel Core i3 2nd gen or newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel integrated graphics card HD4000 or above. With at least 768MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 4.0 support.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).
    • Processor: Intel quad-core processor running at 2.8 GHz (Intel Core i5 2nd gen or newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Dedicated graphics card with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 5.0 support. AMD HD6970M and above are recommended graphic cards.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
    • Processor: AMD Dual-Core running at 2.6 GHz / Intel Dual-Core processor running at ~1.9 GHz (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or newer series are the oldest CPU architectures recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 series, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT and above are minimum required graphic cards. With vendor-supported graphics drivers. For open source drivers you have to use Mesa 10.3 driver or newer (it applies to Intel cards, Intel HD Sandy Bridge is a minimum).
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
    • Processor: AMD Triple-Core / Intel Dual-Core 3.2 GHz (AMD Athlon II X3 450 or Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 or newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM. ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 series, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 and above are recommended graphic cards. With vendor-supported graphics drivers. For open source drivers you have to use Mesa 10.3 driver or newer (it applies to Intel cards, Intel HD4400 or newer is recommended).
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse

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