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 (1,698) - 92% of the 1,698 user reviews for this game are positive.
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December 13

OUT NOW: Quest For The Holy Grail FREE DLC, Soundtrack, Art Book

Hey there explorers!

The third and final expansion for Renowned Explorers: Quest For The Holy Grail, the Soundtrack, the Art Book and the Renowned Explorers: Definitive Edition are out... now!



The expansion contains a new expedition in which you follow in the spiritual footsteps of a certain whip-wielding archeologist in search for the ultimate treasure in the Middle-East. Meet mysterious Djinns, alluring belly dancers and even some spoiled cats! And what are those dastardly Anti-Explorers up to this time?

The best part: this new expansion will be completely free for all current and future owners of the Renowned Explorers base game! The DLC should be granted automatically after tonight's update.

Special Community Challenge
To celebrate the release of this new expansion, we will be raffling five copies of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and five copies of The Curious Expedition between the participants of this week's Community Challenge participants!

Soundtrack and Art Book
You can listen to a sample from the Soundtrack here, or just go directly to the store page!

The Art Book contains concept art, sketches and fully rendered marketing art, as well as a lot of background information and short pieces of written context, provided by the developers.



Definitive Edition
Are you still missing any of the expansions or the Soundtrack and Art Book? Now is your chance to complete your collection with the Definitive Edition complete-the-set bundle, which includes everything we ever released for Renowned Explorers for an even further discounted price!



Abbey Community
In preparation for the launch of Godhood we have started opening up our new Abbey Community forums, so come over and say hi!

Have fun playing!

~ the monks from Abbey Games


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December 12

Quest For The Holy Grail DLC, Soundtrack and Art Book releasing tomorrow!

Hey there explorers!

As you might know from last week's announcement, tomorrow (Thursday, 7:00PM CET) we'll be launching the last Renowned Explorers expansion pack, a Soundtrack, an Art Book, and Renowned Explorers: Definitive Edition collecting all the Renowned Explorers content in one bundle!

Today we especially want to highlight what you're going to get out of the Soundtrack and Art Book. Let's have a look!



Soundtrack
For this soundtrack’s release, Abbey Games’ longtime composer Joni van der Leeuw dove back into the source material to rearrange and remaster the lion’s share of the dynamic music from the game into an actual album of twelve tracks. Next to music that you’ll probably recognise from the game, there’s also music from one of the trailers for the game and even a previously unreleased track of music that was used to pitch the idea of the soundtrack within the Abbey Games development team.

You can listen to a sample track of the Emerged Island expedition music here!



Art Book
Have you always wanted to take a peek behind development curtain of Renowned Explorers? Besides concept art, sketches and fully rendered marketing art, it contains a lot of background information and short pieces of written context, provided by the developers. Also, tons of unused character designs!



Quest For The Holy Grail Community Challenge
We are also preparing a special Community Challenge, where you will be guided on a classic whip-wielding adventure! Make sure to participate in this one, because we will be raffling five copies of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and five copies of The Curious Expedition between the participants!

See you tomorrow!

~ 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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