Balrum is an old-school, hybrid turn-based, open world RPG with deep tactical combat. Explore a huge living fantasy world with dozens of side quests next to an epic main quest. Grow your own crops, build your home, and craft your own custom items.
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Very Positive (11) - 90% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (303) - 77% of the 303 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 29, 2016
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November 6

Patch 1.6

Hi there! Balrum has just been updated to version 1.6!


First of all, a big thank you for everyone who submitted bug reports and feature suggestions!
Here are the changes for patch 1.6:

GUI:
-The buildable objects inside the Building panel are now sorted for ease of use.
-Right clicking on an Inventory tab now sorts the items in that tab based on name and value.

-UI elements won’t reposition themselves when minimising/alt-tabbing the game.

Engine:
-The renderer now supports water reflections and bloom effects. The bloom effect is disabled by default. You can enable it via the video options menu.

-The config.xml subsystem has been rewritten to be more compatible and efficient.
-Improved performance on 4K systems.
-Third party libraries have been updated to the latest versions.

Fixes:
-The marble hearth now costs the proper amount to build.
-Some buildable objects have been moved to a different Building tab for ease of use.
-All crafting tables have been renamed inside the Building panel to be more recognisable.
-The Leader of the Pack boss now properly triggers the rewards dialog. (this was a regression)

Typos:
Basic text errors and logical errors have been fixed:
-files/dialogs/en/gui/afterrelease.xml
-files/dialogs/en/osric/packsandfires
-files/dialogs/en/neil/history
-files/dialogs/en/elestterr/elestterwelcome
-files/dialogs/en/orran/orranwelcome
-files/dialogs/en/bolt/boltifmage
-files/dialogs/en/barnabas/youoweleonard
-files/dialogs/en/helperdialogs/howtotaimanimals
-files/dialogs/en/fox/golems
-files/dialogs/en/walker/a_cape_of_a_warlock
-files/dialogs/en/rod/rodimlookingforwork
-files/dialogs/en/tina/tinamissingfriends
-files/dialogs/en/kotf/reddragonwelcome

Thank you for your support everyone and have a nice day!

Yours,
Balcony Team
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About This Game

Balrum is an old-school, hybrid turn-based, open world indie RPG with deep tactical combat. Explore a huge living fantasy world with dozens of side quests next to an epic main quest. In addition to traditional RPG features Balrum has deep crafting which allows the player to craft their own custom items. Balrum also features farming your own crops, building your home, and survival mechanics complemented by the game's main features. In Balrum you will have a faithful animal companion as your pet. Your pet is fully controllable and adds greatly to the complexity of the combat.

The player takes control of a young man whose peaceful life is suddenly interrupted by events which will change his life forever.

Features:

  • Real-Time world with Turn-Based Combat
  • A huge Open World with dozens of Dungeons to explore
  • Spend your learning points to create a pure class or a hybrid class
  • Dozens of Side Quests and an Epic Main Quest
  • Three separate paths leading to the end
  • Building
  • Farming
  • Tame various animals to be your loyal Companion
  • Deep Crafting System which allows you to create custom items
  • Day/Night Cycle with Weather Effects
  • Survival Mechanics

Story

It's twenty years after your village fled the kingdom and took refuge in Darkwood. You always knew that these woods hold dark secrets but now you start to feel it's evil on your own skin. Horrible things are happening. You discover fragments of the woods dark history and come to the conclusion that you have to leave your home. You know in your heart that once you step out of the protection of the place where you grown up, nothing will be the same. You have to face a world that's in chaos. A world without laws. Nevertheless you feel something else too. You feel freedom. A completely new world awaits you to explore it, but the feeling quickly turns into guilt. There are people in Darkwood who are counting on your help. You are their last hope.


NOTE: Thank you to all our backers on Kickstarter for making this game possible.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: Single Core 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1650 / NVIDIA GeForce 8200 / Intel GMA 950, or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 1.4 compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: Single Core 2.4Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4650 / GeForce 8600 GT / Intel HD 3000, or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.0 compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later (64bit)
    • Processor: Single Core 1.3Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1650 / NVIDIA GeForce 8400 / Intel GMA 950, or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 1.4 compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later (64bit)
    • Processor: Single Core 2.4Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4650 / GeForce 8600 GT / Intel HD 3000, or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.0 compatible

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