Rise of the Third Power is a retro-themed, console-style roleplaying game, loosely based on the political climate of Europe in the late 1930's. The story takes place in the land of Rin during the height of the Age of Sail, following the events that would lead to the greatest war in human history.
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Very Positive (17) - 88% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (144) - 91% of the 144 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 10, 2022
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“Rise of the Third Power is a prime example of a true throwback gem.”
RPGamer

“Rise of The Third Power stands as a must-play for RPG fans.”
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“It’s one of the very few games in recent memory that I couldn’t put down.”
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About This Game

Rise of the Third Power is a love letter to the glory days of the console style RPG, with modern conveniences such as auto-save and a combination of the best elements of Japanese and Western style gameplay and writing. Experience this fusion of East and West, old and new, in a game meant to surpass Stegosoft Games' previous work in every way!



  • STORY DRIVEN - Join a party of eight, each with their own unique ambitions, perspectives and personalities as they embark upon a suicide mission to topple the Arkadyan emperor, Dimitri Noraskov. A blend of humor, drama and tragedy await players as they navigate the treacherous world of Rin.
  • POLITICAL INTRIGUE - As the world of Rin recovers from the Great War, the balance of power remains badly skewed, with vacuums of power still waiting to be filled. The player's party will be both beset and aided by schemers, liars and betrayers, all while the clock ticks down to a reprise of the greatest war in human history.
  • CUSTOM BATTLE SYSTEM - Rise of the Third Power offers eight playable characters in a battle system built from scratch, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, all of whom are meant to participate in battle simultaneously without the need for tedious party management. Combine each character's unique powers and disadvantages, analyze the abilities of your foes, set your formation and charge into battle.
  • PERSISTENT EQUIPMENT - Each piece of equipment found, purchased or stolen is a permanent, unique upgrade for each character. Instead of purchasing replacements, the player purchases upgrades. No more buying that awesome helmet back in town only to stumble over a better one as treasure in a dungeon. Each character has 3 equipment slots with 8 upgrades each, with 192 to find in total. This system avoids the tedium of inventory management, while also giving the completionist something useful to hunt for.



1587, 2A - 15 years have passed since the guns of the Great War at last fell silent. The conflict rocked the world, leaving half a generation of men and women lying dead on the battlefield. Of the many players that had acted on the world stage, only two remained: the kingdom of Cirinthia and the ancient Republic of Tariq.

In time, Dimitri Noraskov, a hero to the defeated Kingdom of Arkadya, rose from the ashes. He saw his king as a coward for surrendering, and a traitor for submitting to the Treaty of Evenheart. So did the people. They supported Noraskov when he overthrew the king. They supported him as he reclaimed the lands that had been stripped of them. And they supported him as he raised an army. Noraskov had theorized that the nations of the world were still too worn by the Great War to enforce the terms of the Treaty. Thus far, his gambit has proven successful.

The Arkadyan Empire shows no signs of curbing its aggression. It is feared by many that a reprise of the Great War, that at one time could have been prevented, is now all but inevitable. But there are those that believe it can yet be stopped...

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Use of Alcohol
Fantasy Violence
Animated Blood
Crude Humor
Language

System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD 7870, or equivalent DX10+ GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100, AMD A10 7850K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon HD 7950, or equivalent DX10+ GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.10 "Yosemite" or higher
    • Processor: Intel i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD 7870, or equivalent DX10+ GPU
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 10.12 "Sierra" or higher
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100, AMD A10 7850K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon HD 7950, or equivalent DX10+ GPU
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any OS Released 2013 or Later (e.g. Ubuntu 13.04+)
    • Processor: Intel i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X2
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD 7870, or equivalent DX10+ GPU
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Any OS Released 2014 or Later (e.g. Ubuntu 14.10+)
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100, AMD A10 7850K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon HD 7950, or equivalent DX10+ GPU
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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