Spire of Sorcery is the upcoming open world survival RPG from Alexey Bokulev (creator of Eador. Genesis and Gremlins, Inc.). This free companion tool for the game allows you to generate and edit characters (biographies, portraits) from the world of Rund, and share them with the community.
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Release Date:
Oct 4, 2018

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October 4

RELEASED!



The world of :MapOfEdenEmoticon: Rund was born about 10 years ago, after Alexey Bokulev, our game designer, shipped his turn-based strategy Eador. Genesis and started sketching his next project.

The idea was quite ambitious: a trilogy of games where each game has a different atmosphere, and different game mechanics. The protagonist of the series is a runaway mage: the first goal is to survive and restore magic powers; the second goal is to manoeuvre towards victory among competing magic schools; finally, the goal of the closing chapter in the series is to dominate the world, conquering Empire, its Legion and its Inquisition, as well as defeating any other mages foolish enough to oppose you.

Because of the ambitious design, it took nearly ten years before this idea went into development. We set up our studio, Charlie Oscar, back in 2013 with the dream of turning Alexey's vision into reality, and we started with a smaller project: a digital board game Gremlins, Inc., which we shipped in Early Access at the end of 2015, with full release five months later. That project turned out to be not so small, after all. Releasing hundreds of updates for nearly 200,000 players from every corner of the world taught us a lot about making games and working with player community. Finally, in early 2017, we felt that we were ready to travel to Rund.

Spire of Sorcery is the first game of the series and it is currently still in development. We don't have a set release date yet, but we feel like in just a few months from now, we should be ready to enter Early Access on Steam. The game is set in the earlier, darker times following the Cataclysm, with magic under the full control of the Inquisition. You, the runaway mage, face the challenge of survival in the Wild Lands of the east, locked between the Empire (where you'll be burned when found) and the Distorted Lands (where things disappear).

Of the three taglines of the project – "Teach. Explore. Survive." – the first tag has been at the heart of our development efforts. With dozens of young mages as your disciples, you explore the world of Rund through their eyes. Understanding their background stories, their stats, skills and traits is what makes you win or lose the main campaign. And thus presenting to you these characters has been of utmost importance for us: not as a number of preset pictures, but as thousands and thousands of unique character portraits whose looks are defined by their life stories.

Today, we're happy to release a small part of Spire of Sorcery into your hands as a free companion app: this Character Generator introduces you to the kind of disciples that you can meet in the world of Rund. You can generate random characters or design a custom disciple, and write their back story – then share it with others. We hope that you enjoy this experience and we look forward to reading your comments and suggestions here on Steam Discussion Forums or on the official Discord server the game. And if you'd like to follow the development process of the game itself, then make sure to follow Spire of Sorcery on Steam, where we run a regular development blog (available in English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian).

Thanks for stopping by – and see you later!




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September 27

04 – 10 – 2018



Hey everyone, we're happy to report that the work on the first version of Character Generator is pretty much finished – the app is approved for release – and we're just waiting for a few more translations to come through, before we launch the app next week.

We'd be grateful for your feedback – comments, suggestions, observations – here on Steam forums, as well as on the official Discord server of Spire of Sorcery (it has a dedicated channel #character_generator).

As to what's in the future for this product, we'll release the roadmap at the same time as when we release the app. Basically, we'll be fixing terms and correcting origins based on your feedback; we'll be adjusting certain graphical assets in cases where they won't mix as well as we hoped they would; and we'll be looking to expand the available options for facial parts – including colours – based on what you think we might have missed.

One important comment: the clothing sets all come from the world of Rund, and correspond to specific game mechanics of the main game (Spire of Sorcery). So we will not be looking to expand these before the game is in Early Access and we have the time to create more profession-specific outfits that would have a meaningful effect in the game itself.

As always, thanks much for the love and support that we received from the community when the whole idea was announced, and we look forward to getting this generator in front of you so that then we can together make it into something even more fun!

PS the generator will release in five languages; if you think that some more are missing, please let us know which exactly. German and French are in the plan for later, but that's pretty much it.

See you next week!

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:summer_magic: Spire of Sorcery
:summer_magic: Spire of Sorcery – Character Generator
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:summer_magic: Twitter (game updates)
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About This Game



Spire of Sorcery is the upcoming open world survival RPG from Alexey Bokulev (creator of Eador. Genesis and Gremlins, Inc.).

Spire of Sorcery – Character Generator is a free companion tool that allows you to have some fun and express your creativity:

  • Generate random characters from the world of Rund (biographies and portraits) – and edit them as you see fit!
  • Create your own characters: write their background stories, give them names – then assemble the portraits to match!
  • Share your work with the community: export portraits to use as avatars; export portraits and biographies to share on Discord and elsewhere!
The product is updated with new assets as we progress with the production of the main game.

We love feedback, and we very much welcome your suggestions and bug reports here on Steam and over on Discord! Many thanks for helping us create a better player experience for everyone!!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel 2.3Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Internal
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i5 / similar AMD or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Internal

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