Renowned Explorers is Now in Alpha
Developer Seem To Have Played All The Right Cards
Abbey Games, the developer who brought us Reus, has just announced the release of their new game, Renowned Explorers: International Society (try to repeat that out loud quickly with your mouth full). The game is adds a few twists and a liberal dose of humor to the turn-based strategy genre.
The Game in a Nutshell
Renowned Explorers basically has the player explore the world for treasure accompanied by three explorers under your control, whose unique traits allows for either fighting, charming or humiliating the locals out of their prized possessions. Your explorers are entitled to the help of a number of Fighters, Scouts, Speakers and Scientists for hire, who compliment and augment the unique skills of your explorers in different ways. These mercenaries can be equipped with various gears, and your own explorers can level up and learn new skills to further enhance their abilities.
The treasures these explorers unearth allow the group to gain prestige with the International Society, and become a Renowned Explorer through means of wealth, knowledge or fame. Bear in mind however, that how you treat the local populace may have long-reaching ramifications with the popularity level of your explorers.
Renowned Explorers has entered alpha stage, and will be available for PC, Mac and Linux in both boxed and digital versions (to be found at Steam or GOG.com). The game is slated for release on September 2 later this year. Check out the release trailer here: