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Factsheet

Developer:
Abbey Games
Based in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Release date:
Q2 2017

Platforms:
PC
Mac
Linux

Website:
RenownedExplorers.com

Regular Price:

$7.49 / €7.49

Renowned Explorers: The Emperor's Challenge

Your crew, representing The International Society, has been spotted, covertly landing in an undisclosed location East from Borneo in Indonesia, at the behest of Emperor Guāngxù. Hot on their heels comes your arch rival, Matthieu Rivaleux, making a conspicuous landing at the bustling docks along with his crack team of investigators. The locals were clamouring for autographs from Rivaleux, whose dazzling smile was flashing for the throngs of dedicated fans. No sooner were the teams ashore, but a race began to the Temple of Trance involving; miraculous feats of physical prowess, underhanded trickery, and no small amount of charming smiles to get the locals to lend a hand! What does the lovable (but somewhat eccentric) Chinese Emperor have in store for these two renowned teams? What amazing discoveries can we expect in the archaeological dream, Indonesia? Read more...

Description

Renowned Explorers is a turn-based strategy adventure video game set in a whimsically fictitious, 19th century, historical setting. The Emperor's Challenge is the second expansion for the game and set in Indonesia. This newest release opens up a new location for you to explore as well as a host of new characters to pad your team. A new game mode will be available as the titular "Emperor's Challenge". This mode will challenge Veterans of the game to adapt their strategies on the fly for a new level of challenge. Do you choose Suh Min-Jeong, a child prodigy in the fields of diplomacy and archaeology or perhaps Wang Yu with his knack for fireworks and a penchant for trouble?

Features

  • Explore the far corners of the world in the age of discovery, outsmart your rivals, campaign for fame and become the most Renowned Explorer of the 19th century
  • Prepare your treasure hunt; collect Insight, Research, Gold and Status on your expeditions to acquire supplies and support for the next adventure
  • Attitude-based gameplay; choose the best course of action by engaging your opponents physically and mentally using charm, deception, intimidation or a show of force
  • There is always something new to discover in the thrilling procedurally generated expeditions, where your reputation opens up new opportunities

History

Abbey Games is an independent games studio founded in 2012 and situated in Utrecht, the Netherlands. They devote themselves to creating games full of original meaningful gameplay, drawing inspiration from classics of the strategy genre. Their first title, god game Reus, was released in May 2013 and has sold over 800,000 copies. The studio is currently creating new adventures for their turn-based adventure game Renowned Explorers, out since September 2015, so that veterans and new players alike will have more to explore.

With Renowned Explorers outperforming Reus in terms of player feedback (94% positive on Steam) and playtime (9.5 hours on average, SteamSpy), Abbey Games decided to continue support for Renowned Explorers. This started out as a biweekly patch program throughout 2015. When the year was over the community had grown so much that the Abbey decided an expansion pack was justified. Renowned Explorers: More To Explore has been in the works since the start of 2016 and is now almost finished. It aims extend the game's replayability by dozens of hours by increasing strategic options as well as role-playing potential.

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More To Explore Launch Trailer YouTube

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      About Abbey Games

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      Abbey Games is an independent games studio founded in 2012 and situated in Utrecht, the Netherlands. They devote theirselves to creating games full of original meaningful gameplay, drawing inspiration from classics of the strategy genre. Their first title, god game Reus, was released in May 2013 and has sold over 800,000 copies. The studio currently focuses on turn-based adventure game Renowned Explorers, out since September 2015, to continue growing the game and its community.

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      Renowned Explorers: The Emperor's Challenge Credits

      Adriaan Jansen
      Designer

      Marlies Barends
      Lead Artist

      Carmen van Sleeuwen
      Artist

      Bas Zalmstra
      Engine Programmer

      Maarten Wiedenhof
      Technical Artist

      Rutger Harder
      Gameplay Programmer

      Manuel Kerssemakers
      Gameplay Programmer

      Joni van der Leeuw
      Producer, Composer

      Yme de Jong
      Sound Designer, Composer

      Contact

      Inquiries
      info@abbeygames.com

      Web
      abbeygames.com

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