A million bullets, almost as large as a person, flying at you from all directions. The source of these dangerous flying projectiles: turrets.
Renowned Explorers: International Society is the second title by Abbey Games and pits you against fellow adventurers in a battle for the greatest treasure.
Abbey Games announced Renowned Explorers in a strange way, a way that requires some degree of exploration. Instead of clicking the play button on a announcement trailer, you have to click on the various objects scattered across the table and read the information attached to them.
“We wanted a new way [for] people [to learn] about [the] game. […] [I]t is also a long[er] lasting platform [that] will allow us to change and add information in fun ways [leading up to] the release.” – Laureen Dressing, Abbey Games
One thing I am looking forward to learning more about, is the new conversation system they mentioned on their press release. They “still have a lot to design about [the] system” but can confirm “that it will be at least as important […] as the combat will be.” It will “take into account [the] emotions and skills of characters and enemies[,]” and “allow the player to make a lot of fun and stories[.]”
Your progress throughout the game will be tracked by your museum, the place where all of your treasures will be displayed. It will be persistent to allow you to build it up and show off to your friends, who will likely come back at you with a higher score. “GAME ON!”
As you sit down to bring up your prestige, you will need a top-class team that works will with your strategy. Are you the sort of Captain who charges in there and fights the natives face to face? Or the one that uses a noggin and sneaks around to the buried treasure? Either way, your starting crew will need to develop their skills if they are take on tougher challenges and uncover greater treasures.
Sadly, they have confirmed that we won’t recognize anyone from history because all the characters are fictional. This is a shame for the history buff in me who would have loved to learn more about some of the famous, and not-so-famous, explorers who travelled the seas.