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RUNELORDS
Atramentus Rising


Prince Ethan wakes up on the forest floor, leaves in his mouth and twigs in hair, disshevelled and disoriented, and confused over last nights events. He remembers his father being murdered. He remembers his brother - his brother! - attempting to murder him as well. The last thing he remembers is Questor whisking him away with his magic.

"...to a forest, of all places," he thinks to himself.

He gets up, dusts himself off, and imagines the many ways he is going to make his brother pay.

That's when he notices the giant wolf and demon bearing down upon him.



And so begins Ethan's saga and his trek across Andoria to the Throne of the Runelords. He will meet many unlikely friends, and even more enemies as he makes his way back to Castle Andor to face his usurper brother.

Runelords guarantees to give you:

9 playable characters, including:

>> A young and enthusiastic druidess, who is a little too naive for her own good.
>> A grizzled ranger, past his prime and battling demons of his own.
>> A gruff wolf with an acerbic tongue and little patience.
>> A sprite who seems more oblivious than helpful.
>> A shaggy giant, whos level-headed demeanor belies his ferocious outward appearance.
>> A moogle with a taste for adventure and a flair for style, which is odd, since moogles are not known to enjoy adventures or have any style.
>> A double-talking cat, who really isn't a cat at all.
>> And an enigmatic ghost, whose restless spirit has not crossed to the "Other Side" for reasons unknown.

A myriad of equipable weapons, armor, shields, ankhs, talismans and runes.

The ability to take different stances in battle!

A host of feats/battle commands (more than 30!), including Mug, Backstab, Whammy, Chainlore and Flee (yay!)

A spell-learning system

A CMS (-ish)!

Fun!*

*guarantee void on earth

Latest Blog

Runelords Retooled

I have recently submitted a retooled version of Runelords that returns it to its original length from the first demo years ago. I've stripped out a lot of the chaff from the firstprojectitis from which this game suffered. It's still pretty lame but it's better now!

Download is available

I cut out the bevy of "systems" (leaving only the Rune system), dropped the CMS, cut out the non-sensical (and non-plot advancing) sidequests, reworked the dialogue, recoded the battles and enemies, and fleshed out the gameplay in ways that are suited to the story. I also removed as much RTP as I could.

The game is playable (hopefully!) right up into the Skytower.

The Menu system for Runes is NOT explained in game!

Press 1 for Ethan's runes
Press 2 for Myra's runes
Press 3 for Anduin's runes
Press 4 for Fenrir's runes
Press 5 for Curiokiki's runes
Press 6 for Tunric's runes
Press 7 for Neko's runes
Press 8 for Rumor's runes
Press 9 for Ghost's runes
Press 0 to unequip all runes

Press Enter to equip an unclaimed rune. Press enter again on it to unequip. Press Escape to exit. If that player isn't in the party, you cannot open their rune menu.

The current mastery shown is that of the person's whose icon is in the upper right.

  • Cancelled
  • kentona
  • RPG Tsukuru 2003
  • RPG
  • 08/27/2007 05:22 PM
  • 05/17/2012 08:57 PM
  • N/A
  • 48434
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This game is pretty good. I've played the demo, and it is pretty "cool." I wish you luck in finishing this game. I will anxiously wait for the arrival of the game.
Nice presentation. While your best maps show a lot of class, the screenshots you submitted are of varying degrees of quality. It really does look like something I want to play when I get more time, though.
Great game Kentona!
I had just got through the first part... I love the story, and I'm a HUGE FAN of FFVI/FFIII (same game), and I love the sprites.


I have a request that I can borrow some of the resources of this game? Not too many, but I would like to get your permission before I use them in my own game.
I can get specific with what resources if you'd like.
kentona
What Would Jedi Do?
18978
Send me a PM about what you want to use, if you're worried! Most of the resources are edits to rips anyway.
Hey, can you please tell me how to use that font? The default font is stuffed up and when i write a name like Eldeon, it will be 8deon or something. I really want to know how to change the font. It's really bothering me.
OMG I remember this game, I didn't know that you made this Kentona!
kentona
What Would Jedi Do?
18978
Yeah, I did. It suffers heavily from firstgameitis, but I'm attempting to strip out the chuff and streamline the one mechanic I liked (and built this game around in the first place): Espers Runes. So the revamped version that I hope to one day release will have the main story intact, the rune system in place with all the relic stuff, battle command stuff, stance stuff, stupid sidequest stuff, and (some) embarrasing dialog cut out.

Hopefully it'll be a better game for it...by which I mean I'll actually be able to finish it instead of it languishing on my harddrive.
Cancelled? CANCELLED?! Ffffffuuuuuu~
This has been cancelled for years.
kentona
What Would Jedi Do?
18978
I finally made it official, yes. I waited until I actually got the gameplay back to the point that it was BEFORE I decided to retool everything (years ago).

The current demo is still buggy and unbalanced but its playable.
Huge disappointment after a false hope...
Oh, well. Makers are not machines, I guess.
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
same here "huge disappointment" and i've just read that Aftermath is also cancelled! ????????????????
something i'm missing ??
kentona
What Would Jedi Do?
18978
Was this game so hotly anticipated? I heard from most sources that it is a so-so game...and, I tend to agree with that assessment...
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
i noticed the ratings are rather particular from my point of view anyways some really excellent games like Three the hard way (rating : 3) quintessence 1.5 maybe) and others so as far as i'm concerned those rating do not reflect the real quality of a game . Runelords is a really excellent game (i kept the save file to follow up, and i'm rather difficult on what i consider a really worthwhile game : creative is my essential concern) so I AM REALLY VERY DISAPPOINTED that you cancelled it and hope you'll pick it up sometimes... please?
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
i noticed the ratings are rather particular from my point of view anyways some really excellent games like Three the hard way (rating : 3) quintessence 1.5 maybe) and others so as far as i'm concerned those rating do not reflect the real quality of a game . Runelords is a really excellent game (i kept the save file to follow up, and i'm rather difficult on what i consider a really worthwhile game : creative is my essential concern) so I AM REALLY VERY DISAPPOINTED that you cancelled it and hope you'll pick it up sometimes... please?sorry for the double quote i don't know how to delete the second one??
kentona
What Would Jedi Do?
18978
Chances are that none of my cancelled or active projects will ever get finished. Real life is becoming too much of a bother, plus I am getting too old for games.

Maybe one day, when I am retired, I will revisit this. Check back in 30+ years :)

I am kind of disappointed too that I didn't get this done, either. Ah well.
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
Ah well.. thanks for explaining what's more your argument is... valid!
Ich bin am Sacred Grove fertig und weis nicht wohin ich jetzt gehen soll?Muss ich wieder zurück in die andere richtung wo ich hergekommen bin am anfang?Oder wo?
kentona
What Would Jedi Do?
18978
There is a dock with a raft at the end. After you beat the skeleton, jump on the raft to continue the story.
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