Harmonia: MMO Realtime Tactical RPG
The Harmonia project consists of two main elements: an online TRPG (Tactical Role-playing Game) set in the Kingdom of Harmonia, and a robust game engine built for custom content and modding.
The game casts you as leader of a band of heroes fighting alongside other players' forces. Your battalion travels the world, explores large dungeons, completes quests, and engages in strategic combat against other armies on the battlefield. As you complete areas of the game, you unlock new classes, races, flair, and abilities for your characters and your account. Gameplay is a blend of turn-based tactical RPGs like Shining Force and FF Tactics and a faster-paced hero-focused game like Warcraft or DOTA.
Behind the game, Harmonia is also a platform for players and developers to create their own games hosted on their own servers. The Harmonia engine allows all of the game's assets, including zones, character classes, and abilities, to be modified using a lightweight, flexible scripting language. These scripts are open for anyone to edit, and can be modified and recompiled while the server is running, allowing designers to tweak their creations even while playing them. In this way Harmonia provides an infinitely moddable tactical RPG engine.
Together these elements create an online gaming experience with limitless possibilities. Once a player completes all of the content on the official Harmonia servers, they have the option to either create their own content and run their own server, or join one of many unofficial servers hosted by the community and explore player-made content. This opens the game up for endless expansion as we, the developers, take notice of top-quality player-made content and integrate it into our official servers if the creator so desires.
Harmonia began as a multiplayer rogue-like, but the team is hard at work converting it to a newer (but still appropriately retro) 3D engine. We are approaching a Kickstarter to help fund some actual artwork, good writing, a soundtrack, etc. Right now the game is only playable through the telnet interface for which it was originally written but do have a look at some of our development media to see what it will become.
Last edited by metafarion; 08-28-2012 at 12:42 PM.
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Demo and Kickstarter
Hey folks, lots of exciting new things happening with Harmonia:
There is now a playable demo for the game! We're in the pre-alpha stages and gameplay will undoubtedly change dramatically before we're through, but we thought it would be nice to give players a glimpse of the work in progress. Harmonia currently runs on Windows, Linux, and MacOSX 10.6 or later. Download here
The other big news is the Kickstarter which is in full swing and concludes on Sept. 8. If you're at all interested in seeing this project come to life, please consider tossing a buck or two our way.
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