We reported earlier this month that Stormborn Studio will be launching their fantasy adventure title, Runes: The Forgotten Path on Kickstarter this month.
The Kickstarter is now live and the team over at Stormborn Studio have also made a free demo available for those who want to see the game in its full 360 degrees.
“Our Kickstarter is finally live with a demo for everyone to download that will allow people to enjoy the magic of Runes before they pledge on our Kickstarter,” said Alejandro Castedo of Stormborn Studio. “We implemented an innovative locomotion system in Runes called ‘4th Wall’ to provide a seamless experience devoid of motion sickness. We really hope that this will change the way people experience the immense potential of Virtual Reality.”
What Is Runes: The Forgotten Path?
Runes drops you in a vibrant, mystical world where you play the role of Leth, a renegade wizard. He’s been trapped inside a mind prison called the Oblivion by the Panopticon. They are an order of powerful wizards that regulate the use of magic by oppressing people and confining their opponents to the Oblivion. In Runes you will master the art of spellcasting by drawing rune shapes in the air with your hands to solve puzzles and fight enemies. Runes: The Forgotten Path will be an episodic game, and as you progress through the story, your main goal in the game will be to overthrow the evil regime of ruling wizards, while trying to regain your lost memories.
The game will support HTC Vive and Oculus Touch.
The History Of Magic In Runes
Legends tell of the ancient golden age of peace and prosperity at the beginning of time. When the Makers created mankind giving them the gift of Magic to shape reality and grow strong.
The Makers guided men, teaching them wisdom and love for all beings in the cosmos, but they left to other dimensions for unfathomable reasons.
Mankind was left on its own. Men and women built a strong and wise civilization, bending the forces of magic to shape reality and create inconceivable wonders. Then the priceless gift of the Makers turned into a curse. The strongest men, who grew power-hungry, became tyrants.
The Panopticon had been established: an order of powerful wizards that started regulating magic. They allow only a little glimpse of it to be used by their underlings. The punishment for those who defied the law was Oblivion: an eternal sleep prison of the mind that forced the body of the traitors into life while their mind was imprisoned in a never-ending limbo.
This was the second age: an age of dictatorship, fear, and hatred; mankind was strong and safe but was no longer free.
Oppression lasted for centuries and it seemed it would never end, but all of a sudden something mysterious and terrible happened. The great Cataclysm, the causes of which are still unknown, left behind a scorched world. Freeing forces of entropy on the lands of men that brought mankind on the verge of extinction.
You can read more about the game in our full article detailing the story and game mechanics. Or just check out the Kickstarter page for Runes: The forgotten Path where you can also download the demo.