Posts Tagged ‘Abbey Games’

China’s emperor challenges those Renowned Explorers

Colourful and mostly non-violent adventure Renowned Explorers [official site] is off to Indonesia from today at the behest of the Chinese emperor Guāngxù. The Emperor’s Challenge expansion adds the land to the game along with a new mode where you have to race against a team of rival explorer peeps. You’ve got to win. Wouldn’t want to be the No-longer-all-that-renowned Explorers, would we?
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Renowned Explorers expansion adventuring to Indonesia

Cheery globetrotting adventure Renowned Explorers: International Society [official site] will visit Indonesia in its next expansion on May 10th, developers Abbey Games have announced. The Emperor’s Challenge will see The International Society’s explorers adventuring across the Indonesian archipelago to find a missing person, bolstered by four new characters. It’ll also add a new mode, the eponymous Emperor’s Challenge, where players race to complete specific objectives and best a rival. Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… Renowned Explorers?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Renowned Explorers [official site] is the game that isn’t The Curious Expedition. Both games involve gangs of adventurers searching for treasure and fame in far-flung lands, and both have a distinct whiff of British imperialism and derring-do about them, though neither was developed in England. Where The Curious Expedition allows you to flatten entire regions with explosives and dark magic, Renowned Explorers is all about the power of friendship and good humour. Or at least, it can be.

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More To Explore Is Renowned Explorers’ DLC, Duh

With its charming aesthetic and intriguing gameplay, Renowned Explorers [official site] has been one of the pleasant surprises of last year. Since its launch, devs Abbey Games have been showing love and support to their creature and the community around it, with regular patches bringing in improvements, fixes and small additions as well as weekly competitions.

May 31st will see the launch of the game’s first paid DLC, More To Explore, bringing more content in the form of new places to explore, but also more gameplay interactions and new storytelling mechanics. Form a party with a couple of unlikely friends to explore south of the break.

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Venture Forth: Renowned Explorers Available Now

Renowned Explorers [official site] is a lovely game. Charming, thoughtful and packed with positive energy, it sets your party of three on a globetrotting series of expeditions during which they’ll charm lycanthropes, insult smugglers and (maybe) punch a monkey. It’s possible to finish a playthrough in a couple of hours, attempting to climb the leaderboards of the International Society of explorers, but there are enough encounters, crew members and intriguing systems to support many expeditions. The game launched yesterday and I’ve already spent a few hours playing.

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Renowned Explorers Emerging In September

“Cuddle mummies and seduce cultists in search of treasure,” say the makers of Renowned Explorers: International Society [official site], a statement that both beguiles and mildly horrifies. Our Adam called it “an intriguing game of procedural exploration, with a few tricks concealed within its tactical trousers” when he had a play.

You’ll be able to judge these statements for yourself soon enough. Whether this is true or not, of course, is something you can determine soon enough. Like, September 2nd 2015 soon.

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Hands On: Renowned Explorers

Renowned Explorers was like an oasis of calm and colour in the cavernous halls of Gamescom. It’s a game about travelling the world in search of impressive artifacts to show off at the World Expo, but rather than making the journey into a nightmare of scurvy and resource management, developers Abbey Games have opted for a sort of turn-based tactics adventure that combines Tintin, Indiana Jones and Jules Verne. It’s a game in which scientists wield Tesla guns and the Mexican contingent of the expedition is a lady Luchador who can pin pirates to the ground while her buddies charm the peglegs off them.

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