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About externus: path of the Solari
Externus: Path of the Solari is a character-driven tactical roleplaying game (RPG) adapted from an original tabletop game. We take inspiration from classic tactical RPGs along with modern game development to craft our own story and give you characters that matter. Our approach is designed to allow you to get to know the characters in your party along with strategic combat in full 3D environments. We encourage party interaction through our campfire scenes and storybook sequences that pay homage to the original tabletop game.
Externus: Path of the Solari features classic turn-based gameplay. Our battles will take place in full 3D battlefields that allow you to rotate the camera a full 360 degrees. Our character-driven story will be told using those battlefields alongside interactive story sequences featuring custom artwork. You can traverse our world using a map that highlights the two distinct continents that make up the world of Externus. The world map features unique artwork inspired by early cartography.
Externus: Path of the Solari is a storybook brought to life and your actions on and off the battlefield can change the pages as they’re presented. This goes back to our tabletop roots of wanting to tell a collective story that changes based on the players around the table.
The world of Externus: Path of the Solari was crafted through years of playing the tabletop game and was a world created with friends. Fate plays a large role in our world as the balance between order and chaos is constantly shifting. We find ourselves in a time where two Gods have been slain by a powerful unknown enemy. Was Fate in play here or did the Gods’ time end before it was supposed to? Can even the Gods escape Fate or will the world be plunged into chaos?
The story of Externus: Path of the Solari follows Osmund Steele and his sons Alrik and Amante as they travel through the continents of Alcretia and Katrona. Osmund is part of an order known as the Soldat Solari, a tradition he intends to pass down to his sons, that is tasked with keeping balance and order throughout the world of Externus. Our story begins as we follow the Steele family and their companions on their way toward the town of Zyais when they run into unexpected trouble from a mysterious group known as The Monotheists. This group of zealots is led by a man named Gabriel who has a history with Osmund and the Soldat Solari. Was it Fate that brought them together on this day? Was it the will of the gods? With Gabriel in the picture and rumors swirling of a larger threat, known only as The Abomination, the Steele family will have a lot of roadblocks in their way as they try to keep the balance of the world from shifting into chaos. Will your choices balance things or plunge them further into chaos? What does Fate have in store for you and your companions? Death matters in the world of Externus and losing an ally can change the story.
Strategic Turn-Based Tactical Combat
Full 3D Battlefields
Storybook Choose Your Own Adventure Sequences
Death Matters, Each Ally You Lose Will Change Your Story
Unique Full-Color Artstyle
- Based On An Original Tabletop RPG
When deciding the art style for Externus: Path of the Solari, we wanted to do something that felt familiar but unique. We decided on the full-color storybook style that our artist Moudy specializes in. It’s a beautiful style that highlights the whimsy of a fantasy world with a slight bit of realism to make everything stand out. All of that combined with our full 3D battlefields and crosshatch imagery in our book mode turns Externus into the unique world that we all envisioned back when we played the tabletop game.
We have been working on Externus since January of 2019 and have been self-funded. We were successfully funded on Kickstarter to add additional art support to lessen the workload for our artist, Moudy.
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