Giveaway of the Day - UnReal World 3.14

UnReal World 3.14
June 30, 2012

UnReal World, or UrW, is a unique graphical roguelike RPG taking place in the Far North long, long ago. It brings you a realistic game world rich with historical atmosphere in which northern folklore, knowledge and way of life play an important part. The atmosphere and game features are highly original and compelling. The world of the game is based on the ancient Finland in the late Iron Age.

As a member of one of the nine different cultures you’ll enter a very realistic and enchanting game world:

  • find excitement in surviving everyday life and the quest for success in the harsh ancient wilderness;
  • play freely or complete various game tasks in a huge randomly generated world;
  • skill-based system including dozens of skills from COOKERY to HIDEWORKING;
  • keep in touch with the indigenous spirit world and the supernatural guardians of nature;
  • packed with intuitive graphics and pictures, original music and sounds.
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System Requirements: Windows 98/ NT/ XP/ Vista
Publisher: Enormous Elk
Homepage: http://www.jmp.fi/~smaara...
File Size: 25.8 MB
Price: $3

This software was available as a giveaway on June 30, 2012, this giveaway is not available any more. You can download the trial version of this software at http://www.jmp.fi/~smaarane/ur....

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Please note that the software you download and install during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations: 1) No free technical support; 2) No free upgrades to future versions; 3) Strictly personal usage.

THIS SOFTWARE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW, END USER ASSUMES THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE DOWNLOADED SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

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  1. Introduction:

    UnReal World, or UrW, is a unique graphical roguelike RPG taking place in the Far North long, long ago. It brings you a realistic game world rich with historical atmosphere in which northern folklore, knowledge and way of life play an important part. The atmosphere and game features are highly original and compelling. The world of the game is based on the ancient Finland in the late Iron Age.

    As a member of one of the nine different cultures you’ll enter a very realistic and enchanting game world

    Reference: Accessed HERE 29th June 2012

    All images have been copied from the developers site.

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    Installation:

    The downloaded zip file is 25.8 MB in size and unpacks to a ‘read me’ document that give you the ‘terms and conditions’ and information about installation plus a dual activation and set up module. The installed game is in size. If you are new to the game giveaway project all you ‘usually’ have to do is double click (unless you’ve set the clicks to single click) on the module and it’ll install and activate automatically. The installed game is 36.4MB in size. The game installs to the path below.

    C:\Program Files (x86)\UnReal World 3.14

    However, during the installation wizards progress you are given the opportunity to select your own installation path if you wish; (it’s highly recommended, especially if you have a second HDD or a partitioned drive as it will help to keep your system running smoothly – the more you fill your root drive (usually the C: drive), the slower your computer will run – if you’ve got a decent sized hard drive of more than a few hundred Gigabytes it’s always a good idea to partition it into at least two drives so that you can keep the operating system and other essential applications separate from other programs and games.

    There is a shortcut installed as well as a Start menu/Programs list shortcut and an uninstaller included; so, if you decide the game isn’t for you, it’s easily removed.

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    The game will start when the installation is finished unless you uncheck the ‘Start Game’ heck box. It starts up in windowed mode.

    I’ve tested the game in Win XP 32 bit, Vista Home Premium 64 bit, Vista home Basic 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit and Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit and the game works well on all platforms with no installation issues. The info on the site doesn’t mention Win 7 but italso works on Win 7 as well. (64 bit, not got a 32 bit installation)

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    The Game:

    I’m not going into great detail today except to highly recommend this excellent RPG. You can read lots of reviews via the developers game site HERE, and there’s a good review worth reading HERE that covers everything I’d like to have covered myself.

    There’s also a FAQ’s and Wiki link on THIS page of the developers site and you can also find details of the games development and future ideas HERE

    Briefly:

    As a member of one of nine different cultures you’ll enter a very realistic and enchanting game world:1) … find excitement in surviving everyday life and the quest for success in the harsh ancient wilderness
    2) … play freely or complete various game tasks in a huge randomly generated world

    … skill-based system including dozens of skills from COOKERY to HIDEWORKING
    keep in touch with the indigenous spirit world and the supernatural guardians of nature
    packed with intuitive graphics and pictures, original music and sounds..there are infinite ways to play the game:as a fisherman, a hermit searching for the peace, a brave adventurer, a rough hunter, a trapper or a tradesman etc. Everything is up to you.

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    System Requirements:

    UnReal World RPG runs in: Windows 98/NT/XP/Vista + in Linux and MacOSX with Wine emulator

    Conclusion:

    This RPG game has been in development for 20 years. The game is a labour of love by the main developer Sam Maaranen and a small team of other programmers and artists whove contributed over the years such as Erkka Lehmus and Kaarina Melakoski.

    It’s not a game everyone is going to like, but before you decide not to bother because it may seem a little retro please do try the game. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the depth of game play. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the basics you’ll find a deeply rooted game steeped in lore. Once you get into it I guarantee you’ll not put it down for a long time (unless you have loads of other games queued up). It’s cetainly different from other RPG’s that i’ve played over the past 20 years.

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    Suggestions and Help

    If you have any problems running the game please refer to the FAQ’s over in the forums. You can access the FAQ’s via the following link:

    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/11647

    Also, if you post late in the day you are less likely to get a response from the community so it’s a good idea to post over in the forums as well. You’ll find a post specific to this game HERE. hopefully someone will reply with advice and or suggestions.

    Alawar’s free game of the month is still Land of Runes and Realore has a pre release alpha to test so again no free game this week.

    Steams weekend deal is every game in the Warhammer 40 000 Dawn of War and Space Marine franchise. With 75% off all games and DLC here’s your chance to get all of the series. The latest game is in the third person and in my opinion a big improvement on earlier games (though i love those too). There’s 75% off all three of the Penny Arcade: Precipice of Darkness episodes (excellent Point & Click adventures). The 24 hour deal is Midnight Mysteries collection; a collection of four games including Midnight Mysteries, Midnight Mysteries 2: Salem Witch Trials, Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi and Midnight Mysteries 4: Haunted Houdini. You can get all four games separately or as a pack with 67% off (the complete pack costs £7.66 instead of £22.99 or you can purchase them separately for a few pounds each ($3.33 to $4.66). You can find all of the deals on Steam as well as Gamestop, Gamersgate and GOG via the didimatic site:

    http://didimatic.com/dd/en/about/

    You’ll also find details of all of the Indie Game bundles (Indie Gala VI and the BeMine 3 bundles) over in the Game Discussion forums:

    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/forum/17

    There’s hundreds of arcade games available from sites like Gametop and MyPlayCity but please note that if you get any games from them you need to watch out for toolbar installations and home page hijacks. Just un-check the check boxes. with MPC games you may need to do this every time you boot a game up unless you create a new shortcut from the installed executable.

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    A Request for help:

    Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of ‘potential’ cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.

    Please leave some feedback once you’ve checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain what your reasons were for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with more block types for the levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.

    Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment.

    Regards

    Whiterabbit aka Stephen

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    Comment by Whiterabbit-uk — June 30th, 2012 at 3:01 am
  2. This is a game I actually bought a few months ago. It’s quite good, though very different. True, the UI is atrocious but once you get past it, it’s an incredible game. I’d say one of its biggest flaws, gameplay-wise, is that if you’re to have any hope of survival, you need to get lucky and start near a village where you can buy an axe and fishing nets, because you don’t seem to be able to make them yourself and lots of things can’t be done without an axe. But it’s been a while since I played so I could be wrong.

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    Thank you for your feedback Kaylakaze, much appreciated. Hopefully your comment will give some impetus to other members downloading and trying this excellent game. I do hope the developer Sami Maaranen makes an appearance and is able to answer the communities questions like last weeks developer. :)

    Comment by Kaylakaze — June 30th, 2012 at 4:07 am
  3. What a great and original take on the old school RPG genre. This takes me back to Ultima on my c64.

    Comment by One Nut — June 30th, 2012 at 4:24 am

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