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Rimelands: Hammer of Thor Demo Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Dicework Games has released a demo version of its upcoming action RPG, Rimelands: Hammer of Thor. Originally released for iPhone, the game will soon be available for Mac and Windows PCs as well. The new version is an enhanced and "largely remade" version of the iOS release.

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For a thousand years mankind was forced to dwell underground like cockroaches. The cold wrath of the Earth was simply unbearable, even with the marvels of our advanced technology. So we hid. We hid and we waited. Just as the darkness and the pressure of the life under the massive sheets of ice became insufferable, we discovered something entirely new.

Steam, we called it. Obviously it was a simple name which did no justice to the unimaginable properties of the substance. But the name was irrelevant, since it was the breakthrough that enabled us to triumph once more. For the first time after the Overwinter Vaults were built, they could be expanded.

Asgard, the largest and most prosperous of the vaults led this advance. Along with two other vaults it soon formed the Triumvirate. The first real nation after the beginning of the ice age, it was heralded. The Golden Age of Darkness, as it is now known, lasted for centuries, ending at the new ascension of the mankind.

The world we entered was not the world we had left all that time ago. It was inhabited by a new breed — or rather a really old one — which we came to call the Fair Folk, or the Faerie. We did not come in peace, as is the way of our kind — but conquered. But we were outnumbered and weak, even with our Steam engines and advanced machinery. It soon became clear that the war would only lead to demise of both man and Faerie. A pact was formed.

The Exalted Chamber, with members from both peoples, was formed to oversee the new society. They would ensure that no harm would befall unto us nor them. And peace reigned again. The repopulation has begun.

The current era has lasted for some decades now, and the signs of peril loom upon us again. There are factions working in the dark, seeking to overthrow the Chamber. A race for the artifacts of the past civilizations has begun. Items of untold power lay hidden deep in the dead Vaults, many of which are yet to be found. Should an artifact of remarkable power be unearthed, it could throw the world into a new turmoil.

Here’s how the new version differs from the iOS original:

  • Completely redesigned GUI and controls suitable for a desktop game
  • Rewritten story, including new cutscenes, completely new dialogue and, well, better writing in all.
  • New visual effects that take advantage of PC hardware
  • Updated and new levels
  • Better balancing, options for players seeking more challenge out of the game
Learn more at the website listed below.

Rimelands: Hammer Of Thor

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