Renowned Explorers: International Society

Renowned Explorers: International Society is a strategy adventure game set in a fictitious 19th century world. It introduces a unique attitude-based gameplay that challenges both your tactical and storytelling skills.

Key Features

  • Endless New Adventures - Explore the far corners of fictitious 19th century world in procedurally generated expeditions to Egypt, the Caribbean and much more.
  • Compose your Crew - Choose 3 experts out of 20. Fighters are Aggressive but Speakers can solve tactical conflicts with Speech actions.
  • Personality = Gameplay - Each conflict can be solved in different ways, depending on your crew's personality and strategy. 'Mood' is one of the most important gameplay elements.
    Fight them with Melee, Ranged and Area of Effect attacks,
    win them over using Cheers, Charms and Compliments,
    or scare them away by Insults, Taunts and Humiliation
  • Optimize your Economy - Collect Insight, Research, Gold and Status on your expeditions. Use them to build economy and support for your next expedition.
  • Vivid Stories - Find more than a hundred treasures in hundreds of visual events that adapt to the characters and have multiple outcomes.
  • Build a reputation - Become a Diplomat, Aggressor or Manipulator. Go for Science, Wealth or Status. Fame is your goal, but the way there is entirely up to you.
  • Permadeath? - In Adventure mode you cannot load after failure. Discovery mode lets you reload. Choose difficulties from Easy through Impossible to customize the challenge.
Minimum Requirements
OS: x86/x64 versions of Microsoft Windows 7 (SP1 with latest updates), 8.1 and 10.
Processor: AMD Dual-Core running at 2.6 GHz / Intel Dual-Core processor running at ~1.9 GHz (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or newer series are the oldest CPU architectures recommended).
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, Intel integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM AMD Radeon HD 3450, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT and Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) and above are minimum required graphic cards.
DirectX: Version 10
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9.0c compatible soundcard.
Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
Recommended Specifications
OS: x64 versions of Windows 7 (SP1 with latest updates), 8.1 and 10.
Processor: AMD Triple-Core / Intel Dual-Core 3.2 GHz (AMD Athlon II X3 450 or Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 or newer architectures are recommended).
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated / Intel integrated with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM. AMD Radeon HD4850, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 and Intel HD4400 and above are recommended graphic cards.
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 11 compatible soundcard.
Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
Minimum Requirements
OS: OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks).
Processor: Intel dual-core processor running at 2.4 GHz (Intel Core i3 2nd gen or newer architectures are recommended).
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: Intel integrated graphics card HD4000 or above. With at least 768MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 4.0 support.
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
Recommended Specifications
OS: OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).
Processor: Intel quad-core processor running at 2.8 GHz (Intel Core i5 2nd gen or newer architectures are recommended).
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: AMD Dedicated graphics card with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least Shader Model 5.0 support. AMD HD6970M and above are recommended graphic cards.
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor: AMD Dual-Core running at 2.6 GHz / Intel Dual-Core processor running at ~1.9 GHz (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or newer series are the oldest CPU architectures recommended).
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated/integrated or mobile graphic card, with at least 512MB of dedicated VRAM ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 series, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT and above are minimum required graphic cards. With vendor-supported graphics drivers. For open source drivers you have to use Mesa 10.3 driver or newer (it applies to Intel cards, Intel HD Sandy Bridge is a minimum).
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
Recommended Specifications
OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
Processor: AMD Triple-Core / Intel Dual-Core 3.2 GHz (AMD Athlon II X3 450 or Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 or newer architectures are recommended).
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated with at least 1024MB of dedicated VRAM. ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000 series, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 and above are recommended graphic cards. With vendor-supported graphics drivers. For open source drivers you have to use Mesa 10.3 driver or newer (it applies to Intel cards, Intel HD4400 or newer is recommended).
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Additional Notes: Keyboard, mouse
  • The developers at Abbey Games (ah, no wonder the abbess was such a tough cookie!) have created a thoroughly charming encounter system that sets it apart from the usual tactical combat.

  • A charming and unique turn-based adventure that hides an intricate battle system behind all the whimsy.

  • Power Unlimited

    We're happy to conclude Renowned Explorers is indeed exactly as fun as it looks. There’s a very small learning curve, yet the game offers enough depth to keep it fun for a long time. [Sept. 2015, p. 065]

  • While in truth, it’s possible that some might tire of its regimented systems and board game esque beats, the fact remains that Renowned Explorers still stands as one of the best surprises of the year so far that wannabe adventurers of any age can enjoy.

  • Renowned Explorers is the perfect example of a game that's easy learn but difficult to master. I don't usually enjoy games that have a big element of chance, but I like this one. It's too easy to get stuck on a boss, but that's part of what being an explorer is all about.

  • Renowned Explorers International Society is a strategy game of big proportions. The expeditions are always full of surprises, and you are never certain that you will come out unscathed. The game truly delivers a thrilling and enjoyable experience.

  • Hand drawn turned based strategy where you lead the explorers on an adventure to become the best there are. With bandits, treasures and wild animals, there is never a dull moment in Renowned Explorers.

  • Funny and pleasantly immersive adventure with an innovative turn-based duels, duel emphasizes the ability to make the right decision. What a pity there are not enough stories and content.

  • Renowned Explorers combines elements from strategy, resource management and role playing games in a remarkable and smooth way. Even though the difficulty level is above average, the game is still considered as an interesting suggestion for anyone who is looking for a nice adventure.

  • The systems are surprisingly complex, given the cartoonish presentation and focus on enjoying yourself. While mastering it isn’t easy, it’s plenty forgiving if you want it to be, and the replay value alone easily makes it worth the $19.99 price on Steam.

  • Renowned Explorers: International Society was a fun and challenging experience, but with few contents. The Emperor’s Challenge adds what the players want, but maybe it is not enough to start a new expedition.

  • Don't let the graphics and cheerful mood fool you - Renowned Explorers is an unforgiving and demanding strategy game, with deep systems and combat. It's not necessarily a bad approach, but it seems that it needed a bit more work - particularly regarding the lack of tutorials and uneven difficulty level.

  • It may look like a casual game but the mechanics including tactical party management as well as unlockable and combinable abilities keep you motivated. At least until routine sets in. Solid entertainment for aficionados of turn-based board games.

  • Renowed Explorers offers a lot of stuff to love. The game is complex, the combat is nice and traveling is worth while as well. There are a few things we miss about this game though: a good tutorial, the possibility to change the difficulty level and locations to travel to.

  • Another roguelike that explains a tales of pirates with some technical issues but interesting gameplay mechanics.

  • The constant support of Abbey Games through DLC, however, could be the key to a more complete experience, at least from a content point of view.

  • I'm not chomping at the bit to keep playing, but I am curious to delve deeper. Different combinations of explorers can beget different tactics both in and out of battle. That thought alone is enough to keep me from uninstalling it.

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Exploring game will entertain you with its perfect combat system, but also severely frustrates with the exaggerated role of chance. [Issue#256]

  • Amazing adventures in the world of Dull Numbers! Want more excitement? Launch MS Excel.

Renowned Explorers: International Society
$19.99 $9.50
Title: Renowned Explorers: International Society
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG, Strategy
Released: 2 September 2015
Developer: Abbey Games
Publisher: Abbey Games
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