Bare Mettle Entertainment presents Sui Generis
An original open world RPG for the PC featuring dynamic story and physics based gameplay.
Carefully crafted and researched so it feels authentic down to the smallest detail, the world of Sui Generis will draw you in and captivate you with its depth and complexity.
Non Linear Story.
Write your own story. Create your own character and then interact with the world and events as you see fit. Who knows what might happen? It's not written, it's up to you.
All characters and creatures are driven by their own goals and unique perception of the world. All have complex behaviours and react to every circumstance.
Physics Driven Combat.
Whether swinging your weapon, shooting an arrow or manipulating the world with your mind, you can expect spectacular and always unique results.
Nothing is bolted down or fake, the environment is fully interactive and can play an important tactical role, as well as just provide lots of fun.
Deep Character Customisation.
Don't just choose a class but create your own unique build and develop your own play style. The paths to success are almost limitless.
On a treacherous world with a tortured history the meagre remnants of humanity live in awe of a misconceived past, haunted by forgotten gods and fearful of the very ground they tread. A vast sprawling underworld ever present below their feet, baleful demons lying in wait. Thaumaturges, people with powerful psychic abilities, have abandoned their once benevolent nature turning to cruel and dark activities in their quest for ultimate power. Awoken by impending threats, an abandoned and damaged being gives rise to its ancient weapons who now walk amongst the people again.
When you create a character you define a physique which is the basic shape and tone of your body. You do not choose from preset body types but rather between extremes of lithe, muscular and heavy using a square graph control. Defining your physique is very intuitive as the morphing is done in real-time, you can just drag the cursor around to find a balance you're happy with.
You can also choose a height and possibly other physical attributes. Various features such as hair, facial hair and skin tone will also be selectable. You can of course choose your gender and any name you like.
The skin tone palette is also a square graph control, giving you the choice of a few basic shades and thousands of hues within them. The hair has physics.
The physical attributes of a character are not just cosmetic, they are a natural replacement for arbitrary statistics typically found in RPGs. Innate qualities such as your strength, dexterity and toughness are affected by your choice of physique. You will also be able to change your physique over time.
There won't be any mental attributes. How intelligent, wise, charismatic or for that matter gullible you are will really be down to you as a player. We want to provide the scope for you to be any of those things or quite the opposites. In terms of character advancement you will still be able to focus more on combat or thaumaturgy through your choice of skills and powers.
Items will have properties that make sense. You won't be just wearing as many items as possible because they confer stat bonuses. You will wear specific items because they do something useful or because you like the way they look. What you wear can significantly affect how people perceive you and also provide useful disguises.
Most items you find will be fairly mundane. However a good, well balanced weapon can be a significant upgrade over a crude weapon; an armour made of well tempered plates that interlock cleverly and is well padded can provide a huge advantage in terms of protection, manoeuvrability and even things like insulation. Such items can also carry a high monetary value.
Our inventory system is "slotless", which means instead of having fixed equipment slots for head, legs, hands etc. we have almost 200 virtual slots that can be used in any combination. This allows characters to wear a great many combinations of armour and apparel, based on what makes sense rather than artificial restriction. Articles of clothing and other apparel cover and also interact with each other, for example long trousers tuck into boots realistically. Containers are also slotless which means you can freely arrange items within them, this allows us to do things like hide objects under others or arrange them in meaningful ways.
Sui Generis is designed from the ground up as a sandbox experience that can be shared by multiple players. Its highly dynamic, completely real time nature and the lack of artificial mechanics mean you and your friends can experience the game together in whatever way you want.
The highly physics intensive gameplay makes online play potentially problematic, it is something we will not attempt to implement until after initial release. Multiplayer on a local network is however something we absolutely want to see accomplished.
When will the game be released?
May 2014. That's our deadline for the initial release but we will continue to expand and improve on it after that.
Will I be able to play on Mac/Linux?
We want to support both Mac and Linux with native clients. With Mac this should be trivial, we have less direct experience with Linux so would rather not make any promises just yet.
What languages will the game come in?
If the funds are available we plan to get the game translated into as many languages as possible.
Where will I be able to download the game from?
Directly from us, via a fast content delivery network. There are other possible options we are considering such as Steam, Gog and Direct2Drive, but nothing is concrete yet.
Will your game feature nasty copy protection?
No. Our game will be completely DRM-free.
Will I need an epic computer?
No. The system requirements are similar to other titles in the genre.
When will I get access to alpha and beta versions of the game?
At the moment we aren't able to give an exact date for this. It will be as soon as we feel it is in a playable state.
Is the quality of animations likely to improve?
How does the lack of saving and loading affect gameplay?
Your progress in the game will be saved constantly making the effects of all events and decisions permanent. This is an open world game and progress is not linear. Death will result in you returning to life elsewhere in the world, unless in special game modes. Instances of the world are fully persistent but you can carry your characters across multiple instances.
Will an editor / modding tool be included with the game?
We will do whatever we can to make this possible but we're not yet comfortable with promising a complete modding solution. Some of the more advanced features currently require significant technical knowledge and providing a broad user friendly experience could prove challenging. Please consider that our resources are limited.
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