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Overview

Created for an Assemblee competition, Realm of The Mad God is an MMORPG focused on retro design, from its 8-bit pixel art to its streamlined quest design. The game focuses on teamwork, battling many gods and monsters that can't be fought alone. Originally a browser-based flash game, Realm of the Mad God is now a standalone unity app, as of the Exalt update in July 2020.

The Nexus
The Nexus

Initially the only class available to you is the wizard, with new classes unlocking upon reaching certain levels as each class. Every class has a standard ranged attack (even traditionally melee classes), as well as a unique secondary ability. These can range from devastating heavy attacks to healing spells, invisibility, and more. Stat progression and gear varies by class, with rings being the only all-class type of equipment.

After a short tutorial, the player is free to explore the world and fight monsters. Maps are populated by various monsters and minions to fight, grouped into different portions of the map based on how dangerous they are. Typically, shores and forests are safe for beginners, while mountains and snow fields are very dangerous, populated by gods and other high-level enemies. There are no real "safe zones" on the map, monsters can go anywhere at anytime, but typically stay in their designated zone unless following somebody. Maps are server wide, and switch after Oryx is killed, choosing a new map from a pool of around twenty presets. Sub-maps can be generated within each map, upon the death of certain enemies, taking the form of dungeons to explore, offering unique boss fights and gear.

A player's "objectives" are usually as follows:

- Level up to the max level (Level 20)

An Adventurer In the Woods
An Adventurer In the Woods

- Acquire better gear (T6 is generally the lowest needed for endgame activities)

- Kill quest monsters to open the portal to Oryx's domain

- Storm Oryx's castle and kill him

Much of which is easiest with help from others in the world, although the game can be played solo.

Fighting Oryx is different from other bosses, as the server will be sealed and everyone still on the server is transported to his lair. His lair is the only map in the game that's guaranteed to be the same map every time. It's a giant arena with a few pillars and Oryx in the center, with countless powerful minions surrounding him. It's typically a very tough fight, requiring every player to stick together and devise a plan. There's usually a lot of focus fire, stat boosting, and clerics healing people.

Welcome to Scenic Bullethell, Wish You Were Here
Welcome to Scenic Bullethell, Wish You Were Here

Much like a rouge-like, a character's death is permanent. If you die, you have to create an entirely new level 1 character, and any gear that was in your inventory will be lost. However, you can purchase additional character slots, and if you store items in your player vault, the items can be retrieved by other characters. Gear is not locked by level, encouraging players to take advantage of this method. As well, experience is given to all players within range, so if an enemy is killed, every player nearby gets exp from it, making leveling up in groups fairly easy. Players will also sometimes give unwanted gear to newer, lower level characters, helping them progress faster.

Classes

There are 16 total classes to choose from in Realm of the Mad God. The first few are more generalized classes, while later unlocks focus more closely on specific skills and roles.

Warrior
Warrior

Focus: Raw Power

Range: Low

Health: High

Weapon: Sword

Equips: Heavy Armor, Helmet, Ring

Special Ability: Rage Mode: Increased power and rate of attack. It is area of effect so it can be used on allies too.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 5 as a Rogue.

Rogue
Rogue

Focus: Quick Attacks

Range: Medium

Health: Medium

Weapon: Dagger

Equips: Cloak, Leather Armor, Ring

Special Ability: Hide In Shadows: Can't be detected by enemies but still receives damage.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 5 as an Archer.

Archer
Archer

Focus: Long Range

Range: Very Long

Health: Medium

Weapon: Bow and Arrow

Equips: Quivers, Leather Armor, Ring

Special Ability: Power Shot: A single shot that damages any enemy greatly, and either slows or stuns him, depending on the quiver.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 5 as a Priest.

Wizard
Wizard

Focus: Crowd Control

Range: High

Health: Low

Weapon: Staff

Equips: Robe, Offensive Spell, Ring

Special Ability: Offensive Spell: Shoots in all directions of where it was cast.

Unlock Requirements: None, starting class

Priest
Priest

Focus: Support, healing

Range: High

Health: Low

Weapon: Wand

Equips: Robe, Healing Spell, Ring

Special Ability: Heal: Heals all people, including the Priest, in the area of effect.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 5 as a Wizard.

Knight
Knight

Focus: Tanking

Range: Low

Health: High, with a ton of defense.

Weapon: Sword

Equips: Heavy Armor, Shield, Ring

Special Ability: Shield Stun: Sends out a quick wave of power that stuns anyone in range including gods.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as a Warrior.

Paladin
Paladin

Focus: Being the jack of all trades, mix of a warrior and a priest.

Range: Low

Health: High

Weapon: Sword

Equips: Heavy Armor, Seal, Ring

Special Ability: Recovery: Area of effect ability that makes all players in the area regenerate health, at the highest level it also increases damage.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as a Priest and as a Knight.

Assassin
Assassin

Focus: Hit and Run

Range: Medium

Health: Medium

Weapon: Dagger

Equips: Poison, Leather Armor, Ring

Special Ability: Poison: Poisons an enemy, deals a high amount of damage over a set amount of time, great for throwing from behind cover.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as a Wizard and as a Rogue.

Huntress
Huntress

Focus: Setting Up Traps

Range: Long

Health: Medium

Weapon: Bow and Arrow

Equips: Trap, Leather Armor, Ring

Special Ability: Trap: Sets up a trap that will explode if an enemy walks over it.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as an Archer and as a Rogue.

Necromancer
Necromancer

Focus: Draining Energy

Range: Medium

Health: Low

Weapon: Staff

Equips: Skull, Robe, Ring

Special Ability: Drain: Sucks the life out of a group of enemies and transfers it to the Necromancer and those around him.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as a Wizard and as a Priest.

Mystic
Mystic

Focus: Dividing The Enemy

Range: Medium

Health: Low

Weapon: Staff

Equips: Orb, Robe, Ring

Special Ability: Stasis: Freeze's a group of enemies -- they cannot move, attack, or be attacked -- until the effect wears off.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as a Huntress and as a Necromancer.

Trickster
Trickster

Focus: Creating Diversions

Range: Medium

Health: Medium

Weapon: Dagger

Equips: Prism, Leather Armor, Ring

Special Ability: Decoy: Create a decoy adventurer who distracts enemies and forces them to attack it.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as an Assassin and as a Paladin.

Sorcerer
Sorcerer

Focus: Ranged damage

Range: Long

Health: Low

Weapon: Wand

Equips: Scepter, Robe, Ring

Special Ability: Chain Lightning: A blast of lightning that jumps between 3-8 enemies within range, dealing moderate damage.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as a Necromancer and as an Assassin.

Ninja
Ninja

Focus: Speed

Range: Medium

Health: Medium

Weapon: Katana

Equips: Star, Leather Armor, Ring

Special Ability: Ninja Star: A charge-up shot which speeds up the player and deals negative status effects to enemies.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as a Rogue and as a Warrior.

Samurai
Samurai

Focus: Weakening enemies

Range: Medium

Health: Medium

Weapon: Katana

Equips: Wakizashi, Heavy Armor, Ring

Special Ability: Wakizashi Slash: A sweeping attack which deals damage and reduces enemy defense.

Unlock Requirements: Reach level 20 as a Knight and as a Ninja.

Bard
Bard

Focus: Support, attack

Range: High

Health: Low

Weapon: Bow

Equips: Lute, Robe, Ring

Special Ability: Inspiration: A buff which increases the attack range of all nearby players.

Unlock Requirements:

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3330 or AMD A10 5700
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 / AMD Radeon HD 7750 (1GB VRAM)
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Mac OS X 10.13 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3330 or AMD A10 5700
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 / AMD Radeon HD 7750 (1GB VRAM)
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB HD space
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