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Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages

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Ring Runner combines the fast-paced action of space combat with the rich story and skill variety of an RPG.

Trek across the universe in a 30 hour long story-driven campaign based on a companion Sci Fi novel, or challenge 6 scenarios alone, cooperatively, or competitively through local or online multiplayer.

Choose from 60 customizable hulls that act as templates for 400+ wildly-varied skills. Level layouts, backgrounds, and AI enemies are all procedurally generated, yielding billions of challenges.Story
You awake from unelective brain surgery to find key memory centers of your brain missing. They've been replaced by Nero, your peanut-butter-craving neuro-Hud, who'll guide you through the universal super-highways known as The Rings. If you survive fiery trench runs, flail-swinging gladiators, and feuding trash moguls, you'll discover that you're a Sage, capable of rewriting the physical laws with your thoughts.

But beware The Extinguishers!

In the interests of universal order, The Consortium of the Inner Rings has slated the Sages for extinction, plunging the cosmos into a war with casualties measured in galaxies. You'll play a pivotal role in this terrible battle... if you can find out who you are.Big PictureFeatures
  • 400+ Unique Abilities - many inspired by fantasy games
  • 60 Fully Customizable Ships - five archetypes, with many hybrids to choose from
  • 30 Hour Story-Driven Campaign - universe based on a companion Sci Fi novel
  • 6 Scenarios - Play alone or coop and competitively through online multiplayer
  • Infinite Challenges - The level layouts, backgrounds, and AI enemies are procedurally generated
  • Reliable Multiplayer - drop-in and drop-out of games with seamless host migration; no waiting in lobbies
  • Local Coop - "Duo" ships allow a friend to act as a copilot, usable in multiplayer modes and second half of campaign
  • Full Soundtrack - 20 tracks of music and hundreds of original sound effects
  • Classic Arcade Inspired Mini-games - earn Sage abilities by conquering challenges in The Subrostrum
  • 30 Prebuilt Ships - jump straight into the action with these handcrafted hulls
ScenariosChallenge these Scenarios through single or Online Multiplayer:

  • Space Defense League - League of Legends/DotA in space! Complete with cruisers, bosses, swarms of drones, and waves of power up crates
  • Zombie Survival - Rack up the kills before the hordes of space zombies feast on the atoms of your brains; defeat custom bosses to gain Super Sage abilities!
  • Wave Survival - Survive waves of procedurally generated bosses, swarmers, and standard ships
  • Gladiator Mode - Run a gauntlet of procedurally generated bosses
  • Spire Battle - Fast-paced base vs base battles
  • Deathmatch - No teams; it's every Sage for his or herself
Steam WorkshopPress Quotes"Clearly had a little TLC put into it. The writing is solid by video game standards, the graphics are solid by indie game standards and the game’s fun by any standard."

- Indiestatik

"At its best, it takes the very idea of a twin-stick shooter, shakes it by the collar and shrieks, 'Space is enormous and deserves more than lasers and lightshows – let us strive for the beauty and variety that the stars deserve.'"
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Bites off way more than it can chew, and it’s endlessly endearing for it."
- GiantBomb
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Triple.B.Titles
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Triple-B-Titles
Publisher
Triple.B.Titles, Triple-B-Titles
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://ringrunner.net

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics: XNA Hi Def Profile Compatible GPU
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Very Beautiful........ Outer Space,.............. And what's in it,........... And the game itself is fascinating,......... and interesting............. The Game is not bad recommend................................
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Read the other reviews on the game. Many write that very addictive, which is very interesting. But I have an hour and a half of the game did not happen neither bad nor good impression. Therefore I shall note only for myself, that to play it, may, and will, but not soon.
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Weak graphics, not too nice shooting... In general, frankly boring game. Yes, there clearly should be an interesting story, and the authors try to joke at every convenient and uncomfortable case... But still, the game does not save. Don't Waste your money.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
I bought this game for a few euros in Promo because I was intrigued by its minimalist side but also for the number of positive evaluations... I can't do it! Still, the game looks rather fun... But what a hassle in terms of controls! It's unmanageable. I do not understand how some players do to spend a 100aines of hours on this game.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
I have not understood anything in this game, after a passage in the menu options to remap the keys, my ship still does not move sideways... a bit problematic in this kind of game, and targeting this fact according to a target angle set to the mouse... not practical at all... Bon Bah I do not recommend this game that is in no way worth the other production of the same genre on steam.
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Игра слишком хорошая - но продажи просто не идут и трындец... Разработчики переведите её в статус F2P(Free2Play) и сиё чудо оживёт и заживёт новой "полной жизнью". --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The game very good - but sale of that product is not great... Dev's relase the game to F2P(Free2Play) & game will feeling the freshing with refreshing of "new full life".
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Microsoft from French
I would admit it without problems, I started this game out of curiosity, telling me that it would be a quick game, fun and without a head. An hour and a half after the game, I was convinced. This game is a real surprise, full of humor, a real background and with a pretty innovative gameplay to make it interesting! On the graphic side, I must say that I am quite a fan of the bright and futuristic side, it has the merit to make the fights clear! TD; IL: ring runner is a game with a story that catches you quickly, filled with humor and deep and complex background. The gameplay and graphics are quite classic but make the game all the more enjoyable.
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