Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages

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Description

The most ambitious space shooter RPG of the early 21st century, Ring Runner blends the palm-perspiring action of space combat with the narrative passion of a role-playing game.

Pack a towel and embark on an epic journey across the universal super highways known as the Rings; someone out there must know who or what you are. The voice of Nero, your snarky neuro-HUD, provides guidance and compulsory companionship, but no answers. Dive into The Subrostrum, a world smaller than atoms where Will overpowers the natural forces, and resurface as a Sage capable of rewriting physical laws.

Space is about freedom, and so is Ring Runner. There are 60 customizable hulls that act as unique templates for the over 400 wildly-varied, never-obsolete skills. Level layouts, backgrounds, and AI enemies are all procedurally generated, yielding billions of challenges. Try our various scenarios alone, cooperatively, or competitively through local or online multiplayer.


Key Features

  • Over 300 Unique Abilities - no abilities are redundant or made obsolete by better versions; many inspired by fantasy games

  • 50+ Fully Customizable Ships - five archetypes, with many hybrids to choose from

  • 20+ Hour Story-Driven Campaign - universe based on a full-length Sci Fi novel

  • Roguelike - with procedural level layouts, backgrounds, and AI the challenges are unlimited!

  • Challenge these Scenarios through single or Online Multiplayer-

  • Wave Survival - Survive a waves of procedurally generated bosses, swarmers, and standard enemies

  • Gladiator Mode - Overcome a gauntlet of procedurally generated bosses

  • Spire Battle - Epic base vs base battles

  • Zombie Survival - Rack up as many kills as you can before the hordes of space zombies feast on the atoms of your brains!

  • Deathmatch - Classic free-for-all combat

  • MOBA-Like Mode - Coming soon!

  • Reliable Multiplayer - drop-in and drop-out of games with seamless host migration; no waiting in lobbies - ever!

  • Classic Arcade Inspired Mini-games - earn Sage abilities by conquering challenges in The Subrostrum

  • Local Coop - "Duo" ships allow a friend to act as a copilot, usable in multiplayer modes, second half of campaign, and some challenges

  • Original Soundtrack - over 14 tracks of music and hundreds of sound effects

  • Hundreds of Hours of Game Play - with 300+ abilities and 65 customizable hulls, the options are endless; use them in PVE or PVP

Customer reviews

79

Great genre mashup in space

michalmichal | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all michalmichal's reviews »

Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages follows in the footsteps of some other great space flight games. It's a fantastic mix of genres, mixing arcade shooter with some RPG elements. You get a good storyline, great dialogues, memorable characters, interesting missions and a lot of space flying and fighting. If I was to have any complaints is that the game could offer a bit more of an "open space" feel and experience, because now it is pretty much mission and episode oriented. Not that it is a bad thing, as it allows to play the game in the way and follow the story that the designers intended. And if you like space flight games, you mustn't ignore this title.

86

Game with great with friends.

Freako | Jan. 11, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »

Ring Runner is a unique game with some interesting mechanics i must say. The Classic arcade inspired graphics are great to play on and the gameplay is fast REALLY fast paced. I like how CO-OP works. You act as a copilot with your friend to pilot a ship. Customization is great on this game because of the vast number of enemies you have to fight so customize well and fight giant hordes of enemy or a single target fighting machine.

The game modes are insane. This a space game but they have a ZOMBIE mode. which makes it so much crazy. Updates are coming in slowly but there is rumor that a MOBA mode will be coming out soon. 10 bucks for this game is worth it.