RUNE by Human Head Studios (and Rune, and Rune 2)

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MAJOR UPDATE: RUNE: RAGNAROK
Human Head Studios is up to it again!
http://runeragnarok.com/
http://rune-world.com/ (official, unofficial forums)

An open world sequel to the 2000 classic RUNE is upon us!

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EDIT!
RUNE: Ragnarok was renamed to RUNE. Good call.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rune/2...

Looks like our petition may have finally payed off after many years!
Like the page and answer the questions!
I'd love to see an open world, Skyrim style game, but as they probably want Multiplayer I expect it will be more along the lines of Battlefield.

What a frabjous day!

And with the post above, what could Rune World be? Are they considering MMO? maybe it's just what I said, open world.

I really enjoyed the multiplayer and feel there is nothing similar to this type of play. Hopefully they stick to the feel of the original.

Agreed, There is no face-face hack and slash with axes, hammers and swords.
I expect great things from the makers or Prey.

With the announcement of the sequel coming they just announced that the original will be coming to Steam!!!!!!!111
Possibly as soon at June 8th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAEyS...

I ask that when I post the link that you ALL make the purchase! I am sure they are depending on us lovers of the classic to help fund the new one.

http://www.facebook.com/RuneGame

Today Rune is being released on Steam!
http://rune-world.com/content/rune-c...

GET IT! Would be awesome to get on some multiplay with some old-school head choppin!

http://www.pcgamer.com/17-years-afte...

"After seventeen years, we are thrilled to finally announce a new Rune game," says project director Chris Rhinehart. "In the spirit of the original, Rune: Ragnarok has intense and brutal combat in a world steeped in Norse mythology. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve created."

OMG!

Neat. Crossing my fingers for something dark-soulsey (and a lady viking to play as).

I really dug this game back in the day. Wow, 17 years?!

I'm down for a sequel.

PaladinTom wrote:

I really dug this game back in the day. Wow, 17 years?!

I'm down for a sequel.

Ya, I was with them for a LONG time playing this game. Was a frequent flyer member on their forums, and touted them everywhere I could.
Every 6 months or so I'd check their forums or Facebook and ask "How bout now?"

17 years of nagging and we finally have something!

So pumped.

New website is up at runeragnarok.com. Including a forum now.

Hoping to see some of the old faces from the Y2K game!

Combat mechanics and experience/flat playing field.

Holy crap watching this gave me tingles.

Seems Human Head have decided to had back to it's roots for the naming of this new RUNE game.
It's now just RUNE.

https://www.runeragnarok.com/rune-re...

WOOHOO! I just got my invite to the 1st Rune Alpha!

Heed Odin's call and set sail for Redheim. Closed Alpha Combat Tests begin TOMORROW and you've been selected for battle.

We're testing the fighting mechanics, head to head. Starting tomorrow and Saturday!

groan wrote:

WOOHOO! I just got my invite to the 1st Rune Alpha!

Heed Odin's call and set sail for Redheim. Closed Alpha Combat Tests begin TOMORROW and you've been selected for battle.

We're testing the fighting mechanics, head to head. Starting tomorrow and Saturday!

Congrats! Was there a signup somewhere? I didn't even see one! Hope it's all that and more!

EDIT: Just signed up, so let's see if I get one!

Ya, to sign up yo just have to subscribe to the newsletter.
I can't wait to smack some vikings around with their own limbs!

This looks cool, how's the alpha?

I can't talk about it, but it's what you would expect a first-day alpha would play out. Rough.

Filled in a survey about the sessions for feedback and they have a discord dedicated to testers. Lots of feedback being given.

I'll definitely add this to the watch list. Always looking for that MMO that drags me back in.

Not sure this will be an MMO but there will be leveling, co-op and a single player story. Multiplayer hack and slash like the original will be available. I believe player-made maps too. If they get as good as the original the player made maps could be awesome.

Anyone playing RUNE 2?

EverythingsTentative wrote:

Anyone playing RUNE 2?

I bought it - it is... a disappointment. Very underwhelming.

Human Head went out of business but all the employees now work under a different Bethesda supported company. No idea how that affects any further Rune 2 development.

Well that sucks. The trailers made it look promising.

SpyNavy wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

Anyone playing RUNE 2?

I bought it - it is... a disappointment. Very underwhelming.

Vector wrote:

Human Head went out of business but all the employees now work under a different Bethesda supported company. No idea how that affects any further Rune 2 development.

What a cluster..I have such good memories of the first one!