||Game Title: Rings of
|Genre: Browser-based, Sci-fi|
|Publisher: Redbear Films |
|Status: Open Beta|
|Official Site: http://www.ringsoforbis.com/|
The Rings of Orbis role playing game
is based on PJ Haarsma's Softwire novels now in bookstores. As each new book
arrives, the game will expand by one ring and four planets. The game contains
incredible art by Stephan Martiniere (Star Wars, I Robot), Dwayne Harris
(Warhammer) and Igor Knesevic (Award winning 3D artist).
While the book
takes the point of view of the first human slaves (knudniks) to arrive on the
rings, the game takes the point of view of the Citizens. Choose one of your
favorite alien races from this story and dominate this virtual world to be the
most powerful Citizen on the Rings of Orbis.
Meet friends. Play games.
Own aliens. Rule the universe!
Citizen and Chits
the links "Citizen" or "Chits" to manage your property, knudniks and view your
levels. The CHITS link along the top of your screen will take you to an
inventory of the property you have purchased. From here you can also view your
knudniks, stock your own trad ing chamber and edit your trading chamber. Chits
are one of the currencies of Orbis. The amount you have will always be displayed
on your screen.
Orbis 1 is done on the SPACEWAY. Select the symbols in the Spaceway header to be
transported to the different buildings on Orbis. To travel off ring, you must
click on the SPACEPORT plate. This will launch a drop-down Odat that you can use
to take a shuttle to your home planet or visit a neighboring star system.
Remember that once you are ¡°off-ring¡± the Spaceway will be unavailable to you.
You must use the SPACEPORT to get back to Orbis 1.
Clicking on different symbols in the Spaceway or
visiting a neighboring planet will bring up different images of Orbis. You must
search these maps to uncover the different portals to playing areas within these
environments. Use your mouse to trigger the link and then click on it to explore
the new area.
They are your primary
source of income but remember you must feed them, train them and keep them happy
or they will escape. Some knudniks are more valuable than others but they can
all be uplinked. Look for new knudniks arriving on Orbis. Every Citizen gets one
knudnik when they start. Check your inventory and put him to work.