The tabletop battle map tech Infinite Realms is scheduled for release on the 23rd.
The project, an example of an RPG tech Kickstarter success that seems to be delivering, raised just over €10,000. Infinite Realms is not a virtual tabletop. Instead, it takes your current digital battle maps, offers up its extras, including weather and lets you use a flatscreen TV or an overhead projector to bring that map to life on your physical table.
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If you snap up the Geek Native discount, your Infinite Realms is the upgraded tier for 12 months. You must pay the full price after that, or your account defaults back to the free version. Yes, there’s a free tier.
Early Access users have been playing with the system for the past year, initial bugs have already been tackled, and Megavoid Studios, the makers, tell me they are confident about the release.
Windows and macOS are both supported, as are 2D image and video files, with the software coming with custom 3D maps. Other features include fog of war, weather, sound, rotating maps, distance measurement tool, basic tokens and a paint layer.
I asked, “What next?”
We are very proud as a small team that can only work on this project in our free time to have come so far! It was time for the release now, but that doesn’t mean we are done yet. We still have so many ideas to develop Infinite Realms further. For example, an improved token system is planned for the near future. And if we can dream a little bit, we see Infinite Realms as an app to dive even further into the game with augmented reality!
Geek Native covered the pre-launch plans last year, and I also asked about household projectors. Expensive, surely? Even if I had the DIY skills to mount one on the wall. Prices had been falling then, and a quick recheck on Amazon shows mini projectors in the £70 region.
Appropriately enough, Megavoid tells me they use the system to play popular fantasy RPGs and Star Trek Adventures and Shadowrun. Those both sound suitable matches for the RPG tech built by the team.
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