Rituals of the old is an upcoming PC title from an independent Finnish game studio Star and Serpent for Linux, Mac and Windows. Rituals of the old is a multiplayer sandbox RPG voxel game of crafting, building, survival, and adventure in an open random generated world.

The game WE want to play

The Rituals of the old is designed to be The PC game we've always wanted to play. We are not reinventing the wheel most of the time but we sure as hell are hammering it to fit our vision.

Made with passion

As a small indie studio we have poured our hearts into the development of Rituals of the old. We are easy to approach and easy to talk to. We are just normal people - no corporate bullshit. We listen.

Modify it!

One of the top priorities in our development is to make the server easy to mod. Proper API right from the start and easy configurability. Don't like that feature the way we intended? Then turn it off or modify it!

The world of Rituals of the old

Rituals of the old takes place in the distant past of mankind. In the last 100 000 years the humanity has spread throughout the galaxy, progressing and regressing in an endless cycle of war and disaster. Countless of civilizations have risen and fallen to dust, forgotten forever.

It is yet again the end of the era of enlightenment.

Our story begins on a small and unadvanced planet untouched by war. Generations have passed since the fall of the great galactic imperium in a war of attrition against infighting factions and the technologically superior technoharmadan - both civilizations now extinquished by atomic sparks.

The fall of the great galactic imperium has freed the simple people of Koto from a life serfdom and servitude. Hushed whispers of social change are spreading slowly. The worship of the old gods once banned by the cult of the immortal sun emperor is being resurrected in secret. Brigands and dark creatures have been seen in the countryside. There have even been rumors about the resurrection of... the rituals of the old.

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Rituals of the old is basically a blocky game about blocky people in a blocky world building and breaking blocky stuff and having blocks of fun. In other words - Rituals of the old is a sandbox voxel game.

The mood of the game is that of a melancholy beauty - darkness and light with a lot of shades of gray. We always aim for simplified realism and nihilism where we can without turning the game into a horrid faceless existentialist grinder.

Rituals of the old is a game of stories and adventure. It's a platform on which great and small things can happen.

Rituals of the old is a multiplayer game. You can also play it in a single player mode but the Rituals of the old is most fun played with other people. You can join dedicated multiplayer servers run by other people or you can even make your own dedicated server and customize it to your heart's content by using the configs and - if you know Csharp - our modding API.

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Development roadmap

The time schedule is only a rough estimate based on nothing at all and everything will get pushed back as required!

Rituals of the old has been in development for 2485 days today.

Timetable: Unknown. We have removed the development roadmap because changes in the project have made any estimates wildly inaccurate and unreliable.


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