Realm Engine Early Access

Early Access is now underway on Steam for Realm Engine, a virtual tabletop world creation tool for Windows. Publisher Pixel Ghost and developer Blake Johnson call this system agnostic, so leave it behind if you visit a house of worship. It's free-to-play, includes hundreds of assets, and it is "continuously being updated with additional content and features." Supported by a couple of DLC asset packs, there's also a mention of an upcoming Elite version which will allow the creation of larger worlds, so that may be a premium release. Here's a trailer and the full monty:
Realm Engine allows for images of created maps to be exported for easy integration to other platforms and includes 100s of high-quality assets supporting a diverse range of campaign styles from arid deserts to ocean-based campaigns. Currently in Early Access, you can make or furnish each room in a crowded Inn or map out large village scenes for a chase scene. The base world supports 250 x 250 and the upcoming Elite version for later release will support unlimited sizes. Scenes can be set with dynamic weather and you may control fog, rain and the sun using intuitive sliders to tailor your needs. The dynamic lighting allows you to create very realistic scenes and light-levels experienced by the players. With a little practice you can achieve just the right mood for your setting. Fog-of-war is supported as well and adds an additional layer of realism.

Realm Engine has 3D terrain sculpting options that enable you to build mountains, valleys, rivers, islands and almost anything you can imagine. Alternatively, using a single click, you can create randomly generated environments. From the TableTop there is projector and second-monitor support, capable of delivering an amazing experience for those who want to utilize its in-person/tabletop features through the use of an external screen.

Realm Engine has a thriving community supporting the creation and development of upcoming content and features. An online multiplayer feature is currently in the works for BETA Testers via Patreon. The project is a labor of love and more than 8000+ hours of development has gone into the current build. At its core, Realm Engine is a world builder that supports the building and running any game of your choice and with more than 500+ of placeable assets, interactive doors, locks and lighting, there is plenty to get you up and running.

KEY FEATURES

  • 100s of assets
  • Dynamic lighting, fog-of-war, day & night cycle
  • Grid and grid-less play
  • Procedural terrain generator
  • Terrain sculpting and painting
  • Local TableTop & Multiple-view support
  • In-game web-browser
  • Realtime weather & environment
  • Animated spells
  • In-game chat
  • Import you own 3d Models
  • Share and maps on the Steam workshop
  • And so much more!