# Indie Game (PC) Realm

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Hellu!

My name is Robin Norrman and I would like to show you a game that I have been working on.

Realm is a fun multiplayer action game that you can play with your friends for free! With a customizable server that anyone can host, the possibilities are endless.
There are no classes in this game. As the player learns abilities and chooses items, the player creates his own class.
Since the player decides his/her own class each match, the gameplay is dynamic.
Because of dynamic classes, there is no "best build", as players must counter each other in order to win.

Introduction video (old game version):
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Getting Started video (old game version):
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Actual Gameplay video (old game version) (sorry for the swedish):
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Or visit the youtube channel for the game:

The game is completely free and available at my website.
Website: http://realm-diary.com/

What I want with the game right now is just to be noticed. A publisher may want me to finish the game or I could add microtransactions for cool stuff (that will not make you better ingame).

Alot of people has helped me with testing and some have helped me create 2D and 3D art but all of the programming is made by me.

What I am using in the project:
C++
Ogre3D (Rendering)
Bullet (Physics)
enet (Multiplayer)
OpenAL (Sound)
FLTK (GUI for Host Game)
Inno Setup (Installation)
Qt (For GUI of the launcher)
LiteUnzip (For patching system of the launcher)

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Even though its not an MMO - you might want to tweak the name.

I believe The Realm is still active - and while you can't copyright a title, there's a good chance they've trademarked the name (too lazy to check myself).

Other than that it looks great (if it didn't look great the name would be the least of your worries ;) )

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if there's a title with prior use for "the realm", and you title is "realm", you'll want to / need to rename before release.

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Regarding the trademarking, I can find "The Realm" on kickstarter, but apparently it failed, and I can not find the actual game or any gameplay footage of it.

Does this mean that it is not a started project yet?

Keep in mind that my game has been frozen and unfrozen for several years, which might lead to an exception regarding trademark.

But of course, if there are any troubles, I will change the name of the game, but that would happen if I see that people like the game, since it costs around $300 for a trademark. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites The Realm was the original MMO (side by side with Meridian 59). It's kept going all these years (I think it took a short hiatus at one point), but a dedicated fan base can keep something like that alive for a long time. Google "The Realm" and it should be right at the top of the list. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Oh I see, but is that not called "The Realm Online"? My game is only named "Realm", is this not sort of the same thing Notch came across when creating Scrolls, that no one can just copyright a simple word? There is also another game on kickstarter that is called "The Realm", but my project was started before that one. Thank you for noticing! Right now, the game is in early alpha stage, though all the programming is done already. All art, sound and possibly the name would need to be changed before it would become retail. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites You can't copyright a title. You can trademark words or a phrase. I don't know if The Realm is trademarked or not - their homepage didn't list it at the bottom, but that's not definitive. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites I have updated the game a bit, and here is my newest video, showing some examples of custom servers. [media]http: [/media] #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Looks interesting and promising! :D #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites >> since it costs around$300 for a trademark

it only costs to register a trademark, which gives additional proof of "prior use", which is what it all seems to be about. in court, with two games with such similar names, the one with prior use would win, and the other would have to cease and desist use of the similar name.

a lot has to do with the similarity of the products or services, and the possibility of confusion between the two products in the consumer's eye.

two games called "the realm", and "realm", or "the realm online" and "realm" would definitely lead to consumer confusion in the eyes of the courts. Perhaps not to a game savvy consumer, but the courts are hardy game savvy.

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Realm is only the current name of the project, as it is in alpha stage.

It would be renamed if it were to make it into beta stage, to something like "Nights of Realm" or even something completely different.

Right now I just want it to be noticed, the game name has nothing to do with the actual gameplay, it is just a project name, like GameCube was called "Dolphin" before it was released, but of course it is nice of you to let me know about other games that have almost the same name.

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