Memories of the first 10 years of Renaissance Kingdoms

dans english blog posts — Lévan le 30 septembre 2014 à 12 h 13 min

French version of this text written by Lévan is available here

Well, two weeks ago I promised a blog post each week. It was ambitious since we are working on a lot of things right now. (Check back Monday for something small but new!) That doesn’t stop me from reiterating my promise for the coming weeks and swearing it’s the last time I’ll be late, like a drunk who swears he’ll stop after one drink or a politician who swears he’s changed.

I have even less excuse that I have not written much here. In this post nine members of the current Celsius team (who will be put onto the updated list that can be found here, I promise) were prepped with the instructions: Describe one of your memories of Renaissance Kingdoms » (RP, irl, whatever). Some recounted a memory as players (sometimes before being hired), others memories as administrators.

Souvenirs des 10 premières années des Royaumes Renaissants

dans blog — Lévan le 27 septembre 2014 à 16 h 09 min

English version available here

Bon, il y a 2 semaines j’avais promis un billet de blog par semaine. C’était ambitieux puisqu’on travaille sur beaucoup de choses en ce moment (rendez-vous lundi pour une petite nouveauté d’ailleurs !). Ça ne m’empêche pas de réitérer ma promesse pour les semaines à venir et de jurer que c’est la dernière fois que je suis en retard, à la manière d’un ivrogne qui jure qu’il arrête après un dernier verre ou d’un politicien qui jure qu’il a changé.

J’ai d’autant moins d’excuses que je n’ai pas écrit grand-chose ici. Dans ce billet, neuf Celsiusiens de l’équipe actuelle (que l’on va mettre à jour dans la liste qu’on peut trouver ici, promis) se sont prêté au jeu suivant : « Décrivez un de vos souvenirs des Royaumes Renaissants » (RP, irl, peu importe). Certains ont raconté un souvenir en tant que joueur (parfois avant d’avoir été embauché) d’autres des souvenirs en tant qu’administrateur.

Les Royaumes Renaissants ont 10 ans !

dans blog — Lévan le 12 septembre 2014 à 15 h 01 min

English version available here

Les RR ont eu 10 ans ! Quand cela s’est-il produit ? Difficile de le dire, suivant qu’on prend pour date de naissance la première ligne de code du jeu, l’enregistrement du premier joueur, l’ouverture de la version alpha ou celle de la bêta…

Renaissance Kingdoms is 10 years old!

dans english blog posts — Lévan le à 15 h 00 min

French version of this text written by Lévan is available here

RK is 10 years old! When was it created? That’s difficult to say, since for its birthday we could use the date the first line of code was written, the date the first player registered, the date of the alpha or beta versions, or …

The first player, logically, was me, and « Levan »‘s account was created August 20, 2004. (See
http://www.RenaissanceKingdoms.com/FichePersonnage.php?login=levan). We could, therefore, date RK starting with that event. Why, then, write this blog entry now, when there hasn’t been one since March?

The answer is simple: we have been and are more focused on the future than on the past. Right now there is a lot of work for us to do, on both Renaissance Kingdoms and our other games (we must write more about this later), but just the same we are soon going to give in to our nostalgic feelings.

But first, some facts.

  • First: A large IRL 10th anniversary party will be held on November 15th 2014. The exact location is not set yet, but it will be in Paris and will be even better than last year’s party.
  • Second: JDW posted a note 4 years ago about the graphic evolution of RK between 2004 and 2010, viewable here. That leaves 4 years of our 10 still to be covered, and between 2010 and 2014, there were a lot of changes!
  • Third: Celsius Online will be present at the upcoming Paris Games Week. If you’re going, be sure to visit us at our booth!
  • Fourth: Celsius online will be present at the upcoming editionsera présente à la prochaine édition du Salon Fantastique from Friday, October 31, to sunday, November 2. If you are coming, please visit the booth of our partner Elenya éditions.
  • Fifth: As last year, we will be sponsors and co-organizers (in a small way) of the next European Indie Game Days (EIGD), a series of days devoted to independent European games, to be held in Montreuil. This year Celsius Online will contribute the prize for Best Student Game.
  • That’s all for this mini-post. I really want to write one per week on the theme of 10 years of RK. They may have these titles, roughly:

    • The origins of the game
    • A memorable recollection from the Kingdoms. (Each member of the Celsius team will contribute a bit, RP, OOC, it won’t matter).
    • The beginnings of RP
    • The introduction of medicine to the game
    • Coming features: Because there are many things underway that will appear in the coming months!

    Are you thinking of something more? What were you doing August 20, 2004 when I created my little RK character?