Produced by: Bruised Faces
Website: Bruised Faces Games
This project — a 3D RPG heavily inspired by Ultima 7 — first appeared several years ago. At the time, it was being developed as an offline game, In approximately 2008, its website went offline and all development on the project appeared to have ceased.
The project reappeared in April 2012, as a dedicated effort to produce an independently developed, browser-based (WebGL and HTML5) game. A crowdfunding effort was set up at Indiegogo, the international Kickstarter portal, and a new project website was set up.
These screenshots are from Ashes circa 2008, and so are not representative of what the current version of the game will look like. Even so, they should serve to both jog the memory and demonstrate that Bruised Faces are not rank amateurs where 3D game development is concerned:
As described by its developers, Ashes is “a single player rpg game built on the philosophy of old school rpgs and is strongly inspired by three milestones of RPG history: Ultima VII, Drakkhen and Demon’s Winter.” They are attempting to “replicate the exploration, atmosphere and compelling plots of these classics while adding some other features,” such as tactical turn-based combat, party dialogue, a reputation system…all to complement a massive open world and epic fantasy RPG plot.