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The Tone Rebellion (Windows)

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Description

The Floaters are a peaceful race of creatures who exist in their own world, drawing energy and magical power from a mysterious liquid known as the Tone. One day, an evil being called the Leviathan appeared in their world. His minions began draining the Tone pools. The Leviathan destroyed the civilization of the Floaters and split their world into several smaller ones. The surviving Floaters continued to exist, separated from each other, in these new worlds, eventually evolving into four different races. Now, the time for rebellion has come. The Floaters must join forces and destroy Leviathan and his servants.

The Tone Rebellion is a real-time strategy game (RTS) with light RPG and puzzle-solving elements. The player must first choose the Floater tribe he/she desires to control - Tarks, Zygons, Cepheans, or Dyla. Each tribe starts on a different island, and has different affinities to the realm types encountered in the game: Physical, Supernatural, Ethereal, and Natural. The player begins with a very small unit of Floaters around a tribal center. By harvesting Tone, the player can build new structures, unique to each race, increasing the number of units. The goal is to build a bridge to another island, eventually uniting all of them in the struggle against the Leviathan.

The Leviathan at first ignores the player's attempts to strengthen the Floaters, but after a while begins building his own structures, sending stronger units to oppress the rebellion. The RPG element is present in learning and developing magic spells. Units gather experience following successful combat, reaching higher skill levels and learning new spells.

Each island harbors mysterious artifacts, which must be collected and deciphered in order to understand how this particular island came into existence. These artifacts are put together much like puzzle pieces; completing a set of artifacts will enable the Floaters to successfully construct a bridge to the next island.

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The Tone Rebellion Windows Leviathan in the Physical Realm
The Tone Rebellion Windows The Supernatural Realm
The Tone Rebellion Windows The Ethereal Realm
The Tone Rebellion Windows Lightning spell in Nature Realm

Alternate Titles

  • "Leviathan: The Tone Rebellion" -- German title

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User Reviews

Unique, ambitious, original, not fun. Ran Prieur (19) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Most innovative and surreal game of its time! DarkTalon (133) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Mega Score Apr, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Electric Games 1997 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1997 87 out of 100 87
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Privat Computer PC 1997 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Oct, 1997 78 out of 100 78
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 1997 76 out of 100 76
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 68 out of 100 68
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Soundtrack for this game was released in 1997, and can be bought at http://www.synsoniq.com.
Here's the tracklist...
  1. The Upheaval
  2. Seekers's Song
  3. The Eye Opens
  4. The Circle Broken
  5. March of the Tarks
  6. The Gathering of Pangir
  7. The Dance of Shadows
  8. Awakening

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DarkTalon (133) added The Tone Rebellion (Windows) on Feb 08, 2000