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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.


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

Promo Images

The Tone Rebellion Magazine Advertisement Part 1
The Tone Rebellion Magazine Advertisement Part 2
The Tone Rebellion Magazine Advertisement Part 3

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Most innovative and surreal game of its time! DarkTalon (162) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Unique, ambitious, original, not fun. Ran Prieur (19) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com May 10, 2010 18 out of 20 90
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1997 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Action (Germany) Oct, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Privat Computer PC 1997 79 out of 100 79
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 68 out of 100 68
CD-Action Jan, 1998 6 out of 10 60
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Reset Apr, 1998 6 out of 10 60


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The Tone Rebellion received a 35% rating from PC Gamer magazine (May 1998; reviewed by T. Liam McDonald).

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