Shattered World has the races of human, archon, triton and grmkel. Each race has special powers and abilities:
How to choose your race
When you start Shattered World for the first time you can choose your character.
Click on your race and select bottom left menu thats the race you want. You can also see more info in the menu.
How to see your powers
To see what powers your race has click the powers button. For example humans have fireballs.