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Liege
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jun 26, 2013 @ 10:38pm
Nov 13, 2013 @ 11:57am
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Target met & early gameplay footage
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Description
Release date: 2014
Overview
Liege is an upcoming cross-platform, party-based, tactical role-playing game. The game aims to take the classic JRPG formula, and layer in a mature story, elegant, tactical gameplay and unique, hand-drawn visuals.

The Story
One late autumn eve in the Kingdom of Liege, a King, his queen, and their royal heirs fall into a deep slumber from which they never wake. Following their mysterious deaths, a power struggle in the royal court ensues, and as the conflict quickly escalates, the Kingdom plunges into a bloody civil war. As war erupts across the land, we track the converging paths of characters aligned across various factions, from the noble houses vying for the throne, to the orphaned Royal Army, to an underground movement of outlaws with plans to incite revolution amidst the chaos.

Liege is a story that is written for an adult audience. It’s a drama about conflicted, intertwined, and human characters, forced to wage war for their lives and their homeland.

tl;dr: War epic for grown folk. Think more Game of Thrones, less Final Fantasy XIII- in RPG form!

The Tactics
Battles in Liege are tactical and turn-based, and they emerge seamlessly as you wander through the realm. There are no jarring transitions that pull you out of the story and into some random battle arena floating in oblivion. Your heroes simply draw their weapons where they’re standing, and the fight begins.

The gameplay focuses on strategic placement of units and movement, and is inspired by games like FF Tactics, Fire Emblem, and chess. At the core of the gameplay is a system of unit classes and banners. Each class has special perks and characteristics, which are designed to interact in interesting ways; for example, you can arrange your pikemen into a phalanx with strong directional defense to defend rear archers, but certain Knight classes are well suited to break this formation. Banners add further depth by granting stat bonuses to favored classes.

The game emphasizes spatial elements over leveling and equipment, so you won’t be able to grind until your party is effectively invincible. Your units will always be vulnerable; in fact, a single direct strike to an undefended unit will often prove fatal. Unused actions during your turn will determine your unit’s defensive ability during enemy turns. As a result, you will always need to balance evasion and defense, with well-timed, coordinated offense to survive.

Combat in Liege is meant to deliver elegant, accessible, and deterministic mechanics that reward skill over blind chance. It aims to avoid the arbitrary complexity common to games in the genre, while retaining the depth and challenge that draws us to it in the first place.

tl;dr: Pop chess, played in a seamless narrative context!

The Art
One of the earliest goals with Liege was to create a game with an instantly recognizable, signature visual identity. Although the game was inspired by RPG classics from a bygone era, the game doesn’t settle with a retro style that attempts to imitate their look and feel. Instead, it leverages the latest available technology to create something that feels like a natural extension of the style pioneered during that period.

In addition to the visuals, the audio is a key part of the game’s art direction. Again, instead of attempting to emulate 16-bit classics, Liege will take full advantage of modern hardware to deliver an epic, orchestral soundtrack with a lush, organic sound.

tl;dr: Audio-visual magic, re-imagined from 16-bit RPG classics!
Popular Discussions View All (5)
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Aug 14, 2013 @ 1:05pm
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Nov 13, 2013 @ 12:36pm
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Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:28am
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Rajunah Jun 20 @ 8:37am 
This one will be fu@#ing Huge!!!
Tarnicus Apr 21 @ 7:01pm 
@Hrist Valkyrie - Check out the kickstarter page for the most recent news :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/codagames/liege/posts
MuSaSh1 Apr 13 @ 11:46am 
add spanish language plz
태연♥ Mar 23 @ 3:00pm 
yay more jrpgs :D
ricardocasama Mar 16 @ 3:21am 
Please add spanish language.
Hrist Valkyrie Feb 23 @ 7:18pm 
So, what was the update on Nov. 13th? What is the latest news on the game?
High Saint DickPuppet69 Jan 19 @ 6:10am 
Can't wait for this game!
Omigeo Jan 5 @ 8:43am 
What more can I say "Epically Awesome". Only the Asia's can master a story telling game in my opinion.. I remember a game called "Phantasy Star” (the 1st one) and what a great game that was for my SEGA console back in the late 80's. The battle went into a first person perspective scenario. It ran on a inside battery in order to save the game.
will-1066 Jan 4 @ 8:36pm 
Very excited to see such a beautiful game come to fruition!
Rexrogan Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
Gratz! i am excited about this!