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That Which Sleeps
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English, German, Russian, Spanish
Players: Single-player
Sep 22, 2014 @ 10:26am
Apr 3, 2015 @ 3:32pm
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First Look at Gameplay!
Kickstarter Updates #28 and #29 Are Live.
Release date: Summer 2015
That Which Sleeps is a turn based strategy game in which the player takes on the role of an awakened evil from the world's past and must manipulate a living, reactive world from the shadows using a cast of unique corrupted Agents. The player must balance an aggressive approach utilizing his considerable power and eager hordes with the need to remain unknown to the Champions and Heroes of the world. Corrupt, conquer, charm, and manipulate - with a fully realized world driven by thematic AIs that follow their own interests you can pursue multiple paths to victory.

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  • Corrupt, conquer, charm, and manipulate - with a fully realized world driven by thematic AIs that follow their own interests you can pursue multiple paths to victory.
  • Customize the world with your choices at the beginning of each scenario, choosing an Ancient Evil and selecting his origins and what dire deeds he has wrought on the world.
  • Make difficult choices with limited agents, choosing to send your Prophet to rouse the orc hordes or beset Kings with maddening dreams will greatly change the flow of the game.
  • Disrupt the Balance of Power by creating famines in the farmland, stoking the flame of old vendettas, or recruiting pirates to the sea.
  • Watch the fame of your Agents rise and heroes will begin to hunt them down. Let them fall as scapegoats and keep your name secret, or imbue them with dark power and take the fight back to the heroes.
  • Each action you take leaves clues behind that cunning heroes can decipher, eventually leading them to the truth.
  • Kill or corrupt them before they find a receptive ear at court.
  • A fully functioning in-game Editor that allows you to create your own scenarios, old ones, heroes, artifacts, and even agents.
  • Localization supported for multiple languages and character sets
Popular Discussions View All (5)
Aug 7 @ 11:38am
It's Dead?
Sep 22, 2015 @ 8:15pm
Nice game
Don Ivory
Mar 22 @ 7:20am
That Which Sleeps Community Created Mega FAQ
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Alastor Sep 15 @ 7:36am 
Seems the main dev had a depression over aiming too big, there does seem to be progress now though.

I wouldn't expect this game released any time soon but it's nice to know it's still in development.

The concept is awesome..
Rotatebilly Sep 11 @ 5:32am 
Nice to see the game is still around; devs posted an update recently. Hopefully we don't have to wait too long for release.
Oldwreck Aug 8 @ 7:52am 
lowl you have to read it by yourself...
That was to be supposed to separate this game from others has now been "simplified". But he has not quit, sure he has thrown over the complete code behind some funny graphics, so basically there is a complete reprogramming in progress, expect the release to be mid/end 2022
Xenos Aug 8 @ 12:53am 
It would quite said if they stopped development on this. It was an amazing concept. But on the other hand, perhaps too ambitious for a small development team.
Stelis Aug 7 @ 12:22pm 
What a load of bull..
Same excuses as last time.
How can people be so stupid and belive this?
Tegga Aug 7 @ 11:39am 
its not dead he posted on kickstarter page
kaibarnard Jul 17 @ 9:07am 
Yeh it's dead - latest update is promising a stripped out tech preview .... yeh nearly 18 months late and the best he'll offer is a 'tech preview' kinda thing you should have before launching

I'm likely out $10 which ain't the worst it could be, I defended it for a while - then read the forums and the unholy mess he was in, the code was in, heck the project was in....

Games dead, IMHO, and I still hold out hope for the mandate - that's on life support but recently seems to have a shot in the arm
Stelis Jul 17 @ 6:53am 
Bullshit like last time. Nothing will come out of this, it is dead.
People should start requsting refunds and in worst case sue the devs.
Comrade_Silence Jul 17 @ 6:42am 
From forum. []
Met last night after I got off work and again today. Two productive meetings - more stuff happening and we've both agreed to work on getting something that resembles some sort of technical alpha / preview something or other just to try to get a base out in people's hands that can be used as a stepping stone for progress.

So whatever, non update, but progress is being made on Joshes side and we've agreed on the path that some of you suggested to get some pre beta asset out there.

Stelis Jul 17 @ 3:49am 
Its dead. Not a single update on steam for almost a year.