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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jan 14, 2015 @ 12:45am
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Description
Overview
Lithic is a fantasy real time strategy game with RPG elements set in a rich Stone Age environment. Players will be able to explore the concept of cultural and technological evolution from primitives incapable of speech through to forming advanced stone tool creation. Build the origins of society in a universe where magic is abound, yet untamed and the environment is as much the enemy as other creatures are.

The Story
Lithic begins with an ancient group of intelligent, reptilian humanoids called the Ix-Aan completing an ancient ritual with the sole purpose of bringing a powerful demi-god known as a “Creator Spirit” to their home-world. But the ritual was too powerful, summoning not only a single Spirit, but many. The concentrated energy caused a devastating expulsion of pure force, wiping out all but a few of the ritualists and their followers; those who survived the blast now doomed to wander the planet, lost, confused and hostile. Some Creator Spirits summoned by the ritual found themselves tethered to the indigenous creatures of the world, with others thrust into the rocks and earth, trees and rivers. The more fortunate ones connected with the minds and souls of primitive tribes. These few now strive to help their hosts improve culturally and technologically in the slim hope that they can advance to a point where they can assist the Creator Spirit in re-ascending to the godly plane.

The Game
In Lithic, the player controls their tribe through the eyes of a Creator Spirit. This is mechanically similar to the timeless “Hand of God” control system but the AI in the game will deal with the tribe’s basic needs such as sleep and hunger, allowing the player to focus on the more important game events. This means that the player need not focus on the micro-management prevalent in RTS games and can instead influence the parts of the Tribe that require attention at any specific moment.
The player will have to deal with the possibility of encountering other tribes and wild prehistoric creatures, as well as the challenge of the environment which is as much an enemy as anything else in the game. A death in the tribe won’t mean the end of the game but it causes the loss of the knowledge that that character held.

Features in Lithic
• Expansive single player story campaign.
• Randomly generated Skirmish Mode, adding infinite replay value.
• Brand new dark fantasy world to explore and develop.
• Four base races to pick from, each with a unique playstyle and visual aesthetic. A fifth Race, the Ix-Aan can be unlocked during gameplay.
• Intelligent technology advancement, new technology is learned when related tools are used or relevant tasks are performed.
• Cultural development: Art, traditions and ritual all evolve depending on in-game occurrences.
• Procedural language system: Your tribe develops language as needed, evolving better communication and allowing for more complex tactics to be employed.
• Influence system: control your tribe through subtle compulsion or through direct possession.

Specification and Languages
Specs:
Minimum System Requirements (early estimate)
– DX9 compatible GPU (1GB VRAM)
– 4GB RAM
– Windows XP
– Dual Core CPU (2.3+Ghz)

Recommended System Requirements (early estimate)
– Nvidia 6 series (2GB VRAM) or equivalent
– 8GB RAM
– Win 7/8
– Quad core CPU (2.3+Ghz)

Languages:
For Early Access Lithic will only be available in English. We intend to localise the final version in as many languages as there is a demand for.

Ports:
For Early Access Lithic will be available on PC only. Our plan for the final game is to port it to both Mac and Linux if the minimum game specifications will allow.

Studio and Timeline
Lithic is in active development by Flintlock Studios. An Early Access release is planned for first half 2015 with aims for a full release in 2016. Flintlock Studios aims to make games that are as much about the journey as they are about winning, bringing back the feeling of achievement that was present in a lot of retro games but with the technology available to us today.

All video and images are taken from in-game builds.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
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Oct 18, 2015 @ 12:32pm
Can you make here custom faction and multiplayer ?
Blitzwing
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105 Comments
Scarsbane Jan 14, 2015 @ 3:39am 
Promises exploration in more ways than one, good luck!
limoer1 Jan 14, 2015 @ 2:32am 
voted
Biggs Jan 14, 2015 @ 1:08am 
Sounds like it could be pretty sweet game. Good luck with your greenlight :)
Shrapnel Effect Jan 14, 2015 @ 1:07am 
This is going to be awsome +1 vote up from me!
C0untzer0 Jan 14, 2015 @ 12:57am 
This could be huge. Please don't be blagging.