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The Storm Guard: Darkness is Coming
 
 
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Genre: Action, Strategy, RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Sep 30, 2015 @ 10:59am
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Description
The Storm Guard is a turn-based role-playing game inspired by the Night’s Watch in the Game of Thrones.

You assume the role of the Lord Commander of the Storm Guard, an ancient order that has sworn to protect the kingdom from the dangers to the north. After centuries of peace, the Storm Guard is a shadow of what it once was. But now the ancient dragon and its minions have returned and are laying waste to our lands. Darkness is coming upon the realm of men.

We need you, Lord Commander, to rebuild the Storm Guard back to old strength, find a way to defeat the invaders and restore peace to our lands!



Gameplay
Gameplay in the Storm Guard can be described as a mixture of XCOM, FTL and Guild Wars. It is divided into three layers: the strategy layer, the exploration layer and the combat layer. You, Lord Commander, are in charge of the order and must lead it during these dark times.



Manage the Order as Lord Commander
While taking a rest in Stormholm Keep, you need to spend your limited resources well to develop your order. Recruit new members or invest into your existing troops. As your troops get more experienced, you will want to buy better equipment, learn new skills, level up their abilities or buy life-saving potions.

Each class has access to a wide range of abilities. However, gold is scarce and making smart decisions is important. Make sure you have a team with great synergies that can handle different situations. Times are rough these days.



Explore The Dungeons
War is not won by sitting in town spending money and twiddling your thumbs. Assemble a well-rounded group of heroes from your roster and send them on a mission. En route, you will run into random events (much like beacons in FTL) that will require you to make a decision. Will you try to solve everything with sheer force or try to play more defensively? It is your choice, Lord Commander.



Tactical Combat
No matter how wise your decisions are, combat cannot be avoided at all times. When you run into an encounter, then your tactical skills will be put to the test. I hope you have developed your tactics in your career, Lord Commander. Mindless bashing random opponents rarely leads to good results.

Make use of positioning, flanking and learn how to best use synergies between your team members. Combine their skills in creative ways to come out ontop. However, don’t neglect studying your enemies and their strengths and weaknesses. Knowing your enemy and being able to predict their own tactics can make the difference between a glorious victory and utter defeat.

Be warned, Lord Commander, the old books in our library hold some horrible truths about our adversaries. While early engagements may be easy, we know for a fact that the north is the home of dozens of deadly creatures: mages, giants, flying creatures and other abominations beyond all imagination are threatening our lands. And finally, the dragon, only the gods know how to deal with it.



Combat Mechanics
There are a lot of options during combat - and a lot of room for errors. Use devastating offensive skills, protection or healing spells. Inflict conditions like bleeding, poison, weakness, crippled or blindness on your foes; use shouts or buffs to gain beneficial effects for the team. Some characters rely on spellcasting using powerful enchantments on their allies or hex the enemy to counter their plans.



AI
Make no mistake, our foes won't just stand there and take it like a ... monster. They have access to their own set of abilities and many creatures are smart: we have seen them cooperate, helping out their allies and using their own magic to get the upper hand during combat.



Death
I want to be honest with you, Lord Commander. Your men will die. And when they die, they stay dead. You better get used to it. Don’t quote me on that but losing a rookie is … how to say .... it sure is a tragic occurrence indeed but … it’s part of the job. Some are just more – expendable. I’m sure you get what I mean.

However, do your best to protect the veterans. An experienced hero with tons of expensive gear and powerful abilities is a considerable investment that you will want to protect. Maybe you became friends ontop of it, I don’t know. Anyway, losing your best men can be a considerable setback. Don’t sacrifice them mindlessly, if you can help it.

Final Words
Lord Commander, the Storm Guard needs you now more than ever! Please vote for the Storm Guard to support its development. The game is already fully playable and will proceed to early access soon after being green lit.
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Oct 2, 2015 @ 4:53am
linux version?
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Oct 2, 2015 @ 7:11pm
Linux/SteamOS version?
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