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Dark Ages
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Dark Ages is a turn-based strategy game set in the violent world of an alternate Middle Ages. Vikings against war elephants, musketeers against the Mongol cavalry, ancient phalanx legions against crusaders; the deadliest armies in history clashing in bloody war.
An army without leadership is merely a mob. In Dark Ages, troops follow the lead of their commanders: unique leaders with their own virtues, vices, talents, and weaknesses.
Take the throne of a small kingdom being torn apart by feuds and threatened by militant neighbors, and try to survive the Dark Ages.


  • 6 factions with unique generals and squads: the nimble nomads of the Horde, the well-armored and disciplined Imperial soldiers, the mad Sea Barbarians clad in furs, the Union’s guilds wielding gunpowder, the proud knights of the North, and the exotic cults of the Twin Rivers.

  • Over 50 types of squads based on real historical troops. No armored bikinis or spiked pauldrons here!

  • By surviving battles, your squads gain experience and develop their skills. Fresh recruits have nothing on a seasoned veteran.

  • Generals are the linchpin of a squad, and their skills and abilities can drastically change the outcome of a battle. Each general has a unique personality generated at the beginning of each game. Each has their own appearance, character traits, and abilities. It's impossible to predict who will appear the next go ‘round: a brave but simple knight, a talented but greedy tactical genius, or a bloodthirsty barbarian who instills fear in friend and foe alike.

  • A pantheon of chosen generals: put your greatest leaders here to re-use them from campaign to campaign, or hire legendary figures feared and revered throughout history, such as Joan of Arc and Genghis Khan.

  • The numerous scenarios offer a huge variety of different challenges: win a civil war, fight off nomads, deal with pirates raiding the coast, save a kingdom ravaged by plague, or crush a peasant uprising.

  • Battle formations: effective positioning of your troops is half the battle. Tactical tricks, feints, and ambushes are at your disposal. Win your battles through quality, not quantity.

  • Terrain and weather: even the perfect army may lose in unfavorable conditions. It’s generally a good idea to lure enemy cavalry into a bog, under your arrows – but remember that rain and fog make your archers useless.

  • Upgrade your soldiers’ weapons and armor at the royal forge.

  • Study and upgrade artifacts that affect your whole kingdom. You can choose to turn your subjects into fearless fanatics, learn to conjure money out of thin air, or make your enemies flee in terror at the sound of your name.

  • The random events system simulates the life of a realistic medieval state. Each turn may bring good fortune or grim tidings.

About us

HeroCraft is a game development and publishing company based in Russia. The company was founded in 2002 and consists of about 100 employees.
Our company's projects have been released in 15 languages worldwide, and our portfolio includes over 150 games in various genres. Thanks to our keen interest in strategy, our company has worked on such games as Majesty Mobile (licensed by Paradox Interactive), Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf (licensed by Games Workshop), Strategy & Tactics, and Lords of Discord.
HeroCraft has also published original RPG titles on Steam, such as Tempest and King of Dragon Pass.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jul 14, 2016 @ 5:21am
Random map generator \ Генератор карт
Jul 13, 2016 @ 10:05am
Bashar al-Assad
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Мясник Sep 19, 2016 @ 1:44am 
I'm an HR Manager of a small group engaged in the translation of games. I offer to translate your game in a short time and low price. Write on e-mail or in PM
voveyko Sep 14, 2016 @ 2:56am 
надо опробовать
leondus2000 Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:35am 
Looks good
ELSU Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:27am 
Mindbender Aug 20, 2016 @ 11:51pm 
Okay I understand, good to hear LoD will be coming soon to PC, been waiting a couple years for it.
Blackleaffall  [author] Aug 19, 2016 @ 8:28am 
Привет Elnur! Планируем ранний доступ в октябре.
Blackleaffall  [author] Aug 19, 2016 @ 8:28am 
Hi Mindbender! As I have said before about the Tempest PC version - we have a multiple developer teams in HeroCraft so there is no problem to make a several games at the same time. By the way the PC version of the LoD will be coming soon.
Mindbender Aug 16, 2016 @ 1:26pm 
How come you guys are trying to get another game Greenlit when you still haven't released Lords of Discord for PC or even really said anything about the Lords of Discord PC version?
Elnur Aug 5, 2016 @ 7:31am 
Когда будет доступна в СТИМ, Что бы играть? Спасибо.
Blackleaffall  [author] Jul 26, 2016 @ 12:17pm 
Hi guys! Our game has been Greenlit! Thanks for all your support! =) We`ve been here for 14 days!

Привет и огромное спасибо за поддержку, друзья! =) Наша игра успешно прошла в Steam за 14 дней!