This witty, wacky, turn-based strategy game is now available for Steam. In Highborn, you’re treated to a strategy game that offers an intelligent, tactical experience without the frenetic play of a traditional RTS.
User reviews: Mixed (35 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 19, 2013
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“A Marriage of Winning TBS and High Fantasy Parody!”
4.5/5 – toucharcade

About This Game

This witty, wacky, turn-based strategy game is now available for Steam. In Highborn, you’re treated to a strategy game that offers an intelligent, tactical experience without the frenetic play of a traditional RTS. Move your forces around an overhead map to secure spells and combat support, then dive into combat to deploy those advantages against an unsuspecting enemy. All the fun and fighting is set against an irreverent tale, filled with wacky heroes, witty dialogue and wild assumptions.

Key Features:

  • A New Strategy: A unique blend of strategic movement and combat caters to a variety of gameplay styles and offers lots of replayability.
  • Many Styles of Play: Unlock hero characters for access to different abilities, play styles, and strategies.
  • Achieve Greatness: More than 20 achievements to unlock, including judicious use of turns, using units as bait, and making it through an entire mission without capturing support structures.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:Integrated audio interface
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:3.0 GHz dual core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8 Series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X Lion 10.7 or later
    • Processor:Intel Mac
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Additional:Required: Keyboard and Mouse with Secondary click enabled.
    Recommended:
    • OS:OSX Mountain Lion 10.8 or later
    • Processor:Intel 2.5GHz dual core or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 512 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Additional:Required: Keyboard and Mouse with Secondary click enabled.
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Very average turn based hex grid medieval strategy. Really corny dialogue, but not in a good way.
Posted: June 25
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Great game, highly recommended!
Posted: July 28
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1.7 hrs on record
This is a fun title utilising the concept and interface I like in other games. Well worth it if you can get it in the sale.
Posted: June 9
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16.0 hrs on record
Highborn presumably wouldn't appeal to hardcore TBS players, However, it is a decent bet (at least on sale) for those of us who sometimes just want to relax and listen to some music while playing a game, but who don't want to earn an advanced degree in the game's mechanics. I don't see myself replaying any levels after I have beaten them, but I am sure I will finish the chapters.
Posted: July 7
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.4 hrs on record
Overall this is a fun game. It's short, easy to play and fun to play through the first time. It has little replay value aside from some of the harder achievements, and one or two of them are actually quite brutal to get. The controls are fairly simple and there's not many spells or abilities to worry about. Some of the sounds effects will make you want to kill something I admit... looking at you Floyd. The game has a few AI issues like abusing hiding in trees and some strange targeting issues but for the most part the AI is easy enough to figure out and outplay. Don't go looking into this thinking you're going to get some amazing in depth Starcarft or Europa Universalis. You're not. You're going to get a cute light-hearted fun little time waster.
Posted: January 2
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