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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.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2013
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“A Marriage of Winning TBS and High Fantasy Parody!”
4.5/5 – toucharcade

About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
227 products in account
3 reviews
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 2nd, 2014
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
320 products in account
1 review
3.2 hrs on record
I put this game right in the middle of "yes" or "no", because it depends on how much you like SRPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics. If you've played Grotesque Tactics, this game is quite similar but even more simplified, with no leveling up or inventory management. Also, wow, the "humor" is even worse - if you can believe that.

It's not quite as buggy as GT is/was, but there are still some technical problems with it. On the larger maps, the framerate starts to crawl because of the number of units, I suspect because the game isn't quite optimized. There's no music during gameplay, and the sound design leaves a lot to be desired (though I did get a chuckle when I heard the wilhelm scream). Graphics are quite bland, barely passable.

That said, it does scratch the itch a bit just like Grotesque Tactics did. If you've played through Final Fantasy Tactics enough times to really look for something else, you could find worse. If you're a hardcore turn-based tactics fan who likes a lot of depth to their strategy, this game doesn't have it. If you like something light on the tone and challenge, or can get this game really cheap, then give it a look.
Posted: January 28th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
72 products in account
22 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Well, i can't recommend this game.

It's not that it is bad. The graphics are ok, the sound too. The gameplay is a bit like final fantasy tactic, but the tactics are waaay easier and too simple, the story is dull and i don't know, i just find it boring to play.
I tried to put some hours into it thinking it gets better later, but i could not get farter than a few hours before i was through. I don't think i'll get back to it again, too many other really fun games to play!
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
118 products in account
9 reviews
6.7 hrs on record
Cute comedic strategy game. Can get boring at times, but still a light-hearted enjoyable little game.
Posted: December 30th, 2013
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16 of 32 people (50%) found this review helpful
734 products in account
11 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Tactical phone game with limited depth. If you like "light strategy" with "cheap humour", then this is for you.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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