Unravel the mystery of your grandfather's disappearance while preventing a terrible evil from destroying your island home. Tanzia is a single-player RPG that combines fast-paced strategic combat with elements of favorite classic RPGs in an open 3D world of magic and monsters.
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Apr 27, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're looking for final feedback on the quests and gameplay. We want to see what players beyond our current small test pool feel is too difficult, too easy, does and doesn't work in the story, etc.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access is planned to last about 8 weeks. You can take an early look at the game now and help us out by giving us your tips and feedback, or you can wait for the final release, or both!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The last few chapters will initially be unavailable in Early Access. The final chapters will be added during Early Access in approximately bi-weekly updates. The final chapter will NOT be added to Early Access and will only be available in the release version of the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is currently playable and very stable. The look and feel of the game are very close to what you can expect for the final release. All but a handful of features are in. Head to the website and view some of the videos in our streamer showcase to get an idea of how the game currently looks and plays!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We're trying to set it up so that Early Access customers get the "Deluxe" version of the game with the sound track and web comic for the price of the "Standard" version. After Early Access, the "Deluxe" version will cost more.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The best way to reach us is on the Steam discussion forums or on our Twitter or Facebook pages. The best way to help us out is to post your Let's Play videos with your ideas and commentary on Youtube. We've watched them all so far, literally hundreds! If you do a live stream, let us know ahead of time on Twitter and we'll most likely be there!”
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October 5

Comic books, ports, OMG! So much to do!

Hey everyone!

We have some big news we want to share with you.
First of all, the Steam version of Tanzia is coming along fine, we're finishing the ending area, working on some localizations and polishing the whole game so it looks awesome at launch.

Also, some news we're really excited about: Tanzia is also coming to the Nintendo Switch!

A very early mockup of what touch controls could look like on the Switch.

That also sadly means that the Steam version of Tanzia needs to be pushed back a little bit : (

We've been given the opportunity to launch on the Switch in the coming months, and to be able to make it, we need to focus 100% on that build. Since we're developing the game using Unity3D, improvements to the Switch version will also be reflected on the Steam build. So you'll see gamepad control improvements, faster loading and smoother scene transitions, higher frame rates, and more!

Pricing & Comic Books.
At first we planned on having a regular $15 edition of Tanzia, and then a $20 Special Edition with comic books and additional content, but we decided to include that comic book in-game as an unlockable (remember those bottles at the beach? Yeah, those will unlock the comic book in the future) and have a regular and beefier normal edition at $20.
So Tanzia for Steam and NIntendo Switch will be $20 at launch. However, as a thank you to the people supporting us right now, we're keeping the $15 price during Early Access!
So if you're on the fence about buying the game now or after the full launch, get it now and save $5. You can also tell your hipster friends you were into Tanzia before it was even launched, and that's priceless!

So here's today's news in bullet point form:

  • Tanzia is premiering on the Nintendo Switch!

  • The Switch version will make the PC version even better.

  • The PC version will need to be pushed back a little bit because of that : (

  • We're adding an awesome looking comic book as an in-game unlockable : )

  • The price is going from $15 to $20 at release. There's still time to get it at the discounted price during Early Access

  • Did I mention the comic book was drawn by our awesome artist Saige, who also did all the in-game visions and intro?

  • Also, bullet points are my favorite way of listing information.

Thank you everyone for being so patient and understanding!
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August 16

This is Getting Serious

So far you´ve been running around beautiful beaches with sunny skies, facing not so difficult enemies, sailing boats, having a breezy time... THAT'S OVER!

This update will finally let you open the mysterious courtyard door.
What will you find there? Death probably, but also a way into the Ancient Temple. So forget about those beautiful sunny beaches. This is the first step into the Skeleton King's lair, and nothing's going to be the same once you take it.

Stock up on potions, max your gear, level up and learn all the spells you can. You're going to need it all to survive!

Full changelog for build #3219 below:

8/16/2017 P4 #3219
-Open the Temple Ruins courtyard and The Ancient Temple.
-fix a bug preventing you from equipping fear with a gamepad.
-set quest items to disallow critical loot.
-redo collision on Bear Island so you can walk into the shallow beach areas.
-fix a bug where inventory counts sometimes are showing on empty slots due to UILocalize component overwriting empty text on UILabel.
-add missing reverb and fog volumes to library.
-fix portrait camera bugs on some mobs.
-add sound fx to doors and gates in Temple Ruins, Ancient Temple, and Great Volcano.
-collision optimizations for all mobs.
-pathing fixes and optimizations in Emuri Village.
-many optimizations to the scene graph.
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“I can only recommend that readers take a chance on this small but rich indie”
Serial Gamer

“I think you will find a pleasant little experience here. It’s fun to play, and feels satisfying to slowly earn new loot/powers, talk to new people, explore new locations as you progress through the game.”
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About This Game

Become the greatest shaman to ever lob a fireball. Retrace the steps of your Akazi ancestors to prevent your island home of Tanzia from being overrun by an ancient evil. Your elders will guide you, but it is up to you to master your skills and live up to your family’s legacy. An old-style RPG made with modern tech and set in a unique world, Tanzia combines elements of favorite classic action-adventure RPGs in an open 3D world full of magic and monsters.

Fight Fantastic Foes

As you venture deeper and deeper into the world of Tanzia, you'll face increasingly powerful creatures, from a lowly Akiri bird to the Skeleton King himself, with water spirits, giant spiders, zombies, corrupted beings and many more powerful creatures in between!

Discover the World of Tanzia

The island of Tanzia is completely open from the moment your adventure starts, you can get to discover and enjoy it at your own leisure, visit Turtle Beach, the Docks, the dangerous Emuri Village, the magical Lagoon, The Ruins of an ancient civilization and many more beautiful locations. Just make sure you're geared up & ready for the challenges you'll face along the way!

Learn Arcanity

Freeze your foes to make them slower, burn them to a crisp, root them in place! Learn different magic spells to deal with your enemies in creative ways, combine Arcanity with alchemy effects to become a one man army!

Master Alchemy

Heal, run faster, make your Arcanity spells more powerful than you can ever imagine! Mastering alchemy will be crucial in your quest to become the Hero of the Akazi stories.


  • Unique backstory and island setting
  • Main questline and optional quests to unlock more spells, items, and zones
  • Open combat system where exploiting combinations of spells, enemy weaknesses, and environment is encouraged
  • MMORPG-like controls with responsive movement to allow kiting and other emergent techniques
  • Steam stats and achievements
  • Steam Cloud savegames
  • Steam Trading Cards, Badges, Emoticons & Profile Backgrounds

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2500, AMD Radeon 5000 series, or GeForce GTX 8 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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