Acaratus is a turnbased tactical RPG set in a medieval steampunk world where you build and fight with your mechanized battle suits to help Adina free the people enslaved by the emperor Helios, their oppressor.
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“It is a game with a lot of moving parts and balancing is key in a game like Acaratus. We need the players help to do real testing and giving us feedback in multiplayer/skirmish. We want to make this game one of the better turn-based tactics games out there. The singleplayer campaign will be released as we work on it during early access”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It depends on the development and player feedback, but we are targeting to finish up the campaign, balancing and additional assets within 12 months.”

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

“Some of this will depend of course on the feedback and data we get from Early Access.
That being said we are planning on adding the full single player campaign with the 3 acts with additional battle levels, random side quests, attachments and cards.

Additionally we are continuing work on our balancing and unit customization in order to bring more fun unit creations to the players.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is still very early beta, what that means that features are in but not perfect so dont expect a finished game. It will include a multiplayer and skirmish mode (bot fight) and a tutorial with a sample of the singleplayer campaign in it to start with. We are still tweaking the features, adding new levels and additional attachments for units and we would be really happy to get the community involved and help shape this to something awesome!”

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

“Price of the game will not change when we leave early access.”

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

“Community is important for us. We are going to be heavily involved in the steam discussion forums. We will host some streams on our official twitch channel and have latest news through steam, twitter and facebook.”
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Recent updates View all (11)

June 24

Patchnotes 0.7.7

So summer is coming up and we are still in full swing because this game is set to be awesome (at least we hope so)

so here comes our summer/summersale patch!

MULTIPLAYER

  • Removed the temporary online popup for a real server browser
  • You can now host a server with your own custom name and settings, more settings and game modes will come shortly.
  • When you escape from the lobby you now get a dialog instead of instantly disconnecting from server.
  • Using the server browser you can join public, friend and lan games. The old join by IP is available as well.
  • The existing lobby scene will be updated more but for now we just added the ability for the host to kick people.
  • The public server list uses steam lobby system to work which means it will not be able to show ping, this may or may not be fixed in the future.
  • When you create a server you will be hosting it locally on your computer, dedicated servers are something we might look into later.

BALANCE
  • Increased the damage multiplier on the commander core from 200% to 300% to make them a bit more viable.

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May 29

Patchnotes 0.7.6

Time has come to shoot up another does of cool patchnotes. Note that this is a small patch but important. Next patch is planned to contain more content with story and additional levels and some features.

Here's whats in this patch:

BUGS
Fixed a crash issue caused by ui elements

GAMEPLAY

  • Working on new abilities that you can cast using your commander, in this first iteration you will be able to drop units from a transporter unit that your commander can summon.
  • You now see your class icon to the left on the screen and your enemy class on the right.
  • Commander abilities are listed on top of your class portrait if available.
  • You can only deploy units on your third turn.
  • NOTE: You must change your class to receive the new changes..

ARMORY
  • Added a special type of slot in your loadout that specifies that the unit will be deployed during battle.
  • All classes now have a deployable unit, this will be modified later when we have went through more balance tests.

KNOWN ISSUES
  • Deploying units does not pause timer
  • Still some ways to replenish troops in campaign without going to a town, this will be fixed shortly.

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About This Game

Acaratus is a turnbased tactical RPG set in a medieval steampunk world where you build and fight with your mechanized battle suits to help Adina free the enslaved people by the oppressing emperor Helios.

Story
Since the Valerian Conflict ended the land has been ruled by emperor Helios. A rich slave dealer called Adina unwillingly becomes the leader of a small rebellion against the oppression. She starts recruiting slaves to fight back against the regime and in the process setting an example for human rights.


Features
  • Deep tactical turn-based gameplay with medieval mechs
  • Explore a vast randomized map with random encounters and surprises.
  • Construct your battle suits with modular attachments.
  • Find collectable cards that fit your play style
  • Fight it out against other players in the battle arenas

Versions


(act one, two and three will be available as we finish them off and will be unlocked to everyone who bought the game)

Standard
  • The Game

Deluxe
  • DIgital Artbook
  • Soundtrack
  • The Game

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5 series or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Positive (7 reviews)
Recently Posted
rightlinear
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
At the moment it is very small scale but promising.
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LegendaryRin
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 16
The concept of the game is really good. Acaratus has a lot of potential and since it is still under development, surely it can be even better. I like the steampunk style that this game has and that you can build your own robots in it. One thing to point out for the future is that there will be saving option when you get further in the game, so that you don't have to start from the very beginning if you for example died. Also, sometimes you cannot see the whole screen as some texts ends up a bit outside which should be fixed. But other than that, I like Acaratus and I will be looking forward to when it's completely developed.
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lrdterwilliger
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 2
Acaratus has potential! Let's hope the Devs can do something deep & tatical with the Campaign. Weather, castle seiges and terrain penalities would be nice! Customizing is done well, the battle suits have a good variety of choices when it comes to weapons etc. If you like mechs, turn-based battles and building the ultimate killing machine, this game might be of interest!
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FridayBiology
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 27
The Valerian Conflict ended years ago with Helios the victors, they then crowning theirselves Emperor decreed that Battle suits the right of Helio and that no others should have them. The story begins with a slave and their master Adina, who are fleeing the punishment of hiding a battlesuit from Helios forces, now in order to survive they must fight back however their flight from penance stirs the warm coals of rebellion.

[Game]
Combat is turnbased with a timer defining your turns allowance, units each have stamina points with some movement or abilities using up stamina, You then have a card system with like a Chess version of Megaman the player can gain buffs, pales and abilitys to any unit on the board. With the sole purpose of victory or death as once entered there is no fleeing combat, which is something that I enjoy as simple mistakes suddenly require a tactical change of mind inorder to win.

Campaigns are generated with the world movement along a train map to encounters and events as generated.

Unit customisation is the main reason i love the game, your only allowed six total units to bring into combat however simply constructing a beastie with multiple steampunk/mechnoid bits and pieces is a dream concept and I'm glad that its been done right for this game, which almost makes me want to create 3d models to save my favorite designs.

This game is in early access and I'll be updating as the game updates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF_3az8Q4IA&feature=youtu.be&list=PLHYbNVicUJv65bsv3skeIxtmC8-Uw6wX-

[Pros]
The game is a Chess board design
Customisation of units allows builds to specialize or counter as player wants
WASD tube movement on worldmap (needs to be tutorial tip on first opening of world map)
Unit Appearance and abilities within combat.
Player can hover mouse over encounter token to see enemy units and terrain info.

[Cons]
no save and load feature (yet)
No deck size limit, after throwing one of everything I've still got cards?
Camera viewpoint changes and zoom/WASD controls are clumsy
World map can be cluttered in generation creates many short junction paths within a small region


Acaratus Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHYbNVicUJv65bsv3skeIxtmC8-Uw6wX-

GameGuide - http://www.acaratus.com/gameguide/
Dev Blog tumblr - http://nodbrim.tumblr.com/

Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/376410

Helpful? Yes No Funny
DrakkenRex
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 27
While this game is still very early in development, it has already proven to be a solid turn-based strategy game with plenty of customization revolving around quick skirmish style battles. It has a unique blend of component builds for units matched with a supportive action card system in battles, which gives it a novel approach to this genre of gameplay.

Pros :
- Quick matches make for easy time alotment
- Simple and streamlined UI makes for easy access to game elements

Cons :
- Still in early development, so expect the occasional bug along with feature changes over time (Campaign feels incomplete as well)
- Some information/details aren't fully refined yet, leading to occasional confusion over item/card abilities & usefulness
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 27
The Valerian Conflict ended years ago with Helios the victors, they then crowning theirselves Emperor decreed that Battle suits the right of Helio and that no others should have them. The story begins with a slave and their master Adina, who are fleeing the punishment of hiding a battlesuit from Helios forces, now in order to survive they must fight back however their flight from penance stirs the warm coals of rebellion.

[Game]
Combat is turnbased with a timer defining your turns allowance, units each have stamina points with some movement or abilities using up stamina, You then have a card system with like a Chess version of Megaman the player can gain buffs, pales and abilitys to any unit on the board. With the sole purpose of victory or death as once entered there is no fleeing combat, which is something that I enjoy as simple mistakes suddenly require a tactical change of mind inorder to win.

Campaigns are generated with the world movement along a train map to encounters and events as generated.

Unit customisation is the main reason i love the game, your only allowed six total units to bring into combat however simply constructing a beastie with multiple steampunk/mechnoid bits and pieces is a dream concept and I'm glad that its been done right for this game, which almost makes me want to create 3d models to save my favorite designs.

This game is in early access and I'll be updating as the game updates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF_3az8Q4IA&feature=youtu.be&list=PLHYbNVicUJv65bsv3skeIxtmC8-Uw6wX-

[Pros]
The game is a Chess board design
Customisation of units allows builds to specialize or counter as player wants
WASD tube movement on worldmap (needs to be tutorial tip on first opening of world map)
Unit Appearance and abilities within combat.
Player can hover mouse over encounter token to see enemy units and terrain info.

[Cons]
no save and load feature (yet)
No deck size limit, after throwing one of everything I've still got cards?
Camera viewpoint changes and zoom/WASD controls are clumsy
World map can be cluttered in generation creates many short junction paths within a small region


Acaratus Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHYbNVicUJv65bsv3skeIxtmC8-Uw6wX-

GameGuide - http://www.acaratus.com/gameguide/
Dev Blog tumblr - http://nodbrim.tumblr.com/

Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/376410

Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 27
While this game is still very early in development, it has already proven to be a solid turn-based strategy game with plenty of customization revolving around quick skirmish style battles. It has a unique blend of component builds for units matched with a supportive action card system in battles, which gives it a novel approach to this genre of gameplay.

Pros :
- Quick matches make for easy time alotment
- Simple and streamlined UI makes for easy access to game elements

Cons :
- Still in early development, so expect the occasional bug along with feature changes over time (Campaign feels incomplete as well)
- Some information/details aren't fully refined yet, leading to occasional confusion over item/card abilities & usefulness
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 2
Acaratus has potential! Let's hope the Devs can do something deep & tatical with the Campaign. Weather, castle seiges and terrain penalities would be nice! Customizing is done well, the battle suits have a good variety of choices when it comes to weapons etc. If you like mechs, turn-based battles and building the ultimate killing machine, this game might be of interest!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 16
The concept of the game is really good. Acaratus has a lot of potential and since it is still under development, surely it can be even better. I like the steampunk style that this game has and that you can build your own robots in it. One thing to point out for the future is that there will be saving option when you get further in the game, so that you don't have to start from the very beginning if you for example died. Also, sometimes you cannot see the whole screen as some texts ends up a bit outside which should be fixed. But other than that, I like Acaratus and I will be looking forward to when it's completely developed.
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Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
At the moment it is very small scale but promising.
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