This massive online sandbox RPG features elements of magic, spellcasting, building, exploring and crafting. As a newly minted apprentice of the magic arts, you will set off to the dangerous world of Ignus. Tame mighty beasts, forge alliances, explore uncharted territories or fight for dominance!
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Release Date: Jul 26, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Have you ever dreamed of wielding untold magical powers? Have you caught yourself fantasizing about battling legendary monsters and plundering mysterious, treasure-filled caves? Does the idea of taming dragons and using them to rain fiery death upon your enemies, human or otherwise, make you giggle with delight? For us, all of the above is true – this is why we set upon creating Citadel!

Our primary goal with Citadel is to craft a massive, ambitious fantasy sandbox game in partnership with you, the community. Having a clear line of communication with our players is a top priority, and we plan to use Early Access as an opportunity to build and maintain a relationship of transparency and collaboration. Your feedback will be used to influence the implementation of everything from new gameplay features and content to refining and re-balancing existing mechanics.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate the Early Access process lasting between 8 -12 months, with a full launch planned for early 2018.”

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

“We’ll be using the Early Access period to rapidly update the game with new content, bug fixes and stability improvements so that we are fully prepared for our full launch in the future. We already have a laundry list of planned content, but our number one source of new ideas will be the community. Simply put, we want to make the game you want us to make.

New content you can look forward to includes:

  • A unique in-game feedback system to allow faster implementation of community requested features
  • Many more staves, wands, gauntlets and melee weapons to equip and fight with
  • Tons of new creatures like living-tree Forest Guardians, deadly Cultists and many more
  • More spells including summoning creatures and companion possession
  • More potions and trinkets with a variety of new bonuses for you to loot and craft
  • Increased selection of clothing and armor to provide more character customization
  • Expanded building options including new material types and magical structures
  • A more dynamic world with additions of large world events and dynamic weather
  • Greater expansion of the House system to further incentivize group play and encourage House vs House warfare
  • Modding support will be added in the future

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version represents Citadel’s foundation, and includes a strong offering of features and content right out the gate. Some features will need to be fleshed out and polished over time, but we made a conscious decision to not pursue Early Access until we decided everything was in a playable and enjoyable state. We want to work with you guys to build up from this point, using your input to guide the direction of the game’s development.

Content available in our Early Access launch includes:

  • 36 square kilometers of land with caves, dungeons and enemy camps to explore and loot
  • A large variety of skills and crafting recipes to be earned and unlocked across 60 player levels
  • A selection of spells with a variety of functions including combat, beast taming, telekinesis and resource harvesting
  • A robust and flexible structure building system with hundreds of structural pieces and magic enhancements
  • A wide swath of enemy creatures to fight, tame and mount
  • Ability to freely fly by means of broomsticks, potions and beast taming
  • A dynamic loot system providing near infinite variety among item drops
  • A House system allowing for player alliances and large-scale team play

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

“While the price for the final, feature complete version of Citadel is still being determined, we are offering a discounted price for those gamers buying during its in-developer Early Access phase.”

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

“We’ve made it a priority to embed our philosophy of community collaboration right into the game. Shortly following the launch of Early Access, we will be introducing a system whereby players can vote within the game on features they’d most like to see added to Citadel. This will allow us to consistently address player wants and help have the game’s development be driven by the community in a significant way.

We are also committed to actively participating in the community on a variety of forum and social media platforms, gauging player reactions to new content and listening closely to what our fans want to see from us in future updates. Community feedback will be a huge part in guiding the future of Citadel, and we want to ensure that we are always delivering the experience you want.”
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July 20

Feature Highlight: Flight

Welcome to today’s Feature Highlight! During the run-up to our Early Access launch on July 26th we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the fantastic features that make up Citadel: Forged with Fire. Keep checking back for more in-depth gameplay reveals!

Take To the Skies
I pose to you a simple question: Why walk when you can fly?

An important thing for us in creating Citadel was ensuring that powerful, magically adept players feel powerful. We didn’t want the difference between level 2 and level 20 to be moderate damage increases on generic fireball spells; Growing in experience should feel significant, and flight is one of the many things we added to make sure this was the case.

There are three main ways you can achieve flight in Citadel: magical broomsticks, tamed airborne companions like dragons and giant eagles, or potent flight elixirs. Each method has its pros and cons, and will be more accessible to different players depending on the path you take as you level up.

You See This? This… Is My Broomstick!
One of the most accessible means of flight is the broomstick. Though you will have to reach a certain level to custom-craft your own, it is not uncommon to loot one while adventuring in some of the more dangerous areas in the game.

Once equipped, broomsticks allow you to easily begin flying with the press of a button. Agile and highly maneuverable, broomsticks are the perfect mode of transportation for exploring or getting from point A to B. Just keep an eye on your mana; convenient though they may be, flying with a broomstick requires the use of your magical essence. You’ll want to stock lots of mana restoration items like herbs and potions if you’re planning on a lengthy trip.

Riding High
Another much more difficult option for achieving flight is taming and mounting a winged creature. You’ll be able to unlock the Pacify spell once you’ve gained some considerable experience, but doing so is only half the battle. Not only will you have to find an opportunity to get close enough to an airborne beast to use the spell, but you’ll also have focus it on the monster for long enough for the effect to take hold. As you can imagine, Dragons are not keen to be tamed, so expect a struggle.

Despite being a lot of work to attain, winged mounts are a major step up from basic broomsticks. Let’s face it: riding a Dragon is a hundred times cooler. You will be able to fly without depleting your mana, and some winged mounts are even able to launch unique attacks.

Finally, players who have used their experience and knowledge to research the appropriate alchemic recipe can craft flight granting potions. Once the required ingredients have been collected and the potion has been created, you can consume it to experience unrestricted flight without the aid of broom or beast. You are liberated to move freely in all directions without the burden of maintaining our mana pool or mounting and dismounting a large creature.

Of course, there’s always a downside. Like broomsticks, do draw from your pool of mana. If you’re 50 feet in the air when your mana runs dry, well, you know what to expect. Be mindful of this limitation and use flight potions in special situations rather than as a regular means of flight.

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July 19

Available July 26 for $24.99! Public Beta on July 22nd!

Get ready to slay demons, tame dragons and build castles! We're thrilled to announce that Citadel: Forged with Fire is releasing July 26th for $24.99 USD!

We want to share our overwhelming excitement by announcing that our next beta test will now be much, MUCH larger than previously indicated. We'll be giving out tens of thousands of keys to try and get just about everyone who has signed up into the game on Saturday, July 22nd!

If you haven't signed up yet for the beta go ahead and hit up the form on and we'll see you in-game!

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About This Game

Citadel: Forged With Fire is a massive online sandbox RPG with elements of magic, spellcasting and inter-kingdom conflict. As a newly minted apprentice of the magic arts, you will set off to investigate the dangerous world of Ignus. Your goal: create a name for yourself and achieve notoriety and power among the land’s ruling Houses.

You have complete freedom to pursue your own destiny; hatch plots of trickery and deceit to ascend the ranks among allies and enemies, become an infamous hunter of other players, build massive and unique castles, tame mighty beasts to do your bidding, and visit uncharted territories to unravel their rich and intriguing history. The path to ultimate power and influence is yours to choose.

Welcome to the magical world of Ignus: a 36 square kilometer landmass of sweeping plains, dense forests, craggy mountains, festering swamps and frozen tundra. Leave no stone unturned as you explore dangerous caves and ancient ruins to recover powerful artifacts and uncover a rich history spanning thousands of years. Embark on a journey across the land to find the perfect place for you and your allies to call home.

Master a diverse range of powerful spells. Use the Extract spell to quickly harvest the world’s bountiful resources, bring meteors down from the heavens with Conflagration, or lift and throw an entire castle with Telekinesis. Discover your conduit of choice among a huge selection of mystic wands and staves, magically imbued axes, swords, maces and hammers, and enchanted gauntlets.

Align your efforts with fellow Warlocks to create a mighty House. Create an internal hierarchy of power, design and plant your own House flag, share your resources to build huge castles and team up to hunt legendary creatures. Wage war with opposing Houses or hatch plans of deceit and trickery to cause internal chaos and ascend the ranks within your own.

Use the Pacify spell to tame ferocious creatures and amass an army of minions. Tamed companions will gain experience and grow with you as you travel the world and triumph in battle. Siege an enemy fortress with a horde of savage Orcs, ride Horses and Direwolves to quickly traverse the vast landscape, or rain fiery death upon your enemies from the back of a Dragon!

Construct your Dream Castle using hundreds of structural pieces found within a flexible and easy-to-use building editor, or take advantage of the dynamic destruction engine and crush someone else’s. Enhance your fortress with magical structures like defensive shields, attack towers, mana pools and respawn stones. Unlock new fortification materials and building features as you level up: with so many materials and pieces to work with the only limit is your imagination.

Are you an old, bearded and wise Warlock or are you a young, ambitious and strong-willed Mage? Create your own style with a huge variety of clothing and weapon options. Discover a near limitless variety among these items’ stats with Citadel’s rich and deep loot generation system; every loot pull is different and ensures that fighting monsters and exploring dungeons is a constantly rewarding and memorable experience.

Why walk when you can fly? Use your Wizardly prowess to take to the skies. Enjoy the convenience of a custom-crafted broomstick, tame and mount airborne companions like dragons and giant eagles, or use alchemy to concoct potent elixirs allowing flight without the aid of beast or broom.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or better
    • Processor: 2.0GHZ or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 950 equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 or better
    • Processor: 3.0GHZ or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
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