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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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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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November 15

Coming Soon: New Unique Armors

Along with three new dungeons, each with their own unique boss monster encounter, our upcoming Forsaken Crypts expansion also includes a ton of new endgame weapons and armors for you to loot, unlock and craft. Among these new items are three new sets of items, each tied to the various themes of the new dungeons. Pieces of these extremely powerful sets can be earned only by completing a dungeon and defeating its ruling boss monster; you’ll have to complete the dungeons multiple times if you want to collect the entire set!

Dracul Armor Set

This smoldering armor harnesses the power of the ancient volcano that turned the immaculate Dragon’s Heart Citadel into an uninhabitable inferno thousands of years ago. Recovered from the deepest part of the immense lava drift that threads its way through the Citadel’s narrow passageways, this armor provides a hefty amount of defensive capability.

Pyrant Armor Set

Tthe Pyrant set exudes an inexplicable aura of coldness, yet provides an oddly warming sensation when worn by its owner. Dropped by the icy demonic presence that resides at the extreme depths of the Blood Soul Citadel, this armor set will often confer a variety of stat bonuses to the wizards who are strong enough to acquire it.

Helios Armor Set

The transcendent power that pulsates from this glorious set of unique armor could only have come from the massive twin Phoenixes who have found a home for themselves in the Phoenix Spirit Citadel. Only those who can defeat these indomitable creatures may don this protective set and wield their power heavenly power.
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November 13

Coming Soon: The Forsaken Crypts Expansion

Millennia before your seemingly inexplicable arrival in the hallowed land of Ignus, an organization of ancient and powerful Wizards ruled the realm as unchallenged Kings. The kingdoms they ruled over were grandiose and massive. As a sign of loyalty by the common folk, enormous and elaborate Citadels were constructed to honor the benevolent a merciful rulers. Each of these Citadels were specifically tailored to their respective ruler’s needs and personal preferences.

These times have long since passed, and the Citadels have fallen into disrepair as their caretakers have declined into obscurity. Now overrun by savage monsters, twisted by centuries of exposure to the residual magic energy left in the Wizards’ absence, the formerly intricate and palatial fortresses have become safe havens for terrors the likes of which you have not yet encountered in your tenure as a student of the Arcane Arts.

The reason for the reemergence of these dungeons is unknown, but it is said that whoever can unravel their mystery and banish the monsters that haunt their halls will find glory and fortune of an unparalleled nature. Gear up, rally your allies, and keep your wits about you. Fortune and glory awaits only the strongest and most courageous!

Phoenix Spirit Citadel

The winding tunnels of this once pristine white marble palace have been ravaged by the passage of time. Extremely powerful Sprites – much larger in size than the typical specimens commonly found in Ignus – have left their mark by erecting massive statues and forging a tepid environment compatible with their mystic inclinations. Any Wizard brave enough to enter their domain should expect to be met with extreme resistance.

Those who make it deep into the heart of this dungeon, then claw their way back out to the resplendent main courtyard will find themselves face-to-face with a gruesome pair of powerful enemies. Two massive Divine Phoenixes lay dormant, waiting to destroy any man or beast with an eye to steal their precious treasures. Will you survive the encounter and recover the unique artifacts they guard with their lives?

Dragon’s Heart Citadel

Somewhere in the countless centuries between the end of the reign of the Wizard kings and your arrival here on Ignus, a massive volcanic disturbance shook the land and shattered the once beautiful stone city of the Dragon’s Heart Citadel. The city’s meticulous architecture has been fractured and collapsed, and the surrounding mountain vistas are now replaced by valleys of bubbling lava, jagged stones, and a host of migrant dragons drawn to the region’s endlessly simmering heat.

After thousands of years immersed in the hot, harsh environment, the dragons have become resilient beyond anything ever previously seen. One Dragon in particular has emerged as the alpha-drake; This enormous, armor-plated beast rules dominant over his brethren, guarding a hoard of exquisite artifacts recovered from before the great calamity that brought ruin to the Citadel.

Blood Soul Citadel

In contrast to the boiling inferno of the Dragon’s Heart Citadel, the Blood Soul Citadel saw a rapid change of environment in the opposite direction. The rustic fortress once enjoyed a temperate, comfortable climate, but is now uninhabitably frigid and encased in jagged ice. This shift, much like the one in the Dragon’s Heart Citadel, created an inviting habitat for all kinds of horrible creatures: Abominations, Deathweavers and various undead entities have swarmed to the icy retreat.

Unlike the Dragon’s Heart Citadel, which has a clear and reasonable explanation for its sudden shift in temperature, scholars cannot come to a clear agreement about why the Blood Soul Citadel so suddenly and so dramatically adopted its glacial climate. One of the many theories posits that an icy demonic presence has emerged deep in the bowels of the castle. Pray that this is not the case, dear Wizard, for a beast capable of such gross temporal manipulation must be of immense and unfathomable power.

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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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