This "rogue-like Viking simulator" is an adventure at sea with epic tactical battles and dungeon-crawler elements. Conscript your warriors and prepare for a new raiding season!
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Positive (28) - 96% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 24, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“In the early stages of development (even when our game was still a concept), we've taken player consideration seriously. It is our vision to launch a game that is simple, yet challenging to play. Early Access is the fastest way to achieve just that!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Iron Tides will become fully available in Winter 2017. However, we reserve the right to delay our launch to 2018 should the community request additional features -- no matter how you look at it, it's not a long to go, and we're excited to work with everybody and push out new patches/updates along the way.”

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

“The full version includes a bundle of new battlefields, more chance encounters, additional enemy factions, and a few new characters. Our vision is to provide a complex rogue-like experience that balances challenge, variety, and consequence.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Iron Tides has over 10 hours of game play; this has been meticulously tested so that you are ready to jump into the boots of a Viking Chieftain. We are working with our community to release new content, and will continue to do so until the final version is complete. Iron Tides has enough content to keep you going, and we're here to listen if you think otherwise.”

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

“Get our Early Access discount before Full Launch! We know investing into an incomplete project is far from ideal but rest assured, we will be adding content and working with you to polish your experience. We hope our EA discount invites more players to download our game; please note the price of Iron Tides will increase after we leave Early Access. Make sure to read our frequent updates as we finish development.”

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

“We plan to stay in constant two-way contact using monthly updates through Steam and our own Iron Tides website. We encourage the community to participate in polls and surveys, how you respond will benefit the future of our game. :)

We're also on the hunt for partnerships with press and streamers. Please send us a private message if you'd like to help us out.”
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January 1

Happy New Year!

Hail Chieftains,

Much has happened over the course of 2017, and our Crash Wave Games team want to extend a special thank you to all of our players! Throughout the year your feedback has helped inspire changes like the model redesign of the Valkyrie, and get bugs that you have caught fixed. Keep in contact with us on twitter and in the Steam Discussions for updates, known bugs, and to give us your feedback.

Our latest patch has several fixes:
  • Fixed bug with click sounds playing on options window initialization.
  • Fixed bug with missing options panel reference in battle editor.
  • Added a few more side quests to the 3rd region, and a random great barge battle.
  • Changed some shipwreck encounters that couldn't be completed without picking up a viking.
  • Fixed a minor bug where all the vikings would play victory animations after killing a golem.
  • Fixed a UI bug: fire up skill was causing the character details window to show a regular crit chance of 100%.
  • Doubled damage from bleed effects. Figured it should be stronger since the damage can be avoided.
  • Achievements fix to battles won. Go out and show the world what type of leader you are with the “Warlord” achievement!

Looking Ahead
We’ve got big plans for next year! Features like more playable areas, questlines, and Vikings are all in the works. We know you want to get your hands on this content and we can’t wait to share it with you. Please stay tuned for more updates from us in 2018! We’ve been working hard on getting this game finished and your help and support will ultimately make it successful. We’re thrilled to have you with us as we continue to build what we believe is a great game and community!

Stay Ruthless and See you in 2018!
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November 30, 2017

The Third Region v1.69

Hail Warriors,

What lurks on the horizons of Iron Tides? A faction of Stone Shapers are guarding the next region and are ready to crush your Vikings in a moment’s notice. Be warned, wise Chieftains, these enemies are not to be under estimated. Find out who their leader is and take them out before their ancient magic overpowers you.

New Region Edition v1.69
  • 6 new enemy types have been added to your adventure.
  • One new boss waits at the end of the third region.
  • 3 main quests have been added to the Stone Shapers’ story.
  • 3 new side quests have also been added to the Stone Shapers.

Videos and Reviews
We feel inspired by the love we get from fans of the game, and we'd like to partner with those who have mastered Iron Tides. If you are a streamer, video editor, or person who thinks they know a lot about video games, we are asking you to:
  • Make the Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Iron Tides.

What does this mean?
You are the star of your own game guide! Send us your videos or reviews of Iron Tides showcasing the fastest way to master the game.

What you could win:
You could be immortalized in a statue found in the ruins of the Iron Tide seas, and also receive a free copy of Iron Tides!

The rules are being hammered out, so stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Stay ruthless!!!
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“Everything in Iron Tides seems to scream brilliant game design.”
9/10 – Strategy Gamer

“ and engaging...”
8.5/10 – Hey Poor Player

“ entertaining experience...”
8.5/10 – Indie Haven

About This Game

In Iron Tides, you are a Chieftain who survives the anger of the gods. The fury of the sea is against you in an experience designed to challenge your mind. With your steadfast crew, engage in quick turn-based battles and take every piece of loot your ship will hold.

Game Features:
  • A World Without End: Explore a hand-crafted ocean full of danger and chance encounters. Choose your battles carefully and stay vigilant.
  • Diverse Battlefields: Keep your wits about you as you fight the various denizens of the Iron Tides across broken ruins, ancient temples, and the decks of warships.
  • Encounters Upon the High Seas: Explore dusty ruins, bribe corrupt enemy garrisons, and haggle with lost merchants. Build your own story through narrative encounters with multiple solutions. Will you take the effort to plunder statues when your warriors only want food?
  • A Place to Call Home: After a successful voyage, return to your stronghold of Norhaven. Purchase newly available wares, recruit new warriors, and plan the next raiding season.
  • No Two Vikings Exactly Alike: Each viking has four abilities drawn from a pool of seven. In addition, each warrior has a unique, procedurally generated upgrade path, allowing for a diverse range of possibilities.
  • Dead Warriors Live Only In Memory: The halls of Valhalla sing with glory as each Viking meets their end. Unfortunately for you and your crew, your lost warriors will not come back and help on the next raid.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.4 GHZ dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2 GHZ quad core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 1.4 GHZ dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Discrete GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 2 GHZ quad core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB Discrete GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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