Dust and Salt is a text-based narrative adventure with a pinch of turn-based tactical battles which has you as the main hero leading your troops in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go and whom to form alliances with. Force your will with either diplomacy or through war.
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Release Date:
Jan 25, 2018

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April 21

Updated to v.1.2.0


I've tested as much as I could to make sure that the old version won't break but, please, let me know if you encounter any kind of new issues!

  • Added Steam Cloud integration!
    Share your story state and progression between your computers.

  • Added additional checkpoints.

  • Reworked checkpoints system!
    All checkpoints are now stored in the checkpoints vault which you can access from the chest icon at the top. Jump back and forth if you want to play all the possibilities without restarting the game.

  • Added transition between story and map.
    Added functionality to Center Player button (flag icon at the top) that will bring you to the map while in story mode. Clicking back on the player figure will open up the story.

  • Added new hints and tips.

  • Added explanation when selecting your troops that the amount of squads in a unit don't result in damage increase but rather in "HP" increase.

  • Fixed issue with tedious scrolling of text that was already seen when you resume game.

  • Fixed issue with dyslexic font rendering with too much white space.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me with constructive feedback and ideas.
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March 30

Updated to v.1.1.4

Fixed Paragon achievement max glory cap for perfect glory game. Reduced from 24 to 23.
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About This Game

Dust and Salt is a text-based narrative adventure with a pinch of turn-based tactical battles which has you as the main hero leading your troops in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world.

When his father is murdered and his village burned to the ground, a young warrior swears vengeance. He has to choose between force or diplomacy to forge new alliances and subdue his enemies. Will he get rid of the oppressors of this world or become an oppressor himself?

The game consists of a story text, a world map, and a tactical combat layer. On the world map you can choose to travel to different locations. The story text builds around the constant choices you make. Once you engage in battle the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as turn-based combat. Enjoy the vivid writings by the quill of the author Sycamore Bright.

  • Story is king. Rich, non-linear story that reminds of D&D with a "flair of battle". We’d describe it as a choose-your-own-adventure book that meets an RPG.
  • Tactical combats. This is not checkers, this is a grown-up combat simulation. Send your light-armored infantry, the Nameless Wolves, through the woods into the back of the enemy while your armored, hammer-wielding Nameless Bears stall the enemy attack.
  • Decisions matter. The narrative branches based on your choices. Your actions define and shape the world you experience.
  • Character development. Are your decisions black, white or gray? Will they lead to a better future for the Sin Lands or will you turn into a usurper?
  • Memorable personalities. Stand up to the cunning Lords of the Sin Lands in well-written interactive dialogues.
  • Art that gives more life to the whole story. Zoom-in on the world map and experience the detail of the artistic work.
  • You don’t pick abstract skills. Instead the choices you make at the beginning of the game define what abilities your character will learn.
  • Featuring a gorgeous Nordic soundtrack by acclaimed artist Mike Olsen a.k.a. Danheim.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 420 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS 10.10.5+
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Storage: 425 MB available space

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