A Legionary's Life lets you play as a Roman soldier during the years of the Second Punic War and beyond. Rise up through the ranks and win prestigious awards or just focus on making it home in one piece; it's up to you.
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Mixed (21) - 66% of the 21 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 19, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access will provide an irreplaceable opportunity to reach a wider audience. Though most of the development is done, the community's feedback is a vital resource to polish and improve the gaming experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It's my intention to release the full game within a few months.”

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

“I plan to include three more parts set during the Second Macedonian War with new enemies, equipment, battles, random events and a more satisfying ending. I have also designed and prepared more Steam Achievements.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The early access version contains the first eight parts of the game out of eleven planned. It concludes with the end of the Second Punic War. After the last battle, your character will retire and receive a nice score bonus. The feature allowing players to build improved characters based on how well their most successful ones performed is already in place and working.”

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

“No price changes are planned when A Legionary's Life leaves early access.”

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

“I will check the Steam discussions forum for feedback and opinions. Of course, I can't promise I will follow every suggestion, but I will give some thought to everything that is said. Also, bug reports are greatly appreciated.”
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April 19

Early Access is now available!

Version 0.9.3 is out, and with it the long awaited Early Access begins.

The game follows closely the events of the Second Punic War from a Roman conscript soldier's point of view, but there are also many random incidents and encounters. A further campaign set in Macedonia is planned for the full version.

The turn-based combat system is quite complex under the hood, but it's easy to learn and interpret thanks to ever-present indicators and tooltips.

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About This Game

A Legionary's Life lets you play as a Roman soldier during the years of the Second Punic War and beyond. Rise up through the ranks and win prestigious awards or just focus on making it home in one piece; it's up to you.

This is a unique single-player game with RPG elements, extensive usage of attribute and skill checks, a turn-based combat system involving many variables (including morale, reach, confined space and high ground) and a touch of roguelike features. Among them, permadeath. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it means you'll have to start over if your character dies; but don't worry: the game is designed to be replayable and you'll see only a fraction of it in each run. Also, you'll be able to spend points on your next legionary based on how well your most successful characters performed.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: Any CPU with SSE2 instruction set support: Intel Pentium 4+, AMD Athlon 64+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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