Bonfire is a delightfully gloomy tactical RPG about journey and failure, with a rapid turn-based battle system and heroes who care a little too much.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“First things first -- we aim for each build to work as a polished standalone release. That said, games with procedural generation can be expanded easily and benefit greatly from community involvment.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“No less than six months. but ultimately for as long as it's necessary to provide a satisfactory final product.”

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

“Complete game will include the full intended roster of playable hero classes, a proper ending to the story, as well as content and upgrades resulting from community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable in near-target quality with 5 out of 10 planned heroes available and around 25h of gameplay before you'll see most of the unique story and quest content.”

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

“The price will likely increase for the final version.”

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

“We have a strong vision for Bonfire as a whole, but intend to rely on the community for the exact direction and timeline of improvements. Especially when it comes to balance and expanding the depth of available tactical options.”
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About This Game

Bonfire is a bite-sized tactical RPG about journey and failure.


Hildie's world has collapsed. She and her group of heroic misfits journey through a desolate world that’s well past saving. Her quest to destroy the Faceless Overlord of the Mournfolk may be hopeless, but she's kinda into lost causes.

Bonfire is a procedurally generated, deeply tactical RPG with a rapid turn-based battle system and heroes who care a little too much. A game of plans that go sideways, crazy builds that somehow work, quick gameplay sessions, and a delightfully gloomy story that binds it all together.

RAPID TACTICS


Bonfire is all about complex strategy emerging from simple rules. The rapid turn-based battle system drops menu navigation in favor of contextual abilities and tactical item use. Each click is a move, each move is significant, and each encounter is a puzzle to solve.

JOURNEY


The gloomy world of Bonfire is procedurally generated. You'll travel to really depressing-sounding places, expand your arsenal of tactical options, meet a cast of rather odd survivors, and struggle to survive yourself. The game is designed for endless play, but its story actually goes somewhere. And yes -- there's even an ending.

EXPERIMENTATION


Making your own builds and party comps is where it's at! Bonfire classes are designed around subtle synergies to work in any possible combination. As your pool of available heroes, abilities and items increases, you'll be able to experiment with more and more interesting setups that don't fall under common RPG archetypes.

FAILURE


Bonfire is difficult. The challenge, however, doesn't come from spiteful RNG coin tosses. While you often have to make the best of a situation, success depends on your setup and tactical flexibility. Each decision is final, and each mistake may be fatal, but runs are bite-sized enough to allow for quick adjustments.

SHOWERS OF BLOOD & COINS


This honestly should be at the top of this list.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: If it can handle your operating system, it's enough
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Anything that can display a picture on a screen
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.11 or higher
    • Processor: If it can handle your operating system, it's enough
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Anything that can display a picture on a screen
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MacOS 1.14+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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