ORX is a new take on the well-known tower defense genre, blending mechanics of popular deck building and tabletop games to create a truly unique experience. Grow your castle, expand your domain, and take a stand against hordes of green-skinned attackers!
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Mostly Positive (517) - 73% of the 517 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 30, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“ORX is a complex game with a lot of intertwined gameplay systems. We couldn’t figure everything out perfectly from start to finish without constant feedback from you, our players - after all, we are making the game for you, not for ourselves. So Early Access appears to be a great solution for us as well as for you: you will get to play a fully functional and polished version of ORX a lot earlier, and we will be able to work on additional factions, cards, game modes and more with your feedback and suggestions in mind.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are going for a full release in about a year from now. According to our estimations, it will be enough to add everything we’ve planned to the game and to make it as fun and robust as we originally envisioned. But the work hopefully won’t stop even after the full release: we have a ton of ideas even now and probably won’t stop coming with new ones for a long time.”

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

“The full version will include 4 factions instead of the current 2, a meta-progression system (stay tuned to learn more about that), and a lot of additional content in general. We hope that the full release version will be the ORX that we dreamed of when we started this project. And it’s needless to say that our plan might change significantly depending on your feedback and suggestions.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game includes two fully-fledged factions with their own campaigns and a rogue-lite system of meta-progression. So, all of the core systems and mechanics needed for a great player experience are already there: from now on we are planning to focus on expanding the game further and adding variety to it.”

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

“Our current plan is to raise the price once, as the game leaves Early Access. Should the plan change, we’ll make sure to inform our current and potential community members in advance.”

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

“Our plan is to involve the Community almost every step of the way - we dedicate a big portion of our time to analyzing the player’s feedback and discussing the development process with them. If you would like to take part in shaping ORX, please consider joining our Discord server - there we are constantly discussing the development and our game design choices. You are always welcome!”
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“I’ve lost several evenings to it already, and lemme tall ya, RTS turtlers have never had it so good.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Orx is Carcassonne crossed with They Are Billions.”
PC Gamer

“One of the games that I’ve been looking forward to the most!”

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About This Game


Defend your lands and save your kingdom from the relentless attacks by a never-ending swarm of ORX!

ORX is part-tower defense, part-deck building card game, set in a beautifully drawn world of dark fantasy. Expand your territory, call soldiers to arms and fortify your castle with every card that you play!

As you progress through the game’s sprawling Campaign, you’ll unlock new cards for a grand total of more than 300 - all of which can be used to bolster your kingdom’s defenses. And with the powerful items, known as Artifacts, which can be found throughout the world, you can enhance your deck in game-changing ways!
Every level, tougher and more relentless enemies will assault your kingdom - and it’s up to you to pick the right strategy and rid your realm of the green-skinned menace once and for all!

  • The power is in your deck - Manage your gold wisely, grow your kingdom with Castles, Farms and Villages - all the while scouting out for Vaults with powerful rewards inside.
  • Play 2 different factions on launch - Each with their own unique set of skills and vastly different gameplay! Play as steadfast Rune Wardens or the more strategical and tactics-oriented Dune Reavers, with more playable factions coming later.
  • 4 hard hitting bosses to conquer - Take down the biggest and baddest to conquer and build across the war-torn lands. Each boss will greatly challenge your base-building skills!
  • Progression system – As you grow stronger and more skilled, so will your foes - new types of warriors and game modes will join the playing field.
  • Rogue-like style campaign - Four acts, with four different biomes and sub-biomes, and changing day-night cycles!
  • Face over 30 different enemies - Adapt your tactics clashing with vastly varying fiends - from grunts to ORX Heroes, armed with special skills to take down your Castle
  • Advanced difficulty modes - Conquered the Campaign? Take it to the next level with an even bigger challenge - test yourself in Ironman and Hard modes!
  • Share your stats - Compare your bases with other players, with your stats available for viewing and sharing!

Take Carcassonne, one of the most well-known tabletop games in the world, mix it with the ever-popular tower defense gameplay, and add the unpredictability of Slay The Spire’s deckbuilding roguelike mechanics - and you’ll get ORX!

Each level, players will build fortified castles in order to survive a relentless onslaught of enemies. Your deck is the key to your success in ORX - use the cards in your possession to build castle walls, pave roads, summon armed troops and strengthen your kingdom in many different ways!

Each card costs a certain amount of Gold - and while you earn a set amount of Gold over time, you can build Farms, Villages and other useful locations to increase your income and unlock the full potential of your deck! But remember, gold isn’t the only way to build up your realm - be sure to scout the nearby area for Vaults, containing powerful rewards.

But be warned - you only got a short amount of time before your kingdom gets rushed down by hordes of green-skinned monsters, getting angrier and more powerful, wave after wave! Gather the right deck, fortify your defenses, and think on your feet - that’s the key to standing tall against the never-ending hordes of ORX!


System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4670 or AMD FX-6350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a discrete graphics card. Performance on Intel UHD graphics not guarantied.


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