The gears of the economy are oiled with magic. Build colonies, connect them with lasers, discover new tech and terraform a hostile moon. Enchanted items will be useful when encountering monsters, but magic tools are not just flashy weapons. They are the fuel which makes wealth and resources flow.
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Why Early Access?

“There are three main reasons for Scorchlands to go early access: content, feedback and polish.
While the game is currently in a good state content—wise, we still wish to expand it by adding things that will make the game worth returning to, repeatedly.
It's also important to get to know the opinion about what the game feels like from the larger audience. That type of feedback is priceless and implementing the players clues will make our game even better.
We also want to improve the already existing mechanics and make them as intuitive as possible, especially at the later stages of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're planning to spend one and a half year in early access.”

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

“Our main focus during the early access is to add even more content to the game. This includes the basics like biomes and progression tiers, but we also plan to introduce extra depth to the game by adding completely new features.
We'll also add quality—of—life improvements that will assist players both in early— and late game.
Another important thing is of course to finalize the story of the game and add more things to do for players to do after its completion."”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We've got 4 tiers of progression, each coming with a biome, multiple technologies, a combat unit, and a bunch of resources to produce.
In total we're at 4 biomes, 20+ buildings, 50+ technologies, 30+ resources and 4 combat units.
There is also a lighthearted story that accompanies the player throughout the game, but keep in mind that it's not finalized as of now.”

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

“There is a possibility that the price of the game will increase after leaving early access as we ship new content and features.”

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

“Getting to know what the players think about the game is extremely important to us. We're planning to set up a direct way of communication through Community Hub on Steam. We'll be also lurking and listening to what people have to say on other social media and keeping people updated with every content update we introduce.”
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About This Game



🎵♪ Fly me to the moon
let me play among its rocks
let me see what spring is like
in lumberhuts and mines 🎵♪

Who says magic and science don’t go along? The birdfolk of Giwi are curious explorers and inventors - what better way to satisfy scientific curiosity than an expedition to the moon?



The volcanic satellite, Helia, is filled with resources, so the daring explorers will not only discover new magical technologies but also harvest riches and establish colonies. Great discoveries aren’t easy to come by - the moon’s surface is full of dangerous creatures waiting to fight for their habitat. The Giwi will have to use magic not only to fend off any predators, but also to sustain their economy with arcane lasers allowing them to handle resource logistics by connecting all colonies into an industrial web.

To fully discover the mysteries of Helia players will have to establish multiple colonies on the moon’s surface, discover new tech and magic, terraform the hostile environment and fight against local creatures.

Scorchalnds is a game in which you manage production of fantastic resources on a foreign, volcanic moon.

Key game features:

  • Hex grid-based city-building – construct various buildings in your colonies. Each structure's productivity depends on neighboring resources and other constructions.
  • Complex resource management – it’s not only about extracting materials. Scorchlands takes account of logistics – the movement of resources between colonies and combining them in robust processing chains. And yes, we move resources using LASERS!
  • Terraforming for the greater good – use magic and technology to change the biomes on procedurally generated maps and exploit the new environment to gain its unique resources
  • Technology designed to give fun – there’s no fun in a sandbox if you don’t have the toys to play with. The technology system in Scorchlands is key for player progression and new discoveries open up new ways to play with the game world
  • Minimalistic combat system – when you get into a fight, positioning will be the key. Destroy your enemies by surrounding them and placing your forces in optimal locations.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 x64
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: System requirements may change during the development of the game.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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