A strategy RPG with time management, random events, vibrant proc gen characters, and emergent relationship-building. Uncover a sinister conspiracy; fight deep turn-based tactical battles; watch your characters grow together!
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Positive (26) - 92% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 25, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Together in Battle is heavy on procedural content; early access will allow me to build toward version 1.0 while adapting to player feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will release to version 1.0 in early 2025.”

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

“The full version is planned to feature a complete main story quest with hand-designed battles and many more random events, side quests, skills, and character background dialogue.

(I'd also like to commission updated character sprite art that better reflects individual character portraits, but whether that will be financially feasible depends upon how well the game sells.)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the time of Early Access launch, the game is feature-complete with all core systems working exactly as intended and the core loop firmly in place. The arena quest line is 50% complete, with more than a dozen regular battles and two league qualifier "boss" fights; the main quest line is approximately 15% complete with dialogue-driven cut scene events. The relationship sim systems are fully functional and there are several dozen random events and side quests currently in the game as well, most of them with alternate outcomes depending on player choices, the character(s) involved, or both. In total, I'd estimate the game already has enough content for 10-hour runs.”

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

“The game will cost approximately 25% less during Early Access.”

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

“I plan to check the Steam forums (and my own forums) regularly, replying to comments, reading player feedback, and taking on ideas that I think will benefit the game.”
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“The gameplay is tight, the writing is funny, and the procedurally generated characters are refreshing.”

“The myriad of different ways the game allows you to interact with and manipulate the terrain is absolutely brilliant. It adds a layer of depth to the genre that is absolutely mind-blowing.”
Adam the Fanatic

“[W]hile we already know the tactical layer is solid titanium, it’s the building on character growth and interplay that produces wildly differing experiences from player to player, play through to play through.”

About This Game

Together in Battle is a strategy RPG and team management game with vibrant characters, emergent relationship-building, and time management mechanics. Uncover a sinister conspiracy; fight deep turn-based tactical battles; watch your characters grow together.

You’ve arrived in the island kingdom of Dese with a secret mission to enter the gladiatorial games and find loyal fighters. Hunted by an imperial praetor, you must maintain a low profile even as you find yourself drawn into intrigues that will decide the fate of Dese itself.

Recruit and manage a team of fighters. Stay stocked on food, make payroll, and keep your team practicing. But beware: they have feelings! Let their friends fall in battle, and they may become depressed. Let morale fall too low, and you’ll risk resentment and desertion. Keep them happy, however, and they will grow close to one another, form fond memories, give nicknames–even share their combat skills! With skill and patience, you will emerge victorious…together in battle.

Each day, you'll have 2 Time Points to spend: you can fight in the arena, send characters away on quests, shop, recruit new allies, and more. At night, you'll return to camp and watch your character's personalities come alive as they talk, pursue their interests, and build relationships with one another! You're the boss--you get to decide how each day is spent. But your choices matter. To succeed, you'll want to make every day count.

Every character you recruit has distinct traits, personal histories, beliefs, hobbies, and secrets. These differences matter: a jokester may do funny impressions to boost morale; a hunter may boost your stocks with wild game; a baker may use food to produce cookies and cakes you can eat or sell; a gambler may visit bars around town and win money for you. Dancers are nimble; sailors are good swimmers.

Some characters are prone to depression; some, to self-doubt. Some self-soothe with long walks or prayer; others undertake long-term projects like growing vegetables, forging weapons, or writing novels. Learn what makes each character tick as they grow and form powerful bonds of friendship!

Fight battles that reward creativity and good positioning, not just lucky die rolls. With a deterministic core that never wastes your time, Together in Battle's turn-based tactical combat nonetheless features incredible depth:

  • Elevation: claim the high ground to boost your effectiveness and hinder the enemy's!
  • Knockbacks galore: shove and throw enemies into water, lava, and chasms; off of cliffs; or into each other!
  • Backstabbing: strike from behind to avoid counterattacks and score a huge damage bonus!
  • Destructible environments: bust down doors, blow up walls, hack through bushes, chop through barricades! If you can see it, you can smash it.
  • Defensive terrain: take up position in tall grass to gain a defense boost--or hack it down to deny that same advantage to the enemy.
  • Create new structures on the battlefield: build your own bridges and barricades; freeze water to form ice bridges; place explosives to detonate at an opportune moment; set traps for enemies to wander into (or just shove them in yourself).
  • Extreme turn flexibility: move a character, move a second character, then return to finish the first character's turn. An unlimited undo stack lets you redo it all if you don't like where everyone ended up!
  • Clever AI: face enemies that use the terrain to their advantage, take advantage of weak positioning, cut through barriers, and compete with you for item pickups.

You won't see everything Together in Battle has to offer in a single playthrough--or two. Every game offers a new experience. TiB includes:

  • 24 base classes with branching promotions for a total of 72 distinct character classes;
  • More than 175 skills;
  • 6 playable species;
  • Dozens and dozens of random events and side quests that can play out in multiple different ways;
  • A near-limitless variety of unique, procedurally generated characters;
  • Hundreds of thousands of possible procedurally generated weapons and pieces of armor, including unique and personal weapons;
  • A trainer you can use to shore up your characters' stats or even multi-class them;
  • A jobs board with randomized jobs you can hire characters out for to earn money;
  • A brilliant blend of procedurally generated arena battles and hand-designed side quest and plot battles!

Together in Battle also comes with a campaign creation suite to let you build your own full-fledged SRPG campaigns!

  • Build characters in the character creator!
  • Sculpt battlefields and place armies in the map editor!
  • Compose cut scenes in the cut scene editor!
  • Write branching dialogue trees for both battles and cut scenes using the dialogue editor!
  • Create new skills for your characters to use in the skill editor!
  • Craft new items and equipment for players to use in the item editor!
  • Need ideas? Let the game roll up full-fledged characters and battles for you to edit (or simply use as-is)!
  • Construct your own scripts, then assign them to items and skills for whatever custom effects you can dream up!
  • Mod support for custom music, sound effects, character classes, AI profiles, and more!

Together in Battle is set in the Telepath universe, and serves as a follow-up to 2022's critically acclaimed Telepath Tactics Liberated.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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