Experience tactically challenging turn-based strategy in the hostile island world of Mantaria. Command a dynamic army of various unit types and classes to slay a dark and possessed undead army. Train forces into powerful warriors and fight fervently until the snake's head is at your feet!
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Very Positive (61) - 95% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 18, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have been working on Shields of Loyalty for a while. The core elements are now available and offer a full-fledged gaming experience. However, our goal is to develop the title into a unique experience among the Turn Based Strategy Games. We also have a whole range of great features and content that we want to implement to improve fun and replayability.

However, working with our community is much more important to us. Steam Early Access gives us the opportunity to integrate you into our world. With your feedback and input, we can create a final and worthy gaming experience together.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Even if we still work on details, sharpen some swords and axes, forge various armor and tailor robes, the core elements of the game have already been implemented. We have a stable version and will now gradually expand it with our visions and your feedback.

Update 01.NOV.22: during the development we've recognized further potentials, which we really would like to take over into a version 1.0. Some of theses ideas came from our great community and we want to thank you for all your feedback!
The EA phase will be postponed to the end of 2024! But we will be able to implement the complete planned scope and offer you a unique strategy experience!”

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

“We want to implement new functions and more content, such as new islands, factions, buildings and skills, to map the island world in its originally planned scope. The story in campaign mode should be told with all its facets and accompanied visually appropriately.

A very important feature that will be included in the full version is the multiplayer mode. We want to offer different modes for this.

In addition, we want to get the game started for both newbies and veterans alike.

The game should support more languages and include different localizations.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“A stable and performant version is very important for us. In advance we've tested and played Shields of Loyalty million times and optimized our QA process. The result is a smooth and flawless gaming experience

The player has the faction of the noble knight and one of the island worlds (called Darkwood) available. More playable islands and a second fraction will follow successively. A user-friendly map editor will also be available at a later date.

We will announce further content as early as possible.”

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

“Due to the planned final scope of the game, we assume that the price will probably have to be raised slightly after early access. We will inform you about this later.”

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

“As already mentioned, the input and feedback from our community are very important to us! This is the only way we can create a special gaming experience for all fans of the genre. We want to evaluate and answer all inquiries, ideas and suggestions. Even if we certainly cannot take all wishes into account, we do our best to integrate them into the planned scope. You can reach us via the game as well as on social media. We are looking forward to your ideas.

Thank you for being part of Early Access!”
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About This Game

Shields of Loyalty is a turn-based dark fantasy strategy game. It is set in a thematic 2D world inspired by a legacy of genre classics, enriched with great features and modern gameplay. Experience challenging TBS action with high replayability value on the island world of Mantaria as you lead your army victoriously from battle to battle!

Customize Your Army

Command one of several avatars with unique skills and auras. Train your units up to two times on the path to becoming stronger and more powerful soldiers.
Lead and manage troops through challenging missions while collecting artifacts to strengthen your forces. Discover specialized unit abilities and activate them wisely in the fight against the unholy brood.

Experience Tactical Depth

Utilize each avatar and hero's distinct auras to gain the upper hand in battle. Free "heroes of the old wars" and use their power and auras to your advantage!
Form strategically advantageous formations across the terrain to master challenges and overcome obstacles. Gather units into larger squads to fight against powerful enemies and withstand the onslaught of evil.

Explore Diverse Biomes

Face the undead army across several dynamic areas. Begin by infiltrating in the Darkwoods, a biome covered by forests, swamps, and rocky landscapes. Once you’ve succeeded, push forth into the Eternal Ice and brave a snowy tundra full of lethal traps. Finally, invade the hostile Lava Desert with danger and deadly enemies at every turn.

Navigate Environmental Effects

Survive randomly generated environmental effects such as lightning, storms, or meteorites. These events do not distinguish between friend or foe and will strike either army without mercy.


On your way to free the island world of Mantaria, make decisions that unlock certain levels and block others. Enter the battle again and again to experience all of the challenges!

Early Access

  • The Early Access version includes the first island "Darkwood", offering around five to six hours of gameplay.
  • Currently, play as the avatar "Aglovan the Noble" and experience the story from his perspective. Lead an army of different unit types and classes through the island world, skillfully using his strengths as the foreboding cavalry commander.
  • Train and equip your army! Upgrade each of your units to become stronger and more powerful followers, equipping them with a variety of mighty artifacts to improve their skills.

Road Ahead

  • After the Early Access start, we want to introduce you to the next island “The Eternal Ice” with nine brand new levels. Experience a new island in a landscape covered with snow and ice. New enemies, terrain types, events, artifacts and features await you.
  • A new avatar! Warlord Gormur enters the island world of Mantaria with his barbarian army. Relive the campaigns with Gormur and conquer level by level with his strong infantry and flight units!
  • More announcements will follow soon!

A special thank to all the great games that inspired Shields of Loyalty
  • Fantasy General
  • XCOM
  • Battle Isle
  • Panzer General
  • AMPLITUDE Studios Endless Legend
  • Panzer Corps
  • Panzer General
  • Heroes of Might and Magic / Might and Magic: HEROES

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit version)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 8 GB memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 8/10 (64 bit version)
    • Processor: Quad Core 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 16 GB memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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