Live By The Sword: Tactics is an unashamedly old school tactical RPG with modern gameplay ideas. Set after the fall of the land, you control two brothers who must traverse the kingdom to stop it from falling back into the darkness of conflict. Single Player and Multiplayer game modes available.
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Positive (14) - 85% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 23, 2021
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our studio is quite small, the goal of a full launch was something we wanted to achieve but as we got closer and closer to the summer we reassessed and saw to meet that goal we would have to cut features. We didn't want to do that and after a talk with everyone we decided early access would allow us to deliver the game we want to the players and not sacrifice on quality. It also enables us to receive feedback from players while we are still in a development state to make meaningful changes.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We don't have an approximate time limit or specific dates. We have a few major milestones planned and are documented on our community page for the public to see. If we had to put a guess, I would say finished in spring 2022.”

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

“When E.A starts players will have access to a select few game modes. These are Online Quick Match Multiplayer, Custom Games with friends online and local, Player vs Computer Skirmishes, then lastly the Tutorial.

Through E.A we will be adding in Adventure Mode, our roguelike mode that takes the core gameplay but adds new challenges. Characters will suffer perma death if killed in battle, items can be purchased, new characters can be recruited and more.

Next we will be adding in our Board Builder Mode, this will allow you to design a board however you wish, share it with your friends and play games on it.

Lastly we will be adding in Story Mode featuring all the characters in the game as they go on a journey while the story unfolds in front of the player. When Story Mode releases we will also be releasing Ranked Online Matchmaking. When all of these features are out and in the game then the game will be considered officially released.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“When E.A starts players will have access to a select few game modes.

Online Quick Matchmaking - You just need to press a button and will be matched up with another player to play against them in the game.

Custom Games - With this you can invite a friend to play a game with you over the internet or set one up to play locally.

Player vs Computer Skirmishes - Test your skills against our AI in these 5v5 or 3v3 game types.

Tutorial - Learn the basics of the game and experience the very first part of the story.

Act 1 for Story Mode - The first act of our Story Mode is now available.

Tactician Mode - These are encounters with unique rulesets or goals. You are judged on how efficient you can be when solving them.”

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

“During E.A. we will have a discount. After full release we will evaluate and see.”

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

“We've launched a Discord server for players to join and speak directly to developers and have their questions asked. We have also laid out a guideline of our E.A. on the Steam community page. Finally, we have included the ability for players to instantly send in feedback or bug report while playing the E.A. game so they are a key part of the process.”
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Live By The Sword: Tactics is an unashamedly old school tactical RPG with modern gameplay ideas. Set after the fall of the land, you control two brothers who must traverse the kingdom to stop it from falling back into the darkness of conflict. It’s a journey that will test their brotherly bond and the player’s tactical skills as they form a team and go on this heroic quest.

Multiple Game Modes
Live by the Sword: Tactics features many ways to play:
- Story Mode that features a group of adventurers who discover an evil plot.
- Roguelite Adventure Mode that has you building the world as you explore it.
- Ranked and Unranked online battles between two players.
- Local and LAN battles between two players.
- Tactician Mode that places you in odd battle scenarios to solve.
- Tools to create custom battlefields.



Classes
The battle system in Live by the Sword revolves around 5 vs 5 battles. The player has the choice of building their team with 7 unique classes.
- The Alchemist, Archer, Assassin, Brawler, Medic, Warrior and Wizard

Each class possess an innate ability as well as a pool of 6 unique abilities to choose from. Choose wisely as you can only take 4 into battle.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game contains violence with no depictions of blood and gore.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Must support OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Intel HD 3000 or better.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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