A fast, casual haunted 4X game with asymmetric factions and roguelike elements. Enjoy brief, 30-turn skirmishes in a unique setting filled with strategic choices, or delve into a story-rich campaign with 5 different endings—all without the slow and tedious 'long wars' typical of the genre.
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Positive (28) - 85% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 14, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I wish to develop the game over time taking into account player feedback and reacting to the various...dimensions people discover. I would also like to take time to learn and integrate steamworks features such as workshop support and cloud saving”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until Chapter 6 is done.”

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

“My intentions for the game's development include the addition of more units and more music, as well as a story-rich campaign comprising six parts (only one part is currently complete). Furthermore, I aim to introduce more factions and expand the game's overall content. Additionally, I plan to enhance the progression system and improve the various system's functionality. I also aim to further develop and expand the factions that are currently available in the game.

I also plan to expand the gameplay scope and add more mechanics. We will see what happens.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“To find the latest information about the game's current state, please refer to the "ABOUT THIS GAME" section, which I will consistently update. However, here are some notable features:

I've successfully implemented and fleshed out a number of factions, though they may be subject to further tweaks. Achievements have been integrated into the game. Chapter 1 of 6 is now complete. The game has been enriched with a multitude of new mechanics, and there's an extensive range of customization options available for skirmishes. Players can choose from a variety of game modes and winning conditions, tailoring their skirmish experience to their preferences. The playable factions are diverse, including Kingdoms, Bandits, Great Entities reminiscent of Elder Gods, minion-esque Gremlins, Roman-inspired Goblins, and the rather unique sentient turkey ants, among others. The campaign features six unique scenarios, all unlockable and offering multiple pathways to victory, distinct gameplay styles, and plenty of secrets and hidden elements to discover. And to top it off, there are 5 different endings to the game – one good, one bad, and three variably neutral.”

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

“I plan to keep the price constant. Maybe even drop it. Until release at which point i will increase it to a reasonable number.”

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

“With a focus on incorporating player feedback, I am committed to enhancing the game and making it enjoyable for everyone. Please feel free to provide feedback on Discord, Twitter, Steam forums, or my website, all of which can be accessed through the store page.”
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About This Game

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DR4X delivers fast, bite-sized, turn based 4X gameplay packed with endless strategic choices and assymetric factions.
Finish a skirmish in under an hour, whether you're a Kingdom, Bandits, a Rat King, or a Dark Lord. From ruling kingdoms to managing Inns to battling demonic goats.
The options are endless in DR4X.

Notable Features

  • Chaotic fast paced gameplay!
  • Story rich single player campaign with five endings, meta elements, and fully voiced briefings, where each mission has "standard" and "unconventional" victory!
  • Highly customizable skirmish mode with almost limitless options!
  • Asymmetric gameplay--No two factions play the same!
  • Faction-specific gameplay and goals!
  • A beautiful, original soundtrack.
  • You can pet a dog. (Yes, you read that right!)

The Game

DR4X includes an in-depth skirmish customizer, allowing you to design (and share) distinct fantasy settings complemented by a broad range of gameplay styles! Decide your realm's age, its savagery level, the types of bandits and kinds of monsters, invading dark forces, and much, much more! Occasionally, your skirmish settings even unlock new win conditions.
Once you've made your choices, the world is procedurally generated, incorporating elements like artifacts that are randomly created in accordance with the age of the realm.
After which you can dive into a lively ever-changing world where, without intervention, dens of beasts and camps of bandits will spread across the realm, paired with unique random events that bring the world to life based on your settings.
Before jumping in you can choose your faction and each faction and sub faction uses different resources and completely unique playstyles.

Research powerful technologies and utilize game changing "Tile Effects", like the Cults ability to do a "Mass Sacrifice" when building hideouts! Or the kingdom's ability to Annex all surrounding holds simply by building a guard house!
Each choice and technology adds new possibilities and alters the course of your realm.

Do you want to fight other empires? Or just defeat the monsters infesting the realm. Or maybe even be the monsters infesting the realm! It is all your choice!

If you're not inclined towards skirmishes, the game also offers a unique single-player campaign, complete with five endings and a series of unlockable missions. Each mission has voiced briefings, reminiscent of classic retro games, and has multiple 'routes' to victory. Set against the dramatic backdrop of a realm under a mysterious invasion, this campaign blends modern, story-intensive visual novel elements with completely unique meta horror aspects and 'Coffee Break' 4X gameplay. As of now, you can fully play through the first chapter of the in development six part campaign!

Everything is fine.

Its. Perfectly. Safe.
DR4X, An RBI Game.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 (SP1+) and Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i3-3240 (2 Cpus)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Might even run fine on older processors.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20ghz (6 cpus)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GEForce GTX 1070
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7
    • Processor: x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Might even run fine on older processors.
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7
    • Processor: x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GEForce GTX 1070
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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