Take on the role of a Dark Elder God and lead your agents to bring about an apocalypse in a fantasy world. Work in the shadows, avoiding the heroes who will try to stop you, as you bring about plague and famine, ice age and volcanic destruction, madness and never ending night.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (15) - 100% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Positive (31) - 96% of the 31 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 1, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access will be used to guide the development process after the initial foundations are set up. The game is complex, and it is desirable to have the community involved in the design process to decide which parts of the complexity to highlight, and which features are interesting enough to expand on. From new Gods and Agents, to important balance decisions, to UI and quality-of-life features, the community has already during early Alpha development proven very useful and beneficial to the final game, and it is hoped that Steam Early Access will allow this to continue to flourish.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game is intended to be in Early Access for approximately 6 months, depending on feature progress.”

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

“While the game is already playable from start to finish, more gameplay options are planned. New agents and Gods will give new strategies to the player to explore, new events will bring more narrative flair, and major expansion of the end-game enemies will allow the more experienced players a to face a new challenge.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is playable, from start to finish, with a set of Gods and Agents available, and a range of strategies to go about bringing the apocalypse. No major feature critical to gameplay is missing, although a degree of expansion is hoped for, to allow yet more flexibility and possibilities.”

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

“The game is not intended to be priced differently once it exits Early Access.”

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

“The Steam forums and semi-official discord are the two main channels of communication between the developer and the playerbase, and conversations are already being used to guide development process, in both the macroscopic (major gameplay features such as Gods, agents and magic systems) and the dull-but-very-important UI feedback.”
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About This Game

A strategy game in which you attempt to bring about the apocalypse, by moving covert agents through a complex fantasy world to accomplish a wide range of schemes, plots and rituals. You start the game by bribing guards and infiltrating minor farming communities and slowly build up your forces until you are bringing about ice ages, eradicating entire nations with plague, summoning volcanoes and commanding city-devouring snake-gods.

You play a set of agents and corrupted heroes against the forces of good, the rulers and heroes of humanity, lead by the Chosen One. They may be stronger than you, and could eliminate your agents with ease, but you have the advantage of secrecy, and humans are easily turned one against each other. Why fight a war against a unified empire when you could shatter in into civil war and clean up the pieces with orcish hordes?

Complex AIs power the forces of good, and you can, if the mood takes you, play on their minds. Rulers can be driven to gold-obsessed lunatics, who will cause their people to rise up in anger at the insane taxations, dukes can be tricked into turning on their Kings by a carefully placed personal item which implies a court scandal, heroes can be driven insane by the maddening tales read in The Laughing King's Tome and the shadow can corrupt your enemies to the point where they start funding your agents instead of their own people.

Designed as a very flexible apocalypse simulator, Shadows of Forbidden Gods allows you to mix and match your toolsets with unique agents and varied effects, with the human forces responding dynamtically, levelling up their heroes to face what they believe to be the major threats.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5-2500 or equivalent
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-7400 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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