Often outnumbered, never outmatched – carefully plan your moves to single-handedly save a besieged fantasy realm from the clutches of a sorcerous conqueror.
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Positive (15) - 100% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 27, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Generic Lake Monster is an indie developer with a singular goal: to make fun, creative, and meaningful games. We have achieved code-completion on our core gameplay with just burnt savings and cashed favors, and now we want to make our game more animated, polished, and maybe even bring back features we thought we’d have to cut.

Early Access enables us to receive feedback as we complete the primary game art and animation, and may even make it possible for us to add additional polish, art, and cinematics that would be otherwise left on the cutting-room floor.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current production schedule has slated Quarterstaff for completion in June 2023.”

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

“We plan for the full version to have:

Additional music tracks and SFX
Beautiful 2D animation for all opponents & characters
Full game art completion in our unique style, including maps
Three additional regions for the player to explore
Additional floors & levels to the game's tower challenge
Additional accessibilities features for players with limited vision
Full Gamepad/Controller support

Our wish list:

Extreme Difficulty setting
Alternate animation sets
Voice Over
Downloadable replays”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Players can enjoy a full progression through the main storyline, and even beat the game with minimal bugs and zero progression blockers. Three major side story regions are available to be experienced. The tournament Arena is also open, where players can challenge themselves with speed and endurance trials.

With exception to a few bugs, the bones and functionality of Quarterstaff are sturdy. All it needs is some significant art and animation to be fully completed.”

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

“Early Access customers will enjoy a discounted price, as we plan to moderately increase the price for the full and final version of the game.”

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

“We have already developed an in-game feedback button for players to use as they play. This will anonymously send your comments directly to the dev team (Please be respectful!). Feedback on what’s fun or what fails is welcome, as is feedback regarding player ease of use and accessibility.

Or if you just want to send a note to tell us you’re having fun, we’d be thrilled to hear from you!”
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About This Game

Quarterstaff is a patient yet challenging turn-based action strategy game that you can play for long stretches of time or in short bursts. Control the powerful and mysterious wizard Kalresh as you fight to liberate the realm from an ambitious and ruthless tyrant, using a myriad of graceful acrobatics and powerful spells to endure and defeat waves of opponents!

Encounters take place on tile-based maps, beautifully illustrated and designed to assist you in your fight. Take your time to wisely plot your attacks, and use Quarterstaff’s unique features to overcome the odds, including Strategic Foresight and an UNDO Button - that’s right, if you make a mistake, you can go back in time for one turn for a second chance at victory!

Reward yourself with an instant replay of your victories, where you can relive the glory of your strategic prowess in an action-packed video recap of your encounter. Quarterstaff allows you to enjoy the fruits of your well-planned decision making, without the pressure of fast-paced gameplay.

Enter your carefully planned commands at any speed and walk away from the controls at a moment’s notice – the turn-based gameplay offers generous breathing room as you game. Gameplay doesn’t require hand-eye coordination, or even the ability to hold a controller. Quarterstaff is a game accessible to gamers of all skill levels!

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or later
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later
    • Processor: Intel Processor 64-bit
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Verified for Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 21, and Debian 8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or later that's SSE2 capable
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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