Unique mix of turn-based tactics and adventure game. Defend the town of Glint Rock against radioactive giant ants! Convince the townsfolk to join your party in a non-linear campaign with high replay value. Discover all the little secrets and stories in the lively town of Glint Rock.
All Reviews:
Positive (10) - 90% of the 10 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 14, 2023

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About This Game

It Returned to the Desert is a unique mix of turn-based tactical combat and story-driven adventure game.

Welcome to the lively desert town of Glint Rock! As Dr. Mill - Geologist - It's your job to find out what happened with the recent meteor crash and convince the towns folk of the imminent danger of mutated giant ants. Recruit a party to fight those six-legged freaks before they overrun town.

Prepare for combat with a variety of arms and consumables. Use your time well and collect evidence to convince the local authorities. This is not a fight that you can win alone! Gather a party of supporters and take good care of them, as death is permanent and has far-reaching consequences.

A large variety of characters and non-linear progression allow for great replayability. And a few mini-games and surprises mix up the experience every time.

The game features a charming retro pixel art style and an atmospheric soundtrack, free saving and multiple difficulties.

Even though the game looks like it's straight from the 90s, it boasts modern game design principles and no dead ends or overly high difficulty.


About Me

It Returned to the Desert is developed solely by one Indie Developer... me... Tim Rachor. Though, I'm using some licensed third party assets. This will be my 9th game on Steam and the biggest yet, I'm very excited and hope you'll enjoy the result as much as I enjoyed the development!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2120 / AMD® FX 6350
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 (1GB) / AMD® Radeon™ HD 7870 (2GB) / Intel® Iris Pro™ 580 / Intel® Iris® Plus G7 / AMD® Radeon™ Vega 11
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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