Build a mobile fortress on the back of a giant and mysterious walking Tree and embark on a journey in this merge of tower defense and colony simulation.
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Very Positive (81) - 83% of the 81 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 8, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to take this game that we have been spending a lot of time and effort on creating, and bring it up to the next level. We believe that fine-tuning the game based on feedback from our players is the best way to do this.

We’d like to keep proving that SUNSOFT is truly back, and have everyone participate in this experience. Please lend us your support in this endeavor!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Currently, we are planning 3 to 6 months of early access. However, depending on player feedback and the progress of development, we may consider extending the time period.”

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

“The main features of the game are completed in the Early Access version, but we plan to add the following in the full release: the final destination for the overarching journey, new powerful enemies to hinder you from getting there, and new architecture and weapons to combat them.
We also plan to add a new game mode that will allow you to play in a different style.
We also plan to add new features, fixing bugs, and balancing out the gameplay according to player feedback received during Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, you can choose between 2 different game modes when you begin playing.
You can play with about half the volume of what we plan to implement by the end of development, of buildings you can build, enemies to fight and the length of the journey.”

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

“We are considering increasing the price with the official release.”

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

“We would like if the feedback and discussions for this game are concentrated in our Steam discussion forums, but we welcome and value feedback that we receive in any other of our social networking sites.

We will be actively monitoring the feedback to see what we may be doing wrong, and may be doing right, and implement features and improvements accordingly.”
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About This Game

The sacred World Tree has withered, and with it humanity.
Now that a new sapling has sprouted, you must become its caretaker and guide it so that life that once was may return.

Ark of Charon is a new type of game that combines colony simulation and tower defense, where players embark on a journey to guide a giant, beast-like sapling of a World Tree to its nursery. Players take on the role of the tree's caretaker, controlling Golems and turning the tree into a fortified mobile fortress as they progress on their journey.

Fight Back Against the Monsters

While on your journey, monsters will attack relentlessly.
Construct various weapons to combat them.

Gather Resources

Before doing anything else, you must gather resources.
Instruct your Golems to mine and harvest, collecting the necessary resources.

Construct Buildings

Stockpiling items, manufacturing ammunition, and building defenses are essential to protect the sapling.
As space atop the sapling is limited, you must construct efficiently in preparation for the journey.

Embark on a Journey

Once you are prepared, embark on your journey.
Check for what items are obtainable in the next area and carefully choose your destination.

Unlock Technology

Unlock the technology once used by the human inhabitants of this world and make use of it on your journey.
Occasionally, relics may be found underground, allowing you to create more powerful weapons and facilities.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or later (64-Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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