A desolate realm, kept in flux by the rhythm of battle. A proving ground for those with great ambition. A Year Of Rain is the ultimate team real-time strategy game. Choose your faction, team up and take control of a legendary hero to lead your armies!
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Mixed (146) - 63% of the 146 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 6, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“A Year Of Rain is in the state where we are happy to share it with the RTS community and everyone looking to become part of it. We will use that opportunity to shape the game’s ongoing development. A Year Of Rain has been in active development for two years and is already a stable and highly engaging experience. However, there’s still a lot of content to come, balancing to be made and player feedback to be considered!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Currently, we are focusing on adding new content and balancing the game based on player’s feedback and incoming data. We have a solid update cycle, allowing us to release updates roughly every six to eight weeks. We expect to reach full release state after about one and a half years of Early Access.”

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

“The full version of the game will feature more story driven content. Additionally, there will be more maps for skirmish and custom game modes. There’s still a lot of balancing and fine-tuning to be done. Furthermore, our unique game mode “Against All Odds” will be introduced to the game!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core gameplay is complete to a great extent. Players can enjoy a story driven campaign – alone or in co-op - and play skirmish matches on a variety of different maps. Multiplayer is fully supported, including replays, statistics and an observer mode – So the game will launch into Early Access as “eSports ready”!”

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

“Possibly. We will re-evaluate the pricing as we release major content updates that add to the scope of the game. These updates will be our biggest “milestones” during Early Access, we are going to consider if an increase in price is justified and what the scale should be. We will of course inform our community about our plans and reasoning.”

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

“On one hand, the game’s community is involved already just by playing the game! As we receive data about multiplayer matches played, heroes and factions used, units built and outcomes generated, we gain valuable insight into the game’s balancing. These insights are fundamental for fine-tuning the game mechanics.
On the other hand, the community can reach out to us via Discord and the game’s community hub to give voice to their requests for changes and additions, ideas and suggestions, as well as experiences with the game. A lot of content is still to come and shaping said content together with our community is a great opportunity for us!”
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About This Game

Story


This world is a harsh and unforgiving place.

Its people have to fight for every scrap. Tenacious tribes, nomadic clans or those huddled in the shadow of those with power... they're all caught in a cycle of war and violence, to wrestle from the land what little sustenance it provides.

Two old friends want to break that cycle and create paradise amidst the desolation. A tempest of change is brewing on the horizon.

Real-Time Strategy


Choose one of three rival factions and get immersed in a gameplay mixture of base building, resource gathering, unit recruiting and battling against or alongside others players in campaign or skirmish modes. Structures and units can be upgraded in order to enhance efficiency and power.

Conquer your enemies with your carefully assembled army led by a legendary hero!

Team Play and Roles


The ultimate Team RTS - play together across all game modes! Select from one of three roles to unlock special technologies and coordinate with your ally to determine your team’s strategy. Alternatively, you can always command your AI companion to deploy its troops according to your masterplan.

Co-Op Campaign


A Year Of Rain’s co-op campaign is designed with a team of two in mind.
The epic story features a range of iconic characters and locations. During your journey you must strategize, survive ambushes, uncover secrets and wage war – always with the option to experience the story together with another player.

Competitive Multiplayer


The classic skirmish mode is being developed for competitive matches from the very start, including replays, statistics and an observer mode. Those new to the genre can use integrated build orders to get their bearings, while seasoned players will find detailed match statistics to further improve their game – easy to learn, hard to master!

Factions and Heroes


In the world of A Year Of Rain, three unique factions find themselves in a struggle for power. Each faction features three powerful heroes to spearhead your armies.

House Rupah is led by an ambitious man from the northwest, called Jaidee Rupah. He is ready to claim unclaimed lands to make a name and a legacy.

The Restless Regiment. Led by the infamous Lady Llorona, they all dance on her strings and either serve her in mindless obedience or zealous devotion fueled by singular, driving purpose or the torment of martial memories.

The Wild Banners are a coalition of nomads, hunters, tribes, forgotten and fallen civilizations as well as lone wanderers. They chose not to belong where so called civilization thrives. They are beastly savages for some, and tenacious survivalists for others.

Features


  • The ultimate Team RTS. Play together across all game modes.
  • Ambitious campaign, designed for co-op experience
  • A 2v2 skirmish mode that is truly designed for team play
  • Three unique factions: House Rupah, the Wild Banners and the Restless Regiment
  • Compelling, multi-layered story spanning all factions
  • Elaborate, stylized art
  • Powerful iconic heroes to lead your army
  • Soundtrack by award-winning composer Neal Acree

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8 (8.1) 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4690K 3.50GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K 4.00GHz
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 14 GB available space

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