A Myth inspired tactics focused RTS with spells, loot, gear, progression, difficulty levels and tiering similar to ARPG's like Diablo. No base building, you just get right into the action. A 16 mission campaign is in development. Supports up to 4 COOP players, and up to 8 players in Multiplayer.
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Mixed (40) - 60% of the 40 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 25, 2017
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Why Early Access?

“Early Access Price $19.99 USD (price will increase as more content is added).

We are in early development. Some things work, some things don't. A lot of things will change. We have a plan for the game, but you can get involved now and have an impact.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate 1 year but we are not in a rush to ship the game before it's ready. We worked on Deadhold for 3 years before opening it up on Early Access. We are serious about what we do. It's done when it's done.”

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

“Deadhold will exit early access with a full 16 mission story-driven campaign, 5 difficulty tiers, and competitive multiplayer.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Deadhold is in Alpha, with both campaign/coop, and competitive multiplayer pieces playable.

On the SP/COOP side right now 1 of 16 campaign missions are done and playable, with new maps released every month. We will be adding more campaign missions every few weeks. There is also 1 horde map, where you fight waves of enemies. More horde maps are also in the works.

On the competitive multiplayer side there are 2 maps, with support for up to 4 player free-for-all in game modes like King of the Hill, Territories, etc. More multiplayer maps and game-modes are also at varying levels of completion and will be released regularly. We also have an 8 player teams map in the works.”

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

“During Early Access the game will periodically be increased as we add more content and will ultimately be priced at $40 USD. We will announce price increases beforehand.”

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

“Early Access players will have some of the biggest impact on the directions we take with the game.”
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About This Game

COMMAND YOUR ARMY. HACK YOUR ENEMY TO PIECES. TURN THE HILLS RED.


Deadhold is a gore infused, fast-action, tactical RTS. With support for up to 4 coop players, the gritty dark fantasy world of Deadhold comes to life through its story driven campaign. In multiplayer, Deadhold supports up to 8 players in teams or 4 players in free for all, and a variety of game modes.

A NEW KIND OF RTS


Deadhold’s gameplay is a unique mix of real-time tactics essentials like strategic positioning, unit classes, and physically based simulation similar to such classic games as Myth and Dawn of War 2, combined with the items, loot, and leveling found in action RPGs like Diablo and Path Of Exile. The result is a fresh take on the tactical RTS that should delight fans of both RTS and ARPG genres.

Battles in Deadhold are physically modeled. The flight of an arrow is realistically simulated and will embed inside a units head, arms, legs or chest. Unit movement is based on physics, increasing the value of tactical positioning: A line of warriors can block incoming enemies or force them to engage or go around. The explosive bomb wielded by the Sapper can literally dismember units as body parts explode and fly into the air. Injuries and severed limbs stain the ground realistically with blood.

CAMPAIGN


A dark force has risen in the west, obliterating any who stand in its wake. The last living races have banded together to change the course of fate, setting Deadhold's campaign in motion. Told from the perspective of the narrator, you'll uncover the history of the blight, and the truth that lies behind their creation. The 16 mission campaign challenges you to wield the power of the gods, using tactics and strategy to overcome the onslaught of an overwhelming evil force.

In campaign, the scale of Deadhold’s player choice becomes clear. As a paragon of the Empire, players will choose a Deity in which to specialize. Spells are unlocked as players earn experience, allowing them to customize their play style. Players can further customize their builds by slotting relics, runes, and gems, which can drop from defeated enemies.

A tier based leveling system adds significant replay value to the campaign missions. As players progress through each tier, new and greater challenges and rewards await them: boss-fights, different enemy patrols and tactics, additional mission objectives, and higher quality items.

MULTIPLAYER


Competitive multiplayer in Deadhold supports team and free for all play, with up to 8 players in a variety of maps and gamemodes. Leaderboards and tournaments are planned additions during Steam Early Access.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD7000, Geforce 645/860, Intel HD5000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 5 megabit broadband connection.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 970 GTX or AMD RX480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 5 megabit broadband connection.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD7000, Geforce 645/860, Intel HD5000 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 5 megabit broadband connection.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.12
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 970 GTX or AMD RX480
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 5 megabit broadband connection.

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