Unravel the mystery of your grandfather's disappearance while preventing a terrible evil from destroying your island home. Tanzia is a single-player RPG that combines fast-paced strategic combat with elements of favorite classic RPGs in an open 3D world of magic and monsters.
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Apr 27, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're looking for final feedback on the quests and gameplay. We want to see what players beyond our current small test pool feel is too difficult, too easy, does and doesn't work in the story, etc.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access is planned to last about 8 weeks. You can take an early look at the game now and help us out by giving us your tips and feedback, or you can wait for the final release, or both!”

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

“The last few chapters will initially be unavailable in Early Access. The final chapters will be added during Early Access in approximately bi-weekly updates. The final chapter will NOT be added to Early Access and will only be available in the release version of the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is currently playable and very stable. The look and feel of the game are very close to what you can expect for the final release. All but a handful of features are in. Head to the website and view some of the videos in our streamer showcase to get an idea of how the game currently looks and plays!”

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

“We're trying to set it up so that Early Access customers get the "Deluxe" version of the game with the sound track and web comic for the price of the "Standard" version. After Early Access, the "Deluxe" version will cost more.”

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

“The best way to reach us is on the Steam discussion forums or on our Twitter or Facebook pages. The best way to help us out is to post your Let's Play videos with your ideas and commentary on Youtube. We've watched them all so far, literally hundreds! If you do a live stream, let us know ahead of time on Twitter and we'll most likely be there!”
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July 4

Tanzia Comic Books! (And How To Get One)

Hey all,

You might have already heard that we have a couple of Tanzia comics. The story is a big focus in Tanzia and we had a lot of fun creating and telling it. So we had the idea that comics would let us focus on specific parts of the story in more detail. Also Saige and I always wanted to make a comic book :) The first comic tells the story of Grandfather Mako's discovery of Arcanity and his original battle with The Skeleton King. The 2nd comic continues later some years after the first and fills in some details about Grandfather's disappearance. I'm really happy with how both comics came out. I wish we had the time and resources to do more. I had so much fun with them honestly after doing the first 2 comics I wanted to make a series of 10 or 20 comic books that tells the whole story arc of Grandfather and The Young Hero.

Tanzia #1 and #2 covers.

The 2nd comic unlocks in game when you collect all of the Lost Pages of Grandfather's Journal.

A panel from Tanzia #1

The 1st comic you can get right now if you pre-order Tanzia on either Steam or Nintendo Switch. Just forward your digital receipt to promo@arcanity.com and we'll send you the 1st comic as a PDF file. If you can't find the receipt, snap a screenshot of Tanzia in your game library and email that to us. You also get a discount for buying the game early in most regions (We had an issue setting up the store for Nintendo of Europe and couldn't get the discount set up in time there.)

Taken from Tanzia #2

I'm anxious to hear what everyone thinks of the first comic. So pre-order Tanzia now and email that receipt to us. Then let us know right here if you liked it.

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June 27

We're Alive and We Come With News!

Remember back in October when we announced Tanzia will be premiering on Nintendo Switch? Well, we finally have a release date! It's July 19th! (OF THIS YEAR!)

"But Mr Game Dev guy, I'm reading this on Steam, I don't have a fancy Nintendo Switch!" you might be saying, and to that we reply "We have Steam news too!" : D

So here's the Nintendo Switch news:
  • Tanzia is releasing on July 19th in both the Americas, Europe and Australia.

    It's almost here!

  • The full price will be $19.99, but you can buy it right now on pre-sale at $16.99
    (the Americas pre-sale is live, but the Europe+Australia one will be live the first week of July.)

I always keep a pen around so the boss thinks I'm busy

And the Steam news:
  • We've spent most of the last year on optimizations, polish, and lots of QA. The user experience is greatly improved all around compared to the beta.

  • Gamepad controls are awesome now! This is also thanks to the Nintendo Switch build. We spent months optimizing controls for the console and now the Steam build benefits from that.

  • What about the full launch date? We're actually working super hard right now to make it as close to the Switch one as we can. Maybe we'll be able to release it on the same week! But we don't want to make any promises in case we can't make it.
    If we can't release the full game that week, we're going to open a beta branch for everyone who has bought the game during Early Access to be able to play the full content BUT with gamepad controls only. The full launch will of course also include keyboard and mouse controls for PC.

  • As we announced before, the price during EA will stay at $14.99, but after launch it'll go up to $19.99, so get it now at a discount!

Now that we're so close to the full launch we want to thank everyone that believed in our game and got it in Early Access so long ago. We've been working on it all this time to make it as awesome as possible, so we really hope you're going to love it!
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“I can only recommend that readers take a chance on this small but rich indie”
Serial Gamer

“I think you will find a pleasant little experience here. It’s fun to play, and feels satisfying to slowly earn new loot/powers, talk to new people, explore new locations as you progress through the game.”
Pixel Patriots

“The story is immersing and will make you not want to stop playing until Tanzia if free once more.”

About This Game

Become the greatest shaman to ever lob a fireball. Retrace the steps of your Akazi ancestors to prevent your island home of Tanzia from being overrun by an ancient evil. Your elders will guide you, but it is up to you to master your skills and live up to your family’s legacy. An old-style RPG made with modern tech and set in a unique world, Tanzia combines elements of favorite classic action-adventure RPGs in an open 3D world full of magic and monsters.

Fight Fantastic Foes

As you venture deeper and deeper into the world of Tanzia, you'll face increasingly powerful creatures, from a lowly Akiri bird to the Skeleton King himself, with water spirits, giant spiders, zombies, corrupted beings and many more powerful creatures in between!

Discover the World of Tanzia

The island of Tanzia is completely open from the moment your adventure starts, you can get to discover and enjoy it at your own leisure, visit Turtle Beach, the Docks, the dangerous Emuri Village, the magical Lagoon, The Ruins of an ancient civilization and many more beautiful locations. Just make sure you're geared up & ready for the challenges you'll face along the way!

Learn Arcanity

Freeze your foes to make them slower, burn them to a crisp, root them in place! Learn different magic spells to deal with your enemies in creative ways, combine Arcanity with alchemy effects to become a one man army!

Master Alchemy

Heal, run faster, make your Arcanity spells more powerful than you can ever imagine! Mastering alchemy will be crucial in your quest to become the Hero of the Akazi stories.


  • Unique backstory and island setting
  • Main questline and optional quests to unlock more spells, items, and zones
  • Open combat system where exploiting combinations of spells, enemy weaknesses, and environment is encouraged
  • MMORPG-like controls with responsive movement to allow kiting and other emergent techniques
  • Steam stats and achievements
  • Steam Cloud savegames
  • Steam Trading Cards, Badges, Emoticons & Profile Backgrounds

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2500, AMD Radeon 5000 series, or GeForce GTX 8 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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