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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March 21

03/28/2019 FULL LAUNCH!

After 2 years in Early Access (and over 5 years of development time!), we're finally ready to release Tanzia, IN A WEEK! March 28th is the day!

Since April 2017 when Tanzia was released in Early Access (and also later on Nintendo Switch), we listened to our players –to those who loved the game, and especially to those who hated it.

We took a long hard look at what we had and decided to improve and polish every single area of the game: the animations, melee combat, spells, gem system, crafting...
(Please read our prior post for more detail on some of the changes)

So the players who loved the old systems will now have a lot of new things to discover and master, and those who dismissed it then can now give it a fresh look, and hopefully change their minds.

To celebrate the launch, we made two new mini trailers to showcase the combat and exploration aspects of Tanzia. Here they are:

Action Trailer

Exploration Trailer

Those who already own the game can try the beta on Steam and check out the new content right now. On March 28th the full game will unlock for everyone!

We're also working on updating the Switch build with all this new content and also the localizations.

We want to thank everyone who supported us during this long development time, all the people who made LetsPlays of the beta/EA builds, those who after all this time still asks us regularly how the game is doing, and all the friends we made along the way!

Thank you!
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February 4

OMG! It's almost here!

Hey everyone!

After we released on Switch and Steam Early Access, we took all the feedback we received to heart. We heard it all, comments about melee being weak, people not liking the floating combat text, the animations being too generic...
We know it took a long time to fix all that, but hopefully when you see all the new stuff we added to Tanzia, you'll forgive us! : )

So let me walk you through some of the biggest changes.

We remade most of the main character's animations, everything from run, jump, directional damage, spellcasting, etc. We now even have proper walk, strafe and jump melee animations and directional spellcasting!
Everything looks new and fresh!

Check out my fancy new fall animation!

We've spent a lot of time improving melee combat and combat in general. The hits are sharper, more impactful, and more responsive with directional damage animations, subtle screen shakes and controller vibrations. You can feel every impact, and you can see the enemies reacting accordingly. You're still a shaman, and spells will always be your main form of attack, but now you won't feel like a wimp when out of mana.

We did a major revision on gems. We added several new artifact gems, remade the effects on some that were previously not super useful, and made all of them drop sooner (no Great Volcano gem drops anymore).

There's a new NPC at The Docks who tells you what every artifact gem actually does (it used to be trial and error, you needed to test each gem to see its effect).

We also made a full set of gems called "Eye of the ..." which actually improve your spells! You can get a bigger fireball, faster Ice Shard, monstrous Fire Totems, and a killer Thunderclap!

The Giant Fire Totems to the right are the improved versions you get with the Eye Of The Summoner Gem.

The new Alchemist's Gem gives you the possibility to craft improved versions of potions.

And now we have a portable Jeweler's Kit that lets you switch your gems anytime!

We've improved some of the spell FX. More importantly we revamped the spells at the Voodoo Camp. Fear is now a point-blank AOE spell like Thunderclap. Web Totem has been removed entirely and replaced with my new favorite spell, Raise Dead! With it you get your own posse of freshly deceased monsters to follow you around, killing everything in your way. In normal use you only get 3 of them, but just imagine mixing it up with Mako's Rage... you can get a whole army!

You don't have to imagine it anymore, check out my beautiful army of the dead!

Steam Achievements
You can now show the world how good you are at Tanzia!

We already had one quest which gives you a full digital comic book as a reward, but now we have another comic with even more backstory, and you can get it right away at The Village!

And More!
We have tons of little improvements we're not mentioning in detail here, but expect tweaked loot locations, monsters showing directional damage, the ability to remove floating text, more items to loot, better tutorial windows for each control type, improved controller support, no more cooldown for potions, new FX for some of the spells, monsters now have hitboxes instead of infinite reach and bug fixes galore!

New Fireball FX!

Try the Beta before launch!
This version is available to everyone right now in the beta branch. You might run into a bug or ten, so this is only for the adventurous folk out there.
We have a Discord channel were you can post about any bugs you find in the beta, or if you just want to talk to us. We're friendly!

Launch and Early Access discounts
As we mentioned before, Tanzia's final price will be $19.99, right now you can buy it at $14.99 during EA, but in order to be able to feature a launch discount, we need to increase the price at least 30 days before the full release.
You have until Friday, February 8th to buy it at $14.99, after that we're increasing it to $19.99, so it's a great time to buy Tanzia with a big discount!

We're working on a release candidate now and we'll announce the full release date soon. Stay tuned for any updates!

Thank you for reading!
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“Maybe it's the obvious passion put into the game that bleeds through, or maybe it's how perfectly the game gels with the portability of the Switch. Whatever that binding agent is, it kept me active and engaged where many games have me wishing they'd just end.”

“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.”
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“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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