Play as either Nairi, an imprisoned Dryad fighting for her freedom, or Gilrock, a drunken Dwarven Lord on a quest to restore his family's honour (or just to kick some arse!). The Age of Fear series is a deep and complex turn-based strategy (full of humour!) that fuses a tabletop wargame with RPG elements.
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August 25

DARK MATTER WITH NEGATIVE MASS

Hi everyone,


I thought you would be interested in the latest discovery about the composition of the universe. In short, the best physical models of the Universe can explain only about 5% of its total mass. The remaining 95% consists of unknown matters / effects called Dark Matter and Dark Energy. These substances are called 'dark' because of their weak interactions with electromagnetic forces (i.e. light), and we can detect them only by their gravitational influence. We do not know yet what these effects are, and there are many theories aiming to explain it.

In December 2018, Dr. Jamie Farnes published an article entitled 'A unifying theory of dark energy and dark matter: Negative masses and matter creation within a modified ΛCDM framework', in which he proposes that dark matter should be negative mass matter:
https://www.aanda.org/component/article?access=doi&doi=10.1051/0004-6361/201832898

Okay, what's so great about this theory? It can be said that this is another mathematical hocus-pocus, which is nothing more than a paper exercise. Well, Dr. Jamie Farnes also attached a pretty convincing simulation in which he modeled the interaction between both types of matter (with positive and negative masses):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsdMhdxAaJ8

The resulting structure is very similar to what we call the 'Cosmic Web', which is a consequence of the Big Bang and inflation that created our universe:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_filament

Is Dr. Jamie Farnes' theory right and the Dark Matter is a negative mass matter?
I'm sure I will be following this subject.


Take care,
Les
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August 9

BATTLE TASKS & PLAYER BASES!! (v6.1.5)

Hi everyone,

This patch adds a number of game-changing features, namely Battle Tasks and Faction Bases (to all games in the series). In addition to these, there were many patches and other updates (listed below). I am very happy that we have such an active Community that really motivates us to develop the Age of Fear series!

CHANGE LOG:

  • NEW: Battle quests have been added to both campaigns in Age of Fear: The Undead King Gold. Each battle has several optional objectives (usually time-limited).


    Battle Tasks


  • NEW: All factions now have bases! There is the Orc Village for the Greenskins, the Demonic Portal for Chaos, the Stonehenge for Forest Folk and the Mountain Fortress for Dwarves. Faction bases follow the pattern from Age of Fear: The Undead King Gold, where upgrades unlock additional units and special buildings.


    Faction Bases

  • UPDATE: We have finished recording all the voices of the units and, I hope, this will improve the quality. In this patch, we have replaced the voices of the following units: Fairy, Witch and Succubus.

  • UPDATE: new portraits for Ent, Corrupted Ent, Troll and Troll Thrower:

    Ent

    Troll

  • BALANCE: Giant Scorpions are no longer capture-able - this is to fix early-game exploit whereas those unit are too powerful.

  • UPDATE: Mutagen Potion will keep modifying unit’s traits (also remove existing ones).

  • BUGFIX: Wild Mage trait is now only affecting spells with Failure Rate.

  • BUGFIX: Time-shifted archers can attack after move.

ONGOING FEATURES:

  • ONGOING: Battle Tasks are yet another upcoming feature. It allows players to earn prizes for performing various tasks (sometimes time-limited) It’s still under development and we haven’t designed it fully.

  • ONGOING: Invisibility mechanics are already coded in, but require more testing to make AI aware of this feature. Invisibility will add an element of surprise to battles and mess up your tactics! Prepare for the unexpected!

  • ONGOING: More localisations are coming too! We have started with French (thanks to targus929!), but once this update is stable we will look into other languages.

  • ONGOING: The Age of Fear 4 - the main story is already written and we are working on scripts and game flows. The release is planned for 2020 and we will surely push out more news before that.


PLEASE REVIEW OUR GAMES!

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Thanks to everyone who supported us with constructive feedback and ideas!

Take care,
Les & AOF Team
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Reviews

“The gameplay of Age of Fear 3 is really solid. [...] The campaigns are fun, and it’s great to have freedom of choice to influence the storylines.”
3rd Strike

“A pretty good trip down the road of nostalgia for those who miss the turn-based era and are looking for a new trip down memory lane.”
Dpad Joy

“The AI is strong, able to cope with the multitude of unit abilities and provide a competent opponent. [...] The long campaigns and huge variety of units and abilities do provide value in this new edition.”
Out of Eight

STEAM WORKSHOP

Now includes Steam Workshop integration! Download mods made by the Age of Fear community or create your own and tweak the game to your liking. You have access to new units and items, scenarios and even full campaigns, and more in the Workshop!

ROADMAP



Thank you all for your support!
We promise Age of Fear series will improve over time. There is our roadmap (CLICK TO OPEN).

About This Game

Play as either Nairi, an imprisoned Dryad fighting for her freedom, or Gilrock, a drunken Dwarven Lord on a quest to restore his family's honour (or just to kick some arse!). Teaming up with a bloodthirsty Drider warrior on one hand or a whip-smart spellcaster on the other, these heroes are prepared for the worst.



AGE OF FEAR is a long-running series of fantasy turn-based strategy games loved by fans for its tabletop wargame battle system and in-depth RPG customization. Age of Fear 3: The Legend is our third addition to the series which offers enhancements like World Map, Relics, Global Events and procedurally generated battles! (scroll down for a list of features)

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1647938873

FEATURE LIST

  • HEX-FREE BATTLES - test your tactics with a novel movement system where size matters and units aren't constrained by artificial grids!
  • OPEN WORLD - are you bored with the main storyline? No worries, you can always take a side-quest or play procedurally-generated battles. Play this game as you want!
  • FREQUENTLY UPDATED - we take our work seriously and patch our games often with new features and content. Also, whenever possible, those updates are back-ported to all our previous games!
  • COMMUNITY-DRIVEN - we listen to our players and continuously improve! Go and check our forums, everyone has their say and we implement those suggestions.
  • FULL OF JOKES - who said strategy games have to be serious? All the best fantasy jokes have a home here!
  • PARTY CUSTOMIZATION - build and upgrade a custom army from more than two hundred unique units, skills and spells (but be aware of racial animosities!).
  • DEEP BATTLE MECHANICS - learn the basics in a hurry, then develop new strategies around a huge variety skills, spells and battle hazards like neutral factions and environmental effects (yes, you can anger bystanders!).
  • EASY TO MOD - create your own missions, or even full-fledged campaigns, to be shared with the Steam community!
  • FANTASY STORYTELLING - get wrapped up in two separate storylines featuring a motley crew of characters, globetrotting adventures and fantasy shenanigans galore. All hand-illustrated!
  • PERMANENT DEATH - accept the grim realities of death where all units that fall in battle stay dead... unless an evil Necromancer raises them as Zombies.
  • ARTEFACTS AND RELICS - discover numerous unique weapons, armours, potions and treasures, with the rarest granting powerful OP skills and stat bonuses.
  • ADVANCED AI - our AI is built upon a self-organizing network of agents and meta-heuristics algorithms (yes, we are PhD-smart!). Discover one of the most sophisticated AI systems you've ever played against!
  • LOW HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS - run the game even on that old potato laptop of yours. Your stone-age computer is good enough!
  • ...everything else we come up with! Get only if you want access to the latest features in the Age of Fear series, and please keep in mind that this is an evolving product.

If you're hungry for a no-nonsense, old school turn-based strategy game, you've met your match in the Age of Fear series. Enter the fantasy world of Age of Fear today!

SELECTED MODS

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1178378946
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1516933843
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1571763279
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1623792719

FREEBIES

Enjoy this free selected soundtracks album of music from the Age of Fear series:

http://age-of-fear.net/downloads/age-of-fear-music.zip

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: All distributions
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM

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