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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Release Date:
Sep 1, 2017

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February 22


Hi all,

Over the last few weeks we have been busy with adding new features and content, balancing factions, fixing bugs, and so on.

The pressure is high and our players-base greatly expanded - currently the Age of Fear: The Free World has OVER 31,000 DOWNLOADS!!

  • NEW: Bard - few weeks ago a player suggested another unit with musical skills and here we finally have one ready. The Bard is an all-around unit: a bit of magic, above-average battle stats and, of course, songs! The Bard comes with his own side-quest!

  • NEW: Reflection Shield - an upgrade for Mages and Archmages. Deflected melee strikes have a chance to damage attacker.

  • UPDATE: expanded Team Morale explanation in Tutorial. It’s quite a complex feature, therefore more detailed text was needed.

  • UPDATE: Very Happy Team Morale provides 15% experience bonus.

  • UPDATE: Djinn and Bard’s voices.

  • UPDATE: Dwarven Canon is being re-balanced with cooldown mechanics.

  • UPDATE: New icons for a number of attributes, for example: weapon and armour upgrades, Poison/Acid Cloud, Acid Splash, etc.

  • UPDATE: OpenAL sound engine has been updated to version 1.1.

  • BUGFIX: Auto-triggerable attributes were limited to one, now they are run in sequence.

  • BUGFIX: Unusable items were equipped when stolen, for example Noble Cloak.

  • BUGFIX: Totem descriptions were updated to correctly reflect their features.

There is also a long list of ongoing features which we are working on and are planned to be released later:

  • ONGOING: The Undead King Gold is a greatly expanded version of the series' very first entry, a game originally released seven years ago. This project aims to bring Age of Fear series into Open World theme! The work has entered the Beta-test phase and we plan a release for early June 2019.

  • ONGOING: The Free World Workshop Manager - following the success of the Age of Fear: The Free World, we plan to backport the Workshop Manager into this product as well. It requires some preparatory work and we plan it for mid-2019.

  • ONGOING: The Free World Extension - we are currently editing campaigns for the remaining factions (Dwarves, Chaos Demons and Forest Folk). The extension release will be synchronised with Workshop Manager.

  • ONGOING: Desertion - discontent units will attempt to desert.

  • ONGOING: Taming Beasts - we are still working on Taming skill, allowing you to capture Beast units. Along with the Demons Pact released recently, one will be able to capture all unit types soon.

  • ONGOING: The Strategy Guide Extension - currently the Strategy Guide lists the first three factions, but we are currently writing on other factions as well. We should be ready with an updated document mid-March.

  • ONGOING: The Global Events Extension - we have 40+ additional Global Events scheduled and being worked on. Those events will introduce side-quests.

  • ONGOING: Faction Bases which can be upgraded as you explore the Age of Fear world. Investing in base upgrades will unlock additional recruitable units, skills and locations to explore! This feature will be released first in The Undead King Gold and then we will add it to other games in the series.

  • 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: Unit Voices are currently being re-recorded. There are 80+ voice-bundles and we have about 30% ready. ETA for this update is mid-2019 and hopefully this improvement will be well received!

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

  • ONGOING: Desert Battles - we have already drawn a number of new terrains and themed objects like Giant Scorpion, Djinn, Cactuses, etc. Those will be added to existing environments.

  • 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.



Take care,
Les & AOF Team
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February 3


Hello there,

Following the joyful experience of our last Dragon-Slayer Challenge, we have prepared a new competition opened to everyone!

This time we would like to invite you to The Age of Fear Knowledge Quiz!

The rules are as follows:
  • we will post the quiz link here 9th February 2019 (Saturday) at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time (which is 18:00 in most of Europe, but please check)
  • as in the last Challenge, the prizes are Steam Keys for all games from the Age of Fear series!
  • the quiz has seven questions, all of them have to be answered correctly!
  • after answering all questions, please screenshot the result and send it to
  • the first ten players with all good answers will get the prize!
  • only one prize per player!

And, by the way, over the weekend we have reached 20,000 DOWNLOADS!! I cannot say “Thank you“ enough for such a great Community. Without you all, the Age of Fear series wouldn’t be the same.



Take care,
Les & AOF Team
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“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


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!


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)


  • 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!



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

System Requirements

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

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