As powerful wizard ruling a small nation, you plot to take over the world! In this 4X turn-based strategy, rule seven diverse races, from shapeshifting Theria to spider-riding Dwarves. Expand by building more cities, battle rival wizards, and cast 80 earth-shattering spells to ensure your victory.
All Reviews:
9 user reviews - Need more user reviews to generate a score
Release Date:
Jan 11, 2019

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as ignored

Check out the entire Crystal Shard Games franchise on Steam

Buy Leylines

Buy Crystal Shard Collection BUNDLE (?)

Includes 5 items: A Tale of Two Kingdoms, Leylines, Sub Terra Draconis, Heroine's Quest: Developer Appreciation Package, Beer!



“Leylines has many advanced options that allow you to have fun creating power according to their own preferences.”
8 App Store

“I really like the intense variety between the races ... you’ve got some amazing variety.”

About This Game

As a powerful wizard, you start by ruling a small nation as you plot to take over the world! Rule over seven diverse races, from the spider-riding Dwarves to the decadently corrupt Regency, and from shapeshifting Theria to nomadic Goblins. Explore a vast fantasy world, expand by building more cities, battle the armies of rival wizards, and cast earth-shattering enchantments to ensure your victory.

Leylines is a 4X game, a turn-based strategy game of exploration and conquest. Features include:
  • Fast gameplay that avoids micromanagement.
  • Seven unique races with each their own tech tree; no shared units with slightly different stats. Over 180 units in total, including summons and customizable hero units.
  • Over 90 diverse spells. Clone enemy units, deploy ghosts to reduce enemy morale, cast tidal waves to move ships around, and use illusion to disguise your units as something else. Plus fireballs, of course.
  • Tactical terrain. Jungle and mountains are impassable to most units, and desert will damage them. Build watchtowers and explosives on the map, and use your magic to move mountains.
  • Atmospheric soundtrack by Royal Holloway composer Nikolas Sideris, known from games such as Resonance, Diamonds in the Rough, and A Tale of Two Kingdoms.
  • Multiplayer support, locally with hotseat and/or splitscreen.
  • Of course there will be achievements and Steam trading cards. A scenario editor is also included.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista or newer
    • Processor: Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectDraw or DirectX compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse or keyboard
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Dual monitors, DirectDraw or DirectX compatible.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse for player 1, keyboard for player 2

More from Crystal Shard Games

What Curators Say

10 Curators have reviewed this product. Click here to see them.

Customer reviews

Review Type

Purchase Type


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph

Filter reviews by the user's playtime when the review was written:

No minimum to No maximum
Display As:
Show graph
Hide graph
Excluding Off-topic Review Activity
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...