Stoneshard is a challenging turn-based RPG set in an open world. Experience the unforgiving life of a medieval mercenary: travel across the war-torn kingdom, fulfill contracts, fight, mend your wounds and develop your character without any restrictions.
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Feb 6, 2020
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are a small team, creating a complex game with many interconnected and unpredictable systems. It’s important to us to receive feedback from our community as soon as possible, so that we could perform necessary adjustments, find design weaknesses, and set correct priorities. We’ve been using this approach since the closed alpha and beta tests, and it proved to be rather effective.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the Early Access to last for 1.5-2 years.”

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

“We’ve always envisioned Stoneshard as an expansive, ambitious game - that’s why we are yet to implement many additional features. Right now our roadmap includes the following:

  • Constant content updates (new skill trees, weapon types, enemy factions, etc.)
  • Expanded global map and new settlements
  • Stealth mode
  • More bosses
  • Caravan
  • Improved AI
  • Changes and improvements to some of the existing systems
  • Improved optimization and stability
  • Crafting, cooking, and alchemy
  • A fully fledged story
  • And much more

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The basic gameplay cycle, including fighting system, dungeon crawling, and character development, has almost been completed. The current version of the game includes:

  • The Prologue, which serves as a tutorial and a backstory for the main game (around 1-2 hours of gameplay)
  • 8-12 hours of content (per one playthrough) covering the first 8-10 character levels
  • 1 boss
  • 2 villages
  • Global map sized 17x10 tiles
  • 3 types of procedurally generated dungeons, repopulated over time
  • 4 enemy factions - brigands, the undead, vampires, and animals (~65 enemy types over all)
  • 149 abilities
  • 300+ various items
  • Economy system
  • Health system
  • Psyche system
  • Contract & commission system

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

“Yes, we plan to increase the game’s price as we add new content and mechanics.”

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

“It’s important to us to maintain direct communication with our community. That’s why we have multiple ways to include players into the development process:

  • Steam discussions
  • Our Discord server
  • Special polls and questionnaires on relevant issues
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“It's something like playing D&D with a stickler of a dungeon master who makes you describe every step you take, and also hates you.”
PC Gamer

“It's witty, it's bold, it's gorgeous, and it's immaculately put together.”
Eurogamer

“Stoneshard already feels like a classic RPG in the making, an ambitious project with vast potential.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

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About This Game




Stoneshard is a challenging turn-based RPG set in an open world. Experience the unforgiving life of a medieval mercenary: travel across the war-torn kingdom, fulfill contracts, fight, mend your wounds and develop your character without any restrictions.

EXPLORE THE RAVAGED LANDS



  • Open World
    War always leaves its mark: villages lie in ruins, dungeons are infested with monsters and old roads are abandoned. Travel across Aldor and learn more about its past.
  • Economy
    The wartime economy is ruthless, but it also presents many opportunities: fulfill contracts, hunt for treasure, trade in a variety of goods and travel the land to earn your fortune.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH



  • Character Development
    Experiment with 100+ abilities and 200+ equipment pieces without any class or level restrictions. Create your very own playstyle!
  • Enemy Variety
    Take part in intense battles against numerous factions. Brigands, abominable cults, the undead - all of them require a unique approach.
  • Tactical Battles
    There is no hand-holding. Only the thoughtful ones shall prevail - plan a few turns ahead, adapt to your surroundings and fully utilize your character’s strengths.

SURVIVE AGAINST THE ODDS



  • Health System
    Master the simple but deep health system: cauterize bleeding wounds, relieve pain with alcohol and drugs, practice bloodletting and heal your maladies with various concoctions.
  • Psyche
    Different in-game situations have a distinct influence on your character’s mental condition. High morale may turn the tide in your favor when fighting even the most hopeless of battles, while low sanity brings panic attacks and paranoia.
  • Permadeath
    Do you like risk? Then try out the Ironman mode, where every decision is irreversible and your character dies once and for all.

PLANNED UPDATES



  • New Content
    New settlements, including three majestic cities. New enemy factions: the mysterious Deep Dwellers and the ruthless Hive. Even more activities, equipment, enemies and abilities.
  • Caravan
    Gather your caravan: upgrade it, find new routes and recruit followers - their skills and abilities will surely come in handy. Feeling tired? Return to your camp to hear fresh stories or just rest by the fire.
  • Devotion
    Devote yourself to one of the aspects of the enigmatic deity. But remember: every blessing has
    its price. Are you ready to make a pact?
  • Campaign
    To solve the mystery of the Stoneshards, you’ll have to visit dozens of exciting locations, make decisions with long-lasting consequences and slay a number of ferocious bosses.
  • Alchemy & Cooking
    Discover new recipes and experiment with potions and dishes by combining different ingredients.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages: Fantasy Violence, Cartoonish Gore, Depiction of Alcohol & Drug Usage, Mature Topics.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 512 Mb or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 512 Mb or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 512 Mb or equivalent
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 512 Mb or equivalent
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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