Zeal is a new PvP-focused RPG, planned to be funded on Kickstarter in October and released in 2019. Free Demo featuring Arena Mode and 7 Unique Classes is available on Steam Early Access!
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Very Positive - 80% of the 66 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (370) - 71% of the 370 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 24, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This is a very early preview with many design and visual placeholders, but the main ideas are already implemented and available for testing.
We’re going to launch our Kickstarter campaign in October, and we’d like to gather player feedback to understand what exactly our community wants.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Zeal will be in early access at least through pre-alpha preview build, which is approximately 1-2 months.
Then closed alpha for backers, then open beta, then full release in 2019.”

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

“The full version will have more classes, more customization options, more gamemodes and significantly better visual quality.
The details about the planned content will be published on our Kickstarter page and our website.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Game is playable with a high amount of visual, audial and mechanical placeholders that we could not yet implement replacements due to being an indie company with an extremely low budget. Our goal is to deliver a fun and competitive PvP game with the help of Steam, Kickstarter and good old Zeal community. Currently Zeal has 7 classes (up to 2 more will be added during Early Access) and is focused on Arena mode (1v1, 2v2, 3v3). More modes are planned to be unlocked during the Early Access but the details are not settled yet.”

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

“This preview is free to play during Early Access, and then the full game will be released separately as a one-time purchase.
Kickstarter backers will get the game cheaper and also will get unique cosmetic rewards that won’t be obtainable once the campaign ends.”

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

“We are planning to deliver updates very often, interacting with the community through Steam, create community events and polls to determine the future of Zeal.
Join our Discord to participate in the development and talk with devs and other players.”
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December 6

Patch Notes 0.4.0-rc8

— Fixed a bug which caused players to slide on walls or down slopes.
— Fixed a bug which allowed players to climb up vertical walls.
— Fixed a bug which caused players to stuck in place in Battlegrounds.
— Team chat (/t) is now default in team based gamemodes. Use /w to send a message to all players including enemies.

— Map is now 20% smaller and has more obstacles.
— Dampening is removed.
— Spawns are now located on high ground
— After respawn, players receive Revenge buff for 20 seconds, which increases Critical Effect by 100% and Swiftness by 30%.
— Players now drop the artifact after 15 seconds of inactivity.
— Ancient Stones removed
— Now there are 3 rifts which can be used once. When the last rift is used, they all respawn in 1 minute.
— Score/time UI now also shows the current holders of the Artifacts.

Now you can gain experience on Battlegrounds:
— Winning a battleground: 50
— Dismantling enemy’s Artifact: 10
— Returning your Artifact: 5
— Performing a Killing Deed: 1

— Helpless Slaughter duration increased from 5 to 8 seconds.
— Endurance duration increased from 6 to 8 seconds.

— Quick Hunt now affects up to 2 allies.

— Poison Bomb damage is now indirect and doesn’t break your Stalk.
— Stalk now removes all movement impairing effects on use (also, now it can be used while immobilized by default).
— Professional Stalker now also increases Stalk duration by 4 seconds.

— Benevolence healing bonus reduced from 40% to 30%, cooldown reduction reduced from 4 to 3 seconds. These effects are no longer halved in 1v1 arena.
— Protect the Innocent passive healing bonus reduced from 50% to 40%.
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December 5

First 6v6 Battleground is available!

First 6v6 battleground is available for testing!

Steal enemy team's artifact and dismantle it in the rift located on the middle of the map. First team to destroy 5 enemy artifacts will emerge victorious.
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About This Game

Zeal is a new action RPG developed by Lycanic Studios, an indie team of game developers, planned to be released in 2019 after a crowdfunding campaign in October 2018 and currently is in pre-alpha state.

Zeal focuses on competitive PvP that revolves around customizable builds and teamplay. Pick your class, create your own build and prepare to slay your enemies while defending your allies!

Fast Paced & Competitive

In Zeal, you'll experience the thrills of fast-paced third-person PvP where your smallest decision counts as a huge difference towards achieving victory when executing strategies quickly.

Precision is key

Zeal's targeting system is different than similar games before it. Denying target locking for most abilities, successfully landing your arrows, spells, swings or even healing abilities will determine if you'll be the survivor of the bloodbath.

Customizable Builds & Unique Classes

Zeal does not come with pre-defined characters with limited variety. In fact, it is all about building your own character through base classes that offer unique identity possibilities waiting for you to explore. Choose your abilities, decide which stats are important for you and utilize passive masteries of your taste to reach the ultimate customization that differs you from any other player.

7 Classes are available for Pre-Alpha and 15 are planned for release

No Grind, No Pay 2 Win

Last but not least, Zeal offers a gameplay that involves absolutely 0 minutes of grinding required. You can jump into the action without having to run errands in a village and you can be equally strong with everyone in terms of raw power without having to slay a dragon. Though you might slay it in the future, for cosmetic purposes!

It is also safe to say, since this project is by the players-- for the players, Zeal will never include a pay to win advantage of any form.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 660/750 Ti 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1060 3GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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