The quiet hamlets of the Vale stand defenseless... No walls, no moats, not even a presentable fence. You'll have to use your resources wisely to transform each village from farm-town to fortress. Build defenses, train troops, and hold the line with powerful heroes in ValeGuard, a Defensive Strategy game.
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Release Date:
May 11, 2018

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Why Early Access?

“Valeguard is in a very playable state and I want to get input from fans of the genre as I finish development. There are a variety of balance, content, and usability decisions I want to make with this input.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I plan to have Valeguard in Early Access for approximately 3 months.”

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

“The full version of Valeguard will have additional heroes, daily events, town features, items, units and structures. These all depend on what players want, enjoy, or wish they had more of. In addition to that, I would like to improve and add to the overall feel: Sound, fx, transitions, some art. Lastly I plan to do performance enhancements where needed.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Valeguard is fully playable from start to finish. There are a bunch of unlockable heroes, three enemy races, hours of semi-procedural levels, events, rare items, and more. There is a tutorial, tool-tips, and easy, medium, and hard modes to help players get started. There is nothing missing. I only want to add to, and improve on what I have with user input.”

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

“I don't plan to change the price after early access.”

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

“As a one-man-team, I will be as active and responsive as I can. The whole point of Early Access is to involve the community and I plan to do as much as possible. Every decision I make in the final development of the game will be with user input in mind.”
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June 13

Valeguard Update #2


Update #2 hits a few different areas of the game. There's new content, as well as tons of bug fixes and adjustments. It also has a few new usability features like the new help menu, (I'll be adding to that as we go.) This is hard work but I'm happy with how things are going. Please keep the feedback coming.

--------------- New in Update #2 ----------------

Usability Features
  • Help menu - available in-mission and on main menu
  • WASD Pan (went live shortly after update 1)
  • Item Tooltips
  • Troop Hotkeys and HUD icons

New Hero: Druid
Ability: Animal Form
Ability Mounted: Mushroom Ally

New Events
Foxtail village
Goblin War Rig - Thumbridge Weels
Mushrooms in the pumpkins
Bridge Out
Horse Trading
Traveling Performer
Moon Fest
Trade with the Huntsmen

New Enemy
Mushroom Folk
Thumbridge Weels

New Items
Tanglefoot bag
Golden Lute
Shroom Pendant

Immortal fireball (from imps on walls)
Battlebeets can no longer be selected
Changed farm warnings
Item Hotkey to "i"
Firebomb not used if not thrown
Reduced bloom
Merc duty bug
Reduced tower range overlay opacity
Trebuchet attacking town center bug
Crit text at town center bug
Better barbarian icon
Can no place traps on roads
Units show behind rain cloud pet
box select ability/item/level up bug

**Notice: I'll be on vacation for the next 2 weeks. I'm bringing my PC and plan to work on the game, but it will be a more relaxed pace. Therefore I'm not sure what will be in the next update. That said, I will prioritize bugs and suggestions from the Steam Hub as much as I can.
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May 23

Valeguard Update #1


For those of you who don’t know, I’m the only dev on Valeguard, which means I have to choose my updates wisely. I want to prioritize adding features/fixes that players are asking for when I can. I also want to thank everyone so much for posting bugs and feedback. I don't have a dedicated beta group so your feedback has been huge.

Below are some ideas, and a rough change list for the latest patch. Realistically some of these may shift down to get patches out more quickly. There will likely be at least one hotfix patch this week.

--------------- New in Update #1 ----------------

Usability Features
  • New mouse wheel zoom
  • Camera can pan when zoomed in with WASD (mouse pan in settings)
  • Multi-unit box-selection
  • Settings Menu: Audio, camera, and game reset options
  • New Hero Select Menu (for starting a new game)
  • Armor now shown in unit info on HUD

Hero Feats: Passive traits for each hero
*Feats are shown on hero-select when starting a new game.
  • Ranged: Attacks from range with miss chance.
  • Deadly: Can land critical hits for high damage.
  • Hearty: Regenerates hit points faster.
  • Heavy Armor Master: Receives more armor points per perk & repairs are more effective.
  • Tinkerer: Helps maintain town structures.
  • Prepared: Starts with a unique item.
  • Quick: Faster move speed.
  • Magical Attack: Ranged attack that always hits.

New Hero: Wizard
Ability: Tempest

New Events
Magic Beans
Beanstalks and Giants

New Enemy
Storm Giant

New Town Feature
The Lost Tower: Task workers to earn magic scrolls.

New Items
Magic Beans
Scroll Of Bunnies
Scroll Of Chain Heal
Scroll Of Ice

Roads under houses
Multiplying workers
Population 100 and up
Double Trade
Black Market Description
Reduce Windmill boost
Unbuilt Walls at full strength
Various siege projectile bugs
3 - house Tutorial Bug
Clearable poison wells
House off road tutorial bug
Starting armor bug
Negative population on Ironhold
Negative weapons
Orc ballista is back
Spelling and grammar (sorry, there will be more I'm sure.)

Future Updates

Ideas for Update #2
  • More events. I’m not sure how many this update will have but I want a LOT more.
  • New Tower
  • New Trap
  • New Hero
  • Structure Tooltips (click a building to get info)
  • Help Menu (a place to find in-depth info and tips on mechanics)
  • A few new items (non consumable)
  • A new level (added to random pool)
  • Balance (add difficulty in early-mid game)

Ideas for Update #3 (pretty fuzzy)
  • Hero Variants: Unlockable alternate versions of each hero. (some ideas below)
  • A paladin with a two-handed hammer, Smite ability, and DPS over Armor
  • A melee Summoner able to summon a baby dragon
  • Upgrade Help Menu
  • Improve final boss battles
  • Balance
  • Ability Upgrades (at level 6 heroes can upgrade to a stronger ability that costs more energy instead of improving a stat.)
  • A few new events
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“ValeGuard has an attractive and compelling gameplay loop”

“[EARLY ACCESS] A turn-based city builder with real-time strategic combat. Build up your city during the day and defend with heroes, soldiers and towers at night. Precedural lands, heavily recommended.”
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About This Game

The quiet hamlets of the Vale stand defenseless... No walls, no moats, not even a presentable fence. You'll have to use your resources wisely to transform each village from farm-town to fortress. Build defenses, train troops, and hold the line with powerful heroes in ValeGuard, a Defensive Strategy game.

Gameplay: Valeguard is a unique strategy game that combines Turn-Based City-Building with Real-Time Combat. Each day you construct your defenses, train troops, and prepare for attack. When enemies come in the night, you defend with towers, troops, and heroes with powerful abilities. Save as many towns as you can, while you travel through the Vale. Choose wisely, because each town unlocks unique assets and a hero to aid in future battles. Defeat is not the end in Valeguard. Each play you can unlock more heroes and discover new strategies to achieve victory.


    - Build in the day and defend at night
    - Gather resources, craft weapons, and train troops
    - Trade with merchants and buy items on the black market
    - Build your party of heroes with each successful defense
    - Random events and levels make each play unique
    - Hop from town to town as you travel across the map of the Vale
    - Build walls, towers, and traps to defend your village
    - Acquire new technologies depending on what towns you visit
    - Unlock new heroes through special events and quests
    - Confront the dark generals in a final epic battle

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 and 64 bits)
    • Processor: INTEL, AMD 2 cores CPU at 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000, Radeon, Nvidia card with shader model 3, 1GB video ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bits)
    • Processor: INTEL. AMD 4 cores CPU at 3Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 7950 or above, Nvidia GTX 670 or above. 4GB video ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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